: Possibly the only car on the planet capable of outmatching the upcoming Ferrari F150 on the race track will be the P1 from McLaren.
The British company is coming to Geneva for the first time this year, with this being only its second auto show appearance ever. The first was at the 2012 Paris Auto Show last September where we saw the P1 prototype unveiled
This time we’re getting the production P1, which, like the Ferrari, will be featuring a hybrid system. McLaren recently confirmed that the system would deliver a peak output of 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque
The unveiling of the P1 will certainly be a significant event, as the car is essentially the spiritual successor to the legendary F1 supercar launched by McLaren more than two decades ago. As you may have guessed, production is limited and pricing is well in excess of one million dollars.2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
: After presenting it as a concept in Geneva just two years ago, Alfa Romeo will be using this year’s Geneva event to present the production 4C sports car, which is destined to hit U.S. showrooms at the end of the year and in the process herald the return of the Italian brand to these shores.
The production 4C, which will arrive as a 2014 model, looks every bit as breathtaking as the original concept, right down to its mid-engine layout and jet fighter-style cockpit.
It also maintains most of the concept’s drool-worthy specs, including the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 13-foot length and full carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Numbers will be limited, with some suggesting just 2,500 will be built for worldwide consumption, which means pricing could be set higher than the original estimates of around $45k. Around 1,000 are expected for the North American market. The good news is that a 4C convertible is also planned
and should arrive next year.2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
: The first of AMG’s new compact range will be making its debut in Geneva, and although the striking hot hatch won’t make it to the U.S., its potent powertrain will. That powertrain is a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s matched to an all-wheel-drive system and rated at 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. That’s as much power as V-8 engines were making just a few years ago and should promise superb performance in the new A45 AMG as well as the upcoming CLA45 AMG
that we’ll be getting on this side of the Atlantic.2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
: Aston Martin has given its sultry Rapide sedan a performance upgrade, and at the same time tweaked the styling for a little more aggression as well. Rated at 550 horsepower, the V-12-powered Rapide S is 17 percent stronger than the existing Rapide
, while its handling and dynamics have also been improved. The interior also receives its own series of tweaks and an optional Duotone perforated red-and-black leather trim is a first for the British brand in the new Rapide S.2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI
: The seventh generation of Volkswagen’s potent Golf GTI, known in the U.S. simply as the GTI, has already been revealed and is set to make its official world debut in Geneva on March 5. The car is based on the latest 2014 Volkswagen Golf
, revealed last year, and will be hitting U.S. showrooms sometime next year. It once again comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, but this time output reaches 220 horsepower, or 230 when equipped with an available performance pack.
2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
: Set to debut in Geneva this week, the updated Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale goes on sale in Europe this summer and previews some of the changes we may see on our own GranTurismo MC. The car is the road-going version of Maserati’s GranTurismo MC Trofeo race car and now features a 2+2 seating configuration and improved aerodynamics. Peak output has also been bumped up to 460 horsepower.
LUXURY CARS2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
: Rolls-Royce will be presenting its fastest and most powerful model ever in Geneva, the 2014 Wraith, a new coupe variant of the Ghost luxury sedan that is scheduled to be launched on the market by the end of the year. Power is expected to come from the Ghost’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine, which in its latest application may be tuned to deliver more than 600 horsepower. The car has already been teased in some official photos
, as well as our own spy shots
, and so far looks to be the sportiest and most dynamic model we’ve seen yet from the British marque.Bentley Comfort And Entertainment Specification
: Bentley is introducing a new set of equipment packages that take its Mulsanne flagship sedan to even loftier heights in luxury. These new specifications add to the Mulliner Driving Specification
already offered, as well as Bentley's essentially limitless customization capabilities for the car.2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
: BMW's Gran Turismo take on a roomier, more useful vehicle somewhere between a sedan and a wagon wasn't all that well received, at least aesthetically, when it first showed up in 5-Series trim
. However, the automaker is having a second go at it, launching the controversial bodystyle in its smaller 3-Series range. As a 3-Series, BMW’s latest Gran Turismo certainly looks better, and we’re sure it will win many fans, if priced right. We should know soon how it’s received by the public as the car goes on sale later this year.2014 Bentley Flying Spur
: Bentley is introducing the most significant update to its Continental Flying Spur range since the model’s launch back in 2006. The latest update sees the car drop the “Continental” part of its title, while picking up a crisp new look and a more powerful W-12 engine. Peak output registers at 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to send the big Bentley sedan to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 200 mph.
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