2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
This week it’s all about the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The headline act was the Bugatti Chiron, a $2.5 million ride that’s not only beautiful but also faster than any other car in production; another huge hit was Aston Martin’s DB11; there was also a barrage of new supercar models. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
Bugatti’s new Chiron supercar was easily the star of this week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car is the replacement for the Veyron, and it's said to be significantly faster than its predecessor. We have an in-depth preview on both the car and its monster engine, a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16.
Another show hit was Aston Martin’s DB11, the long-awaited successor to the DB9. We have to commend the car’s design team which has created a stunning sports car that not only retains the classic look of a DB but is thoroughly modern at the same time. We can’t wait to see what comes next from the British firm.
There were so many supercars on show in Geneva that it’s hard to remember them all. Bugatti rival Koenigsegg was there with two special cars. One was the production version of the Regera hybrid that we saw in prototype form a year ago. The other was the last of the Swedish firm’s Agera line.
We were glad to see Gumpert make a comeback, though the company is now trading under the name Apollo. To kick off the relaunch, Apollo presented a 986-horsepower mean machine dubbed the Arrow.
Another company back from the brink of death and present in Geneva was Spyker. The Dutch firm had a new iteration of its C8 sports car line. The latest car is called the C8 Preliator and it comes with a supercharged Audi V-8 dishing out a healthy 525 hp.
There was much, much more in Geneva. As always, you’ll find our complete coverage on the Swiss show over at our dedicated hub.