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Just as the Swiss city serves as a middle ground in so many other ways, it appears to have that same effect on the vehicles that mainstream automakers chose to unveil. There were few of the farther-off green-car concepts we've seen at some of the other shows; instead, debuts were tempered to several full-line premium small cars, including the Mercedes-Benz A Class and Audi A3—both of which might be headed to the U.S. in their new forms.
While more hybrid and plug-in vehicles were still well-represented, the lusty poster-car exotics were at Geneva in full force, including all-new models from Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Ferrari.
If Geneva were to have a headliner—and a poster car—it might very well be the Lamborghini Aventador J, which the automaker called “the most uncompromising open super sports car of its entire history,” With the Aventador supercar's 700-horsepower, V-12 engine, an ISR transmission, pushrod suspension, and all-wheel drive, it's one very expensive one-off garage-queen, capable of getting to 60 mph in well under three seconds. That's right; Lamborghini will build only one—paying tribute to the legendary 1970 Lamborghini Jota.
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