There were some really spectacular cars in Frankfurt this year. Huge debuts, wild concepts and even some cars that went old-school in the best of ways. Now that the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a look back at some of the best cars from the show, both from Audi and everyone else.
One of our absolute favorite cars in Frankfurt had to be the Audi R8 V10 RWS. Not just because it’s an Audi but because it’s a car that really surprise enthusiasts and journalists alike. Firstly, it was a car that no one really expected Audi to ever make Secondly, it’s a car that offers a mid-mounted naturally-aspirated V10 and rear-wheel drive. That’s a pretty incredible combination and sounds like something you’d see from Lamborghini back in the ’70s. It should be an absolute riot when it comes out and we can’t wait.
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package
This was, undoubtedly, one of the absolute best cars at the show. When Porsche first debuted the 911 GT3, it pushed the game forward, in terms of performance, handling and capability. It was an absolute freak athlete. Its only issue was that it came exclusively with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Die-hard fans wanted a manual. So Porsche came out with the 911 R, a car that was similar to the GT3 but with only a manual and sold in very limited numbers. The latter car garnered such an impressive response that Porsche decided to give fans exactly what they wanted. So now, there’s the Touring Package for the 911 GT3, which basically just takes off the silly wing and sticks a six-speed manual in the cabin. Not only does it look ace, but it will quite possibly be the best driving car on the road when it debuts.
Jaguar iPace e-Trophy
Electric car racing just isn’t popular among car enthusiasts just yet. It’s growing, with the help of Formula E, but it’s not nearly at the level of normal motorsport. However, it will get better quite soon, as Jaguar has now released the first-ever electric production touring car. The Jaguar iPace eTrophy is based on the upcoming iPace electric crossover and features more power and some wicked aerodynamics. Not only should it be quick and exciting but it will allow customers to see the car they own ripping around race circuits the world over. Not only will that help build the iPace’s clientele base but it will increase popularity among electric racing.
Audi had one of the better days in Frankfurt, among the other car companies. Not only did it debut the new R8 V10 RWS, the brand’s first rear-wheel drive production car, but it also debuted the new RS4 Avant. Ever since the new B9-generation Audi A4 came out, we’ve been waiting with bated breath for the RS4. Built on a newer, lighter and more dynamic chassis, this should be the best RS4 Avant ever. With a 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, making 450 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, it will also be the fastest. It looks great, should drive great and could be an absolute monster in its segment.
These are just some of our favorites from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. If you have a favorite that isn’t mentioned here, let us know below.