Geneva 2015 motor show
2015 Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland
17 November 2014
Show Dates: 3 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
The theme of this year's show was undoubtedly high-performance cars, with new
models from major European brands including Audi, Porsche, Koenigsegg, Aston
Martin, McLaren and Ferrari.
Audi uncovered its next-generation R8, now available in three variants – V10,
V10 plus and e-tron – and although it features an evolutionary design, Audi's
new supercar was still a crowd-pleaser.
Porsche showed off its two new hardcore models – the Cayman GT4, featuring the
3.8-litre flat six from the 911 Carrera S, and the 911 GT3 RS, the most
powerful naturally aspirated 911 yet.
McLaren unveiled its hard-charging P1 GTR, a track-only hybrid hypercar, and
its track-honed 675LT, while Ferrari returned serve with its 458 successor, the
488 GTB with a twin-turbo V8 engine.
With the Geneva show now finished, all eyes turn back to the United States as
New York gears up for its motor show early next month.
With only a matter of days before the Geneva motor show kicks off, the 2015
European auto extravaganza already looks to be a venerable supercar fest.
Audi is giving its next-generation R8 its public debut and the new supercar
will be powered by the same V10 engine found in the Lamborghini Huracan.
McLaren is bringing not one, but two special-edition cars. The first is
McLaren's fastest-ever production car, P1 GTR, which is a special track-only
version of its hybrid hypercar, while the 675LT is a higher-tuned version of
Not to be outdone, fellow British car-maker Aston Martin is also displaying two
new models. The Vulcan will be a limited-edition track-honed V12-powered
weapon, while the Vantage GT3 will represent the fastest road-going Vantage
Ferrari is bringing along the successor to the popular 458 Italia, and while
the styling is evolutionary, the new 488 GTB will feature a monstrous 3.9-litre
twin-turbocharged V8 that will give it enough grunt to hit a top speed in
excess of 330km/h.
With plenty more surprises and news to come, hit up GoAuto for all the latest
Geneva motor show coverage.
One of the biggest motor shows on the planet, the International Geneva Motor
Show has been showcasing the best in the automotive industry for over a century.
Often known as the place to show off exotic metal and unique supercars, the
2014 show saw the introduction of the next-generation Civic Type R from Honda,
the M3/M4 rivalling Lexus RC F Sport and the European debut of the Nissan GT-R
However, these were only appetisers.
Lamborghini finally unveiled the successor to its wildly popular Gallardo in
the form of the all-new Huracan.
McLaren took the wraps off the 650S, the next progressive step for the
But the most talked about car at the show had to be the Koenigsegg One:1, a
hypercar with a scarcely believable one metric horsepower per kilogram.
Can the 2015 Salon International de l'Auto be as memorable as the one preceding
it? Stay tuned to GoAuto to find out.
Final frontier: The Kia Sportspace concept, in attendance at this years show, is expected to preview the design language of the next-generation Optima.
Cars at the show: