By Nat Shirley
Thursday, Mar 8th, 2012 @ 12:03 am
 
The first day of the Geneva Motor Show is in the books, and it was truly a whirlwind affair with a dizzying number of new model and concept introductions ranging the gamut from fire-breathing exotics to the greenest of plug-in hybrids. Just in case you didn't quite catch all the action, Leftlane has put together a comprehensive list of all the important debuts with pictures straight from the show floor at Genev's Palexpo facility.

Highlights:

Ferrari F12berlinetta
While the gaping mug might be controversial, its hard to argue with the performance potential of the 740 horsepower V12 that lies behind it. We can't wait to get behind the wheel of Ferrari's new flagship car.

Bentley EXP F 9 concept
The uniquely named EXP F 9 provides a idea of what to expect for Bentley's upcoming third model line. Although the British automaker's first-ever SUV is sure to make some purists howl, at least we now know that it will likely have a sumptuous interior worthy of the brand.

Infiniti EMERG-E Concept
Never has efficiency looked this arresting. This 402 horsepower plug-in hybrid should provide an exciting drive to go along with its green credentials, but its sleek look is what stands out out the most. It'll be interesting to see how the EMERG-E compares with the reborn Acura NSX when they both hit the road over the next few years.

Lamborghini Aventador J
One of the wildest models ever from a company known for building outlandish cars, the Aventador J goes a step further than most convertibles by doing away with the windshield as well as the roof. Autobahn aficionados take note: occupants need a special closed helmet in the Aventador J in order to breath properly while traveling at speeds of over 185 mph.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The A-Class is the first of a number of small Mercedes models that will make their way stateside over the next few years. Although it represents a marked improvement over its predecessor, will that be enough to make Americans pony up for a pint-sized Benz?


Complete List of Introductions:

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

2013 Audi A3

Audi RS5

BMW M6

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Chevrolet Cruze Wagon

Fiat 500L

Ford B-Max

Ford Fiesta ST

Jaguary XF Sportbrake

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible concept

2013 Lexus RX

2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Mazda Takeri concept

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

MINI Clubvan concept

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept

Toyota FT-bH

Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI plug-in hybrid concept

Volkswagen GTI Cabriolet

Volvo V40