The Geneva auto show, or Salon de l’Automobile as it is officially called, opened its doors on Thursday this week. As usual the exhibition is a mixture of practical & crazy, ecological & not-so, large brands & small outfits. There are no true revelations in the line-up this year, but below is a small pick of some of the sportier new cars presented. As always, best is to go see for yourself, the Salon is open until 13 March and details can be found on http://www.salon-auto.ch.
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Ferrari introduces the successor to its “family estate” FF, the GTC4 Lusso. The V12 has been boosted to 690 hp vs 660 in the FF and for the first time in a Ferrari introduces four-wheel steering. The bodywork has been slightly face-lifted, as have the electronics and the infotainment system.
Porsche 718 Boxster S
Porsche introduces its new entry car, the 718, replacing the old Boxster, meaning it’s bye-bye to the old charismatic 6-cylinder and hello to a new 4-cylinder turbo engine producing 350 hp and 420 Nm. The chassis has been improved, as has the assistance system PSM that now has a Sport mode – and can still be turned off…
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Lamborghini’s founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Centenario is one of the superstars of this year’s Salon. 20 coupés and 20 convertibles will be produced, meaning 40 lucky owners will be able to enjoy 770 hp out of the sublime V12, bringing the car to 100 in 2.4 seconds.