2015 IAA Frankfurt Gallery
Our gallery of the IAA in Frankfurt is now online. Among the many production and concept car debuts are the Ferrari 488 Spyder and Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, both of which will be commonplace in the supercar landscape.
The videogame Gran Turismo nearly stole the show this year with both the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo and the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo which were made to promote the game. Whether or not these video-game racers translate to real-world performance remains to be seen, but they are some very impressive and radical designs.
As we mentioned earlier Porsche released the highly popular Mission E at the show but also took the oppurtunity to launch the Type 991II updated Porsche 911 line which includes a host of upgrades including a twin-turbo engine for the Carreras. This vastly improves torque response and Porsche says it increases efficiency about 25%. So we have a new 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera, 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.
Rolls-Royce released their new Dawn at Frankfurt. This is a new four-seat cabriolet from Rolls-Royce that uses entireley new panels but shares much underpinnings with the Wraith. The new Dawn claims to have a completely silent retractable soft top operation.
Many great sports sedans were unveiled in Frankfurt. Audi released both the V6 Turbo Audi S4 and range-topping Audi S8 plus. Alfa Romeo displayed their new Giulia Quadrifoglio and had a classic 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 to compare it to.
Mercedes had their own reveal party the night before Frankfurt for the Mercedes Dream Cars show. A highlight was the Concept IAA, but regular production cars came out one after the other and many with AMG models ready to go. Take for instance the flagship S-Class Cabriolet which was shown in both S 500 Cabriolet and AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet specification. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé also got updated with the M177 V8 from the AMG GT.