This year’s Geneva Motor Show wasn’t short on the excitement with plenty of car releases and announcements that will have automobile fans talking for a while. As there were so many vehicles on display we decided to create a list containing the best motors revealed at the Palexpo convention centre this week.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Iconic Italian car manufacturer, Ferrari, unveiled their new Berlinetta, the 812 Superfast. The ‘8’ represents eight hundred horsepower possessed by the vehicle and the ‘12’ represents the 12-cylinder engine contained within the beast, put them together and you get ‘812’, which is ‘superfast’. In fact, it is the fastest and most powerful Ferrari in history, continuing the legacy of the F12 Berlinetta and the F12 TDF. This automobile offers speed along with a pleasant, comfortable driving experience which will attract a lot of buyers. Aside from performance, the car is very good looking, especially in red.
One of the most popular cars revealed at this year’s show, the McLaren 720s. A follow-up to the 650s, this new beauty is lighter and faster, pushing the limits of what we typically expect from a supercar. It can reach 62mph in under 3 seconds thanks to a 4.0-litre V8 engine which produces a maximum of 720ps and 770Nm of torque. McLaren is making a statement with this vehicle, ticking the boxes for performance, design and luxury, it’s no surprise that everyone is talking about the 720s.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Valkyrie, a name found in Norse mythology that refers to a group of goddesses who served the god Odin. These maidens were sent to the battlefield to choose the dead who were deserving of a place in Valhalla…pretty epic, right? A worthy name for Aston Martin’s new hypercar, formerly known by the codename: AM-RB 001. Valkyrie is the product of a special technical partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, with the aim being to construct a road car the likes of which has never been seen before. The vehicle boasts cutting-edge aerodynamic design, a lightweight carbon fibre structure and a naturally aspirated V12 engine. However, getting your hands on one of these machines could prove a bit tricky, Aston Martin only plans to make between 99 and 150 cars.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
This car recorded a lap time of 6:52.01 min at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Built with both the road and track in mind, the new Performante is lighter, faster and more refined than older Huracan models, but still, retains the design DNA of a Lamborghini. The Italian manufacturer’s patented active aerodynamic system enhances acceleration, speed, braking and cornering capabilities, complementing the naturally aspirated V10 engine which produces 640 horsepower and 600Nm of torque.
Porsche 911 GT3
This car was developed on the same test track as the 911 GT3 cup racing cars, with the intention of adding a race track feel to the everyday driving experience. Porsche have focused on redesigning the chassis to get the most out of the four-litre flat engine contained within this beast. It has a more aggressive carbon rear wing, an optimised front spoiler to improve airflow and a new rear end diffuser. The 911 GT3 comes with a seven-speed double clutch transmission as standard, but for all you diehards out there Porsche also offer a six-speed sports manual gearbox.