The Geneva Motor Show is always one of the best places to see amazing new cars and concepts, but the 2017 show really blew us away with all the new models.While there are too many cars to cover in just one article, here are the top seven cars that totally floored us at this year’s show:
7. Lamborghini Huracan Performante
You can’t have a list of awesome show cars without at least one entry from Lamborghini, and the new Huracan Performante that made its debut at the show this year is enough to take your breath away. Sheathed in a new Forged Composite carbon fiber alloy, the 5.2L V10 engine will tear up the track before you even know you’ve hit the accelerator.
6. Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e
Bentley is known for power and luxury, so it was only a matter of time before they stepped into the world of the electric car. The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e is a fully electric car has a range of just under 200 miles on a single charge — at least according to Bentley’s claim that it can drive between “Milan and Monaco on a single charge.” There isn’t a whole lot of information available yet about the power of this new electric beauty, but we can probably expect more information in the coming weeks.
5. Mercedes AMG GT
Mercedes always puts on a great show at these events, but this year their new AMG GT concept really took the cake. Billed as a four-door coupe, this new sports car has a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 hybrid motor. Between the gas powered and electric motors, this little car can put out an astonishing 805 horsepower. It can pull 0-60 in less than three seconds — and it looks good while doing it.
4. The Dendrobium
This is one of the few entries that didn’t come from a major international car manufacturer, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t one of the most unique entries on this list. The Dendrobium is being dubbed as the electric hyper car of the future, with some definite Formula 1 inspiration, almost no emissions and an engine that can do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. It might look a little out of place in the carpool lane, but it’s still one of the most interesting cars at this year’s show.
3. The Alpine A110
Alpine is a European based offshoot of Renault’s brand, and their first entry into the world of sports car is as sexy as they get. The A110 has a smaller engine than the other entries on this list, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to get left in the dust. The little turbocharged 1.8L engine puts out a respectable 249 HP which carries the aluminum frame from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Unfortunately, it will only be available in Europe when it releases for the 2018 model year.
2. McLaren 720S
McLaren always puts on a good show, and this year’s Geneva Motor show is no exception. The new 720S is designed to replace the 650S, with more power and sleeker lines than its predecessor. Its designation comes from its 720HP engine, and at its core, it is designed to create a balance of design and comfort, something the 650 didn’t manage to achieve.
1. Aston Martin Valkyrie
You can’t go wrong with an Aston Martin, and the Valkyrie that was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this year is as mind-blowing as they get. The newest entry in the world of hyper cars, the Valkyrie tears down the track with a 6.5L V12 engine under its sleek and sexy carbon fiber hood. This car looks like it’d be just as at home on a Formula 1 track as it would in your garage.
We could write a book on all the amazing cars from this year’s show, but these seven are definitely a few of the highlights.