The 2016 Geneva Motor Show opens to the public on Thursday 3 March and runs until 13 March. IBTimes UK looks at some of the hottest cars on display.

It wouldn't be a motor show without high-performance supercars like the new Lamborghini Centenario, so named because founder Ferruccio Lamborghini would have turned 100 this year. The low-slung beast will cost £1.6 million but even so, all the 40 cars that Lamborghini plans to make have already been sold. With a lightweight carbon-fibre body and a V12 engine producing 770hp, the Centenario accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 Lamborghini Centenario
Lamborghini CentenarioDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Lamborghini Centenario
The yellow accents seen in the side view accentuate Lamborghini Centenario's speed credentialsHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Lamborghini Centenario
Lamborghini Centenario's rear styling wouldn't be about of place in a BatmobileDenis Balibouse/Reuters

Bugatti unveiled what it says is the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world − the Bugatti Chiron (pronounced Shee-ron). Bugatti says it will produce no more than 500 units, with each priced at €2.4m (£1.9m, $2.6m). The successor to the Veyron, the Chiron puts out 1,500 horsepower and has a top speed that is limited by default to 236mph. To reach the higher speed of 261mph (420km/h), a special "Speed Key" must be inserted. The Chiron can hit 100km/h (62mph) in "less than" 2.5 seconds.

Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron car is displayed at the Geneva Motor Show 2016Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
Bugatti Chiron
The Chiron can hit 62mph (100km/h) in 'less than' 2.5 secondsDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Bugatti Chiron
The Chiron borrows several design cues from both the Veyron and the Vision Gran TurismoDenis Balibouse/Reuters

McLaren is exhibiting the 570GT, a sleek two-seater that reaches 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. The company says it aimed to make a car that is comfortable for weekend trips and long-distance drives, despite its racing-level performance. They gave it eight-way adjustable power seats, a touchscreen to control air conditioning and music, a large glass rear hatch to let in light and create a relaxed environment, and a lower door sill to make it easier to climb in and out.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 McLaren 570GT
McLaren 570GTDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 McLaren 570GT
McLaren 570GT packs in comfort and features along with its obvious racing pedigreeDenis Balibouse/Reuters

Another insane hypercar on show in Geneva is the Arash AF10, which is claimed to have more than 2,000 horsepower, with 900hp coming from a super-charged V8 petrol engine, and a further 1,180hp being developed by four electric motors, one for each wheel. This hybrid system, the most powerful ever fitted to a road car, is being described by Arash as "Warp Drive", with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds.

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Arash AF10 with its supercharged hybrid systemArash

The Aston Martin DB11 is making its debut in Geneva. Despite the name, this is the successor to the DB9 − because James Bond got the DB10. It has a 5.2-litre, twin-turbo V12 engine producing around 600 horsepower.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DB11Denis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DB11 is one model on from James Bond's car in SpectreDenis Balibouse/Reuters

The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is a four-seater four-wheel drive cruiser with rear-wheel steering. Powered by a 680bhp, 6.3-litre V12 engine, the car hits 60mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 208mph.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Ferrari GTC4LussoDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Ferrari GTC4Lusso is a four-wheel driver cruiserDenis Balibouse/Reuters

At the slightly more sensible end of the market, the Geneva Motor Show is dominated by small SUVs. There's Audi's Q2, aimed at attracting younger buyers to the brand. Seat is introducing its new Ateca, giving the brand its first SUV. Peugeot's new offering for 2016 is, confusingly, named the 2008. Toyota also has a new SUV, the CH-R.

And there's a surprise new entry to the SUV market: Maserati, with the Levante, an SUV crossover that offers powerful 350-horsepower and 430-horsepower engines and a silhouette that stands out due its sharply tapered back window.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 Audi Q2
Audi Q2Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Seat Ateca
Seat AtecaFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Peugeot 2008 SUV
Peugeot 2008 SUVDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Toyota C-HR SUV
Toyota C-HR SUVDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Maserati Levante SUV
Maserati Levante SUVFabrice Coffrini/AFP

BMW is offering its large 7-Series sedan as a plug-in hybrid, for which it will even come to install a charging station at your house. Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for only 119,600 out of the 13.7 million vehicles sold in the EU last year. But the numbers are growing rapidly and carmakers say they need to develop alternative technologies to position themselves for the future.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive
BMW M760Li xDriveDenis Balibouse/Reuters

DS, the luxury brand owned by Citroen, is showing the E-Tense all-electric concept vehicle.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 DS E-Tense
DS E-TenseFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Geneva Motor Show 2016 DS E-Tense
The cavernous front grill of the DS E-TenseFabrice Coffrini/AFP

Tesla's Model X made its European debut at Geneva. The SUV is based on the company's Model S saloon car, but is taller with "falcon doors" that open upwards and outwards to give access to the rear seats. The car is all-electric, has a range of 250 miles and can reach 60mph in just 3.2 seconds.

Geneva Motor Show 2016 Tesla Model X P90D
Tesla Model X P90DDenis Balibouse/Reuters

There were red faces on the Volkswagen stand when serial prankster Simon Brodkin (aka Lee Nelson) alluded to VW's cheating on US emissions tests. Holding a wrench and a prop labeled "cheat box," he walked on to the stage and looked under a display car as a Volkswagen executive spoke. In German-accented English, he said CEO Matthias Mueller "said it was OK as long as no one finds out about it." Security guards then escorted the man away.

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Comedian Simon Brodkin (aka Lee Nelson) disrupts the Volkswagen press conferenceHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
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Volkswagen Board member Juergen Stackmann intervenes as comedian Simon Brodkin (also known as Lee Nelson) pretends to fix a VW up! beats at the showHarold Cunningham/Getty Images

We end this gallery with a quick look at some of the other new models on display in Geneva. IBT is at the Geneva International Motor Show and will bring you the latest news, hands-on first impressions and interviews with the industry's biggest names. Keep your eyes peeled for much more coverage from the show over the coming days. The 2016 Geneva Motor Show runs from 3-13 March.

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Pagani Huayra BCHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016
Lexus LC 500hHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016
Pininfarina H2 Speed ConceptHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016
Porsche 911 RHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
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Chevrolet Corvette Grand SportHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016 nanoFlowcell Quantino
nanoFlowcell QuantinoDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Ford Vignale
Ford VignaleDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen TiguanHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
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Volkswagen T-Cross BreezeHarold Cunningham/Getty Images
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Volvo V90 estate
Volvo V90 estateFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Renault Scenic
Renault ScenicFabrice Coffrini/AFP
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Fiat Tipo
Fiat TipoDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Peugeot Fractal electric coupe
Peugeot Fractal electric coupeDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 400 4Matic
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MaticDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 43 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz C 43 CabrioletDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Bentley Mulsanne SpeedDenis Balibouse/Reuters
Geneva Motor Show 2016 Bentley Mulsanne EWB
Bentley Mulsanne EWBDenis Balibouse/Reuters