Top luxury car debuts at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Aston Martin launches at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show an extreme, track-only supercar, code-named the Aston Martin Vulcan. Surprisingly, no spy shots or design renderings have leaked online, which means we have absolutely no clue on how it looks. Neither do we have the slightest idea on the pricing. However, when the company describes it as ‘the most extreme Aston Martin in our 102-year history’, we know we are up for something exceptional. All we know is that only 30 of these track-oriented beasts will be made and it might be one of the last Aston Martin’s to use a V12 engine.
Audi will debut the 2016 Audi R8 at the Geneva Motor Show. The new R8 doesn’t look a whole lot different than the current model, but Audi has given it enough subtle upgrades to make it look fresh. Nevertheless, the chassis underpinning the car, which it shares with the Lamborghini Huracan, is all-new. Surprisingly, there will be no V8 model at launch, and instead there will be only one engine in two levels of tune on offer. The first is the 5.2-liter R8 V10 with 540 horsepower, a bump of 15 hp over the present car. The second is the 5.2-liter R8 V10 Plus with 610 hp, a massive increase of 60 hp over the current model. Audi also confirmed that the 2016 R8 will arrive with laser headlights as optional extra.
McLaren 675LT, which will be unveiled in Geneva will have a power output of 666 horsepower from its 3.8-liter twin turbo V8, which makes it sit at the top of the range of McLaren’s “super series” that includes the 650S and the Asia-exclusive 625C.
Porsche’s will debut in Geneva the Cayman GT4, powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six lifted from the 911 Carrera S, here producing 380bhp at 7,400rpm, making it the most potent Cayman ever. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual, which is the only option available. The Cayman GT4 will arrive in American showrooms in July, costing $85,595, including destination.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV is all set to make its debut in Geneva. The inevitable super-faster version of Lamborghini’s super-fast Aventador was caught while prancing for a photo shoot in Europe. The car appears to be sporting new vents, a massive rear spoiler and a very aggressive rear diffuser. As of now, we don’t have much information on the specifications and the performance figures, however we expect the power output to be in excess of 750 horses.