The Italian Cars of the Geneva Motor ShowFerrari, Lamborghini, and nearly all of their Italian friends show up in force at the Geneva Motor Show. They're usually the most expensive and sexiest cars there, or at any auto show, for that matter. But there's something about European shows – especially Geneva – that really gets the Mediterranean blood pumping, the horsepower flowing and well, let's just look at the cars. There are a lot of red ones.
Ferrari 812 SuperfastOf course, we're leading off with a Ferrari. The 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12 Berlinetta and packs 789 horsepower from its naturally aspirated V12. It's pure Ferrari. The styling is redone from the F12, with more contours and concave surfaces. There are more vents, and those dual taillights set our hearts aflutter. The Ferrari LaFerrari was kind of a trite name. Superfast? We're cool with it.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta VeloceThe historic Alfa Romeo brand showed the gorgeous Giulietta hatch – restyled and in Veloce trim – in Geneva. It featured a 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, Brembo brakes, 18-inch wheels, and leather and Alcantara seats. Alfa even borrowed from corporate cousin Mopar for a carbon spoiler and door mirror caps.
Alfa Romeo MitoThe tiny Mito hatch was also shown in Veloce guise, and with the razor-sharp front fascia, peering headlights, and those signature Alfa wheels (measuring 18 inches), we're almost hoping for high gas prices to force Alfa to bring this to the United States. This Mito also has a 170-hp engine, fabric and Alcantara seats, and popping red brake calipers.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Did they or didn't they set the Nurburgring record? How legit was it? Well, we know for sure that the Lamborghini Huracan Performante was on display in Geneva, regardless of what it did at the 'Ring. How about that Dukes of Hazzard orange paint!
Seriously though, this is one mean Lambo, checking in at 88 pounds lighter than the Huracan in normal spec and packing a whopping 640 horsepower. We've driven the Huracan at the Horse Thief Mile. We can't wait to get the Performante on a track.