Automakers show off unique designs at Geneva show

A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is displayed at the car maker's booth on March 6, 2012, during a press day ahead of the 82nd Geneva Car Show in Geneva.
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(AP) GENEVA - Some people go to auto shows because they're looking to buy a new car.

Others want to catch a glimpse of models they have no hope of ever driving, let alone owning.

Visitors at this year's Geneva Motor Show starting Thursday will get to see Lamborghini's Aventador J, a one-off topless design already sold to a European buyer for 2.5 million euro ($3.3 million).

Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti has no plans to part with the electric Emerg-E concept sports car it is showcasing.

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And Italian design house Touring Superleggera made a 60th anniversary edition of the legendary Alfa Romeo Disco Volante for a wealthy buyer who already had every car he ever wanted.

Bugatti's Grand Vitesse is a rare supercar visitors can actually buy. Some 75 will be made and sold for upward of 1.6 million euro.