Monday, March 8, 2010

2010 Geneva Motor Show Highlights

Some of my personal favorites from Geneva.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Suprleggera
With a 561HP V10 and weighing just 2,954lbs, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, this should easily be the fastest iteration yet of the "Baby Bull".

Audi RS5
No word on whether this super coupe will be coming to the US but I certainly hope so.  It features the usual Audi 4.2L V8 seen in everything from the last gen S4 to the R8 but now in its highest output ever at 450HP.  That's more than the R8!

Gumpert Apollo S
Still sort of homely but now even more powerful with 750HP.  It previously lapped the Nurburgring in 7:11.57 with "only" 700HP.

Pagani Zonda Tricolore
A special commemorative edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Frecce Tricolore, an Italian Air Force squadron.

Koenigsegg Agera
An evolution of the now legendary CC model line that culminated in the outrageous 1,100HP CCXR, the new Agera features arguably better styling.  It still uses the Koenigsegg built 4.7L V8 but now it is twin turbocharged for a total of 910HP/811TQ and the weight is down to 2,832lbs thanks to generous use of carbon fiber.  Koenigsegg claims it will hit 60mph in 3.1 seconds and the top speed should be upwards of 245mph.

Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition
I'm a big MX-5 Miata fan (I own a first generation model) and a 20th anniversary model is a nice touch to commemorate 20 years of the most successful sportscar in history.  England and Japan got their own anniversary editions and this one is for the rest of Europe.  Only question is: Where the hell is the US version? There was a 10th anniversary edition sold in the US but so far nothing for the 20th.  That sucks.  Either way, it's not really very special since it is just an appearance package though I imagine there will be some sort of limited "numbered" production run to kind of make it more valuable.

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