High-end luxury cars take pride of place at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi and McLaren all are unveiling high-speed machines costing hundreds of thousands, while Daimler has an ultra-luxurious stretch limousine.

Audi is showing a new version of its R8 with a 10-cylinder engine churning out 610 horsepower and acceleration of 0-100kph in only 3.2 seconds.

Audi R8 V10 plus
Audi R8 V10 plus, with a 10-cylinder engine churning out 610 horsepower and acceleration of 0-100 kph in only 3.2 secondsArnd Wiegmann/Reuters

For those lusting after even more acceleration, the McLaren 675LT offers 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds and 0-200kph in 7.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 330kph (205mph).

Ferrari will join in with its 488 GTB, powered by a turbocharged eight-cylinder engine.

McLaren P1 GTR
McLaren P1 GTR track carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Ferrari 488 GTB
Ferrari 488 GTB, powered by a turbocharged eight-cylinder engineArnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz has the Maybach Pullman, a stretched high-end version of its S-class. It's 6.5m (21ft) long and lets people in the back sit facing each other behind an electric partition window separating them from the chauffeur.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, 6.5m (21ft) longFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman interior
A journalist takes a picture inside the new 6.5m-long Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman, which lets people in the back sit facing each other behind an electric partition window separating them from the chauffeurFabrice Coffrini/AFP

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stressed his company's commitment to new technologies even as the company's Lamborghini brand showed off its Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, a sleek beast of a sports car with an enormous 750 horsepower and a top speed of over 217mph (350kph). It emits 375g of CO2 per kilometre.

Volkswagen also unveiled a concept sport coupe that's hybrid-driven and can reach 150mph. It emits only 46g of CO2 per kilometre.

Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, a sleek beast of a sports car with an enormous 750 horsepower and a top speed of over 217mph (350kph)Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE
Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which is hybrid-driven and can reach 150mph, but emits only 46g of CO2 per kilometreArnd Wiegmann/Reuters

In this gallery, we look at some of the most exciting new models and concept cars on show in Geneva.

Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar
Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercarFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition sports carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Aston Martin DBX concept car
Aston Martin DBX concept carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 'La Finale', the last of the 450 cars madeFabrice Coffrini/AFP
EDAG Light Cocoon concept car
The EDAG Light Cocoon concept carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Pagani Huayra
Pagani HuayraArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Berlinetta Lusso
Berlinetta Lusso, a coachbuilt F12 by Carrozzeria Touring SuperleggeraArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Lexus LF-C2 concept car
Lexus LF-C2 concept carHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Morgan Aero 8
Morgan Aero 8Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Mercedes C 350 plug-in hybrid
Mercedes C 350 plug-in hybridFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe
Mercedes GLE 450 AMG CoupeArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Peugeot Onyx concept car
Peugeot Onyx concept car, with wings and doors of copper, and other panels in matt black carbon fibreHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Citroen DS Divine concept car
Citroen DS Divine concept carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Citroen DS 5 Moon Dust
Citroen DS 5 Moon DustArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Ford GT
Ford GTArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus RSArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Audi R8 e-tron electric car
Audi R8 e-tron electric carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Audi Prologue concept car
Audi Prologue concept carArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Bentley experimental car EXP 10
Bentley experimental car EXP 10 Speed 6Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley Continental GT SpeedFabrice Coffrini/AFP
BMW M135i xDrive
BMW M135i xDriveArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
BMW 220i Gran Tourer
BMW 220i Gran Tourer, a seven-seat family vehicleArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Rolls-Royce Serenity
Rolls-Royce SerenityHarold Cunningham/Getty Images