Top 5 supercars from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on March 16, 2017

The Geneva International Motor Show has always been a favorite event for carmakers to show off their highly powered supercars.

In the past years, some of the most prominent supercars unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show are the 759-hp Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 and the 1,479-hp Bugatti Chiron.

Now, the 87th edition of the Geneva Motor Show this year is no exception, as major carmakers are also strutting their supercar offerings – in production or in concept. Here are some of them.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Described by Lamborghini chairman and chief executive Stefano Domenicali as the convergence of technological developments and a perfect performance, Huracan Performante makes use of active aerodynamics with aero vectoring, an array of lightweight technologies, a new chassis configuration, all-wheel-drive system and enhanced powertrain.

This supercar features a naturally aspirated Huracan V10 engine that delivers 640 hp (470 kW) of max output and 600 Nm at 6,500 rpm of peak torque. With a dry weight of 1,382 kg, Huracan Perfomante could zoom from zerom to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

As part of Ferrari’s tradition, the brand always strives to make a new model that is better than the last. Building on its engineering knowledge derived mainly from racing, Ferrari aimed to create a car that offers dynamic driving experience while still offering superb comfort.

This led to the creation of the new Ferrari 812 Superfast, which is powered by a V12 engine that develops 800 CV (788 hp or 588 kW) of output and 718 Nm of torque.

With this power, the Ferrari 812 Superfast could sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Technically still a concept, the Aston Martin Valkyrie represents another ultimate in the brand’s engineering and performance capabilities. It is a joint project between Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, with cooperation from some of the best names in the auto industry like Cosworth, Rimac, Multimatic, Alcon, Surface Transforms, Bosch, Ricardo and Wipac.

It will be powered by high-revving 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that could develop 1,000 hp – enough to make Valkyrie sprint from zero to 200 mph (322 km/h) in under 10 seconds while reaching a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h).

This V12 engine will be mated to a bespoke seven-speed paddle-shift transmission from and will be complemented by a lightweight hybrid battery system. Interestingly, the Valkyrie will have a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which means it will weigh just 1,000 kg.

McLaren 720S

Marked as the successor to the 650S Coupe, the aerodynamically superior two-seater McLaren 720S features an active rear wing that spans the full width of the vehicle and activates automatically as needed. Its three-position operation is helped by optimal settings designed for handling, straight-line speed, and gigantic air brake which supports stability and stopping distance.

At its core is the new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that generates 720 hp of max output and 537 lb.-ft. of peak torque sent to the rear wheels via its seven-speed paddle shift gearbox. Its aluminum/carbon fiber package weighs over 2,800 pounds and also has cool dihedral doors.

The 720S comes with a new control system which uses “advanced algorithms” to allow it to cruise freely at the request of the drivers. McLaren says the 720s targets 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds and top speed at 212 mph.

Artega Scalo Superelletra

Around a year and a half after the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Artega unveiled its new Artega Scalo Superelletra a superlight electric GT car that looks similar to the sports cars of Germany’s Porsche and Italy’s Ferrari. It features a centrally positioned driver’s seat just like that on Formula One race cars. The new Artega Scalo Superelletra also features no ordinary doors, but comes with gull-wing doors.

As an electric supercar, the Artega Scalo Superelletra employs four electric motors – two on the front axle and another two on the back. Each electric motor could provide 255 hp of max output and 405 Nm of instant torque, for around 1,020 hp (750 kW) of total output and 1,620 Nm (1,194 lb.-ft.) of instant torque.

Featuring a large 120-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, this supercar could dash from nil to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.7 seconds and reach a governed top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Range is pegged at 310 miles (500 kilometers) on a full single charge.

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