Best of: Geneva Motor Show
For the past few weeks, you have probably been bored with most sites talking non-stop about the Geneva Motor Show, us too. But now it’s over we thought we could sit back and show you some of the very sexiest cars that graced the world in the ultimate round-up.
Saab Phoenix Concept
Although rumoured to having money trouble at present, Saab did spring a few surprises, including the new Phoenix Concept. The Saab will be fitted with a 197bhp 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine and Hybrid4 system, with electric motors powering the rear wheels. An average of 57mpg and 119g/km of CO2, but of course, they are all pretty made up being a concept and all!
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Not a concept this time around, meet the new Aventador, the replacement for the Murcielago which will no doubt, prove to be supercar royalty. The 691 BHP 6.5-litre V12 propelling the carbon fibre chassis to 62mph in a speedy 2.9 seconds, and to a top speed of 219mph. Delivery to the UK will be this summer and expect a whopping price tag of £242,280!
Alfa Romeo 4C
No your eyes are not deceiving you, this does look very much like a Lotus Elise! Alfa unveiled their new 4C Concept, though did state this should become a reality in 2012. The mid-engined, rear-wheel drive baby sports car will be going straight up again the Lotus flagship model with a turbocharged and direct injected 1742cc engine from the Brera and Giulietta. No word on true specs, though expect around 232bhp and a carbon fibre chassis. Alfa claim 0-62mph in under five seconds and a top speed of around 155mph.
Toyota FT-86 II
Still one of the most eagerly awaited cars on the planet, the new Toyota FT-86 II was unveiled at the show. Work is continuing with Subaru, and you can tell the car has taken some influence from their previous designs. The FT-86 II is rear-wheel drive but as this car gets nearer to production more and more stats are still scarce, all we hope is that it appears on a forecourt soon!
One of the biggest surprises at the show was Morgan’s announcement that they are bringing back the famous three wheeler. The new 2011 version will maintain it’s classic looks, but will be ripe with the latest tech, including the new ‘Screaming Eagle’ 1800cc twin engine from a Harley Davidson and a five-speed manual transmission from Mazda. Weighing just 500kg you will reach 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and if you have the balls, on to a top speed of 115mph.
So there we have it, our pick of the very best to come out of this years Geneva Motor Show. Agree, disagree, did you go? Let us know what you think.