These are the three best rides from the world’s most high profile auto show
If you’re a petrolhead, you’d know just how important the Geneva Motor Show is in the grand scheme of things in the auto world. It is that single most important event where all the world’s largest and most prestigious carmakers descend to unveil their latest concepts. The press days are already underway at the Geneva motor show and we like what we’ve seen so far. While there are dozens of cars on display, there are only a few which really break ranks to shine bright. Here are three such cars that have got us, and maybe a billion more car fans from around the world, all excited. Bugatti Chiron Sport
The Bugatti Chiron was already capable of wonderful things like hitting a top speed of 261mph. But the men and women at Bugatti thought it wise to dial up the already exotic and mega powerful Chiron and introduced a Chiron Sport version at the Geneva Motor Show. It still has 1,500hp 16-cylinder engine, but the Sport is 40 pounds lighter. Also, a new torque vectoring system in the Sport means a more dynamic and efficient distribution of power. More power isn’t always the answer – a better use of the power that the mighty engine comes packing with is the answer to making the $3.4 million hypercars of tomorrow.Mercedes-AMG GT4
The Mercedes-AMG GT is a phenomenal car, though not necessarily a practical one. If you’re looking to scratch the itch of middle life and yet make your peace with the fact that you have to do school and grocery runs, besides participating in your much-loved trackday weekends, you should be looking for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. The car is a dramatic mission statement for Mercedes who are now seeking to blend performance cars and mask them as family rides too. The top-of-the-line variant of this car, the GT 63 S has 630hp, does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. And yes, it has drift mode too. Just make sure you buckle in the kids tight. McLaren Senna GTR
This is a car that would make F1 legend Ayrton Senna proud. The McLaren Senna which was unveiled in December last year had a fine 4-litre twin-turbo V8 that generated 789hp and 590lb-ft of torque. That was a road homologated car. Now though, McLaren have shown up at the Geneva Motor Show with an altogether different beast – the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. Designed for the track, it will create a staggering 2,200 pounds of downforce and have lap times which can rival an F1 car. The V8 is now tuned to deliver 813 hp, but it’s those incredible aerodynamics which would never be permitted in a road-legal car that allows this machine to go hell for leather.