The Top 10 Exotic Vehicles to Debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
It's no secret that the Geneva Motor Show is known for the wacky, expensive, and sometimes wacky-expensive vehicles that debut there. The 2013 Geneva Motor Show was no different. There aren't many auto shows anywhere in the world that have this many hypercars debuting with mainstream vehicle unveils taking a back seat. We've combed through all of the zany and lavish vehicles to take the stage in Geneva and compiled a list of the most over-the-top rides to make its official debut. Check out the list below. 10. Italdesign ParcourThe name "Parcour" may remind you of that crazy thing the kids are doing these days where they jump and flip over random things. "Parkour," as it's known in the United States, is known as the "art of displacement," which fits this coupe's design language nicely. If you feel like this is a one-off Lamborghini, you're not alone, especially if you look at the Parcour from behind. The taillights have similar styling traits to that of a Lamborghini Murcielago and the Pacour even has Lamborghini doors to boot. As if all that wasn't enough, the Italdesign Parcour relies on a 10-cylinder engine rated at 550 horsepower sourced from none other than… Lamborghini. 9. Mitsubishi GR-HEVThe idea of a diesel hybrid powered pickup truck is an interesting one, seeing as that there aren't many in existence, and none available to North American customers. This may be good news for Mitsubishi who just so happened to bring a diesel hybrid pickup truck to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in concept form. Powered by a 2.5-liter clean diesel engine and electric motor, the Mitsubishi GR-HEV diverts power to all wheels through an automatic gearbox. It would be an understatement to say that Mitsubishi has been quiet lately, with the exception of the Outlander, but this GR-HEV concept pickup would push the Japanese automaker back into the limelight quickly. 8. Spyker B6 Venator "Concept"Spyker has been looking to hitch its wagon onto a vehicle that will bring it back into prominence and the B6 Venator Concept may be the one capable of doing so. This Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vantage fighter shares design cues with both, most notably with the catfish-esque front-end and grille. Continuing on with the tradition set by the Spyker C8 and C12, the B6 Venator Concept pays homage to the Dutch company's airplane building heritage as seen in the interior. Underneath the hood, a V-6 engine, rated at 375 horsepower, is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Early reports suggest that the Spyker B6 Venator "Concept" could go for somewhere around $150,000.7. Kia Provo Concept Here's where debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show start to get a little off-beat. The Kia Provo Concept features a front-end that's different and very refreshing from a brand that's committed to the "tiger nose" grille design. The grille is oversized as well, giving the Provo Concept an aggressive and unmistakable look. We should also mention that this coupe-turned-hatch churns out 201 horsepower with some help from the same 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers the Hyundai Veloster. Power is directed to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an electric motor chips in up to 44 hp during acceleration. 6. Hamann Range RoverIf you're lacking self-confidence, and happen to have a big wallet with a need to express yourself through loud, attention-grabbing vehicles, then German tuner Hamann wants to see you. Don't adjust your screen, Hamann dunked a 2013 Range Rover in a mirror-like pink paint, and called it Mystere, which, according to Hamann "exhibits nothing more than self-confidence." That's a lot of self-confidence. Besides the lurid paint job, Hamann also tinkered with the suspension system, dropping the SUV an addition 1.6 inches. A custom exhaust system has been implemented and Hamann also has plans to push the Range Rover's stock 5.0-liter V-8 engine, rated at 510 horsepower, higher.5. Rolls-Royce Wraith The first ultra-expensive vehicle to debut in Geneva and make our list is the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Rolls didn't include pricing when it trotted the Wraith out onto the stage in Geneva, but early estimates pin the latest creation from Goodwood to set you back a cool $300,000. The Wraith shares similar exterior styling traits with the larger Ghost coupe, but differentiates from its larger sibling with help from an aggressively slopping roofline. The Ghost-Wraith comparisons continue, as the Wraith sits on an "entry-level" Ghost chassis. However, the Wraith is 7.2 inches shorter and has a 0.9 inches wider rear track than the aforementioned Ghost. Power figures are also Ghost-besting with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine rated at 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.4. 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Keeping up with the exclusiveness, the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 fits in nicely, with its projected $131,350 price tag. The driver's Porsche, as the 911 GT3 is known as, went under the knife for a little facelift and dropped manual transmission for a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The super performance-oriented Porsche will no longer feature three pedals, and if you want to shift, it can be done so through paddle shifters on the steering wheel. A direct-injected 3.8-liter flat-six punches out 470 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Porsche is notoriously conservative when it comes to announcing its own performance figures but the 2014 911 GT3 is slated to get to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. Don't surprised if it's faster than that though.3. McLaren P1 If you haven't noticed by now, you've entered the rarified air part of our list and the McLaren P1 is a prime example of that. McLaren's latest hyper car draws power from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 engine rated at 727 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. By the way, the P1 is a plug-in hybrid and has an electric motor that produces an additional 176 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque. McLaren estimates that the P1 will go from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds and 0-186 mph in less than seven seconds. The McLaren P1's exterior design features sweeping curves, air intakes galore, and sheet metal crinkles you didn't think were humanly possible. Just another Geneva Motor Show.2. Ferrari LaFerrari The last two vehicles on our list are a toss-up, as both hail from Italy, are a limited production model, and more likely than not, you will never be able to afford one. The Ferrari LaFerrari is one of those vehicles, with only 499 units being produced, but a name like "LaFerrari" deserves a short shelf-life, no matter how great the exterior design looks. Pricing, overall weight, and how many gears the transmission consists of still remains a mystery, even after the LaFerrari's debut. We do know, however, that a 6.3-liter V-12 engine, rated at 789 hp, and is mated to a 120 kW electric engine that contributes another 161 hp.1. Lamborghini Veneno It's only right that the most expensive, exclusive, and aggressively styled vehicle to bow at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to take the No. 1 spot on our list. With a $4.6 million price tag, only three models being sold (two of which are in the United States), and looking like something out of the movie "Alien," the Lamborghini Veneno is all of that. Keeping with the tradition of Lamborghini naming its vehicles after the animal on its badge, Veneno is Italian for poison, which was the name of a bull that killed a matador back in the early 1900's. Lamborghini claims the Veneno can hit a top speed of 221 mph with some help from a 6.5-liter V-12 engine rated at 740 hp.
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