There's a great irony about the Geneva Motor Show. It's full of super expensive, scarcely attainable cars, but just getting there is enough to bankrupt you (now that the Swiss franc has shot up in value).
Still, looking at all those shiny new motors doesn't cost anything, and my time spent inside the Palexpo venue was indeed a visual delight. Hell, even before I could walk in, there was a big, bright yellow Mercedes 4x4 stood atop a massive vertical platform showing off its mountain-climbing capabilities. It was a crazy show, it was a beautiful show, and it featured even more supercars than usual. Check out all our coverage below.
Aston Martin Vulcan and DBX
The cars that Aston Martin brought to Geneva this year really couldn't have been more different. One is the most extreme supercar the company has ever produced; the other is an electric GT that looks to the future of mainstream luxury.
If Geneva was a kingdom, the Regera would most certainly be king (in fact, the name literally means "to reign" in Swedish). Christian von Koenigsegg's latest hypercar features a symphony of gas and elecric motors delivering around 1,500 horespower, far more than any human could ever need.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale
The very final Veyron, only the 450th ever made, has been sold, marking the conclusion of a glorious production run that's given us the fastest supercar in the world.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6
Some are calling Bentley's curvy EXP 10 Speed 6 concept the winner among Volkswagen Group's many announcements here in Geneva this year, if not the outright winner of the entire Geneva Motor Show. That may be a stretch — there are countless beautiful, nigh-unattainable cars here — but it's still pretty easy to make the argument.
Audi R8 e-tron
Audi has been experimenting with electrics under its e-tron brand for several years, but its latest — a bespoke version of the second-generation R8 supercar — takes things to an entirely different level.
Ferrari 488 GTB
As if the outgoing 458 Italia wasn't extreme enough, Ferrari has upped the ante with a revised version that features more speed, more acceleration, more horsepower, revised styling, and — here's the big one — turbocharging.
Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce
Not every car makes logical sense; in fact, sometimes, it's the utter lack of logic in a vehicle that makes it so special. That's a fair way of looking at the Aventador Superveloce, an even more extreme version of Lamborghini's superlative flagship.
nanoFlowCell Quant F
The Quant F is the latest concept from Liechtenstein's nanoFlowCell, a wicked fast oddity with gullwing doors that's powered by an unusual "flow cell" drivetrain. It's ecologically friendly and quicker than some of the world's best supercars, but the refueling infrastructure simply doesn't exist today.
- Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4 concept Perched atop a 30-foot platform outside the entrance to the Geneva Motor Show, this Mercedes is designed specifically for the needs of wealthy customers in the Middle East, including special suspensions and dust-proofing for when you go off-roading in the desert.
- Toyota Aygo Does this car need to be bolted to a wall? Of course it does. How else could you see inside its new canvas roof?
- Toyota TS040 Hybrid Winner of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.
- Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Aston Martin, where boss and brand merge into one synchronous whole.
- Mercedes-AMG GT3 The Mercedes-Benz press conference kicked off with the deafening roar of this AMG GT3's engine.
- Lexus LF-C2 concept
- Oculus Rift There were multiple spots around the Geneva show floor where the Oculus Rift was used to simulate the experience of driving (or at least riding) inside the latest cars.
- Ferrari You could throw one of these tarps over your 30-year-old Lada and it'd still look amazing.
- Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition Though the new Aventador Supeveloce took pride of place at Lambo's stand, it was this stylish custom edition of the original that grabbed my eye.
- Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid Hybrid and electric cars figured prominently across the entire auto show.
- Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Custom editions of popular cars were present all around the show floor. Does all this livery really improve the SLS, though?
- Nunzio La Vecchia, nanoflowcell The prize for best hairstyle of Geneva goes to Nunzio La Vecchia, the chief designer and architect of the ultra-ambitious Quant F electric supercar.
- iPhone 6 Plus At least one local news outlet opted to record its video coverage in the most mobile way possible: with just an iPhone and a microphone.
- Ford GT40 A legendary car that spawned the latest generations of Ford GT.
- Koenigsegg Agera RS engine
- Audi Q7 e-tron quattro So proud is Audi of its electric car platform that it's set up a special platform to show it off in its bare form.
- Pininfarina Ferrari Sergio
- Geneva Motor Show floor In a sea of cars and color, red seemed to be the most popular and prominent hue.
- Ferrari 488 GTB The thing about cars built for speed is that they're not built for comfort. Getting in and out of Ferrari's new twin-turbo speedster is an awkward, butt-first affair.
- Ford Escort Mexico In celebration of its Escort history, Ford brought along one of its favorite models. The Escort Mexico stood for its humble and simple good looks.