Tag Archives: Frankfurt Auto Show

Brabus has created 888-horsepower rockets

Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are rated at 900 metric horsepower, which is 888 hp here in the...

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Brabus brought 888-horsepower rockets to Frankfurt auto show

Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are rated at 900 metric horsepower, which is 888 hp here in the...

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VW Group’s fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group's Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn't just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that's closer to the version that will start testing on public roads in 2021...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG's Project One was easily the show stopper. It's very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you're looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also have the...

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GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another company is doing something similar. GKN Driveline, a leading supplier of automotive drivelines and technologies, introduced the "eTwinsterX" at the Frankfurt auto show. The eTwinsterX...

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Production Porsche Mission E to be priced like Panamera

Now that Porsche has ushered the 2019 Cayenne out into the world, it will be dedicating most of its resources to its next major launch: the production version of the Mission E electric sedan. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, was kind enough to provide a little bit of insight into Porsche's first all-electric car at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and we now...

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Samsung SDI’s latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact...

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Lamborghini Urus will be fastest SUV around Nürburgring, top 187 mph

The biggest bull from Lamborghini will ride around the Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any SUV before it and top 187 mph. Lamborghini research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani made those claims Wednesday at the Frankfurt auto show ahead of the SUV's global debut later this year. "Our SUV will achieve more than 300 kph (187 mph)...

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More details on Audi Sport’s electric car plans

Only in August, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann let slip that the Audi go-fast division was working on an electric car. He didn't reveal much, saying only that the first Audi Sport electric car would be a "coupe-ish sedan" or "coupe-ish SUV," and that it would hit the market in 2020 or 2021. EVO caught up with Winkelmann at...

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Bugatti Chiron makes 0-248-0 MPH dash in record 41.96 seconds

We always knew the Bugatti Chiron was going to be faster than the Veyron, though we're only just coming to realize how much faster it is—and the gap is mindboggling. With racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel, a Chiron went from standstill to 248.548 mph (400 kmh) and back to standstill in 41.96 seconds. According to Bugatti...

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