These are our favorite production models from the show.
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show was filled with some spectacular metal, some of which will eventually reach production. The show floor had plenty of awesome concept cars, but we wanted to save those for another time. We have compiled a list of our seven favorite cars from the Geneva Show (all of which have been designated to reach production). These are the cars we can't wait to drive when they are finally available to the public.
The Audi A6 enters into a very competitive luxury segment. The A6's main rivals are the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. We believe the new A6 will be a solid competitor in this segment thanks to a radically new interior featuring dual touchscreen controls. The A6 is not the most exciting car in its class, but it does many things well and is a huge improvement over the old model.
The 991.2 generation 911 GT3 RS was leaked just prior to its Geneva reveal. This didn't stop it from being our favorite sports car at the show. The 2019 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-fix with a 9,000 rpm redline. The engine produces 520 hp: 20 more than the previous model. The GT3 RS is already a track-focused monster, but Porsche made it even more enticing by showing it off with an eye-catching green paint job.
It may not be nearly as flashy as the 911, but the Volvo V60 may go down in history as the prettiest wagon ever. Volvo continues to be committed to wagons when other automakers have abandoned them in favor of crossovers. As with other Volvo models, the V60 will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged or twin-charged four-cylinder, which can be paired with a hybrid system. Total output ranges from 250 hp to 390 hp, which should make it a solid competitor in the small luxury segment.
On the sportier end of the spectrum, Mercedes revealed a four-door version of its AMG GT sports car. Even though the AMG GT four-door is actually based on the E63 wagon platform, it should be a worthy rival to models like the Porsche Panamera. The AMG GT four-door picks up where the old CLS63 left off in the AMG lineup. Mercedes will offer a variety of powertrains including a 3.0-liter inline-six and a 4.0-liter V8. Power will range from 429 hp to 630 hp. No matter which engine powers the AMG GT four-door, we can't wait to drive it.
The Jaguar I-Pace has the potential to be the most important car we saw at Geneva. Almost every automaker wants to beat Tesla at its own game, and it appears that the I-Pace looks will be the first production EV to actually give Tesla a run for its money. Not only will the I-Pace be less expensive than a Tesla Model X, it will offer 395 hp and around 240 miles of driving range.
The Lamborghini Huracan Peformante Spyder wasn't much of a surprise after we saw numerous spyshots of the car prior to Geneva. Still, the drop-top Lambo adds even more drama to an already exciting car. Like the coupe, the Peformante Spyder is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 producing 630 hp. It may be heavier and a bit slower than the coupe, but the Spyder should be more dramatic thanks to the open cabin, which will let in more of that V10 soundtrack.
The Ferrari 488 Pista is the more hardcore, track-ready version of the standard 488. Ferrari has a tradition of offering a lightweight, stripped out version of its mid-engine sports cars. The Pista weighs only 2,822 pounds and should be extremely fast courtesy of a 720 hp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. McLaren has been dominating the supercar segment, but Ferrari can potentially catch up with this incredible car.