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Gallery: Hypercars, super sedans and exotic absurdities of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

The Fenyr Supersport is powered by an 800-hp twin-turbo flat-six engine developed with help from RUF
The Fenyr Supersport is powered by an 800-hp twin-turbo flat-six engine developed with help from RUF
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The Hennessey Venom F5 shows its face in Europe 
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The Hennessey Venom F5 shows its face in Europe 
The Hennessey Venom F5 is one of several cars on display in Geneva with world speed record ambitions
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The Hennessey Venom F5 is one of several cars on display in Geneva with world speed record ambitions
Hennessey thinks the Venom F5 could top 300 mph (482 km/h)
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Hennessey thinks the Venom F5 could top 300 mph (482 km/h)
Koenigsegg shows a cool-blue version of its Regera hybrid supercar
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Koenigsegg shows a cool-blue version of its Regera hybrid supercar
Koenigsegg calls this customer build "the Regera d'Elegance
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Koenigsegg calls this customer build "the Regera d'Elegance
Koenigsegg has sold all 80 examples of the Regera
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Koenigsegg has sold all 80 examples of the Regera
Ferrari debuts the all-new 488 Pista
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Ferrari debuts the all-new 488 Pista
The track-inspired 488 Pista has 710 hp and weighs nearly 200 lb (90 kg) less than the 488 GTB
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The track-inspired 488 Pista has 710 hp and weighs nearly 200 lb (90 kg) less than the 488 GTB
Ferrari 488 Pista
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Ferrari 488 Pista
Ferrari 488 Pista
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Ferrari 488 Pista
RUF reworks Porsche underpinnings into the all-carbon SCR 2018 prototype
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RUF reworks Porsche underpinnings into the all-carbon SCR 2018 prototype
The new RUF SCR features a carbon fiber monocoque and carbon fiber bodywork
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The new RUF SCR features a carbon fiber monocoque and carbon fiber bodywork
World premiere of the new 510-hp RUF SCR 
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World premiere of the new 510-hp RUF SCR 
RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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RUF Automobile at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Ford Fiesta WRC
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Ford Fiesta WRC
Ford Fiesta WRC
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Ford Fiesta WRC
Something old and something new - the original Lancia Stratos HF (left back) poses with the new Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) Stratos
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Something old and something new - the original Lancia Stratos HF (left back) poses with the new Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) Stratos
Based heavily on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the MAT Stratos is powered by a 532-hp 4.3-liter V8
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Based heavily on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the MAT Stratos is powered by a 532-hp 4.3-liter V8
We like the fact that MAT has brought the Stratos back, but we still prefer the rugged beauty of the original
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We like the fact that MAT has brought the Stratos back, but we still prefer the rugged beauty of the original
Lancia Stratos HF
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Lancia Stratos HF
MAT Stratos
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MAT Stratos
MAT lists the weight of its new Stratos at 1,247 kg (2,749 lb)
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MAT lists the weight of its new Stratos at 1,247 kg (2,749 lb)
MAT Stratos
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MAT Stratos
Lancia Stratos HF
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Lancia Stratos HF
Lancia Stratos HF
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Lancia Stratos HF
Lancia Stratos HF
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Lancia Stratos HF
The Mercedes-AMG GT stretches out into a new four-door version
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The Mercedes-AMG GT stretches out into a new four-door version
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
The new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S comes powered by a 630-hp 4.0-liter V8 biturbo
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The new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S comes powered by a 630-hp 4.0-liter V8 biturbo
The new McLaren Senna on show in Geneva
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The new McLaren Senna on show in Geneva
The Senna starts at £750,000 (US$1.04 million)
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The Senna starts at £750,000 (US$1.04 million)
A peek inside the new McLaren Senna
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A peek inside the new McLaren Senna
The McLaren Senna includes an active carbon fiber rear wing
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The McLaren Senna includes an active carbon fiber rear wing
The Senna comes powered by a 789-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8
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The Senna comes powered by a 789-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8
The LVCHI Venere is the latest Chinese all-electric super sedan promising big things
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The LVCHI Venere is the latest Chinese all-electric super sedan promising big things
The 992-hp four-motor LVCHI Venere has an estimated 2.5-second 0-62 mph and a 177-mph (285-km/h) top speed
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The 992-hp four-motor LVCHI Venere has an estimated 2.5-second 0-62 mph and a 177-mph (285-km/h) top speed
Aston Martin presents the Valkyrie AMR Pro track car
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Aston Martin presents the Valkyrie AMR Pro track car
Aston Martin has managed to keep the Valkyrie AMR Pro's weight down to 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)
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Aston Martin has managed to keep the Valkyrie AMR Pro's weight down to 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)
The Valkyrie AMR Pro includes plenty of rear wing
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The Valkyrie AMR Pro includes plenty of rear wing
Aston Martin reveals the 1,100-hp Valkyrie AMR Pro in Geneva 
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Aston Martin reveals the 1,100-hp Valkyrie AMR Pro in Geneva 
The W Motors Fenyr Supersport looking as feral and ferocious as ever
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The W Motors Fenyr Supersport looking as feral and ferocious as ever
We first saw the Fenyr Supersport over two years ago, and Geneva 2018 hosts its production debut
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We first saw the Fenyr Supersport over two years ago, and Geneva 2018 hosts its production debut
W Motors Fenyr Supersport
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W Motors Fenyr Supersport
W Motors Fenyr Supersport
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W Motors Fenyr Supersport
The Fenyr Supersport starts at €985K (approx. US$1.2 million)
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The Fenyr Supersport starts at €985K (approx. US$1.2 million)
The Fenyr Supersport is powered by an 800-hp twin-turbo flat-six engine developed with help from RUF
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The Fenyr Supersport is powered by an 800-hp twin-turbo flat-six engine developed with help from RUF
Corbellati debuts its Missile supercar
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Corbellati debuts its Missile supercar
We were hopeful for an intriguing vehicle from Corbellati, but the car seems a bit ... goofy. The booth also seemed low on traffic and buzz each time we passed by
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We were hopeful for an intriguing vehicle from Corbellati, but the car seems a bit ... goofy. The booth also seemed low on traffic and buzz each time we passed by
With 1,800 hp from a 9.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, Corbellati believes its car capable of topping 300 mph
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With 1,800 hp from a 9.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, Corbellati believes its car capable of topping 300 mph
The Corbellati Missile has a carbon fiber chassis and body
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The Corbellati Missile has a carbon fiber chassis and body
Those robust curves come to a quick end at the Corbellati Missile's rear
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Those robust curves come to a quick end at the Corbellati Missile's rear
World premiere of the Corbellati Missile
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World premiere of the Corbellati Missile
We're not yet confident that Corbellati will be challenging Koenigsegg, Bugatti and Hennessey for the production car speed record
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We're not yet confident that Corbellati will be challenging Koenigsegg, Bugatti and Hennessey for the production car speed record
The all-new Techrules Ren RS is a single-seat track car with turbine range-extended electric powertrain
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The all-new Techrules Ren RS is a single-seat track car with turbine range-extended electric powertrain
The Ren RS has several powertrain options, including a 1,287-hp six-motor layout
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The Ren RS has several powertrain options, including a 1,287-hp six-motor layout
Techrules debuts the Ren RS
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Techrules debuts the Ren RS
This is the third Geneva Motor Show in a row at which Techrules has debuted a wild microturbine hybrid supercar
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This is the third Geneva Motor Show in a row at which Techrules has debuted a wild microturbine hybrid supercar
Techrules Ren RS
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Techrules Ren RS
Seat has spun off its Cupra brand with a bang, the 671-hp e-Racer all-electric touring race car
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Seat has spun off its Cupra brand with a bang, the 671-hp e-Racer all-electric touring race car
The Koenigsegg Regera d'Elegance has Swedish Blue paint with blue-tint carbon fiber and Ocean Green striping
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The Koenigsegg Regera d'Elegance has Swedish Blue paint with blue-tint carbon fiber and Ocean Green striping
The Koenigsegg Regera d'Elegance's interior matches the exterior
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The Koenigsegg Regera d'Elegance's interior matches the exterior
World premiere of the Bugatti Chiron Sport 
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World premiere of the Bugatti Chiron Sport 
Apparently there are Bugatti customers wanting more performance than the regular, old Chiron can give. For them, the Chiron Sport drops 40 lb (18 kg) and adds a dynamic handling package
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Apparently there are Bugatti customers wanting more performance than the regular, old Chiron can give. For them, the Chiron Sport drops 40 lb (18 kg) and adds a dynamic handling package
Bugatti will begin deliveries of the US$3.26 million Chiron Sport later this year
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Bugatti will begin deliveries of the US$3.26 million Chiron Sport later this year
Zenvo is still going strong, debuting the TSR-S, which sits between the TS1 GT road car and the track-oriented TSR
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Zenvo is still going strong, debuting the TSR-S, which sits between the TS1 GT road car and the track-oriented TSR
The TSR-S develops between 700 and 1,177 hp via three settings
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The TSR-S develops between 700 and 1,177 hp via three settings
The multi-axis rotational rear wing is a highlight of the new TSR-S. "The Centripetal Wing is an exceptional development that allows for increased grip and higher cornering speed. Whereas most supercars only achieve optimum downforce in cornering at a certain speed, the multi-rotational function of the wing distributes downforce in an innovative way to deliver the optimum amount of cornering grip at any speed. Whilst lifting to boost downforce, the wing also tilts while cornering – for example, lifting the left side of the wing when cornering left and vice versa, to propel the car to the inside of the corner, ensuring exceptional stability and grip," explains Zenvo founder and chief technical officer Troels Vollertsen
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The multi-axis rotational rear wing is a highlight of the new TSR-S. "The Centripetal Wing is an exceptional development that allows for increased grip and higher cornering speed. Whereas most supercars only achieve optimum downforce in cornering at a certain speed, the multi-rotational function of the wing distributes downforce in an innovative way to deliver the optimum amount of cornering grip at any speed. Whilst lifting to boost downforce, the wing also tilts while cornering – for example, lifting the left side of the wing when cornering left and vice versa, to propel the car to the inside of the corner, ensuring exceptional stability and grip," explains Zenvo founder and chief technical officer Troels Vollertsen
Koenigsegg celebrates its 25th anniversary with this beautifully blue CCX "certified legend"
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Koenigsegg celebrates its 25th anniversary with this beautifully blue CCX "certified legend"
The Giugiaro-designed Techrules Ren joins the Techrules Ren RS in Geneva
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The Giugiaro-designed Techrules Ren joins the Techrules Ren RS in Geneva
Techrules Ren
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Techrules Ren
Techrules Ren
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Techrules Ren
Porsche debuts the 911 GT3 RS
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Porsche debuts the 911 GT3 RS
The GT3 RS is powered by a 520-hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder
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The GT3 RS is powered by a 520-hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder
The Audi R8 V10 plus matches the Porsche 911 GT3 RS pretty nicely
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The Audi R8 V10 plus matches the Porsche 911 GT3 RS pretty nicely
Lamborghini reveals the Huracán Performante Spyder
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Lamborghini reveals the Huracán Performante Spyder
The 630-hp Performante Spyder loses 55 lb (35 kg) as compared to the standard Huracán Spyder
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The 630-hp Performante Spyder loses 55 lb (35 kg) as compared to the standard Huracán Spyder
Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder: 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, top speed - 202 mph (325 km/h) 
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Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder: 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, top speed - 202 mph (325 km/h) 
Lamborghini also has an Aventador S on display 
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Lamborghini also has an Aventador S on display 
Lamborghini Aventador S
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Lamborghini Aventador S
A customer-spec Pagani Huayra Roadster
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A customer-spec Pagani Huayra Roadster
The Pagani Huayra Roadster debuted just a year ago at Geneva 2017, and the limited 100-model run has already sold out. Pagani said at Geneva 2018 that it expects to deliver 40 models this year
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The Pagani Huayra Roadster debuted just a year ago at Geneva 2017, and the limited 100-model run has already sold out. Pagani said at Geneva 2018 that it expects to deliver 40 models this year
At this point, they should just call it the Pagani Zombie - the Zonda just keeps coming back in new editions
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At this point, they should just call it the Pagani Zombie - the Zonda just keeps coming back in new editions
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
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Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
It may be older, but we thought this Zonda upstaged the Huayra Roadster at the show, mostly based on its rich-blue color
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It may be older, but we thought this Zonda upstaged the Huayra Roadster at the show, mostly based on its rich-blue color
The Zonda HP Barchetta is "Horacio Pagani’s personal vision of the perfect Zonda"
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The Zonda HP Barchetta is "Horacio Pagani’s personal vision of the perfect Zonda"
A look at the HP Barchetta's distinctive leather and plaid interior 
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A look at the HP Barchetta's distinctive leather and plaid interior 
Pagani first showed the Zonda HP Barchetta at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 
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Pagani first showed the Zonda HP Barchetta at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
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Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
A peek inside the Pagani Huayra Roadster on show in Geneva
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A peek inside the Pagani Huayra Roadster on show in Geneva
One of two new special-edition Alpine A110s, the Légende is designed around comfortable touring, featuring six-way-adjustable seats and other upgrades
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One of two new special-edition Alpine A110s, the Légende is designed around comfortable touring, featuring six-way-adjustable seats and other upgrades
The Alpine A110 Légende is powered by a 249-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo
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The Alpine A110 Légende is powered by a 249-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo
The new Alpine A110 Pure edition is a driver-focused model inspired by the A110 Berlinette that won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1973
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The new Alpine A110 Pure edition is a driver-focused model inspired by the A110 Berlinette that won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1973
Alpine also shows the A110 GT4 race car
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Alpine also shows the A110 GT4 race car
It's not the prettiest sports car in Geneva, but the new SIN S1 is an interesting modular DIY track/road car that lets you choose from various configurations and powertrains
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It's not the prettiest sports car in Geneva, but the new SIN S1 is an interesting modular DIY track/road car that lets you choose from various configurations and powertrains
The SIN S1 can be configured as a stripped down track car and/or a proper street-legal coupe
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The SIN S1 can be configured as a stripped down track car and/or a proper street-legal coupe
The SIN S1 can run 310-hp and 365-hp engine options, a plug-in hybrid powertrain or an all-electric drive
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The SIN S1 can run 310-hp and 365-hp engine options, a plug-in hybrid powertrain or an all-electric drive
SIN S1 drivers will choose from powertrain, body type and interior options
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SIN S1 drivers will choose from powertrain, body type and interior options
SIN also debuts the 570-hp plug-in hybrid version of its R1 550 sports car. It offers 37 miles (60 km) of all-electric city driving, then opens up on highways when the 450-hp 6.2-liter V8 kicks in
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SIN also debuts the 570-hp plug-in hybrid version of its R1 550 sports car. It offers 37 miles (60 km) of all-electric city driving, then opens up on highways when the 450-hp 6.2-liter V8 kicks in
McLaren debuts the Senna GTR 
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McLaren debuts the Senna GTR 
With the new Tesla Roadster threatening to dethrone Rimac as the ultimate go-to in top-end electric performance, the Croatian electric supercar maker presents the all-new 1,914-hp C_Two
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With the new Tesla Roadster threatening to dethrone Rimac as the ultimate go-to in top-end electric performance, the Croatian electric supercar maker presents the all-new 1,914-hp C_Two
We'd say the Rimac C_Two is the most exciting hypercar debut in Geneva this year
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We'd say the Rimac C_Two is the most exciting hypercar debut in Geneva this year
Beyond its cutting-edge powertrain, the Rimac C_Two is loaded with other impressive tech, including a facial recognition door locking system, Level 4 autonomous hardware capabilities and a slick digital interior
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Beyond its cutting-edge powertrain, the Rimac C_Two is loaded with other impressive tech, including a facial recognition door locking system, Level 4 autonomous hardware capabilities and a slick digital interior
Rimac gives electric car fans another model to drool over
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Rimac gives electric car fans another model to drool over
A 671-hp all-electric race car is a pretty good way to spin off a new brand, which is exactly what SEAT has done with the Cupra e-Racer
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A 671-hp all-electric race car is a pretty good way to spin off a new brand, which is exactly what SEAT has done with the Cupra e-Racer
Cupra e-Racer
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Cupra e-Racer
Techrules pops the canopy open on the Ren RS' single-seat cockpit
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Techrules pops the canopy open on the Ren RS' single-seat cockpit
Techrules Ren RS
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Techrules Ren RS
Techrules Ren RS
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Techrules Ren RS
A look at the Ren RS' no-nonsense driver cockpit
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A look at the Ren RS' no-nonsense driver cockpit
All those new supercar debuts look good in their own right, but we kind of prefer the classic curves of the 1965 AC Cobra 427
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All those new supercar debuts look good in their own right, but we kind of prefer the classic curves of the 1965 AC Cobra 427
Goodyear shows off its tires on the AC Cobra
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Goodyear shows off its tires on the AC Cobra
The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 four-door is powered by a 429-hp 3.0-liter inline-six
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The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 four-door is powered by a 429-hp 3.0-liter inline-six
The Mercedes-AMG GT R coupe joins the all-new GT 4-Door in Geneva
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The Mercedes-AMG GT R coupe joins the all-new GT 4-Door in Geneva
Mercedes-AMG GT 53
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Mercedes-AMG GT 53
Volvo's new hybrid/electric performance brand Polestar comes to Geneva and shows its simply named "1" coupe
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Volvo's new hybrid/electric performance brand Polestar comes to Geneva and shows its simply named "1" coupe
Polestar says that it has received more than 6,000 expressions of interest for the 600-hp 1 hybrid 2+2 GT coupe - too bad it's only building 500 cars per year. Official pre-ordering opens on Tues, March 13
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Polestar says that it has received more than 6,000 expressions of interest for the 600-hp 1 hybrid 2+2 GT coupe - too bad it's only building 500 cars per year. Official pre-ordering opens on Tues, March 13
The Polestar 1 makes its European debut in Geneva
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The Polestar 1 makes its European debut in Geneva
Concours-condition 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
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Concours-condition 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
VW Golf GTI TCR
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VW Golf GTI TCR

Along with crazy concept cars, insane hypercars is a category that keeps folks coming back to the Geneva Motor Show each year full of anticipation. With the growth of ultra-powerful electric and hybrid powertrain technology, Geneva's stable of high-powered performance cars has only gotten more diverse and more compelling. This year is no exception, seeing everything from the world's quickest electric sports coupe, to a single-seat microturbine-backed electric track car, to several cars designed to be the all-out fastest production cars ever built.

The Hypercars

It's not usually an easy job crowning the best of the best when it comes to Geneva's pool of new hypercars, but the Rimac C_Two rises rather easily to the top this year. Just two years after finally moving the Concept_One from years-old concept to production car, Rimac is back with its successor, an absolutely razor-edge machine with a 1,914-hp four-motor electric powertrain, claimed 400-mile (650-km) range, Level 4 autonomous capabilities, and myriad other high-tech bits and bobs.

Rimac gives electric car fans another model to drool over
Rimac gives electric car fans another model to drool over

As Rimac explains it, the C_Two can shoot from 0 to 60 mph in (a just better than Tesla) 1.85 seconds, complete the 1/4 mile in 9.1 seconds, keep accelerating to 186 mph (300 km/h) in 11.8 seconds from standstill, and power all the way to a 258-mph (412-km/h) top speed. We would have hoped Rimac would cut loose the annoying underscored naming structure for something more befitting, but beyond that, the C_Two meets and exceeds all possible expectations.

Other intriguing hypercar debuts and appearances include the single-seat Techrules Ren RS track car, the Hennessey Venom F5 and the Bugatti Chiron Sport.

The Supercars

We're not exactly sure where the line between supercar and hypercar is drawn, and given how quickly specs are evolving, we're not sure that line would stay in the same place very long, anyway. If pressed for an answer, though, we'd say that 1,000+ hp is quickly becoming the standard for the hypercar halo. We'd also say that "hypercar" should be reserved for the lightest, sleekest coupes on the floor, while "supercar" can also include sedans with the proper performance credentials.

Or something like that.

The LVCHI Venere is the latest Chinese all-electric super sedan promising big things
The LVCHI Venere is the latest Chinese all-electric super sedan promising big things

With its four seats, coach rear doors and 992-hp four-motor electric powertrain, the all-new Venere from Shanghai startup LVCHI Auto falls into the supercar category quite nicely. And its smooth, curvy looks and 2.5-second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) estimate only support claims of being super among sedans. The Venere's 100-kWh lithium-ion battery delivers an estimated 405 miles (652 km) of comfy GT cruising, enjoyed from within an impressive digital cockpit. Top speed is listed at 177 mph (285 km/h). LVCHI plans to bring the Venere to market in 2019, with Turin, Italy serving as the base of production.

Other supercar highlights: the McLaren Senna, the latest Paganis to roll off the lines, and a pair of hardcore Lamborghinis.

A modular oddity

Not quite as "hyper," "super" or even "decent-looking" as other cars in the gallery, but every bit as memorable, the new S1 from Sin Cars features a modular framework that lets customers build it exactly as they see fit - anything from a stripped-down, open-top track car to a hard-topped tourer. That modular design doesn't make for the best-looking piece of automotive art in Geneva, but it's an interesting proposition for getting a high-performance sports car exactly how you want it.

The SIN S1 can run 310-hp and 365-hp engine options, a plug-in hybrid powertrain or an all-electric drive
The SIN S1 can run 310-hp and 365-hp engine options, a plug-in hybrid powertrain or an all-electric drive

Start with the style of car you want - from an ultralight, bare-chassised track car to a full-bodied sports coupe - then drop in the powertrain of choice and equip the interior for the style of driving you have in mind. Powertrain options include a 310-hp 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, a 365-hp 3.5-liter engine, a plug-in hybrid with 120-hp electric motor, and a 268-hp all-electric powertrain. Even after purchase, the owner can take advantage of all that modularity in updating the design over the vehicle's lifecycle. The show car with bare tubular chassis on one side and fuller body kit on the other does a good job showing off the build-it-yourself nature of the design.

Other Geneva curiosities and head scratchers: the 1,800-hp Corbellati Missile that we're not sure if serious and a Lancia Stratos for the 21st century. Jump on into the gallery here.

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