Geneva is always a great show and this year we were not disappointed. Here is a selection of the brightest and boldest, which also serves as my menu for the review cars l will order this year for your delight and delectation – this is just a job – l get no personal satisfaction from driving these cars whatsoever……..
Aston brings the track to life with this AMR that follows in the wheel tracks of the iconic winners of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships. See it as their version of Mercedes AMG and there will be an AMR version of all new models. Apparently, they are not fast enough already!
This is the latest Bentley concept car – an all-electric sports car and l would not bet against it going into production. Following on from the 4x4 Bentayga, the company seems to be on a roll of exploiting the marque so why not a drop top sports car?
RANGE ROVER VELAR
JLR work on the principle that if there is the tiniest gap in their range, shoehorn another model into it. This new model, the Velar, is supposed to fit in between the Evoque and the RR Sport. Both are great cars but is there room for another? Available from the Summer 2017 at £44,830.
This new McLaren in the second generation Super Series and l watched them build one at the factory only last week. A twin-turbo V8 producing 720bhp (hence the name) and 0-60 in 2.8 seconds – this is a true supercar and deliveries will commence in May 2017, at a trifling £208,600
PAGANI ZONDA S ROADSTER
From one of the world’s most exclusive production lines, this little beauty will cover 0-60 in 3.4 seconds using the Mercedes AMG V12 with 678bhp. Only 5 will ever be built and at £1.3 million, deep pockets will be required. You will never see one as all 5 will go straight into investment storage.
FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST
This is the fastest road going Ferrari ever built with a brand new V12 engine and is a nod back to the 1969 365 GTB4 Daytona. 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and on to over 200mph. I licked it.
The new Ford GT is powered by the 3.5-litre V6 but creates a whopping 600bhp. They will only build 250 a year and the first two years’ worth of production has been snapped up already with 6,506 applications for the 500 cars.
This norse God is the long-awaited child of Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. A 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 with a 7-speed gearbox from Sussex based Ricardo Engineering, and designed by the F1 God himself, Adrian Newey. Only 150 road going models will be built with a further 25 track only cars and deliveries from 2019.
MERCEDES AMG GTR
This AMG recently smashed the track record at the Nurburgring in a time of 7.10 seconds – one of the toughest race tracks in the world. Watch this space, as l will be taking three legendary supercars over there in August for a little poodle around. Its heart is a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 producing 585bhp with a 0-60 of 3.6 seconds and costing £143,245.