———– Audi R8 V10 plus
No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
———- 2016 Mercedes AMG GT3
According to the French site Le Point, the AMG GT3 will be using a version of the of the V8 that powered the SLS AMG GT (although, they incorrectly say it’s a 6.3 L, not a 6.2 L). I’m not so sure about that, but we’ll find out soon enough.
What is for sure is that the AMG GT3 will have a suitably stripped out interior with a digital display replacing the gauge cluster, a wheel with lots of buttons, and of course carbon fiber. Oh so much delicious carbon fiber. This is not your grandma’s AMG GT road car.
———- 2016 BMW M4 GTS Sport
Like most high-performance vehicles, the BMW M3 was the perfect platform for a dozen special-edition models throughout its history. Who can forget about the E36-based GTR and the E46-based CSL , or even the Cecotto and Ravaglia editions of the first-generation M3? Then there’s the GTS, arguably one of the best-performing M3’s in history. Launched for the 2010 model year and built in only 250 units, the GTS was a more powerful and lighter version of the E92 M3 . The coupe was powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 rated at 444 horsepower and weighed 300 pounds less than the standard M3. These specs made it incredibly fast in the 0-to-60-mph sprint, which took only 4.2 seconds, and quite popular with collectors. All 250 units sold immediately, despite a sticker of €115,000 ($149,000 as of 09/11/2014). The E92 GTS remained the sole GTS built to date, but it seems the Germans have a new iteration underway, this time around based on the M4 .
That’s the word from our skilled photographers, who spotted what appears to be a track-prepped version of the M4 set to carry the GTS moniker. And although BMW has done its best to parade it as a MotoGP Safety Car , we have reasons to believe this coupe is more than just a pace setter.
Updated 10/06/2014: We created a very cool rendering for the future M4 GTS. Check it out after the jump to see the differences between a standard M4 and the future GTS version.
———- Jaguar F-type R
As Jaguar’s most powerful and athletic offering, the F-type R coupe—and convertible—combine brute force with gorgeous sheetmetal. Powered by a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 mated to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, the F-type R can hustle with the best of them. It also heralds its sporting intentions with a cacophony of cracks and pops from its exhaust. The real beauty is in the handling, thanks to a well-tuned suspension and a smart brake-based torque-vectoring system.
————– 2016 Bugatti Veyron La Finale
The final Bugatti Veyron has been sold, and was on display at the Geneva Motor Show.
Ending the total production run of 450 models, which included the initial coupe, Super Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse and the “Legends” series, is a special “La Finale” car which had been shown in Geneva alongside the first Veyron chassis. The car has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.
Alsace-based Bugatti says the average price of a Veyron, including options, is €2.3 million, or around £1.7 million.
The first Veyron models went on sale in 2005, with 987bhp coming from its 8.0-litre W16 engine. As latest models followed, that figure was increased to 1184bhp, with torque output rated at 1106lb ft.