This week marked the end of the 86th Geneva Motor Show, the biggest auto show in the world. The event saw a host of new-vehicle debuts from many prestigious automotive brands that left the crowd dazzled. From SUV to coupe to supercar, here are our three top picks of the best.
Aston Martin DB11
The British automaker unveiled its highly anticipated Aston Martin DB11 at the show. The new ride showcases a fresh design, such as a front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and the accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille. The car is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 600 bhp and 700 nm of torque that sees it accelerate from 0 to 100 km in 3.9 seconds and boast a speed of 322 kph.
Maserati made headlines by unveiling its first-ever SUV, the Maserati Levante, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The ride has a drag coefficient of 0.31 with an Air Shutter feature that boosts its aerodynamics even further. There are three engine options: two petrols and one diesel, all with 3-litre V6 Turbo engines.
The range-topping petrol model is the 430-hp Levante S that can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 5.2 seconds and which has a top speed of 264 kph. The less-powerful petrol Levante generates 350 hp and reaches 0-100 kph in 6 seconds with a top speed of 251 kph. All engines are combined with the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel-drive system that can transfer torque between the axles instantaneously when required, as well as 8-speed automatic gearboxes with integrated cruise-control Start&Stop function.
The third model in the Sports Series family, the McLaren 570GT, is equipped with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that can accelerate to 100 kph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 328 kph. The ride is also dubbed as the most luxurious McLaren to date with a light, airy cabin upholstered with high-quality material throughout. Other features include a side-opening rear-glass hatch that offers an additional 220 litres of storage, as well as fine-tuning to the suspension and steering systems to emphasise long-distance comfort.
Photo Courtesy of Aston Martin, Maserati and McLaren