Geneva Auto Show: The SuperCar Show

Expert connoisseurs and newcomers to automotive careers alike watch the calendar for one of the most elusive car shows of the year: The Geneva Auto Show. Ever since 1905, Geneva has played host to some of the newest in automotive technology, with a well-known fondness for supercars (European supercars, at that). If there’s any auto show where you’ll find the newest Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, the Geneva Auto Show will be it. Read on to find out what extravagant supercars debuted at this years’ show.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S

If there is any car that is designed for racing, it’s this Glickenhaus model. An expert automotive service technician will probably have heard of the name James Glickenhaus before. This American investor has had several custom-made Ferraris based on his designs—and now he’s manufacturing cars from scratch.

The Scuderia is equipped with 600 horsepower, push-rod suspension and a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Glickenhaus himself has stated that the torque on this vehicle will be unlike any other supercar made before. It is rumoured that this vehicle will make an appearance at Le Mans, however, the Scuderia is only confirmed to be competing in the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours at this time.

Take a look at the Scuderia here:

Lotus Evora 400

Lotus is a well-known name in the racing world, although financial trouble has severely limited their capacity to design and build new cars. The Lotus Evora 400 is the company’s comeback—a model based on their previous 2+2 sports car model. This new updated model has revised aerodynamics, electronics and bodywork, and can go from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds. Total horsepower is 400, and the top speed for this vehicle is 186 miles per hours. The sleek grey automotive painting is also guaranteed to turn some heads. Will this new Lotus help revitalize the brand? Only time will tell.

Take a look at the new Lotus here:

2016 McLaren 675LT

Like everything else this auto manufacturer produces, the new McLaren 675LT is a winner. There are several components of this new vehicle that make it noteworthy. First of all, the auto maker swapped out a third of the parts to reduce the weight of the car and make it 220 pounds lighter than the 650S. The estimated horsepower is 666, and the top speed is 205 mph. Part of the parts reduction also meant stripping down the interior to only the necessities. Despite this, the McLaren is still decked out with carbon-shelled seats, and lined with faux suede.

Take a look here:

2015 Honda Civic Type-R

While the Honda Civic Type-R is certainly not a supercar, it is one vehicle we couldn’t afford to leave off this list. Anyone who knows cars knows that the Type-R is the highest performance model of the Honda Civic. When most people think of a Honda Civic, they think of a family vehicle—however, those same people might be surprised to hear that the newest Type-R can go from 0-62 in only 5.7 seconds, and is equipped with an astonishing 306 horsepower. Of course, speed isn’t the only factor in this vehicle—it’s equipped with electric-powered steering assistance, and even offers an 8-speaker interior stereo.

Which car stood out to you at the Geneva Auto Show?

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