From jaw-dropping concept cars to more realistic releases, one of the year's biggest motoring spectacle, the Geneva Motor Show, continues to wow audiences with a laundry list of stunning announcements and launches from the world's leading automakers with its 88th installation. Let's take a look at 15 highlights:

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe

The already impressive 8 Series concept car gets BMW's "M" upgrade at the Geneva Motor Show, becoming the carmaker's new flagship. The car shows off BMW's new design language, characterised by "expressive surfacing that accentuates the car’s dynamism more vividly than before through its bodywork".

This awesome ride will be presented by the company later in 2019 and the M8 Gran Coupe will round off the 8 Series family.

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

Sold as the world's first luxury hybrid, the new Bentayga marks Bentley's first step towards electrification, taking an advanced electric motor and combining it with a new V6 petrol engine. Its batteries can recharge in 2.5 hours, has an electric only-range of over 50km and comes with a Philippe Starck designed wall charger.

Available to order in selected markets from the second half of 2018, the car is aimed at those looking for all the luxuries of a Bentley without sacrificing a car's environmental impact.

Ferrari 488 Pista

A new prancing horse joins the family at this year's Geneva Motor Show as the successor to Ferrari's V8 engine special series line. The 488 Pista is an evolutionary vehicle born out of the company's involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and features more weight saving solutions combined with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics derived from Ferrari's racing cars.

Its engine is also the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history, completing 0 to 100km/h in a mere 2.85 seconds with a max speed of more than 340km/h. 

Aston Martin's Lagonda Vision Concept

Looking like it would fit right at home in the futuristic world of Blade Runner, Aston Martin debuted their Lagonda Vision concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a new chapter for the British automaker as a luxury brand driven exclusively by zero emission powertrain technologies. The sleek concept previews the new brand's design language that could potentially be incorporated into Lagonda models as soon as 2023.

Due to advancements in technology, designers are no longer constrained by traditional design elements, with the Lagonda's batteries taking up the floor of the car, leaving anything above that free space for designers to create. CCO of Aston Martin EVP, Marek Reichman notes that "while Aston Martin design language can be seen as organic and natural, that of Lagonda is more sculptural, shocking and challenging".

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept

Hyundai Motor's latest concept car, dubbed Le Fil Rouge, unveils the company's future plans for its design direction. The car's name, translated to "common thread", is a reflection of the brand's belief that its past, present and future designs are all connected.

Definitely quite the looker and a big step from the current Hyundai design language, Le Fil Rouge's design is based on the golden-ratio, focusing on a natural-looking composition. The new aesthetical theme is called "sensuous sportiness" and will be embodied by all future Hyundai vehicles ranging from sedans to SUVs.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder

Lamborghini's latest debut takes peak Huracán development and marries it to the joys of a convertible, producing a 5.2 litre V10 beast that can go from 0 to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds. Incredibly eye catching, Lambroghini has once again managed to create a top-of-the-line model that will surely be on many gearheads' dream car list.

The roof of the car is able to open in 17 seconds with a driving speed of up to 50km/h and the new Huracán will hit international roads in selected markets this summer.

McLaren Senna Carbon Theme

The newest ultimate McLaren road-legal track car is a tribute to Brazilian Formula 1 driving legend Aryton Senna, featuring yellow and green detailing that echoes the his helmet's livery. The car debuted at the 88th Geneva Motor Show in an all carbon fibre theme that took almost 1000 hours to produce.

Only 500 of these majestic machines will be produced and all are already assigned, priced at £750,000 and hand-assembled at the McLaren's production centre in a process taking close to 300 hours. Special versions such as the carbon themed model, will take longer to build and will carry a more premium price tag, with the carbon themed variant adding around £300,000 to the price.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche has unveiled an electrically driven cross utility vehicle concept called the Mission E Cross Turismo, aimed at people who intend to spend their time travelling, playing sports and engaging in outdoor activities. It features an all-wheel drive with a flexible interior to make space for sporting equipment.

This four-seater's interior boasts classic Porsche elements brought forward into the digital age, with a sporty electrical performance output of more than 600 hp that will allow the Cross Turismo to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in less than 3.5 seconds.

Nissan IMx KURO

The Japanese carmaker just unveiled its electric crossover concept vehicle, providing a preview of future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The car is designed with autonomous operation technologies in mind, giving drivers the ability to rest and relax if needed and drive when desired. This concept car also aims to produce zero-emissions and build upon the brand's vision for the future.

Audi A6

The eight generation of Audi's successful A6 was one of the car manufacturer's highlights at this year's Geneva Motor Show, adopting a new design language. It's interior puts focus on the car's fully digital operating system, showcasing it's MMI (multimedia interface) touch system with haptic and acoustic feedback for quick and intuitive operation.

The new A6 also promises a new dynamic all-wheel-driving steering system that helps it to have the agility of a sports car but also be as nimble as a compact car. With a German launch date set for June, Malaysians may have to look forward to the end of the year for the model to make its local debut.

Subaru VIZIV Tourer

While Subaru's VIZIV concept debuted in 2013, VIZIV being short for "Vision for innovation", the company's latest concept vehicle debut at the Geneva Motor Show looks less like a far away release and more like a right-around-the-corner car. And a handsome one to boot.

Aimed at creating cars that deliver greater enjoyment and peace of mind, the new tourer themed car highlights a new modern design language for the brand, as well as advanced driver-assist technologies.

Range Rover SV Coupé 

This limited edition beauty is what Land Rover is calling, "the world's first full-size luxury SUV coupé". Centred around beautifully curated interiors with extensive personalisation options, a punchy performance and sporty silhouette, the SV Coupé is a definite looker.

To top it all off, each model ordered and customised will be hand-assembled to the client's request and personal specification, ensuring a level of luxury that is only available to 999 orders.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

Mercedes-Benz's Geneva Motor Show releases gave emphasis to the manufacturer's first four-door sports car from Affalterbach, one fully developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. 

This addition to the AMG GT family is made for drivers looking for an everyday vehicle that has the performance of a Mercedes-AMG.

GR Supra Racing Concept

Toyota's widely celebrated model, the Supra, comes back in concept form to show off the manufacturer's future desire to deliver high performance on road and track. The GR Supra Racing Concept is a thoroughbred made for racing, with a dramatic body design that is agressive and masculine.

The concept car uses strong but lightweight composite materials for its wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirror housings, rear wing and hood, and meets competition-ready requirements.

Polestar 1

Volvo's standalone electric performance brand Polestar made its public European debut at the 88th Geneva Motor Show, putting an emphasis on introducing world-class electric cars. The Polestar 1 is an electric performance hybrid 2+2 GT coupé capable of producing 600 hp and has a 150km of pure electric driving range, of which the brand currently boasts as the longest of any hybrid car in the world.

With a gorgeous beautifully understanded design, over 6000 potential customers have already registered interst, with the brand begining to take pre-orders for their first production car come March 13. Watch out Tesla.

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