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In Pictures: 10 cars you'll never see in Canada

Green is a major theme at most international auto shows. Fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly rides that reduce our dependency on oil and cut our carbon footprint are popular and noteworthy. But at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, green takes on another meaning: it's the colour of money. This is the show of all car shows – filled with affluence, abundance, and extravagance. And the only way to get a glimpse of these vehicles is to hop on a plane to Geneva because unfortunately these ten beauties aren't coming to Canada anytime soon.

1. Pagani Huayra

Built in Modena, Italy, the Pagani Huayra super sports car is hand-made and lightweight thanks to carbon fibre technology. Powering it is a Mercedes AMG 6.0 litre twin-turbo V12 engine with a whopping 730 hp. The price tag is also excessive – a mere €1.1-million ($1,676,500).

2. Koenigsegg Agera S

Powering the Agera S from Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the Swedish company that bears his name, is a 5-litre twin-turbo V-8 engine which pumps out a heart wrenching 1,040 hp. Definitely not built for Canadian roads, it’ll hit 0-100 kms in only 2.9 seconds.

3. Zenvo STI

Developed and built in Denmark, this rear-wheel drive beauty has a mid-engine V8 with 7-speed F1 paddle shifters. It produces 1,104 horsepower and will reach 100 km/h in 3 seconds en route to a top speed of 375 km/h. The price tag is a hefty €800,000 ($1,220,000).

4. Audi S1

The high-performance S1 from German auto maker Audi is a stunning, small hatchback that is practical and performance based. Under the hood is a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which pumps out 231 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This canary yellow hatch will hit 0-100 clicks in less than 6 seconds.

5. Gumpert Apollo S

It’s impossible to miss this gorgeous Apollo S from supercar manufacturer Gumpert. This beauty will hit 100 km/h in only 2.9 seconds thanks to its twin-turbo V-8 engine. An eye-popping red shade and brushed aluminum make it a looker. Beware of the price: €535,000 ($816,132)

6. Fiat Freemont Cross

From Fiat comes this funky new Freemont Cross CUV. Available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, you can choose between a 140 hp and 170 hp 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine mated to a manual or automatic transmission. A practical ride for Canadian streets, too bad we won’t see it anytime soon.

7. Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

Two years ago, the Touring Superleggera Disco Volante was a mere concept at the Geneva Auto Show. But now this emerald gem with gold wheels is a production coupe that shares the same engine as the Alfa Romeo 8C – it’s a 4.7-litre V8. Only about 500 will be up for grabs.

8. Giugiaro Clipper

From Giugiaro comes the funky Clipper concept. It’s a functional people mover with six individual seats, four gull-wing doors, and with no B-pillar, it’s easier to slip into the two rows of rear seats. The interior is equally futuristic with a host of digital displays and tech gadgets.

9. Rinspeed XchangE

Swiss think tank Rinspeed showcased the autonomous car of the future – the XchangE concept. Consider it an office/living room on wheels. Its four seats configure twenty different ways. You can read, surf the web, watch flicks, or brew an espresso all from the comfort of this concept.

10. Quant e-Sportlimousine

The Quant e-Sportlimousine is a four-seater electric concept car powered by four electric motors. No gas required! A compact flow cell battery gives this vehicle a range of up to 600 km. With its sleek lines and gull-wing doors, it’s a show stopper.

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