This is definitely one show you won’t wanna Swiss Miss

I’m just gonna get straight to the point, dear readers – the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) was huge this year. Granted, Geneva is usually one of the biggest, if not the biggest auto shows of the year, and 2017 turned out to be no exception. Traditionally, this is the venue where the biggest and baddest on the market drop cover, with each debut competing under the lights for our collective automotive attention. Premieres included just about everything in the four-wheeled universe, from practical eco boxes, to top-shelf exotic bedroom posters, plus plenty of surprises along the way.

The Geneva International Motor Show has been going strong since 1905, with 2017 marking the 87th running of the event. The list of exhibitors is once again massive, encompassing a wide array of automakers both big and small, as well as copious tuners and parts suppliers. More than a quarter million square feet of display space is on hand to show off the various wares. Last year, more than 100 vehicle debuts saturated the two back-to-back press days, while the visitor count was close to a million.

We’ve got a summary of the big debuts lined up for you right here, plus all the info you need to know if you wanna be there to check it out in person.

Updated 03/13/17: That’s a wrap from Geneva! Continue reading to get the low-down on one of the biggest auto shows of the year!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 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 even if you don’t wanna buy, 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 will once again have a chance to interact with the exhibitors using the “Salon Car Collector” app on their smartphone (Android and iOS supported). As you wander through the show, the app will allow 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), including both EVs and gas burners. Over 350 of the cars on display are eligible. All who participate will have a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a brand new Ford Mondeo Hybrid. Click here for more information.

Of course, there is plenty of exciting sports cars, SUVs, and luxury cars there as well. In fact, just about every facet of the industry is represented, including 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 arrives in Geneva for a third consecutive showing. Visitors will have a chance to ogle such high-performance machinery as the Porsche 911R, the Red Bull Racing – TAG Heuer 2017 Formula Showcar, a Formula E Showcar, and the No. 28 Audi R8 LMS 2015 racer that took victory at the 24 Hours Nurburgring in 2015. There is also five racing simulators, opportunities for Instagram gold at the photo booth, VIP lounges, and a chance to experience “the various TAG Heuer worlds” via Samsung Gear virtual reality. A collection of TAG Heuer watches is also on display, and available for purchase. You can find more information by clicking 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 mid-50s, and lows in the upper 30s.

The Venue And Transportation

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. You can find a complete list of services offered by clicking here.

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You can find a map of the convention center and the location of each of the seven halls by clicking here. You can find a map of the show layout and the location of all the major exhibits by clicking here.

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 more information on accommodations, click here. One word of caution though – Geneva can be pretty expensive.

For more information on transportation options, including busses, trains, personal cars and parking, and ride sharing, click here.

Show Schedule And Tickets

Per usual, the journalists got first access, with all the major reveals and debuts taking place during the designated press days, March 7th through the 8th.

Now, however, the public has access, with general admission granted through March 19th. Opening hours are between 10 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are CHF 16.- ($16.04) for adults, CHF 9.- ($9.02) for pensioners, the disabled, and children ages 6 to 16, and CHF 11.- ($11.03) per person for groups of 20 or more. Tickets sold onsite after 4 PM are 50% off (same day entry, cannot be combined with other discounts).

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

Note you can combine your transportation and show tickets for discounted rates. Find more information by clicking here.

Press Days Exhibitors Conference Schedule

You can check out the complete schedule of press conferences by clicking here.

For a complete list of exhibitors, click here.

Crossovers, SUVs, Vans, And Wagons

BMW 5 Series Touring

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As a follow-up to the new 5 Series sedan, the Bavarians have revealed the new wagon “Touring” body style. Outside is the usual Bimmer styling, plus a spoiler in back, and LED headlights equipped as standard in the nose. The cabin space gets improved soundproofing, while passengers will enjoy increased room no matter which seat they happen to be sitting in. Four different engines will be offered at launch, including gas and diesel units, with both RWD and AWD offered depending on your chosen trim level and powerplant. Cog swaps come courtesy of an eight-speed automatic. Sales commence in June.

Read the full review here.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

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There’s been a lot of stuff said about the Panamera – it’s fast, it’s surprisingly practical, and well, it’s not exactly a looker, either. Thankfully, it appears as though Stuttgart managed to fix that last little criticism by introducing this – the Panamera Sport Turismo, a.k.a., the Panamera wagon. Displayed in a series of press photos prior to its debut in Geneva, the Sport Turismo is an excellent example of the power of a roofline to utterly transform a vehicle’s aesthetic. Paired with the usual Porsche gloss, like a 12.3-inch display in the dash and a top-of-the-line 4.8-liter V-8 engine making 550 horsepower under the hood, plus seating for up to five passengers, this is definitely one Panamera worthy of a second take. Throw all that goodness in with the Sport Chrono package, and you’ll see 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with the top speed rated at around 190 mph.

Read the full review here.

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner

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To assist in adding even more prestige, amenities, and dollars to the decadent Bentayga, Bentley turned to its “in-house personal commissioning division,” also known as Mulliner. The result is this two-toned destroyer of bank accounts, a customized, leather-clad, tippity-top-shelf sport utility vehicle with all the bells and whistles, down to a gold, diamond-studded clock in the dash. Like the “standard” Bentayga, the Mulliner is powered with a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine, which produces 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet torque and rockets the titanic luxury boat to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Top speed is rated at 187 mph.

Read the full review here.

Volvo XC60

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The old XC60 was quite successful, selling in huge quantities across the globe and making up some 30 percent of Volvo’s total sales. However, it’s been around for about nine years now, so it’s time for a new one. As you might expect, the latest model comes with lots of safety, with semi-autonomous features like Steer Assist, Oncoming Lane mitigation, and a Blind Spot Indication System all making the list. On deck for motivation is Volvo’s T8 powerplant, doling out over 400 horsepower and yielding a 0-to-62 mph time just over 5 seconds. There’s also less-potent diesel and gas burners on the table as well. Inside is support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a gorgeous cabin layout.

Read the full review here.

DS 7 Crossback

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Nipping at the heels of six previous DS models, Citroen gave us a new SUV called the DS 7 at the Geneva International Motor Show. We think it looks good, with LED lighting and well-wrought lines, while the cabin is an amalgamation of leather and wood trim, plus a double dose of 12-inch digital displays. Providing motivation is a diverse lineup of powertrains, including gas burners, diesels, and even a hybrid, with the electrified variant making a total of 300 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD drivetrain. We’re thinking around 30,000 pounds for pricing.

Read the full review here.

Hyundai i30 Wagon

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With the reveal of the i30 hatchback already in the books, a new long five-door iteration is showing for the first time in Geneva. Dubbed the New Generation Hyundai i30 Tourer, this five-door gets the latest styling updates, such as a Cascading Grille in the nose, as well as a roofline shaped to give it a coupe-like appearance. LEDs are used for lighting, while Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, and High Beam Assist keep it safe. Inside is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with two gas engines and a diesel heading the list of powertrain options. It’s also got the same bones originally developed on the Nurburgring for both solid handling and ride comfort.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet

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Ever want to drive the penthouse suite of a five-star hotel up the side of a mountain? Well Mercedes-Maybach has your solution. Of course. It’s called the G 650 Landaulet, and it offers top-shelf seating for four, with the rear two spots taking cues directly from the Maybach S600. Standout features include an outrageous amount of luxury inside, with two-tone leather, contrast stitching, and a quilted application. It’s essentially an uber-capable luxury box with the same off-roading gear as the G500 4x4, including three locking differentials, lifted suspension, and portal axles. With that much comfort and all those heavy-duty underpinnings, you’d expect it to be slow, but it’s not, thanks to a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12, once again plucked from the Maybach S600. Only 99 units will be produced, with pricing falling into the “if you have to ask” category. We’re thinking between $350,000 and a cool half mil.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon

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Time for a little brain exercise. Start by imagining the style, the luxury, and the speed of the AMG E 63 S sedan… pretty sweet, right? Now, imaging putting all that lovely goodness into a long-roofed wagon package with oodles of cargo space in back. Suddenly, if you’re anything like me, you’ll need a napkin because you can’t stop drooling. Incredibly, this fantasy is a reality, and it’s in Geneva to show off each of its 600 horses, all of its endless leather upholstery, and its sizable trunk. The specs are impressive, to say the least – 0-to-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, with top speed limited at 180 mph. Oh, and there’s a button that makes the AWD system go full gymkhana drift mode. Did I mention you get all this in a wagon? And it’s coming to the U.S.?

Read the full review here.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The crossover body style remains as popular as ever, and to take advantage of customers who just can’t get their fill of high-riding utility vehicles, Mitsubishi is introducing a new compact SUV in Geneva. Unfortunately, the brand decided to resurrect a nameplate near and dear to many sport compact fans, dubbing the model the Eclipse Cross. And that’s exactly how enthusiasts are feeling at the moment, given what the Eclipse used to be – a turbocharged AWD slayer of domestic muscle. Now it’s a crossover, and all we can do is hope enough people buy it to justify the un-retirement of the Lancer Evolution. As a sports sedan, please.

Read the full review here.

Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric

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French automaker Peugeot is offering up an electrified iteration of its Partner Tepee MPV, replacing the standard vehicle’s lineup of gas and diesel powerplants with an all-electric drive unit capable of going 100 miles between charges. Cabin features include techy stuff like remote charging control, as well as remote climate control. And although electric powertrains can occasionally reduce available interior volume, the Partner Tepee Electric still boasts up to 3,000 liters (106 cubic feet) of space if you fold down the seats. Interested customers will be able to order theirs later this year.

Read the full review here.

Sedans, Hatchbacks, And Luxury Cars

Toyota Yaris GRMN

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She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. The funky-looking three-door hatch you see here is Toyota’s way of celebrating a return to the World Rally Championship, outfitting its diminutive Yaris subcompact with tons of performance cues, including new aero and some go-faster stripes. Backing these outward claims to performance is a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which hits the front axle with over 200 horsepower of grunt. That’s enough to yield 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds, while additional upgrades like better brakes, stiffer suspension, and a Torsen limited-slip differential keep it all under control. Color us impressed.

Read the full review here.

Infiniti Q50

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With the new generation still waiting in the wings, Infiniti decided to simply update the Q50 luxury sedan with a mild facelift. Outside, we find the usual nips and tucks, including a few minor tweaks to the grille and new foglights, while the interior gets high-quality stitching, the latest Infiniti InTouch Services package, “spinal support” seats, and extra safety and convenience features. Meanwhile, the drivetrain and engine specs remain as is, and includes a hybrid 3.5-liter V-6 and a top-spec 400-horsepower 3.0-liter six.

Read the full review here.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

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Following the release of the new E-Class in Detroit, Merc is rounding out the lineup with a cabriolet iteration in Geneva. Based on the same RWD underpinnings as its hardtop sedan equivalent, the E-Class Cabriolet enjoys a simply stunning interior layout, which comes complete with two very large 12.3-inch digital displays mounted horizontally in the dash. The exterior closely resembles that of the Coupe, minus about half an inch in ride height, while motivation comes from a bi-turbo 3.0-liter V-6. Output is rated at 328 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which hits the ground through an available 4Matic AWD system and 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. Pricing is expected to slot in around $65,000.

Read the full review here.

Seat Ibiza

Now in its fifth generation, the Ibiza supermini hopes to continue to collect sales for the Spanish brand with a slew of updates. The exterior was refined, with the fascia looking sharp thanks to triangular headlights and LED daytime running lights, pointed trapezoidal grilles, and large wheels. It’s also wider, while the height and length were decreased by a few millimeters. A slew of three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines are on the table for motivation, while a five-speed manual box comes as standard and a seven-speed DSG automatic is offered as an available option. Under the skin is the MQB A0 architecture, while the cabin gets features like adaptive cruise control, rear-parking sensors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a premium stereo courtesy of Beats audio.

Read the full review here.

Ford Fiesta ST

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As the Gymkhana-video-come-to-life that is the Focus RS continues its smoke-laden domination over all of hot hatchdom, Ford is giving us an update for the less-insane Fiesta ST model. The styling was slightly revised, gaining a new grille insert, a tweaked headlight design, and new taillights, while the interior got an all-new dashboard, new climate control vents, and updated gauge readouts. However, the biggest update is in the engine department, where the old 1.6-liter four-cylinder was tossed in favor of a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder. Output is rated at around 200 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque, while 0-to-60 mph is accomplished in 6.7 seconds, which means that despite losing a cylinder and 100 ccs of displacement, performance should be every bit as exciting as it was before.

Read the full review here.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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Porsche just updated the top of the Panamera product line, and surprise surprise, it’s a hybrid. And what a hybrid it is – this thing comes packing with the old Panamera Turbo’s double-boosted 4.0-liter V-8, plus an electric motor, which means it’s chucking out an incredible 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque through a high-performance AWD system and eight-speed PDK transmission. Unleash all that electrified muscle and you’ll be enjoying 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds. Containing the power is the usual lineup of Porsche goodies, including standard ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control, and a three-chamber air suspension system. There’s even a long-wheelbase Executive iteration that adds nearly six inches in length for even more opulence in the rear seat.

Read the full review here.

Volkswagen Arteon

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Slated as a replacement for the Volkswagen CC, the new Arteon is essentially a German mid-size sedan with some mild sporting intent. Outside, you’ll find lots of horizontal lines front to back, as well as an extended wheelbase, coupe-like profile, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED lighting. Underpinning it is the Modular Transverse Matrix (or MQB for short) architecture, providing both a solid amount of interior space for passengers and up to 55 cubic feet of space for stuff. Inside is a heads-up display, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, and gesture control. Engine options include several choices between 148 horsepower and 276 horsepower, with both FWD and 4Motion AWD offered. Driver’s aides like Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Alert, and Emergency Assist are also onboard. Now word yet on pricing, but we’re thinking it’ll be around $35,000, just like the CC.

Read the full review here.

Honda Civic Type R

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Finally, mercifully, Honda has decided we ‘Mericans are worthy of its ultimate hot hatch offering – the venerable Civic Type R. No longer will this FWD speedster be the forbidden fruit you lust after in YouTube videos and foreign publications. No, rather than building one from eBay parts, you’ll actually be able to buy this thing in the dealer, complete with the requisite red badges, turbocharged engine, and aero-heavy exterior. Inside, you’ll get well-bolstered sports seats, red upholstery, and a flat-bottom steering wheel, plus three pedals to help you work the six-speed manual transmission. Flat out, this JDM superstar will propel you to a top speed close to 170 mph.

Read the full review here.

Audi RS 3 Sportback

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While we here in the states will enjoy the five-cylinder awesomeness of the RS 3 in a four-door sedan format, the same can be had overseas in the more practical five-door Sportback package instead. Under the hood is a 400-horsepower 2.5-liter TFSI gas-burner, currently the most powerful production five-cylinder engine in the world, which can rocket the RS 3 to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. LED headlights and a silver-lined Singleframe grille is up front, while a massive diffuser and twin oval exhaust pipes are in back. Inside is Nappa leather, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a 705-watt stereo.

Read the full review here.

Kia Picanto

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Kia has announced a third generation for its Picanto hatchback, a compact city car with a focus on frugality. Under-hood options include three different powerplants, starting with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder making 66 horsepower and 71 pound-feet of torque, plus a 1.2-liter four-cylinder making 83 horsepower. Both are carryovers from the outgoing model, but Kia is adding a third option in the form of a turbo 1.0-liter with 99 horsepower. Gearbox options include a five-speed manual as standard, while a four-speed automatic is an available option. Inside the cabin is a 7.0-inch touchscreen, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless phone charging. The Picanto won’t be sold in the states, but will be available in Asia and in Europe.

Read the full review here.

Lexus LS 500h

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Fresh off a big reveal of the new LS flagship at the Detroit Auto Show in January, Lexus is giving us the next iteration with the LS 500h. As you might expect, that extra letter at the end of the nameplate stands for hybrid, and as such, Lexus mounted its Multi Stage Hybrid System under the hood, complete with a 3.5-liter V-6 and two electric motors. Unleashed in full, the system makes 354 horsepower – the same specs you get with the LC 500h. Completing the powerplant is a four-stage shifting device, which puts the power to use with a 0-to-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds. Inside is a gorgeous-looking cabin, decked out in handsome wood and leather following the philosophies of Japanese craftsmanship. Underneath is the Lexus Global Architecture, plus a new multi-link suspension, while the exterior is composed of the sharp headlights, a coupe-like silhouette, and that characteristic spindle grille.

Read the full review here.

Sports Cars, Supercars, And Race Cars

Porsche 911 GT3

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It’s been years since we’ve had a new 911 GT3, but now the Stuttgart superstar has returned to once again offer up high-performance rear-engine thrills. Hanging off the back end is a new 4.0-liter flat-six engine, upsizing the previous lump by 200 cc’s. Stab the throttle and you’ll hear the rising crescendo of 500 naturally aspirated horses, just like what you get in the GT3 race car. A seven-speed PDK sends that power to the rear axle to enable a 0-to-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds. It’ll turn too, sporting an upgraded aero spec and rear axle steering components. If you’re looking for the full Porsche race experience, but in a street-legal package, look no further.

Read the full review here.

Audi RS5

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Audi frames the RS5 as the “gran turismo” of its hot-to-trot RS lineup, boasting an imposing exterior presence, tons of luxurious features in the cabin, and a brand-new 2.9-liter twin-turbo gas powerplant pumping out 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Specifics include RS-exclusive trim, standard 19-inch wheels, Nappa leather, and the Audi virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel. So it looks good and it’s comfortable, but it’s also quick, managing a run to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Keep the long skinny pedal pinned, and you’ll hit a top speed of 174 mph – with the optional dynamic package equipped, that is.

Read the full review here.

Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’

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As if the Agera needed something to make it even more special, Koenigsegg is showing up in Geneva with this – the RS Gryphon. To help it standout amongst all those common, every-day hyper-powered sports cars, the RS Gryphon gets a bit of gold flake added to its carbon fiber body panels, with the hood, roof, and profile receiving additional gilded lines here and there. More of the gold coloring can be found inside, while the powerplant is a twin-turbo V-8 making 1,360 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet of torque, launching this black and yellow performance machine to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. To sweeten the deal, Koenigsegg is throwing in a custom race helmet to match.

Read the full review here.

Seat Leon Cupracer Evo 17

With Seat touting the Leon Cupra 300 as the “the most powerful Seat road car” ever produced, the Spanish brand felt it was necessary to make a track day variant called the Cupracer Evo 17. Making all the go is an upgraded engine pumping out 345 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. When paired with a double-clutch DSG gearbox and a 4Drive drivetrain, the street Leon cracks the 0-to-62 mph sprint in 4.9 seconds, so expect this thing to be quite a bit quicker. It looks the part too thanks to a flat matte grey paint job and carbon-laden interior. Both brake balance and the anti-roll bars are adjustable, while traction is upped thanks to a self-locking VAQ electric-hydraulic differential.

Read the full review here.

Lexus RC F GT3

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Building on a successful touring car competition past, Lexus has introduced the latest iteration of its RC F racer. While it may look somewhat similar to its road-going equivalent, the RC F GT3 also gets massive aero to keep it glued to the track. Inside it’s all business, while a 5.4-liter race-spec V-8 hits the rear axle with over 500 horses through a six-speed gearbox. Look for it in racing series in both the U.S. and Japan.

Read the full review here.

Renault Alpine A110

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Rejoice, for Renault has finally given us the new A110 sports coupe in full production guise. We first got a look at the French sports car in 2012 with the Alpine A110-50 Concept, and after years of adding polish, the two-door finally bares all in Geneva. While the exterior gets a bit of a detune compared to the design studies that came before it, the aesthetics are definitely still hard-hitting and should turn more than a few heads. Inside, you get the usual performance gear, like a flat-bottom steering wheel with a top-center mark, plus well-bolstered sports seats, while mounted in the middle of the thing is a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that’s been turbocharged to 252 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Properly applied, it’s enough to rocket the lightweight coupe 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. And of course, you can’t forget the A110’s long and illustrious history – that’s gotta count for something, right?

Read the full review here.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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We’ve been hearing rumors of a roadster’d Huayra for some time now, and Geneva is the place where those rumors have finally become reality. Based on the mid-engined hard top of the same name, the Huayra Roadster comes packing with a lot of the same equipment, including the coupe’s 6.0-liter V-12 mounted just behind the cabin, and a seven-speed gearbox. However, the Italian automaker managed to perform some very interesting tweaks this time around, most notably with a lower curb weight, more power, and even more speed. Of course, if you’re interested in this high-performance carbon-fiber masterpiece, you better have the bank to back it – pricing starts at about $2.4 million.

Read the full review here.

McLaren 720S

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McLaren has been teasing us a’plenty with the next generation of its more accessible, daily driver-oriented range of supercars, the Super Series. Heading the linup is this – the 720S, which comes to the party with “advanced aerodynamic technologies” making 50 percent more downforce than the 650S. It’s also making more muscle thanks to a 4.0-liter V-8 boosted by twin quick-spool turbos, replacing the old 3.8-liter powerplant used in the 650S and 675LT. That means it’s quick, posting a 0-to-124 mph time of less than eight seconds, as well as a quarter-mile time of 10.3 seconds, once again beating the old 650S. “Power, torque and throttle response are all significantly enhanced compared to the first-generation Super Series, yet with fuel efficiency and emissions also notably improved” explains Hayden Baker, Super Series Vehicle Line Director. Sounds good to us – especially that bit about power, torque, and throttle response.

Read the full review here.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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Say “ciao” to Maranello’s latest grand tourer, the 812 Superfast. Slated as a replacement for the F12berlinetta, the 812 Superfast follows in the same vein as classics like the 250 GTO, boasting big power, slick looks, and insane speed. Outside, the styling is striking to say the least, almost gaining an

esque hatchback styling to it (Ciprian thinks it looks like the 365 GTB4, and he’s probably right). It’s all very pointed and sharp, and will surely stand out in any crowd, even amongst its Prancing Horse siblings. Meanwhile, the interior is every bit the modern Ferrari you’d expect, bearing tons of little buttons and knobs placed almost randomly around the cabin, plus an F1-style steering wheel with a flat bottom and large paddle shifters. Most importantly, the 812 Superfast is equipped with banger of a powerplant, boasting a 6.5-liter V-12 cranking out a naturally aspirated 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. All that power means this machine can hit 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, while top speed is clocked at over 211 mph.

Read the full review here.

BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition And Protonic Frozen Black Edition

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The BMW i8 has been around for just under three years now, and although the hybrid technology and advanced materials are still quite cutting edge, customers need to be reminded of its awesomeness. As such, the Bavarians have introduced two new special edition models in Geneva this year – the Protonic Frozen Yellow and Protonic Frozen Black. As you probably expect, the names are a reference to the exterior paint schemes, with unique shades of either black or yellow added to the curvaceous body panels. The wheels are new 20-inch alloys, while the interiors are equally dressed in each model’s respective colors. Meanwhile, the mechanical bits are left unchanged, with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder driving the rear, and an electric motor driving the front.

Read the full review on the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition here.
Read the full review on the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition here.

Concept Cars

Infiniti Project Black S

2016 Infiniti Project Black S
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As a way of previewing possible upcoming high-performance sports models, Infiniti is offering up this redesigned iteration of the Q60 Coupe called the Project Black S. The exterior is draped in a tuner-rific new body kit, complementing the stock lines with even more cuts, dives, and wings, and looking very much like a JDM skunks works special – the kinda thing that should be attacking a touge run in some slick YouTube video, especially with that rear spoiler and enormous twin-pipe exhaust. Making it go is a new hybrid powerplant that draws inspiration from Formula One, mating a 3.0-liter V-6 with two turbos, an electric motor, and a host of energy-recovery technologies. Infiniti didn’t give us any power figures, but we think around 450 to 500 horses isn’t a long shot. Meanwhile, the interior is also obscured, but we think it’s got all the usual luxury and amenities.

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Pininfarina H600

2017 Pininfarina H600
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Italian automobile design house Pininfarina has a long list of gorgeous creations to its name. But the car world is changing fast, so to keep pace, Pininfarina is taking a stab at combining its design chops with “eco-friendly technology” in the new H600 concept. Outside is a curvaceous design with subtle curves and features, plus LED lighting, while the interior is equally attractive and comes with a large touchscreen, digital gauges, and wood and leather trim. However, one of the most interesting aspects of the H600 is the hybrid powertrain, which uses an electric motor set-up for the go, and a gas turbine engine for extra electricity. It’s quick too, reaching 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, and it can go over 1,000 km (621 miles) with a tank full of gas and a battery full of juice.

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Peugeot Instinct

2017 Peugeot Instinct High Resolution Exterior AutoShow
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Trust us when we say that when it comes to autonomous vehicle concepts, we’ve only seen the trickle before the flood. The latest drop comes from French automaker Peugeot, which is offering up this – the Instinct, a long, curvaceous shooting brake with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. While it won’t see a production line, the Instinct does give us a glimpse at Peugeot’s possible future styling direction, with LED lighting and aerodynamically efficient features front to back. Inside, the Instinct has a definite sci-fi vibe going for it, with lots of digital readouts, a half-oval steering wheel, and 3D mesh inserts. Meanwhile, onboard technology will take over when you’re ready to relinquish control, offering a slew of driving modes for both speed and comfort. And with 300 horsepower available, maybe it’ll even be fun.

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Citroen SpaceTourer 4x4 E Concept

2017 Citroën SpaceTourer 4x4 Ë Concept Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Citroen is certainly fond of turning its vans into auto show concepts, and the SpaceTourer 4x4 E is the latest example, offering a glimpse at what could possibly be a preview of something similar destined for production status. The name of the game here is more capability, with a BlueHDi 150 S&S diesel powerplant providing motivation. Sending the power to the ground is a six-speed manual transmission, plus AWD for more grip. The tires were also wrapped in snow cables. Outside, there’s new red graphics for some visual pop, plus tinted windows, aluminum-colored skid plates, and aluminum-colored roof bars. Inside is seating for nine, as well as leather upholstery, Alcantara, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

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Citroen C-Aircross Concept

2017 Citroen C-Aircross Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Here’s another concept from the French automaker, looking a little wilder than the last. This one’s based on a compact SUV body style, but takes inspiration from the New C3 supermini hatchback. Outside, we find lines that are vaguely reminiscent of the C3, including thing, drawn-out horizontal features in the front fascia, as well as a variety of colors for the body panels, lower panels, roof, and trim. Inside, you’ll find a futuristic cabin layout featuring a large touchscreen (12 inches in diameter), 3D navigation, broad mobile device support, orange carpeting, and a squared-off steering wheel. Citroen even says this thing can go off-roading, offering a variety of drive modes depending on the surface to be tackled.

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Quant 48Volt

2018 Quant 48Volt High Resolution Exterior
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Every so often, nanoFlowcell Holdings gives us a concept that simply boggles the mind. For example, at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2015, we got the Quantino, an all-electric capable of producing 911 horsepower and (get ready for it) 8,552 pound-feet of torque. Now, nanoFlowcell is back with a new concept called the Quant 48Volt, and although it’s slightly less ludicrous than the Quantino, its claimed tech prowess is still capable of raising a few eyebrows. At the heart of it is a low-voltage electric drive unit making 751 horsepower and oodles of AWD grip through four separate 140-kW motors. That means it can apparently hit 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 186 mph. That’s a lot of go from some low-volt batteries, and paired with a claimed range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the Quant 48Volt is clearly making a few bold claims of its own.

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