The five cars we can't wait to see at the Geneva motor show
And here's a clue: we don't care about the cuckoo clocks or chocolate. Before the covers start coming off the cars on Tuesday morning (March 4) we've decided to take a sneak peak at some of the upcoming models and concepts that we are most excited about.
Uber successful RoboCar Boss Ron Dennis has whipped his McLaren droids into shape once again to create another completely-perfect-in-all-ways-or-everyone-is-fired sports car. Called the 650S, the car is said to be faster to accelerate than the legendary F1 hypercar of the 90s. With design cues taken from the billionaire's shopping car, the P1, the new 650S will hit 60mph in three seconds dead and a top speed of 207mph. It'll cost from £195,250.
Hear that? That's the winds of change (sorry) blowing through the factory doors at Sant'Agata. Meet the Huracan, Lamborghini's replacement for the 10-year-old and passed-its-prime Gallardo. Inheriting some of daddy Aventador's looks and a welcome boost in power, the new footballer's favourite boasts 602bhp from a 5.2-litre V10. It'll hit 60mph in around three seconds and a top speed of more than 200mph. Costing from £188,000, city clickers will have a hard choice to make between this and the OCD-pleasing 650S.
Toyota Aygo / Citroen C1 / Peugeot 108
Meet the new small car for the masses. You can expect to see plenty of examples of this interchangeable trio in a supermarket car park near you soon. Each has a fresh new look, but underneath those lightly fettled body panels is essentially the same car complete with a new three-cylinder powerplant. Likely to be cheap to buy and insure, they'll come in three and five door variants. But the big news is the dramatic new looks each manufacturer has draped the homogenous body shells in.
Like a Royal baby, a new Audi TT is a BIG deal. They don't come around often and when they do everybody is desperate to see what they look like. Ok, enough of the baby analogy, here's what we do know. The new TT will have a cool digital dashboard, it won't be too far removed from the shape we know and love and it'll have burn-your-retinas LED headlights. All models get twin exhaust pipes ensuring hairdressers will be lining up to buy them.
Honda Civic Type-R
It may have been churning out the most boring cars this side of a Vauxhall Insignia for the last few years, but it seems Honda is finally emerging from the wilderness once again. This is the new Civic Type-R, described by the usually quite reserved Honda team (remember they make the Jazz) as a "race car for the road". It sports a massive rear wing, flared arches and up to 300bhp from a 2.0-litre lump. We hope it looks like this when it finally arrives in showrooms.
What are you most looking forward to being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show? Let us know by posting your comments below.