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    Rumormill: Mini Coupe and Roadster could go on sale as early as 2011
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    MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mini Coupe and Roadster concepts have been making their way around the auto show circuit since Frankfurt in September, and when we saw the two vehicles at the LA Auto Show we got the impression that the high end micros ...

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    Want to see a production LF-Ch make it to American showrooms? Tell Lexus.
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    Lexus LF-Ch Concept - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Earlier this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we got our first glimpse at Lexus' LF-Ch, a five-door hatchback concept. The car is said to presage a premium hatchback model for Toyota's upscale line – but that model isn't likely ...

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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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    Geiger GTS: Crazy Germans modify Corvette ZR1
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    2009 Geiger GTS - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Geiger is back, and this time it's the vaunted Corvette ZR1 that gets the tuner touch. Dubbed the "Geiger GTS," this über ZR1 doesn't offer ridiculous power gains over its stock bruder, just some careful tweaks that net an additional ...

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    Frankfurt 2009 Wrap Up: We saw it all
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    2009 Frankfurt Motor Show – Click above for complete list of vehicles covered
    You're looking at a Porsche Panamera S with a trailer hitch. We're looking at an empty bottle of scotch and 11-hour plane rides. But never mind all that – what you really need to know is five hacks blogged ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept needs a shorter name
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    Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    And now for your viewing pleasure, we bring you these live shots of the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept (seriously, could Toyota have come up with a longer name?). Technically, the vehicle shown in our image ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Opel Astra makes its debut under the lights
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    2010 Opel Astra - Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, you've likely already seen official shots of the 2010 Opel Astra, both inside and out. Of course, catching a glimpse of a new shape under the harsh lighting of an auto show often brings a different point of view than the automaker's ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Kia Venga is nice... and a little Fiesta-riffic to our eyes
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    Kia Venga - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're going to ape the design of another automaker's product, it's best to choose one that's attractive. Therefore, we give Kia kudo points for making its Venga look something like a smoothed-over Ford Fiesta, a car we've gone on record ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz F-Cell rids the show floor of tailpipe emissions
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    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As promised, Mercedes-Benz trotted its hydrogen fuel cell-powered F-Cell in front of the crowds at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and we were on hand to snap off a series of images. It's easy to spot the B-Class sheetmetal and underpinnings ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: The Fraulein of Frankfurt
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    Frauleins of Frankfurt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yes, that's a Lamborghini in the picture above. We think. Could be a bar stool. digg_url = 'http://digg.com/people/Frankfurt_2009_The_Fraulein_of_Frankfurt'; As we do with every auto show, Autoblog is happy to present the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Meet the 2010 Citroen C3
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    2010 Citroen C3 - click above image for hi-res gallery
    It's really a shame we can't buy Citroens in America anymore. Main reason is the awesome C6. Second reason is that all the small Citroens we poked our heads into at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show had sticks. By comparison, more than half the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Peugeot BB1 Concept is messing with our minds
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    Peugeot BB1 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    You know what the problem with Smart cars is? Not tough enough! Regardless, meet the Peugeot BB1. Yes, it is the logical result of a one night stand between a Subaru SVX and a Peel 50. What are we talking about? We don't even know what ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Citroen DS3 looks good, needs a new name
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    2010 Citroen DS3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Seriously Citroen, what is up? We're all for premium small cars (think Mini Cooper, Audi A3) and pray nightly that more will start coming to our shores. But calling this C3-based hatchback a DS? For reals? Look, any new Citroen DS has ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Bring us the 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer
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    2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember this? "More wagons! More wagons!" Well, here's another. Meet the Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer. Salient facts: 325-horsepower turbocharged 2.8-liter V6, AWD, six-speed manual, eLSD torque vectoring and it's ...

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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: Brabus E V12 Black Baron is where light goes to die
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    Brabus E V12 Black Baron -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fancy yourself as a real-life Bruce Wayne with the financial wherewithal to match? Have we got a workaday sedan for you. German tunemeisters Brabus have just lifted the sheet off their new E V12 Black Baron sedan, although we ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes 180 mph before coming to the show [w/VIDEO]
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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS - click above image to watch the video
    "You don't go from A to B -- you drive around in circles." So says Andreas Preuninger Manager of High Performance Cars at Porsche. First -- YES -- we want his job. Second, our buddy JF took a video camera into the Porsche 911 GT3 RS ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Yes, that is a mirror-finish Audi R8 5.2 V10
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    Mirror-Finish Audi R8 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Oh how they laughed when we suggested chroming an Audi R8. Of course, our plan was to use a couple of rattle cans and a few rolls of blue tape to git er done. Right before screaming, "Hey y'all, watch this!" and launching the R8 off ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Marussia B2 breaks cover, B1 Hybrid shown in new colors
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    Marussia B2 and B1 Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we hear the phrase "Russian Supercar" we initially think of either a turbocharged tank or something made from wallpaper, powered by fictional hubris yet somehow still finished in mirrored chrome. Any of which would come with ...

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