Frankfurt Auto Show Promises Exciting Future

Fisker Karma

Few auto shows get my pistons pumping like the affair in Frankfurt.

One of the top international car events, automakers use the Frankfurt International Motor Show to show off their radical concepts and introduce their most exciting new models meant to usher in new eras and create new generations of auto enthusiasts.

This year’s show, which opens to the public on Sept. 15, will be a fantasyland for anyone who’s been watching and waiting for the next big thing in the auto industry. New sports coupes from Kia and Toyota, electric supercars from unknown makers trying to break through, and, of course, wild and crazy experiments from everyone in between.

Let the good times roll!

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Cars Coming Soon: Finally, a Jaguar to Fight the Porsche Boxster

Jaguar C-X16

A Jaguar sports car to sit under the XK is one of two things in this world certain to hit the market, yet set back by years of rumors and false starts.

The other was the Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy.

I’m proud to say I won a Dr. Pepper on the GNR bet, and now it’s been confirmed that the next Jaguar will indeed come to market. When, exactly, remains unknown, but the C-X16 will debut in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month.

The concept will come in coupe form, which technically makes it a Porsche Cayman fighter. I’d bet a Dr. Pepper that a production version, likely dubbed the XE, will include a cabriolet too, thus giving the Boxster something to have nightmares about. I mean, just look at the thing. It looks like… well… just like every other sports coupe ever penned by lead designer Ian Callum. To which I say: fantastic.

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