With the Geneva International Motor Show coming to a close, we take a look at five cars that caught our eye.
The McLaren 720S is the first car to emerge from the British carmaker’s second-generation Super Series range.
“Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland. This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment,” said McLaren Automotive’s CEO Mike Flewitt.
Good looks and performance aside, what intrigued us about the 720S is the new Folding Driver Display and Central Infotainment Touchscreen. We’re not exactly sure what it does but we have to admit that it looks pretty darn cool. Check it out in the video below.
Porsche 911 GT3
Creating a new 911 can be a tricky proposition. How do you evolve the model’s heritage without straying too far from the formula that made it such a motoring icon?
Porsche kept the styling changes to a minimum with the 911 GT3 but overhauled the engine. At the heart of the new racetrack-viable car is a naturally aspirated four-litre flat engine. The signature agile steering of the 911 is also improved, with a redesigned chassis that Porsche claims will let you feel the road and the corners even more.
We honestly can’t wait to put the new 911 GT3 to the test once it reaches Singapore roads.
Lexus LS 500h
The Japanese luxury motoring giant has been quietly upping its game with each new release and the latest LS 500h promises to be one of its best. Takumi-styled craftsmanship, new advanced safety system and the impressive Lexus Global Architecture platform combine to form a luxury sedan that we reckon would be a pleasure to drive.
If you’re looking for a car that doesn’t need to scream to make itself heard, we think the LS 500h would be up your alley.
Audi Q8 Sport
This is the car the Honda Vezel wishes it was. While still in the conceptual stage, the prototype was presented to much amazement at the Geneva International Motor Show and with good reason.
The combination of a 3.0 TFSI six-cylinder engine with a mild hybrid system and an electric powered compressor is a world first. Audi has also integrated an impressive heads-up display that combines the real and virtual words with augmented reality technology.
We’re all for driverless cars but a car like the Q8 Sport shouldn’t be automated; it should be driven.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante
The undoubted star of the show, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante is made for speed demons. And aren’t we all?
There’s a lot that we can say about this raging bull but the fact that it now holds the new lap record for a production car on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife track says it all. Check out the insane drive below.