We've returned from a very busy week in Switzerland, and in going back over all of our 75 stories from the Geneva Motor Show, our editors have gathered up their personal favorite debuts from the European expo.

The wonderful thing about the Geneva show is just how wide of an array of vehicles are on display – everything from funny little one-off EVs to the most exotic of supercars to, well, truly ridiculous displays of coachbuilding. And because of that, this list of our editors' favorites might not be as predictable as you think.

But we don't want to give anything away just yet. Scroll down to have a look at our team's favorites from Geneva.

#5: Toyota FT-86 Open Concept

Toyota FT-86 Open Concept -  front three-quarter view at Geneva Motor Show reveal

Perhaps it's our love for the Mazda MX-5 Miata coming through, but there's a whole lot to adore about this Toyota FT-86 Open concept. This thing appears practically production ready, and it sure looks like a worthy Scion FR-S Convertible to us. Lightweight, fun to drive, and now with the added bonus of wind in our hair. This is indeed a package we can all get behind, even if those useless rear seats are still in place. Toyota hasn't officially confirmed that this car will be green-lit for production, but we don't see why it wouldn't be. We'll try to remain patient in the meantime.

#4: McLaren P1

McLaren P1 -  front three-quarter view at Geneva Motor Show reveal

In terms of the major supercars that debuted in Geneva, nothing stood out like the McLaren P1. It's an absolute technological marvel, what with its hybrid drivetrain capable of producing 903 horsepower, able to propel the aerodynamic beauty to 62 miles per hour in under three seconds. But its sheer accelerative thrust to 62 mph isn't even close to being the icing on the cake – how about a 0-186 mph run of 17 seconds – 11 seconds quicker than the McLaren F1. Man, oh man. This thing takes our breath away even when standing still.

#3: Volkswagen XL1

Volkswagen XL1 front three-quarter view at Geneva Motor Show reveal

Much as we love supercars, there's also a lot to be said for automotive marvels on the efficiency side of things, too. Take this funny little Volkswagen XL1, for example – it's an honest-to-goodness production car that will reportedly hit something in the area of 261 miles per gallon. It's certainly not fast nor powerful, and it won't be cheap when it goes on sale, but the fact that engineers are actually capable of building something like this is incredibly remarkable. And props to Volkswagen for keeping that pod-car design intact, as well.

#2: Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

Touring Superleggera Disco Volante - front three-quarter view at Geneva Motor Show reveal

The Touring Superleggera Disco Volante could win us over just on name alone. This coachbuilt machine is a simply stunning homage to the original 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante, based on the current (and already beautiful) Alfa 8C Competizione. Touring Superleggera will actually be building road-going versions of this car, complete with the 8C's 444-horsepower 4.7-liter V8. The company says it takes approximately six months and 4,000 man hours to build each one of these stunning creations, and we think every minute is worth a total package that looks this great.

#1: Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept

Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour - door up at Geneva Motor Show reveal

It's hard to fathom, but this stunning beast is an off-road-ready performance coupe that sits atop the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Yes, you read that correctly. Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro, a company famous for making truly special and gorgeous pieces of machinery, created this Parcour concept – in both coupe and convertible bodystyles – for the Geneva show this year, and we indeed took notice.

It's every bit as excellent in terms of performance as it is in terms of design, and we like concept cars that actually break a mold and cause controversy. In this case, Italdesign Giugiaro has succeeded in creating something really remarkable – a design that lurks somewhere between roadgoing supercar and Group B rally revival. The Parcour was striking enough that not only did it come away as our editors' favorite Geneva debut, Volkswagen AG thought enough of the coachbuilt project to reveal it at their group night on the eve of the show – just like any of their brand's other concepts and production cars. Could a strong-enough reception lead to a limited production run? They've got our vote.

So... how'd we arrive at this list? Each Autoblog editor in attendance ranked their personal show favorites from one to five, and points were awarded to each – five points for the first place spot, one point for the fifth place spot, and appropriate numbers in between. Votes were tallied and vehicles were ranked, but if you're curious, here's how the actual voting breakdown looked:
  • Parcour – 18 points
  • Disco Volante – 13 points
  • XL1 – 11 points
  • P1 – 9 points
  • FT-86 – 8 points
Now, you're probably asking yourself, where are the Ferrari and the Lamborghini? You'll find them on the Honorable Mention list below, but here's the thing: Because these top five picks are based on our personal favorites, and because the Geneva Motor Show is packed with so much in the way of awesome, one-off goodness, even mainstay supercars can be overlooked. That isn't to say these Italian gods aren't awesome, they just... didn't light strong enough fires in our hearts. Oh, and the fact that the Enzo successor is actually called LaFerrari probably didn't help its case, either.



Honorable Mentions

Part of the fun of doing this list is seeing what each individual staff member votes for. And since this is a point-based list, there are always a good number of cars that don't quite make the Top Five cut. So in addition to listing them all below, we'll even point out who raised their hands for each car. You know, so you can make fun of us in the Comments if you see fit.


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      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe you put some retro coach-built car at #2 but left out La Ferrari. Yes, the name is stupid. But the car isn't.
      Adam
      • 1 Year Ago
      The FT-86 made it on this list but the LaFerrari and Veneno did not? Seems odd but to each his own. The Parcour is pretty awesome I'm glad to see it made it.
      Shotgunner
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm stoked that the Parcour is resonating with industry folks as much as it is with me. It really gives me hope to someday see something like it on the road (or off).
      tallica32
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a joke. Says a lot about the editors, I guess. This confirms my suspicion that the writers here are absolutely ludicrous.
      sundell131313
      • 1 Year Ago
      The P1 is nice. its not a complete abomination like the lamborghini. but the P1 over "the ferrari"? the ferrari is 2 seconds (!!!!) faster to 186 than the P1...0-186mph in 15 seconds....thats just staggering.
        Arch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sundell131313
        Even if the Ferrari is faster, it just looks like more work and passion went into the P1. I think the P1 will be a better drivers car. It will be a perfect driving instrument that's designed to tackle any track and road.
        Arch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sundell131313
        And yes the Lamborghini is an abomination.
      Gaurav Agarwal
      • 1 Year Ago
      No Ferrari is ok if you are going for editors choice but to say that "In terms of the major supercars that debuted in Geneva, nothing stood out like the McLaren P1" seems strange.I mean we have seen the P1 before whereas the Ferrari debuted here and also its faster than the figures provided by the P1. Anyway thats the fanboy in me speaking and I hope this article wasnt made as a clickbait.
      Kevin Garder ESQ
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW ! ....... All I can say ...... I would be happy with last years 911 !
        Arch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kevin Garder ESQ
        The 911 is number one in my dream garage, 4s right now but I think the Turbo will change that. It's nice to see a fellow Raiders fan on hear too. Win lose or tie, Raiders til I die.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      A little slap in the face for Ferrari, eh? I am not saying I agree or disagree, but when Ferrari comes out with a hypercar and it isn\'t on the list... that\'s at least a little ouch.
        Jason Krumvieda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @telm12345
        What is wrong with your keyboard? All of your ' signs come through with as a \' You should have that looked at.
          telm12345
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jason Krumvieda
          Its just how it posts every time I comment. Not sure why.
          Jason Krumvieda
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jason Krumvieda
          That is crazy. Somebody here should make an edit button. Haven't heard that before.
      chiesarq
      • 1 Year Ago
      WHAT??? XL1 OLD, P1 OLD, Disco Volante OLD, FT86 cabrio just a variant. 4/5 ALREADY seen in past shows. Editors trying to call attention I call it!!! Hey editors, you just lost some prestige with that selection. LaFerrari was the main event and in term of design is remarkable. Even if you don't like it it must be in top5 because it was one of the few DEBUTS.
      Trojan man
      • 1 Year Ago
      you guys are fired. the EV-1 which has been shown and leaked and previewed for how many years now, the shocking reveal of a convertible GT86, a Kia Provost failwheeldrive concept and an uglified KTM x-bow were more significant reveals than the first showing of the arguably new benchmark in supercars. Yup, that makes sense.
        Chris Paukert
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Trojan man
        Thanks for taking the time to comment, Trojan man. To reiterate, these are our editors' favorite reveals – the question of significance doesn't factor really factor in. These selections aren't awards, they're personal favorites based upon what the Autoblog coverage team saw and liked. Hope that helps clarify somewhat.
          Trojan man
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris Paukert
          i apologize, I would replace the word "significant" with the word "favored" in my comment but i can't edit comments... The rest still stands. I agree, different folks different appeal. But how "automotive editors" favor a KTM x-bow made less thrilling and attractive or a 25k econo car over a nearly pornographic lambo and a once a decade ferrari makes me think i'm reading consumer reports.
      beezy2
      • 1 Year Ago
      utter fail of a list for not having laferrari on it when it should be #1
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