Best of 2013 Geneva Motor Show (part 1)
Even though the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show is still open to the public till March 17, most of the important reveals have already happened so we’ll take our time to look into some of the biggest and most important things that were unveiled this year.
Alfa Romeo 4C
This vehicle was designed in order to resurrect the passion and lust for the Italian brand. The mid-engined, two-seater Italian sports car is powered by a 176kW turbocharged 1.8-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Weighing under 1000kg, the Alfa Romeo 4C can go from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 250km/h.
The Audi RSQ3 blends the more aggressive Audi Q3 looks with a 228kW/420Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine. It can reach 100km/h in 5.5 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, thanks to the help of a seven-speed ‘S-tronic’ dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible was revealed at Geneva as a follow-up to the unveiling of the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
The convertible shares with the coupe its 335kW/610Nm 6.2-litre LT1 direct injection V8 engine as well as the seven-speed manual transmission, both of which are set upon a lightweight aluminium frame.
By far the most anticipated reveal from the entire show, this is Ferrari’s fastest and most powerful production car in the entire history of the company.
The LaFerrari combined Formula One-derived technology with other street-legal tech to create an electrically-assisted 6.3-litre V12 powerhouse, capable of producing 708kW of power and more than 900Nm of torque.
The performance numbers that this automobile is capable of deserve a second take – it can reach 100km/h in less than three seconds; 200km/h in less than seven seconds and 300km/h in fifteen seconds, with a top speed of over 350km/h.
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