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Lamborghini Huracan Spearheads Assault in Geneva

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A Lamborghini Huracan on at the company s stand on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor. More


The world’s consumers will soon a wealth of choices: the latest Ferrari or maybe even a

Several new supercars, vehicles more than 100,000 ($137,000), are vying this to upstage one another at the Geneva Motor Show. The offerings in the dominated by European manufacturers, the revival of the region’s auto after a six-year slump.

The of horsepower-heavy models, including 2.18 million-euro Rembrandt, on at the show underscores the return of cars following years in some producers held Lamborghini headlined the trend by the 610-horsepower Huracan, which the $181,900 Gallardo — the AG (VOW) unit’s all-time seller.

“We believe that now is the right for a new model,” said Stephan head of the Santa’Agata Bolognese, carmaker. “We are very proud of car. I don’t see any competitor.”

may beg to differ. The Fiat SpA (F) unit a red shroud from the 560-horsepower T, which accelerates to 100 kilometers (62 per hour in 3.6 seconds. Reflecting the to improve efficiency even for racers, Ferrari boasted it reduced the model’s emissions by 20 versus the $198,190 predecessor.

“I competition, particularly when we win the Ferrari Chairman Luca Di Montezemolo said in an interview. “In the three years, we introduced key innovations: four-wheel drive, the hybrid and now a new turbo engine” in the T.

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Ferrari presented an FF model equipped Apple Inc.’s CarPlay and said it plans to add the technology to the T. The technology lets drivers use with voice commands or buttons. Montezemolo called it a step” in future collaborations Apple.

Sales in Europe of high-end cars will likely this year for the first since 2010, IHS Automotive Global deliveries may increase to in 2018, 14 percent above sales, helped by the Huracan, T and other new models in the pipeline, IHS

“Supercar-makers are heavily investing to up the pace with a growing said Gian Primo head of automotive-research company CSP in

Huracan Orders

Lamborghini had than 1,000 orders for the even before the March 3 when white, yellow and grey models slinked a stage in Geneva. Winkelmann deliveries of the car next year exceed the 1,800 peak of the Gallardo on the U.S. China and a in some European markets.

British sports-car maker unveiled coupe and topless of the new 650S, which is promoted as a with the ride comfort of an sedan. Drivers can choose “normal,” “sport” and “track” settings for the 650-horsepower model. The England-based company is selling the version, which has gullwing in the U.K. starting at 195,250 ($326,100), and charges 215,250 for the topless model.

Sweden ’s Koenigsegg marque unveiled the 1,” billing it as the fastest car in the world. The car just 1,400 kilograms pounds) and boasts 1,400 The company says it can accelerate to 400 per hour in about 20 seconds.


Jaguar Land which makes the $106,195 base Range Rover and the Jaguar XKR-S, introduced a version of the Evoque Dynamic in to appeal to performance-oriented customers.

“We’re very optimistic Europe,” Andy Goss, sales director at Jaguar Rover, said in an interview. demand for upscale vehicles looks very strong and no sign of that dissipating. got more sales opportunities supply.”

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VW’s Bugatti a model inspired by the brother of the founder and a sculptor. The car features a logo on the exterior and a bronze of a dancing elephant designed by Bugatti. The car is the fourth in a line of legend editions, which are to three cars per model.

The three have been out, Bugatti chief Schreiber said in Geneva.

expecting quite a large this year due to a large of limited-run models at the same as more mainstream models,” Ian Fletcher. an IHS analyst in London .


To celebrate Maserati’s centenary, the brand yesterday unveiled the named after one of the Italian founding brothers. The long, low is a stylistic evolution from Maserati models, with the divided vertically into two sections.

“The Alfieri is the looking car of the show,” Fiat CEO Marchionne told reporters “It could technically go into in 24 months, and it’s one of the models could complete the Maserati

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG the world’s largest maker of cars, showed the i8 hybrid car in Geneva. The model, which has a fiber chassis like the i3 electric city car, on sale later this

The growth prospects are also newcomers. Zenvo, a startup brand, showed the 1,104-horsepower its first model, which 100 kph in 2.6 seconds.

“The supercar will grow, simply there are more and more people globally,” said Pieper. a Frankfurt-based analyst Bankhaus Metzler. “They can 500,000 euros on a vehicle blinking an eye.”

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