2013 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
The Geneva Motor Show tends to be neutral territory for supercar manufacturers and the ultra-luxury brands to present their latest and greatest, and this year’s show is set to be one of the biggest in the event’s 108-year history.
In less than a fortnight we will be treated to new flagship supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren, in addition to new special editions and concepts from the likes of Pagani, Koenigsegg and Spyker.
But it’s not just about performance, as ultra-luxury is also right at home on the floors of Geneva’s Palexpo Arena. Rolls-Royce will have an all-new model on its stands, while Bentley will be showing its new Flying Spur, and Europe’s most illustrious design houses will all present new concepts.
The show is also where the winner of the European Car of the Year awards is announced, along with the finalists for the equally-prestigious World and Performance Car of the Year awards. And on top of this, roughly 10 percent of the 900 vehicles being exhibited will be ‘green’ powered and a series of conferences regarding the future of automotive transportation will be presented by a panel of experts.
With all of this, it’s little wonder that the Geneva Motor Show ranks as one of the world’s five most important auto shows.
So, before more than three quarters of a million visitors hit the show floor from the March 5 opening day, here is an exclusive preview from Motor Authority. And remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via this dedicated show page.
Ferrari teases the launch of its Enzo successor in GenevaEnlarge Photo
2014 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shotsEnlarge Photo
Lamborghini’s Fastest Car Ever: Though it hasn’t been confirmed by the automaker, we’re expecting Lamborghini to unveil its fastest car ever in Geneva. The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, so understandably it won’t want the year to go out without a bang. The new model is likely to be a special edition based on the current Aventador LP 700-4, possibly a new generation of Lamborghini’s legendary SuperVeloce models. To be Lamborghini's fastest model, the new car will need to accelerate to 60 in less than 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 217 mph.
Koenigsegg Agera S HundraEnlarge Photo
KTM X-Bow GT: The KTM X-Bow is an unflinchingly stripped-down track car that coincidentally happens to be street legal. The latest iteration of the X-Bow, the GT, makes that street aspect of its use a bit more tolerable--but only a bit. No solid details on the X-Bow GT have been released just yet--only a picture and a confirmation of its scheduled debut in Geneva--so stay tuned for an update.
There’s much, much more over the next couple of pages, and remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information via this dedicated show page.