So, as we pack our bags and get ready to fly out to Switzerland to bring you all the news and photos direct from the Geneva Motor Show floor, here's our hand-picked list of some of the stars, as well as what we know so far about them. And remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via our dedicated hub and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
2015 Honda Civic Type R concept
Quant e-Sportlimousine concept: The Quant is an electric sports car concept created by a company called nanoFLOWCELL. Based in Germany, nanoFLOWCELL claims to have developed an entirely new energy storage system. Though no details on the technology have been revealed, nanoFLOWCELL has confirmed that supplier giant Bosch is collaborating on the project. As for the Quant e-Sportlimousine, it’s said to be over 17.2 feet in length and have seating for four.
Volvo Concept Estate
Volvo Concept Estate
Mazda Hazumi concept: Mazda will preview its next-generation 2 compact car with the Hazumi concept in Geneva. As a sole teaser image reveals, the Hazumi closely resembles present Mazda models like the latest 3 and 6 but with a slightly sportier look. Few details are known about the next Mazda 2, but it should be offered as a hatch and a sedan and be built to Mazda’s Skyactiv principles of lightweight design and downsized engines.
Volkswagen T-Roc Concept
Alfa Romeo 4C Roadster concept: The Alfa Romeo 4C is finally set to land in U.S. showrooms this June, initially at select Fiat and Maserati stores, but don’t run out to place an order just yet because an even more stunning 4C roadster could be just around the corner. A concept of the topless 4C is tipped to be revealed in Geneva this week.
IED Turin and Hyundai's PassoCorto sports car concept
Subaru Viziv 2 concept: Subaru is using this week’s Geneva show to preview its future crossover that will fill the void of the discontinued Tribeca, using a new concept called the Viziv 2. The concept isn’t completely new as it is actually an updated version of the first Viziv concept that we saw at last year’s Geneva show. Teaser shots reveal that the Viziv 2 more closely resembles a production model than the previous Viziv.
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2015 Ferrari California T
2015 Ferrari California T: Sure to be one of the show stoppers is Ferrari’s California T convertible sports car. The car is an updated version of the California and it’s the first turbocharged Ferrari road car since the legendary F40 supercar of the 1980s. Ferrari hasn’t released full details on its new California T but the automaker has confirmed the car’s engine delivers 552 horsepower and a massive 556 pound-feet of torque. The news gets better as the messy lines of the California’s exhaust and rear diffuser have been cleaned up significantly on the California T.
Ermini Seiottosei: Historic Italian sports car brand Ermini has been revived and will be showing its first new product in more than 50 years in Geneva this week. That new product will be the Seiottosei sports car, which has been developed together with ex-Formula One competitor Osella. The car will feature a lightweight tubular steel chassis and a 315-horsepower rating. A handful of teaser images reveal a retro-inspired design.
2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed: Updates to the Bentley Continental GT Speed for the 2015 model year see the big bruiser earn the title of the fastest production Bentley ever. Yes, Bentley engineers have endowed the GT Speed and the GT Speed Convertible with even more power and torque, boosting the performance of both cars. The twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine fitted to the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed has been tuned to deliver 626 horsepower and a massive 607 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which is available from just 1,700 rpm.
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
McLaren 650S: We knew McLaren was planning a more hardcore version of its already extreme 12C supercar, but we never expected the car to take on a whole new look. In Geneva we’ll see the covers come off the McLaren’s new 12C-based 650S, which blends the outlandish styling of the P1 flagship with the svelte lines of the 12C. The car’s engine is delivering 641 horsepower, versus the 616 horses of the regular 12C, and while it has no more drag than the 12C it generates an extra 24 percent downforce at 150 mph.
2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430: Aston Martin’s Vantage line of sports cars is starting to get long in the tooth, but you’d hardly guess it judging by its new V8 Vantage N430. As you may have guessed, the “430” in the title represents the horsepower output, which the car’s dry-sumped 4.7-liter V-8 engine delivers at 7,300 rpm, just like in the V8 Vantage S. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automated manual with paddle shifters, and will rocket the car from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 190 mph.
2015 Audi TT: Audi will present its third-generation TT sports car in Geneva, ahead of the car’s showroom debut later this year. Several teaser sketches reveal the design of the new car, which borrows some elements from the iconic original launched in 1998 but also packs plenty of new details such as LED headlights with Matrix Beam technology. The car will be launched in base and TTS trim, but we hope a high-performance TT RS version is eventually added.
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Mercedes-Benz is planning up to six variants of its latest S-Class sedan including the regular short and long-wheelbase models, a new extra-long model, a coupe, a convertible and a sixth, unidentified car. In Geneva this week, we’ll get our first look at the new S-Class Coupe, which will replace the aging CL-Class when it lands in showrooms this fall. At launch, for the U.S., the S550 Coupe is the only model, coming with Mercedes' 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, rated at 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography: Land Rover is looking to entice potential buyers of its Range Rover Evoque with a new Autobiography trim, which is being introduced for the stylish compact crossover’s 2015 model year update. For the 2015 Range Rover Evoque, the Autobiography trim comes in regular form as well as power-boosting Dynamic. Both feature enhanced body styling, 20-inch forged alloy wheels and premium leather interior details.
2014 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
2015 Lexus RC F Sport: Lexus will show two new versions of its RC luxury coupe in Geneva. One will be a regular RC equipped with a new F Sport package. This package adds some aero pieces along with uprated suspension, brakes and tires. The other will be a new RC F GT3 race car, which signals the Japanese luxury brand’s intention to compete in the international GT3 circuit.
Lamborghini Aventador personalized by Ad Personam, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
2015 Bentley Flying Spur: An expanded Bentley Flying Spur sedan range will appear at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week by offering a less-thirsty V-8 engine option, alongside the existing W-12. Wearing the straightforward title Flying Spur V8, the new model will feature the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged engine as the two-door Continental GT V8. As in the GT, the V-8 produces 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, and is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.
2014 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black
2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Mercedes-Benz’s R-Class may not have been a success but the German automaker is giving the luxury MPV segment another go, revealing in Geneva its new V-Class. The latest Benz is a full-size MPV catering to families and shuttle bus operators looking to haul upwards of eight people in luxury and comfort. A rugged and more utilitarian version, which will likely be called the Vito, is also in the works. The V-Class has not yet been confirmed for the U.S., but there are indications it may come eventually.
2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
2014 Land Rover Defender Black Pack and Silver Pack: At the Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover will show off new 'Black Pack' and 'Silver Pack' options for its iconic Defender SUV. Rather than exterior finish, the two packs refer to the shades applied to details such as the roof and grille design on each car. The updates, while minor, should keep the Defender looking fresh until sales finally end sometime in 2015.
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2014 Audi S1 Sportback
That’s it for now, but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show via our dedicated hub.