What would the world be without cars that defy the laws of physics to go faster than you can ever imagine? Supercars or hypercars, whatever you call them, their purpose is to make us dream about those works of art for their ability to go fast. Since, the Geneva Show is one of the most prestigious motor shows across the globe, the best of these fast cars strut their stuff here. So here are the top five picks from Geneva which would make you go weak in your knees.
When it comes to supercars hardly anything goes past Bugatti, especially, when it is the Chiron – the worthy successor of the legendary Veyron. It will go on to hold the record of the fastest production car on road but that might not be as ground breaking an achievement as the Veyron. Still, one look at it and you will forget all about the records and simply drool.
Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon
Christian Von Koenigsegg is a man driven by the passion of building fast cars, just like Ettore Bugatti in the old days. Combining technology and innovation with clever engineering, Koenigseggs are never about absolute power. This ultra-special Agera RS takes its inspiration from the mythical creature Gryphon and is done with gold-leaf highlights and stripes on the carbon-fibre bodywork. With 1350bhp power and weighing less than 1400kg, this car comes very close to the magical 1:1 ratio.
Pagani Huayra Roadster
How can you not have the legendary Italian fighter pilot on the list when you speak about hypercars. Horacio Pagani’s latest creation is the Huayra Roadster. And if you thought convertibles were always heavier than coupes, you have been taught wrong. This Roadster is over 50kg lighter than the coupe and with almost 800bhp of power under the hood, this gorgeous car screams at you even when it is standing still.
Speaking about Italians, the Raging Bull is not the one to be left behind. The Lamborghini Performante is the fastest around the Nurburgring with a 6:52:01 minute lap clocked around the world’s toughest proving grounds. We also do remember that Koenigsegg was not allowed to attempt the fastest lap there for safety concerns. Does this mean battle lines are being drawn?
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie in its entirety, embodies all the glory and fieriness of the Norse goddesses, which it is named after. This is a racecar which doesn’t even care to masquerade as a road car. The carbon fibre bodywork is just enough to make it road legal but the Cosworth V12 engine underneath with Red Bull F1 engineering and KERS system is a 1000bhp-1000kg hooligan you would not want to mess with.