After 11 days, 900 vehicles – including 130 premiers and concept cars, 11,300 media representatives and more than 680,000 attendees, the 85th Geneva International Motor Show 2015 drew to a close yesterday.
From jaw-dropping concepts to production-ready supercars, stands featured offerings produced by global automotive giants to cottage producers, and everyone in-between.
Though Porsche’s Cayman GT4; Ferrari’s 488 GTB; Audi’s new R8, Koenigsegg’s hybrid Regera, and Lambroghini’s Aventador SV all turned heads, it was the British contingent stole the limelight thanks to the successful fusion of forward-thinking with respect for the past.
TM highlights five of Britain’s finest contributions to Geneva International Motor Show 2015.
Aston Martin Vulcan
An 800 hp, 7.0 litre V12 engine (developed by Aston Martin Racing), all-carbon fibre track-only supercar which draws extensively on the luxury brand’s rich GT motorsport experience, flair for design and engineering prowess.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6
Bentley’s surpassingly small sports car concept combines striking automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology
The original model was launched at Geneva back in 2000, and this year the independent, family-owned carmaker’s Aero8 has a stiffer, all-aluminium chassis and revels in its hand sculpted body.
McLaren 675LT (long tail)
A road-legal more aerodynamic, powerful and lighter version of the 650S, the limited production 675LT is capable of 0-60 in less than three seconds and tops out at 205mph.
Lotus Evora 400
It’s fastest and most power production model to date, Lotus’ supercharged, mid-mounted 3.5 litre V6 engine propels the aluminium chassis with 400 hp and more than 400 Nm of torque.