This year’s motor show in Geneva has been one of the most interesting and exciting ever, from the brand new Bugatti, to the widely-awaited Ford GT. So here are the 5 most interesting cars of this year’s show.
Pagani Huayra BC
One of the most popular cars of the show was the Pagani Huayra BC, which is named after Pagani’s first ever customer- Benny Caiola. It is powered by a massive AMG 6.0-litre V12 that is putting out 789bhp and 811Nm of torque. AMG have recently revealed that they will be supplying the engines until 2023, starting with this BC. Weight loss has been one of the main factors for the new Pagani, featuring a brand new type of carbon fibre which is 50% lighter, and a new exhaust that is 7.1kg lighter than the original. The Pagani features bespoke Brembo brakes, paddle and manual transmission and a massive rear wing. Unfortunately, all of the 20 €2.3m have been sold, but you can still save up for the future BC Roadster.
The Apollo Gumpert was one of the most underrated and forgotten supercars of recent years, but Apollo are back with the new Arrow to change all that. The Arrow features a 4.0-litre V8 from Audi, which is creating 968bhp, (the same as the P1 GTR) and around 1000Nm of torque. The whole car weighs less than 1,300kg due to a carbon and tubular frame, which results in 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 224mph. Apollo have also made the cabin larger, which means drivers of up to 6ft 5in can fit in the car. Prices and availability have not yet been released, so make sure to stay on the lookout for the new Arrow!
Abarth 124 Spider
Abarth have just released their version of the Fiat 124 Spider, and boy does it look incredible. With the turbo engine jumping from 138bhp to 178bhp and an increase of 10Nm torque the new Abarth certainly has the potential to be an amazing light-weight. The engine will be capable of 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds, and a top speed of 143mph due to the car weighing just 1060kg. The engine note apparently sounds incredible due to a new Monza exhaust. The 124 Spider features a number of new pieces of equipment such as stiffer suspension, Bilstein dampers, Alcantara seat trim and bigger Brembo brakes. It can come with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle, however the automatic is £2,035 extra. In terms of the price, the Spider will start at £29,565, with the cars on show featuring the Heritage pack, which features the matte black bonnet and boot lid, and red trim, and is no extra charge.
The Spyker Preliator is in my opinion the nicest looking car that featured at this year’s Geneva show. With it being powered by a 525bhp supercharged Audi V8, the Spyker will do 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and hit a top speed of 201mph. Preliator translated is warrior, and fittingly features a new front grill, aerodynamic detailing, gold coating and rear LED lights in the shape of fighter jets. The new car only weighs 1,390kg due to a completely aluminium frame, new suspension, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The car will be offered in a 6-speed manual or automatic, and will the limited run of 50 will start at around £300,000, and will be completely built in Coventry later in the year.
Finally, I couldn’t make this article without it including the widely-awaited new Bugatti Chiron. It features an 8.0-litre quad turbo W16, that produces 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque, which means it will be capable of 261mph. The new Chiron makes around 300bhp more than the Veyron, thanks to larger turbos, a new exhaust system and catalytic converters. The only place to buy one in the UK is at H.R Owen, but only 360 are left out of the 500 that started, and 1 customer has bought 6 of them! This means you need to be quick to give a £250,000 deposit, followed by the rest of the £1.9 million!