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    Frankfurt 2009: Up close and personal with the sensational Pagani Zonda R
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    Pagani Zonda R - Click above for high-res image gallery
    A diamond in the rough? We'd hardly consider the plethora of exciting new vehicle debuts and revolutionary concept cars that is the currently ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show as "rough." But behind the Tesla and Mansory show stands in the Messe ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Peugeot RCZ is our kind of French connection
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    Peugeot RCZ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some things are worth waiting for. Take the Peugeot RCZ, for example. French auto giant PSA has been talking about putting the RCZ into production since initially unveiling it as a concept car in this very hall back in 2007. And that day ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mansory Vitesse Rose is anything but pretty in pink
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    Mansory Vitesse Rose – Click above for high-res image gallery (if you must)
    Opinions in the Autoblog media room here in Frankfurt are divided once again. Some of us think the Mansory Vitesse Rose is the ugliest thing on wheels, the most heinous thing ever done to a Bentley, while Lieberman ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Citroen REVOLTe is... exactly that
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    Citroen REVOLTe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Between storming the Bastille and a national rejection of the Venus razor, the French certainly know the meaning of the word "revolt". Interesting, then, that Citroen knowingly used the word – albeit Francofied with a ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai ix-Metro concept is all white by us
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    Hyundai ix-Metro concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai returned to Frankfurt a far bigger player than it was two years prior. The Korean company has leapt up the sales standings to become the world's fourth largest automaker, eclipsing such major players as Ford and ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde packs Fiat's lucky charm
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We usually close our posts by inviting you to check out our images, but this time we're starting here: Go into the gallery and have a look at the little green clover logo adorning the front fender of the new Alfa ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai Tucson ix35 is... another crossover
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    Hyundai Tucson ix35 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Hyundai Tucson ix35 may look good with a Britney Spears soundtrack playing in the background. It may even look good out on the road. But under the bright lights here at the Frankfurt Messe, it looks pretty much like every ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Fiat Punto Evo gets re-hatched
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    Fiat Punto Evo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ah, the Fiat Punto: never quite what it pretends to be. Supposedly designed to look like a Maserati in hatchback form, the existing model was called the Grande Punto when it was anything but. And now the Italian automaker has launched ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 give us that special feeling
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    Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Another show, another pair of special editions from Lotus. This time around it's the Elise Club Racer and the Exige Cup 260, two lightweight specials based on the company's core product range. We brought you ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight makes us wonder how we'd spend our other two wishes
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    Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're one of the many enthusiasts out there oohing and ahhing over the pair of pre-production Mini concepts that debuted in Frankfurt today, know that the BMW division isn't the only one here with a tempting ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari punches above its weight
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    Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The battle has been raging since time immemorial. From Point A to Point B, which is faster: a big exotic supercar or a nimble li;' hatch? Fiat's two performance divisions, Abarth and Ferrari, ask why you can't have the best ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racer
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    Lotus Evora Type 124 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few automakers are as deeply rooted in motorsport as Lotus. So it comes as no surprise that, so soon after its release, the British sportscar-maker and engineering firm has already come out with a racing version of its new ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Aston Martin Rapide comes good - finally
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    Aston Martin Rapide – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aston Martin doesn't have a great track record with four-doors. After acquiring Lagonda in 1948, the legendary David Brown took the DB4 – which bore his initials – and turned it into the Lagonda Rapide. Only 55 ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Ferrari 458 Italia
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    Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the velvet-roped-off Autoblog section of the Frankfurt Motor Show press room, opinions are split over the styling of the new Ferrari 458 Italia. While some of us are enamored of the supercar's svelte shape, others....well ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mini Coupe & Roadster Concepts
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    MINI Coupe Concept and Roadster Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Some automakers celebrate their birthdays with special editions. Some celebrate with big parties. Mini has celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Frankfurt Motor Show with not one, but two new ...

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    Alfa Romeo presents MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde with new MultiAir engine for Frankfurt
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde MultiAir – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The four-leaf clover means different things to different people. It's a national icon for the Irish, and a good luck charm to Sunday strollers. But to Alfa Romeo fanatics, it's the emblem of the very best ...

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    VIDEO: Abstract teaser hints at Mini concept duo for Frankfurt
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    Click the image above to view the video after the jump
    For better or worse, many regard the Mini Cooper as a chick's car. But rather than fighting that idea before it unveils a pair of concepts at the Frankfurt show, the BMW's Mini division has released this conceptual teaser video that, ...

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    Officially Official: Fiat confirms Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" for Frankfurt debut
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    Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Still waiting for that baby Ferrari to come along? This may be as close as you'll get. Confirming earlier reports, Fiat's Abarth and Ferrari subsidiaries have gotten together to collaborate on a special 500 to honor ...

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    Citroën teases a modern 2CV ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Citroën Frankfurt teaser – Click above to view in high-resolution
    If the show won't come to France, then France will go to the show. So while it may be Frankfurt's turn to host the alternating European car show this year while Paris sits this one out, that doesn't mean that French ...

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    Updated 2010 Lexus LS sedan headed to Frankfurt
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    2010 Lexus LS 600h L – Click above to view in high resolution
    Following the leaked brochure revealing the entire revised Lexus LS range, a solitary image of the updated LS 600h L has popped up on the internet.
    The revisions are fairly minimal, restricted primarily to new bumpers and ...

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