To see the most interesting document at the Frankfurt Motor Show, one had to get a particular stool at Lotus then not sit down on it. Beneath a layer of glass was a page from Colin Chapman’s notebook from the summer of 1975 which contains many of his iconic quotes about Formula One cars. Some are simple, some are…
If you have a thousand Benjamins burning a hole in your pocket, may we recommend heading to your local Ford dealership? Ford has unveiled the track-prepped sibling to its Focus ST sports compact, the ST-R, with a price tag just under a hundred grand.
At least when Opel decided to join the herd of automakers building one- or two-seat monopod electric vehicles, they tweaked the formula just a bit. The Opel RAK e isn't just slow and small, but cheap as well.
Fiat is still milking the trend that Porsche figured out a long time ago: when it comes to sporty cars with image, people will pay a whole lot more to get a whole lot less.
British cars are now a lie. They're a fancy title meant to make us forget most of the famous marques are now owned by German, Chinese, Thai, American, Indian, and even Kuwaiti companies. But the obviously Porsche Cayenne-based Eterniti Hemera takes this deception to absurd new levels. Guten Tag, Mates!
This may look like nothing but a handful of redcurrant berries perfectly balanced by the buoyancy of seltzer water, but don’t be fooled.
The French upper crust once lived so luxuriously the masses decided to chop their heads off, perhaps hoping to find gold inside the aristocratic piñatas. Yet the dour, simple Germans have owned the luxury market. Can an MPV place the French back atop the throne of conspicuous consumption? Sadly, no, because it's just…
The original Audi A2 was a minicar ahead of its time, with an expensive aluminum body that couldn't pay off with better fuel savings. Now Audi's reviving the A2 for 2014, planning for better living through technology. Whatever happened to just driving carefully on your own?
What more perfect illustration can there be of the non-usefulness of the Smart EV than Smart's own Frankfurt Motor Show display with two cars designed to be the paddles in a giant game of Jumbotron Pong?
It seems we were just a few days premature with our question about the coolest car doors, thanks to Russian upstart Yo-Autos's Yo-Concept, whose doors Yo-slide out the back hatch of this plug-in hybrid. Yes, like caviar, Russian crazy has its own very special flavor.
It's an old playwriting trope that if you show a gun in the first act, it has to go off by the end. Note to Rolls-Royce: If you show off a 9-liter V-16 at an auto show, you have to let "Mr. Bean" turn it over. At least once.
The Concept One: it's good looking and technically promising, but three feet thick with hyperbole. Its builders say the electric supercar will have 1,088 hp, 2,802 lb-ft of torque and a theoretical top speed of eleventy trizillion (give or take). Count Von Koenigsegg, call the front desk.
Life must be hard for a high-visibility, successful, small-lineup automotive brand like Mini. Everyone loves your products, but there just aren't enough for people to buy! Our hearts bleed for you, Mini.
Don't ask when, or how much, but this is happening: Ford will build a hot-hatch version of the Fiesta under the ST line that will sport a 180-hp turbo engine. The hoon may be strong with this one.
What are these models arguing about? Probably the heat. Did I mention it was about 375 degrees F in that hall? It was so hot the models were getting cranky. But still, the Alfa Romeo 4C concept looked promising, even in its new silver-hued skin.
Leave it to Volvo's Swedish-Chinese overlords to pull an enigma into the Frankfurt Motor Show — a big luxury sedan called the Concept You that tells more about its carpets than its engine. Is Volvo turning into an upscale Ikea?
Would coverage of a modern motor show be complete without Toyota’s ever tantalizing FT-86? Impossible. Here, then, is the car in its latest state as a FT-86 II — colored red. It’s pretty and, of course, it’s still not real.
Turns out Europe's Photoshopping prognosticators didn't need to create a mockup of the upcoming Maserati SUV concept — the brand's first ever — from scratch. They could have simply dusted off an old Giugiaro design. Because that's what Maserati did — even giving it the same name of that 2003 SUV concept — the Kubang.