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Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Frankfurt Motor Show 2011



Land Rover DC100

With the DC100, Land Rover is attempting to reinvent the Defender for 2015. This isn’t an easy task, as the design needs to meet the demands of a diverse customer base – military, farmers and foresters to name a few, as well as dedicated urban off-roaders


Maserati Kubang

First appearing in concept form at the 2003 Detroit Motor Show, the Maserati Kubang sports-utility concept at Frankfurt is closer to the production version www.maserati.com



Aston Martin V12 Zagato

The hand-built Aston Martin Zagato is based on the V12 Vantage. The 6.0-litre engine produces 510bhp while the body is made of lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre www.astonmartin.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Bentley Continental GTC 

This is the second-generation Bentley Continental GTC – the convertible version of the very successful Continental luxury car. Much like its Coupé sibling, the soft top inherits the newly designed LED headlamps and the upright grille. The GTC features a multi-layered fabric roof with special acoustic glass to reduce cabin noise 
Price: around £150,000
Delivery: late 2011


Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc 

The modified Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc features swirled paint and porcelain trim

Fisker Surf

The Surf is the second car to be introduced by independent California-based electric carmaker Fisker Automotive. The shooting break concept is an electric vehicle with extended range, much like its sibling the Karma but with an enlarged boot space. Designer Henrik Fisker says he was inspired by the 1970s Lamborghini Espada. www.fiskerautomotive.com


Jaguar C-X16 concept

Jaguar’s latest C-X16 concept car is a two-seater study for a compact sports car. The model shown at Frankfurt has a hybrid engine based on a 3.0-litre V6 engine. ‘The world has been waiting for us to do a two-seater small sports car – it really is in our blood and our heritage,’ enthuses Julian Thompson, head of advanced design. ‘It cements the sporting character of the Jaguar brand and takes us to where we need to be. And it was a chance to do something a little more edgy and sporty for our younger customers. It is very much the car we’ve been dying to do.’
Price: Around £50,000
Production: 2012


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