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2009 Frankfurt: Ladies of the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

After all the car debuts and all the massive details, it’s now time to close the curtain on the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. However, we can’t say goodbye without a post dedicated to those ladies that make some of the cars here in Germany look 10 times better than they actually are. So, without any […]

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2009 Frankfurt: 2010 Jaguar XJ is one classy pussycat

– Key Competitors: Audi A8, Lexus LS, BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Infiniti M. – Engines: 385-hp 5.0L naturally aspirated V8; 470-hp 5.0L supercharged V8; 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8. Europe also gets a 275-hp 3.0L AJ-V6D Gen III. – Transmission: 6-speed automatic with a fully-adaptive shift system. – Performance: 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8 goes from 0-60mph time of […]

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2009 Frankfurt: 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser looks like it hit the gym

– Key Competitors: Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chrysler Aspen, Honda Pilot. – Engine: 171-hp 3.0L D-4D diesel for UK only; 4.0L V6 dual VVT-i gasoline for other markets. – Pricing/Availability: UK sales begin later this year. The 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser made its public debut yesterday in Frankfurt. A 5-door model with 7-seats […]

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Porsche CEO confirms work on an electric-powered sports car

Speaking for the first time publicly at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche’s new CEO, Michael Macht, said that the Stuttgart automaker is “considering and working hard on an electric-powered sports car that would meet the high demands of the Porsche brand.” “I am also convinced that one day Porsche will have an electric sports […]

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2009 Frankfurt: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster goes topless in Germany

– Key Competitors: There is nothing like this out there – oh wait, Aston Martin One-77, if they make a convertible. – Engine: 6.5L V12 – 660-hp/487 lb-ft of torque. – Transmission: e.gear automated 6-speed sequential manual transmission. – Performance: 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds; Top speed of 205 mph. – Pricing/Availability: 1.1 […]

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2009 Frankfurt: Ferrari 458 Italia roars into Frankfurt

– Key Competitors: Aston Martin DB9, Porsche 911 Turbo, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 – Engine: 4.5L V8 producing 570-hp/398 lb-ft of torque. – Transmission: Dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox. – Performance: 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds; Top speed of over 202 mph. – Fuel-Economy: 13.3 l/100km – 18 mpg combined (U.S.). – Pricing/Availability: TBA It’s a […]

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2009 Frankfurt: The production 2010 Aston Martin Rapide unveiled

– Key Competitors: Porsche Panamera, Mercedes-Benz CLS, upcoming Audi A7. – Engine: 6.0L V12 producing 470-hp/443 lb-ft of torque. – Transmission: Rear mid-mounted Touchtronic 2 6-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system. – Performance: 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds; Top speed of 188 mph. – Pricing/Availability: TBA/early 2010. Aston Martin has finally revealed […]

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2009 Frankfurt: Lewis Hamilton helps unveil the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

– Key Competitors: McLaren MP4-12C, Aston Martin DBS, Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Engine: 6.3L V8 producing 571-hp at 6,800 rpm, 479 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. – Transmission:  AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports with steering-wheel mounted paddle-shifters. – Performance: 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds; Top speed of 197 mph. – Pricing/Availability: […]

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2009 Frankfurt: Rolls-Royce Ghost is for the not so high-Rollers

– Key Competitors: Bentley Continental. – Engine: 6.6L V12 twin-turbo – 563-hp/575 lb-ft of torque. – Transmission: 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. – Performance: 0 to 60 mph comes in just 4.7 seconds; Top-speed of 155 mph. – Fuel-Economy: Estimated at 17 mpg. – Pricing: Between €200,000 and €300,00. $245,000 in the U.S. The Rolls-Royce Ghost […]

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2009 Frankfurt: Lexus LF-Ch, what are your thoughts on the compact Lexus?

– Key Competitors: BMW 1-Series and Audi A3. – Power: TBA. – Transmission: TBA. – Performance: TBA. – Production Possibility: Nothing confirmed yet. From our bullet point list, you would think that we don’t know much about the Lexus LF-Ch Concept. Well, that’s because Lexus hasn’t revealed many details except that LF-Ch will have “full […]

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