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The Hottest Supercars Of The 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Posted on: August 4, 2014 by Platinum Direct

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As the worlds premier car show, the Geneva Motor Show (held annually in Switzerland) is the perfect platform to showcase some of the world’s hottest supercars fresh off the factory floor.

Here are our top five picks of the 2014 show.

Koenigsegg One


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A highly modified Agera R, named after its 1:1 power to weight ratio, Koenigsegg’s ‘One’ produces over 1000Kw of power and holds the self-proclaimed title as the first ‘megawatt-car’. Anticipated to be the world’s fastest production car with speeds said to hit 439Km/hour, the ‘One’ showcased its raw power with its 1341 horsepower engine and finely tuned 1,300kg frame. If you are looking for a little more bling, the ‘One’ can be customised to include anything from diamond encrusted keys, to custom fitted luggage and interior trim.

However, if you are thinking the Koenigsegg One is the car for you, don’t go out applying for car finance just yet, as Koenigsegg are keeping production numbers and pricing close to their chest. No doubt though there will be a contingent of ridiculously wealthy who will be queuing up to buy one.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider


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After nearly 3 years in its design stage, the 4C Spider was released at this year’s show and it is not your average convertible. With a specific carbon roll bar cover and a carbon windscreen ring to improve rigidity, the 1.75-litre four cylinder engine produces 240 horsepower, and a dual clutch transmission topped off with seven speeds.

The wheels at the front of the car are a whopping 18 inches, increasing to 19 inches in the back. The cars exhaust noise can be controlled with a switch thanks to the electrically operated valve technology installed. Production has been confirmed for early 2015 but there is no price tag on the convertible yet.

Maserati Alfieri


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Inspired by the sensational 1954 Maserati A6 GCS by Pininfarina, and named after Alfieri Maserati, one of the cofounders of Maserati , this concept car was destined for success. The model on display at the Geneva auto show was an exhibition of the latest technology and sleek design options for automobiles. The Alfieri seems poised to share the GranTurismo’s 454 Horsepower 4.7-litre V-8 engine, and although there were no promises made, hopefully production will commence in the next one to two years. No price tag has been set, and the finished product will dictate the final cost.

Ferrari California T


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The turbo charged California T boasts a 3.9-litre V8 engine with a retractable hard top that folds up in under 14 seconds. With 560 horsepower and 0-95km/h in under 3 seconds, this car seems set to impress. The car boasts sleek, sexy design elements inspired by the 250 Tessa Rossa and other circa 1960s Ferrari’s.

Carbon ceramic brakes, and body motion accelerometers allow for exact handling and the use of Ferraris ESP 8.0 premium ensures a comfortable, exhilarating ride. The car is set for production with three other configurations, Ski, Golf and Country, each with their own individual flair.

McLaren 650S Spider


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The latest Coupe from McLaren has a solid 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 641 horsepower and allowing it to go from 0-200km/h in just 8.6 seconds. Five decades of Formula 1 pedigree have been combined to create a car with a top speed of 328km/h, while the seven speed McLaren dual clutch seamless shift gearbox with pre-cog functionality and incredibly low fuel consumption of 11.7L/100Km provides this car with everything both car enthusiasts and the environmentally conscious could want. Complete with satellite navigation, carbon racing style seats, 19 inch rear and 20 inch front wheels, and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, this car has it all.

The 650S and 650S Spider are currently for sale, at $441,500AUD and $486,250AUD respectively.

If you’re in the market for a top of the range, brand new car then these 5 are the best of the best available at the moment. However, most of us mere-mortals would only ever dream of getting to buy a car like this.

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