The 2016 Geneva Motor Show promises to bring forth a huge array of concept and production vehicles to the forefront, and just like every year, this year promises to be special with numerous automobile manufacturers stepping up to showcase their products in front of the world.
The Geneva Motor Show happens to be the most important motor show, since it is the first event of the year. Hence, automakers who wish to launch their vehicles in the early parts of the upcoming fiscal year, have marked the Geneva World Show as their platform of choice.
Performance car makers have always gained the maximum from the Geneva Motor Show and history repeats itself this year too. Green cars have gained popularity in the past few years, although, hydrogen vehicles, hybrids and electric vehicles have so far failed to topple performance concepts from being the most desirable products at the show.
This year was no different, as the audience got to witness a range of super sports cars from various automakers from the likes of Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche, etc. Here is a list of the top vehicles that made the most impact at the show.
- Porsche 718 Boxster:
Porsche hasn’t revised the Boxster entire for the upcoming year, but has introduced a four-cylinder engine block, which definitely counts for something. There is a massive upgrade in terms of torque and power generation, minor designing changes and the addition of a huge badge on the rear section of the vehicle.
- Spyker C8 Prellator:
Spyker is known for manufacturing some of the most eye-catching sports cars of the past and the company has returned with the C8 Prellator at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This beast borrows the 4.2-liter V8 engine block from Audi and adds a supercharger to make the game a little more interesting.
The Spyker C8 Prellator is expected to pump out 518 BHP, helping it achieve a top speed of 201 MPH. The interior is neatly done just like all its predecessors.
- Abarth 124 Spider:
Fiat’s performance wing is back to the table after years of supplying wide body kits to superminis, with a vengeance. If the Abarth 500 was a sight for sore eyes, the 124 Spider ups the ante.
Abarth has managed to squeeze out a mammoth 168 BHP from the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, guaranteeing superior performance while the exterior dynamics of the vehicle has not been left out. The Abarth 124 Spider may very well be the most exciting hatchback of 2016.
- Subaru XV Concept:
Even though the current-generation Subaru XV hasn’t been around for long, it seems though its replacement is already on its way. Nothing concrete is known about this vehicle as of now, except that it’s supposed to run on an all-wheel drivetrain and draw power from a flat-four engine block while feature sharper styling and Subaru’s Hawk-eye headlamp design.
- Alpina B7:
Alpina is back at it again, refining BMWs than they already are, and the very latest vehicle to hit the forefront is the B7, which as the name suggests is based on the 7-Series. Like the B5 and the B6, the Alpina B7 uses a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 powerhouse, which develops 600 BHP helps the vehicle accelerate from 0 – 60 MPH in 3.6 seconds.
Alpina has also added a subtle body kit to the B7 while adjusting the suspension and adding 20-inch rims for the extra hype. The B7 also boasts of hand-finished interior and additional luxury measures.
- Koenigsegg Regera:
The 1479 BHP Regera is one of the most fascinating launches this year at Geneva. The evil kid can accelerate from 0 to 249 MPH within 20 seconds, crossing the 62 MPH mark in 2.8 seconds and the 189 MPH mark well within 10.9 seconds.