McLaren P1 supercarEnlarge Photo
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 AMGEnlarge Photo
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 GTI (Euro spec)Enlarge Photo
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.
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith teaserEnlarge Photo
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 TurismoEnlarge Photo
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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