We’ve been looking forward to the Geneva Motor Show for months: with all the exclusive announcements, amazing cars on display, and the chance to talk to people as passionate about cars as you are, it’s a bit like Disneyland for car enthusiasts.
Now, however, we’re a bit excited because the Sytner Group Dealership whisked Dee off to the Geneva Motor Show press day today to be one of the first to get close to the cars we know you’ll be eager to see.
Dee flew out by private jet to the exclusive Swiss event, where invitations from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley allowed him VIP access to their stands enabling him to get a very close look at the most hotly anticipated cars from his favourite marques, such as the Ferrari 488 GTB.
This car is the first turbo-charged model Ferrari have made in a long time, and comes with a completely new style that nevertheless bears the hallmarks of cars such as the 308GTB from 1975.
It’s all new engine is derived from F1 racing technology, so we expect great things.
Dee also took a closer look at the enigmatic Bentley EXP-10 Speed Six concept car, which is set to shape a future new model for the marque.
It’s also a clear indication of the future design and technological direction for Bentley, in particular the muscular, aeronautics-inspired surfaces and modernised grille.
The interior design has also been modernised, with flowing lines and symmetry throughout, as well as the high quality materials we expect from Bentley.
It’s destined to have a hybrid powertrain, with performance figures promised to be quite spectacular.
It was of course hard for him to walk past the new Aston Martin Vulcan without taking a look – this stunning, £1,800,000 car is billed as ‘the most extreme supercar’ the marque has ever made.
It’s named after a jet bomber flown by the RAF from 1956-1984, and is every bit as spectacular.
A 800bhp-plus 7.0-litre V12 lurks under that thunderbird-like exterior, and only 24 will be made.
As suspected, Dee lingered longest at the Lamborghini stand. He’s long been a fan of the marque and, with the advent of the V12-powered Aventador Superveloce, he found it impossible to stay away! 50kg lighter than the original, this version boasts 750BHP and a 0-62MPH speed of just 2.8 seconds.
We hope you enjoy all the latest updates – and photographs – from Dee’s Geneva trip! Watch this space….more to follow!