Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
A new Lamborghini has arrived that may challenge the Lamborghini Gallardo’s stature. The Huracán LP 610-4 which was revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, can accelerate to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and 124 mph in 9.9 seconds with your foot to the floor. It generates 480 pound-feet of torque a 3,140-pound chassis. Underpinning the car is a heavily revised version of the Gallardo’s platform. Called a hybrid chassis, the platform of the Huracán is the first in the Volkswagen Group to blend both carbon fiber and aluminum.
Mansory Gronos G-Class
Based on the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-roader, the Mansory Gronos premiered at the Geneva Motor Show after first being introduced at the 2013 show. Using the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG as the base car, the Gronos’ engine has been modified by Mansory to develop no less than 840 hp and an electronically-limited torque of 1,000 Nm (738 lb ft). With entire slabs of carbon fiber body armor created at Mansory in Brand, Germany, the Gronos is a masterful display of the lightweight material that’s transforming the automotive industry. .
The model’s interior is also rare, with a center console that is also filled with carbon fiber and leather.
Q by Aston Martin Customization Program
Q by Aston Martin is the company’s personalization program, which handles everything from custom colors to complete cars. The British automaker program’s showcased its capabilities at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It set up a “Q Lounge” on the Geneva show floor, where customers could design their personalized cars. Aston also brought two customized Q cars–A V8 Vantage Volante and a V12 Vantage S. The convertible Volante features an exposed carbon fiber tonneau cover, meant to reference the car’s carbon bodyshell. The interior is clothed in White Essence leather with Cream Truffle stitching, along with Aurora Blue leather detailing and a satin-finish walnut veneer center stack.The V12 Vantage S features a bold color scheme of Stratus White with a Jet Black roof and orange accents. Orange brake calipers and carbon-fiber trim pieces finish off the exterior.
German-Designed Hyundai Intrado Concept
Hyundai revealed a new concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, a stylish crossover powered by a fuel cell: The Intrado features Hyundai’s next-generation fuel cell system, which is said to be smaller and lighter than contemporary systems. It’s also the first concept to utilize Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language first shown on the 2015 Genesis. Inspiration for the design came from the aviation industry, according to Motor Authority. In particular, the underside of an aircraft’s wing, which produces lift and enables flight to take place. The advanced technical aspects of the Intrado also take inspiration from aviation, such as the use of advanced materials, removal of all unnecessary weight, and a highly-efficient powertrain. The Intrado, which has a carbon fiber frame and a new type of lightweight steel for the body, has allowed engineers to keep weight down. Hyundai also claims that the materials are joined using a special technique that has the potential to change the way cars are constructed in the future. Hyundai hasn’t revealed detailed specs on the Intrado’s powertrain, but the company says the vehicle has a driving range of about 372 miles on a full tank of hydrogen. The fuel cell stack fitted to the Intrado doesn’t power the vehicle directly, but charges a 36-kWh lithium-ion battery that than powers an electric drive system.