10 Of The Fastest Cars From The 2015 Geneva Motor Show
10 Of The Fastest Cars From The 2015 Geneva Motor ShowJournalists and car-loving members of the general public alike make an annual pilgrimage to Switzerland for one very good reason: It's a haven for supercars.
Exotic manufacturers ranging from Ferrari and Lamborghini to Koenigsegg and McLaren all descend on Geneva with their latest high-performance machinery in tow, and this year, those regulars are joined by the likes of Audi, Bentley, Lotus, Morgan and Porsche in the race to build the fastest production cars in the world.
Join us as we take a closer look at 10 of the very fastest production cars that debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and get ready for some serious speed.
Audi R8It's hard to follow up on a classic, but that's exactly what Audi has done with its next R8 supercar. In V10 Plus guise, the car puts out a monstrous 610 horsepower. That's good for a sprint to 60 of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.
And with its chiseled good looks, this latest R8 is going to look awfully good while it's scorching the pavement, no matter who's lucky enough to be behind the wheel.
Click here to learn more about the 2016 Audi R8.
2016 Bentley Continental GT SpeedIt's still clearly recognizable as a Bentley, but there's plenty new technology packed into the 2016 Continental to make it stand apart from previous versions.
In GT Speed trim, the 2016 Bentley Continental boasts 626 horsepower and 607 lb-ft of torque from a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine. That's enough oomph for a 0-60 time of 4.0 seconds flat and a top speed of 206 miles per hour.
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Ferrari 488 GTBThe Ferrari 458 was beautiful; this new 488 GTB is simply stunning.
It boasts a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine with 661 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, and while Ferrari isn't yet offering official acceleration or top-speed figures, you can rest assured that they will be very quick and stupidly fast. In case you're wondering GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, which in English, translates to Grand Touring Coupe.
Click here to learn more about the Ferrari F88 GTB.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperveloceIts name may be a mouthful, but we don't care. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is amazing on all fronts.
With a 6.5-liter V12 engine spitting out 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque, the Aventador SV can sprint to 62 in 2.8 seconds and doesn't stop accelerating until it hits a top speed of 217 miles per hour.
Click here to learn more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce.
Lotus Evora 400While it's not quite as powerful as the rest of the cars on this list, the Lotus Evora 400 still manages to impress, with 400 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque spun from a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.
That's enough gumption to record a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 miles per hour, which is rather fast in anyone's book. That said, the Evora (and every Lotus in general) is really meant for a racing circuit, and the British automaker reports that the Evora 400 is a massive six seconds quicker per lap on its own home testing circuit.
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Koenigsegg RegeraWith a name like Koenigsegg, it's got to be good.
Here we come to the absolute fastest car on our list, the Regera, and its specifications are nothing short of unbelievable. A 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is coupled with electric motors that produce more than 1,500 horsepower combined and just as much torque.
So far, Koenigsegg is keeping mum on actual performance figures, but has gone as record as saying that the Regera will be the "fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever."
Click here to learn more about the Koenigsegg Regera.
McLaren 675LTThe McLaren 675 LT that debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show isn't the fastest vehicle that the British automaker produces, but it's certainly no slouch.
It pumps out a devilish 666 horsepower from a 3.8-liter V8 and can sprint to 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, thanks to its curb weight of just 2,712 pounds.
Click here to read more about the McLaren 675LT.
Morgan Aero 8With 367 horsepower courtesy of a 4.8-liter V8 sourced from BMW, the Morgan Aero 8 is the least powerful car on our list. Somehow, we don't think its buyers will care. After all, Morgan is known much more for its old-world production qualities and charm than it is for outright speed, and the Aero 8 is sure to to further that well-earned reputation for craftsmanship.
Click here to learn more about the Morgan Aero 8.
Porsche Cayman GT4With a 385-horsepower 3.8-liter flat-six, there's no way the Porsche Cayman GT4 can compete in a flat-out sprint with the latest machinery from Ferrari and Lamborghini, but that's not really its intended purpose.
Sure, it's quick, with a 4.2-second 0-60 time, but this is a car tuned for the race track. According to Porsche, the Cayman GT4 recorded a blistering time at the famed Nurburgring race track in Germany of just 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Porsche 911 GT3 RSThe final car on our list may be the most iconic sports car in history: The Porsche 911. In this case, we're looking at the latest GT3 RS version, which boasts a 4.0-liter flat-six engine with 500 horsepower and 338 pound-feet of torque.
Like the Cayman GT4 that we looked at one slide earlier, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS was designed and built for the race track. Its 0-60 run of 4.1 seconds is noteworthy, as is its 11.2-second time in the quarter mile. But its the Nurburgring time of 7:20 that sporscar lovers will be most interested in.
Click here to learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.