Geneva/Switzerland, March 4-14, 2004
The annual Geneva Motor Show is the probably most prestigious automobile
exposition in the world and therefore a much-loved event by the high-end
manufacturers to present new models.
In 2004, Ferrari will focus on Maserati at the Geneva Motor Show: While Ferrari will
only celebrate the 612 Scaglietti’s official European premiere (the car is, of course,
well known already after its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January), Maserati
will show three new models: The GT-racecar MCC (Maserati Corse
Competizione), its roadgoing derivate MCS (Maserati Corse Stradale) and the
Maserati GranSport, a more sporting variant of the Maserati Coupé, comparable to
the market position and the spirit of the Ferrari Challenge Stradale.
The MCC and the MCS are both based on the Enzo Ferrari, and visually they don’t
really try to hide their common origin. The production of the roadgoing MCS will
probably be VERY limited. Rumour has it that the MCS comes with a removable
Lamborghini will present the Murciélago Barchetta, the roadster variant of their top
model, while Bentley — another company of the Volkswagen group — will show a
facelifted version of the Arnage.
Rolls-Royce promised to come up with a new body variant of the Phantom; this will
probably be a “Super-Phantom” with even more wheelbase and a maybe even
higher roofline. But it could also be the rumoured Phantom cabriolet…
The Geneva Motor Show always keeps some surprises for the visitors — all the
news and hundreds of photos soon at www.barchetta.cc!
In the meantime, feel free to browse the exposition’s official website www.salon-