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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Last updated on: September 13, 2011 15:53 IST


Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

This is where one can witness the most spectacular automobiles. It is 64th the International Motor Show (IAA) or popularly known as Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Frankfurt Motor Show is the largest auto show in the world, and is held every two years. This year the auto show opens on September 13.

The IAA is held at Frankfurt's Messe complex, and since the last event in 2009, it has carried the theme of 'electrification', with virtually every manufacturer revealing a vehicle using the latest battery technology.

Seen, here, is a worker for German car manufacturer Audi is mirrored in a facade during preparation work for the IAA.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Image: The new Gallardo super sports car
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/ Reuters

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini presents the new Gallardo super sports car during the Volkswagen car group preview show ahead of the international car show.

Key features include carbon composite aerodynamic aids that improved aerodynamics over the regular Gallardo, including a manually adjustable rear spoiler (which result in a three-fold increased downforce); as well as improving stability through the corners.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Wolfgang Duerheimer, President of Bugatti presents the new Veyron L'Or Blanc super sports car.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Seen here is Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche with the new Porsche 911 Carrera.

The new 911 comes promises to slash fuel consumption and emissions by 16 per cent when compared with its predecessor.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell show car "F125" presented at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.

The sweeping roofline has transformed the three-box S-Class into a model more closely resembling a coupe.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Image: Mercedes-Benz F125
Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

Seen here is Daimler, CEO Zetsche in the fuel cell show car "F125".

It's a further developed sedan shape with seating for four and a 470-liter boot. And, unlike the current model's conventional four-door set-up, access to the front and rear seats is through a pair of elongated gullwing doors.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Image: 911 Carrera sports car
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

A model of Porsche's first version of the 911 Carrera sports car is seen in the exhibition hall during the Volkswagen car group preview show ahead of the international car show "IAA".

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Image: Te new Porsche 911 Carrera
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche presents a clear view of the new Porsche 911 Carrera.

Also debuting in Frankfurt will be the Porsche Panamera Diesel, a long-range cruiser with fuel consumption of 37.3mpg, maximum torque of 550Nm and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will sit alongside the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and the limited production Porsche Cayman S Black Edition.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

A dancer performs during the Volkswagen car group preview show ahead of the international car show "IAA" in Frankfurt, September 12, 2011.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Image: Bentley Continental
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Wolfgang Duerheimer, CEO of Bentley presents the new Bentley Continental.

The new Continental GTC will come onto the market as a 2012 model, complete with a sharper and edgier look, LED accented headlights similar to those on the Mulsanne flagship, a revamped interior, and best of all, a more powerful 6.0-liter W-12 engine.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

A worker for German car manufacturer Audi during preparation work for the IAA.

Audi will officially showcase the Audi Urban Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

A worker cleans up the stand of French car manufacturer Citroen, next to toy Citroen cars.

The Citroen Tubik concept, to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, is a high-tech executive shuttle based on the idea that travel should be fun.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

A worker cleans the stand of a rim manufacturer during preparation work for the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, September 12, 2011.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

A worker for German car manufacturer Audi stands next to an R8 Audi e-tron.

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Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011


Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

A worker cleans the stand of German car manufacturer Ford during preparation work for the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, September 12, 2011.