RE: Geneva Supercar Spotting: PH Photo Gallery

RE: Geneva Supercar Spotting: PH Photo Gallery

Monday 5th March

Geneva Supercar Spotting: PH Photo Gallery

Sometimes the best cars at Geneva are to be found outside the Palexpo...



The 2018 Geneva International Motor Show opens later this week, and everyone's going to be talking about the latest Pistas, Performantes and GT3RSs. Similarly, last year the highlights of the show were the then newly released Ferrari 812 Superfast and McLaren 720S; however, the real show was going on outside of Palexpo, on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Geneva is a very wealthy city, so naturally its everyday traffic has a certain percentage of supercars and hypercars, much like London and Monaco. During the motor show, however, many other petrolheads inevitably come to town, and some of them bring their cars with them. You can see where this is going...

While we were in Geneva last year for GIMS we managed to catch some of the rarest and most exotic cars on the planet roaming the cobbled streets. Think of this as a preview to the similar madness which is guaranteed to reoccur during this year's show. Warning: if you don't like Koenigseggs, look away now.

There was no shortage of hypercars, from all corners of the globe. We managed to spot a McLaren P1 from Saudi Arabia, which had recently been rebodied by McLaren Special Operations entirely in red exposed carbon. We also saw a slightly less interesting silver 918 from the UK, and a satin white LaFerrari from California complete with G63 6x6 bodyguard car.

Bugatti also had a healthy presence in Geneva as we managed to see an old school EB110 driving along the Quai du Mont Blanc, right the way up to the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 'La Finale'. La Finale was the last ever Veyron made which was unveiled at GIMS 2015, and is rumoured to belong to a collector with over 20 other Bugattis.

If you hadn't noticed, we also saw a lot of Koenigseggs. Eight to be precise, all driving around Geneva in convoy in a kind of mini 'Egg rally. There were two older CCXs in the group, however, the real show stoppers were the Ageras. In total there were four different Agera RSs; a prototype, the XS, the ML, and the Naraya. The Naraya was rumoured to be the most expensive Koenigsegg to leave the factory at over £4million, due to the abundance of blue carbon and gold leaf used. There were also two of the six One:1s in the world present, which, as the name suggests, have one hp per kg - a mind-bending stat.

Geneva certainly proved its worth as one of the supercar capitals of the world, and we know for sure this year won't disappoint. Only hours before writing this we witnessed a Bugatti Chiron being loaded onto a trailer in Mayfair. Destination? You guessed it, Geneva!

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale

Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DB11

Porsche 918
Porsche 918

McLaren P1
McLaren P1




Group of Koenigseggs
Group of Koenigseggs

Koenigsegg One:1
Koenigsegg One:1

Koenigsegg One:1 and Agera ML
Koenigsegg One:1 and Agera ML

Koenigsegg One:1
Koenigsegg One:1

Koenigsegg Agera XS
Koenigsegg Agera XS

Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya
Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya

Koenigsegg Agera RS and XS
Koenigsegg Agera RS and XS

Koenigsegg Agera ML
Koenigsegg Agera ML

Ferrari LaFerrari
Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari F12 tdf
Ferrari F12 tdf

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Author
Discussion

ganser

Original Poster:

101 posts

129 months

Monday 5th March
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Lovely collection of cars. Seen the La Ferrari and G63 outside the Four Seasons before, last year. Always a good place to see something special even when there's no show on. I love Geneva and it's surroundings especially Chamonix and Annecy. The show itself is ok but very cramped and crowded. Frankfurt is a much better experience imo. Next time I'd go on a weekday, earlier in the day the better but tickets cheaper in the afternoon I think

cannedheat

893 posts

205 months

Monday 5th March
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Weekday evening is certainly the best time to go - I went in the evening after work last year and it was perhaps 1/10 as busy as the weekend.

jon_273

43 posts

17 months

Monday 5th March
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There was a Veyron outside the Four Seasons today. It's the first time I have ever seen one on the road (I was assuming it drove there but perhaps not). I didn't think to connect it to the motor show!


Pericoloso

34,202 posts

93 months

Monday 5th March
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I saw the Naraya at the concours in Hampton Court last year and have seen a couple of others here and there.

I think I'd pass out if I saw 8 in convoy....cloud9

DooM_II

75 posts

62 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Koenigseggs are so common these days
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rastapasta

314 posts

68 months

Wednesday 7th March
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There was a guy in a Delta Integrale stalled in front of me in traffic on the way into Zug this morning. 1990 world rally championship special edition. I hope he didnt need a new clutch. Absolutely beautiful motor and way nicer than any of the supercar crap you see in Geneva or Zug for that matter.