Spoiler alert: high wings forecast for 2015 Geneva motor show

Published: 27 February 2015

► The most outrageous spoilers at Geneva
► It’s a show of wild wings and aero
► Flick through our gallery above

Expect a glut of outrageous spoilers, wings and aero addenda at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Sports cars are back in vogue and many stands will sport halo models with tea trays bolted to the back. 

Flick through our gallery above to see the most pressing concerns of any schoolboy visitor to the Swiss car show.

Have we missed any bewinged behemoths? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

A guide to the best spoilers at the Geneva motor show

From the Boeing-borrowed wing astride the rear of the £1.8 million Aston Martin Vulcan to the somewhat subtler RS-branded spoiler mounted high on the new fast Ford Focus, there are aerodynamic aids everywhere.

We’re sure the engineers will argue they’re for extra downforce and superior grip in high-speed corners, but let’s be honest: aren’t they as much a function of the show-offs in the styling department in many cases?

The motorsport-derived GT cars may beg to differ: the Mercedes-AMG GT3 unveiled overnight is a racer pure and simple, and the Porsche Cayman GT4 thinks it is, despite its road-car status.

Aston Martin says the Vulcan’s scaffolding adds ***InsertYourBodyweightHereKg*** of extra downforce over the rear axle at ***HeroTrackSpeedHere***.

Which may be true. 

But it’s hard to see past the sheer drama of extrovert rear wings like the P1 GTR’s. And be damned if it’s tricky to reverse park.

Click here for our A-Z 2015 Geneva motor show preview.

The outrageous Aston Martin Vulcan's rear wing

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet