The Frankfurt Motor Show IAA had many highlights all segments, concept cars with new environmental
friendly technology, exciting new production cars most of them were released in the summer period to
the press like the Fiat 500 and the BMW M3, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Aston Martin DBS V12, Maserati
Quattroporte Sport GT S and the Maserati Gran Turismo, the new Renault Laguna, Peugeot 308 and Mini
Clubman and customized luxury coupes and limousines.
On the Ferrari stand Michael Schumacher unveiled the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, considerably lighter and
slightly more powerful version of the existing F430 Coupe. Audi used this occasion to release the new
RS6, with an engine delivering 580 horsepower, enough to bring the kids to school. Jaguar left the retro
look of S-Type and the XJ in the rear mirror and launched the XF designed by Ian Callum; Jaguars new
main model, the companies future pretty much relies on the success of the S-Type replacement.
Already in Monterey Lamborghini was previewing something very special to a select group of potential
customers, in Frankfurt the Italians took the covers off the ‘Reventon’. Limited to just 20 examples, it
takes the Murcielago design two steps further with a wilder exterior, more luxurious interior and 10 extra
horses The €1 million 650 bhp two-seater was sold out before it was displayed at the show.
Environmentally friendly concept cars were displayed at many stands, the most interesting one was the
F700 taking centre stage at the Mercedes Benz stand , the world’s first ‘Diesotto’ engine, it's four cylinder
engine combines the best of the Diesel and Otto designs.
We haven taken many exciting impressions and would have loved, to test drive or at least see some of
the cars in motion, like it was possible in the early 60's when one could cruse the Franken Allee up and
down and return to the IAA Test Fleet parking.