Here’s Our Top 10 From The 2017 Geneva Motor Show
For a motoring journalist, the first week of March is a pretty busy time, as hundreds of the world’s automotively inclined wordsmiths travel to Geneva to see the next generation of vehicles from the best car manufacturers.
This year is no exception, and there have been plenty of hits at this year’s event, although there have been some misses too, which will disappoint their prospective makers.
But we’re all about the positives here at SU, so we have listed our top 10 models of the event, with some really surprising choices near the top.
10 – Volkswagen Arteon
This may not be the most exciting car from this year’s showcase but it looks stunning for a premium saloon. Replacing the Passat CC, the new model looks sleek, cool, yet understated when needed. A sneakily good-looking car, and we like that.
9 – Honda Civic Type R
We always look forward to the new Type R, and for the Civic’s 10th generation the Type R’s mean streak continues. It looks mental! Exactly what we were after. We just hope that it doesn’t disappoint on the road.
8 – Audi RS5 DTM
We marked this one down because it’s not a road car, but it looks absolutely brilliant nevertheless. With the DTM-specific fins and body extensions, the RS5 DTM looks really menacing. Lot of love for this, and by the looks of thing it’ll be really quick on the track.
7 – Porsche 911 GT3
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This is always going to be an exciting car, and with the new-generation GT3 Porsche has taken the formula that has worked so well with the 911 R. It’s now fitted the 4.0-litre flat-six with – wait for it – a manual gearbox! Good things can only come from this.
6 – Ferrari 812 Superfast
We’ve shown you this car before but what’s the harm in showing it again? The latest from the Maranello stable is the replacement for the mad F12 Berlinetta, and being the second-fastest Ferrari road car of all time, this one is pretty special to say the least.
5 – Alpine A110
A name from a bygone time is back, and with the retro-looking A110 Alpine is looking to take on Porsche and its Cayman. We loved the concept of this model that came out at Geneva last year, and those feelings haven’t changed in the past year. What a beauty!
4 – Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e
The only reason this all-electric model has been nerfed into the fourth spot is because the likelihood of it going into production is pretty small at the moment, but why should that spoil it? WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CAR! Design-wise, this is an all-time classic, especially with that front end – WOWZERS!
3 – Renault Zoe e-sport
The name of the car would make you think it shouldn’t even be on this list, but this little Zoe is rather special. Fitted with two fully electric motors, it has a predicted output of 460bhp (!) – yeah, amazing right? – and a 0-60mph time of three seconds flat. And it looks amazing! Really nice surprise from Renault here.
2 – Lamborghini Huracan Peformante
For a car to beat the production car lap record at the Nurburgring it has to be pretty special, and the Huracan Peformante is just that. Stunning looks, stunning performance and probably a stunning price tag, too. Great-looking car, though.
1 – McLaren 720S
Probably the most anticipated car of the whole show is the new Super Series McLaren – the 720S. It looks great, is likely to challenge the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of this world and will be an absolute tech-fest. With the 4.0-litre V8 producing 710bhp, the new model will cost in excess of £200,000 but is probably more than worth it. What a stunner!
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