2015 Porsche Spyder: Photo Gallery

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After several years of development and teasers, Porsche officially unveiled the long-awaited production version of the 2015 918 Spyder at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. We have written about the 918 Spyder's eye-popping specs previously, but a few of the numbers are worth repeating: 887 total horsepower from a midmounted 4.6-liter V-8 and three electric motors. Zero-to-60 mph is accomplished in 2.8 seconds. Top speed? Upward of 211 mph. Even more impressive is a claimed recent lap of Germany's famed Nurburgring track in a scant 6 minutes and 57 seconds, a new world record (for now).

By Brian Wong | September 11, 2013 | Comments (2)

Infiniti Q30 Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

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Looks like: Nine-tenths of Infiniti's next entry-premium car

Defining characteristics: Asymmetric dashboard, Q50 face

Ridiculous features: Ceramic portions of the upper seats, oversized stitching along the bolsters

Chance of being mass-produced: Count on it

As we previewed in August, Infiniti unveiled the Q30 concept at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, and now we have more than one photo of the car to scrutinize. The Q30, a sleek four-door hatchback concept that melds aspects of the Q50 sedan with a high belt line and crossover-like tail, slots at the bottom of Infiniti's revamped naming convention

Infiniti, Nissan's luxury division, says the Q30's lines evoke a cheetah's "floating grace" — not the first time an automaker has invoked the catlike reference. Still, we're feline just fine about the Q30's lines, which suggest Infiniti's Q30/Q50 face is here to stay.

By Kelsey Mays | September 10, 2013 | Comments (3)

Jaguar C-X17 Concept Means Jag SUV Could Be a Reality

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Looks like: If Jaguar made a Land Rover

Defining characteristics: All-aluminum chassis, glass roof, 23-inch wheels

Ridiculous features: Shift knob straight out of "2001"

Chance of being mass-produced: 99.9%

Jaguar has been promising — threatening — to produce an SUV for quite some time. When it was purchased with Land Rover by India's Tata Motors that idea moved even closer to becoming a reality.

Today, that reality is taking shape in the C-X17 concept.

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Jaguar is careful in its press release about the C-X17 not to say it is anything more than a "design study," but design studies rarely look this complete, this real, this ready to roll up to the valet at a five-star restaurant.

By David Thomas | September 9, 2013 | Comments (6)

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