Over the last few days, the Internet has been buzzing with all of the newest cars that have been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. We at REVVING-IT-DAILY thought that we’d get in on the action as well, and so me, Aaron Hussain and Blaza Schmidt got together to bring you a (slightly belated) roundup of the best cars at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Tata Tamo Racemo
(This part was written by me, Steven Farquhar)
Tata is quite well known as both the owner of Jaguar Land Rover and maker of the Nano. What they aren’t very well known for is making cars that are actually interesting. Until now.
Tamo is Tata’s new performance orientated sub-brand, and this is their first car. Or rather, these are their first cars.
The Racemo is joined by the Racemo+, a more track-ready version. Both cars get the same engine, a puny little 1.2 litre 3-cylinder. So why does it look like it came out of some mega-budget Hollywood movie then?
Well, 188 bhp from 1.2 litres is pretty impressive. Oh, and it’s mid-engined. And RWD.
Apparently the Racemo is ready to be put into production, and I think we can all hope that it keeps the insane styling. Imagine walking past one of them parked on the side of the road. But even if it never makes it past the concept stage, you can still drive it. Sort of. It’s available as a free download in Forza Horizon 3.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
(This part was written by Aaron Hussain)
When the Huracan was unveiled a few years back, a handful of people felt that it was too modest, and perhaps ‘normal’ as opposed to what a Lamborghini should be like.
It lacked the extravagant styling of the Aventador, the drama of the beasts of old, such as the Miura. But at Geneva, it seems the guys from Bologna have listened to our doubts.
The Performante now has a fantastic styling package! Carbon. Carbon everywhere! The only place, where you’ll find more carbon fibre on a supercar is…erm…the Gallardo Performante…
Nonetheless, you have to say. It’s a stunning looking thing! And don’t think it’s all show, no go.
That’s because the 5.2 litre V10 is now pushing out, near as makes no difference, 640bhp! 30 more than before! And it’s predicted a 0-60 time of just 2 and a half seconds! (Because of course, VW tends to underestimate their performance…and emissions…) Anyways, what’s the verdict?
The verdict is, that Lamborghini have FINALLY found the time to go mental again with their cars. No longer, do we have to stare at a Huracan and think that it’s an Audi R8, with an overdose of ammunition…and sex appeal.
Mercedes AMG GT Concept
(This part was written by Blaze Schmidt)
Mercedes-AMG has shown a new concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show…an 800 horsepower one that WILL come to production! After pondering the idea of a four-door SLS for a few years, AMG has created what is essentially an even more ridiculous four-door GT. And it’s called the “GT Concept”. Wow AMG, great name game. But anyway, this whip will come with the 4.0-liter twin turbo ‘hot-vee’ V8 found in the new E63, but tuned to well over 600bhp. It is to be assisted by an electric motor to produce 805bhp. And that electric tech is derived from the F1-winning hybrid tech found in Hamilton’s W08 F1 car…just makes me think how this will stack up against its rivals, the Porsche Panamera and Audi RS7.
The concept has huge rims (wheels) and the trademark Panamericana grille found on the GT R and GT3 race car. The rear end looks very GT coupe-like, but has a large single exit exhaust instead of dual exit tips like the current GT coupe. The car will also include Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. This should be interesting as a production car-it will be sold in 2019, as far as we know.
(This part was, again, written by me, Steven Farquhar)
Basically, the Fittipaldi EF7 is a track toy for people with more money than they know what to do with, it is made entirely out of carbon fibre, which is probably why it weighs less than 1000 kilograms. It’s got a dry-sump flat-plane NA 4.8 litre V8 producing 600 horsepower and revving up to 9000 RPM in the middle.
As part of the cost, you will get to work with Emerson Fittipaldi (a two time F1 World Champion) to set the car up. However, if you don’t have enough money for a 600 horsepower track car, you can just buy a PlayStation. It’s Pininfarina’s entry into the Vision Gran Turismo project, and so you will be able to drive it in Gran Turismo.
The car was designed by Pininfarina, and, unsurprisingly, they’ve done an incredible job. It reminds of the Ferrari 488 GTB, if you squint a bit, and I see a bit of Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG 003 in there. But this looks better than either of them, because this is Pininfarina.
That was our article on the best cars from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Huge thanks go to Aaron Hussain and Blaze Schmidt for contributing to it, and please tell us below if you think we’re all blithering idiots and the best car was something else.