Geneva 2015: Day One and Two Galleries Now Live

Our annual pilgrimage to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show has been memorable one due to the phenomenal weather, quality time with industry insiders, and the sheer number of introductions from brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella.  We’ve gone full-scale in covering this year’s event with hundreds of photos detailing every single Group product in attendance- from the somewhat ironically named 122hp ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback, all the way up to the final Bugatti Veyron to ever roll off the production line.  While our coverage will continue well into next week, we’ve decided to kick things off with a few of our favorites.

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Audi R8 LMS

We knew that Audi would bring its new R8 LMS to Geneva, we just didn’t know it would look this good.  Based on the new Audi R8, the GT3-spec R8 LMS is both lighter and quicker than the car it replaces while allowing for 20,000km of use between engine rebuilds.  We’ll see how it stacks up in GT3 competition when the car begins competing later this year.

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Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

While we’d seen renders of the vehicle before the official preview at Volkswagen Group Night on Monday, the Sport Coupé Concept GTE easily outpaced our expectations.  Featuring an innovative hybrid drive system with the ability to achieve consumption figures of 118mpg while producing 374 hp, the concept car is something that both enthusiasts of the brand and environmentalists can get behind.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

Only let down by its highly confusing name, Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 is one of the best concept cars we’ve seen in ages.  Bentley claims that the car is the “ultimate expression” of their vision for the brand’s future.  If that is the case, then it should be quite entertaining to watch it all play out.

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Volkswagen Touran R-Line

This positively bad-ass little people mover is yet another example of what can be done using MQB architecture.  In R-Line trim the Touran comes equipped with all of the sporty touches you want, yet retains the practical nature that makes the segment so popular in Europe.  There currently are no plans to offer the vehicle stateside, but since it’s based on the MQB platform, we’re going to keep our fingers crossed.

For all of our images from Geneva, check out our gallery right here, and keep tabs on our Instagram account.