Automotive tastiness sweeter than Swiss chocolate

As the big debuts from Detroit and Chicago settle into the history books, all eyes turn to Switzerland for the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). Without any major native automakers to hog the limelight, Geneva is considered “neutral ground” for the industry, and consequently, a fantastic opportunity to battle for the attention of a worldwide audience. Long story short – this is one show you don’t wanna miss.

Of course, that’s pretty much par for the course in Geneva. First held in 1905, GIMS is now widely recognized as one of the most important auto shows of the year, regularly attracting a huge diversity of vehicles, from economical commuters, to top-shelf exotics. While all the mainstream manufacturers are there, smaller niche marques make an appearance as well, including Radical, Rimac Automobili, and Spyker, among others.

All told, 200 exhibitors from 30 different countries have set up shop, spreading out over seven individual halls and more than a quarter million square feet of space. Over 100 premieres took place over two press days, covered on-site by 10,000 auto journalists. With the gates now open to the public, upwards of 700,000 visitors are expected to file through the halls.

We’ve compiled the latest and greatest right here, plus we threw in a few tips if you plan on attending in person.

03/08/2016: Want a rundown of all the biggest debuts? Look no further – we’ve added even more of the good stuff from Geneva!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

What, Where, And When

Things To Do

Like any other highly visible auto show, GIMS is a great place to do a little car shopping, with all the hottest models (future and current) up on display alongside their chief competitors. Events like these are also a car lover’s paradise, with ample opportunities to geek out and share the passion with other auto nerds in attendance.

But that’s to be expected, so what makes GIMS unique?

To help raise green vehicle awareness, attendees this year have a chance to interact with the exhibitors using the “Salon Car Collector” app on their smartphone (Android and iOS). As you wander through the show, the app allows you to collect “stamps” from the most energy-efficient cars on display (that is, Category A vehicles emitting no more than 95 g/km of CO2). All who participate have a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a brand new Ford C-Max Energi hybrid. Click here for more information, or watch a two-minute video about the competition here.

Of course, there are plenty of exciting sports cars, SUVs, and luxury cars as well. In fact, just about every facet of the industry is represented, including electric vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, concepts, OEM accessories, aftermarket parts, and vehicle maintenance and repair.

Motorsport enthusiasts will undoubtedly be drawn to the TAG Heuer special exhibit, which houses four race cars from across the competition spectrum, including a Formula E car, the Porsche Dempsey Racing 911 RSR (Le Mans), Jo Siffert’s 1970 March 701 (F1), and the Red Bull Racing RB12 (F1). Fiat is also there with an example of the German market-exclusive Abarth 595 ‘Competizione by TAG Heuer.’ Complementing the race-winning metal are driving simulators, a mini-circuit with electric karts, and a virtual reality presentation on the history of the Carrera. You can find more information here.

Once you’ve had your fill at the show, Geneva offers ample opportunities for sightseeing and exploring. The city is surrounded by pristine natural beauty and infused with a truly cosmopolitan culture, with standout attractions including the Jet d’Eau, St. Pierre cathedral, and the CERN particle physics laboratory, not to mention countless promenades, shops, and restaurants. The weather can still be pretty chilly this time of year, so come prepared for temperatures in the mid-40s, with highs in the lower 50s, and lows in the upper 30s.

The Venue And Transportation

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The Geneva International Motor Show is held at the Palexpo convention center, which is located in close proximity to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport, roughly a 7-minute walk from the Geneva-Airport railway station. Amenities include available high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access and daycare for children between 3 months and 6 years old.

Palexpo
Route Francois-Peyrot 30
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There are a variety of accommodations conveniently located near the convention center, but even if you aren’t near Palexpo, there are tons of transportation options. For a list of available accommodations, click here. One word of caution though – Geneva can be pretty expensive.

Given the high-profile nature of GIMS, there are several package deals out there for interested attendees. The first is offered through Geneva’s tourism website here (click the “Geneva International Motor Show Package” box), and includes a one-night hotel stay, breakfast, admission to the show, public transportation access, and a chance to win a luxury car. Pricing starts at 71 CHF per person ($71.52 at current exchange rates, 02/24/2016).

If you already have your accommodations figured out, there are still several deals available that bundle just the admission fees and transportation. Participating providers include Unireso (note: this link leads to a French-language website), SBB RailAway, and SNCF (note: this link also leads to a French-language website).

Bus transportation is provided via TPG, including connections to and from France. You can download the TPG app for updated timetables here (iOS) and here (Android).

Car sharing is another option. Click here for more information.

Alternatively, you could also simply drive there, with paid parking available through the duration of the show.

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If you plan on taking the Great St. Bernard Tunnel in from Italy, present your one-way tunnel ticket (no older than 72 hours) and show admission ticket for a toll-free return trip.

More transportation info can be found here.

Show Schedule And Tickets

Per usual, the journalists had first access, with all the major reveals and debuts taking place during the designated press days, March 1st through the 2nd.

Now, however, the public has access, with general admission granted from March 3rd through the 13th. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday. The least crowded times to attend are weekdays after 4 pm.

Tickets cost CHF 16 ($16.12) for adults, CHF 9 ($9.07) for pensioners, the disabled, and children (ages 6 to 12), and CHF 11 ($11.08) per person for groups of 20 or more. Tickets sold onsite after 4 pm are half off (same day entry, cannot be combined with other discounts).

You can buy tickets at the gate, or online here.

You can also get combined transportation/show tickets wherever Unireso and TPG tickets are sold.

Press Days Exhibitors Conference Schedule

There were nearly 70 conferences scheduled over the course of the two press days at GIMS. Check out the complete schedule by clicking here.

For a complete list of exhibitors, click here.

Crossovers, SUVs, And Wagons

Audi RS Q3 Performance

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Audi is adding another entry to its RS Performance roster, this time with the compact Q3 crossover. To help the five-door CUV standout, there are new bits and pieces for the exterior and interior, while under the hood is 367 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque – good enough for a sprint to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. While Audi did bring the Q3 to the U.S. for the 2015 model year, odds are we won’t be seeing this pumped-up variant come stateside any time soon.

Read the full review here.

Opel Mokka X

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Unless you live in Europe, odds are you’ve never heard of the Mokka compact crossover. However, throw a Buick emblem on it, and you might recognize it as the Encore. Either way, the Mokka heads to Geneva to show off its brand new facelift, giving us a potential preview of things to come for the Encore. In front is a new fascia with LED lighting elements, while inside is a new dash and upgraded infotainment tech. Motivation includes two diesel options and a single gas-powered unit.

Read the full review here.

Volvo V90

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Volvo is resurrecting the V90 nameplate after leaving it untouched for nearly two decades, but more importantly, the new model is actually coming to the U.S. The S90 sedan was tapped for underpinnings, exterior styling, and the interior, while a plug-in hybrid drivetrain provides “around” 400 horsepower. Look for the new V90 to arrive stateside sometime next year.

Read the full review here.

Kia Optima Sportswagon

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The Optima Sportswagon was originally revealed in concept form as the Sportspace, which dropped cover just one year ago in Geneva. Essentially a longer iteration of the Optima sedan, the Sportswagon seeks to combine performance and utility into one cohesive package. In back is nearly 20 cubic feet of storage, while drivetrain options include a 1.7-liter diesel and a 2.0-liter gas unit.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Inferno By TopCar

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TopCar, a tuner based out of Russia, has announced it will reveal its newly upgraded Mercedes GLE in Geneva, and as you might expect, it’s chock-full of aggression. Adorning the exterior is a body kit consisting of 20 individual pieces, with ducts and flares and spoilers upping the SUV’s visual impact substantially. There are currently no details on what TopCar did to the GLE’s interior or drivetrain, but we’re expecting enhancements in those areas as well.

Read the full review here.

Peugeot 2008

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Originally released in 2013, now is the right time for Peugeot to update the 2008 SUV. Included in this mid-cycle refresh is new styling inline with the rest of the automaker’s stable, new infotainment features like MirrorLink and Apply CarPlay, and a new range-topping GT trim level. Drivetrain options include a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine and a 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel.

Read the full review here.

Maserati Levante

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Maserati is the latest convert to camp SUV, and its first effort in the controversial body style is the Levante. Outside, there’s styling similar to the Kubang concept that preceded it, as well as the Ghibli luxury sedan. Maserati’s four-door also provides cues for the interior. There are three drivetrains to choose from, including a range-topping, 430-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 from Ferrari.

Read the full review here.

Renault Megane Estate

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Renault is releasing a wagonized variant of the fourth-generation Megane, which debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this past September. As expected, the exterior is pretty much a carryover from the hatch, and although there’s no word on interior appointment or drivetrain options, odds are those will be carryovers as well. Look for a large central touchscreen for the cabin and six different engine options under the hood.

Read the full review here.

Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition

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Finding that hidden break can be tricky without the right vehicle, but Citroen says it has a solution with this special-edition C4 Cactus. While still FWD, the compact crossover uses something called Grip Control for better traction on surfaces like dirt, snow, and of course, sand. There are unique aesthetic touches inside and out, plus two engine options for motivation.

Read the full review here.

Sedans, Hatchbacks, And Luxury Cars

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

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With the hugely popular C-Class already available in a coupe, sedan, and wagon body style, Mercedes is looking to expand even further with the addition of a new ragtop variant. Although it was designed from the ground-up for extra-atmosphere duties, the C-Class cab still looks like its fixed-roof siblings. Power comes from a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, with both RWD and AWD available. Thankfully, there’s also a high-powered version from AMG if you need more muscle.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

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Falling between the C300 and top dog C63, the C43 is a mid-grade two-door that manages to carve out a nice spot for itself in the established Mercedes pecking order. Outside, you get the usual sporting cues, while amenities in the cabin are plentiful. Under the hood, AMG is responsible for the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, blessing the coupe with a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds.

Read the full review here.

BMW M760Li xDrive

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Take the enormous sixth-generation 7 Series, keep all the luxury inside, and drop BMW’s most powerful production V-12 under the hood, and you get the M760Li xDrive. While not quite the M7 we’ve all been dreaming about, this thing gets close thanks to 600 horsepower, 590 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.92 second 0-to-62 mph time. Keeping all that thrust in control is adaptive suspension and the Bavarians’ AWD system.

Read the full review here.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S

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To fill the gap between the regular Flying Spur V8 and Flying Spur W12, Bentley introduced the new Flying Spur V8 S in Geneva. The changes are subtle but effective, with a few tweaks to the front end, unique large-diameter wheels, and optional tinting for the taillights and headlights. Meanwhile, the interior is bathed in the usual Bentley opulence. As you’d expect, there’s a V-8 for motivation, but output was bumped to an S-level-appropriate 521 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque – 21 horsepower and 14 pound-feet more than the base-model Flying Spur V8.

Read the full review here.

Bentley Mulsanne

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It’s been six years since the Mulsanne was originally released, which makes this mid-cycle update a bit overdue. Aesthetic changes are minimal, while there’s new wood trim and glass switchgear in the interior. Joining the base model sedan is both an extended wheelbase version and a sportier “Speed” variant, with an extra 10 inches of length for the former, and a healthier 6.75-liter V-8 for the latter.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard

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Better safe than sorry, as they say, and this new Merc limo is the safest option out there. That’s because it’s equipped with VR10-level ballistic protection, which makes it the highest-rated armored vehicle available for civilian purchase. Inside, there’s still tons of luxury and opulence, while a twin-turbo V-12 provides the motive power.

Read the full review here.

Volvo V40

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The V40 nameplate was originally used for the wagon version of the S40 way back in 1995, but these days, it’s better known as a hatchback. This latest model was released in 2012, and now, Volvo has decided it’s about time to give it a refresh. There are new headlights outside, plus new trim and upholstery inside, while the drivetrain options march forward with two diesel units and two gas units. While currently only offered overseas, rumor has it we’ll get the next-gen model sometime in 2018.

Read the full review here.

Volvo V40 Cross Country

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Taking on the “softroader” competition is Volvo’s V40 Cross Country, which offers more capability thanks to additional ground clearance, tough black plastic cladding, and AWD grip. As you might expect, the Cross Country gets the same refresh as the standard V40 hatchback, from the exterior look to the interior materials. Under the hood, the Cross Country model is also equipped with more powerful engines, including several diesel and gasoline units. Transmission options include a six-speed manual gearbox and an eight-speed automatic.

Read the full review here.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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The Giulietta gets a mid-cycle update for 2016 with a mild round of refreshes aimed at holding over until the next generation arrives in a few years. First up is the exterior, where there are a few nips and tucks to the front fascia, bumpers, and exhaust pipes. The interior is more or less the same, save for an update to the infotainment system to the latest UConnect system with app support. Power options include a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel, as well as a 2.0-liter diesel, and a 1.4-liter gas unit. Maximum output comes from a 1.75-liter gas unit, which produces 237 horsepower.

Read the full review here.

Ford Fiesta ST200

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The blue oval has all kinds of hot hatch goodness on the way, and now, you can add the Fiesta ST200 to the list. While not quite the ultra-hot hatch RS-variant we wanted, the ST200 still has the makings for a lot of entertainment. There’s unique badging and Storm Grey exterior paint outside, plus leather seats from Recaro and a few tweaks to the switchgear inside. Most interesting is the stiffer suspension set-up, plus a healthier tune for the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which now produces upwards of 197 horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque.

Read the full review here.

Sports Cars And Supercars

Spyker C8 Preliator

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Spyker finally seems to be emerging from its financial rough patch, and it’s making its triumphant return in Geneva with the third-generation C8 sports coupe. With a name that means “warrior” in Latin, the Preliator pays homage to the Netherlands-based automaker’s aviation history with a plane-like exterior and interior. A supercharged V-8 makes the thrust.

Read the full review here.

Ferrari California Handling Speciale Package

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Let the purists scoff – the California T is still massively appealing. Sure, its front-engine, 2+2 layout is a bit off the beaten path for the Prancing Horse, but that hardly matters when you drop the roof and crank up the turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8. With 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque on tap, this grand tourer brings the goods, but like any good performance marque, Ferrari is taking it further with a new track package, which includes a sharper throttle, throatier exhaust, and stiffer suspension.

Read the full review here.

Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder

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Touring Superleggera has a long history of producing some very impressive builds, from wild Ferraris to lithe Minis. Now, in celebration of its 90th birthday, the Italy-based high-end coachbuilder is introducing the Disco Volante Spyder, the company’s first “open sports car” since the 1962 Fiat 124 Cabriolet. The exterior takes after the coupe version (sans roof, of course), while a 4.7-liter V-8 is shoehorned up front.

Read the full review here.

Porsche 718 Boxster

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You could easily argue that the Boxster is synonymous with the Porsche brand, especially when you consider how it tops the charts as one Stuttgart’s biggest sellers ever. With that in mind, any changes to the model are a pretty big deal, and this latest update is no exception. There are a few tweaks to the exterior styling and interior layout, but the biggest news by far is what’s happening in the drivetrain department. Say goodbye to the naturally aspirated six-cylinders of yesteryear and say hello to a new turbocharged four-banger.

Read the full review here.

Porsche 911 R

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What’s that? You wanna replace comfort and convenience with maximum grip and minimum weight? Done. You want all-motor performance and no power adders? Sure thing. You want three pedals to row your own? Of course you do. Here it is, the 911 R, Porsche’s “puristic” sports car. Sure, it sounds pretty serious, but it isn’t really – this thing was made for the street, not the track, and although it’s got plenty of race-winning tech and OCD tweaks to make it faster, it’s all about driving enjoyment.

Read the full review here.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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Continuing its transformation from point-and-squirt muscle car to bonafide sports car, the seventh-gen Corvette gets even better track chops with the new Grand Sport model. The name is plucked from Chevy’s motorsports history, suggesting exactly what this thing was built to do. New styling touches point out the Grand Sport’s elevated status, which comes thanks to Z06-style aero, a performance exhaust, magnetic suspension, and ultra-sticky performance rubber.

Read the full review here.

Lotus Evora Sport 410

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Continuing the theme of lighter, faster, and more focused, Lotus gets in on the action with the new special edition Evora Sport 410 – which makes sense, given the automaker’s history of simplification and lightness-adding. A diet high in carbon fiber sheds the pounds, both outside and in the cabin, while the mid-mounted supercharged V-6 gets tuned to 410 horsepower. The suspension, brakes, and tires were all revamped to maximize the newfound liveliness, making for the fastest Evora that Lotus has ever produced.

Read the full review here.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

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The 124 Spider was always considered a “good idea” amongst enthusiasts, combining sexy Italian styling with brilliant Mazda MX-5 underpinnings for one very tantalizing roadster. Now, Fiat will offer a go-faster Abarth version, taking performance levels even higher. There’s more wing and 17-inch wheels for the exterior, better seat bolsters and a new small-diameter steering wheel in the cabin, and more power under the hood, with a total of 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque available at the rear wheels. So far, there’s nothing official when it comes to U.S. availability, but odds are good it’ll come stateside too.

Read the full review here.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso

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Remember the FF? The AWD, four-seater Ferrari with space in the back for actual, physical objects? Meet its replacement – the GTC4Lusso. Like its predecessor, the GTC4Lusso still comes with a shooting brake design and AWD, while that all-important 6.2-liter V-12 gets mounted just ahead of the cockpit. Long story short – expect top-shelf performance mated with a modicum of practicality.

Read the full review here.

Lamborghini Centenario

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It doesn’t take a lot to convince Lambo to make a limited-run, special edition vehicle, and with 2016 marking the 100th birthday of the bull’s founding father, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Centenario makes perfect sense. Outside, we find the usual flamboyant styling and hyper-aggressive aerodynamics, as well as grey paint offset by yellow details in the wings, splitter, and tire wall. The same color scheme is carried over to the interior. The traditional V-12 engine gets mounted behind the seats, with AWD providing the grip needed for a 0-to-62 mph run in 2.8 seconds. Rear-wheel steering enhances agility. Only 40 total will be made, including 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.

Read the full review here.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Avio

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Joining the Centenario is this, the first special-edition Huracan. It’s called the Avio, which means “aviation” in Italian, and as you can guess, it gives a nod to the world of aeronautics – fitting, given all the wings and 200-mph top speed. The aero kit is unaltered over the standard model, but there’s a new color palette available that pulls cues from the Italian Air Force Academy, plus a few new bit and pieces in the cockpit.

Read the full review here.

Aston Martin WB12 Vengeance By Kahn Design

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British-tuner-turned-coachbuilder Kahn Design wowed us in the past with a variety of modified Land Rovers, and now, the company looks to step into 007 territory with the WB12 Vengeance. The letters refer to the car’s wide-body stance, while the number references the cylinder count under the hood. While we now know what the Vengeance will look like on the outside, we’re expecting a reveal of the interior in Geneva. All told, only 20 examples will be built.

Read the full review here.

BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

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BMW pretty much hit a homerun with the i8, posting solid sales numbers and gathering seemingly endless critical praise since the model was first introduced in 2014. To capitalize on that success, Bimmer will offer a new special edition of the hybrid sports car, calling it the Protonic Red. Helping the new model standout is an exclusive red paint job for the exterior, plus new stitching and carbon-fiber trim inside.

Read the full review here.

Aston Martin DB11

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The time has come to replace the DB9, and Aston Martin isn’t going halfway. Dubbed the DB11, the new model starts with a fresh architecture. Aston’s characteristic sleekness is updated for the exterior, while the revamped interior is brimming with the latest tech. Angry noises are provided by a 5.2-liter V-12 with two turbochargers.

Read the full review here.

Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe

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Jaguar Land Rover’s tuning division, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), is known for churning out some wickedly quick products, but this one tops them all. Let’s start with the exterior, which draws cues from the Jaguar Project 7, a limited edition F-Type inspired by the old D-Type racers from the ‘50s. There’s also tons of premium luxury in the cabin space. Most exciting, however, is this range-topper’s supercharged V-8, which pumps out a heart-stopping 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, making for the most powerful (not to mention fastest) production Jaguar ever created.

Read the full review here.

Jaguar F-Type SVR Roadster

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Just like the coupe, the F-Type SVR Roadster is packed with new aero, the latest technology, and eight cylinders of supercharged power. Throw in the option to go topless, and you get one very tempting Jag.

Read the full review here.

McLaren P1 By MSO

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How do you make the P1 even better? More carbon fiber. That’s what McLaren thinks, anyway, and judging by these photos, we’d have to agree. The automaker’s custom tuning house, McLaren Special Operations (MSO), was called upon to create the unique carbon-fiber body, which doesn’t change the overall shape, but does add an extra degree of composite deliciousness. Complementing the stunning exterior is a 24-carat gold exhaust heat shield and new carbon black Alcantara upholstery.

Read the full review here.

McLaren 675LT Spider By MSO

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In case you were unaware, the 675LT takes after the incredible McLaren F1 GTR “Longtail,” sporting longer dimensions, more power, and lower weight. The model was a smash hit, so McLaren followed it up with a convertible “Spider” variant. Unsurprisingly, each of those was promptly scooped up as well, so to celebrate its success, McLaren went to MSO to create a custom one-off version for display in Geneva. Upgrades include unique exterior paint and (surprise, surprise) extra carbon fiber.

Read the full review here.

McLaren 570GT

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Here’s a rich person problem for you – you wanna drive your two-seat, mid-engined, super-powered sports car, but it’s just a shade too impractical. Enter the 570GT, which joins McLaren’s Sports Series of daily drivers as the most “refined and road-biased McLaren yet.” That said, it’s still pretty quick, with a 0-to-60 time around three seconds and a top speed over 200 mph.

Read the full review here.

Lexus LC 500h

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Taking the already impressive LC 500 and adding some electrified motivation, Lexus is expanding its hybrid lineup with a new luxury sports coupe called the LC 500h. It looks a lot like its V-8-powered sibling, both inside and out, but under the skin is a new drivetrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V-6 and electric motor. Surprisingly, this powerplant is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, which is about half as many gears as you might expect. Nevertheless, a sprint to 60 mph still takes less than five seconds.

Read the full review here.

Pagani Huayra BC

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The Pagani Huayra is already a beastly machine, but now, the Italian automaker is prepping an even more hardcore version called the BC. Specifically focused for track use, the BC comes with new aero, new alloy wheels, more lightweight materials in the cockpit, and even more output from the 6.0-liter V-12 mounted behind the driver. Incredibly, the car remains street legal.

Read the full review here.

Arash AF10

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The AF10 gets a substantial update this year, and fans of insane output numbers should get excited. Outside, the spaceship-like design gets a few changes here and there, while specifics on the cabin are still unreleased. The biggest news, however, is with the drivetrain, which gains a hybrid power unit good for – brace yourself – 2,080 horsepower and 1,681 pound-feet of torque. No, seriously.

Read the full review here.

Apollo Arrow

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The marque once known as Gumpert is back, now producing cars under the banner of Apollo Automobil GmbH. The first new product out the gates is the Arrow, which offers a new styling direction for the German manufacturer. When it comes to performance, however, it’s business as usual, with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 creating 986 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque in the rear. A sprint to 60 mph takes less than three seconds, while top speed is rated at 223 mph.

Read the full review here.

Apollo N

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This is more like the Gumpert we’re familiar with. The N takes after the Apollo S and Apollo Enraged when it comes to the exterior, with maximum downforce (rather than aesthetics) dictating the overall design. Output is lower than the Arrow, with 690 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque provided by a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8, but speed is equal thanks to a lower curb weight. The “N” nomenclature is a reference to the Nurburgring, considered the birthplace of such an extreme vehicle.

Read the full review here.

Bugatti Chiron

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The problem with creating something like the Veyron is that making a follow-up is no simple matter. Nevertheless, after years of waiting, Bugatti is giving it a shot with the Chiron. Like its predecessor, the Chiron comes packing four-digit power and crazy technology, making for a strong contender for fastest production car on Earth.

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Koenigsegg Regera

2017 Koenigsegg Regera High Resolution Exterior AutoShow
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Never one to shy away from a battle of superlatives, Swedish performance marque Koenigsegg dropped cover on a face-melter of its own. Named after the Swedish word for rule or reign, the Regera meets the Chiron challenge with a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 and three electric motors, delivering 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels by way of a trick single-speed direct drive transmission.

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Rimac Concept_One

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After a solid result at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Rimac Automobili is ready to unleash a production version of the Concept_One. Not only does it look the part of a true-blue hypercar, it can walk the walk as well, with 1,072 horsepower, 1,180 pound-feet of torque, and a 0-to-62 mph time of 2.6 seconds. Oh, and did I mention it’s all-electric?

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Concept Cars

Opel GT

2016 Opel GT Concept High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Concepts can be tricky – sometimes, they look like they were plucked straight from the assembly line, while other times, they’re clearly nothing more than blue-sky thinking. This slick two-door from Opel looks like it should fall into the latter category, but don’t be so quick to judge. After all, the nameplate harkens back to the original Opel GT, first seen between 1968 and 1973, and again between 2007 and 2009. Furthermore, this new concept bears a turbocharged, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine tucked into the nose – definitely a powertrain ready for mass production. Maybe what we have here is indeed a preview of things to come.

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Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype

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Finally – the Civic hatch is coming back the U.S. But before it arrives, Honda is giving us a sampling of what’s in store with this early prototype model. While technically a “concept” car, we’re expecting the final product to stay close to this original vision. Engine options will include a 1.0-liter gas unit with 130 horsepower, a 1.5-liter gas unit with 200 horsepower, and a 1.6-liter diesel with 120 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Of course, all of this is just kindling for the wildfire want that is the Civic Type R…

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Pininfarina H2 Speed

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Pininfarina is a coachbuilder with plenty of experience churning out some truly fantastic designs, but its latest effort is less about style than it is a predication of the future of motorsport. The H2 Speed is a full-fledged racecar, resembling something you might see on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021, and while it looks great, the most eye-raising characteristic is the hydrogen drivetrain. Thanks to two electric motors and a fuel cell, there’s enough juice to lay down 503 horsepower – good for a sprint to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. That’s the idea, at least.

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Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen

2016 Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Ah, to be in a band… making music, doing shows, touring the country. To do all that, you need the right ride – maybe something like the Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen. Inspired by French pop music group Hyphen Hyphen, this concept is drenched in sunglasses-please colors inside and out, plus it’s equipped with more ground clearance, bigger tires and wheels, 4WD, and a diesel powertrain, all of which should get you to the gig trouble-free.

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Skoda VisionS

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Czech automaker Skoda is in Geneva to show off its latest design language, this time around in the form of a new SUV concept. It’s called the VisionS, and it recalls certain elements from the automaker’s previous concept vehicle, the VisionC. Interesting features include a touch panel that replaces the door handles, and a hybrid drivetrain that combines a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors.

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Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept

2016 Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept High Resolution Exterior
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In the nine years it’s been on the market, the Qashqai has posted solid sales numbers. Now, Nissan is offering up this new Premium Concept to show what can be done with a little extra polish – metaphorically speaking, of course, as the exterior is coated in a satin black paint job. However, you will find extra shine inside thanks to Nappa leather upholstery, a golden carbon-fiber weave, and black satin chrome.

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AC Schnitzer ACL2 Concept

2016 AC Schnitzer ACL2 Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Based out of Aachen, Germany, AC Schnitzer has made a name for itself by building some pretty fantastic custom BMWs. Its latest effort is the ACL2 Concept, which propels the M 235i to soaring new heights. Outside is a wide-body kit drenched in Classic Racing Green paint, while black suede and exterior-matching green trim are used in the cabin. Of course, no tuning project would be complete without some go to match the show, and the ACL2 Concept delivers with the inclusion of a modified M4 powerplant, which offers upwards of 570 horsepower at the rear wheels.

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