The 2018 Geneva Motor Show
- March 30, 2018
- Industry News, UK Market Reports
- Posted by Clive Sutton
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The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is over. It was packed with electric cars, a number of SUVs and extreme supercars. We have already shared photos from the show, and you can also view them at the end of this article. It is no wonder that 2018 was the year of electric cars coming of age. No longer can Tesla own this space exclusively as full electric power becomes a mainstream niche!
One of the most eye-catching electric car was the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept. Even though Porsche recently stated that the 911 would not house a full electric drive train, we can see what they can do with the rest of the range.
The Bugatti Chiron was the most powerful car in the show, and Bugatti revealed a new limited edition – the Chiron Sport – lighter, faster and firmer. As Bugatti stated, there will only be a coupe version of the Chiron, and the all-limited edition will be based on this. We can see this approach with the Sport. However this time, Bugatti offers a race-track focused Chiron rather than offering a visual improvement.
The Lamborghini Urus was another star of the show. Urus is the second SUV from the Italian brand, and this time the attention and the demand are higher than ever before. Based on the VW MLBevo platform, Urus shares common parts with the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Audi A8, Porshe Cayenne and VW Touareg.
Ferrari did it again. The Ferrari 488 Pista. As we all expected, Ferrari revealed a faster version of a really fast Ferrari. Pista is a V8, producing 710-HP and 2.9-sec to 62mph time! In case a normal 488 is not fast enough for you, the Pista would be the solution. A slightly unfortunate model name but nobody with take the Pista if you drive one of these!
There were some naturally aspirated engines at the show! The Porsche 911 GT3 RS was one of them. The 4-lt naturally aspirated boxer engine produces 513 HP at 9000rpm! 3.2-sec to 62mph is the time!
This year’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show was more about efficiency, connectivity and new drive trains, and we experienced some really exciting cars. We are going to talk more about these cars as we will no doubt have some of them in stock soon.