So the Geneva Motor show takes place this week, often one of the most important weeks in the car industry. This 2016 year doesn't seem to have anything ridiculously important waiting to be unveiled but there might be a surprise or two.
The 2017 Porsche 911 R:
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- The GT3RS 4.0's N/A 500bhp engine.
- Rear Wheel Drive
- Manual gearbox
The Ford Fiesta ST200:
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- Power boost to 197bhp from the 1.6 litre engine
- New paint colours available
- New alloys
- shaves 0.2 off the 0-60, now takes 6.7 seconds
- 143mph top speed.
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86e Salon de l'auto de Genève - 2016 Geneva Motor Show
The big one for alot of people is the 911R, with all the rumors the past few years of a more back to basics 911 coming back.
It'll no doubt be epic, it'll be fun and hopefully will be able to spec it to look like a base model (i'll have mine in guards red please, with more normal looking alloys if possible) but I can see that it'll be in the same vain as the Cayman GT4, a limited production run with a big price tag as special 911's command. (here's hoping I'm wrong)
Still, hopefully be able to use it in Forza or see one at a local meet!
This gen of Porsche 911 is right on point imo, every version they bring out of it is just impossible to dislike due to it looking amazing.
143mph in a "standard" Fiesta!! Man that is nuts!I'm a bit mental.
Need to see more angles to see if it is a worthy anniversary model for the founder as at the moment it just looks like an extreme Aventador x Huracan mashup.I'm a bit mental.
The new Bugatti Chiron:
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- 261mph top speed
- 1,479 bhp
- Strengthened version of the veyron's seven speed twin-clutch gearbox.
- Costs £1.9 million
- Four Wheel Drive
- 0-60mph in less than 2.5 seconds
- 0-186mph in 13.6 seconds, 2.9 seconds quicker than a P1.
- Weight comes in at 1995kg
^ and limited to 450 units...same number as the total output of Veyrons, which they had all the troubles with to get it sold out. Impressive numbers btw, especially the top speed.
Also, here's the new Spyker C8 Mightcomelator.... eh, Preliator. As I predicted a rebodied Aileron, against my expectation a supercharged 4.2 V8.
Good thing they limited the Chiron to 261mph, wouldn't want people going faster than that on public roads.
I'm most interested in the Fiesta out of everything so far tbh. The 911R is sold out already and no mortal will ever get their hands on the Bugatti.
I have a soft spot for Spykers Also, that Lambo looks way better than the leaked renders but then again, it could just be the image The Chiron is insane, the design will have to grow on me (though the front end looks way better than a Veyron imo)
The Chiron has steadily grown on me as a design, I suggest for everyone to look through the pictures on this jalopnik article to get a better idea of some of the design cues and to see the rear wing in action: Bugatti Chiron: This Is A Lot More Of ItÂla
I watched a motortrend video earlier on the bugatti (Exclusive First Look: Bugatti Chiron - Worldâ€™s Fastest Production Car? - Motor Trend Presents - YouTube) they had first access or something to see it and interview the team behind it. A lot of them seem to throw the 273mph figure around in the video, meaning either things have changed since they first made the video, that they set their expectations a bit lower, they simply failed at achieving them, or that they're saving that 273 top-speed figure for the more crazy model that is undoubtedly going to arrive in the next year or two.
All in all they've succeeded in bringing the Veyron into 2016, I like the design of the Chiron. The headlight design looks like the exhausts off of the galibier concept (RIP), the rear looks great too. It manages to look classy, futuristic, draw your attention and let you know you're looking at something special without looking OTT and chavvy like the lambo also featured in this thread. I probably thought the same about the veyron way back when, I soon got bored of that, but I hope I don't with the chiron
Then there’s the top speed, which Bugatti has limited to 261mph - a token 3mph more than the Veyron Super Sport. The specially-developed, wider Michelins can take more, Bugatti says, and will be used for a Chiron’s record-setting attempt, which is expected to surpass 270mph, but the limiter is a “safety measure for road-travel”.
I think it looks retro with those headlights, not sure in a good way or not.
That Chiron does nothing for me, just looks like a re-designed Veyron that the squared off the rear on and made the grill stick out more, I much prefer the Veyron.
So umm guys, a little update, obviously a lot more going on in there but just to name a few:
- 170 horsepower
- Mechanical LSD
- Brembo brakes, Bilstein dampers
- Loud exhaust
Also a rally version with 300bhp, built according to some FIA spec I guess
Then there's the new Corvette Grand Sport
The rear of the Lamborghini Centenario
And the new Audi Q2
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Thankfully though the partnership Fiat/Mazda have is't like the Toyota/Subaru one...so Fiat can go crazy if they want.
Word is that a 'Biposto' edition may be on the cards...andif the 595 Bipsosto is anything to go by it'll be crazy. (And a price to match)
More info on the Abarth Spider over at Auto Express.
Peekaboo! Suprised no one posted this yet. Of course Koenigsegg couldn't let that Fiesta ST outshine them!
All production ready. I love that colour. Still not sure about the car itself though.
Thanks Top Gear for the images. This is it: Koenigseggâ€™s 1,500bhp production Regera | Top Gear