In addition to the standard concept and production car reveals, Geneva also hosts a large number of tuner outfits, primarily well-known companies that specialize in high-end autos such as Brabus, Techart, and Carlsson, most carrying price tags of the "if you must ask, you can't afford it" variety. However, like what gets served up at SEMA, these tuners are definitely not created equal.
Mercedes-Benz tuner extraordinaire Brabus had the biggest display in Geneva, bringing out its entire portfolio and taking up a stage bigger than that of some automakers. Best known for taking AMG's wares to another level, the outfit rolled out a trio of modified Benz SUVs, most notably a 690-hp G-Class with a V-12 shoehorned into its engine bay. Despite the G-Wagen's aerodynamically challenged shape, that sort of power is enough to overcome the laws of physics and propel the SUV from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 163 mph, though its limited to 150 mph for reasons unknown.
Last but not least, the winner of the "swing-and-a-miss" contest is the Mansory Chopster, a 710-hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S fully rebodied in carbon fiber that is anything but pleasing on the eyes. Seemingly more prepared for snow-plowing than canyon-carving duty,