We keep saying it, but it’s true – the Geneva Motor Show is the highlight of our year, and this year was no different whatsoever; the show was, yet again, an exceptional platform for all of our favourite car brands to showcase and debut their latest innovations and designer, high-performance, luxury cars.
Here are a few of our favourites following the Show’s official weekend, along with a few of our photos we managed to snap.
Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin themselves call this ‘the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003’ – quite a statement, eh?
With a brand new engine, a brand new design, and brand new electrics, this Aston Martin DB11 almost signifies all of the latest innovation and graft of Aston Martin over the last substantial amount of time. With a 5.2-litre turbo-charged engine, the DB11 will produce 608 BHP and a 0-62 MPH speed of only 3.9 seconds. Exciting stuff!
Last year, Koenigsegg revealed their concept hybrid hypercar; this year, they unveiled it, production-ready. The Koenigsegg Regera will be manufactured in strictly limited numbers, and is set to sell at £1.23 million per piece.
According to the Swedish car makes, over 3000 changes have been applied to the car since the show last year, and now, the Regera houses a twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, which is joined by three electric motors, resulting in a combined power of 1479 BHP. With a 0-62 MPH speed of a minimal 2.8 seconds, this car truly wowed us. Phenomenal!
The latest in a long line of limited-edition Lamborghini models, the Lamborghini Centenario was even more astounding in the flesh. To see one of these out on the road will be a sheer delight – whilst also a rarity, with only 40 models actually being built.
The Centenario will perform on a whole new supercar platform; Lamborghini revealed eye-watering figures at this year’s show. The marque will catapault its passengers form 0-62 MPH in 2.8 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of “over 217 MPH”.
Truly a fitting tribute to Ferrucio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday – Lamborghini, we expect nothing less than such a jaw-droppingly beautiful masterpiece such as this.
Porsche was proud of its new model based on the racer from 1967, and named it ‘arguably the ultimate road-focused 911 in the 53-year history of the model’. Only 911 of these striking marques will be built, and it will work from a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six. Controversially, almost, this Porsche 911R will work with a manual gearbox controlling its rear-wheel drive – a chance to truly control the drive performance and power behind the wheel. With a 0-62 MPH speed of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 201 MPH, we cannot foresee this little number disappointing.
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Rolls Royce Black Badge
We were keen to set our eyes on these modified versions of the Rolls Royce Ghost and Rolls Royce Wraith, and our eyes were certainly met with satisfaction. “Bespoke” oozed from each pore of both Black Badge versions of the popular marques, and will clearly enable buyers to demonstrate their edginess and make bold statements about themselves, as aimed for by Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Otvos. The sleek and stylish look created by the intense use of black on both models made for a seriously impressive look.
Of course, it isn’t all about aesthetics; the models also boast 595 BHP, and a promising sportier driving suspension and performance, with the gearbox able to hold on to lower gears for longer, and change down more readily than before.
Chauffeuring will certainly be able to take on a whole new feel in the back seat of one of the Black Badge’s.
Geneva Motor Show, as expected, was an absolute delight to attend, and the honour of meeting each and every one of the show’s astounding new cars and models at the show was certainly worth the trip across to the mountains.
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