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    Video: What can Hyundai do silently and inexpensively that Volkswagen and BMW can't?
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    Someone at the Frankfurt Motor Show caught Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn investigating a Hyundai i30 as if he was just like one would expect from an intrigued engineer at a rival company. It might be too much to infer that the Herr Doctor is impressed by what he finds, but there is no ...

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    Frankfurt: Opel RAK e electric concept looks to the future of low-cost urban motoring
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    Before we delve into the details of the RAK e electric concept, let's step back in time with a brief historical primer. The oldest industrial division within General Motors' current portfolio, Opel started as a sewing machine manufacturer way back in 1862. Evolving to the production of bicycles ...

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    Frankfurt: Radical SR3 SL races from track to street to show stand
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    Many cars have come and gone claiming to be "race cars for the road," but few actually live up to it. Not Radical, though. The British automaker does one thing and one thing only, and that's making Le Mans Prototype-style track cars that you can – technically speaking, at least – ...

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    Frankfurt: Techart GTStreet RS is the ultimate Smurf-colored Porsche 911
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    The 2012 911 wasn't the only Porsche to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. German tuner Techart unveiled its new GTStreet RS based on the 911 GT2 RS. The car features a variety of upgrades, from carbon fiber aerodynamic enhancements to a power upgrade package that boosts the output of ...

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    Frankfurt: Volkswagen Polo R WRC looks ready to tackle the tarmac
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    Volkswagen announced earlier this year that it would be entering the World Rally Championship starting in 2013 with the Polo R, and we got our first glimpse of the race car here in Frankfurt. While it's easy to see the similarities to the road version, the Polo R WRC has been transformed into an ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi adds more luxury to the A8L W12 with the Exclusive Concept
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    For those that think the Audi A8L W12 isn't luxurious enough, the German automaker debuted a limited edition model here in Frankfurt dubbed the "Exclusive Concept." The A8 follows the R8 and Q7 as models available under the Exclusive label. Unlike the R8 program that allows buyers to customize ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype
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    When Audi unveiled the original e-tron Concept at the last Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, a production version seemed to be nothing more than a glimmer in the very distant future. Two years later, it appears that the automaker has made plenty of progress in bringing an electric-powered R8 into the ...

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    Frankfurt: Techart previews new wares ahead of Frankfurt, Geneva
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    German Porsche tuning specialist Techart has released new renderings of some upcoming products including the GTStreet RS that will debut at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, as well as their new individualization program for the 2012 Porsche 911 that will make its first appearance at the Geneva ...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz F125! gullwing fuel cell concept leaks ahead of Frankfurt
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    Omni Auto reports that Mercedes-Benz will debut the F 125! gullwing coupe concept seen here at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show. According to Omni Auto, the F 125! concept showcases M-B's design direction for the 2025 CL-Class. It's unknown if the German automaker intends to make a production CL ...

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    Official: Audi Urban Concept rendered
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    Audi didn't release any additional information the on the Audi Urban Concept today, but it did let loose a photo rendering album of the e-tron-branded concept in coupe and roadster forms that we'll soon get to know in Frankfurt. Powered by two electric motors, the driver and passenger will get to ...

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    Report: Kia confirms RWD "coupe-like" concept, powertrain updates
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    Kia has its bags packed for Germany, because the automaker is reportedly planning to unveil a new concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to Ward's Auto, Kia officials aren't calling it a coupe, but state the car will have "coupe-like" styling. Does that mean the Korean automaker ...

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    Official: Production Toyota Prius Plug-in to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
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    Lots of people have been waiting for this news: The production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. Toyota says the Prius Plug-in is the next "major milestone" in the automaker's 40-year quest for sustainable ...

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    Audi Urban Concept teased in motion [w/video]
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    Following the official release of a handful of sketches and an unofficial reveal of the camo'd prototype, Audi has put out a brief teaser clip of its Urban Concept ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We still don't have much in the way of details – and the video ...

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    Official: Hyundai renders new i30 unto Frankfurt
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    On this side of the ocean, we're used to our Hyundais having names like Accent and Elantra. But overseas the Korean automaker has an entirely separate range with names like i20 and i30. And Hyundai is preparing to unveil the latest of the latter at the rapidly approaching Frankfurt Motor ...

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    Official: Suzuki previews new Swift Sport ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Hot-hatch enthusiasts take note: the Suzuki Swift Sport is back. Having updated the Swift range last year, Suzuki unveiled the rather tantalizing S-Concept in Geneva a few months back. What you see here may not be quite as extreme as the show car, but carries the salient points to the showroom. ...

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    Breaking: Subaru teases XV crossover ahead of Frankfurt
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    If you were smitten by the Subaru XV concept, Fuji Heavy Industries is ready to make your dreams a reality at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Influenced by the concept that debuted in Shanghai this April, the production version of Subaru's next generation crossover is set to land in European ...

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    Report: Lamborghini to present ultimate Gallardo at Frankfurt
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    The Lamborghini Gallardo has been on the market now for the better part of a decade. Along the way, it has led to countless variants: some with roofs, some without, some with all-wheel drive, some with rear, some with as less than 500 horsepower and some with nearly 570. Soon the entire range ...

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    Breaking: Audi Urban Concept is a Frankfurt-bound 1+1
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    A day after spies caught Audi's latest concept prepping for a photoshoot in Berlin, Germany, the automaker has dropped the first round of details on its Frankfurt-bound prototype. As suspected, the Audi Urban Concept is another in a string of etron-branded concepts that point towards an ...

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    Report: Maserati to unveil Grand Cherokee-based SUV in Frankfurt
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    It's go time over at the Modena headquarters of Maserati. The automaker itself set the ambitious target of doubling its sales figures, but its corporate overlord Sergio Marchionne wants the brand to increase their sales tenfold. That's ambitious and then some, and in order to get there, the ...

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    Frankfurt: Lamborghini teases new "super sports car" for Frankfurt
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    Lamborghini has begun sending out invitations this week for the debut of its new "super sports car" at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. While the Italian automaker has a number of projects in development, this "super sports car" is most likely a production version of the Sesto Elemento ...

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