"When I start my work on a new car, first of all I try as much as possible to identify myself with a person who will drive it in the future. I try to anticipate future customers’ thoughts and desires. That’s why I can say there is my personal tocuh in every car I designed. And the SPORTSPACE concept, which we made for Geneva Motor Show is very special and personal for me. This model appeared as a result of my ambitions I had when I was studying design in Switzerland as a young man. The mountains are everywhere in Switzerland and, of course, I went skiing very often during my leisure time. The Geneva Salon which takes place in this country is a very special motor show for me — my favorite one.
It has unique atmosphere and a particular appeal. It comes when winter starts to lose its grip and everything around is touched by this feeling of approaching spring. And I always had this picture in my mind when I was creating that vehicle which I could use to go on a weekend for skiing with friends before driving back for it to be displayed at the Geneva Salon. The ideal concept car has to reflect this — and I believe the SPORTSPACE does just that!"