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Geneva Motor Show 2016: The Best of the Rest {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

17 Mar 2016

Porsche 911R

When Porsche revealed the last 911 GT3 with its standard PDK dual clutch gearbox many people were disappointed. GT3s have always been about driver involvement and this didn’t sit well. Of course, the 991 GT3 is an incredible weapon and on track not much can touch it, partly down to that gearbox, but people still wanted a manual. Well Porsche listened – sort of – and have revealed the 911R, a limited run special that answers all those criticisms. It uses a GT3 body minus the rear spoiler, has the GT3 RS’s 493bhp 4.0 litre engine, weighs 50kg less than the GT3 RS and has an all-new six-speed manual gearbox. It aims to be the most driver-focused 911 ever and though we would love to think we might get to drive one, all 991 being made are already sold at £137,000, though we expect to see them hit the second hand market soon after deliveries start at well over £300,000.

Lamborghini Centanario

Another limited special edition car that is sold out – this time in the form of a Lamborghini to celebrate the company’s centenary. The Centenario LP770-4 gets the Aventador’s 6.5 litre V12 but with power turned up to 759bhp. The bodywork is designed purely with airflow a priority and there’s massive downforce created by the long rear, huge diffuser and extra low nose. The Centenario completes the 0-62mph sprint in 2.8sec, and reaches 186mph in just 23.5sec – 0.5sec faster than the Aventador SV. Top speed is claimed to be more than 217mph. Even if you had the £1.64m required to buy one though, you can’t as all 40 examples (20 coupe, 20 roadster) are incredibly already sold.

Maserati Levante

A sports car company can’t be taken seriously these days without an SUV in its lineup (see Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin with the DBX) so it’s no surprise that Maserati have joined the party. The Levante uses the same chassis as the Quattroporte and Ghibli but adds a very attractive SUV body, with the familiar Maserati grille and some very nice detailing. The Levante gets three 3.0 litre V6 engines – two petrols with 345bhp or 424bhp and a diesel with 271bhp. The Levante goes on sale this summer starting at around £60,000.

Pagani Huayra BC

For those who thought that the standard Huayra wasn’t aggressive enough, Pagani unveiled the Huayra BC, named after their best customer Benny Caiola (yes, really). The entire body is new, with much more extreme styling from the vented and ducted nose, down the sculpted sides to the massive fixed rear wing. The BC gets 10bhp more than the standard car, so the 6.0 litre twin turbocharged V12 now makes 740bhp and thanks to more carbon and lighter parts it weighs 123kg less than the standard car. Prices are expected to start at £750,000.

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