The International Geneva Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, and is considered an important major international auto show.
First held in 1905, the Salon has hosted almost all major internal combustion engined models in the history of the automobile, along with benzene- and steam-powered cars from the beginning of the century. Exotic supercars often steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show. Prototypes, new equipment, technical breakthroughs, international partnerships, as well as political and social debates, have been announced at the exhibition. The show is regarded as a level playing field for the world’s automakers, aided by the fact Switzerland lacks an auto industry of its own.
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1.Ferrari 812 Superfast:
Ferrari will debut a new flagship grand tourer this year boasting the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine it has ever fitted in a series production car. Called the 812 Superfast, its 6.5-liter V12 engine produces 789bhp for 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 211mph. The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: An uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.
2.Lamborghini Huracan Performante:
It is one of the highly anticipated supercars to be revealed at this year’s show. Lamborghini will also unveil a new variant of the Huracan — the Performante. Spy shots of the car reveal an aggressive aero pack including a huge new rear wing and additional power building on the car’s 602bhp 5.2-liter V10 could also be on the cards. The Huracan already proved its worth by setting a new lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.Can the Huracan be more powerful or faster around a racetrack, while also being street legal? The answer, of course, is yes. The car is the Huracan Performante. It has a large rear wing and (according to Lamborghini) the fastest Nurburgring lap time for a street car.
3. McLaren Super Series:
McLaren continue to push the performance exotic car envelope with the new 720S. You may have already guessed that the car produces 720 horsepower. It has the functional styling that we have come to expect from McLaren, but the performance is ever so high.The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will be unveiled on March 7 in Geneva, is set to “redefine expectations of supercar capability with phenomenal stopping performance to equal its extreme acceleration,” according to the company.
Reaching 200km/h (124mph) in 7.8 seconds, McLaren’s new supercar can then brake to a standstill in just 4.6 seconds and 117 meters — 6 meters less than the 650S and almost on a par with the legendary McLaren P1. McLaren has been introducing new cars for the last four years in Geneva and will continue the tradition this year as its new Super Series model replaces the 650S. A name suggested is the 720S. The Woking-based company has revealed little information ahead of the car’s unveiling such as its new all-carbon Monocage II chassis and active rear wing, but most details remain under wraps. It should arrive with more power.
4.Porsche 911 GT3 facelift:
The current-generation 911 GT3 made its debut at the Geneva show in 2013, and this year a facelifted model to be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and a new engine is likely to appear. Engine capacity should rise to 4.0-liters, with power above the 500bhp of the 911 R.
5.Pagani Huayra Roadster:
If you know exotic cars, you know the Pagani Huayra. It’s a rolling piece of art that offers incredible performance, thanks to a 745 horsepower turbocharged V12. Pagani is rolling out the roadster version of the car in Geneva. This way you enjoy the limitless sky and better show off the interior. The Roadster will cost around $2.4 million, but rumor has it they are all already sold out.
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