Review of 87th Geneva International Motor Show 2017
The color black is an ideal choice for an automobile. Speed, luxury, and mystery make black one of the most sought-after colors for a vehicle. Many of the most famous cars in television shows are black, from Kitt in Knight Rider to Duncan MacLeod’s Thunderbird in Highlander, to Baby, the Impala on Supernatural. A black car is just cool. There is something iconic and classic about black cars, and every year new models are introduced to the public. Will one of these new innovative vehicles become an instant classic, or a television icon? Let’s take a look at this year’s offerings from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
The event premiered new black cars for 2017. These new models are stylish and exclusive, but some are surprisingly affordable and won’t break the bank. The advancements in technology and comfort mean that these cars are as much about the driver as how they are driven. Their beautiful, sleek black lines offer exclusivity and luxury to anyone who loves cars and prefers the color black. There are so many options this year that it is hard to choose a favorite, so you can decide which one of these vehicles would best suit your taste and lifestyle. These are some of the best examples on offer from this year’s motor show. Check them out!
BMW I8 Frozen Prototonic Black Edition
This new offering from BMW is a hybrid automatic with beautiful, sleek lines. Its matte lacquer makes it stand out from the crowd, and the paint finish was created for this model alone. It is a limited special edition, retailing at a little higher than the standard.
GTStreet R Cabriolet based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
This gorgeous convertible from TechArt has up to 720 horsepower and is a hybrid suitable for daily use as well as street performance. If you want to splash out, this is the car for you, as it is far more expensive than the original it is based on. However, if it’s torque and speed you are looking for, this adaptation of the Porsche 911 is a good bet. The GTStreet R Cabriolet clocks in at 660 hp at the top end and goes from 0 to 100 km in 3.4 seconds.
C8 Preliator Spyder
This is an open version of the C8 Preliator Spyder. Spyker presents this beautiful vehicle with elements based off airplane construction. Aerodynamics are the inspiration for this model, with various design inspirations from jet-propulsion aircraft. Spyker dubs it a ‘plane without wings’. Aside from its beauty, the C8 Preliator Spyder offers a new naturally aspirated engine, replacing last year’s Audi drivetrain. Spyker CEO Victor Muller said, ‘This is our single most important advancement in technology since I founded Spyker in 2000.’
The Pendo-Tracto from Sbarro can turn from a two-wheeler into a tricycle. This strange and unique-looking vehicle tops out at 75 hp and has a six-speed manual transmission. The French company is known for its startling and new concepts unveiled at the Geneva show, and this year is no exception.
This hybrid version of the Lexus LS features a multi-stage shift system that adds a four-stage shift device to replicate driving with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This car is in direct competition with both Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, looking to outdo its competitors with this new hybrid model. The interior was inspired by the concept of Japanese hospitality, omotenashi, putting an emphasis on quiet beauty and comfort.
DS 5 Prestige
French company DS Automobiles, an offshoot of Citroen, offers this example of the DS 5 Prestige, the company’s flagship vehicle. The car’s design is based on an avant-garde concept, with one reviewer calling it ‘outlandish’. This vehicle is a makeover of the Citroen DS5. It is also one of the more affordable cars unveiled this year at Geneva. The high-tech interior of the DS 5 Prestige makes for a modern vehicle able to offer high performance and interact with cutting-edge smart technology.
If you are in the market for a black car, these gorgeous new models will be right up your alley. Every year, a new iconic vehicle is rolled out onto the showroom floor, and this is your chance to get in on the action. The new and innovative cars that premiered at this year’s Geneva International Motor Convention show that style, comfort, and performance can go hand in hand. Some of the innovations seen this year are worthy of science fiction, but with an eye for the car’s use as a daily driver. The combination of practicality and performance along with the breathtaking new designs of these models are any motor enthusiast’s dream come true.