The Geneva motor show is always a magnet for new supercars and hypercars.
The 2019 event that began on Tuesday certainly isn't disappointing on this front. Here's our round-up of the latest and greatest:
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The new Ferrari F8 Tributo will be the most powerful mid-engined V8 Ferrari series production supercar yet produced.
The 488 GTB replacement gets a new 710bhp version of Ferrari’s 3.9-litre V8 engine, which is a 49bhp upgrade on the 488 GTB, and the same output as the limited-run 488 Pista and also that of the car’s biggest rival, the McLaren 720S.
The twin-turbocharged engine, which Ferrari claims operates “without the slightest hint of turbo lag”, helps propel the F8 Tributo from 0-62mph time in 2.9sec (0.1sec faster than the 488 GTB), 0-124mph in 7.8sec and a top speed of 211mph.
The Pininfarina Battista EV hypercar, unveiled in full at this year’s Geneva show, will be the most powerful road-legal car ever produced in Italy, according to its makers.
Unveiled on the eve of the first day of the 2019 show, the hypercar will have separate motors for each wheel that, collectively, deliver up to 1900bhp and 1696lb ft. Pininfarina says that will be good enough for a sub-2 second 0-62mph time, 0-186mph in under 12sec and a top speed of around 217mph.
Closely related to the Rimac C_Two, the Battista will potentially be even more expensive with Pininfarina claiming a seven-figure price-tag.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Perhaps the most significant of the new Astons is the Vanquish Vision concept, which closely previews Aston’s all-new mid-engined supercar due to go into production at Gaydon in 2022.
The car marks the first time Aston has put a mid-engined model into series production and will line up alongside next-generation versions of the McLaren 720S and 488 GTB, likely priced at around £250,000.
The Vanquish, codenamed AM9, will bring with it a brand new, Aston-designed V6 engine that will be built in the UK.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
This convertible supercar follows the launch of the Huracán Evo, an updated and more powerful Huracán coupé, late last year. It features the same 631bhp 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10, resulting in a 0-62mph time in 3.1 seconds. That's 0.2 sec slower than the hard-top model.
The 201mph top speed is identical to the coupé, however, despite the Spyder's 120kg weight penalty. Much of that extra weight is down to the car's soft-top mechanism, using an electrohydraulic set-up to lower it in 17 seconds flat up to a speed of 31mph.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Bugatti has revealed the most expensive new car of all time: La Voiture Noire, a one-off homage to Jean Bugatti’s iconic Type 57 SC Atlantic.
La Voiture Noire, priced at €11 million (around £9.45m) before taxes, has already been sold.
At the rear, a continuous rear light runs along a grille-like back end, McLaren P1 style, with the company name illuminated in white below. All this sits above a bespoke exhaust set-up comprising six separate pipes running away from the car's 1479bhp 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine. From the specs, it is likely to be the same engine used in the Chiron.
Aston Martin AM-RB 003
“If Valkyrie is the best of the best, then the 003 is the best at £1m,” design boss Marek Reichman said of the AM-RB 003, which Aston will put into production in late 2021.
AM-RB 003’s performance and positioning – likely more than 1000bhp and the kind of performance that would threaten the Nürburgring lap record – would place it alongside next-generation versions of the likes of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, should this trio, which launched in 2013, have been replaced by the time it launches.
The model will use Aston’s new twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a hybrid system, and the car will be built around a carbonfibre architecture and using carbonfibre bodywork.
Chiron Sport 110 ans Bugatti
Bugatti has revealed a special, ultra-exclusive version of the Chiron Sport as part of the brand's 110th anniversary.
Described as a “tribute to France” and the brand’s Molsheim base, the Chiron Sport '110 ans Bugatti' features unique design and colour changes inside and out and is limited to just 20 examples.
Much of the 1479bhp hypercar’s bodywork revisions are themed around France's blue, white and red tricolour flag. The most prominent use of that is on the underside of the Chiron’s movable rear wing, while stripes also feature on the door mirrors and aluminium filler caps on both sides.
The model's mechanical make-up is identical to that of the regular Chiron Sport; that means its quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine makes it good for a 2.5sec 0-62mph time and a top speed limited to 261mph.
Pricing details for the '110 ans Bugatti' are yet to be announced.
Ginetta, the Leeds-based sports and racing car manufacturer, is launching a shock new 200mph Ferrari-priced supercar in the most spectacular way it can think of – by unveiling a fully finished, ready-to-drive version at Geneva’s Palexpo, scene of the world’s most popular motor show.
The £340,000 Akula is a low, aggressively styled but essentially practical front/mid-engined coupé. It has a bespoke, all-carbonfibre tub chassis built alongside the company’s race cars and clad with carbonfibre body panels.
It is shaped for aerodynamic performance normally not possible in road cars and powered by an extremely light and compact Ginetta-designed 90deg V8 engine of just over 6.0 litres, producing around 600bhp and 520lb ft of torque.
Production will begin late this year and first deliveries are scheduled for January 2020.
Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Porsche has revealed the second member of its new 992-generation 911 family: the new 911 Cabriolet.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat six engine, which produces 444bhp. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Carrera S can crack 0-62mph in 3.7sec and the Carrera 4S in 3.6sec.
The 911 Cabriolet’s folding soft-top roof is of a new design and can be raised and lowered while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31mph in just 12.0sec, the fastest yet for a 911 Cabriolet.
The roof's design includes an integrated glass rear window and technology that prevents it from ballooning at higher speeds.
Porsche has yet to confirm a UK launch date for the new 911 Cabriolet, but it has confirmed pricing: the Carrera S Cabriolet will cost from £102,755 and the Carrera 4S Cabriolet from £108,063.
The power output of this hypercar is said to be 1578bhp, up to 1000kg of downforce and a targeted top speed of 300mph. Only 125 will be produced, with prices set to start at just under $3 million (£2.29m) before local taxes.
The Jesko effectively replaces the Agera, sitting on a new platform and with a modest increase in dimensions. Power comes from a heavily reworked version of Koenigsegg's own V8 engine.
Von Koenigsegg says his company has already taken 83 deposits on the car, ahead of its official unveiling. "Be fast if you want one," he told the crowds at Geneva. "We will have to see how many are left at the end of the show."
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
The new Aventador SVJ Roadster two-seater will be produced in a limited run of 800 units, and Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali said it would be “as fundamentally exciting to drive as the Aventador SVJ but with an added exclusivity: the option of the open air”.
The V12 engine, the most powerful series production unit in Lamborghini history, has an unchanged output of 759bhp at a maximum of 8500rpm, and 531lb ft of torque at 6750rpm, driving all four wheels. The 0-62mph time of 2.9sec is 0.1sec slower than that quoted for the coupé, but both have the same claimed top speed of 217mph.
The Aventador SVJ Roadster has a suggested price of £323,323 in the UK before taxes, or £387,988 with VAT added, and $574,966, not including the gas guzzler tax in the USA. That compares with £360,000 for the coupé. First deliveries are due this summer.