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Gallery: High-rev hypercars, rabid e-racers, V10 quads and more crazed machinery from Geneva 2019

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Pininfarina wasn't content showing just one Battista; instead, it brought three
Pininfarina wasn't content showing just one Battista; instead, it brought three
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After much hype and anticipation, the Pininfarina Battista makes its world debut
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After much hype and anticipation, the Pininfarina Battista makes its world debut
Powered by Rimac electric tech, the all-electric Battista offers up to 1,900 hp
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Powered by Rimac electric tech, the all-electric Battista offers up to 1,900 hp
Pininfarina plans to build 150 Battistas
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Pininfarina plans to build 150 Battistas
With a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time under 2 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph  (350 km/h), the Pininfarina Battista isn't built to take it slow
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With a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time under 2 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph  (350 km/h), the Pininfarina Battista isn't built to take it slow
For that rare breed that looks down upon a Divo, let alone a standard-issue Chiron, there's the one-of-a-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire
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For that rare breed that looks down upon a Divo, let alone a standard-issue Chiron, there's the one-of-a-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
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Bugatti La Voiture Noire
"La Voiture Noire" translates to "The Black Car," quite fitting as it's very much the most striking black car in all of Geneva
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"La Voiture Noire" translates to "The Black Car," quite fitting as it's very much the most striking black car in all of Geneva
For those that can't quite fathom the La Voiture Noire's €16.7 million price tag, there's the next stop down the Bugatti line: the €5 million Divo
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For those that can't quite fathom the La Voiture Noire's €16.7 million price tag, there's the next stop down the Bugatti line: the €5 million Divo
Bugatti injects some serious Type 57 SC Atlantic inspiration into a Chiron and calls it the La Voiture Noire
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Bugatti injects some serious Type 57 SC Atlantic inspiration into a Chiron and calls it the La Voiture Noire
The Divo isn't quite as fast as the regular Chiron, but it's designed to be more aerodynamic and quicker through the corners
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The Divo isn't quite as fast as the regular Chiron, but it's designed to be more aerodynamic and quicker through the corners
The 1,480-hp Bugatti Divo looks good under the bright lights of Geneva
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The 1,480-hp Bugatti Divo looks good under the bright lights of Geneva
Bugatti presents the new champion atop the world's most expensive new car list
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Bugatti presents the new champion atop the world's most expensive new car list
After looking over the La Voiture Noire and Divo, the otherwise magnificent Chiron Sport looks a little basic in comparison
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After looking over the La Voiture Noire and Divo, the otherwise magnificent Chiron Sport looks a little basic in comparison
A look at the stretched stance of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire
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A look at the stretched stance of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Pagani Huayra Roadster 
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Pagani Huayra Roadster 
Pagani Huayra Roadster 
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Pagani Huayra Roadster 
Pagani celebrates its 20th anniversary by showing the original Pagani, the Zonda C12
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Pagani celebrates its 20th anniversary by showing the original Pagani, the Zonda C12
Inside the Pagani Zonda C12 
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Inside the Pagani Zonda C12 
Pagani first debuted the Zonda C12 at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show
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Pagani first debuted the Zonda C12 at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show
Bugatti isn't the only brand having some fun with its heritage: Bentley celebrates 100 years with the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
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Bugatti isn't the only brand having some fun with its heritage: Bentley celebrates 100 years with the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
The new Number 9 Edition is inspired by the supercharged Bentley 4.5-liter ‘Blower’ Sir Henry Ralph Stanley ‘Tim’ Birkin raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours
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The new Number 9 Edition is inspired by the supercharged Bentley 4.5-liter ‘Blower’ Sir Henry Ralph Stanley ‘Tim’ Birkin raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours
The Continental GT Number 9 Edition features heritage cues inside and out
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The Continental GT Number 9 Edition features heritage cues inside and out
Bentley plans to build 100 Number 9 Edition Continental GT models
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Bentley plans to build 100 Number 9 Edition Continental GT models
600-hp V8-powered Fornasari Gigi
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600-hp V8-powered Fornasari Gigi
Fornasari at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Fornasari at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Aston Martin uses the Geneva Motor Show to full-on commit to a future of mid-engined hypercars
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Aston Martin uses the Geneva Motor Show to full-on commit to a future of mid-engined hypercars
The AM-RB 003 concept provides an early look at a more street-savvy Aston Martin mid-engined hypercar to follow the Valkyrie
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The AM-RB 003 concept provides an early look at a more street-savvy Aston Martin mid-engined hypercar to follow the Valkyrie
While the Aston Martin Valkyrie looks like a barely tamed race car, future mid-engined supercars will look a little smoother and more Aston Martin-like
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While the Aston Martin Valkyrie looks like a barely tamed race car, future mid-engined supercars will look a little smoother and more Aston Martin-like
The Vanquish Vision Concept previews the first series production mid-engined car of Aston's new family
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The Vanquish Vision Concept previews the first series production mid-engined car of Aston's new family
Aston Martin Valkyrie
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Aston Martin Valkyrie
A peek in the simple, functional interior of the Aston Martin Valkyrie
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A peek in the simple, functional interior of the Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin shows the 1,160-hp Valkyrie hypercar
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Aston Martin shows the 1,160-hp Valkyrie hypercar
Roland Gumpert's cars aren't always the prettiest, but they are always impressive - the Nathalie is a methanol fuel-cell-powered electric GT with estimated 190-mph (306-km/h) top speed, sub-2.5-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) and 530-mile (850-km) range
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Roland Gumpert's cars aren't always the prettiest, but they are always impressive - the Nathalie is a methanol fuel-cell-powered electric GT with estimated 190-mph (306-km/h) top speed, sub-2.5-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) and 530-mile (850-km) range
Gumpert says the Nathalie takes about 3 minutes to fill up
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Gumpert says the Nathalie takes about 3 minutes to fill up
Rimac C Two
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Rimac C Two
The Ginetta Akula has a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h)
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The Ginetta Akula has a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h)
Ginetta reveals the Akula
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Ginetta reveals the Akula
The 600-hp Ginetta Akula
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The 600-hp Ginetta Akula
Mole Costruzione Artigianale
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Mole Costruzione Artigianale
Mole Costruzione Artigianale
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Mole Costruzione Artigianale
Mole Costruzione Artigianale
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Mole Costruzione Artigianale
Mole Automobiles on show at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Mole Automobiles on show at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Nissan Nismo attracts visitors to Nissan's booth as they descend to the lower level of the Geneva show
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Nissan Nismo attracts visitors to Nissan's booth as they descend to the lower level of the Geneva show
Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
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Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
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Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
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Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
Hispano Suiza prepares to wow the crowds with an extremely impressive mix of modern technology and retro styling in a new hyper GT it calls the Carmen
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Hispano Suiza prepares to wow the crowds with an extremely impressive mix of modern technology and retro styling in a new hyper GT it calls the Carmen
Nissan follows up the Detroit debut of the all-new Supra with the GR Supra GT4 Concept
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Nissan follows up the Detroit debut of the all-new Supra with the GR Supra GT4 Concept
Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept 
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Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept 
Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris
Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris
Toyota Supra 
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Toyota Supra 
Toyota Supra
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Toyota Supra
Toyota Supra
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Toyota Supra
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Lamborghini reveals the Huracan Evo Spyder at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Lamborghini reveals the Huracan Evo Spyder at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
The 640-hp Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
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The 640-hp Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
A peek inside Lamborghini's green monster, the Huracan Evo Spyder
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A peek inside Lamborghini's green monster, the Huracan Evo Spyder
Lamborghini also introduces the Aventador SVJ Roadster 
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Lamborghini also introduces the Aventador SVJ Roadster 
With the Huracan Evo Spyder and pictured Aventador SVJ Roadster, Lamborghini is all about open-top performance in Geneva
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With the Huracan Evo Spyder and pictured Aventador SVJ Roadster, Lamborghini is all about open-top performance in Geneva
The SVJ Roadster is the open-air sibling to the Nurburgring record-breaking Aventador SVJ
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The SVJ Roadster is the open-air sibling to the Nurburgring record-breaking Aventador SVJ
The 770-hp Aventador SVJ Roadster sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds
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The 770-hp Aventador SVJ Roadster sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds
Inside the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
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Inside the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
China's Arcfox makes a big statement with street (pictured) and track versions of its all-electric Arcfox-GT
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China's Arcfox makes a big statement with street (pictured) and track versions of its all-electric Arcfox-GT
Arcfox is a performance luxury brand within China's BAIC Group
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Arcfox is a performance luxury brand within China's BAIC Group
The Arcfox-GT street car features a 1,600-hp electric powertrain with a motor at each wheel 
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The Arcfox-GT street car features a 1,600-hp electric powertrain with a motor at each wheel 
The Arcfox-GT Race Edition shows a more track-oriented spec
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The Arcfox-GT Race Edition shows a more track-oriented spec
The Arcfox-GT Race Edition has some serious aerodynamic kit but also less power than the street GT, coming in at a "mere" 1,000 hp
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The Arcfox-GT Race Edition has some serious aerodynamic kit but also less power than the street GT, coming in at a "mere" 1,000 hp
Arcfox-GT Race Edition
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Arcfox-GT Race Edition
And now for something really weird: an 850-hp V10 Slovakian quad-bike that's sure to give children (and grown men) nightmares
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And now for something really weird: an 850-hp V10 Slovakian quad-bike that's sure to give children (and grown men) nightmares
The Engler FF Superquad dares you to try to tame it
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The Engler FF Superquad dares you to try to tame it
It looks almost like a car, but you can see that the Engler FF Superquad is built to be ridden like a motorcycle
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It looks almost like a car, but you can see that the Engler FF Superquad is built to be ridden like a motorcycle
Mercedes takes the top off the AMG GT R
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Mercedes takes the top off the AMG GT R
The 577-hp Mercedes AMG GT R Roadster makes its world debut
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The 577-hp Mercedes AMG GT R Roadster makes its world debut
A look through the naked canopy of the new AMG GT R Roadster
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A look through the naked canopy of the new AMG GT R Roadster
Mercedes previews its 2019/20 entry into Formula E with the EQ Formula E show car, debuted here in Geneva
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Mercedes previews its 2019/20 entry into Formula E with the EQ Formula E show car, debuted here in Geneva
Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) showed its Lancia New Stratos at last year's Geneva Show, and this year it takes it full rally
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Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) showed its Lancia New Stratos at last year's Geneva Show, and this year it takes it full rally
MAT is introducing a manual transmission option to go along with the New Stratos' naturally aspirated V8
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MAT is introducing a manual transmission option to go along with the New Stratos' naturally aspirated V8
A look at the MAT New Stratos V8 engine
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A look at the MAT New Stratos V8 engine
MAT is building a limited production of 25 New Stratos models and has developed the first two for customers in Germany and the US, respectively
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MAT is building a limited production of 25 New Stratos models and has developed the first two for customers in Germany and the US, respectively
Pininfarina wasn't content showing just one Battista; instead, it brought three
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Pininfarina wasn't content showing just one Battista; instead, it brought three
Pininfarina Battista in satin gray with blue accenting
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Pininfarina Battista in satin gray with blue accenting
Puritalia Automobili shows its simply named Berlinetta
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Puritalia Automobili shows its simply named Berlinetta
The 965-hp Puritalia Automobili Berlinetta hybrid coupe
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The 965-hp Puritalia Automobili Berlinetta hybrid coupe
Inside, Puritalia blends modern technology with modern and classic materials
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Inside, Puritalia blends modern technology with modern and classic materials
Puritalia Berlinetta
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Puritalia Berlinetta
Roland Gumpert premieres the race version of its Nathalie coupe at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Roland Gumpert premieres the race version of its Nathalie coupe at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Gumpert Nathalie Race
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Gumpert Nathalie Race
The Gumpert Nathalie Race has a very distinctive rear lighting signature
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The Gumpert Nathalie Race has a very distinctive rear lighting signature
Porsche introduces the new 911 Cabriolet
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Porsche introduces the new 911 Cabriolet
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Zenvo TSR-S in a stunning "Grotta Azzurra" blue
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Zenvo TSR-S in a stunning "Grotta Azzurra" blue
The Zenvo TSR-S and its towering Zentripetal active rear wing debuted at last year's Geneva show
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The Zenvo TSR-S and its towering Zentripetal active rear wing debuted at last year's Geneva show
McLaren 720S
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McLaren 720S
McLaren 720S GT3
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McLaren 720S GT3
McLaren 720S GT3
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McLaren 720S GT3
McLaren 720S 
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McLaren 720S 
Ferrari debuts the F8 Tributo ... without the generic gray mountain backdrop
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Ferrari debuts the F8 Tributo ... without the generic gray mountain backdrop
Ferrari F8 Tributo
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Ferrari F8 Tributo
The 2009 Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss makes an appearance
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The 2009 Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss makes an appearance
Brabham Automotive BT62
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Brabham Automotive BT62
The 1930's are officially hip again at the Geneva Motor Show: Bugatti injects some serious Type 57 SC Atlantic inspiration into the Chiron; Bentley pays homage to the 1930 4.5-liter Blower, and here Hispano Suiza brings huge rolling fenders roaring back
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The 1930's are officially hip again at the Geneva Motor Show: Bugatti injects some serious Type 57 SC Atlantic inspiration into the Chiron; Bentley pays homage to the 1930 4.5-liter Blower, and here Hispano Suiza brings huge rolling fenders roaring back
A very striking blend of retro and modern, the Hispano Suiza Carmen
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A very striking blend of retro and modern, the Hispano Suiza Carmen
What better way to modernize classic design than by dropping a 1,000-hp all-electric powertrain and carbon monocoque below those mesmerizing, 30s-style fenders
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What better way to modernize classic design than by dropping a 1,000-hp all-electric powertrain and carbon monocoque below those mesmerizing, 30s-style fenders
Hispano Suiza calls the Carmen a production car in its press release - a hyperlux grand touring car, to be specific
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Hispano Suiza calls the Carmen a production car in its press release - a hyperlux grand touring car, to be specific
Hispano Suiza plans to sell just 19 Carmens for €1.5 million apiece, with production planned to begin in late 2019
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Hispano Suiza plans to sell just 19 Carmens for €1.5 million apiece, with production planned to begin in late 2019
SIN Cars at Geneva 2019
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SIN Cars at Geneva 2019
Hispano Suiza's interior truly exemplifies retro-modern, combining hand-sewn upholstery, classic equipment like toggle switchgear and an analog clock face, materials like leather, Alcantara and wood veneers, and carefully arranged digital display tech
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Hispano Suiza's interior truly exemplifies retro-modern, combining hand-sewn upholstery, classic equipment like toggle switchgear and an analog clock face, materials like leather, Alcantara and wood veneers, and carefully arranged digital display tech
Koenigsegg uses its usual formula of huge turbocharged V8 horsepower, extreme aerodynamics and weight-conscious construction in its latest megacar: the Jesko
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Koenigsegg uses its usual formula of huge turbocharged V8 horsepower, extreme aerodynamics and weight-conscious construction in its latest megacar: the Jesko
Will the Koenigsegg Jesko become the world's first car to 300 mph (483 km/h)? It has the pedigree, as Koenigsegg owns the current world record as well as past records, but it also has a wide field of competition. We look forwarding to watching the journey to 300 unfurl
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Will the Koenigsegg Jesko become the world's first car to 300 mph (483 km/h)? It has the pedigree, as Koenigsegg owns the current world record as well as past records, but it also has a wide field of competition. We look forwarding to watching the journey to 300 unfurl
The Jesko rides on carbon fiber wheels and employs rear-wheel steering
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The Jesko rides on carbon fiber wheels and employs rear-wheel steering
Hard to look at the Jesko without your eyes homing right in on the active rear wing
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Hard to look at the Jesko without your eyes homing right in on the active rear wing
Lexus RC F Track Edition
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Lexus RC F Track Edition
The limited edition RC F Track Edition gets race-inspired aerodynamics tuning and lightweighting 
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The limited edition RC F Track Edition gets race-inspired aerodynamics tuning and lightweighting 
Lexus RC F Track Edition in Geneva
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Lexus RC F Track Edition in Geneva
The Jesko looks to become the next world-beating Koenigsegg
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The Jesko looks to become the next world-beating Koenigsegg

The Geneva Motor Show is usually the year's best stop for brand-new hypercars, street racers and high-performance GTs of all styles and powertrain types. The 2019 show merely confirms the Swiss show's position at the top of the heap, serving as the premiere grounds for halo hypercars from well-established marques, electric performance cars from complete newcomers, some very strange high-horsepower drivable artwork and a whole lot more. This year's show even includes the world's most expensive new car. Come see what happens when thousands upon thousands of horses breed under the direction of millions upon millions of dollars.

Ordinarily we'd pick out a few highlights, but we're minutes from initiating the train, plane and Uber journey back home from Geneva, so we'll let the photos do all the talking this time 'round. And they have plenty to say, highlighting some of the latest technology and design innovation across the performance sports car world, from thousands of horsepower worth of torque-vectoring, all-wheel electric drive technology to a methanol fuel cell powertrain offering over 500 miles of range on three-minute fuel-ups.

Koenigsegg uses its usual formula of huge turbocharged V8 horsepower, extreme aerodynamics and weight-conscious construction in its latest megacar: the Jesko
Koenigsegg uses its usual formula of huge turbocharged V8 horsepower, extreme aerodynamics and weight-conscious construction in its latest megacar: the Jesko

Oh, and if you prefer more down-to-earth sports cars that you have a chance at owning without having the ultimate fully sustainable world energy solution divined upon you, we've mixed in a strategic allotment of those, too. Just jump to the gallery and take it all in — you won't have another opportunity quite like it until Geneva 2020 comes rolling around next March.

1 comment
ljaques
I get it. They hired architects to design the color schemes, interiors, and exteriors of the cars, right? The exception was the Aventador, which had a gorgeous paint job. The Arcfox could pass everything but a charging station, and the Divo would need a full-time detailer just cleaning the tail/stop light lenses. Hadn't expected to yawn so much while perusing a hypercar show.