Automotive

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap-up

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap...
Gizmag's 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap-up
Gizmag's 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap-up
View 210 Images
Ford plans to launch an upscale Vignale model by 2015
1/210
Ford plans to launch an upscale Vignale model by 2015
The Renault Twizy Sport F1 one-seater
2/210
The Renault Twizy Sport F1 one-seater
Intended as a 185 mph (298 km/h) test bed for electric drivetrain technologies, Nissan calls its ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Race Car) the world’s fastest electric racing car
3/210
Intended as a 185 mph (298 km/h) test bed for electric drivetrain technologies, Nissan calls its ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Race Car) the world’s fastest electric racing car
The Rolls Royce Wraith was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year but still turned heads in Frankfurt
4/210
The Rolls Royce Wraith was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year but still turned heads in Frankfurt
The Mondeo Vignale Concept features a Sync connectivity system with MyFord Touch
5/210
The Mondeo Vignale Concept features a Sync connectivity system with MyFord Touch
Ford showed the Mondeo Vignale in sedan and wagon designs
6/210
Ford showed the Mondeo Vignale in sedan and wagon designs
Europeans will soon enjoy a more upscale Ford
7/210
Europeans will soon enjoy a more upscale Ford
The Rolls Royce Wraith goes from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.4 seconds
8/210
The Rolls Royce Wraith goes from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.4 seconds
The Rolls Royce Wraith is the most powerful Rolls to date with its V12 generating 624 hp (465 kW) and 800 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm
9/210
The Rolls Royce Wraith is the most powerful Rolls to date with its V12 generating 624 hp (465 kW) and 800 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm
BMW Motorrad S1000 RR
10/210
BMW Motorrad S1000 RR
The Wiesmann makes safety certification look interesting
11/210
The Wiesmann makes safety certification look interesting
TUV catches our attention with its outdoor Wiesmann display
12/210
TUV catches our attention with its outdoor Wiesmann display
TUV catches our attention with its outdoor Wiesmann display
13/210
TUV catches our attention with its outdoor Wiesmann display
Mansory two ways
14/210
Mansory two ways
Mansory vehicle display at IAA 2013
15/210
Mansory vehicle display at IAA 2013
Even more extreme than your average Mansory tune
16/210
Even more extreme than your average Mansory tune
Mansory gets military
17/210
Mansory gets military
The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is an extreme SLS package with extra performance
18/210
The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is an extreme SLS package with extra performance
The 622-hp SLS AMG Black Series debuted last fall
19/210
The 622-hp SLS AMG Black Series debuted last fall
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series opens its gullwings
20/210
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series opens its gullwings
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
21/210
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
22/210
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
23/210
Radical Sportscars at IAA 2013
Webasto shows off its soft-top technology on the Jaguar F-Type
24/210
Webasto shows off its soft-top technology on the Jaguar F-Type
Webasto shows off its soft-top technology on the Jaguar F-Type
25/210
Webasto shows off its soft-top technology on the Jaguar F-Type
Unveiled in 2011 ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, the Renault CAPTUR crossover concept is powered by the Energy dCi 160 twin-turbo engine concept
26/210
Unveiled in 2011 ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, the Renault CAPTUR crossover concept is powered by the Energy dCi 160 twin-turbo engine concept
The CAPTUR concept’s Energy dCi 160 twin-turbo produces 118 kW (160 hp) from a capacity of 1.6 liters – which equates to a specific power output of 100 hp per liter
27/210
The CAPTUR concept’s Energy dCi 160 twin-turbo produces 118 kW (160 hp) from a capacity of 1.6 liters – which equates to a specific power output of 100 hp per liter
Renault’s CAPTUR concept sits upon oversized tires fitted to 22-inch black and white rims
28/210
Renault’s CAPTUR concept sits upon oversized tires fitted to 22-inch black and white rims
The Renault CAPTUR concept’s front seats are attached to the center console to give the impression of being suspended in mid air
29/210
The Renault CAPTUR concept’s front seats are attached to the center console to give the impression of being suspended in mid air
Renault once again rolled out the DeZir that was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show
30/210
Renault once again rolled out the DeZir that was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show
The DeZir from Renault’s Z.E. range of electric vehicles goes from 0-50 km/h (31 mph) in 2 seconds and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds
31/210
The DeZir from Renault’s Z.E. range of electric vehicles goes from 0-50 km/h (31 mph) in 2 seconds and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds
The DeZir’s left- and right-side gull-wing doors open in opposite directions – apparently to symbolize a “yin and yang-style amorous harmony”
32/210
The DeZir’s left- and right-side gull-wing doors open in opposite directions – apparently to symbolize a “yin and yang-style amorous harmony”
The DeZir interior features white leather upholstery and trimming for the dashboard, floor and one-piece, two-seater front benchseat, along with a red lacquered finish for the console and accessories
33/210
The DeZir interior features white leather upholstery and trimming for the dashboard, floor and one-piece, two-seater front benchseat, along with a red lacquered finish for the console and accessories
TRW showcases its automotive components in a transparent ''car''
34/210
TRW showcases its automotive components in a transparent ''car''
TRW showcases its automotive components in a transparent ''car''
35/210
TRW showcases its automotive components in a transparent ''car''
Originally displayed as a concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot RCZ R made its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July this year
36/210
Originally displayed as a concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot RCZ R made its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July this year
Peugeot calls the RCZ R its most powerful street car ever, with its 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 270 hp
37/210
Peugeot calls the RCZ R its most powerful street car ever, with its 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 270 hp
Peugeot’s Onyx hybrid supercar concept that debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show features carbon fiber body panels along with sides each made from a single piece of copper
38/210
Peugeot’s Onyx hybrid supercar concept that debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show features carbon fiber body panels along with sides each made from a single piece of copper
The copper side panels of the Peugeot Onyx concept are intended to change in appearance over time from oxidation
39/210
The copper side panels of the Peugeot Onyx concept are intended to change in appearance over time from oxidation
The Onyx concept is powered by a 3.7-liter V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine that is bolted to its carbon fiber shell
40/210
The Onyx concept is powered by a 3.7-liter V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine that is bolted to its carbon fiber shell
When the doors are opened, the outer copper skin separates from the door inner panel and moves laterally by a few centimeters before pivoting around its axis of rotation
41/210
When the doors are opened, the outer copper skin separates from the door inner panel and moves laterally by a few centimeters before pivoting around its axis of rotation
The Ferrari 458 Speciale weighs in under 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg)
42/210
The Ferrari 458 Speciale weighs in under 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg)
The 458 Speciale runs the 0-62 mph in a flat 3 seconds
43/210
The 458 Speciale runs the 0-62 mph in a flat 3 seconds
Ferrari's most powerful V8 road car ever
44/210
Ferrari's most powerful V8 road car ever
The 458 Speciale has an upgraded, 596-hp V8 engine
45/210
The 458 Speciale has an upgraded, 596-hp V8 engine
The Fiat 500L Trekking
46/210
The Fiat 500L Trekking
The Fiat 500L Trekking
47/210
The Fiat 500L Trekking
Brabus tunes the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 up to 700 hp
48/210
Brabus tunes the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 up to 700 hp
The Brabus B63S 700 6x6 gets extra power, a body tune and an upgraded interior
49/210
The Brabus B63S 700 6x6 gets extra power, a body tune and an upgraded interior
The six-wheeler rolls to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds
50/210
The six-wheeler rolls to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds
The double set of rear tires sets the Brabus B63S 6x6 apart from the others
51/210
The double set of rear tires sets the Brabus B63S 6x6 apart from the others
The Exagon Furtive-eGT is an electric-drive supercar
52/210
The Exagon Furtive-eGT is an electric-drive supercar
The Furtive-eGT's 0 to 62 mph: 3.5 seconds
53/210
The Furtive-eGT's 0 to 62 mph: 3.5 seconds
The Furtive-eGT's top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph)
54/210
The Furtive-eGT's top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph)
Helite specializes in wearable air bag protection technology
55/210
Helite specializes in wearable air bag protection technology
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the production version of Volkswagen’s plug-in diesel electric hybrid XL1
56/210
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the production version of Volkswagen’s plug-in diesel electric hybrid XL1
The X1’s tandem seating arrangement restricts luggage space but there’s still enough room for the groceries
57/210
The X1’s tandem seating arrangement restricts luggage space but there’s still enough room for the groceries
Rear wheel covers help the XL1 achieve a drag coefficient under 0.19
58/210
Rear wheel covers help the XL1 achieve a drag coefficient under 0.19
With initial production limited to 250 units and availability limited to Europe, the XL1 will start at €111,000 (US$147,000)
59/210
With initial production limited to 250 units and availability limited to Europe, the XL1 will start at €111,000 (US$147,000)
Honda will build the Civic Tourer at its UK manufacturing facility and will launch the vehicle in Europe from early 2014
60/210
Honda will build the Civic Tourer at its UK manufacturing facility and will launch the vehicle in Europe from early 2014
The European-designed and developed Honda Civic Tourer was publicly revealed for the first time in Frankfurt
61/210
The European-designed and developed Honda Civic Tourer was publicly revealed for the first time in Frankfurt
The Civic Tourer will be offered with Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine that outputs 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque with Honda claiming CO₂ emissions of just 99g/km
62/210
The Civic Tourer will be offered with Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine that outputs 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque with Honda claiming CO₂ emissions of just 99g/km
The new Honda Civic Tourer boasts a trunk volume of 624 liters with the rear seats up
63/210
The new Honda Civic Tourer boasts a trunk volume of 624 liters with the rear seats up
Fresh off the Hungarian production line, Suzuki’s new SX-4 S-Cross was on show in Frankfurt
64/210
Fresh off the Hungarian production line, Suzuki’s new SX-4 S-Cross was on show in Frankfurt
Suzuki aims to produce 100,000 SX-4 S-Cross vehicles in the coming year, with the vehicle available in Europe, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America
65/210
Suzuki aims to produce 100,000 SX-4 S-Cross vehicles in the coming year, with the vehicle available in Europe, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America
The Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross is powered by a 1.6-liter petrol/diesel engine and features Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4-wheel Drive technology
66/210
The Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross is powered by a 1.6-liter petrol/diesel engine and features Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4-wheel Drive technology
The Jean Bugatti Legend Edition is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine generating 1,184 bhp
67/210
The Jean Bugatti Legend Edition is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine generating 1,184 bhp
The body of the Jean Bugatti Legend Edition is constructed from clear-coated carbon fiber, with the horseshoe grille and EB logos on the steering wheel and rear made from platinum
68/210
The body of the Jean Bugatti Legend Edition is constructed from clear-coated carbon fiber, with the horseshoe grille and EB logos on the steering wheel and rear made from platinum
Only three Jean Bugatti Legend Edition Veyrons will be built, with each carrying a price tag of €2.28 million (US$3 million)
69/210
Only three Jean Bugatti Legend Edition Veyrons will be built, with each carrying a price tag of €2.28 million (US$3 million)
Lamborghini’s new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse was presented for the first time in Frankfurt and is intended to bring the motorsport thrills to the street-legal world
70/210
Lamborghini’s new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse was presented for the first time in Frankfurt and is intended to bring the motorsport thrills to the street-legal world
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo and will be limited to 50 units priced at €191,100 (US$254,000), plus tax
71/210
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo and will be limited to 50 units priced at €191,100 (US$254,000), plus tax
Powered by a V10 engine generating 570 hp, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse goes from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and from 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.4 seconds
72/210
Powered by a V10 engine generating 570 hp, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse goes from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and from 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.4 seconds
The interior is an exercise in sporty minimalism, with carbon fiber center console cover, racing seats and door panels and Alcantara on the underside of the dashboard, the central panel of the sat cushion and the backrest
73/210
The interior is an exercise in sporty minimalism, with carbon fiber center console cover, racing seats and door panels and Alcantara on the underside of the dashboard, the central panel of the sat cushion and the backrest
Custom Lamborghini Murcielago styled bike
74/210
Custom Lamborghini Murcielago styled bike
Custom Wolf ''Porsche'' bike
75/210
Custom Wolf ''Porsche'' bike
The Nissan ZEOD RC uses the same lithium battery technology used in the more sedate Nissan LEAF
76/210
The Nissan ZEOD RC uses the same lithium battery technology used in the more sedate Nissan LEAF
The Nissan ZEOD RC will take to the race track for the first time at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans having been awarded a “Garage 56” entry that showcases new and innovative technology
77/210
The Nissan ZEOD RC will take to the race track for the first time at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans having been awarded a “Garage 56” entry that showcases new and innovative technology
Renault Twizy Sport F1
78/210
Renault Twizy Sport F1
Co-designed by Renault Sport and Spark Racing Technology
79/210
Co-designed by Renault Sport and Spark Racing Technology
The Spark-Renault e-racer uses a 270-hp motor
80/210
The Spark-Renault e-racer uses a 270-hp motor
Both driver and battery pack get their own survival cells
81/210
Both driver and battery pack get their own survival cells
Gizmag's 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap-up
82/210
Gizmag's 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show wrap-up
83/210
84/210
85/210
86/210
87/210
88/210
89/210
90/210
91/210
92/210
93/210
94/210
95/210
96/210
97/210
98/210
99/210
100/210
101/210
102/210
103/210
104/210
105/210
106/210
107/210
108/210
109/210
110/210
111/210
112/210
113/210
114/210
115/210
116/210
117/210
118/210
119/210
120/210
121/210
122/210
123/210
124/210
125/210
126/210
127/210
128/210
129/210
130/210
131/210
132/210
133/210
134/210
135/210
136/210
137/210
138/210
139/210
140/210
141/210
142/210
143/210
144/210
145/210
146/210
147/210
148/210
149/210
150/210
151/210
152/210
153/210
154/210
155/210
156/210
157/210
158/210
159/210
160/210
161/210
162/210
163/210
164/210
165/210
166/210
167/210
168/210
169/210
170/210
171/210
172/210
173/210
174/210
175/210
176/210
177/210
178/210
179/210
180/210
181/210
182/210
183/210
184/210
185/210
186/210
187/210
188/210
189/210
190/210
191/210
192/210
193/210
194/210
195/210
196/210
197/210
198/210
199/210
200/210
201/210
202/210
203/210
204/210
205/210
206/210
207/210
208/210
209/210
210/210
View gallery - 210 images

We've been treated to some bold concepts and big reveals like the Porsche 918 Spyder and BMW i8 at this year's Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (aka Frankfurt Motor Show). Now after dashing through downpours and dodging crowds in the multiple halls at Messe Frankfurt, it's time to round-off our coverage of this automotive hardware spectacular with a look at some of our other favorites from the around show floor.

While this is essentially a photo tour of the show, some of the vehicles in our gallery deserve an extra mention.

Brabus B63S 700 6x6

Brabus tunes the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 up to 700 hp
Brabus tunes the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 up to 700 hp

The already beastly Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 got a little more aggressive at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Tuning shop Brabus added carbon fiber and chrome body work to the six-wheeler's exterior and fiery red Mastik leather/Alcantara trim inside. More importantly, it juiced the Biturbo V8 engine up more than 150 horses with a kit that includes beefier dual turbos, high-performance metal catalsts and stainless steel sport exhaust. The 700-hp B63S runs to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds ... not bad for a 4-ton apocalypse rover.

Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept

Ford plans to launch an upscale Vignale model by 2015
Ford plans to launch an upscale Vignale model by 2015

Ford previewed a move upmarket with the Mondeo Vignale Concept. The concept revives the old Vignale coachbuilder badge for what Ford calls a ''unique upscale product and ownership experience'' for the European market, where it doesn't sell Lincoln-brand models.

"Vignale will offer the highest expression of the Ford brand in Europe from a product and from an ownership experience perspective," says Stephen Odell, Ford’s president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept showcases the features that customers tell us they want in terms of styling and quality, advanced technology and exclusivity."

Ford plans to launch the Vignale by 2015, and the Mondeo Vignale Concept provides a look at what buyers can expect. It is shown as both a four-door saloon and wagon, featuring quilted trim, chrome highlights, and the Ford Sync with MyFord Touch connectivity system.

Spark-Renault SRT_01E

The Spark-Renault e-racer uses a 270-hp motor
The Spark-Renault e-racer uses a 270-hp motor

Renault plans to enter next year's FIA Formula E Championship. On its way toward that goal, it debuted the Spark-Renault SRT_01E electric racer before the world in Frankfurt. The electric one-seater's rear wheels draw power from a 270-hp electric motor. Regulations call for limiting that full output to "push to pass" overtaking during races, maintaining a regular maximum of 180 hp.

“We were enthusiastic about this project right from the start because it gave us a chance to explore new paths," says François Champod, motorsport technical director at Renault Sport Technologies and Formula E coordinator. "No-one had ever designed an electric single-seater with this kind of performance, manufactured in short production runs and developed according to a tight deadline. We factored in a number of constraints, including mass, safety and thermics. Harnessing the complementary skills of the consortium members, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E is an excellent synthesis of current knowledge. We are sure that it will prove to be a stand-out single-seater in motorsport history.”

The SRT_01E will get to prove itself starting in September 2014.

Head on to the gallery to check out the rest of our favorites from the show.

View gallery - 210 images
0 comments
There are no comments. Be the first!