The Best of 2012 Geneva Motor Show - The Supercars

May 7th, 2012 | News & Events | motor show, supercars

 

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For what the hosts of the popular British made TV car enthusiasts show 'Top Gear' call petrolheads (definition: those obsessed with big powerful cars) the Geneva Motor Show is one of the highlights of their year. This is the event when a number of car manufacturers debut their latest innovations. Not all of them are supercars, but those do tend to be the cars that people look forward to seeing the most.

New Supercars at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Lamborghini set the pace for new supercars with its Aventador J, a limited production upgrade of the Aventador LP700-4 as it was built on that model's chassis. The Adventador J (which stands for Jota) will not be mass produced but can be custom made for individuals at a price of around 2.2 million euros. Well known supercar fan soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo already has one, although being snapped taking his 2 year son for a ride in it on his lap was probably not a very good idea!

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Not to be outdone, Bugatti debuted a new convertible version of the almost supersonic Bugatti Veyron Supersport - the Bugatti Veyron Grand Vitesse. The specs are very much the same as the Supersport - which has a top speed of 431 kph and is still the world’s fastest production car. The look is sportier though (if that is even possible) and it does have a little more power than it hard topped sibling - with an increased output of up to 1,200 horsepower.

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The award for the most futuristic looking new supercar that was seen at the show should probably go to the Koenigsegg Agera R Second Generation. Its alien-esque body is crafted from a special lightweight alloy and even its wheels are made of an aerodynamic carbon fiber that shaves around 20kgs off the car’s overall weight.