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We have finally counted them all in, and the final number of features Team A (Martin Persson and ”Mike”) did at this expo is around 30…! We are proud to have accomplished this, two days at this place is normally what it takes just to learn where everything is located. But we did it, and David @ SUPERIOR MEDIA has done a fine job of quickly uploading them so we can publish them for you. Here we go:
Get more VIP then ever with this world premiere, a two-door coupé of the phenomenal Phantom model. Is Johnny English going to be a better movie with this car having a lead part…?
Dont have much to say about this one, another generation of Porsche- and we all get older. The design though is not, and its pretty sharp; but is it growing towards an ”older” type of customer base? You decide…
We all know Alfa Romeo make beautiful cars, and we all know Frankfurt IAA is a real treat filled with beautiful women as well during the press days; but did we expect to be totally speechless about what they brought to the expo…? No, and I think it shows in the video as well.
One of the positive surprises of the expo was that Dacia brought a car which could compete for the ”highest HP” award. Athough far from its stock form, the ”Duster” which is a 850HP racecar to climb mountains like Pikes Peak, was a mean sight to behold.
They were supposed to be there, but after carefully studying our little map of the expo and looking around… Well, this is just confusing and should not be taken seriously. No Victor Muller on site!
As expected, nothing was more of a pain in the ass then to get clear acces to the worlds most (deservedly) posh brand Ferrari. Since we are going to do a special about it later this fall, we honestly didnt try harder then this; but if you are a fan of the prancing horse then check out the clip anyway!
Another splendid convertible making its world premiere and making rich peoples lives even more difficult; ”which one should I buy?!”. Oh the poor things, well all we can say which makes logical sense is that the new GTC is one of our favourites if its all about arriving in style and cruising around!
You know you will never ever be dissapointed looking at the perfection which is Aston Martin, but imagine seeing their brand new Italian-influenced Zagato concept and right away skipping over to their supercar the One-77? Well, thats what this clip has to offer so take a look…
If you liked the almost rude in eye-catching capabilities Cadillac concept, you will equally love what the German giant Mercedes brought with them to the expo. This Luxury concept oozes of science-fiction futuristic vibes and I doubt there is anyone that could match it in being 100% fabolous- not even Lady Gaga!
Another personal favourite now that we’ve had time to evaluate things, and I think the video made the concept some justice too- not going to win any awards for pure design… but as a concept and to demo what the Cadillac brand is all about; surely a winner!
A car they called ”ahead two generations” has a lot of hype to live up to, and we were not too impressed although we found some positive things to say about the front end of it. But could have been something ”more” right?
The brand new BMW M5 with its twin-turbo V8 engine did not dissapoint at all, in a way its more aggresive then ever- but still keeping us confused on how good they are still making it look so ”understated”. Check out the mental malfunction of combining Swedish with English to say ” B M W ” as well. 😉
Lamborghini was as expected quite a ”top dog” with their presence at Frankfurt, not is size; but in sheer candy for the visual sense. Make sure not to miss their special ”Lamborghini gridgirls” which this clip did capture some goodness of as well..
A very anticipated car and of the ”german giants” biggest releases at the expo. A car that is firmly sold with ephasis on the ”gull-wing” doors has lost them, and some unique for Mercedes misses in 100% quality. Strange?
One of my favorite cars now that the expo has kind of sunk in. Made some valid points on how added carbon goodness and all the other aggresive details finally made the R8 the supercar Audi wants to promote it as. You also get to see some of he interior of the very impressive hall they had built from scratch!
For all us big JDM-fans out there, this car had the most relevance to it as its almost being seen as a ”messiah” to rejuvinate our part of the car-world. Seeing it in person, lots of Lexus LFA but some remarks on the wheels and rear spoiler.