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.
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.