The Geneva Motor Show 2015 is around the corner with dozens of new car debuts expected. This will be the 85th edition of this momentous global car show, scheduled to take place from March 3 to 15. As always GTspirit will be covering the show extensively with real time photo updates on our social networks and frontpage. In order to prepare you for what’s to come, we have created a list of the top 10 cars that you should mostly look forward to.
Top 10 Must-See Supercars at Geneva Motor Show 2015
1. Koenigsegg Agera Regera and Agera RS
Koenigsegg will use the Geneva Motor Show 2015 to showcase a new megacar called the Regera. This will be their second megacar after the Koenigsegg One:1 revealed last year, and speculation suggests that it will be the first Koenigsegg car to feature a camless engine.
Alongside the Regera they will also show a new Koenigsegg Agera RS, a model expected to sit in between the Agera R and One:1 with more track-focused features. Therefore expect a lighter version of the Agera R with all the modern track technologies in it.
It’s a track-oriented version of the McLaren 650S which will make its first official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The letters “LT” reflect the ‘Longtail’ design on the car, similar to those used on the McLaren F1 Longtail. Expected to slot in between the P1 and 650S, the McLaren 675 LT will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8 engine producing 670hp. The highly anticipated McLaren P1 GTR will also be launched at the show alongside the 675 LT. McLaren displayed prototype versions of the P1 GTR in various shows last year.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is the successor to the Ferrari 458 Italia, with significant similar design cues albeit different powertrains. The new Ferrari 488 GTB is more powerful and torquey than its predecessor thanks to its new 3.9 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 660hp and 760Nm of torque! It will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 alongside the 2015 Sergio Ferrari.
4. Lamborghini Aventador SV
Spy shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador SV went viral on the internet a few weeks ago after the highly anticipated supercar was spotted testing with zero camo. Built on the bloodline of previous Lamborghini models wearing the Super Veloce moniker, the new Aventador SV will continue the final production journey of the Aventador. We greatly hope to see it at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 as we await the official release details.
We only learned about it after Aston Martin teased its sound through a new video two days ago. The Aston Martin Vulcan named after the iconic aircraft is a new track-only supercar that will take on the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR. An Aston Martin insider said: “It turns out Gaydon was an RAF base which hosted Vulcans – it just felt like the right name for an Aston Martin!”. This will be definitely one of the must-see cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.
6. Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche will use the Geneva Motor Show 2015 to reveal a handful of new models including the 2016 Porsche GT3 RS. The base Porsche 911 GT3 has had success despite the fire incidents that saw Porsche put a recall in place to solve the issue. The GT3 RS is expected to be the pinnacle of the 911 track-oriented models with reports indicating a possible new and larger naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine.
The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 which was revealed recently will also show alongside the GT3 RS. The Cayman GT4 is track blend, a hardcore and lighter version of the Cayman with significant components borrowed from the 911 GT3. It’s powered by a 385 hp flat-six cylinder engine and is only available with a manual transmission.
7. SCG 003
It’s a supercar currently under development by the Scuderia James Glickenhaus racing team. It will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine and additionally there is a racing version called the SCG 003C which will utilise a twin-turbocharged V6 engine lifted from the Acura RLX, albeit with increased power and a handful of racing technologies. The letter ‘C’ denotes Competizione.
8. 2016 Audi R8
The next generation Audi R8 was leaked a few days ago through a video ahead of its global debut in Geneva next month. The new Audi R8 loses its traditional side blades and has a new front grille significantly different from the outgoing models. Additionally, the new Audi R8 will lose the V8 engine option in favour of the 5.2 liter V10 engine used in the Lamborghini Huracan.
Its a new 1,073 hp electric supercar from the same company that showed us the Koenigsegg-backed Quant project. The new Quant F Electric Sportscar is capable of reaching a top speed of 300 km/h and it has an impressive driving range of 800km! The Quant F drivetrain features both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive capabilities where the front axle can be declutched to allow for rear-wheel drive configuration.
10. Mercedes-AMG GT3
After launching the Mercedes-AMG GT last year, the team at Affalterbach is now preparing to roll out a track-only version of the AMG GT. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be built on the success of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 which has claimed several titles in various GT racing series around the world. AMG does not plan to introduce any factory-backed team at the moment, meaning the AMG GT3 will be built and sold to customer racing teams.
Best of the Rest
With an event like the Geneva Motor Show, it’s hard to confine such a list to just ten cars. Therefore we have included more cars below that will also debut at the show and are worth mentioning.
Audi Prologue Avant
After successfully debuting the Audi Prologue Concept in LA last year, Audi will showcase an avant variant of the Prologue Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The Avant will have four doors instead of two and reflects a near step towards the production-ready model.
Its a new one-off model from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which is set to lay down a new benchmark for their future bespoke models.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
After months of spy shots the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will finally be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The latest reports indicate that it will use an electric folding top made of fabric. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will feature a clever Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) that won’t pop in extreme off-road situations.
The 2016 Ford Focus RS was revealed late last month, Ford has been on a roll with new car debuts this year considering they have already launched four new models so far. This is part of a strategic plan to introduce 10 new cars by 2020 within the Ford Performance division. The Ford Focus RS comes shortly after the launch of the Ford GT, Ford Mustang GT350R, Ford Mustang GT350 and Ford F150 Raptor.
2016 Honda Civic Type-R
Honda recently revealed the first images of the production-ready Honda Civic Type-R. The concept has been shown in various motor shows over the past several months but Geneva will mark the first official launch of the production version.
Morgan has confirmed a new car debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, but so far they have only revealed teaser images with full details expected prior to the event.