Take a Quick Peek at the All-New $254,000 McLaren Supercar That Has a Heart-Stopping 720 Horsepower
The new McLaren 720S

Editors' pick: Originally published March 7.

The Geneva International Motor Show has started to capture the imaginations of car geeks the world over.

Officially kicked off March 9 and is running until March 19, auto makers such as Lamborghini, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz have already made headlines with previews of hot new rides. Even Ford (F - Get Report) has made some news with the first public unveil of the latest Fiesta (seen below). 

Here are several of the cars that have caught TheStreet's attention in the early going. 

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This article was originally published on March 7, 2017

Lamborghini Performante
Lamborghini Performante

The Italian supercar maker unveiled the Huracan Performante ahead of the start of the Geneva International Auto Show. To say the Performante has rip your face off power would be a gross understatement. The supercar is 40 kilograms lighter than a standard Huracan coupe, while also being more powerful. It churns out 640 horsepower from a 5.2 liter V10 engine, up from 610 horsepower in the standard Huracan. Top speed: 202 mph.

Lambo's Performante could also lay claim to a splashy record.

The car set a lap record in October 2016 of 6:52:01 minutes at the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, five seconds faster than the previous record holder in the Porsche 918 Spyder. People can get their hands on the Performante this summer for a modest price of $274,390.

Diamond-Studded Rolls-Royce
Diamond-Studded Rolls-Royce

The luxury automaker revealed that an individual buyer has commissioned it to create a one-off Ghost called the Elegance, which features a paint job made with 1,000 crushed diamonds. Rolls-Royce has coined the paint job Diamond Stardust and while not disclosing the price, pontificated it was the most expensive paint to ever get plastered on a car. The diamonds are crushed into a fine powder before mixing them with clear paint, explains Rolls-Royce.

With stock markets surging, one shouldn't exactly be shocked by the over-the-top ask by a Rolls-Royce client.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Say hello to a new competitor to BMW's high-end 7-Series. 

Mercedes unveiled this four-door extension to its popular AMG performance nameplate. Believe it or not, it's a hybrid that pumps out a massive 805 horsepower from a 4.0 liter V8 engine. Mercedes claims the sedan can reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds.

Volkswagen's Sedric
Volkswagen's Sedric

Volkswagen (VLKAY) has offered up a glimpse into the future of driving. 

Dubbed the Sedric, the car is fully autonomous and yes, doesn't have a steering wheel. The auto is rather spacey inside so one could multitask while getting to a destination. An added bonus: the windshield doubles as a large LED screen with augmented reality. 

 

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Mercedes-Maybach G-Class 650
Mercedes-Maybach G-Class 650

The latest edition to the rugged G-Glass line will be the world's most expensive sport utility vehicle on the market with a price tag of roughly $500,000. Only 99 will be produced.

Among the features include a V12 engine and retractable fabric roof in the back.

Ferrari Superfast
Ferrari Superfast

The 812 Ferrari (RACE - Get Report) Superfast is a damn beast, and is now the automaker's fastest-ever production car. It features a 12-cylinder, 800-horsepower engine that can send the car rocketing from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. 

Ferrari says the car is sold out despite its hefty $308,000 price tag. 

 

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Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin Valkyrie

Sick. 

Aston Martin showed off the concept Valkyrie at the auto show. It will have wheels measuring a massive 20x9.5 inches at the front and 21x11.5 in at the rear, and will weigh a mere 2,200 pounds. Only 175 of the cars will be built, 25 of which will be for track purposes only. 

An unveiling of the completed car will occur next year with deliveries to start in early 2019.

McLaren 720S
McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720S will replace the 650S, and will mark the first of 15 new models to be launched from McLaren by 2022. Obviously, the car's performance stats are insane. 

The McLaren 720S has a new 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that replaces the 3.8 liter in the 650S. McLaren says 41 percent of the parts in the engine are new. It will pump out a heart-stopping 720 horsepower. 

Goes on sales starting in the UK this May for only $254,000. 

If the 720S is anything like the 570GT TheStreet tested, it will be ridiculously fun to drive. 

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