Some events are tough to cover, some events are surprisingly stiff and boring, Geneva is neither of those; its a tough assignment…but somone has got to do it. That being said Press Days have now drawn to a close and aside from a return to the states tomorrow morning all that is left to do is to bring you a summary of our highlights from this year’s most excellent 2015 Geneva Motorshow. The pearl of European shows, Geneva has grown into the biggest car show in the world and 2015 impressively marks it’s 85th anniversary. The show will open to the public tomorrow morning and will run from 5 to 15 March 2015 at the Palexpo venue next door to the Geneva International Airport. If you are coming to the Geneva Motor Show next week or the following week as a visitor, you would do well to put the below new releases right at the very to of your “to see list”. They are without a doubt the most spectacular of all cars on display at the Swiss motor show.
The Koenigsegg Regera has been a highlight of the show for us. It it the article that our readers have viewed the most times. It features the traditional 5.0 litre V8 coupled to three electronic motors for a total figure of 1,500 hp. Through talking to various people at the Swedish manufacturer, we can reveal that four have been sold already with a further 80 up for grabs as part of a production run. The price is 1.8 million USD!
McLaren P1 GTR
The McLaren P1 GTR is a visual as well as a technical masterpiece. It is a stripped out version of the road-going McLaren P1; the GTR will not be seen on the road anytime soon though. Owners will pay £1.98 million for 6 annual race events including tyres, fuel, servicing, access to personal training and time in the McLaren simulator among other benefits. Whatsmore, owners will be able to keep the cars in their own garage once deliveries start this summer.
McLaren 675 LT
The McLaren 675 LT is a hardcore version of the McLaren 12C and McLaren 650S. The LT (which stands for long tail) gets a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, 50 percent new components and dry weight is down to 1,230kg. Customers will be able to spec five ‘By McLaren’ hero specifications, which include four bespoke colours; Silica White, Delta Red, Napier Green and Chicane Grey.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Ferrari’s latest and greatest is the Ferrari 488 GTB. Built upon the success of the Ferrari 458 Italia, the GTB gets a 3.9 litre twin-turbocharged V8, the first turbocharged mid-engined Ferrari since the legendary Ferrari F40. The engine is of course shared with the Ferrari California T unveiled last year. The 488 GTB’s unit features an extra 100 hp for a total figure of 661 hp.