This year’s Geneva Auto Show offers more swagger than strudel! Manufacturers asked themselves: how super-duper can my supercar be? How showstopping can I make my halo car? We propose the following 5 car debuts as the most winning. Although we’re quick to point out, there were no losers.
Aston Martin Vulcan: “world’s most beautiful flamethrower…”
That’s what AUTOBLOG’s Brandon Turkus called the Vulcan! See glorious pix above. This is your basic track-only supercar of which only 24 will be built. Its V-12 has got horsepower that conjures the image of the Hadron collider. Does the design remind you how you felt when you first beheld an XKE? I like that the CEO, in his press release emphasized: Power, Beauty and Soul“.
SCG 003: Don’t have to choose between an LMP1 racer and sports supercar
Jim Glickenhaus had a dream and it has come through. (The same Jim who once refused $40 million from an earnest sheikh for a coachbuilt Ferrari P4/5 he had built.) You can take this LMP1 inspired car to race at Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race. Then swap out the Honda twin-turbocharged V6 with a twin-turbo W12 to race around town.
Koenigsegg Regera: Even the devil will be jealous
What’s not to go ga-ga over! It uses its electric and gas motor in unison to deliver 1,500 hp so it can jettison from zero to 248 mph in 20 seconds. You know, for passing 12 semis in a single lane highway. All the openings including the signature dihedral synchro helix doors operate from your smartphone. And the world’s first fully foldable, active rear wing.
Bentley EXP 10 SPEED 6: Exuberant Bentley stole the show
It’s a Bentley, that’s for sure. But it’s a Bentley pollinated by the latest sophisticated design inspirations. You still get the long-hood, short-deck proportion and other classic Bentley clues but now it’s imbued with the athletic grace and explosive leap of a ballet dancer. (Yeah, a male one.) In the interior, this concept car proposes in steel and copper what Bentley once achieved in knurled wood. The Bentley Speed 6 shows a Bentley spirit off the leash and following the scent!
Honda NSX: Daily Driver for thrill rides everyday
25 years after the original was produced, this sizzling 2nd generation of the venerable NSX stays “true to the role it created, of being an everyday exotic,” said someone important at Honda. So it looks, handles and performs like a supercar, but it’s really a daily driver. With 4WD, 3 electric motors to complement its twin-turbocharged V6, and something called dynamic torque vectoring. Who doesn’t want that? And it’s red.
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