2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch EditionEnlarge Photo
4) McLaren P1: McLaren’s spiritual successor to its legendary F1, the new P1, is without doubt one of the most anticipated cars of the year, perhaps of the whole decade. However, with McLaren already showing us the car’s design at the 2012 Paris Auto Show last September, and then drip-feeding virtually all of its details in the lead up to the Geneva debut, much of the P1’s shine had already worn off. We’re guessing that will change once we see this beast out on the track.
3) Pininfarina Sergio concept: The Sergio concept from Italian design house Pininfarina was one of the big surprises of this week’s show. Not because we didn’t know the car was coming, but simply because it looked so darn good. Photos don’t do the concept any justice as it was easily one of the best looking vehicles on display in the halls of the Geneva Motor Show’s Palexpo Arena. The Sergio is distinguished by a very simple yet elegant style, which is a trademark of Pininfarina’s creations.
2) Spyker B6 Venator: It may not be the fastest or most advanced car on show in Geneva, but Spyker’s B6 Venator is the representation of one man’s undying dream to deliver to the world sporty and luxurious cars no matter what obstacles come in his way. That man, of course, is Victor Muller, the founder of the revived Spyker brand. The B6 Venator, then, perfectly encapsulates Spyker's motto since 1914, Nulla tenaci invia est via, which means “for the tenacious no road is impassable.” We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the car when it enters production next year because almost everything about it looks fantastic.
1) Ferrari LaFerrari: Of course the number one spot was going to be the LaFerrari, but not because of the way it looks or the controversial name it carries, and not even because it’s the fastest and most powerful road car ever launched by the Prancing Horse. No, the LaFerrari makes the top spot on our list because almost every detail of the car was able to be kept secret right up until its actual reveal. There was a real sense of excitement in seeing the LaFerrari finally unveiled; something that’s often missed in these days of Internet leaks and pre-show reveals.
So that’s our list of the top ten debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Let us know if you disagree with any of our choices by placing a comment below. And remember, at any time you’ll be able to access all the information from the show via this dedicated show page.
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