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 over 60 posts and approximately ninety-billion photos in two days.

Why so many cars? We're thinking that the OEMs had a ton of new metal lined-up pre-Great Recession then got spooked by the economic meltdown. Frankfurt proved to be a dumping ground for all the new stuff – or at least it felt that way. But hey, what's better than new cars? For us and you, not a whole lot. Follow the jump for a list of every car we covered in Frankfurt and discover exactly how we felt walking back to the hotel after being (almost) forcibly removed from the media room. At least you can't accuse us of not trying. Also let us know what you think of Best of Show was in the comments. Auf wiedersehen, Germany!

Discovered behind the Smart tent at the Messe. No, we have no idea either...

Aston Martin Rapide
2010 Audi A3 3.0 TDI
Audi A5 Sportback
Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder
Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde
Bentley Continental GTC Series 51
Bentley Mulsanne
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW 5 Series GT

BMW 7 Series Active Hybrid
Brabus E V12 Black Baron
2010 Citroen C3
2010 Citroen DS3
Ferrari 458 Italia
Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari
Fiat Punto Evo
Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max
Hyundai Tucson ix35
Kia c'eed
Kia Venga
Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige 260 Cup
Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racer

Mansory Cyrus
Mansory Vitesse Rose
Marrusia B2
Maserati GranCabrio
Melkus RS2000
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Opel Astra
2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer
Peugeot RCZ
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 Sport Classic
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Renault Twizy, Zoe, Kangoo and Fluence EV Concepts
Reva NXG
Rolls-Royce Ghost
2010 Saab 9-5
Volkswagen CC R-line
Volkswagen Golf R20
Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive
2010 Volvo C30
2010 Volvo C70
Wiesmann MF5 Roadster


Audi e-tron
Mirror-finish Audi R8 5.2 V10
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
Citroen REVOLTe
Hyundai ix-Metro
Lexus LF-Ch
Mazda MX-5 Superlight
Mercedes-Benz F-Cell
Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-in Hybrid concept
Mini Coupe and Roadster Concepts
Peugeot BB1 Concept
Seat IBZ Concept
Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept
Volkswagen E-Up! Concept

The Fraulein of Frankfurt
Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes 180 mph on way to Frankfurt
Benltey Mulsanne makes 505 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque
Ford introduces 1.6-liter EcoBoost
New Ford C-segment platform will spawn 10 models

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