Thinking of visiting the 2017 Singapore Motor Show this weekend at the Suntec City? Be sure to look out for these eye-catchers while you’re there as you trawl the halls of the convention centre, for they are sure to turn your head and make you go ‘Wow’.
Audi R8 Spyder
Audi arguably has the most show-stopping line-up of all the brands at the show, with not just one but three brand new cars appearing on their stand this year. While the youthful and trendy Q2 crossover and svelte-looking A5 Coupe are head-turners on their own, the true star on the Audi stand definitely has to be the sexy R8 Spyder. Iron Man’s new ride is here for a special preview before it officially arrives in Singapore in the second half of this year, and this is your chance to take a look at Audi’s high-tech drop-top supercar up close, although sadly you can’t turn on the engine inside the hall to listen to the rip-roaring 5.2-litre V10 do its thing.
Honda is the other brand with a high-tech supercar on its stand as well, and while the NSX isn’t exactly brand new (it was launched here during the F1 weekend in September last year), it’s still a damn fine looking car that has enough appeal to draw in a huge crowd all on its own. Underneath its sensational styling is a truly futuristic drivetrain that consists of a powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to an electric motor at the rear, plus two more up front at each of the front wheels. Truly clever indeed.
Hyundai’s stand is on the third floor, away from the majority of the other exhibitors, but that’s no cause to ignore them, because they have a truly groundbreaking new car that is possibly their ticket to changing people’s perception of Korean cars once and for all. The Ioniq is Hyundai’s first hybrid offering, designed to challenge the current king of the hybrid pack, the Toyota Prius. Better equipped and much more competitively priced than its great rival, the Ioniq stands a great chance of not just revitalising the Hyundai brand, but also completely push hybrid motoring onto an all-new mainstream level like never before.