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.