The 2017 Geneva Motor Show has been and gone. And as many would have expected, the range of cars rolled into the spotlight this year were mind blowing. After all it is the world’s biggest car show.
2017 is all about speed, luxury and performance from some of the world’s best car designers
Here are the 4 that we loved best
McLaren have pulled the covers off their latest supercar and it’s quite the looker. The 720S marks the second generation Super Series car which will take over from 650S. . As an upgrade the 720S trades the 650S’ aluminium superstructure for carbon fibre whilst the new engine is a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 unit sporting 710hp and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.8s. Showing off its F1 credentials, the 720S naturally has an astronomical 8,500rpm redline.
Another luxury car joining the electric fleet in 2017 is Bentley. Often renowned for their big V8 and V12 offerings, Bentley did something different this year and brought along the all-electric EXP 12 Speed 6e instead. The car is at Geneva to gauge consumer interests and those who are only concerned about aesthetics will no doubt be pleased. The drop-top coupe will be fully electric rather than a hybrid system with Bentley believing that any of their electric vehicles must carry the same mileage credentials as their petrol-powered brethren. The inside is trimmed in leather and copper paired with futuristic control systems. If that’s not enough to entice buyers to the green side, the number ‘6’ on the grille also lights up when the car moves.
LAMBORGHINI HURACAN PERFORMANTE
When Lamborghini wanted in on the Nurburgring bragging game they built this – the Huracan Performante. Their official lap time of 6m 52s puts the company ahead of Porsche’s 918 Spyder and at Geneva the Italian supercar maker revealed how it was accomplished. Active aero, more power and a lot of fine tuning has managed to turn this into Lamborghini’s latest track monster. In figures that’s a 640hp V10 sending power to all four wheels tied to uprated suspension and anti-roll bars. A big wing helps the car stay glued to the road on the demanding tarmac of the Green Hell.
ASTON MARTIN AMR
Aston Martin has named their new Red Bull Racing car( hypercar) Valkyrie. Aston Martin used Geneva to launch their new line of cars under the AMR banner. The goal of the new program is to draw further connections from Aston Martin’s racing programs to their road cars. This means making their regular cars go faster just like their racing sisters. The first two examples to roll out of AMR is what you see here, the 592hp Rapide AMR and the 500hp Vantage AMR Pro. The latter will be a track-only car with production limited to just seven examples. The Rapide AMR will get a run of 210 units.