Seven stunners from the Geneva Motor Show
Financial year is rushing up on us, so why not splurge on a new toy company car?
This week saw some of the world’s top marques release a swathe of new models at the Geneva Motor Show. With a high focus on tech and styling that speaks to a new era of motoring, a future of intelligent and autonomous vehicles looks even more exciting than previously.
Here are seven examples from the stands that caught our eye.
AMG GT C Roadster
Drool! Under their Head of Design, Gorden Wagener, MB’s design language has become the most exciting among its major rivals: VW-Audi and BMW. The GT C is no exception, with AMG’s body kits and engine-tweaking only improving on what is already a modern classic.
Bentley Bentayga Mulliner
When you think of Bentley, the last thing that comes to mind is an SUV. However, with Jaguar and Lamborghini entering a market segment that has delivered great success for Mercedes Benz and BMW, it’s no wonder the high-performance brands have tried to provide room for the kids and all their luggage.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
The name might sound ridiculous, but we’re happy that the team at Ferrari spends more time on their engines than nomenclature. More than most Ferraris that are designed for street use, the Superfast is unapologetic in its two-seater layout with long, swooping bonnet.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante
In Bologna, it seems the word ‘no’ is rarely invoked in design meetings. As a result, Lamborghini has spent the last 50 years producing some of the most eye-catching and outrageous vehicles on the planet.
Maybach G650 Landaulet
Another over-the-top example from AMG. This time, were away from sleek sportiness and well into the realm of brute force. This beast comes with a V12 engine (tuned by AMG), and a soft-top so you can feel the breeze as you hurtle through the mountains/freeway/school drop-off.
Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo
After the Cayenne, the Panamera is easily the second-most-ridiculed Porsche ever built. The original release looked long and heavy – the last things you’d want to say about a Porsche. Thankfully, this second generation has tightened up the look, with a tighter rear-end that looks ready to pounce. Even the tailgate has been improved – so it’s even easier to extract the golf clubs.
If Porsche has endured recent ridicule, then Volvo is an old master at dealing with sneering at its brand. However, the last decade has seen Volvo refine its styling to produce some truly eye-catching vehicles. Surely the XC60 is one of the best-looking SUVs on the market. If you’ve seen one in the flesh, we have no doubt you looked twice.