Italian carmaker Ferrari displays its new green prototype 599 GTB Fiorano Hybrid in Geneva. The vehicle is one of the company's first forays into hybrid cars.
Models present the new, compact Giulietta by the Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo on March 2. The five-door hatchback will go on sale in Europe later this year.
The Porsche 918 Spyder concept is powered by a 500-horsepower gasoline V-8 and electric motors on the front and rear axle for a claimed total power output of 718 horsepower. Porsche says fuel economy should be somewhere around 78 miles per gallon. Porsche is not saying whether the 918 Spyder concept will go into production, but the technology and the styling are promising.
Photo: Jerry Garrett for The New York Times
GENEVA--Reading the specs on the Porsche 918 Spyder concept shown at the 2010 Geneva auto show, we thought there must be some mistake, as 78 mpg and 3.2 seconds to 60 mph just doesn't sound possible. But the 918 Spyder achieves its numbers through massive horsepower, a lightweight body, and the effect of 16 miles of pure electric range on the New European Driving Cycle, Europe's equivalent to EPA fuel economy testing.