Every year and since 1905, the beautiful Swiss city of Geneva has witnessed the introduction of what could potentially be the world's next supercar – a unique two-door Japanese hybrid, or a $400,000 Lamborghini. Ironically, all those things were shown during the past 82 auto shows and this year wasn't any different.
Day 1 of auto show not only exceeded expectations, but exceeded imagination. A 950hp Ferrari? The 'Car of the Year' award? A $4 million Lamborghini with only 3 being made? Yeah, keep reading.
Now Ferrari have always been good at surprising us with arguably the most beautiful looking supercars ever. There was the Enzo a while back, the F430 before that, then came the California and everybody's favorite (including mine), the 458 Italia. Ferrari kept teasing car reviewers and websites about a "F70" but reviewers did not receive the F70. They did however receive what I would like to call the epitome of Ferrari, the crème de la crème of the Italian supercar maker, the LaFerrari. Yes, it's called "the" Ferrari and with a 950-hp V12 engine, a top speed of 350 km/h, it sure deserves the illustrious name of "THE Ferrari".
The Lamborghini Veneno defines the term 'exclusive'. It was built to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary and with the most intimidating exterior we've ever witnessed, the Veneno (which is Spanish for poison) and the rear-end is the most seductive one you'll see in ages. A red, green and white Veneno will be produced only – and already the three Veneno's have been purchased! Too bad, I was getting out the cheque book!
We did mention the McLaren P1 previously online and it's so nice, we had to mention it twice. The British supercar maker is back at it again with possibly the most anticipated supercar in the world (you can read all about it here).
Another English car maker which is not known for speed and acceleration but for class, luxury and the ultimate way to spoil yourself? You guessed it, a horse and carriage. The horse was known for transportation back in the day and is still a good mode to move from point A to B these days. I totally fooled you into thinking I'll be talking about horses at the Geneva Auto Show right? But no, I'm really talking about the Rolls Royce.
I could say those two words over and over again and never lose interest even though it's a real tongue twister. The English car maker has designed the Wraith. Who ever imagined a Rolls Royce with a V12 engine with 620 horsepower? Neither did I.
Other cars worth mentioning were the Alfa Romeo 4C, the all new Corvette Stingray Convertible from Chevrolet and the Porsche 911 GT3.
To know more about the all cars showcased at the Geneva Auto Show, visit www.salon-auto.ch.
– Adnan Al Timimi
Images: Salon Auto