Another wild, weird, and mostly wunderbar day in Frankfurt, and another blitz of all the models that matter. If you missed our Day One coverage — head here or feast your eyes on our Day Two rundown below.
What you may have missed: Perhaps our favorite car of the show — and that's one diplomatic "perhaps" — the MX-5 Superlight is 2000 pounds of fun. And that's a ton. It makes us smile this big.
More information: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Says Good Morning From Frankfurt!
What you may have missed: It's apparently constructed entirely of ducts and cutlines, it'll supposedly have Cosworth power, and it's definitely one wicked-looking Russian. Do-min-i-on!
More information: Marussia B2: Russia's Second Super Car
Gallery: Marussia B2: Live Photos
What you may have missed: The 911 GT3 RS is track-ready, street-legal, 450 HP and magnificent.
More information: Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Mega-Gallery
What you may have missed: It's an electric Trabi. Oh. God. Oh, my God! Really? Well, check back here every hour or so to see if it's on fire yet.
More information: New Trabant Determined To Kill Electric Car Industry Before It Starts
What you may have missed: It's a track-day Elise that comes in Old English White, Elite Yellow, Carbon Grey and Sky Blue. Pretty, and that's pretty much it.
More information: Lotus Elise Club Racer: Classic Colors For The Modern Man
Gallery: Lotus Elise Club Racer: Live Photos
What you may have missed: It's a half-scooter half-minicar, if you believe Peugot. If you believe us, it's a neotonized Smart.
More information: Peugeot BB1 Concept: Tiny Flying Fetus Still Crazy-Looking
Gallery: Peugeot BB1 Concept: Live Photos
What you may have missed: Since we don't get the Scirrocco, we get an edgy Golf with a direct-injected turbo four driving all the wheels, which really looks all kinds of not too bad.
More information: 2010 Volkswagen Golf R: The Scirocco R For America
Gallery: Volkswagen Golf R: Live Photos
What you may have missed: It's basically a trim package on top of a car that's basically a well-priced trim package. Nice, though not as good a value.
More information: VW Passat CC R-Line: An Audi A4 S-Line For The People
Gallery: VW Passat CC R-Line: Live Photos
What you may have missed: How many ways can we say we're upset that we're not getting this? Here's another- We want a torque-vectored hatch with the supercharged S4 motor, and not getting it makes us upset.
More information: 2010 Audi S5 Sportback: Forbidden Fruit Gets Faster
Gallery: 2010 Audi S5 Sportback: Live Photos
2010 Dodge Caliber Interior
What you may have missed: Yes, the interior. It seems that one of the world's worst cars is now not quite as excruciatingly bad, although their spokesmodel looks like she'd rather be in the electric Trabi.
More information: 2010 Dodge Caliber Interior: Better By Default
What you may have missed: The iconic and ancient 6¾-litre V8 lives on in the Mulsanne, where it provides 752 ft-lbs of torque. That's almost enough to move the burgeoning history and tradition of the entire marque, but we still want a turbo so we can finally use our "Spool, Brittania" headline.
More information: Bentley Mulsanne: The V8-Powered Grand Bentley
Gallery: Bentley Mulsanne: Live Photos
What you may have missed: Liberté, Equalité, Idiosyncrasie! It's a premium sports coupé with 200 chevaux and the ineffable, undefinable power of Frenchness! It will need it all, since it comes from the country where they manger les chevaux.
More information: Peugeot RCZ: Is France's TT-Fighter French Enough?
Gallery: Peugeot RCZ: Live Photos