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In pictures: The wonderful, wild and weird of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

In pictures: The wonderful, wi...
The Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts – the 2014 event was no exception
The Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts – the 2014 event was no exception
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2013 Italdesign Parcour concept
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2013 Italdesign Parcour concept
Zenvo ST1
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Zenvo ST1
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 world premiere
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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 world premiere
The 2013 Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour concept later inspired the Audi Quattro Nanuk
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The 2013 Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour concept later inspired the Audi Quattro Nanuk
The 1,104-hp Zenvo ST1 hits 62 mph in just under 2.7 seconds
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The 1,104-hp Zenvo ST1 hits 62 mph in just under 2.7 seconds
Zenvo ST1 European production premiere
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Zenvo ST1 European production premiere
Danish manufacturer Zenvo presents the ST1
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Danish manufacturer Zenvo presents the ST1
The ST1's 6.8-liter V8 is both turbocharged and supercharged
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The ST1's 6.8-liter V8 is both turbocharged and supercharged
Zenvo ST1
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Zenvo ST1
Zenvo ST1
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Zenvo ST1
Zenvo ST1
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Zenvo ST1
The Ermini Seiottosei is a light, agile, retro-inspired barchetta
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The Ermini Seiottosei is a light, agile, retro-inspired barchetta
The 686-kg Seiottosei is powered by a 320-hp Renault turbo
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The 686-kg Seiottosei is powered by a 320-hp Renault turbo
European premiere of the Tata Nexon concept
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European premiere of the Tata Nexon concept
Inside, the Tata Nexon concept has an airy interior
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Inside, the Tata Nexon concept has an airy interior
A look inside the Tata Nexon
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A look inside the Tata Nexon
The Nexon concept is a small SUV aimed at young drivers
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The Nexon concept is a small SUV aimed at young drivers
In addition to the new Zonda Revolucion, Pagani showed a bright-yellow Huayra
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In addition to the new Zonda Revolucion, Pagani showed a bright-yellow Huayra
Peek inside the Pagani Huayra
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Peek inside the Pagani Huayra
The 730-hp Pagani Huayra flexes its muscles
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The 730-hp Pagani Huayra flexes its muscles
In addition to the new Zonda Revolucion, Pagani showed a bright-yellow Huayra
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In addition to the new Zonda Revolucion, Pagani showed a bright-yellow Huayra
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is the successor to the Gallardo
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The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is the successor to the Gallardo
The new Huracán packs 610 horsepower
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The new Huracán packs 610 horsepower
Lamborghini also shows the Aventador
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Lamborghini also shows the Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Lamborghini Aventador at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Another look at the new Lamborghini Huracán
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Another look at the new Lamborghini Huracán
The Huracán makes the trip to 62 mph as quickly as 3.2 seconds
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The Huracán makes the trip to 62 mph as quickly as 3.2 seconds
The Huracán's 5.2-liter V10 engine routes power to all four wheelsThe Huracán makes the trip to 62 mph as quickly as 3.2 seconds Another look at the new Lamborghini Huracán
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The Huracán's 5.2-liter V10 engine routes power to all four wheelsThe Huracán makes the trip to 62 mph as quickly as 3.2 seconds Another look at the new Lamborghini Huracán
Lamborghini Huracán
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Lamborghini Huracán
The Rembrandt Bugatti is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and is the fourth model of Bugatti's Legends series
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The Rembrandt Bugatti is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and is the fourth model of Bugatti's Legends series
Each of the three Rembrandt examples will sell for €2.18 million
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Each of the three Rembrandt examples will sell for €2.18 million
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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The new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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The new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The Continental GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 203 mph
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The Continental GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 203 mph
The new GT Speed interior features contrast stripes and stitching
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The new GT Speed interior features contrast stripes and stitching
The new GT Speed interior features contrast stripes and stitching
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The new GT Speed interior features contrast stripes and stitching
The Lazareth Wazuma GT is one of the more outlandish designs from Geneva
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The Lazareth Wazuma GT is one of the more outlandish designs from Geneva
The 375-hp Wazuma GT debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
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The 375-hp Wazuma GT debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
A look down the Wazuma GT's split cockpit
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A look down the Wazuma GT's split cockpit
The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge was a 2012-13 project created by a team of 30 students
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The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge was a 2012-13 project created by a team of 30 students
The Fleche Rouge has a 156-hp RWD powertrain
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The Fleche Rouge has a 156-hp RWD powertrain
It doesn't necessarily look comfortable, but it'd sure be sweet to cruise in
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It doesn't necessarily look comfortable, but it'd sure be sweet to cruise in
A look inside the Fleche Rouge's windshield-less, roofless cockpit
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A look inside the Fleche Rouge's windshield-less, roofless cockpit
The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge
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The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge
Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Espera Sbarro at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
A futuristic, one-person transporter, the Toyota FV2 has a digital body that shows emotions and messages
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A futuristic, one-person transporter, the Toyota FV2 has a digital body that shows emotions and messages
Toyota debuted the FV2 concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota debuted the FV2 concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota shows the FV2 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Toyota shows the FV2 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The FV2 features a tilting action
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The FV2 features a tilting action
The new Morgan Plus 4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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The new Morgan Plus 4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Nissan shows its BladeGlider concept in Geneva
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Nissan shows its BladeGlider concept in Geneva
When it debuted the BladeGlider last year, Nissan described it as a "proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle"
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When it debuted the BladeGlider last year, Nissan described it as a "proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle"
Inside, the BladeGlider has three seats in a triangular layout
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Inside, the BladeGlider has three seats in a triangular layout
The BladeGlider uses an in-wheel motor system and lithium-ion battery pack
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The BladeGlider uses an in-wheel motor system and lithium-ion battery pack
Inspired by aircraft, Nissan created an entirely different look to the electric vehicle
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Inspired by aircraft, Nissan created an entirely different look to the electric vehicle
2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
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2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
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2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
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2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial
Magna Steyr demonstrates ultralight design principles in the MILA Blue
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Magna Steyr demonstrates ultralight design principles in the MILA Blue
The Magna Steyr MILA Blue uses lightweight materials like magnesium and composites
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The Magna Steyr MILA Blue uses lightweight materials like magnesium and composites
Magna Steyr MILA Blue uses a compressed natural gas hybrid powertrain
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Magna Steyr MILA Blue uses a compressed natural gas hybrid powertrain
Land Rover Defender tune by Kahn Design
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Land Rover Defender tune by Kahn Design
Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
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Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
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Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
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Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
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Fab Design tunes the already extreme McLaren P1
Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
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Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
Klassen upgrades the van until it's swanker and comfier than a limousine
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Klassen upgrades the van until it's swanker and comfier than a limousine
Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
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Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
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Klassen Mercedes-Benz van upgrades
Nissan GT-R Nismo makes its European debut
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Nissan GT-R Nismo makes its European debut
Hamman tunes the Lamborghini Aventador
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Hamman tunes the Lamborghini Aventador
Hamman tunes the Lamborghini Aventador
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Hamman tunes the Lamborghini Aventador
Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
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Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage
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Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage
A True Teal interior with orange accents
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A True Teal interior with orange accents
Aston Martin Vantage N430
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Aston Martin Vantage N430
Aston Martin Vantage N430
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Aston Martin Vantage N430
X marks the spot on the new Toyota Aygo
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X marks the spot on the new Toyota Aygo
X marks the spot on the new Toyota Aygo
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X marks the spot on the new Toyota Aygo
RUF Porsche CTR3 Clubsport
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RUF Porsche CTR3 Clubsport
RUF Porsche CTR3 Clubsport
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RUF Porsche CTR3 Clubsport
Ford Dakar Ranger
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Ford Dakar Ranger
Ford Dakar Ranger
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Ford Dakar Ranger
1949 24 Hours of Le Mans victor Ferrari 166 MM
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1949 24 Hours of Le Mans victor Ferrari 166 MM
1957 Ferrari 250 TR
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1957 Ferrari 250 TR
Jaguar Type D in the 24 Hours of Le Mans exhibit
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Jaguar Type D in the 24 Hours of Le Mans exhibit
1966 Le Mans 24 Hours victor Ford GT 40 MK II
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1966 Le Mans 24 Hours victor Ford GT 40 MK II
A Porsche race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
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A Porsche race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
A Jaguar race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
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A Jaguar race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto
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The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto
The wheel arches of the PassoCorto are inspired by crab claws
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The wheel arches of the PassoCorto are inspired by crab claws
The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto
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The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto
The IED PassoCorto debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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The IED PassoCorto debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
A tailbone pops off the back of the PassoCorto
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A tailbone pops off the back of the PassoCorto
Italdesign Giugiaro debuts the Clipper concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Italdesign Giugiaro debuts the Clipper concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper makes family trips easier with its wide entry
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The Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper makes family trips easier with its wide entry
The Clipper is built atop VW Group's MQB platform
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The Clipper is built atop VW Group's MQB platform
The Clipper is an electric, six-seat MPV design
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The Clipper is an electric, six-seat MPV design
Inside the Italdesign Clipper
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Inside the Italdesign Clipper
Rolls Royce Ghost Series II premieres at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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Rolls Royce Ghost Series II premieres at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II's main modifications are in the front, including a new headlamp design
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The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II's main modifications are in the front, including a new headlamp design
Rolls Royce Ghost Series II
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Rolls Royce Ghost Series II
Rolls Royce Ghost Series II
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Rolls Royce Ghost Series II
Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
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Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
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Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
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Nimrod Zero Ferrari 458
The Ermini Seiottosei
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The Ermini Seiottosei
Roding Roadster
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Roding Roadster
Roding Roadster
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Roding Roadster
2013 Outlander PHEV Rally
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2013 Outlander PHEV Rally
2013 Outlander PHEV Rally
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2013 Outlander PHEV Rally
Danish manufacturer Zenvo presents the ST1
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Danish manufacturer Zenvo presents the ST1
Zenvo ST1
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Zenvo ST1
Each of the three Rembrandt examples will sell for €2.18 million
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Each of the three Rembrandt examples will sell for €2.18 million
A futuristic, one-person transporter, the Toyota FV2 has a digital body that shows emotions and messages
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A futuristic, one-person transporter, the Toyota FV2 has a digital body that shows emotions and messages
Toyota debuted the FV2 concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota debuted the FV2 concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
Ford Dakar Ranger
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Ford Dakar Ranger
1966 Le Mans 24 Hours victor Ford GT 40 MK II
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1966 Le Mans 24 Hours victor Ford GT 40 MK II
A Porsche race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
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A Porsche race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
A Jaguar race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
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A Jaguar race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibition
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The Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts – the 2014 event was no exception
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The Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts – the 2014 event was no exception
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Each year, the Geneva Motor Show serves as one of the world's hot beds for high-tech cars and concepts. Global manufacturers, world-famous design houses, students and hopeful start-ups reveal their latest efforts here. We've gathered some of the biggest, most interesting showings from this year's show into one bulging gallery ripe for your viewing pleasure. Step inside a world of freshly buffed carbon, crazy experimental body styling, extreme supercars pushed to further extremes, and brands you may have never heard of and may never hear from again.

Zenvo ST1

Zenvo ST1
Zenvo ST1

The menacing, 1,104-hp Zenvo ST1 first reared its angry head in 2008, slowly working its way into the hands of two owners. It's a bit curious, therefore, that the Danish automaker only got around to a European production debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

We guess when you make a car as ferocious and unique as the ST1, people tend to overlook such things to focus on the 2.69 second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time and 233 mph (375 km/h) – electronically limited – top speed. Those come by way of a 6.8-liter V8 engine that's fed by both turbo and supercharger systems. The company has fine-tuned the interior with quilted Alcantara and bespoke, high-grade aluminum. For those days you're forced to putter around town, the car has a low-power mode for piloting it "more or less like a normal car."

Lazareth Wazuma GT

The 375-hp Wazuma GT debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
The 375-hp Wazuma GT debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

Somewhere between a roadster and a motorcycle, the all-new Lazareth Watama GT finds a niche all its own. With its narrow rear track and split, two-person cockpit, the design is highly reminiscent of the EX1 from fellow French firm Peugeot.

Lazareth chooses a 375-hp 4.0-liter supercharged V8 and five-speed transmission in favor of an electric powertrain. We're not sure if the 2,172-lb (985-kg) GT is more or less extreme than the Ferrari-powered Wazuma V8 quad. We'll just have to put them both on our "must drive" wish list.

Espera Sbarro Flèche Rouge

The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge was a 2012-13 project created by a team of 30 students
The Espera Sbarro Fleche Rouge was a 2012-13 project created by a team of 30 students

We remember a few things from our school days, but none of them are as crazy-cool as the Flèche Rouge. A project out of France's Espera Sbarro school, the "red arrow" took 30 students 47 days to build. The result looks like something Batman would drive if he wanted to come out of the shadows around Gotham's criminal underbelly to make a splash at a fundraising gala.

A six-speed manual gearbox controls output to the rear wheels from the 156 hp (116 kW) PSA engine. In spite of all its tucks, folds and layers, the fiberglass-over-tubular steel design weighs an even ton.

Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper

The Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper makes family trips easier with its wide entry
The Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper makes family trips easier with its wide entry

Italdesign Giugiaro's 2014 Geneva concept doesn't quite make the heart palpitate like last year's Parcour concept, but it's definitely a more practical 4WD. The six-person MPV is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB modular platform and experiments in the same lab as the Tesla Model X.

It takes things even further than the Model X, carving out the B pillar completely and using gullwings to make the rear seating easier to access. Up front, traditional doors are done away with in favor of butterfly doors. With both sets of doors open, it looks as easy to load into as a freight elevator.

Other points of interest include a dual 110-kW motor electric powertrain with a listed 335-mile (540-km) range, a two-screen driver information system with 3D holographic projection effect, and an in-car app environment for sharing, gaming and chatting among occupants.

Magna Steyr MILA Blue

Magna Steyr demonstrates ultralight design principles in the MILA Blue
Magna Steyr demonstrates ultralight design principles in the MILA Blue

Austrian manufacturer Magna Steyr is always good for an interesting Geneva concept, including past efforts like the MILA Coupic. The seventh and latest member of the MILA concept family, the Blue is a product of ultra-lightweight design.

The company explains that the car weighs in some 660 lb (300 kg) lighter than a normal A-segment car. It uses a variety of materials and methods to meet that impressive mark, including aluminum, magnesium and composite materials, component downsizing, and component integration and elimination. For instance, interior plastic trim is left off by using attractive, laminable top surfacing on underlying structural components.

A small compressed natural gas hybrid drive puffs at a rate of less than 49g CO2/km and includes an electric motor for slow-speed driving.

Ermini Seiottosei

The Ermini Seiottosei is a light, agile, retro-inspired barchetta
The Ermini Seiottosei is a light, agile, retro-inspired barchetta

Hovering in the shadows of more visible convertible debuts like the Ferrari California T, the Ermini Seiottosei brought what is surely a peppy Italian ride all its own. In fact, the all-new barchetta recalls a time when small hand crafters like Ermini emerged from the shadows, challenging (and sometimes beating) racing forces like Ferrari and Mercedes.

The simple, throwback styling and interior are built more to inspire the driver than impress onlookers, as is the 320-hp 2.0-liter Renault turbo four-cylinder. With the Seiottosei's diminutive size, race-inspired engineering and 1,512-lb (686-kg) hand-hammered aluminum and carbon fiber build, the small engine will still get the blood pumping with a sub-3.5-second 0-62 mph time and 168 mph (270 km/h) limited top speed. We're not sure about that flat deck in the rear, but the flowy, cherry-cheeked face and its big, clean "E" is a thing of retro beauty.

2014 Morgan Plus 4

The new Morgan Plus 4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The new Morgan Plus 4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Another retro debut at this year's Geneva show, the all-new Morgan Plus 4 is now powered by an upgraded 2.0-liter Ford engine, bumping performance and eco-friendliness up a notch. In fact, Morgan calls it the most powerful production Plus 4 ever (though it doesn't give a specific power figure). The 2014 model also includes a revised interior with new instrumentation.

Rolls Royce Ghost Series II

The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II's main modifications are in the front, including a new headlamp design
The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II's main modifications are in the front, including a new headlamp design

Bentley wasn't the only ultra-premium marque to flash some updated hardware in Geneva. Rolls Royce offered a modest update to its 2009-launched Ghost. The "Series II" version's biggest departure is in the reshaped headlamps framed by daytime running lamps.

The new eyes are complemented by subtle re-sculpting and accenting around the hood and bumpers. Drive feature updates include available suspension enhancements and satellite-aided transmission technology. Rolls offers a new 21-in forged wheel option, along with expanded customization choices under its Bespoke program.

Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

In addition to two specially dressed models previewed before the show, Aston Martin brought a V12 Vantage S dripping with treatment from its Q customization program. A track-inspired orange trim pops boldly against the "Stratus White" body paint. Inside, orange stripes adorn the True Teal leather seats, creating a vibrantly colorful cabin that provides further contrast with the simple white exterior.

IED PassoCorto

The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto
The Istituto Europeo di Design worked with Hyundai on the new PassoCorto

The latest full-scale styling model from Turin's Istituto Europeo di Design, the PassoCorto was developed in conjunction with Hyundai's Design Center Europe. The design pays the usual lip service to "ultralight carbon fiber monocoque construction," but what's really interesting about it is its styling.

The body is filled with nooks, crannies and protrusions, and IED explains that the wheel arches emulate crab claws, wrapping around the hood and cab. A roof-mounted camera provides both rear-view and drive filming.

Spend a little time in our Geneva 2014 gallery, which includes more photos of the aforementioned vehicles, along with numerous other concepts, tuned sports cars, race cars and more.

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2 comments
Nairda
Probably a sign of old age, but I would really like a Magna Steyr MILA Blue if it had a good range.
Gargamoth
Three cars: P1 is gorgeous, most likely cost too much, but the idea of hybrids and pulling away from fossil fuels is a positive. IED and Hyundai Passo corto, Build the car already! I really like this one, but a crab as inspiration is a little weird to me. tweek the fenders and hood to be smoother and more aerodynamic and send me one. Huracan is another beauty. In other photos showing the interior, I did not see the navigation screen in the console, I hope Lamborghini isn't being stingy and not adding one considering this is another brand carrying a hefty price tag.