In a search for aesthetics, beauty and excitement at the Geneva Motor Show
It was the 5th Geneva Motor Show in a row that I visited. Each time I have a fabulous day at Palexpo…
I am looking at new models, sitting in my dream cars, speaking with designers or hostesses, sipping champagne at brand’s lounges and attending parties. 2 years ago I even organized a fashion show for one of the car brands and it was just fantastic.
As you can see I love Auto Salon, but I am not a car expert, I look at aesthetics and beauty, but I am also passionate about new technologies and sports cars. Please have a look at my 7 takeaways from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and please let me know in the comment what you think about my choices.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
1. Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire, the most expensive car in the world at Geneva Motor Show
Bugatti cars are one of the first that you will see when you will enter the Auto Salon and it is an instant wow effect. Especially with this model, the La Voiture Noir (The Black Car) already has been sold to anonymous buyers for € 16.7 million (including tax)!!!
The car has a history behind it. It is an interpretation of the Bugatti Type 57, designed by founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, in the 1930s and 40s, but it also reminds us of another model, a Bugatti Chiron hypercar.
According to the president of Bugatti Stephan Winkelmann: “La Voiture Noire is a far more than a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic. It is a feast of aesthetics.” It’s a carbon made coupé, a sports car and a luxury limousine all in one, and the lines are just so perfectly beautiful. I am enchanted with its beauty. Do you also like it so much? For me it is one of the best cars exhibited during Geneva Mor Show.
Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire
2. Koenigsegg Jesko, hyper-aggressive, race-track design–
Ever since I lived in Sweden in 2008/2009 I have developed lots of love for Swedish design, food and crime stories. So whenever I see the connection with Sweden I am always interested, this happened with Koenigsegg Company last year at Geneva International Motor Show when I first got to hear this name and hear the history behind the brand. It started 25 years ago when Christian von Koenigsegg launched his own car company in order to create the Supercar. This year in order to celebrate 25 years of brand’s activity, they created a breathtaking model Koenigsegg Jesko, and Christian named it after his father. It was a touching moment for a father and a son while the Press Days at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show when Jesko von Koenigsegg found out that this ultimate mega-car will have his name and saw it for the first time.
3. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, an open-air-racer.
When you think that Geneva Motor Show can’t suppose you anymore… There it is
Simple, but classy proposition from Lamborghini. SVJ coupé, but without a roof. There are only 800 #cars like that produced and they will cost around £323,323, so hurry up! 😉 This Lambo is currently the fastest production car around the Nurburgring race track. It’s light, powerful and beautiful, especially in this gold colour.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
4. Maserati Concept Car from 2002 by Touring Superleggera.
Touring Superleggera presented the most impressive Sciadipersia Cabriolet by Maserati. I could literally drive away in this car and never think of any other models. This model is a concept from 2002, but its shape is just timeless. I am absolutely in love with the light pink interior and combination with a dark blue, glossy exterior. When I look at this car I can just imagine myself driving around Como lake. Do you also love it?
Maserati Concept Car from 2000 at Geneva Motor Show
5. Mansory Star Trooper Is A Philipp Plein-Designed G-Class.
This car definitely sets new standards when it comes to luxury and design. I was very curious about Philipp Plein’s collaboration with #Mansory, the biggest, luxury car modification company and their Star Trooper, Mercedes- AMG G63. This car will be only produced in 20 units, it takes 6 weeks to build it and the asking price is $655,000. Some technical info: this car will only take 3,5 seconds to 100 km/h. This model is completely modified, military-style wrap, carbon fibre elements, PP custom interior and his logos all over the car really make an impression.
The designer also thought about us, ladies and said:
“We’ve built a little step into the car for ladies. If your girlfriend wants to drive it then it should really be easy for them to get into.”
Thank you, Philipp for thinking of us too 🙂
Mansory Star Trooper by Philipp Plein at Geneva Motor Show
6. Lagonda All-Terrain Concept: Aston Martin electric SUV.
At last Auto Salon in Geneva Aston Martin for the first time presented the Lagonda concept and this year he returned with a new version of this all-terrain’s design. This all-electric beauty presents: EV powertrains bring, stunning interior and unconventional exterior. Rear-hinged doors are becoming a bit of a Lagonda theme.
I like what the president of the group and the CEO Andy Palmer said about GIMS: ‘Historically Geneva has always been good for us – the buzz surrounding the stand last year when we revealed the Lagonda Vision Concept was truly remarkable – so it’s fantastic to return to the scene of such great success with another world debut.’
I can’t wait to see the next generation of Lagonda in 2020.
Aston Martin’s Lagonda
7. Last but not Least Lexus RC F Track Edition.
I really liked the way Lexus presented this model, the colours and design really caught my eye.
This is a truck edition of regular RC F. To mention some of the changes: this model is 70-80 kg lighter, a chin spoiler is made from composite and it’s been designed to channel airflow to boost cooling and front-end grip. The bonnet and roof are made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and breaks are upgraded to Brembo ceramic discs.
I love the amazing atmosphere at Lexus stand and their hospitality. Thank you Lexus for always remembering about us.
Lexus RC F Track Edition
These are my takeaways from the Geneva Motor Show, please let me know if you have visited it and which car did you like most.
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