ith over 600,000 visitors and more than 150 new concepts, Geneva motor show 2019 was a massive hit. Even though the number of visitors was slightly less than last year, the enthusiasm of car lovers was all-time high as the hashtag #gimsswiss was trending worldwide and was shared around 350,000 times on the social media platforms. So, without any further ado, allow us to show you some of the ingenious and nifty cars that were unveiled at the illustrious Geneva Motor Show this year.
Pininfarina Mahindra's Battista Electric
One of India’s leading automobile group Mahindra, who bought Automobili Pininfarina in 2015, exhibited the sturdy Battista electric high-performance luxury sports car. With over 1850 bhp and over 2250 NM, this wonder machine can even put formula 1 car to shame by reaching 100 Kmph from 0 in as low as 2 seconds. If brakes are applied at a speed of 100 kmph, the car will become stationary at a distance of about 30 metres. With a top speed of around 350 kmph, this car can even pounce at a phenomenal speed of 200 kmph in under 9 seconds and that too without befouling the environment. This handcrafted showy car which is made in Italy is all set to be on the road by the year 2020. Named after the originator of Pininfarina, Battista electric is the future of sports car galvanized by its own fabled antiquity.
Bugatti's La Voiture Noire
Even though nothing in Geneva Motor Show 2019 was about ordinary, Bugatti’s sublime Voiture Noire was certainly the center of attraction amongst all the unconventional power machines. With a price tag of over $18 million, Bugatti's La Voiture Noire is considered to be the world’s most expensive car. Just a small example to make you aware of how costly this car is, one can buy a mansion, half a dozen of regular sailing cruisers, a pair of luxury car like Rolls Royce Phantom and the person would still be left with a decent bank balance when compared to the amount that he or she’d shell out on buying a single unit of La Voiture. There is a history behind this staggering classical beauty. It is a tribute to Bugatti 57SC Atlantic which Jean Bugatti possessed around 90 years ago. In the 1940s the Atlantic went missing as if it vanished into thin air.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
With a target of introducing 9 new hybrids and also 6 non-hybrid supercars by the year 2022, Ferrari premiered its F8 Tributo at the illustrious Geneva Motor Show ’19. It is rumored that this awe-inspiring car with a 3.9 litre turbocharged V8 engine can even outmatch the abilities of the revolutionary LaFerrari. Along with the robust 720 horsepower, F8 Tributo has a very prepossessing design and upgraded aerodynamics as well. This car which is all ready to kick-off will be available from the end of May 2019 as validated by Ferrari’s CEO Louis Camilleri. Ferrari has also proclaimed that they will introduce their highly anticipated SUV model in 2022.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Another showstopper at the Geneva Motor Show this year was the debut of Aventador SVJ Roadster by the iconic Lamborghini in a matte Bronze shade. The roof of this stupendous car is made up of carbon fiber that can be unfastened and is designed to be stashed in the hood of the car. This car is not just about looks but with a robust engine and ALA 2.0 aerodynamics, this version of Lamborghini can reach 0 – 100 kmph in slightly less than 3 seconds, while it will take just under 9 seconds to reach the incredible speed of 200 kmph. This car has 3 driving modus operandi which are sport, corsa and strada respectively. Lamborghini has stated that it will produce less than 1000 pieces of SVJ Roadster.
Audi Q4 e-Tron
Considered as Audi’s fifth fully electric concept, this car will be available towards the end of the year 2020 or the beginning of the calendar year 2021. With still a hefty time left, one has to wait for a complete list of features and peculiarity of Q4 e-Tron. Not only the car will be pollution free, but some of the interior work has been done with recycled plastic. This car is expected to reach 0 to 100 kmph in less than 6.5 seconds and can attain a top speed of around 180 kmph. The estimated price of this car is reckoned to be around 45,000 euros. With innovation, the price of the battery is sinking rapidly and this version of Audi may very well be one of the first budgeted top-notch fully electric SUV cars in the market.
Akula which means a shark is the first supercar by Ginetta and was unveiled at the Geneva motor show this year. With over 60 years of experience, Ginetta has worked really hard on Akula’s design, which looks like a ruthless, bellicose predator and I mean it in a very positive way. It generates 600 bhp and can procure a top speed of over 300 kmph. When darting at around 160 kmph, this charismatic beast will generate downforce of over 800 lbs which will give it an unmatched balance and grip on the road. The company has declared that they will merely produce 20 units of Akula in the first lot and the price of the car will be under $450,000.