Geneva Motor Show 2014: the tuners


Brands like Mansory, Hamann and ABT are all staple stands on the motorshow circuit. So when we descended to the lower hall of Geneva’s PalExpo and were confronted by a new tuning company, our eyebrows raised with intrigue.

Turns out Nimrod is a Slovakian company owned by Bader Al Roudhan, a Kuwaiti car collector who now resides in Hungary. Not happy with his Paganis, Bugattis, Spykers, Mr Al Roudhan says he wanted to sculpt an aesthetic all of his own in the supercar market.

And, in fairness, he’s done just that with the Katyusha – a car Nimrod claims is: “a Russian woman with a highly sophisticated Italian charm but with the Russian power that can destroy you immediately.”

It looks rather more like a terribly rebodied Ferrari 458 to us.

No word if the Katyusha gets performance or dynamic enhancements under the skin. Or how much it’ll cost. But don’t forget you’ll have to cough up the money for the base 458 before Nimrod can even set its hacksaw to it….