RPMGO Awards: Nominees for the week February 26 – March 4 | Rpmgo.com

Hello and welcome to another edition of RPMGO Awards, our feature where we take a look at some of the best and worst news we heard in the last seven days.

This week was filled with stories coming in from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where all of the big European carmakers got together to showcase new cars, present new concepts and attract the public. We’ve seen some great things and some not so great. That’s why these are our nominees for the best (Perfect Shift) and worst (Over Rev) categories this week.

Perfect Shift

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept revealed, 718 HP plug-in hybrid – One of the first big news and also one of the most shocking was the reveal of the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, which couples a 500 HP V6 engine with two electric motors, developing 218 HP. The result? One extremely fast hybrid, still in concept phase … for now.

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS concept presents itself in Geneva – Sticking with hybrids, albeit this time in a different way, Ferrari also showcased its own green concept, the 599 HY-KERS. Besides the funny name, the car does have a lot things going for it, especially the modular hybrid subassembly, which can be fitted on all types of engine configurations from the Italian carmaker.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera revealed in Geneva – Perhaps as a reminder that green can also look great on a car, a very fast one in fact, Lamborghini decided to showcase the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera at the Geneva show this year. More power, lighter weight and all fun.

Dacia confirms 2012 UK launch, showcases Duster’s off-road abilities in two new videos – The Dacia Duster is shaping up to be a pretty popular crossover when it will be released on the market later this spring. Not only will it offer a low-cost alternative to other CUVs, including the ones on the UK market, but it knows what it’s doing, as highlighted by the two videos posted by us in the original article.

Over Rev

Mugen reveals accessories lineup for Honda CR-Z hybrid – “What can we do to the Honda CR-Z hybrid which barely puts out a combined 122 HP on the road? I know, let’s add some unnecessary weight in the form of customization options!” thought the guys at Mugen, who released a variety of cosmetic enhancements for the hybrid hatch. Until they tinker with the engine or motor, these options are pretty much useless.

Volskwagen announces CrossGolf debut in Geneva – Apparently the Golf Plus is a pretty popular car, so popular in fact that Volkswagen transformed it into a more “hardcore off-road” model (aka slapped some gray plastic cladding) and created a whole new version entitled, the CrossGolf. Too bad it’ll just use its FWD on the road.

Video: Mini promotes Countryman through country and breakdancers – Seriously, somebody should slap the next carmaker who believes hiring dancers is a good idea when revealing a car. Bring someone famous to spit out a few words or anything else, just don’t put us through such things like the Mini Countryman Geneva launch.

Toyota owners complain about unintended acceleration even after recall fix – Toyota has barely escaped the two huge recalls it issued, but it seems the Japanese company isn’t out of the woods just yet. Seven complaints of unintended acceleration were lodged against it at the NHTSA, involving models which were already fixed to counter such incidents. Just what is going on with Toyota?!

These were our nominees, vote for your favorites in the polls below!

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