The Geneva Motor Show is one of those auto shows where we see the best of the best get released…and this year did not disappoint. I’m going to highlight the cars that were premiered to the world that you, as a car and carbon fiber enthusiast, have to know about.
To celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s hundredth birthday, Lamborghini took an Aventador, then upped the ante. Outside of the body updates, the engine pumps out 760 hp (more than both the normal Aventador and the Aventador SV), allowing it do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. Although the shown model is exposed carbon fiber, each of the 40 examples (20 coups and 20 roadsters) will be made to each customer’s specifications. See and learn more.
Arash is a small British automaker that released the AF10. It pumps out 2,080 horsepower from a supercharged V8 and 4 electric motors. It’s said to do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with a 201 mph top speed. See and learn more.
Spyker C8 Preliator
Coming out bankruptcy, Spyker is revitalizing its car with the C8 Prelatior. This new RWD model has a 525 bhp Audi V8 motor with a top speed over 200 mph. See and learn more.
Like the Spkyer, Apollo is recently out of foreclosure, this time with a new Hong Kong based owner. Also like the Spyker above, the Apollo Arrow is based off an Audi V8 moto that has been twin-turbo’d….except the Arrow makes an estimated 1,000 horsepower, does 0-62 mph under 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 220 mph. See and learn more.
There were quite a number of 1,000+ horsepower cars at the show this year, and the Regera was one of them. This hybrid hypercar is expected to have over 1,500 in fact…but weighs 1,000 pounds less than the Bugatti Chiron. While the Chiron is still faster 0-124 mph, the low weight allows the Regera to be a full 2.6 seconds faster when looking at 0-186 mph (in just 10.9 seconds). See and learn more.
The Concept_S is the sportier version of the Concept_One. Aside from an aerodynamics package, it pumps out 1,365 horsepower and 1,328 pound feet of torque from an electric drivetrain. It’s said to do 0-62 in 2.5 seconds and is capable of a 226.8 mph top speed. It’s made from a carbon fiber shell, of course, though some of the interior and sound-proofing has been removed in the Concept_S for weight savings. See and learn more.
Aston Martin DB11
The DB11 is the next generation DB from Aston Martin. It has an aluminum body powered by a a twin turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 with 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Top speed of 200 mph and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. Unfortunately, not much carbon fiber here. See and learn more here.
Finally, the next Generation Veyron is here! The Chiron gets almost 500 hundred more horsepower (bringing it to 1,478), though, you’ll need $2.6 million to park it in your garage. Only 500 will be made, and will be capable of 261 mph and 0-186 mph in 13.5 seconds (3 seconds faster than the Veyron). The chassis is all new, made from carbon fiber. See and learn more here.