Top 10 Coolest Cars That Were Supposed To Debut At The Geneva International Motor Show

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Summary

Now as we all know, very well, the Geneva International Motor Show was canceled due to coronavirus concerns, but that didn’t stop the new-car debuts. The show must go on, after all – even without the show itself. Let’s take a look on the top 10 coolest cars that were supposed to debut during that event! This list, is of course, subjective. There were tons of amazing cars but we believe these ten, have that little something extra about them.

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

Bugatti

The Chiron Pur Sport is Bugatti’s answer to customers who asked for a handling-focused car that’s not built solely for top speed. It’s lighter and stiffer than the standard Chiron, and a gargantuan, six-foot wing in the back keeps the car firmly planted when ripping around corners.

Bugatti only plans to make 60 models, and each one will cost a whopping $3.3 million.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Wah this one cost more than my HDB house le”

Marie (Design): “Awwww the color is so cute!!!”

Volkswagen Golf GTI

From left to right: VW Golf GTD, GTI, and GTE. Volkswagen

A new Volkswagen GTI is enough to make any car nerd’s day. In anticipation of the motor show, the eighth generation of VW’s legendary hot hatch debuted with 245 horsepower for European models and a new design.

Volkswagen also took the wraps off of the GTI’s latest diesel and hybrid siblings – the GTD and GTE – but, unfortunately, those models aren’t destined for the US market.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Jeeeez not bad!”

Marie (Design): “OOF THE RED ONE *heart eyes*!!!”

Hyundai Prophecy

Hyundai

Hyundai unveiled a sleek electric concept car on March 3 that looks like a mashup between a Porsche 911 and a Tesla Model 3. Inside, the Prophecy sports a pair of joysticks instead of a conventional steering wheel, since, theoretically, the driver is meant to kick back while an autonomous driving system chauffeurs them around.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “This is so sick bro I love the all black. And its autonomous too? Sick! Finally a car for me”

Marie (Design): “Wait..why does it look like a pokemon eh?”

Koenigsegg Gemera

Koenigsegg

Swedish boutique carmaker Koenigsegg dropped the Gemera, its first four-seater. With more torque than a semi, more horsepower than a Formula One car, and a claimed 0-to-62-mph time of 1.9 seconds, it’s probably the most absurd family hauler money can buy.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “That 0-62 mph in 1.9 seconds is insane sia.”

Marie (Design): “OOOoooo this colour combination is just..*chef’s kiss* “

BMW i4

BMW

After a lot of teasing, BMW finally unveiled a near-production version of its latest all-electric luxury sedan, the i4, on March 3. BMW says the i4 concept serves up 530 horsepower, an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles, and a 0-to-62-mph time of four seconds, which may make it a formidable competitor to the Tesla Model 3.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Not bad but I still prefer the BMW i8 le”

Marie (Design): “*has been told to give other feedback besides on the colour of the car* ….very futuristic, I like “

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

Bentley

On March 3, Bentley took the wraps off the Bacalar, an ultra-limited-production, open-top grand tourer with a W12 engine rated at 650 horsepower. It’s packed full of opulent touches – such as 5,000-year-old wood cladding on the dash – which may help explain the Bacalar’s $2 million asking price.

Bentley plans to hand build 12 Bacalars, and all cars are already spoken for.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “The name of the car sounds like an exquisite mediterranean dish. 5000-year-old wood cladding on the dash, $2 Million asking price…this one really excessive eh.”

Marie (Design): “How do you pronounce it again? Baca-what? “

Polestar Precept

Polestar

The Precept is the latest concept vehicle from Volvo’s high-performance electric-car brand, Polestar. The striking concept car showcases Polestar’s environmentally friendly manufacturing practices, with an interior made partially from recycled cork, plastic bottles, and fishing nets.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Oh this is under Volvo? Cool! Super environmentally friendly car too.”

Marie (Design): “Wah eh the wheels like that X-Men Prof X wheelchair wheels.”

Aston Martin V12 Speedster

Aston Martin

Aston Martin debuted the new V12 Speedster, a $1 million supercar with no windshield and no option for a roof, on March 4. It’ll be a track-only car in the US, Aston told Business Insider, and only 88 models will be built.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “No windshield? Wah gone la my hair like that if I drive in it.”

Marie (Design): “You also have $1 Million dollar to buy this car meh “

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche

Porsche revealed the latest version of its flagship 911 – the 2021 911 Turbo S – on March 3. The sports car gets its power from a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter engine that cranks out 641 horses and roughly 590 pound-feet of torque, Porsche claims.

Porsche says the new 911 Turbo S sprints from a standstill to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of roughly 205 mph.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Porsche is my FAVORITE and yet again it has shown me why it will always stay my favorite. Standstill to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds le ooooof”

Marie (Design): “Aiya Singapore also cannot speed. A bit only and you reach another traffic light already”

Haikal: *visibly pissed*

Renault Morphoz

Renault

The Renault Morphoz might have taken the cake for the most innovative concept car at Geneva – if the show had ever taken place, that is.

The car ingeniously shrinks for driving in cities, and expands on demand for longer road trips. In its elongated form, the Morphoz can travel up to 435 miles on a charge, according to Renault.

UCARS Team Commentary:

Haikal (Operations Team): “Wah this is a veryyy cool concept! Would be interesting to see this come to fruit. Very useful for highly dense urban environments”

Marie (Design): “*has been told to stop rebutting on Haikal’s comments* Hmmm..not bad eh looks like the car allows a lot of natural light in. My selfies are going to look so good in this car please.”

Source: Business Insider Singapore

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