The Geneva Motor Show is the biggest automotive platform of the calendar year. No doubt then that the carmakers come in all guns blazing to the Swiss show. You get to see the best of the Concepts and future mobility plans from major to niche carmakers. But the bastions of the automotive worlds, the hypercars, also make their presence felt with their colossal performance figures and exaggerated styling quotient. So here we have shortlisted few of the delectable hypercars that graced the Geneva stage this year.
Bugatti Chiron Sport
When the Chiron arrived at Geneva in the ‘Sport’ iteration there was no increase in its power output. However, the Bugatti engineers shaved off 18 kilograms of weight and fitted stiffer suspensions. As a result, the Chiron can now change directions better than before, is faster around the Nardo test track and can achieve a cornering speed of 200kmph. The wheels are lighter and there are four circular exhaust tips in the Chiron Sport. At 2.98 million Euros, the Chiron Sport was the most expensive production car at the Geneva this year.
Italdesign Zerouno Duerta Roadster
Italdesign returned to the business of carmaking last year with the ultra-rare Zerouno (only five units were made). The Turin-based carmaker intends to make a new car every year in exclusive numbers. And the newest product is the Zerouno Roadster. Powered by the same V10 sourced from Audi R8, the Zerouno Duesrta Roadster retains its spaceship-like design. It gets a removable hard-top roof since the intricate design of the hypercar leaves no space for a folding rooftop. The 610bhp and 560Nm of firepower help the Roadster do 0-100kmph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 330kmph.
McLaren celebrated the public debut of their new Ultimate series hero, the Senna. Named after the celebrated F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the new McLaren’s looks is a hot topic of debate in the automotive fraternity. The one thing which has a unanimous opinion about the Senna is the performance figures. Sitting behind the driver is a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 punching out 789bhp and 800Nm propelling the Senna to a 100kmph in mere 2.8 seconds. A top whack of 340kmph is possible. The Senna shared the stage with the hardcore Senna GTR.
Zenvo unveiled another iteration of the TS family at the Geneva. Called the TSR-S, it is the street-legal version of their ultimate track-tool, the TSR race-car. Limited to just five units, the TSR-S is powered by the 5.8-litre petrol V8 fed by twin centrifugal superchargers generating a whopping 1177bhp of power. But beyond the power and performance figures, the highlight of TSR-S was the unique twin-axis rear wing. The transverse rotation of the rear wing provides down-force and air-braking while the longitudinal rotation creates centrifugal forces which aid turn-in around corners.
Techrules Ren RS
The ambitious automotive start-up Techrules unveiled the single-seat, track-only Ren RS at this year’s Geneva. It is powered by no less than six electric motors churning out gargantuan 1,287 horsepower. The juice to the motors is fed by two diesel-fueled turbines powering the onboard generators. The stratospheric twisting force of 2,340Nm can send the Ren RS to 330kmph top speed. Techrules claims that 80 litres of diesel tank is enough for 1,170 kilometres (727 miles), which equates to a whole lot of laps around the track before needing to refuel.