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Ferrari F8 Tributo, Alpina B7, Koenigsegg: Geneva Auto Show Sports Cars to Watch

As always, the Geneva Auto Show will be home to an impressive number of high-performance cars. Ferrari, Alpina and Koenigsegg highlight this year’s crop.

The 89th Geneva Auto Show gets underway this week and as is always the case, we can already expect a host of high-performance exotics will be making to debut in Switzerland. The Ferrari F8 Tributo, new 2020 Alpina B7, and new-generation Koenigsegg Agera are tops on the list.

Ferrari F8 Tributo To Replaced 488 GTB

New Ferrari F8 Tributo
New Ferrari F8 Tributo | Photo: Ferrari

The Ferrari 488 GTB’s run has already come to an end. It will be replaced this year by the all-new Ferrari F8 Tributo. Unveiled last week, the F8 Tributo is lighter than the 488 while also packing more power. It’s closer to the Ferrari 488 Pista than the “normal” 488 GTB.

The F8 Tributo gets the same 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers the 488, but you can imagine it’s been improved quite a bit. For starters it pumps out 720 horsepower, 50 ponies more than the 488 GTB and the same number as the McLaren 720S.

Ferrari is reminding us all that this engine has won a range of awards over the last few years and using for the F8 Tributo was a no-brainer. The Italian automaker has also reassured everyone: There is no turbo lag. Given that the Ferrari F8 Tributo gets to 100 km/h 2.9 seconds, we certainly believe it.

Read more about the Ferrari F8 Tributo including its improved driving dynamics and its new design inspired by the 308 GTB.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Official Debut

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder | Photo: Lamborghini

Not to be undone, Lamborghini will showcase their F8 Tributo fighter at the Geneva Auto Show in the form of the Huracan EVO, an updated Huracan with more power and a fresh design.

A 5.2-liter V10 sends 640 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels which means 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds. The performance is on par with the current Huracan Performante.

Check out our complete coverage on the new Lamborghini Huracan EVO.

New 2020 BMW Alpina B7 Will Bow With Remarkable Power

2020 Alpina B7
2020 Alpina B7 | Photo: BMW

It may not have the stylish looks of the F8 Tributo or Huracan EVO, but it could show up to the same track day and not make a fool of itself. It’s the 2020 Alpina B7, the latest generation of the high-performance, 7 Series rocket built by BMW tuning specialist Alpina.

The new 2020 B7 is based on the redesigned BMW 7 Series and sports an updated, muscular design that’s typical Alpina and immediately noticeable. That’s a good thing, by the way.

With 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque under your right foot, top speed is rated at 205 mph and you’ll get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. That’s 0.1 second faster than the previous B7 Alpina, but more importantly it’s not even a second slower than the Huracan EVO and F8 Tributo we talked about previously.

New Aston Martin 003 Hypercar And Lagonda

Aston Martin 003 Teaser Image
Aston Martin 003 Teaser Image

The Aston Martin 003 isn’t the upcoming British hypercar’s official designation and little is known about it. The 003 is a codename designating the car as the third hyper exotic from Aston Martin, the most recent being the Valkyrie.

According to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the new 003 could match the performance levels of the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1.

As a side note, we will also see the Aston Martin Lagonda concept at the Geneva Auto Show.

The Next Koenigsegg Agera 

Koenigsegg Geneva Auto Show
Koenigsegg Agera Geneva Auto Show

Swedish automaker Koenigsegg will show the replacement the Agera in Geneva. We can’t even begin to imagine the kind of performance it will offer, but early numbers suggest 1,440 horsepower. Given that it’s weight is rumored to be considerably less than 3,000 pounds, you can expect to reach 100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds, easy.

As with any Koenigsegg, a limited production run is expected and unlike the Regera, the Geneva-bound Koenigsegg won’t be a hybrid. It will feature a twin-turbo V8.

Pagani Zonda 20th Anniversary

Pagani Zonda C12 1999
Pagani Zonda C12 1999

Pagani Huayra
Pagani Huayra

A Pagani unveil at the Geneva Auto Show just makes sense. We are not quite sure what the Italian supercar maker has in mind for the Palexpo this week, but we expect something that will remind us all of the Zonda C12 that launched the Pagani brand two decades ago in Geneva.

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