As the major auto show in Europe, the exhibition in Geneva had its share of common-sense practical transporters, cars on display for the average show-goer to kick the tires and start considering a purchase. But the real reason people go to auto shows is to see the exotics, the cars that they can only dream of owning.
We looked at our coverage of the show, and came up with the five cars we would most like to see in our garage. Because these are dream cars, we didn't limit the list to vehicles that will actually go into production. It is also interesting to note that three of these cars are hybrids, a mark of things to come.
Check out the cars and vote for your favorite.
Pushing the performance of the A5 further than it did with the S5 sport-tuned model, Audi gives this stylish coupe 450 horsepower, an aggressive-looking grille, and Quattro all-wheel-drive.
Ferrari engineers didn't see hybrid technology as a way to save gas, but rather as a means to add power. Instead of downsizing the engine on the 599, the company kept the original horsepower intact, adding the electric motor to give the car extra motivation.
Hesitant to jump on the hybrid bandwagon, Lamborghini is intent on eking out as much power as possible with conventional technology. With the Superleggera, Lamborghini squeezed an extra 10 horsepower out of the engine while shaving overall weight.
With an electric motor on each rear wheel and torque vectoring to improve handling in the turns, the Evora 414E Hybrid would be one fast electric car. Too bad Lotus only built it to show off its hybrid technology and attract corporate clients.
Posting insane numbers, such as 78 mpg and 3.2 seconds to 60 mph, Porsche absolutely should turn this concept into reality. Its hybrid system can drive the car under electric power only, or kick in the 500 horsepower engine for some fun.