Audi's $20 Million Frankfurt Auto Show Stand: By The Numbers

Audi's stand at the Frankfurt Auto Show resembled a small city and likely cost over $20 million. The newly energized art team at CarandDriver's broken it down for this info-porn graphic. Only thing missing? Pounds of white sausage served. [CarandDriver] » 12/30/09 4:00pm 12/30/09 4:00pm

Renault Kagoo ZE: You Guessed It, Another Electric

Memo to Renault: Everyone at car shows stops caring after your second electric car. Example? Your Renault Kangoo ZE. Yes, we know ya worked hard on them all, but save some for later. Also, turn on the lights. » 9/18/09 8:15am 9/18/09 8:15am

Citroen Revolte Concept: Insert Hackneyed Horrible Name Joke Here

Everyone else is reimagining their beloved older cars, and now Citroen has jumped on the bandwagon. It's too bad they didn't realize part of the appeal of the 2CV was that it didn't look like futuristic swine. » 9/17/09 6:30pm 9/17/09 6:30pm

Volkswagen E-Up! Concept: Enjoy The Silence

What we thought was an electric minivan is in fact a quiet little "3+1" city car. What we believed to be an 82-horsepower zero emissions concept was just that. Volkswagen says it's the Beetle of the future; we're thinking Polo. » 9/17/09 6:15pm 9/17/09 6:15pm

Renault Fluence ZE Electric Concept: We Surrender!

We get it Renault, we really do. You're "green," you're "eco-friendly," just please, never four electric cars at one show ever again. Even if this particular example, the Renault Fluence ZE, is actually attractive. » 9/17/09 5:30pm 9/17/09 5:30pm

Ford C-Max: Not-So-US-Bound

Unlike the 2012 Grand C-Max, its smaller brother, the new five-passenger Ford Focus-based C-Max has no plans for storming the US market. This one does however look cooler, especially when dressed in this fashionable shade of Ford Fiesta green. » 9/17/09 1:30pm 9/17/09 1:30pm

Renault Twizy Concept Still Has Those Square Wheels

Not content to bring just the kinda-weird Renault Zeo ZE concept, the crazy Frenchmen went bonkers with the crazy square-wheeled Renault Twizy ZE electric concept. It's almost weirder than the Peugeot BB1. Almost. » 9/17/09 12:00pm 9/17/09 12:00pm

Renault Zoe ZE Concept, So French It Was Developed With L'Oreal

The Renault Zoe ZE is yet another — shock-of-shocks — electric car concept making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But, this is the first we've seen to infuse the cabin air with L'Oreal skin moisturizer. How very French. » 9/17/09 9:00am 9/17/09 9:00am

2010 Audi S5 Sportback: Forbidden Fruit Gets Faster

Not only is the Audi A5 Sportback not coming to the U.S., but as we heart-breakingly told you Monday night, neither is the more powerful Audi S5 Sportback. Cry with us below. » 9/16/09 3:00pm 9/16/09 3:00pm

Peugeot BB1 Concept: Tiny Flying Fetus Still Crazy-Looking

The questionably-styled 20 HP four-passenger Peugeot BB1 concept has hit the Frankfurt Motor Show floor and it continues to confuse us. Is the mobile mystery-machine cool? Maybe. Attractive? Not unless you like driving a flying fetus. » 9/16/09 12:20pm 9/16/09 12:20pm

New Trabant Determined To Kill Electric Car Industry Before It Starts

Let's get this straight. A toy carmaker that's never made a real car plans to mass-produce an electric — something no automaker's successfully done — branded as a Trabant, the world-wide symbol of Communist-era crap-cars. Oh yes, this'll end well. » 9/16/09 9:30am 9/16/09 9:30am

Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Mega-Gallery

In case the Porsche 911 GT3 RS's on-track video wasn't enough for you, we've gone and put together a full-on mega-gallery of the caged, stripped, obnoxiously awesome new 911 straight from the Frankfurt Motor Show. You can thank us later. » 9/16/09 8:00am 9/16/09 8:00am

Marussia B2: Russia's Second Super Car

What happens when newly-monied Russians design a super car? You get the successor to the first Russian super car, the B1. It's the Marussia B2 and it's got looks to shame a Ferrari Enzo and, supposedly, a 420HP Cosworth mill. » 9/16/09 7:15am 9/16/09 7:15am

Mazda MX-5 Superlight Says Good Morning From Frankfurt!

Our darling of the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mazda MX-5 Superlight, showed up wearing a stripped-down body, a cool speedster look and a huge Cheshire grin. Seriously, this little guy looks like Pokemon come to life. We love it. » 9/16/09 6:15am 9/16/09 6:15am

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible: Now With 500 Toupeé-Dislodging…

One might think debuting the 450HP Porsche 911 GT3 RS was enough displayed power for one day, but the Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible also showed up to the Frankfurt party, packing an all-new 500 HP 3.8-liter flat six. » 9/15/09 4:30pm 9/15/09 4:30pm

BMW X1 Debuts With Abundant Skiing Tchotchkes

The accessories convey the subtle message assuring everyone knows BMWs are still for a certain class of people as this BMW X1 made its formal debut fully kitted-out for a weekend skiing in the Alps. » 9/15/09 4:00pm 9/15/09 4:00pm

Hamann BMW X6 Tycoon EVO: Tuning In The Bad Taste

Okay, the Hamann BMW X6 Tycoon EVO does have 501 HP, carbon fiber body work and aggressive tires, but it's also a poster child for everything tasteless and tacky about aftermarket tuners. Zebra stripes? Really? » 9/15/09 2:45pm 9/15/09 2:45pm

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Intro Video Is Pure Car Pr0n

Do yourself a huge favor and watch this video of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS with headphones on. It will make your day, you'll probably immediately head for the classifieds to see if there are any deals on 911s. » 9/15/09 1:45pm 9/15/09 1:45pm

Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder Drops The Top, Side Blades

Do you like the V10-powered Audi R8 5.2 FSI but want something with a drop top? Good news! The Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder gets a power-folding soft top, and a whopping 476 lbs of extra heft to haul around. » 9/15/09 12:45pm 9/15/09 12:45pm

Porsche Planning Electric-Powered Sports Car

Porsche's fancy new President and CEO Michael Macht, speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, stated the performance brand is developing hybrid and electric powertrains for sports cars. However, current batteries aren't "sufficient to meet Porsche's strict requirements." Press release below. » 9/15/09 10:30am 9/15/09 10:30am