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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider: Ferrari’s new 488 GTB is about to spawn a convertible in the form of the 488 Spider. The car is an update of the 458 Spider and comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 that spits out an incredible 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. It’s virtually identical to the 488 GTB coupe except for its roof, which is a retractable hardtop made from aluminum. The roof folds backwards in two overlapping sections to rest flush on the engine, and the whole process takes just 14 seconds.
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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera: It was at the Frankfurt Auto Show that we first saw the 991-series Porsche 911. At this year’s show, Porsche will roll out an updated version of its iconic sports car. The big news is the adoption of a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine in the base Carrera models. Soon, every 911 bar the track-focused GT models will be turbocharged. In addition to the new engine, there have also been some key chassis mods and new features added to the interior.
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe: Mercedes-AMG’s new C63 Coupe based on the C-Class Coupe has finally landed, and as expected the car looks like a mini version of the stunning S63 Coupe. From its pumped fenders to its carbon fiber attachments to its burly V-8 engine, the C63 Coupe is blessed in every way a performance fan could ever desire. Of course, you won’t be able to truly appreciate the car until you drive it but the specs are tantalizing to say the least.
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2016 BMW M6 GT3: BMW won’t have any new performance cars on show but it will have its M6 GT3 on display. The new race car makes its debut in Frankfurt and will first see action in the 2016 motorsport season. Power comes from the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 fitted to the M6 road car and several other M-badged machines, with BMW confirming that the engine has only been slightly modified for its outings on the track.
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2017 Audi S8 Plus: Audi still hasn’t confirmed its new S8 Plus for sale in the United States but we sure hope it comes. Tired of seeing Mercedes-Benz have all the fun in the full-size performance sedan segment, Audi has turned up the wick on its S8 so that the car’s engine now produces a full 605 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque (553 lb-ft with overboost). With its extra urge, Audi says the S8 Plus will hit 62 mph from rest in just 3.8 seconds.
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2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet: Mercedes-Benz is launching its new S-Class Cabriolet in Frankfurt, and we’re glad to report that the range will include a high-performance variant developed by Mercedes-AMG. The performance variant is the S63 Cabriolet, and it matches the 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque found in the S63 Coupe, one of Motor Authority’s favorite cars.
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Sin R1 RS: Bulgaria’s Sin Cars has been involved in motorsports for years. Recently, the company released a track-only model called the R1. In Frankfurt, we’ll see a new road-going version of the R1. Compared to the track car, the road car has a number of upgraded comfort and safety features. The standard powertrain is General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] 6.2-liter LS3 V-8, rated at 430 horsepower. However, those seeking more power can opt for a 530-hp 7.0-liter LS7 or even the 650-hp supercharged 6.2-liter LS9.
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