The Geneva International Motor Show is one of the biggest destinations for performance car reveals on the automotive calendar. It's where a lot of manufacturers bring out the big guns to debut their latest creations, and it's always an event we at OSL look forward to. Due to the high number of cars revealed, we thought it would be best to include a collection of all the shiny new metal (and carbon) making its public debut this week. So, without further adieu, let's get to the cars.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
The Aston Valkyrie has yet to hit the streets, with the full production model only being revealed a few months ago, but we already know it's going to be one of the craziest hypercars the world has ever seen. A huge, naturally aspirated V12, an insane power to weight ratio, and Formula One-derived aerodynamics all combine to make this car something spectacular. However, Aston revealed its even more hardcore, track-only derivative in Geneva that ups the ante even more. Over 1,100 horsepower in a car weighing around a ton, accompanied by even more ludicrous aerodynamics and slick tires, means this car will be capable of lapping tracks at the same rate as LMP1 cars. We can't wait to see what this thing can really do.
McLaren Senna GTR
The Senna is McLaren's latest hypercar and, while the styling has been incredibly controversial, there's no denying its capabilities for race track performance. Just as McLaren did for the P1, they've revealed a more hardcore, track-only variant named the GTR. It features more power from its twin-turbo V8, in addition to more aggressive bodywork, race suspension, and all the other features you'd expect from a track car. We're interested to see how this stacks up against the Valkyrie once they get into customers' hands.
Range Rover SV Coupe
Land rover teased the public with bits of information about this car for weeks leading up to its Geneva reveal. The new, two-door Range Rover harks back to early models from the marque, albeit with the full luxury and technology treatment from JLR's Special Vehicle Operations division. The top-of-the-line spec also includes the supercharged V8 which has more than enough grunt to push the car faster than one might expect. It features subtle design differences from the standard Range Rover that many might overlook. However, those in the know will definitely notice this $300,000 beast if they see one on the streets.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
The Performante has been hailed as possibly greatest-driving Lamborghinis ever made. Its howling, 640 horsepower V10 and innovative aerodynamic capabilities transformed the standard Huracan into a supercar that punches well above its weight. It comes as no surprise that they've revealed a drop-top version of the high performance bull, as Lambo loves chopping the roofs off its models. While it does slightly contradict the more hardcore ethos of the Performante, this Huracan will provide the dynamic thrills of the coupe with the added benefit of hearing that glorious noise even more.
The newest reveal from Rimac, the Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer, is one that promises over 1,900 horsepower from its series of electric motors. It boasts many aerodynamic improvements over its predecessor, in addition to a variable AWD system, that will allow the car to go from 0-60 in a claimed 1.8 seconds. The C_two, which will likely be renamed as it gets closer to production, also features sensors and cameras for facial recognition and level 4 autonomous driving. It's stacking up to be an incredible capable and versatile car, and we're very excited to learn more as the 150 units make their way to customers.
Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door
Yes, Mercedes could've picked a better name for the car they've been teasing for months. However, the car itself seems to be worth the wait. Developed entirely by AMG, like the SLS and 2-door AMG GT, this performance sedan features several performance levels, with the important one being the GT63 S. This car develops 639 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged V8, which allows it to reach 60 from a standstill in 3.1 seconds on the way to a 195 mph top speed. Those are supercar numbers in a car the whole family can enjoy, and if it's anything like the coupe, it's destined to provide a fantastic driving experience.
Bugatti Chiron Sport
The Chiron Sport is more so a performance package than a new model, but it brings with it a few changes over the standard coupe. While power remains the same, it drops a little weight, receives revised suspension, steering, and a new exhaust. Bugatti claims the package provides a more dynamic handling experience, and we're curious to see just how much the changes affect the car. New lightweight wheels and quad exhaust pipes will allow onlookers to know you're not pulling up in a "regular" Bugatti.
The latest hypercar from the Danish manufacturer features nearly 1,200 horsepower and even more hardcore design than we've seen from the marque's past models. I could spend time talking about all the aerodynamic components, but the one you really need to know about is THAT rear wing. While an active wing is somewhat common in the automotive world these days, no production car has featured something like this before. The struts on either side of the wing's mounts allow the wing to lean to a large degree on either side of the car to aid cornering and it is definitely a sight to behold. We're hoping to see some crazy lap times from this thing in due course.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept
This concept revealed this week gives us a look at what the new range-topping bimmer is going to look like. BMW didn't reveal any specifics in terms of engine details, other than saying it's going to be very fast. That lack of information gives us time to admire the concept's design, which is very nice indeed. The Gran Coupe is set to be a rapid, comfortable car that'll certainly distinguish itself from the M5. Now please, BMW (and everyone else in the industry), stop calling four-door cars coupes.
Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept
Toyota is certainly taking its sweet time revealing the long-awaited new Supra, considering it's been four years since the FT-1 (Supra) concept. In Geneva, Toyota finally debuted a car with the word "Supra" in its name, to the delight of many an enthusiast. While the production car has yet to be revealed, we know it's coming and we know it's going to look very similar to this concept, which is no bad thing. The Supra will feature an engine made in collaboration with BMW and we cannot wait for the production-spec model to get here.
*Disclaimer: We didn't include the Ferrari 488 Pista or Porsche 911 GT3 RS due to their reveals, and our coverage, prior to the show itself. More information on those new supercars can be found in their respective posts on our website*