A to Z of the Geneva Motor Show: Hottest cars on the floor


March 20, 2017 | BY Daween Maan

From brand new releases, to amazing new concepts, the Geneva Motor Show had plenty to show off  in 2017.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

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Gone is the unsexy codename AM-RB 001, replaced by a more apt one for this mythical beast.

Audi Q8 Sport Concept

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Audi's concepts never come out of left field, and they're better off for it, because you can probably look forward to production car not too different from this one in the near future.

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner

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There are really only three ways to make a Bentley Bentayga better: bespoke, bespoke and ...

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner

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... Bespoke.

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

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This luxurious electric concept car offers a peak into the future. Now if only we knew when we will get the whole picture.

BMW Alpina B5 Bi-turbo

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This may look like an average BMW, but average it is not. With 608hp being channeled to its wheels, this beauty makes the century sprint in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 330km/h.

Bugatti Chiron

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The Bugatti Chiron stole last year's show, and returned for an encore performance.

Cadillac Escala

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Cadillac is not well-known brand in these parts of the world, but for those who have had the privelege of piloting one (including yours truly) the Escala Concept is a marvel to awe at.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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The fastest, front-mounted production Ferrari ever built, the 812 Superfast is  perhaps named a little on the nose - a nose that hits a top speed of 339km/h that is.

Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

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The celebratory GT - made to honour the GT's historic 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966, made an eye-catching stop in Geneva .

Jaguar i-Pace

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Another car making the rounds; one half of Jaguar's two new SUVs, expect the I-Pace to keep its electric powered wheels going until the model rolls of the production line in 2018.

Koenigsegg Regera

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Packing three electric motors and a twin-turbo V8, the Koenigsegg Regera contains all the excess supercar lovers have come to expect -- two models were released, just to make the point.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

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 It looks like a Lamborghini Huracan, it sounds like a Lamborghini Huracan, and it drives like a Lamborghini Huracan; just a slightly more powerful one.

McLaren 720S

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This turbo-charged McLaren bears a striking resemblance to a great white shark on land, which it might as well be because  you're not out-running  this monster when it sets its sights on you.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

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The gear heads at AMG certainly know how to turn up the sex appeal when they want to. Here's hoping this hybrid 4-door "fastback" moves from concept to reality within the next couple of years.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

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Because it deserves another look.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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The Pagani Huayra takes its top off and lets its hair fly in the wind with this lighter and faster model.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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Because sometimes they look as good from behind as they do from the front.

Peugeot Instinct Concept

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I'm still waiting on the Onyx! But I'll accept the equally sharp looking Instinct, designed with the autonomous future in mind.

Peugeot Instinct Concept

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Range Rover Velar

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Bigger than an Evoque and sportier than a Range Rover Sport - supposedly the best on-road vehicle from the British carmaker.

Rimac Concept_One

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Another electric supercar, but this time from Croatian manufacturer, Rimac, with all the stats that make it a supercar...

Rimac Concept_One

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... 1224 hp; 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds; top speed of 355km/h.


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A blast from the past! The Yellow Bird showed off RUF's handiwork, turning a Porsche 911 Turbo into a machine that put Lamborghinis and Ferraris to shame.


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While this tribute car looks like the Yellow Bird, it is in fact a turbocharged, modern day marvel that makes its predecessor feel so 1987.

Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder

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A convertible Dutch car on the outside - complete with Spyker's crisp interior - powered by a Swedish Koenigsegg V8 engine on the inside -- a match few can argue with.

Vanda Electrics Dendobrium

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While this car may be on show in Geneva, it's origins are much closer to home -- the Dendobrium is Singapore's first hypercar.

Vanda Electrics Dendobrium

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Although still in concept stage, there are enough exciting design and engineering elements to make this electric car one to keep your fingers crossed for.

Volkswagen Arteon

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Volkswagen is moving beyond diesel-gate and the Arteon, successor to the Passat CC looks like a good way to go.

Volkswagen ID Buzz

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Finally, and oldie but a goodie. The reimagined VW camper looks partly like a toy you'd play with as a child, and partly like a car you'd ferry the family in as an adult.

Volkswagen ID Buzz

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No saying when/if you will get to own one, but it's certainly worth some admiration for now.

(photos: www.gims.swiss)

Here's a look back at the best of last year's Geneva Motor Show.