6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

Loved some of the Geneva motor show's stars, but not into brand new machinery? One of their used predecessors could be right up your street!
6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

1. Honda Civic Type-R (EP3)

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

Can’t cope with the fact that the new Civic Type-R is turbocharged, and/or can’t quite stump up the £29,995 price tag? Give the old EP3 Civic Type-R a look. Prices start from as little as £2000 these days, and with a high-revving 197bhp 2.0-litre VTEC engine married to a great chassis, there’s plenty of entertainment potential. This £2995 example looks promising.

2. Audi R8

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

The new R8 promises to be incredibly quick, with the ‘V10 Plus’ model kicking out a mighty 602bhp. However, not all of you are sold on the looks, and with the least expensive version costing £119,500 (a more affordable version to replace the outgoing V8 model will join the range eventually), it’s not what you’d call cheap.

Early versions of the 4.2-litre V8 are still fairly pricey, but much kinder on the wallet: this 2008 example is up for a much more reasonable £43,490 with 38,700 miles on the clock. Oh, and it’s the fabulous gated manual version.

3. Porsche Cayman S

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

The Cayman GT4 - aka the new dream car of millions of petrolheads the world over - may have been revealed over a month ago, but it made its proper public debut at this year’s Geneva show where we couldn’t stop staring at it. But if the £64,451 price tag is going to be a bit of a stretch, how about an early first-generation Cayman S?

Here’s one that’s up for £15,000 with a reasonably low 53,000 miles on the clock. Power comes from a 3.4-litre flat-six that’s good for 295bhp.

4. McLaren 12C

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

The McLaren 675 Longtail blew us away, but if you wanted one of Ron’s finest for a bit less than £259,500, you could do worse than a used 12C like this. Sure, it’s still pretty expensive at £118,990, but considering you’re getting something cut from the same cloth as the 675LT (the LT is based on the 650S, which is itself an evolution of the 12C, remember) that’s still hugely fast: it’ll do 0-62mph in just 3.1 seconds.

5. Renault Sport Clio 182 Trophy

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

The Clio RS220 Trophy wasn’t the most memorable Geneva car amongst all the mad Koenigseggs, shiny new Porsches and bonkers concepts, but we can’t wait to try it and see if it’s the car the RS200 should have always been.

For now, we’re busy dreaming of Trophy Clios of the past, like the 182 version. Just 500 came to the UK, each featuring further suspension revisions over the 182 Cup. This one is up for £5495, but an almost equally excellent standard 182 can be had for less than £2000.

6. Lamborghini Murcielago

6 Used Versions Of Geneva's Hottest New Cars

When we first clocked eyes on the extraordinarily stunning Lamborghini Aventador SV, it’s a wonder our keyboards didn’t break from all the saliva they were splattered with. But if a £285,000 Lambo isn’t an object of extreme lust, something’s a bit wrong.

There are cheaper ways to get your V12 Lambo fix. OK, so £74,989 for this Murcielago is only cheap in comparison, but if you had £75k in the bank to spend on a supercar, you just would, wouldn’t you? While it can’t match the Aventador SV’s 740bhp, it’s still packing a monstrous 571bhp from its 6.2-litre V12.


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