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The Frankfurt Auto Show is renowned for its size and prestige, with last year’s event seeing 80 automotive brands take part and 159 world premieres made. This makes the German show the biggest on the automotive calendar, and this year is shaping up to be just as grand.
We’ve sorted through all the cars shown so far to bring you this comprehensive preview of what to expect. The action all unfolds September 15 and we’ll be present to bring you all the latest info and live photos direct from the show floor.
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo: Bugatti will have a life-size model of a supercar concept developed exclusively for the virtual world of the Gran Turismo video game series. The concept takes inspiration from the legendary Bugatti racers of the 1930s, namely the Type 57 G Tank that won overall at the 1937 24 Hours of Le Mans, but at the same time it previews the marque’s new design language. Yes, it may not be destined for production but the lines of the concept likely preview Bugatti’s Veyron successor due out next year.
Teaser for Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept debuting at 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo: The Bugatti won’t be the only supercar concept designed for Gran Turismo. Hyundai will have the N 2025 which the Korean brand is using to celebrate the launch of its new N performance road car division. The concept is said to highlight the N division’s perspective on future performance characteristics, with key elements being a race car design and some sustainable technology.
Teaser for Honda Project 2 & 4 concept debuting at 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Honda Project 2 & 4: Honda has combined its motorcycle and automobile expertise to develop a radical concept car that’s meant to remind us of the Japanese automaker’s performance past. So what exactly is the Project 2 & 4? We can’t see much in the teaser, but we do know it will be powered by the same engine found in Honda’s RC213V MotoGP racing bikes, namely a 1.0-liter V-4 delivering over 230 horsepower.
Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Audi e-tron quattro: This concept previews Audi’s planned Q6 e-tron quattro electric SUV due in 2018. The vehicle is confirmed to have a driving range of approximately 310 miles, making it a genuine rival to Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X SUV. The Audi is built around the latest MLB Evo platform and its shape was devised in order to minimize drag. It will be Audi’s second electric car, with the first being the R8 e-tron supercar.
Teaser for sporty Nissan crossover concept debuting at 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Sporty Nissan Crossover: Nissan is planning to unveil a sporty crossover concept in Frankfurt. British media are calling it a preview of a sporty crossover to replace the 370Z, though it could simply turn out to be a preview of the next-generation Juke, the current version of which already fills the sporty crossover segment at Nissan. All we have at present is this sole teaser shot.
Peugeot Fractal concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Peugeot Fractal: Concept cars can run the gamut from the spectacular to the mundane. Some are spectacularly unrealistic fantasies, while others are barely-disguised production models. Peugeot's Fractal concept doesn't quite fit into either category, though. The car features a two-door body with a removable roof, and an all-electric powertrain. However, it seems even more attention was lavished on the interior where 3D-printed parts represent more than 80 percent of the trim.
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