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Among the biggest stars of the Geneva show are always the big Italian design firms, of which Pininfarina is possibly the most well known and, in most automotive circles, renowned. The company has several of its production designs in the show, including the Ferrari F430 Spider and 612 Scaglietti, Mitsubishi Colt-Cabrio and Jaguar X-Type Wagon, but the car that got the most flashes from the automotive paparazzi was its Birdcage 75 concept.

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Created in partnership with Motorola and Maserati, the awkward but aptly named Birdcage combines a 700hp V12 engine with a highly streamlined body shape, with panels that raise and lower to adjust downforce at high speed, with super high-tech electronics and communications. Yes, it is pretty sick.

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