The 5 Cars We Want to See at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Mar 10, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
One of the biggest automotive shows in the world is happening about now, meaning that automakers are showing off their latest creations. Among the dozens of vehicles making their official debuts, there are a few that we are looking forward to more than the others. In most cases, it is because of their super-powered powertrains or unique styling, but there are some other factors for automotive news enthusiasts. Here are the models we want to see at the Geneva Motor Show.
Renault Alpine A110
The new Renault Alpine A110 has some retro influences from the original, including the overall styling. It is, however, larger and has a 1.8-liter turbocharged gas engine with 249 brake horsepower and a torque of 236 pound-feet. This model uses a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox and can get up to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. In addition to various driving modes, the LED lighting catches our eyes, and we like the look of the interior with its combination of leather, aluminum, and carbon.
The Pagani Huayra was revealed six years ago, but the roadster variation made an official debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Compared to the standard Huayra, the roadster is about 176 pounds lighter thanks to a lighter HiForge suspension and stiff carbon-titanium chassis tub. It also has an upgraded version of the Mercedes-AMG biturbo V12, now with 753 horsepower and more than 738 pound-feet. It also has a new X-Trac seven-speed automated manual. The model at Geneva offers a fabric roof or a detachable hardtop.
Range Rover Velar
The Range Rover Velar made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, as well, and was at the top of the list of models that everyone was looking forward to seeing. This five-seat crossover is midsize, designed to be a family transport vehicle that evokes the sense of style and capability of any Range Rover. The Velar has an aluminum-intensive body frame and plenty of elegance. Its lines are similar to that of the original Range Rover, but with a long tail and short front overhangs.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
This model is easily among the most exciting models on display at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the fastest production car from Ferrari and made its debut in a color known as Rosso Settanta. The aerodynamic design includes numerous curves and muscular haunches. We are more interested in the 6.5-liter V12, though, with its 789 horsepower and torque of 530 pound-feet. To make it even more impressive, the Superfast can reach 62 miles per hour in a very short 2.9 seconds.
The other supercar that we were itching to see during the Geneva Motor Show was the Italdesign V10 known as the Zerouno. This shows the Italian company’s return to smaller production series of bespoke supercars. It has a 5.2-liter V10 that is already found on the Audi R8 V10 and Lamborghini Huracan. Expect this supercar to take only 3.2 seconds in its sprint to 62 mph and to reach speeds of 205 mph.
Which models are you most excited for at the Geneva Motor Show? Let us know in the comments.