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See the rarest new cars and concepts at the Geneva auto show (pictures)

The Geneva auto show plays host to new, rare exotic cars and fascinating design concepts from Europe. See all the sights from the show in our photo gallery.

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Bugatti Chiron
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Bugatti Chiron

The star of this year's Geneva auto show has to be the Bugatti Chiron, the successor to the Veyron. The Chiron uses a similar 8-liter W-16 engine as the Veyron, but a new turbocharging system brings horsepower to 1,500. However, zero to 62 mph times remain at 2.5 seconds.

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Bugatti Chiron

Strong design elements make the Chiron an automotive work of art. Bugatti will only build 500 examples, and sell them for $2.6 million each.

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Lexus LC 500h

Lexus follows up the LC 500 sports car it showed off at the 2016 Detroit auto show with this, a hybrid version designed for sport performance.

DS E-Tense concept
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DS E-Tense Concept

DS, a Citroen brand, comes to Geneva with an electric sports car concept.

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DS E-Tense Concept

Unlike many other concept cars, this is a fully functional vehicle that's ready for the road.

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Rimac Concept S

Croation company Rimac Automobili brings its high-tech super car, the Concept S, to Geneva. This electric car boasts 1,328 pound-feet of torque, giving it a zero to 62 mph time of 2.5 seconds.

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Rimac Concept S

The electric drivetrain of the Concept S incorporates what Rimac calls its All-Wheel Torque Vectoring system, using individual control of the electric propulsion at all wheels for better handling.

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Tesla Model X

Tesla introduces its Model X SUV, its newest model, to the European public.

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NanoFlowcell Quantino

NanoFlowcell is working to bring an innovative electric drive system to market, showing off its latest development car the Quantino. Instead of a battery pack, the NanoFlowcell system uses an ionic fluid, allowing electric cars to be refueled similar to gasoline cars.

Mansory Bentley Continental
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Mansory Bentley Continental

Mansory, never one to shy away from styling that borders on ludicrous, rolled out this white-and-gold Bentley Continental during the Geneva show.

Skoda VisionS
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Skoda VisionS

This concept car from Skoda shows the company is looking at building a plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Italdesign GT Zero

Italian automotive designer Italdesign brings a new type of gran turismo car to the Geneva Motor Show.

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Citroen E-Mehari

Citroen's E-Mehari is a new-age electric beachcomber.

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Citroen E-Mehari

It's set to go on sale in France this spring.

Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen
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Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen

This funky van gets its name from the band Hyphen Hyphen, who collaborated with Citroen on the car's design.

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Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen

The SpaceTourer Hyphen is powered by a 150-horsepower diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

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Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai's Ioniq is the company's first dedicated EV platform.

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Hyundai Ioniq

Three variants will be on offer -- a traditional gas-electric hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a full-on EV.

Toyota C-HR
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Toyota C-HR

Toyota's new subcompact crossover blends a Prius platform with a funky face. It was once a Scion, but Scion has since kicked the bucket.

Volvo V90 Estate
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Volvo V90

Volvo's S90 adds some junk into its trunk, and the result is the V90 station wagon.

Maserati Levante
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Maserati Levante

The Maserati Levante is the brand's first-ever SUV, and not a moment too soon.

Maserati Levante
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Maserati Levante

Several of its features, including its ubiquitous portholes and triangular-ish taillights, are reminiscent of other Maserati vehicles.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Concept
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Subaru XV Crosstrek Concept

Subaru's XV Crosstrek concept presages a forthcoming updated ute -- but don't expect it to appear in production looking anything like this.

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Techrules TREV

Chinese company Techrules' TREV mates a turbine to electric motors for a long-range EV with an absurd amount of power.

BMW M760Li
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BMW M760Li

Have you ever wanted a BMW 7 Series with 610 horsepower and a 189-mph top speed? Well then, the M760Li will be right up your alley.

Aston Martin DB11
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Aston Martin DB11

James Bond would be proud of Aston's latest DB, the DB11.

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Aston Martin DB11

With a 5.2-liter V-12 cranking out 600 horsepower, it'll reach 62 mph in 3.9 seconds before hitting its top speed of 200 mph.

Audi Q2
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Audi Q2

Audi's latest crossover is the Q2, a diminutive ute with six different powertrain options, not counting a forthcoming plug-in hybrid.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

Mercedes-Benz's C-Class Convertible keeps things traditional, looking like its much larger sibling, the S-Class Convertible.

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Lamborghini Centenario

Lamborghini's Centenario was built to celebrate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini Centenario

Don't expect to see them everywhere -- Lamborghini's building just 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.

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Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Chevrolet's Corvette Grand Sport is, more or less, a Z06 without the supercharger.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso
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Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Ferrari's GTC4Lusso replaces the FF shooting brake with an evolutionary, not revolutionary update.

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Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The GTC4Lusso packs a 6.3-liter V-12 engine, good for 680 brake horsepower.

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Abarth 124 Rally

The Abarth tuning wing of Fiat came out punching with this rally racing prototype based on the Fiat 124 Spider.

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Abarth 124 Rally

In addition to being outfitted with everything you'd need to complete a rally stage, it's also packing a 300-horsepower 1.8-liter engine.

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Abarth 124 Spider

The production model Abarth 124 Spider looks tame by comparison with its 170 horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged heart.

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Abarth 124 Spider

The Spider's hood and trunklid get the matte black treatment to reduce glare while racing into the sunset.

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Lamborghini Huracan Avio

Lamborghini's Huracan Avio, pictured on the right, features a satin blue color scheme and appearance upgrades inspired by Italian Air Force livery.

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Lamborghini Huracan Avio

Only 250 examples of the Avio appearance package will be built.

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Lamborghini Centenario

Not exclusive enough? Only see 40 examples of the all-carbon fiber Lamborghini Centenario will ever see production.

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Lamborghini Centenario

Packing a 770 horsepower V-12 engine, the Centenario celebrates 100 years since the birth of Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon GT

The smoothly styled Kia Optima Sportswagon will be the brand's first ever mid-sized tourer.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon GT

Wagons being an important vertical in the European market, it's important that Kia make this first impression a good one.

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Larte Design Black Crystal V-Class

It's not all supercars and exotics here in Geneva. Luxury customizer Larte Design shows us that there's also a place for super vans.

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Larte Design Black Crystal V-Class

Based on the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, the Black Crystal is what's known as a "groundliner" with interior appointment on par with a private jet.

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Mazda RX Vision concept

No, this isn't the first appearance of the Mazda RX Vision, but with long and low slung good looks, we're hoping it won't be the last.

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Nimrod Lemons

That's not a typo. This highly modified Ferrari 458 Italia by customizer Nimrod is called the Lemons. That probably wouldn't have been my first choice.

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