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Geneva’s pretty performers


There are always show stoppers at automotive shows and the Geneva International Motor Show is no different. We think that these three are worthy of such praise.

Maserati has unveiled the Alfieri, an Italian-style 2+2 which pays homage to the likes of the 1957 3500 GT, 1959 5000 GT and 1969 Indy.

The Alfieri concept is equipped with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. The grille is divided vertically into  two concave sections while the headlights incorporate bi-xenon LED bulbs.

The interior is inspired by the 5000 GT,with a cleanand organic dashboard, a two-tone design built around a central TFT screen and the floor finished in a material that imitates oxidised steel. Dominant Alfieri cockpit colours include Luna White and Dark Basalt Blue and the seats, dashboard and central console are covered by Aniline leather.

Lexus has unveiled the F-Sport variant of its RC Coupé. It is identifiable by its specific badging, with a unique 19" F-Sport alloy wheel design featuring a machine-finished outer 10-spoke layer offset over an inner 10-spoke layer finished in a dark metallic paint.

The RC Coupé has a few performance credentials to show off, such as the Dynamic Rear Steering and Variable Gear Ratio Steering.It is powered by a 234kW/380Nm 3.5-litre V6,mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Porschewill showcase the LMP1 prototype, which is accompanied by the new Porsche 911 RSR.

The LMP1 prototype serves as a research platform for fundamental technology to be used in future production models, with its combination of two different energy recovery systems and a downsized, turbocharged engine.The drive system of the new LMP1 race car is based on a four-cylinder petrol engine that is as compact as it is lightweight. 

A key element of this latest 911 version is its fixed Targa roof bar that automatically transforms from a closed to an open top in 19 seconds. The soft top threads its way spectacularly beneath the rear glass windscreen, which is lifted in coordination with the cover to the soft-top storage area and tips towards the rear. 

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