Best new luxury supercars from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Just when you thought the car world had focused all its attention on SUVs, along comes a fresh batch of go-fast supercars where big speeds are matched by head turning looks.

The annual Geneva Motor Show produced the usual array of hot new models, and while SUVs were among the stars, it was the supercars that hogged the spotlight.

Here are some of the standouts from Europe's first major motor show of 2017.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

The sleek four-seat, four-door GT Concept is AMG's clear signal that future performance models will benefit from petrol and electric propulsion - a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 teams with an electric motor to create a 600kW monster capable of reaching 100km/h in 2.9 seconds.

For now it's a concept, but a statement from AMG confirms the one-off show car is very close to the production car that will arrive in 2018.

While the GT Concept uses components beneath the skin shared with other Mercedes-Benzes, the sleek and vaguely practical four-door shape is unique to AMG, signifying the performance sub-brand's intention to expand its portfolio of bespoke models.

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Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

As well as introducing a more rounded new look for the British brand, the EXP 12 Speed 6e eschews the big power petrol engines that have defined the brand for batteries and electric motors.

Driving range is claimed to be about 500km, making the svelte Concept good for inter-city travel.

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As well as wood and leather elements of the interior feature glass and copper finishes. There's also a curved OLED infotainment screen.

Expect a production version for EXP experimental car to arrive by 2021.

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Not only the fastest Lamborghini ever produced but the fastest car ever produced – at least if your measure of performance involves a lap of the 21km Nurburgring race track.

The Performante's 6 minute, 52.01 second time beat the former top-of-the-leaderboard, Porsche's 918 Spyder, although plenty of controversy brewing around the lap and whether some fancy camera work subtracted crucial seconds to make the mid-engined two-seater appear faster than it was.

Either way, the Performante ups the Huracan V10's 449W to 470kW, with additional aerodynamic and chassis work teaming with some light-weighting to create a potent two-seat supercar.

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Koenigsegg Regera

For exclusivity, look no further than the 410km/h Regera from boutique Swedish brand Koenigsegg.

The two-seater "megacar" can reach 400km/h in 20 seconds - and the sprint from 150km/h to 250km/h takes just 3.2 seconds.

It comes courtesy of a twin-turbo V8 mated to three electric motors, enough to pump out more than 1100kW of power – almost double what an F1 car produces - making it the most powerful production car in the world. There's no gearbox, with a direct drive system employed.

Just 80 of the scissor-doored rockets will be produced globally. The good news for those bored with Ferraris and Lamborghinis is that one will be coming to Australia.

Start saving, though, because depending on the exchange rate the Regera is likely to cost somewhere in the region of $3 million.

Porsche 911 GT3

It's back to the future for Porsche's race track hero, with the return of a manual transmission option for the first time in the 991-generation of the iconic 911 GT3.

There's more power, too, courtesy of a flat-six engine that's increased from 3.8 to 4.0 litres. And in true GT3 fashion it's produced very high in the rev range, guaranteeing that tantalising shriek that accompanies any spirited driving.

The 368kW engine can launch the GT3 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. However, that's with the seven-speed PDL auto transmission; the six-speed manual is slower, taking 3.9 seconds to reach the same milestone.

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McLaren 720S

The fight between Ferrari and McLaren is often brutal on the F1 tracks of the world, but it's even more intense on the road, as evidenced by the arrival of the new 720S.

Evolving the formula of the 12C (and, later, 650S), the new 720S gets a new carbon fibre monocoque and larger 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 in its quest to smash Ferrari's brutal 488.

For those wanting to show off this new-found performance there's even a drift mode for big, smoky sideways slides.

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Range Rover Velar

Strange name aside – it references the code name used for the original Range Rover in the 1970s - the Range Rover Velar has a very important task on its hands.

Residing between the entry-level Evoque and the larger, punchier Sport it fleshes out the four-model Rangie family with a $70,300-plus five-seater that will come with the option of four-cylinder and V6 propulsion.

Like all Range Rovers it's claimed to go further than your average luxury off-roader – including the Jaguar F-Pace with which it shares much of its mechanicals – while pampering with its on-road talents.

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

The production version of Porsche's first ever wagon brings new-found loading functionality to the spacious Panamera.

The chunky tail of the Sport Turismo adds some 911-esque visual muscle to Porsche's largest vehicle.

For those chasing the ultimate in performance Porsche confirmed the flagship Panamera Turbo will utilise batteries and an electric motor to boost power of the twin turbo V8.

The cleverly packaged 100kW electric motor takes overall output of the Turbo to 500kW, making it the most powerful Porsche to be sold in Australia.

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Alpine A110

It's been a long time coming, but Renault-owned sports car maker Alpine (pronounced "alpeen") has been revived with the reveal of the A110.

Remaining faithful to the Vision Concept from 2012, the A110 production car packs in plenty of retro-infused styling, most notably around the nose, with its prominent built-in foglights.

With the Porsche Boxster/Cayman in its crosshairs, the four-cylinder-turbo-powered two-seater is all about lightweight performance.

Acceleration to 100km/h is claimed to take about 4.5 seconds.

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Check out the gallery above to see nine of the best cars from the Geneva Motor Show.