Geneva Motor Show is often the biggest car-venue event of the year and in this year 2019 Geneva Motor Show, there are lots impressive automobiles waiting to run wild in 2019. So until that moment, let’s check out the top 20 best cars from Geneva Motor Show 2018!
*Note: This list is mostly subjective and the cars showcased here are put in random number.
1. Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
For most of the time, we only see 2-seated sports car. But for a family, why not have all four? And so, the folks at AMG did just the thing with their latest reveal – Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. This gorgeous blue vessel is a sports car through and through, using the chassis from the E-Class wagon and innovate it to a higher level. This AMG Coupe also includes many quality-of-life enhancements like the newest user interface, customizable steering wheel. On the rear, it gets touchpad, ambient lighting option, volume, HVAC controls or vehicle data, and wireless charging for both passenger rows.
What about its powertrain then? Within this sports car is 630 of horsepower and 900Nm of torque (577bhp and 800Nm in case of non-S models). It can hit 62mph from 0mph within 3.2 seconds (while it is 3.4 secs for lower-powered ones). The first delivery of this very first 4-door coupe made by AMG will be in early 2019 so stay tune til then!
2. Italdesign Zerouno Duerta
Right off the bat, this Italdesign Zerouno Duerta looks strikingly impressive. At first glance, it does remind us a bit of Lamborghini-style of design; but not without its own unique touch. In fact, this carbon-fiber, lightweight supercar does borrow certain parts from Lamborghini and Audi, like the 5.2-litre V-10 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The car is confirmed to have 610 of horsepower. It can reach the top speed of 199mph and accelerating from 0 to 60mph takes about 3 sec. Unfortunately, this badass-looking supercar was built exclusively for collectors only. Only five were built and as you can guess, all five were sold out.
3. Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
Lamborghini Huracan Performante never ceases to amaze fans with its fantastic performance capability. And for the fans of the Huracan, Lamborghini Automobili introduced the next version of Huracan Performante line called Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. This open-top Huracan is 35kg (75lbs) lighter than its predecessors thanks to the additional carbon-fiber components throughout its body. Powertrain? Well, it still has the good ol’ naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V-10 engine, but its power gets a boost as it can reach the impressive top speed of 202mph and only take 3.1 sec to reach 62mph from 0mph. This Lamborghini supercar may not be a good choice on road, but it will make a fantastic tracker.
4. Zenvo TSR-S
Talking about tracker, the McLaren Senna and the Zenvo TSR-S are definitely the winners of the show in terms of aerodynamics. Ramped up from the racing model TSR, the TSR-S still has the powerful twin-supercharged V-8 engine at heart. But moreover, it includes one of the most outrageous rear wings to date – the Zenvo Centripetal Wing which serves both as air brake and downforce enhancer. The more we look at it in action, the more fascinating we feel with this hardcore ride. Power-wise? The Zenvo TSR-S possesses 1177 horsepower and it is capable of reaching within 62mph in 2.8 sec. And if you’re interested in getting one, be aware that there will be only 5 units built per year.
5. Ferrari 488 Pista
Coming to Geneva Motor Show 2018 this time, Ferrari showed that they are stepping up their game with the most powerful Ferrari to date: Ferrari 488 Pista. Using the already-excellent 488 Coupe as its base, Ferrari 488 Pista got even further upgrades in almost all aspects. It has the 710-hp twin-turbo V-8 engine at heart, while its dry weight is now only about 1,280kg (or 3000lbs) which is 90kg less than the standard 488. Not only that, it is arguably on par with the Ferrari 812 Superfast in terms of performance, with the max speed of 211mph and 0-62mph in 2.85 sec. Aside from that, the 488 Pista gains 20% better aerodynamic downforce and also the brand new Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, which can micro-adjust the brake pressure for better handling. If you haven’t experience the Ferrari on track before, now is probably the time with Ferrari 488 Pista.
6. Techrules Ren RS
In 2016, the Chinese automobile company – Techrules – presented their two concept cars GT96 and AT96, and then the supercar Techrules Ren in 2017. So what does they brought in Geneva Motor Show 2018 this time? Turned out, it was a pretty impressive track-focused model of Ren variant called Techrules Ren RS. The Techrules Ren RS is a single-seated racecar equipped with Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology. Specfically, the car includes 6 six electric motors to develop a stunning 1,287hp. It is claimed to be able to hit 0-62mph acceleration within 3 seconds and a max speed of 205mph. Is there any more trick Ren RS hiding in its sleeve? We’re still not really sure. But it definitely sounds promising.
7. Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
It has been a year since the world witnessed Aston Martin’s ambitious goal with the Aston Martin Valkyrie – the hypercar which got collaboration with Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. And while the Valkyrie is already an incredible monster by itself, it is still not its “true form” as Aston Martin revealed the even lighter, more powerful, and more hardcore version: Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro. What this spaceship-jet-fighter hypercar achieved felt unbelievable: it is expected to weigh only around 1000kg (or around 2200lbs) while its horsepower is around 1100hp. There will be only 25 units to be built and delivered in 2020. And with such crazy specs, we’re dying to see what this naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth-built V-12 mounted hypercar made of.
8. Bugatti Chiron Sport
It will be a long time til we can finally see the latest-announced Bugatti Divo officially in action. But until that day, let’s enjoy the track-oriented version of the acclaimed Chiron – Bugatti Chiron Sport. The originally Chiron is indeed powerful, but what does this Sport version brings on table this time? Well, quite a lot actually. It still has the 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine with the same 1500 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque. However, it is 18kg less and gets extensive chassis revisions for much better handling. As the result, the Chiron Sport is faster (with less than 2.5sec of 0-60mph acceleration) and has better agility. When this extreme version of Chiron will arrive? The answer is by the end of this year with base price of $3.26 million USD.
9. McLaren Senna GTR
The Senna GTR is the latest McLaren tracker and also, the more extreme version of the McLaren Senna. Only 75 Senna GTR will be built and sold to customers who already owned the original Senna. What the Senna GTR gets is more power, more torque, more grip, more downforce, and as promised, the brand’s fastest lap times outside of Formula 1. While the car’s details have not been revealed all yet, we know that it still has twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 814 horsepower, an increase of about 25hp, a racing gearbox, a track-oriented suspension tune, and Pirelli slicks. Judging by its look, there are definitely more to this McLaren track star and we can’t wait to see it in action.
10. Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Judging by its presentation at Geneva Motor Show 2018, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is probably the most powerful, naturally aspirated Porsche 911 to date. At the heart of this Porsche is the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six screaming 520hp and 346lb-ft of torque. Not only that, it is capable of hitting 60mph within 3sec and reaching the top speed of 193 mph. Of course, there are more enhancements to this but we will get to see soon this fall, potentially with at the price of $187,500 USD.
11. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2020 will come soon and many automobile companies are already preparing for this future. Jaguar, of course, is no exception and they just introduced their first all-electric Jaguar I-Pace. This Jaguar electric car is powered by the 90kWh battery which is capable of covering 298 miles. It also gets two permanent synchronous motors which can develop 400hp and is able to reach 60mph within 4.5sec. Its interior also gets a nice variety of handy technologies like the dual stacked infotainment screens, 6 USB ports and 4G Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 8 devices. The fact that many people are anticipating for this Jaguar proves that the future of electric car may not be that far-fetched.
12. 2019 Audi A6 Saloon
For those who are fans of the Audi A8, this 2019 Audi A6 Saloon will be something you would hope for. All the premium A8’s cutting-edge technology and the awesome toys which fans are in love with are now fitted in the smaller A6. In details, the old MMI system are replaced with the 2 touchscreen display, the upper one features infotainment control and the lower one features air conditioning, seats and other comfort options. The analogue instrument binnacles also get replaced by the Virtual Cockpit display which is much sharper, faster, and easier to use. And finally it does include the Audi’s SAE Level 3 Traffic Jam Pilot system, which allows drivers to leave driving to the car itself and check out video and emails via the infotainment system during crawling traffic. If you’re looking for a daily-use vehicle, remember to check out the Audi A6 Saloon when it comes out.
13. BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept
The BMW M8 is not simply a new car, but rather, “a new facet of luxury: extremely sporty, extravagant, and polarizing,” according to chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk. And judging by its look, there are clearly lots of things BMW has in mind when they design this awesome sculpture. In terms of visual, the M8 Gran Coupe Concept looks similar to 2017 BMW Concept 8-series, yet with more “M element” (in which M means “more”) like the large wheels, massive air intakes, widened fenders, a carbon-fiber roof, a prominent spoiler, and four beefy exhaust pipes. Power-wise, we know that it features a 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8 engine with 600hp. The spec details have not been revealed yet but we will get to see more of it at the end of 2018.
14. Koenigsegg Regera d’Elegance & Koenigsegg Regera Ghost Package
The Koenigsegg Regera d’Elegance and the Ghost Package are the two special-built Koenigsegg Regeras for only 80 Regera customers. Both aim to show the unique Direct Drive system and Koenigsegg’s custom-designed, artisan finishes, and more importantly, they represent the dual personalities of the Regera: sport and elegance.
The Ghost Package features a deep front spoiler and rear winglets to combine with the active rear spoiler. It also gets 20% increase in terms of downforce. Interior-wise, its goal is to show out fiercely energetic vibe with polished carbon-fibre accents and the orange and black leather, contrast stitching, and polished aluminium centre column.
On the other hand, the d’Elegance, just as its name mentions, features the elegant Swedish Blue with blue-tint carbon-fibre and Ocean Green striping. The interior also utilizes this color combination. It is handcrafted from a Scandinavian material known for its luxurious texture, dexterity, and the sustainable manner in which it is manufactured.
15. Rimac C_Two
So far we have seen a fair share of incredible supercar and hypercar, but what about a hypercar from the land of Croatia? This Rimac C_Two is the follow-up of the Concept_One supercar and it will have an insane power of 1888hp, 1696 lb-ft of torque, and a max speed of 258 mph. And as if those figures are not crazy enough, Rimac claims that it can hit from 0 to 60mph in less than 1.9sec. Given the specs of Concept_One with 1207hp, 1180 lb-ft of torque, 221mph of max speed, and 0-to-60mph acceleration time of 2.4sec, the Rimac C_Two may reach that level of powertrain insanity after all. Interesting enough, the C_Two is designed as a grand-touring hypercar which has both track and comfortable road-use capability. The Rimac C_Two indeed has fascinating ideas and design, and we would love to see what it is truly capable of.
16. Pagani Huayra Roadster
Back in 2013, the Pagani Huayra was already a beast with the extreme top speed of 224mph and 3sec of acceleration from 0 to 60mph. And in Geneva Motor Show 2018, we get to see this Pagani speedster again with strong vibe of jet-fighter styling and the wild Mercedes-AMG twin turbocharged V-12 engine. This beast is capable of unleashing 754 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, and equipped with a 7-speed automated manual transaxle. Its 0-60mph acceleration is no less than 2.9-seconds and it can quickly hit the max speed of 210mph. Comparing to its hardtop version, the Pagani Huayra Roadster definitely weighs less. It may not be entirely faster, but it has more dynamic efficiency. This Pagani will cost a whopping price of $2.41 million, but since it is made “to celebrate the harmony between art and science,” this one-hell-of-a car should worth the effort.
17. 2019 BMW X4
Aside from the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept, BMW also showcased another weapon in their arsenal: the 2019 BMW X4. Judging by its exterior styling, the BMW X4 no doubt looks attractive thanks to many elements borrowed from the 8-series concept car, including the alluring L-shaped taillights and the front-end design with the X3 cues. Power-wise, the X4 does offer 2 powertrains:
- A 248-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four powers the X4 xDrive30i, which can boost from from 0 to 60mph within 6sec.
- The performance-oriented X4 M40i uses a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, which can reach 60mph within 4.4sec.
Both models also include an 8-speed automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system. But powertrain is not everything when we discuss about these kinds of ride. What we are more interested is its interior and delightful enough; the X4 features a variety of new comfort and convenience features including the 10.3-inch touchscreen which is in charge of the infotainment and navigation functions, LED head and taillights, and a forward-collision-warning system with low-speed automated emergency braking. Optional settings are also included such as the head-up display and a panoramic sunroof. The best part is: the 2019 BMW X4 has already gone on sale at the base price $51,445.
18. Peugeot 508
Talking about family-saloon ride, we will have to talk about the Peugeot 508 – a sensational French sedan with Peugeot’s rediscovered confidence and exceptional details. The rear and sides design are also its strong point with cues from Audi A7. Coming inside Peugeot 508, we will be welcomed with cockpit-like sensation, along with exceptional leather and Alcantara suede seats, while still maintains high practicality. In all honesty, it is an incredible car which we will need to experience by ourselves.
19. Lagonda Vision Concept
As for the future of 2021, Lagonda has already planned far ahead with their Lagonda Vision Concept which is expected to open up a new range of state of the art, emission-free luxury vehicles. This Vision Concept will be an all-out EV saloon which makes full use of autonomous driving technologies while combining between modern design and luxury heritage. In Geneva Motor Show 2018, Lagonda has shown how beautiful, exotic, and exceptional it is when it comes to the Vision Concept exterior and interior design. And if Lagonda can pull this out in 2021, we will definitely want to have one in our arsenal.
20. Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept
To end this list, we have the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept which marks the return of the legendary Japanese racer – the Toyota Supra. Although not much have been revealed about this stunning race car especially the specs, the GR Supra exterior already looks impressive with cues taken from famous brands like McLaren, Ferrari, and Aston Martin. For the interior, the driver’s seat is designed for high-speed cornering with a full roll cage. It also has a quick-release OMP steering wheel featuring a LED dash display and a paddle-shift system for lightning-fast gear shifts. As Toyota put it, the GR Supra will include an aerodynamic package developed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the team behind Toyota’s 200-mph-plus, hybrid-tech Le Mans racers. With all such great news, we can expect Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept to smash the track really soon in early 2019.
And that’s it folks! Which car(s) is your most favorite from Geneva Motor Show 2018? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!
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