The Geneva Motor Show is upon us once again and the hype around the visionary concepts, incredible supercars, and the next wave of European-spec cars has already begun. Roman travels to Geneva and sends us a sampling of what we can expect to see at the Palexpo convention center in Switzerland.
This is the hallmark automotive show for the European and world market that is the stage for some huge announcements.
Porsche 911 R developed by Porsche Motorsport and built for the purist. The “R” stands for racing is focused on the core philosophy of driving fun. Start with a bare-bones interior, insert a lightweight GT3 RS motor, tune the rear-wheel steering suspension for maximum performance, and the revelation that this is a serious driving machine comes to mind.
Lamborghini is celebrating its hundredth birthday of its founder with an exclusive hypercar that has no less than 760 horsepower. The Lamborghini Centenario features some striking bodywork on top of a V12 engine tuned 10 percent higher than an Aventador and capable of a 2.8 second rush from zero to 62 mph and a top of speed of 217 mph.
The Aston Martin DB11 is built on a brand new chassis that is propelled by a 5.2-liter twin turbo V12, and wrapped in a stunning design. The engine delivers 600 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque starting from 1,500 rpm. Zero to 60 mph is covered in 3.9 seconds, finishing with a maximum speed of 200 mph. It’s the tenth car in a lineage that started with the DB1 in 1948.