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Geneva Motor Show: the top six supercars

 - 27/03/2019

The supercars and hypercars (over 1000hp) are always top on the public’s must-see list when they hit the Geneva Motor Show (Switzerland). From the Pininfarina Battista which roars in at 1,900hp to the Bugatti "Voiture Noire", a unique model sold at over €11 million, here is a peek at some of the models that caught the eye of young and old alike.
 
Pininfarina Battista
The brand new Pininfarina Battista, unveiled for the first time in Geneva, clocks up a phenomenal combined power of 1,900hp thanks to four engines (each linked to a wheel). The manufacturer promises an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in less than 2 sec and 0 to 300km/h in under 12 sec. Its top speed should be over 400 km/h, with an autonomy of 450km. Production will be limited to be no more than 150 worldwide, with the first deliveries planned for late 2020. Expect to shell out between $2 and 2.5 million to acquire this monster.  
 
Aston Martin AM-RB 003
Working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Aston Martin also unveiled its new mid-engine model, the AM-RB-003, in a new step towards limited series hypercar production. Directly inspired by motor racing concepts and technologies, particularly Formula 1, but also by the WEC (World Endurance Championship), its spectacular doors and part of the roof open frontwards to make getting in and out smoother for driver and passenger. Once the project is finalised, the firm plans to manufacture some 500 models.
 
Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ferrari displayed the F8 Tributo, a new 2-seater berlinetta equipped with the 220hp V8 biturbo, the manufacturer’s most powerful engine ever (bar limited editions). Already available on the Ferrari 288 Pista and 488 Pista Spider, it offers an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in only 2.9 sec with a top speed of 340 km/h. The price and availability of this sports car have not yet been announced.
 
McLaren Speedtail
Unveiled in autumn 2018, the spectacular McLaren Speedtail was another highlight of this year’s show. This 1,050hp hybrid hypercar, capable of crossing the 400 km/h threshold, is currently the most powerful and fastest car ever built by the British manufacturer. The sports car has been treated to an all-carbon structure with the driving position in the centre of the cockpit and a passenger seat on either side of the driver. Only 106 McLaren Speedtails will be produced, all of which have already been earmarked at £1.75 million (before tax).
 
Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
Sports car lovers made a beeline for the Lamborghini stand, which showcased the Huracan EVO Spyder this year. This cabriolet version of the sports car is equipped with a 640hp V10 that offers performances including 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 sec and a top speed of 325 km/h. The sales price in Europe is announced at Euros 202,437, before tax.
 
Bugatti Voiture Noire
To celebrate its 110th birthday in style, Bugatti’s stand showcased a unique model, the “Voiture Noire”, in tribute to Jean Bugatti’s mythical Type 57 SC Atlantic. As one would expect from Bugatti, this sports car hides a W16 engine that develops 1,500hp. Don’t bother running for your cheque books though, a collector has already purchased this unique model for a snip at €11 million (before tax).

 
(89th Geneva Motor Show, 7 to 17 March 2019, Palexpo, Geneva, website: gims.swiss)




 

(Crédits photo : L'Aston Martin AM-RB 003 © Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP; La Ferrari F8 Tributo © Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP ; La McLaren Speedtail © Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP; La Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder © Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP ; La "Voiture Noire" de Bugatti © Courtesy of GENEVA International Motorshow 2019 )