These are without question some of the fastest and most powerful production cars in the world today.
Every year at the Geneva Auto Show, the world’s most exclusive automakers gather to show off their latest creations. More often than not, this is the venue where the next generation supercars are unveiled. Last year was the LaFerrari and the Lamborghini Veneno. This year was also quite something, with big reveals from Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, et al. In no particular order, here are the top five supercar reveals from Geneva 2014.
With styling by Pininfarina, the new Ferrari California T is a vast improvement over its immediate predecessor. There are echoes of F12 Berlinetta styling throughout, but the new California T is very much its own Italian exotic. Powered by a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 with 552 horsepower, the car goes from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Ferrari promises absolutely zero turbo lag. And yes, it has a folding hardtop, making this probably the best every day Ferrari ever built.
Available from the get-go in both coupe and folding hardtop (Spider) variants, the McLaren 650S is more than just a refreshed 12C. It may be powered by the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, but output has been boosted to a total of 641 horsepower. Both Coupe and Spider have identical 0-62 mph times of 3.0 seconds. All told, some 25 percent of the 650S’s parts are new (compared to the 12C), and carbon ceramic brakes come as standard fare.
This just may have been the absolute star of the show. The Koenigsegg One:1 is nothing less than stunning. It has a total of 1,340 horsepower and a top speed of 270 mph. Koenigsegg calls it the world’s first “mega car.” And that's not only because it delivers 1,000 kilowatts of power. Just six examples will be built, all of which are sold. Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8 built and bred by Koenigsegg themselves. That rear roof-mounted rear wing is not just for show. Despite looking downright awesome, it’s there to improve aerodynamics to a whole new level.
As the successor to the best-selling Lamborghini of all time, the Gallardo, the new Huracan has a very high standard to live up to, and the Italian supercar builder is confident that it will. Powered by 5.2-liter V10 that’s good for 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, the Huracan has a top speed of 202 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds. Despite being a bit heavier than the Gallardo, the Huracan offsets this thanks to utilizing more lightweight build materials and increased dynamic technology.
A Bugatti source strongly hinted to us at Geneva that the Veyron’s replacement is not too far off. In the meantime, Bugatti is trying to sell off the rest of its Veyron stock, thus the Legends editions. Debuting at Geneva was the Bugatti Legends Rembrandt Bugatti Edition. Based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, this $3 million hypercar can blast from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 253 mph. The two-tone brown and bronze color scheme may not appeal to everyone, but we’re sure few will care when there’s that 8-liter W16 engine at owners’ disposal.