GWA run you through the most exciting cars from this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show gave us an amazing collection of new production and concept cars. The show offered a great mix of new cars, big news stories. The big reveals at this year’s show included the Skoda VisionS concept, Vauxhall’s GT concept and the incredible Bugatti Chiron hypercar. Then we saw the Aston Martin DB11, Audi’s Q2, Honda’s Civic concept and Volvo’s V90 estate. But that’s just a fraction of the new cars that got their first airing at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
1. Abarth has worked its performance car magic on the new Fiat 124 Spider the sporty roadster has been unveiled for the first time in Geneva. It gets 168bhp from its 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and racier looks. The Spider is also set to take the the rally stages in anger with a rally-spec version also revealed at the show.
2. Alfa Romeo showed off its Giulia saloon with full details on the engine range as well as our first look at how the toned-down models shape up. This will be one to watch.
3. After months of speculation and spy shots, the Aston Martin DB11 has finally been revealed at Geneva. The DB11 is Aston’s most significant model since the outgoing DB9 debuted in 2003. It’s the most powerful, most efficient and dynamically gifted DB model in the company’s history, and will arrive in showrooms this year priced from £154,900.
4. Bugatti modestly describes the new Chiron as the “world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car”. It uses a redeveloped 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine to produce 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque from as little as 2,000rpm. Amazing!
5. Since the mind-blowing Koenigsegg Regera first appeared at Geneva 2015 in prototype form, the Swedish ‘megacar’ maker has been keeping busy. The monstrously powerful and quick hybrid reappeared at the 2016 show in final production trim.
6. The updated Porsche 718 Boxster has already been revealed, and it’s our first chance to see it in the metal at the show. Under the skin is a range of flat-four turbo engines in an effort to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. There’s still more power than before, though.
Joining it on the Porsche stand is the 911 R, a hardcore road-going model based on the GT3 RS with a 4.0-litre 493bhp engine and a manual gearbox. It should keep the purists happy.
7. The new Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet has been revealed in Geneva, with the soft-top joining the saloon, estate and coupe to complete the traditional c-class line-up. It will go on sale in the summer, with prices expected to start from around £37,000.It borrows its sleek design from the C-Class Coupe.
8. Lexus ‘ LC Coupe went on show at the Detroit Motor Show, and the brand has unveiled the LC500h, which adds a hybrid powertrain. The flagship coupe comes with a newly developed ‘Multi-Stage Hybrid System’ pairing a 3.5-litre V6 engine to an electric motor.
9. Lamborghini is celebrating 100 years since its founder’s birth by launching the Centenario. Only 40 of the cars will be built and all have been sold for a price tag of £1.6million. We think it looks stunning.
10. While Citroen offers up its new van-based MPVs, the recently separated PSA luxury brand, DS, has an all-electric GT car dubbed the E-Tense at Geneva. The 396bhp electric motor has 516Nm of torque and the interior has the flair you’d expect from a show-stopping concept.
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