By Craig Cole Mar 09, 2017
The Geneva Motor Show is where all the exotic car companies debut their newest supercars. This upscale show is a mecca for horsepower and crazy designs.
A ton of really cool cars were unveiled at this year’s show, and it might be the busiest show we have ever been to. Here are AutoGuide.com’s picks for the top 10 best debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Audi RS 5
We start with Audi’s new RS5, which was totally redesigned. It drops the glorious V8 for a 2.9-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder, but with 450 horsepower, we’re sure drivers won’t have too much to complain about. With an eight-speed automatic, it should hit 60 miles an hour in just 3.9 seconds.
Ford Fiesta ST
But not everyone can afford an Audi, and for those people, the new Ford Fiesta ST debuted. It features a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder that delivers 200 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. We can’t wait to drive this one.
Next up, the Volkswagen Arteon. This swanky four-door coupe should replace the brand’s Passat CC when it goes on sale later in the year. Along with swept-back style, it offers a lot of tech and a broad range of engines with up to 276 horsepower.
Range Rover Velar
Another practical and surprisingly affordable reveal from Geneva is the brand new Range Rover Velar, a smartly sized luxury SUV with great style and tons of technology. Inside, it offers a digital gauge cluster and two 10-inch screens on the dashboard. Base price is around $51,000.
Honda Civic Type R
Next up, the production Honda Civic Type R, an off-the-wall sport compact that’s finally making its way to North America. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, it packs 306 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is also standard.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
One of the crowd favorites revealed in Geneva this year is the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. It’s about 88 pounds lighter than the regular Huracan and now holds the record for the fastest production car to ever lap the Nurburgring. The blast to 60 mph takes less than three seconds.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept
Next up, we have the only concept car on this list, the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, which is a hybrid and will eventually do battle with the Porsche Panamera. This concept uses a unique combination of a gas-powered 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, a high-performance electric motor, and a powerful yet lightweight battery to get 805 horsepower.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
People might not like this car’s name, but the Ferrari 812 Superfast was a crowd favorite during the Geneva Motor Show. The Italian automaker says this V12 rocket is the “the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.”
Pagani Huayra Roadster
The Pagani Huayra Roadster might be one of the most beautiful cars here, and it was a long time coming! We’ve been waiting for this car to debut to years and years now, but the long wait was worth it because it is gorgeous, and of course, blindingly fast.
Taking the crown for the absolute best reveal at the show this year is the McLaren 720S. McLarens don’t usually do it for me, but this new supercar is just stunning. Everything in its design focuses on aerodynamics. The 720 name means that the supercar’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 outputs 720 horsepower.