The Geneva International Motor Show has been held annually since 1905. The highly-acclaimed event in Geneva draws in motor enthusiasts from around the world. These privileged attendees get to immerse themselves in the quality AND quantity of premiers which are exhibited at this famous motor show. If you were one of those who were not able to attend the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, here are just some of the highlights of the event.
The motor show does not hold any biases towards any manufacturers or countries. It is as neutral as Switzerland itself! With that being said, it would be difficult to ignore how highly Porsche featured and shone.
One of the most anticipated debuts at this year’s event was the Porsche 911 GT3. This sleek, sophisticated and sensational model welcomes back a manual gearbox option. This is the first time since 2013 that a manual gearbox has been added to a GT3. It has an impressive four-liter engine and can go to an even more impressive 9000rpm.
Whether cruising through the streets or racing down the track, the new Porsche GT3 will get anyone’s heart racing. With help from its light-weight construction, the sportscar can go to 60mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of approximately 198mph. The Porsche Communication Management system and the Track Precision App are both offered as the standard kit. The latter records and sends driving information straight to a smartphone and assists in analyzing circuit performance. As usual, Porsche has not taken any shortcuts with this model.
The German manufacturers boasted another beauty at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo might, to many, come rather unexpectedly as a four-seater station wagon (don’t worry, we are as surprised as you). The additional practicality does not take away from the usual luxury and style that you expect from Porsche. The distinct functionality and elegance make this a game-changing car that is equipped for convenient everyday use while staying true to the traditional characteristics of Porsche. If you think that station wagons are old fashioned, the Panamera Sport Turismo may just change your mind.
Speaking of Porsche Panameras, the impressive electric 680-HP Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid also debuted at the auto show in March. This one joins the only other electric Panamera, the 4 E-Hybrid that has a V6 engine. This latest model has four-liter V8 engine combined with an electric motor. This provides the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with loads of power. According to Porsche, the car can go from 0-62mph in 3.4sec, and reaches a top speed of 192mph. You can expect the hybrid to become fully charged in approximately six hours when using a 230V connection. There is an optional fast-charger pack which will bring charging time down to less than two and a half hours.
The Geneva Motor Show is in a class of its own. The variety and perfectionism which were on display are astounding. From the lower priced to the ultra-luxurious, this auto show will provide you with a whole new perspective and understanding of the future of the industry. The latest and greatest from a diverse range of manufacturers are premiered. As was expected, Porsche provided us with some real showstoppers.