Watch this Guided Tour of the Electrified Geneva Motor Show
Pun intended, as the heavily hybridized and electrified line-up shows.
If there’s one overarching theme we’ve noticed from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show it’s our electrified future. Nearly all of the major players, and many of the ones we hadn’t even heard of, are putting their bets into the electric or plug-in hybrid basket. There’s a new all-electric Kia Soul that looks pretty cool, and a neat Fiat Concept.
But really, you’re not a 6SpeedOnline reader because you want to read about European economy cars you can’t buy. You really should watch the whole video (Mat Watson really is a good presenter) but here are our favorites from the carwow video overview from Geneva.
Ferrari and Lamborghini really have dropped a few gorgeous supercars. Mat explains that Ferrari’s F8 Tributo is, “basically an update to the 488.” Improved aero, less weight, and a bump to 710 hp. Lamborghini shows off a pair of convertible versions of the Aventador and the Huracan. The Aventador SVJ Roadster is decked out in matte gold, a color “I’m embarrassed to say, I quite like,” Mat admits. The Huracan Evo Spyder is, unsurprisingly, a Huracan Evo without a roof. Also in signature Lambo green.
Oh yeah, and the Koenigsegg Jesko was announced too: 5.0-liter V-8, 1,500 hp, and a 300-mph top speed. The only bad news is that the Jesko is set to be the last non-hybrid Koenigsegg.
In basically the coolest tribute to a former legend, Pagani made a new Zonda to celebrate 20 years of the supercar. “It still looks stunning today,” Mat says.
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One of the fascinating electric cars in the roundup is the Piech Mark Zero. This thing claims to charge the battery from zero to 80 percent in just five minutes. If true, the reality could really help cement the EV in the mainstream, if not this particular car. Though we’re wondering what kind of infrastructure that sort of charge rate would require.
We’d be remiss if we skipped the most powerful car to ever come out of Italy: the Pininfarina Battista. 1,900 all-electric hp. It looks a little like a Ferrari 488, but hot dang. The quickest Model S is face melting, so we can hardly imagine what one of these would be like.
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