Here’s everything we saw at the 2017 Geneva motor show
WITH DEBUTS RANGING FROM EXOTIC TO LUXURIOUS, THE GENEVA SHOW NEVER DISAPPOINTS
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Performance was the tune at this year’s Geneva motor show, and what a beautiful song it was. From the Ferrari 812 Superfast to the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 - speed was in style. Granted, not everything revealed will have six-figure price tags. Volkswagen dropped the CC replacement - the Arteon while the Volvo XC60 continued the automaker’s rollout of styling and class.
Here’s the rundown of some of the reveals!
Alpine never made a name for itself in the US, outside of hardcore motorsports fans and Gran Turismo junkies. But that doesn't make its return any less exciting!
Alpine is set to debut its first production car since the 1990s at the Geneva show, and it's looking quite promising. This Renault subsidiary promises a midengine, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with proportions familiar to fans of the storied marque. And judging by the initial pictures we've seen, it's living up to those promises.
It might come to the US, or it might not, but no matter what, it'll probably end up in another racing game sooner or later.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
With a name like Superfast, would you expect the latest Ferrari to be anything but? The successor to the F12 Berlinetta, the 812 Superfast packs a 6.5-liter V12 producing 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. It's Ferrari's most powerful V12 to date.
It also packs electric power steering -- a first for Ferrari -- as well as four-axle steering. Its intake geometry is variable, as well, just like naturally aspirated Formula 1 engines. This might be a car for driving enjoyment, but it still makes good use of new tech
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
If you thought the regular Huracan was the most capable V10 car Lamborghini could build, think again.
The Huracan Performante is likely to bow at Geneva, and it will bring some serious performance to the table. It'll pack the same V10 engine as before, but once you throw some active aerodynamics and weight loss into the picture, its track prowess will only expand.
In fact, we already know it's pretty damned capable, because it just claimed the production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, besting the Porsche 918 Spyder by a whopping five seconds. That's huge.
Pagani Huayra Roadster
It's a Pagani Huayra without a roof. I hope you weren't expecting a revolutionary change here.
There are some changes between the $2.4 million Huayra Roadster and its coupe variant, though. Power output is up to 764 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, thanks to a Mercedes-AMG V12 mounted mid-ship. Pagani promises a cornering force of 1.8g, which is just about unheard of with street tires. If rain is coming, you can toss on a fabric top or a more rigid carbon fiber roof panel.
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy a Powerball ticket.
Porsche 911 GT3 Refresh
Porsche is in the midst of upgrading its entire lineup. First off, the 2017 911 boasted turbochargers on the base model. Other variants have since arrived, most recently including a refreshed GTS line. Now, it's the GT3's turn for a little touchup.
Auto Express reports that a refreshed GT3 will make its debut in Geneva. It should arrive with a six-speed manual gearbox (as the gods above intended) and a new motor. AE's report claims that motor will expand to 4.0 liters of displacement, with power levels north of 500 horsepower. Sounds good to us!