jag picThe Geneva International Motor Show will be held from 3-13 March and the showstopper for this year’s event is set to be the launch of a rather fast Jaguar

The new Jaguar F-Type SVR will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a slick two-seater sports car and it is capable of hitting speeds of 200mph. It is slated to go on sale this summer and it promises to be both a speed demon, with its lightweight aluminium body and glorious-sounding titanium exhaust, and a perfect car for daily driving.

It is the first Jaguar series production car to be the developed by Special Vehicle Operations.

“The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day,” says John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “We even made a convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system.”

Ferrari lovers who descend on the Geneva Motor Show will be keen to check out the latest innovation on the Ferrari California T. The HS option - which stands for Handling Speciale - features new damper settings, modified springs to make the car feel stiffer, and a modified gear-shift logic for both manual and automatic boxes that results in sportier engagement for up- and down-shifts. There is also a sexy new engine sound that increases as the revs rise.

Arash Motor Company and Sin Cars will be among the new exhibitors at this year’s show. Arash is a small constructor of exclusive sports cars and Sin Cars builds supercars.

Based in Newmarket, England, Arash produces the Farboud GT, the Farboud GTS, the AF10 and the all-new AF8.

Sin Cars, meanwhile, produces street cars and track racers from a factor in the English town of Daventry.

The Geneva Motor Show will also host the Car of the Year election for the fifth time. The Car of the Year jury, made up of 58 journalists from 22 European countries, have chosen a short-list of seven favourites from 29 qualifiers. It is a mix of high-end and affordable cars on the list with the Audi A4, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XE, Volvo XC90, Mazda MX5, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Skoda Superb in the running to win this coveted prize.

Adding to the busy awards schedule for Geneva, the show will see the finalists announced for the annual World Car Awards. The winners will be announced on 24 March at the New York Motor Show. At Geneva, three finalists from each category, World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car and World Green Car will be announced.

The World Luxury Car shortlist consists of the Audi Q7, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the Volvo XC90.

The World Performance Car shortlist consists of the Audi R8 Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro, Honda Civic Type R, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe and the Range Rover Sport SVR.

For those considering attending the Geneva Motor Show, the organisers have released advice for visitors. The least crowded times are Thursday 3 March, the morning of Monday 7 March and all day Tuesday 8 March. Already, 5,500 advance tickets have been sold. Tickets can be purchased via www.salon-auto.