These were Geneva’s TOP 5 supercars
This year’s Geneva Motor Show hosted a fair share of speed monsters
In a background dominated by electric cars and various mobility solutions, Geneva 2019 still had something in the bag for the supercar-lover journalist or visitor.
So, without further ado, let’s meet Geneva’s top 5 supercars:
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Powered by the notorious naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12, the Aventador SVJ Roadster outputs 770 hp and 720 Nm of torque and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. Top speed is 300 km/h (186 mph).
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster will be limited to just 800 units, each priced at €387,007.
Unlike the Aventador, Pininfarina’s Battista uses Rimac’s know-how to employ an all-electric powertrain that makes 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm of twist coming from four electric motors. The units are powered by a 120-kWh battery pack which offers a max range of 450 km (280 miles).
Battista needs less than 2 seconds to blast from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and can reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 12 seconds. No word on pricing, but Pininfarina will build just 150 Battistas.
Christian von Koenigsegg offers another glimpse at his mechanical genius with the Jesko – which is, in fact, named after his father.
Koenigsegg Jesko uses the brand’s familiar 5-liter V8 tuned to produce 1,600 hp on E85 and a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm, with the red line starting at 8,500 rpm.
Moreover, the gearbox has 7 clutches and tips the scales at just 90 kilos, while the whole cars has a kerb weight of just 1,420 kg and can generate 1,000 kg worth of downforce at speeds of 275 km/h (170 mph).
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Translating as The Black Car, Bugatti’s masterpiece in Geneva is now the most expensive new car in the world, after someone paid €16.5 million to secure the one-off creation.
La Voiture Noire wants to reinterpret the legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic owned by Jean Bugatti with a modern twist – the engine is the same as found inside the Bugatti Chiron and Bugatti Divo, namely the 8-liter W16 churning out 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of twist.
Hispano Suiza Carmen
We know, you haven’t exactly heard of Hispano Suiza – by the way, they’re from Spain - but their Carmen caused quite a stir in Geneva.
It uses two electric motors that send resources to the rear wheels and by resources we mean 1,020 hp, enough to propel it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
For now, just a 80-kWh battery pack is being offered, but a larger 105-kWh unit might be unlocked later on. Price tag: €1.5 million.