Geneva Motor Show 2018: From High Performance Supercars to Wacky Robo-Vehicles and Everything In Between

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Ferrari unveiled its 488 Pista, with the most powerful V8 engine ever produced by the fabled Italian brand. 'Pista' is Italian for 'track,' which is where the 720 horsepower beast feels at home. It is fed by large rear air intakes and has been fine-tuned to emit a "unique and unmistakable" roar as the car accelerates.Pierre Albouy/Reuters

The extreme range of the new cars on show at this year's Geneva Motor Show is a reflection of an industry in turmoil. The demise of diesel and looming EU carbon dioxide targets have left automakers scrambling to innovate—or face huge fines. 

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids dominate this year's Geneva Motor Show, but there are also a few crowd-pleasers: ostentatious displays of overweening horsepower in sleek, fossil-fuel burning, very expensive, limited-edition sports cars, supercars and hypercars.

In this gallery, we look at the most exciting new models on show in Geneva. 

Ferrari's Pista is also 90 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, with more carbon fiber, and 20 percent more aero-efficient.Harold Cunningham AFP
McLaren is showing off the 211mph (340kph) Senna, named after Formula One driver Ayrton Senna and styled like a race car with prominent intakes and a rear spoiler.Denis Balibouse/Reuters
The starting price of McLaren's Senna is about $1 million, but you can't buy one anyway as the production run of 500 is already sold out.Denis Balibouse/Reuters
Bugatti's 16-cylinder 1,500-horsepower Chiron was already an incredible car, but now there's the Chiron Sport. It has the same engine as the standard model, but is 40 pounds lighter, making it faster.Denis Balibouse/Reuters
A lighter supercar means a more expensive supercar. The Chiron Sport will cost $3.26 million ($260,000 more than the standard Chiron), but at least you get carbon fiber windshield wipers.Denis Balibouse/Reuters
With a cashmere/silk interior inside a sleek, futuristic frame, Aston Martin's electric Lagonda "Vision Concept" is certainly eye-catching. Denis Balibouse/Reuters
The Lagonda's battery is under the floor and the doors open right out, giving a roomy interior with armchair-like seats that swivel around. Denis Balibouse/Reuters
Among the other luxury and high performance cars on show in Geneva is the Lamborghini Aventador 834Robert Hradil/Getty Images
Lamborghini Huracan Performante SpyderDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept carDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Bentley BentaygaDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Porsche 911 GT3RSRobert Hradil/Getty Images