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Motor show madness

9 stunning new supercars set to wow the Geneva Motor Show

Power and performance are the name of the game with these stars of the Swiss show.

THE SUPERCAR CONTINGENT will be strong at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, the first major European car show of the year.

The world’s top manufacturers will be out in force bringing us their fastest and most spectacular show stoppers. This year will see exotic offerings from the likes of Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pagani, Porsche and many more.

We’ve picked out nine top-shelf motors to drool over at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.

Alpine A110

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The new two-seat coupe by French manufacturer Alpine will make its debut at Geneva. It is impressively similar to the Alpine Vision show car that was revealed last February.

This stunning model successfully reinterprets the ‘Berlinette’ Alpine classic of the 1970s, which earned recognition for its success in rallying and won the first constructors’ title when the World Rally Championship began in 1973. The A110 features a full aluminium platform and upper body for optimum weight saving and agility.

Bentley Continental Supersports

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With 700 horsepower from its twin-turbo W-12, the Bentley Continental Supersports is the most powerful Bentley ever. It has a top speed of 336km/h (209mph) and a 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds (0-60mph in 3.4 seconds), making the new Continental Supersports the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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The  stunning successor to the F12Berlinetta is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. It will be powered by the last unassisted 12-cylinder unit to be built by Ferrari, a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 789hp (20hp more than the insane F12tdf), achieves maximum power output at 8,500rpm and has a massive 718Nm of torque.

The Superfast can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 340km/h. Superfast by name, Superfast by nature.

Italdesign Automobili Speciali

At this year’s show, Italian design house Italdesign is launching its new, bespoke brand – Italdesign Automobili Speciali.

The new brand will feature on cars built for collectors and ultra low production cars. This as-yet-untitled supercar will be limited to just five units.

The bodywork is entirely carbon fibre and the car is designed around a carbon fibre and aluminium modular chassis. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine which enables the car to complete the 0-100 km/h dash in just 3.2 seconds, on to a top speed in excess of 330km/h.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

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The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is officially the fastest production car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife – setting a blistering time of 6 minutes 52.01 seconds to smash by five seconds the time set by the Porsche 918.

We’ll get to see the car in all its glory at Geneva along with the new 740hp Aventador S Coupé. Watch the record-breaking lap in this video.

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Second-generation McLaren Super Series

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The second-generation McLaren Super Series is set to be a Geneva show stopper. Reaching 200km/h (124mph) in just 7.8 seconds, McLaren’s new supercar can then brake to a standstill in just 4.6 seconds and 117 metres – six metres less than the 650S and almost on par with the legendary McLaren P1. McLaren is also claiming it has double the aerodynamic efficiency of its 650S.

It features an active wing that extends over the full rear width of the car and moves upwards and increases in angle to optimise aerodynamic efficiency and also deploys to its most extreme angle as an airbrake in less than half a second. Oh, and like all good super cars, it has dihedral doors.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

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The utterly insane Pagani Huayra is made even more jaw-dropping gorgeous thanks to its removable carbon fibre roof and, impressively, it weighs even less than the coupe. Pagani is making just 100 Huayra Roadsters which cost a cool $2.4 million… but hold your horses, put your cheque book away, they are already all sold.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

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Swoon. This is the new Porsche Panamera station wagon, and isn’t it a beauty? Perfectly formed and proportioned. And it has an active roof spoiler. Yup, seriously, an active roof spoiler on a big aul estate car. Magic. The spoiler generates an additional downforce of up to 50kg on the rear axle.

The Sport Turismo will be offered in five different versions – the Panamera 4, 4S, 4S Diesel, 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo – with a range of engines offering up to 550hp and four-wheel drive. It will also come with 4+1 seating for the first time. That means three in the back! Well I never.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S

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American sports car company Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will reveal its first production model at Geneva.

The all-new road car is a direct descendant of the SCG003C race car, which won its class at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The company is claiming that its SCG003S will be the fastest-cornering car on sale, thanks to advanced aerodynamic downforce that allows it to generate more than 2G through corners. It is powered by a 4.4-litre twin turbo engine that develops in excess of 750hp, has a top speed in excess of 350km/h and can bolt it from standing to 100km/h in less than three seconds. Scorchio!

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