Top 5 Most-liked Vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on March 13, 2017

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show (or the Geneva International Motor Show) is definitely one of the most awaited major automotive shows in the planet.

It has been showcasing the best and the newest that the auto industry could offer –concept cars, production vehicles, tuned units, auto accessories and parts as well as services – since 1905.

Now, in its 87th edition, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show was already guaranteed to be a definite success when it formally opened its doors to the public on March 9, 2017.

Set to end on March 19, 2017, the Geneva Motor Show has already yielded a number of interesting concepts as well as production units. Here are some of them.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin is never to be ignored; it has always earned its place at the spotlight, ranging from the Vantage, the Virage, the Vanquish to the Vulcan.

Now, the new Aston Martin Valkyrie is continuing the lineage of Aston Martin’s V cars, starting from the Vantage in 1951. Codenamed as the AM-RB 001 hypercar, the Valkyrie is a joint project of Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

It will be powered by a high-revving 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which will be designed and built by Cosworth. This V12 engine will have an output of around 1,000 hp, allowing the Valkyrie theoretically to sprint from zero to 200 mph (322 km/h) in under 10 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h).

Ferrari 812 Superfast

As its name indicates, this newest offering from Ferrari is super-fast. In terms of performance, Ferrari 812 Superfast won’t lose, thanks to its new 6.5-liter V12 engine that could develop up to 800 hp of output and up to 530 lb.-ft. of torque.

This allows the Ferrari 812 Superfast to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and from nil to 200 km/h in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 340 km/h.

The 812 Superfast features electromechanical power steering and the latest driver assistance and safety features, as well as the latest version of Slide Slip Control technology.

Pininfarina H600

This is an eco-sustainable luxury sedan styled by Pininfarina and powered by the Hybrid Kinetic Group. The H600 comes with an all-electric powertrain that can provide over 600 kW (804+ hp) that allows it to sprint from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.9 seconds. Interestingly, H600 is capable of reaching more than 621 miles (1,000 km) in a single charge.

H600 employs a micro turbine generator range extender that could provide electric power both for the motor and the battery. With this configuration, the H600 could travel farther without the anxiety related to having enough power to complete the trip.

Alpine A110

The much-teased Alpine A110 marks the revival of the iconic Alpine brand. While the new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine -- derived from the Renault-Nissan Alliance -- offers only 252 hp of max output and 320 Nm torque, the Alpine A110 is touted to offer a wonderful balance of pure driving pleasure, agility and performance.

Featuring a modern design that stays true to its heritage, the Alpine 110 doesn’t compromise as it tries to bring back the glory of the past.

Renault Zoe e-sport Concept

The new Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept highlights the carmaker’s continued commitment to the development of electric vehicles, taking advantage of its experience and expertise gained in the FIA Formula E Championship.

It features twin electric motors developing 360 kW (460 hp) of max output and 640 Nm (472 lb.-ft.) of instant torque. This allows the Renault Zoe e-sport concept to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

To put that into perspective, the Renault Zoe e-sport concept is nearly a second quicker than the quickest production hot hatch available in the market, Audi RS3 (4.1 seconds), as well as a full second quicker than the Mercedes-AMG A45 (4.2 seconds).

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