CNET Car Tech finds the fast and the futuristic at an overwhelming Geneva auto show.
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Also unveiled at the 2011 Geneva auto show was the Nissan ESFlow, an electric sports car. Although this electric sports car concept looks like a Z, it was built from the ground up for its electric power train. Lithium ion batteries are located over the front axle, and two electric motors drive the rear wheels, contributing to even weight balance. The headlights actually conceal charging points.
By any standards, the 2011 Geneva auto show was a stunner. The amount of automotive goodness on display was overwhelming. We counted 21 concept cars, completely new models from Ferrari and Lamborghini, very special exotics bearing names such as Pagani and Koenigsegg, and even a brilliant return for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.