The cool cars we missed at the Geneva Motor Show
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The cool cars we missed at the Geneva Motor Show

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Well coronavirus is sweeping the world and it has finally affected me because I did not get to go to Switzerland to the Geneva Motor Show because it was cancelled. And there were so many cool cars that I wanted to see. But hey, that doesn't mean that I can't bring them to you right here even though I did not get to see them with my own two eyes. Now the first up is the Bentley. [UNKNOWN]. Yep, Bentley is going old school with a new customer coach built uuu. And this thing Yo, I don't know. It's based off the ESP 100 GT concept card that the company released last year to celebrate its hundredth birthday. This two door Drophead is what I would call subtle. I mean, I really liked it in profile, but that front end when I guess I'm lucky I don't have a $1.5 million to just get started on this coach build gt because you know, it's gonna be a lot more once you actually start customizing it. Under the hood is a six liter W12 engine pushing out 650 horse power and 667 pound feet of torque. Though the rig track is a bit wider, the rest of the car mechanically at least shares the underpinnings of a Continental GTC. The rest of it, yeah, not so much. I mean, there's leather piping this and artisanal piping that but my favorite And I'm quoting from the press release here with a really bad British accent. Rare copper infused riverwood that forms the wraparound dashboard is a sustainable wood from naturally fallen trees that has been preserved for 5000 years and people's lakes and rivers found in the Fenland of East Anglia, England. Okay, whatever, Bentley. Well, if you want one, you better act fast as Bentley will only produce 12 of the Bacalar. Now, this was a really cool concept from Hyundai. Now, last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai showed off its EV concept called the 45 That one was full of hard angles and sharp creases, but it's going the opposite way for 2020 with this Prophecy concept. It's directly in line with Hyundai's sensuous sportiness design aesthetic, and even though I can't say that without laughing it really works well here with the Prophecy. We've got a long wheelbase and short overhangs, and those are accentuated by just curves, curves and more curves. And this is one car that I really, really wish I could have seen in person. I'm sure that the light reflects off those curves and some really interesting ways. There are two design elements here that I really didn't There's a clear spoiler in the back and the pixellated lighting, which Hyundai says will eventually migrate to actual future models, so yay! [UNKNOWN] doors open up to reveal plaid seats, and I have never met a plaid I didn't like. And inside, you'll find joy sticks in place of the steering wheel cuz it is a concept and they do weird stuff like that. There are more screens than you can shake a stick at. Now, we don't know much about the prophecies Ed power train or its level of autonomy, but really like, Who cares? This is a study in design and y'all, the future seems to look pretty swoopy. Okay, the next one is totally cool and love a good speedster. I'm talking about the Aston Martin V 12. speedster. And in a show where there's all of these multimillion dollar cars Here's a car that costs less than a million. Well, I mean maybe starts at $950,000 the combination of past asons like the DVS 59, and an F18 Hornet fighter jet. That's right. No roof, no windshield, and there's a twin turbo 5.2 liter V12 under the hood, pumping out 700 horsepower and 555 pound feet of torque. 60 miles per hour comes up in 3.5 seconds and you've got a top speed of 186 miles an hour. So you got no roof, you're probably going to want a helmet. Well, don't worry, they come with the car, and they're housed in these nifty compartments in the bearings behind each seat. The body is all carbon fiber all the time and while it shares much of the design as the standard Vantage The front face she gets a larger grill and intakes while the rear has a new diffuser and centre exhaust and the inside you'll find a driver and passenger separated by a spine running between the two seats. It's like this is my driving space. That's your writing space and near the twain shall meet The carbon fiber theme extends to the inside but there is also plenty red contrasting elements and a number FAA team silhouette decals. But remember folks, it will not fly. The virtual speedster is limited to 88 units and should begin deliveries early next year. All right, Bugatti is always good for an upgrade. And here we've got the Bugatti. Sharon pure sport. So how would you like a car with four turbos, eight liters of displacement 16 cylinders 1500 horsepower and 1180 pound feet of torque. Yeah, me too but we can make all of our dreams come true with the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. This is a Bugatti made for the corners. I mean yeah, they already did that with the Divo in 2018 but that thing sold out in nanoseconds even with its $6 million price tag. $6 million, like who has that kinda money? [MUSIC] The pure sport however is gonna go for a measly 3.3 million so you know we can afford it, no problem. Now what makes the Pure Sport so sticky in the corners? Well I am glad that you asked. Michelin developed the new Bugoti sport cup 2r tires to produce a super sticky compound. Producing 10% more lateral acceleration. Plus there's stiffer springs front and rear, adaptive damping, more negative camber, a lower right [UNKNOWN] and all kinds of down force. I mean, just look at that wing in the back. Power gets down to the pavement through a seven-speed gear box and 80% of that gear box is new resulting in gears that are 15% closer together. So this thing should absolutely rip through those gears. And one more thing this is really cool. In addition to its EB motorway handling and sport drive modes, the pure sport gets a Sport Plus mode and that dial down that track to control on dry roads significantly which can only mean one thing. That's right. Drift it yeah buddy. Now production starts in the second half of 2020 and there we'll be only 60 Puresports made so you better act quickly my friends. Now our next vehicle here is just a little bit more attainable, I'm talking about the Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Porsche is keeping the next 992 generation 911 Turbo S pretty much the same in the looks department but it's still giving it a little bit more hustle. I mean, not that it needed it but come on the 911 is the Porsche and the company needs to continually improve on what essentially has been perfection. So takes the current 3.8 litre twin turbo flat six cylinder engine Adds little bits and bobs, and what you come out with is 640 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque. That's adding 60 and 37, respectively, over the outgoing 911. The coupe goes from a standstill to 60 miles an hour in 2.6 seconds, while the convertible adds just one-tenth of a second to that time. Both had a top speed of 205 miles per hour. Other tweaks include a wider track front and [UNKNOWN] staggered tyres and wheels to match. All wheel drive, rear axle steering and upgraded brakes, those are all standard, but be sure to spring for the optional louder exhaust. And here's why, because they need to here you come Coming, if you want them to see you leaving. [SOUND] Am I right? Of course I'm right. But of course, it doesn't come cheaply, the 2021 911 turbo S coup will start at just over 200 Hundred thousand dollars, but that includes destination. Whereas the [UNKNOWN] variant will [UNKNOWN] right around $217,000. Okay, I never expected a four seat car from this next company, but [UNKNOWN] has actually built a family coup. I mean, kind of. It's called a [UNKNOWN] a four seater with three electric motors made into a two liter twin turbo inline three cylinder engine Whew, and it's called the Tiny Friendly Giant. It produces 1700 horsepower. Now, I get the tiny part, it's really small. I get the giant part, big horsepower. But what about the friendly? Well, the Gemera can run on regular gas, E85 ethanol and other ethanol blends, or carbon neutral methanol. So it's friendly to the environment. The Gemera should be able to go 31 miles on electricity only. But with all wheel drive and all wheel steering I'd probably be putting my foot into it all the time, and I know you would do the same. But that doesn't mean that this is all race car all the time. There's plenty of comforts inside, like a cup holder's. Eight cup holders in a hyper car, plus half of those are heated and half of those are cold. So you can have your diet Dr Pepper and and your Starbucks coffee and it will be perfect. There's phone charger scattered about reading lights, Apple CarPlay Wi Fi and three zone climate control. So see, you can take the kids to swim practice in [UNKNOWN] The company will build at 300 of the [UNKNOWN] and while we don't have word on pricing, I'd expect it to be over a million bucks. Probably really far northward still. Isn't your family worth it? Okay, this next car is probably the most controversial when it comes to design. I'm talking about the BMW I4 concept My God, what in the rabbity **** tooth beaver fresh hell is that? This BMW i4 EV concept and you guys, BWM says this is 80% close of what we're gonna see when a car goes into production in 2021. I mean, that grill makes the face so ugly. I doubt even my mother could love it and she loves me. But listen, at least it serves a purpose. After all, electric cars don't really need any grills, so, here these black panels and the grills are called in intelligence surface, and all of the car radars and sensors are all located here. So, I'll go with at least functional The concept really is a butterface because the rest of the car looks pretty darn good, especially in profile with its fastback roof, unique wheels and there's a long dash to axle ratio. Even in the back with its reinterpretation of the rear diffuser. It all really works for me. The production I far will make about 530 horsepower with an 80 kilowatt hour battery. Top speed will be 125 miles an hour with a 0-60 time of four seconds or so, that's not too shabby. Range should be 373 miles on the European WLTP testing cycle, but our EPA test is super strict, so expect that range to be quite a bit lower when it comes stateside. As recharging if you can get to one of those fancy hundred and 50 kilowatt chargers you should be able to get 80% of a full charge in 35 minutes. Now not only does this I for concept preview the actual Ifor but it also previews the shape of the next four series grand cope. So, like in a little bit, that girl is most likely here to stay Are you excited to drive it? Am I excited to drive it? No cuz it's ugly. [LAUGH] And our final car on the list is one of my favorite super car brands, I'm talking about McLaren. And when I win the lottery I am going straight to the McLaren dealership and I'm buying this car, the 765 LT. This long tail is based off the already superb 720 s with its four litre twin turbo V8 scrapping out 765 metric horsepower stout 755 of mechanical horses and 590 pounds either torque, all of this with the curb weight of just 2709 pounds. Zero to 60 comes in 2.7 seconds and a quarter mile and about 10 seconds. I mean holy crap. This thing will kill you before it even needs breakfast. Seven speed door clutch gear box has been revamped to give it a 15% improvement from throttle response according to McLaren, and a wider and lower front keeps things well planted. Springs and dampers have been improved and the arrow is out of control. There is a larger rear wing and aggressive rear bumper, diffuser and side skirts. The front bumper and splitter, those have been changed, of course, but So has the front floor. Now, inside you're not gonna find a radio or air conditioning. Heck, you're not even gonna find carpets. But that's because this mid-engine rear wheel drive rocket is essentially a street legal racecar and I am here for it. No, we're not pricing yet. But McLaren will only build 765 units. So looks like I need to get out and buy some lottery tickets right now. Of course, those aren't the only debuts that we would have seen at the Geneva Motor Show. If you'd like to learn more, go on over to theroadshow.com and you can check them all out. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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