The Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 is the only place where auto top concept are unveiled to the world car public. From the BMWs to the Ferraris – they first see the light of the press at Frankfurt Auto Show. To get the jump on their competition, most carmakers show their cards before the Frankfurt Motor Show even kicks off. To show you what is going to be hot at this 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, here are the top 10 amazing cars that will be shown at one of the greatest auto shows on the planet.
Mini Coupe Concept
We begin our showcase from the Mini Cooper Coupe concept. Mini Cooper brand celebrated it’s 50th anniversary recently with the revelation of the new concept. This stylish upgrade to the speedy Mini included a 1.6L turbocharged engine capable of 211 horsepower– more than enough for a speedy little devil not packing a lot of weight. The Mini is due for a production upgrade, so if this concept sees the factory it’ll make Mini fans and new prospective buyers quite fulfilled.
2010 Peugeot RCZ
The new 2010 Peugeot RCZ looks incredibly close to the original Peugeot 308 RCZ Concept. The swoopy French Audi TT-fighting coupe will be officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2010 Peugeot RCZ proves that you don’t need to be a millionaire to look sexy. The new Peugeot RCZ has the styling of a supercar with the sensible gas-sipping engine of an Asian import. The new RCZ will be powered by a trio of engines.
You may have noticed a common element to the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show– all the top luxury and performance automakers are chopping their tops off. Maserati is amongst the forefront of this trend, showing off their new Maserati GranCabrio long before the other automakers showed their own cards. The Maserati GranCabrio will be powered by the 4.7-liter 433-hp V8 from the GranTurismo S, bypassing the base 4.2-liter unit and mating it to the highly-rated ZF six-speed automatic. Pricing and availability details are still on the low, but we can’t imagine picking up the keys to one of these for less than $200k.
Brabus SV12 R BiTurbo 750 Mercedes S Class
This list would not be complete without Germany’s Mercedes greatest tuner – Brabus. They will introduce its latest Mercedes upgrade, the Brabus SV12 R BiTurbo 750 Mercedes S Class at Frankfurt 2009. It’s hard to imagine, but this tuned up Mercedes squeezes a full 750 horsepower out of the S Class, giving this legitimate supercar a top end of 211 mph.
Mercedes SLS AMG
It’s about time Mercedes renewed their passion for gullwing glory. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes will be showing off their new Mercedes SLS AMG, a gullwing roadster with all the muscle and magnificence you can pack into a two-door sports car. The new SLS AMG has a 563HP , 6.3L V8 under its hood, getting this SLS AMG to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top end of 197mph.
2010 Rolls Royce Ghost
Rolls Royce has a greatl offering for Frankfurt this year. The 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost continues the mark’s focus on both luxury and performance in one royal product. The new Rolls Royce Ghost is powered by a 563HP, 6.6L V12 engine capable of a modest 4.7 second liftoff to 60mph, but is geared toward high performance on the high end. You can drive one of these out of the showroom for less than $250k. Worth it? Just ask any Rolls Royce owner.
Audi R8 Spider Convertible
Audi will be showing off it’s own topless beauty at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. The Audi R8 Spider Convertible is all business under the hood, but it’s top side is nothing but party. A supercar in its own light, this V10-powered R8 is competitive on the track, with a full 525HP and a screaming speed pushing 200mph.
Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
One of the world’s most expensive automobiles will go convertible at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. The Lamborghini Reventon Roadster will be officially revealed to show goers in Frankfurt, the first in-the-flesh showoff since this roadster was teased many weeks ago. This new Lamborghini Reventon will be powered by a 650HP V12 engine, capable of breaking speeds of 211 MPH on the top end, making its way to 60 in just shy of 3.4 seconds. Like it’s hard top version, the Lamborghini Reventon Roadster is pricey as hell– costing $1.75 million to the buyers of the 20 of these Lambo’s that will see production.
Audi E-Tron Electric Car Concept
Audi couldn’t leave well enough alone, not being satisfied to simply release a bad ass convertible R8 at Frankfurt 2009. They had to up the sexy stakes with an R8-inspired electric car concept called the Audi E-Tron. While little is known about the new Audi E-Tron just yet, just the lovely rendering you’ve seen here. While the word “supercar” has been attached to it, we’re waiting patiently for the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 when Audi really proves what kind of electric muscle the e-Tron has under its hood.
BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept
The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbodiesel engine. This concept car includes sport car performance and eco-friendly attitude. This new BMW concept will produce a total 356 hp between its engine and 2 electric motors – enough to push this beast to 62mph in 4.8 sec while scoring 62.6 mpg (U.S.) on the E.U. combined test cycle. Adding fuel to recent reports that BMW would not continue developing the two-mode hybrid system that will debut soon in the X6, the concept uses a new strong hybrid system. This concept is sure to be a big hit at Frankfurt Motor Show 2009.
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