CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR J
Lamborghini has just revealed the monstrously powerful 700hp Aventador J convertible at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The one-off two-seater has no windscreen and no roof to reduce weight, so the driver and passenger have to gear up like race drivers before heading off. The car is so low the rear view mirror works like a periscope.

HYUNDAI I20
Hyundai's latest very frugal i20 has just debuted at Geneva. The facelifted i20 will be sold with an enhanced engine line-up which includes a 1.1-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine which emits just 84g/km of CO2 when equipped with Hyundai's Blue Drive eco technology – lower than any other conventionally-powered car.

VW’S CROSS COUPE HYBRID
An SUV capable of 157mpg may sound fantastic but Volkswagen’s Cross Coupé – which has just debuted at Geneva – has a super frugal plug-in hybrid drivetrain capable of exactly that. The crossover SUV has a turbodiesel TDI engine combined with two electric motors; CO2 emissions are just 46g/km while top speed is 137mph.