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2011 Geneva auto show roundup

CNET Car Tech finds the fast and the futuristic at an overwhelming Geneva auto show.

Nissan ESFlow
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.
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Nissan ESFlow
Nissan came to Geneva with a concept for a Z-style electric sports car. Wayne Cunningham/CNET

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.

Here are just a few major features from the show:

Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg Agera R's sleek profile belies the fact it is street legal. Wayne Cunningham/CNET

21 concept cars from the Geneva auto show

The replacements: Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari FF

Koenigsegg, Pagani, and Spano supercars

Giugiaro presents the future of Volkswagen

Saab Phoenix concept

VW Bulli
The VW Bulli lets its freak flag fly. Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Volkswagen Bulli concept

Mia electric Micro Bus

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

Rolls-Royce 102EX electric concept

For more photos and videos, check out our complete coverage of the 2011 Geneva auto show.