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Best of 2013 Geneva Motor Show (part 3)


There was much more to make the best of 2013 Geneva Motor Show list and today we’re continuing our quick look at the various models that have a spot on it.

Porsche 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 marks half a century of Porsche development, the fifth-generation model brings with it a massive change as far as it is concerned – it is no manual.

This is possibly the most focused of the new Porsche 911 models, a naturally aspired 350kW 3.8-litre direct injection six-cylinder engine, with four-wheel steering and a dual-clutch automatic as the only transmission offered.

The 911 GT3 will go from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds – thanks to a launch control system – and its top speed is that of 315km/h.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

The two-door Rolls-Royce Wraith has a 465kW/800Nm twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 powerplant and has been dubbed to be the ‘ultimate gentlemen’s gran turismo’. The Wraith will gracefully go from zero to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds in the luxury of the cabin’s ‘waftability’ which features Phantom-grade leathers.

The Wraith also premiered the new satellite-aided transmission system that will link the car’s eigh-speed ZF automatic gearbox to GPS mapping data in order to make sure that the correct gear is always pre-selected for the coming road surface.

Suzuki SX4

The new Suzuki SX4 is slightly bigger than the current one, offering a 430-litre boot with increased interior space, and will be available either in front- or all-wheel-drive setups as well as two options for its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines – petrol and diesel.

Toyota 86 Convertible concept

This concept is close to production-ready, it features an electrically operated soft-top that folds away into the car’s boot. There aren’t a lot of details available since it is a concept still, however it is expected to feature a 147kW/205Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine, the same as the current 86 and the Subaru BRZ.

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