The last 80th International Geneva Motor Show was a perfect glimpse of the future of automobile world; and the future looks bright and green. Aside from the lovely motor show booth babes, this event showcased the meanest and the cleanest in the auto world. For those who missed this big event, here’s a quick look of the Top 7 Cars of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in no particular order.
The first on the list is a spider that can charm even the most fearful arachnophobic – the new Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid, an open two-seater plug-in hybrid sports car with fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery. This predator of the road features a modern slipstream carbon fiber design that can go from 0-100 km/h in well under 3.2 seconds. It can reach maximum speeds up to 320 km/h and ironically consumes only 3L/100km worth of fuel. That roughly translates to 70 grams CO2/km – not bad for a beast running on a powerful V8 engine.
The next car is one of Italy’s’ pride – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, an aerodynamic five-door hatchback with enough dynamic and comfort features to remind you why you like Italy, pizza and spaghetti. The base model runs on a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged gasoline engine while the higher Cloverleaf models run on a 235 horsepower 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.
The third car is the Mercedes F800 Style Concept, a spacious five-seater â€œgreenâ€ sedan that can run on either Plug-in Hybrid or fuel cell alternative drive system. It’s powered by a 300hp direct injection V6 gasoline engine and a 109hp hybrid module that can run the car on pure electricity for 18 miles.
Next on the list is a brand that can be readily associated with The Transporter. Yes, it is Audi and they have a new car that every transporter would talk about. The Audi A1 features a squat body, small overhangs, four customizable colors for the roof arches, ten body colors, LED and Xenon lights, and a fully customizable interior.
Fifth is the famous Italian stallion with a green makeover. Introducing the Ferrari 599 HY KERS prototype that features Ferrari’s latest regenerative braking technology integrated into seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and installed below the car’s center of gravity. This 40 kilograms KERS system can add over 100 horsepower to the car’s already monstrous V12 engine and can run the car on pure electricity for city driving.
Lotus also grabbed some well deserved attention with its Evora – a 1382 kg 3.5-litre V6 mid-engine sports car that can reach 100km/h in just 5.1 seconds and has top speed 261 km/h. This lightweight sports car only consumes 8.7 L /100km of fuel with carbon emission of mere 205 g/km CO2.
The final car on the list, Koenigsegg Agera, an ageless masterpiece of a sports car sculpted in carbon fibre with aluminum honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks. It is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that can propel this 1290kg beast from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds.
There you have it, the Top 7 Cars from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
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