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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 looks fantastically fab
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    2010 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 - click above image for hi-res gallery
    While everybody and their brother likes the R8, there is a small, but vocal minority that's always thought coupe looked a little funny. Not "fugly" mind you, just a tad... off. We've heard the term "porpoise skull" bandied about. ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: World Premiere of the Volkswagen E-Up! Concept
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    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    While today might be the middle of September, 2009, Volkswagen is looking to the future. 2013 to be exact. That's when Chairman Martin Winterkorn says they'll be launching the E-Up!, an all-electric city specialist. The E-Up!'s ...

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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: Audi e-tron - 4 motors, 1 battery and 3,319 lb-ft of torque!
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    Audi e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Those with a passion for torque were disappointed when it became clear that Audi was unlikely to ever build a production version of the R8 V12 TDI that was shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Now the automaker has come back with a new ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 BMW 5 Series GT is almost schön in person
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    BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo took a whirl on the plinth and we have to admit it doesn't look the least bit absurd standing in person. We completely forgot to be offended at the fact we're being handed this instead of the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Bentley Mulsanne makes 752 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. 'Nuff said
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    2011 Bentley Muslanne - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    We warned you the specs would be "staggering." And really that's all you need to know. Fine, we'll tell you a little more. First of all, despite the gumption, it's not a diesel. The Mulsanne generates all that thrust barely off-idle ...

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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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    Frankfurt 2009: Ford Grand C-Max coming to North America in late 2011 [w/VIDEO]
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    Ford Grand C-Max - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Ford announced last year that it would build new global C-Segment cars in North America, it mentioned that a compact MPV would join our more traditional Focus models. With the introduction of the new seven-seat Grand C-Max at the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Ford unveils smallest EcoBoost engine yet at 1.6 liters
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - click above for a high res image gallery
    Ford's EcoBoost offensive is continuing at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week with the official launch of the third member of the family, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new engine joins the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 BMW X1 shows up
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    2010 BMW X1 - click above image for hi-res gallery
    While us Americans will probably never get the three- and/or five-door 1 Series, we will be getting the new BMW X1. Here's your pudding proof. For some this is a maddening reality. For others it's like music you dislike. Still, we were a bit ...

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    Officially Official: MINI Roadster Concept will join Coupe onstage in Frankfurt
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    MINI Roadster Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    MINI has officially revealed the Roadster Concept alongside the Coupe Concept we saw a couple of weeks ago, and like the rigid top version, the Roadster is a two-seater with a chopped roofline and tilted back windscreen. This is ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Audi S5 Sportback unveiled. No, you can't have this one, either.
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    Audi S5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're annoyed that the Audi A5 Sportback isn't going to be made available in the U.S., you might as well stop reading now, because this will probably be upsetting to you. Audi has just formally announced the S5 Sportback, which, as ...

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    Officially Official: Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder loses blades, gains lots of headroom
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    Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder - Click above for high-res gallery
    Audi has officially dropped the lid on the new R8 Spyder and and this time around it's opening fire with the big gun V10 engine. As we've already seen in previously leaked photos, the Spyder dispenses with the regular R8's trademark side ...

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    Officially Official: Lamborghini reveals Reventon Roadster
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    Lamborghini Reventon Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lamborghini has just released official imagery and details of its next masterpiece, the Reventon Roadster, ahead of its oficial debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Like its hardtop predecessor, the Roadster features stealth ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Toyota lets out the goods on new European Land Cruiser
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    2010 Toyota Land Cruiser - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Like anyone else who's been around for 60 years, the Toyota Land Cruiser has put on weight and girth over the years. Also like some 60 year-olds we've met, the big Toyota has just gone under the knife for cosmetic upgrades and hit ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-liter concept, 158 mpg (US) tandem 2-seater
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    Ono of the numerous cars that will be shown by Volkswagen this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show is the latest edition of the 1-liter concept. The name represents the amount of fuel it takes the vehicle to travel 100 km (62 miles) and nominally equates to 235 mpg. In this case, based on the ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: More on Toyota's new lithium-ion Plug-in Prius
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    Toyota Prius PHEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's new generation plug-in hybrid Prius will be shown for the first time next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and now we've got some new images and details. As expected, the PHEV Prius will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery ...

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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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