Video: Supercars In Geneva: The Most Powerful, Fastest And Most Expensive
The covers from these cars flew off to flashes and applause. Before us are the four-wheeled diamonds of the Geneva Motor Show. Extremely powerful, dizzyingly fast and mind-blowingly expensive.
Bugatti LVoiture Noire
There are three great things to know about the Black Car from the Bugatti stand. The first is the most expensive new car that money can afford. The declared price is 11 million in European currency, and this is a gigantic amount of madness.
The second thing is the exclusivity of the car. Living LVoiture Noire will exist in a single copy and has already been bought by one iconic figure in the world of the automotive industry. The concept is built on Chiron units (which is logical) and uses an eight-liter 1500-horsepower W16, but this mechanical economy is packaged in a completely new body with design references to the classic Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic. So we are ready to let the novelty without a report to any events, the names of which contain the words “competition” and “elegance”.
Finally, the third thing: the LVoiture Noire has six tailpipes …
Ferrari F8 Tributo
Getting to know each new Ferrari begins with a name. How the Portofino applauded! How embarrassed to hear LaFerrari and Pista? F8 Tributo is thankfully organic in most languages. As conceived by the Italians, the name of the 488 GTB heiress is a tribute to its own eight-cylinder engine.
As for the car itself, we have before us a stylistic development of the idea of 488 and almost a copy of the Pist in technical terms. The predatory front end speaks the new design language of Ferrari, but behind it is a completely recognizable body. The F8 Tributo engine is completely familiar: it's the good old 3.9 biturbo-eight from the 488 GTB, but with the same power as the special version of the Pist - 720 forces and 770 Nm of torque.
Acceleration to hundreds - 2.9 seconds, maximum speed - 340 km / h. That is, the coolest version of the old car turned into the base F8. Evolution!
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
By the way, about evolution. We heard the Evo name for the Huracan in January when Lamborghini improved the car.
We now have an open Evo. And with the same buns and dynamics. For starters, the Spyder has the same power and maximum thrust as the coupe: 640 hp and 600 Nm. The open Huracan Evo will take 3.1 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h - just two tenths slower than the coupe. But in terms of driving experiences - parity, but with a plus sign. The Evo Spyder has the same full-steering chassis with rear-wheel steering and the same improved aerodynamics. And also - yes! - a folding roof that can be raised / folded in 17 seconds. And no loss in top speed: 325 km / h. Lovely!
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Another premiere from the same stand, but much larger and meaner, is the new, formidable Aventador. In fact, this is an open version of the 770-strong Nürburgring record holder (in July, the Aventador SVJ raced the 20.6-kilometer Nordschleife in just 6:44:97), and it uses the same dynamic and aerodynamic tricks: a modified engine and suspension, as well as a complex AerodinamicLamborghini Attiv (ALA) of the second generation with a network of air channels for more pressure on the asphalt.
The convertible top of the SVJ Roadster is removable, which does not prevent the new product from showing 349 km / h and 2.9 seconds to the first hundred. Yes, it's slightly lower than the hardtop coupe, but definitely not a little. But what is not enough is the volume of production of SVJ Roadster: only 800 cars.
If we leave alone the talk about name and beauty, then we have in front of us, perhaps, one of the most interesting and effective sports cars of the salon. The British from Ginett did not give a name until the last one, so “Shark” (it is more interesting to read with an emphasis on the first “a”) is an intrigue dispelled right at the stand.
The sports car is built very correctly - around a lightweight carbon monocoque, and the 608-horsepower engine in the Ginett was practically conjured up independently, without borrowing. It is a six-liter V-8 made of aluminum with 90-degree camber. The motor is not supercharged, located at the front (but shifted to the center) and docked to a homemade (too!) Six-speed sequential box.
And now - the numbers. The maximum atmospheric speed of GinettAkul is more than 320 km / h, and strange (we could not resist) body elements at a speed of 160 km / h are capable of generating a downforce of 3.7 centners. At the same time, "Shark" is presented not as a track instrument, but as a legal sports car for public roads.
Before us is Jesko: a 1,622-strong replacement for the formidable Koenigsegg AgerRS. And in terms of the degree of slaughter, he again has no equal. The hypercar, named after the father of the brand's boss, offers truly cosmic dynamics: 482 km / h. Data on acceleration up to hundreds have not been announced, but preliminary conclusions can be drawn: the old (already possible!) AgerRS accelerated from zero to 400 km / h and again to zero in 36.5 seconds!
The heart of Jesko is a five-liter V8 with a flat crankshaft, a pair of large turbos and an electric compressor to eliminate turbo lag. The gearbox - and this is important for Koenigsegg models that do not actually have a transmission - there is, but special, LST: it has 9 gears, but their change is lightning fast. The rear wheels can steer, and the body aerodynamics generate up to one ton of downforce at speed. It is logical that the circulation of the model will be small, and the price will be just the opposite: for each of 125 Jesko they want to help out three million dollars.
The almost forgotten, renaissance brand has tried for a long time - and produced something incredible: a 4.7-meter and only 1670-kilogram carbon grand tourer in the spirit of the beginning of the last century. The name Carmen is a tribute to the mother of the owner of the company. As soon as the lights of the Geneva booth go out, the 1019-horsepower, all-electric Carmen is in store for life. The model is promised to be put into a small series, and the price tag has already skyrocketed: one and a half million euros per copy. Mom dear …
Electric hypercar from Pininfarina. What do we pay attention to first of all? Design! The CFRP concept is called Battista, and if the car is named after the company's creator, Battista Farina, then it must be special, right?
And there is. Pininfarin presents its brainchild as the most powerful car from Italy: 1926 horsepower is really a lot. For comparison, the coolest track hybrid Ferrari FXXK is almost twice as weak! But Battist is an electric car, moreover, with a quartet of motors. The dynamics declared by "Pininfarina" are two seconds up to 100 km / h and 12 seconds - up to 300 km / h. The maximum for the model is 402 kilometers per hour, and the range of 120-kilowatt batteries is 450 kilometers.
It is curious that the beauty and terrible power in the person of Battist will not remain a unique work: 150 cars will be prepared for sale at a price - get ready! - $ 2.5 million.
Gfg style kangaroo
If the reference to the MegTrack project thirty years ago has not set the teeth on edge, then here it is - a modern reading of an off-road sports coupe. At the same time, it is curious that father and son Giugiaro, who created the carbon-fiber Kangaroo, have already tried to reincarnate this image and in 2013 presented the Italdesign Parcour concept.
The current creation of GFG Style is equally cool: the 490-horsepower duo of electric motors gives the Kangaroo a jump to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds, and a 90 kWh battery gives a 450-kilometer range. But the Kangaroo's adjustable suspension is more striking: in the lower position (Racing mode), the ground clearance is 140 mm, and in the upper position (Off-Road) - 260 mm. Like the G-Class!
The aforementioned Italdesign did not pass by Geneva either. The studio project is pleasing both in appearance and in ear. First of all, this is not a supercar and never a hypercar, but a luxurious five-meter grand tourer. Secondly, DaVinci offers a new approach to design. Including - to interior design, where the finish has no boundaries with the multimedia zones, but is interestingly layered on displays and sensors.
And finally, thirdly, DaVinci is a car without its own face. That is, a ready-made project for a manufacturer who is interested in it.
According to the company, the design was developed in such a way as to match the corporate identity of several brands at once with minimal changes. So, if you are a conventional Lamborghini dreaming of a grand tourer, or Kia, wanting to replenish the model range, you can look at DaVinci through the prism of your corporate style and just call Italdesign.
For the same reason, the concept does not have a motor. Why does he need a heart if it can be anything? Even progressive electric.