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What Got Us Excited at Geneva 2014

Lamborghini Huracan

An international auto show is the place to be. Ludicrously powerful machines, wonderfully eccentric designs, and explosive unveilings are what we've come to expect. The Geneva International Motor Show, however, always manages to out-shine the rest. Whether it's due to the location or the intimacy of the venue, the sheer imagination flaunted at Geneva each year is a sight to behold. This is a selection of the offerings that got our mouths watering this year.

Lamborghini Huracán

Hello new Lambo. The replacement of the decade-old-and-still-beautiful Gallardo, the Lamborghini Huracán has a lot to live up to - and boy does it. With a 202mph top speed, thanks to a 610-horsepower V10, and a chassis of integrated carbon and aluminium, it's not surprising that it costs £188k. But let's face it - it's probably worth it.

Q by Aston Martin

Q by Aston Martin

Aston Martin's “ultimate personalisation design service”, Q offers clients relatively free range on the finer points of their future car. For an undisclosed sum you can specify colour, trim, accessories and even body shape. Q is basically a 'design your own' gimmick, only you're designing a car that Aston Martin then build for you, which is awesome.

Ferrari California

Ferrari California T

You won't see it in showrooms for a full year yet, but the Cali T, is just gorgeous. New bodywork vastly improves on the original, and on the inside it's rocking a 3.8 litre 560-horsepower turbo V8. 0-60 in under 3.6 seconds, and best of all, unless you're one of the 50% of people on Android, it'll have the new Apple CarPlay technology.

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Speaking of which, probably the biggest news of Geneva 2014 didn't come from a car company at all, but from Apple, who announced their new in-car 'infotainment' system, CarPlay. While perhaps not 'mouth watering', this stuff and its Android equivalent are tangible future.

Maserati Alferi

Maserati Alfieri

Celebrating the 100th anniversary, the Maserati Alfieri shows off their new design and nods excitedly in the direction of the upcoming GranTurismo. It was very popular even amongst Geneva's other spectacles, and it's not hard to see why. The long nose, the cab back stance and the lines, oh the lines. Just take a good look at it.

Koenigsegg One1

Koenigsegg One:1

The name comes from its power to weight ratio. It is proclaimed to be the fastest car in the world. It's supposed to have 1,340 horsepower. One thousand, three hundred and forty. It has a top speed of 270mph.

Quant-e-Sportslimousine

Quant e-Sportslimousine

Everything a concept car should be. Not only that, nature loves it too. A new form of battery technology and a specially designed electric engine mean the Quant e-Sportslimousine produces zero-emissions. And did I mention its super car performance? Not bad for a car that runs on electricity.

Volvo Concept Estate

Volvo Concept Estate

The final instalment in this trilogy, the Concept Estate will fundamentally influence the upcoming XC90. The appealing interior is an homage to Volvos past, and the hard-angled front betrays modern Scandinavian design elements. The XC90 will return to the standard four doors, but if it looks anything like this, we're looking forward to it. We hope they keep those lights. Hot damn.