The press days of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show came to an end on Wednesday, but the Palexpo center will keep its gates open for the public until March 17. In spite of all the fuss about “green” transportation, the show's most anticipated new models are sports cars.
For example, there’s the Alfa Romeo 4C – a two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupe with a carbon fiber chassis that heralds the Italian manufacturer’s new era and its long-anticipated return to the U.S. market.
Then there's the Formula 1 duel that has been taken to the streets: Ferrari unveiled the Enzo successor named LaFerrari, and rival McLaren, the production version of the P1. Interestingly, both hypercars are powered by hybrid powertrains and despite putting out in excess of 900-horses, they promise ultra-low CO2 emissions.
Other sports car making their world premiere at the Swiss show are the open-top versions of the brand-new Corvette Stingray and the Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S in the U.S.), the Aston Martin Rapide S and Vantage SP10 and, of course, the special Lamborghini Veneno to celebrate the Sant' Agata-based company’s 50th anniversary.
Naturally, the show isn't only about sports cars: BMW released the 3-Series GT, China's Qoros its 3 Sedan, Volvo its updated range and the VW Group the electrified Audi A3 and VW Golf models.
That's far from a full description of the cars are on show in Geneva, but can you view the entire list in detail right past the break.