We sit just a handful of days from the opening of the press days at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Rapidly shaping up to be the blockbuster automotive event of the year, the show holds no shortage of enticing and downright awesome hardware to display. First up, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

The victim of wide-ranging leaks by self-serving print and online sources, the Aventador LP700-4 deserves better treatment. You'll get that treatment on Monday. Until then, relish the carbon fiber monocoque, rolling chassis, pushrod suspension, and a small glimpse of what will be the fastest Lamborghini ever built.

Porsche, on the other hand, is bringing its hybrid game. This time it's not KERS-powered racers or future supercars, but a very right-now edition of the Panamera--the S Hybrid. Like its Cayenne bigger brother, the Panamera S Hybrid sports a supercharged V-6, an electric motor, and more performance per mpg than just about anything on the market short of a Tesla Roadster.


It's not all high-dollar super-lux cars that will be grabbing attention. Volkswagen's Golf Cabriolet is a smartly designed compact drop-top within the reach of most, offering the Golf's fun dynamics in a fresh package. It looks great in the official shots, but we think it'll look even better in our live photos.

Lotus is going down its own personalization road, bringing the Evora to the stand with a treatment by Mansory. From the teaser shots, we're glad to see Mansory didn't go whole-hog on us, but we're still hesitant to give this car the stamp of approval without seeing it in the flesh.

Gumpert will be on the scene again as well, this time with a car that probably won't look like it was designed by an 8-year-old with a penchant for race car engineering and Erector sets. Penned by Touring Superleggera, the Tornante could be what the Apollo never was: the whole package.

Electric sports cars will make a leap forward in Geneva as well, thanks to Nissan's ESFLOW. Our sister site AllCarsElectric brought you the first live shots of the car from a preview event, and we'll follow up with the freshest from the show floor.

There will also be a slew of other concepts and production models to see, and we'll have full live coverage of them for you as well. For now, you can preview the multitude at the links below.

Fiat 500 By Gucci: 2011 Geneva Motor Show 

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Production Model: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS By Brabus: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Morgan 3 Wheeler Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Bentley Leather Goods By Ettinger: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Porsche Recreates The Original Full Hybrid, Semper Vivus, For Geneva Motor Show

EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Report: BMW Planning Alpina B5 Touring For Geneva Motor Show

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Jaguar XKR-S Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin Virage Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

MINI Rocketman Concept Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Giugiaro/Italdesign Volkswagen Concepts Leak Before Geneva

Subaru Teases Rear-Drive Sports Car Architecture (FT-86) For Geneva

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Wiesmann Planning New Spyder Concept Unveiling At Geneva Motor Show