The Geneva Motor Show is the first major event of the year in the motoring industry, so we’re seeing new cars and concepts that cover everything from track-inspired models to the height of all-electric sophistication. The Geneva Motor Show runs until March 18th, and here’s just a quick overview of what to expect.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Reportedly as fast as a Formula 1 car or Le Mans Prototype, the Valkyrie AMR Pro generates 1,000kg of downforce and uses a naturally aspirated V12 engine. Only 25 examples will be built, and they’re already sold.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept
A sportier iteration of the 8 Series Concept, the M8 Grand Coupe offers a “sharklike” design and may include the same ferocious twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that appears in the BMW M5.
Bugatti Chiron Sport
A track-focused Sport version of the Chiron strips down weight with thinner glass and even carbon fibre windscreen wipers. The quad-exhaust system and modified steering improve performance – expect to pay around £2.36m before tax.
Jaguar’s foray into the electric car market has finally appeared in production form. Its pair of electric motors power the EV system from a 90kWh lithium-ion battery. It’s expected to reach 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and make 298 miles on a single charge.
Ferrari 488 Pista
Featuring the most powerful V8 engine Ferrari has ever made – a monster that harnessed up to 711bhp from the base car’s 661bhp output – should allow for a 0-62mph time of around 2.8 seconds.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
The new drop-top version of the Huracan Performante supercar is based on the hardcore Huracan Performante coupe – the same one that made a production car lap record at the Nurburgring last March. The new model is a touch heavier but only 0.2 seconds slower.
McLaren Senna GTR Concept
The new Senna GTR Concept incorporates a game-changing carbon fibre front splitter and a large rear diffuser. McLaren reports an output equal to 814 bhp and faster lap times than all the company’s current models save its F1s.
Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Coupe
Adopting much of its design from the AMG GT sports car, the new Merc will be powered by a 630bhp 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine.
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
A fresh concept version of the Mission E electric car in Geneva showed new style elements. The new car should offer a range of around 250 miles on a single charge.