The highly awaited 2017 Geneva International Motor Show has about to start and all the car brands have already started exploiting the platform by showcasing and unveiling their talked-about products. Right from Mercedes-Benz to Lamborghini, every luxury brand is roasting the opportunity to bring in limelight their babies.
The motor show starts from 9th March 2017 and will continue for a long period of 10 days. Ending on the 19th of March 2017, the motor show is expected to receive a good number of footfalls. Ahead of the show, some of the marques have showcased or unveiled their upcoming cars that may hit the market this year or next. Let's check out some of the eye-catching beauties of the show that have seen the light of the day:
The powerful, enigmatic and most probably the last Ferrari to have naturally aspirated V12 engine debuted at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It is the next generation of F12 Berlinetta but comes with an upgraded 6.5-litre motor mated to a dual-clutch gearbox. This supercar celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Italian carmaker.
So, finally, the racing sub-brand from the house of Aston Martin is making its way towards the car world. At the Geneva Motor Show, the company unveiled two products under the MAR lineage, christened as Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro. Where, on one hand, the former represents tier-I of AMR symbolizing upgraded style and chassis with a punch of power in it, the latter, on the other, draws inspiration from the V8 Vantage GTE – the winner of WEC.
The descendant of the 650S has finally surfaced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show – the all new McLaren 720S. The latest model is more stylish, faster and lighter than its predecessor and comes with a new M480T twin-turbocharged V8 3.8-litre motor that throws a power of 720BHP and a torque of 770Nm. The car can sprint from 0-100Kmph in just 3 seconds and can achieve a maximum speed of 341Kmph. The company has informed that its first customers can expect the car to be delivered in the month of May 2017.
"Chota packet, bada dhamaka" – this is what Audi RS 5 is! The German marque showcased its mid-sized pocket rocket at the ongoing motor show. It is touted to be the most powerful member of the "5" lineage and comes with a new design philosophy that marks the beginning of the new Audis with refurbished designs. This new member of the family will be powered by a 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 petrol motor producing a power and a torque of 447BHP and 600Nm, respectively.
The hybrid version of the LS 500 also made its way towards one of the biggest motor shows. This new kid on the block sports Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System that has been witnessed in the LC 500h. The LS 500h is based on GA-L platform that ensures optimum weight distribution and low center of gravity, which in turn provides more agility and stability to the vehicle. It will be energized by a V6 Dual VVT-i 3.5-litre petrol mill alongside two power-packed electric engines churning out a power of 349BHP.
The much anticipated mid-segment SUV from Volvo, XC60, has appeared at the Geneva Motor Show. The new luxury SUV is based on Volvo's latest SPA platform, which has also been the base for the flagship XC90 SUV and S90 sedan. The 2nd generation of the XC60 is replacing a vehicle that has been serving the international market since 9 years. Powering this SUV will be a new powertrain option – T8 twin motor (petrol plug-in hybrid) that can produce a power of 407PS. Both the engines (petrol and diesel) are mated to an 8-speed tranny.
With slight cosmetic changes, the new Porsche 911 GT3 has been showcased at the ongoing motor show. The supercar will be energized by a 4.0-litre flat-six engine. The transmission will be 6-speed manual along with optional PDK dual-clutch gearbox. However, there is no word on its availability on the Indian soil.
It is the most hardcore edition of Huracan that has been unveiled at the GIMS. The company has named it Huracan Performante and has blessed it with some of its latest features, which include active aerodynamics, Lamborghini's lightweight technology, an improved powertrain and all-wheel-drive system. The latest edition will draw energy from a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 motor that produces a power of 640PS along with a torque of 600Nm. It shares technical specs with its elder brother, Lamborghini Aventador S that has recently made its way towards the Indian car market.