SELECTED: Porsche 911 & Bentley Continental GTC + mixed Italia @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

In a sad, sad way; this is among the last SELECTED GALLERIES by Martin BILBILDER.SE Persson from the gigantic FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO. We had a real good time there, and I hope it shows in all his pictures plus the 30+ or so VIDEOCLIPS we did there.

 

But its also a relief to publish it all, and give you the ”goods” so we can move onto other events- there is a dozen of other we have media from; especially video. So lets give you a mix of Porsche 911, Bentley Continental GTC and some different Italian brands to finish it off!

 

 

(This beautiful rear light belongs to the Alfa Romeo 4C concept which among several wonderful details had a really unique ”metal” finish to it. There are few brands who can do so many curves and lines on one car and make it work; this concept solidifies Alfas spot as one of the estheticly best out there…)

 

 

(Nope, this is not a faceliften Porsche Caynenne. Its not a Jeep Grand Cherokee concept either, although there is a base of one hiding under there somewhere. This is actually the Maserati Kubang which is a daring move for the classic automaker to make. Being a fan of Italian design I do not object to it, but I do hope the ride height is possible to adjust for those few occasions *actually 99% of the time you use your car* that you are not out in the wild driving!)

 

 

(I think in hindsight Porsche realised that their 996 generation was a step in the wrong direction for them. Now that the 991 generation is a refinement of the previous, we know ”flattened out” front lights is not the sh*t.)

 

 

(Moving on to the rear of the new Porsche 911 there have been some niced ”slimming action” to the lights! I think its pretty useless to describe how fell the lines of a Porsche flow, their work for the past decades does that far too well…)

 

 

(This pic reminds me of an old Kylie Minogue song and I think you can take a guess which car had our world ”spinning around” by the chopped roof and big B in the center of the wheel…)

 

 

(…following the above picture, its indeed the new Bentley Continental GTC. Being a huge car close to 2500kg it still looks sleeker and more gracious then most of its competition. Running a big W12 engine will probably give it performance to match that look as well. Just a splendid car in every sense!)

 

 

 

Several deep bows later, we can only thank Martin for his contributions down at this expo, looking forward to some of Rani Gilianas work as well which will put us on the finishline for this!

 

Got any favourites? Let us know, and be sure to join the action in our FACEBOOK GROUP as well! 🙂

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Mini Cooper S Coupé & The new VW Beetle @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Two more smaller cars that from the one we talked about previously today, are for a more ”hipper” crowd perhaps: Mini Cooper ”Coupé” and the almighty world premiered VW Beetle.

 

We had to make sure to talk a bit about ”normal” cars as well since they make up a huge part of the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO. I think these two videos turned out better then i remembered them, actually the Mini Cooper one doesnt make much sense- but is still good for seeing more about this new model.

 

Funny though. With the VW Beetle I seem a bit… rejuvinated or something? Maybe afterall Iam a closet huge Beetle-freak? See the videos and judge by yourself! 😉

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Volkswagen Beetle from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Mini John Cooper Works Coupé from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ1qpMpYpBs

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMifuJdIVHI

 

So if you were being forced by your girlfriend (?!) to buy another small car for the house, would any of these two do- or would the Suzuki Swift Sport or Hyundai i30 (new one) be your choice?

 

Only a handful of clips remaining and we will make a big deal out of it when we are finished, be sure to check them ALL OUT HERE to either make fun of me or just enjoy all the cars from Frankfurt IAA! 🙂

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Suzuki Swift Sport & The new Hyundai i30!

Got more ”normal” cars for you here on the final part of the ”100 SECONDS OF…” SERIES but for most of us, its still of interest since we could very well end up in either a Suzuki Swift Sport or new Hyundai i30 someday. And thats not a ”sad” thing either, most new cars these days are solid and well designed- these two are no exception… We’ve been following the Swift for a few months now and were in high anticipation of the Sport model. When it comes to the Hyundai i30, its deemed as a car that will give big rumbles in this segment- and our lack of motivation to cover it proved wrong = its a damn nice car! VIMEO: Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Suzuki Swift Sport from Superior Media on Vimeo. Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Hyundai I30 from Superior Media on Vimeo. YOUTUBE: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnKHo4HvgOI httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeC7WrvRUQ4 So which one is the winner based on this short and confused first insight? I would think its a close draw, but naturally the Swift has a firm advantage since the basemodel is such a great car to drive = can only get better with more HP and gearbox. The Hyundai is still doing its job, for

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the first time I can consider testdriving one; thats coming a long way for them… 😉 See all the CLIPS HERE and we are putting an end to this series early this week. Then we’ll do some fun stuff to encourage feedback from ya’ll. Hope you like some of the CLIPS you’ve seen!

SELECTED: Aston Martin Zagato concept & more @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

We did save a real treat for you at the end, Aston Martin is one of the worlds best (all categories) car manufacturers- and you could tell why at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 with their big line-up of cars such as the Zagato concept which has blown the mind of any living man…

 

Martin BILBILBILDER.SE Persson who took these pictures and me both agreed that although hey did lack some imagination and all the vehicles were ”crammed” into their stall; it was still a really impressive sight. For myself being a huge One-77 fan it was awesome to see one in reality. Shame the colour was a bit… dodgy? 😉

 

 

(Agree or disagree with me on this one…? Colour is more suited for a Hyundai trying to be hip more then one of the most awesome cars ever built IMO.)

 

 

(Big problem here. You are a succesful billionaire and its friday night in Monaco, time to hit the casino and you open up your garage and face the two above cars… Which one would you choose?! Trust me, if I ever have problems like these the first thing I would do is to… blog about it for my trusty readers. 😉 )

 

 

(But keeping it real, here is a car most of could afford if we dived into a huge mortgage situation per month. Its called The Cygnet and is without shame actually a Toyota IQ that Aston Martin has totally revamped in the exterior and interior. Me and buddy SIR_PIERRE had a discussion a while ago about the ~40 000 Euro pricetag which he thought was insanely high. I was of a different opinion, take a fully loaded brand new IQ and let a tuner half as good as Aston Martin totally revamp it; think the bill and result would be anywhere close…?)

 

(Lets return to that problem of picking car again. I’ve decided. If the Zagato concept was parked with the rear facing me I would give it the nod. I think Martin found the cars perfect angle here, and all we can do is applaud him and most importantly Aston Martin + Italian designer Zagato for creating this masterpiece…)

 

 

(Final pic is a symbol of my own stupid hindsight. While we were in Seventh heaven for a few days there, I really regret not giving some cars a personal closer look. I have always been such a huge Aston Martin fan and these cars need to be given a closer inspection to be fully appreciated. Home now and seeing these detail pics… I feel a bit sad not to have done that…)

 

 

Actually just two mini-galleries remaining from all the bulky stuff Martin got from the expo, and its a sense of pride but plenty of relief we’ve published everything on THIS IMPRESSIVE LINK. Hope you’ve had a good time, even if its been a bit one-sided when we usually do very well ”mixing it up”. 🙂

 

Dont miss all the VIDEOCLIPS HERE to really match up with the SELECTED GALLLERIES that have invaded the blog recently.

 

Its going to be one of the most pleasurable things yet in my life to review our ”portfolio” and plan ahead for next season, many good things planned for 2012…

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Ford Evos concept @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Feels like we are lost in how many unique and really sharp concepts we’ve seen from FRANKFURT IAA 2011, and I believe its been half a dozen times of ”this could be

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one of our favourites at…” proclamations- but the Ford EVOS concept sure is a Top 5 car without a doubt. Thing that really struck us hard was that it felt very… comfortable and harmonic despite being a haute couture kind of car. Everything from the paint, wheels, lights, doors and going on felt… perfect! Just watch the video and see if you agree? VIMEO: Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Ford Evo Concept from Superior Media on Vimeo. YOUTUBE: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc7LPwwa4gA Dont be shy with your own opinions, we value them and would like us to join OUR FACEBOOK to do so as well! Make sure to chill out with plenty of similar videoclips from Frankfurt AT THIS LINK!

SIR_PIERRE: Megamix från Frankfurt IAA med Ranisfoto.se läckra bilder!

Time to go Swedish style in the blog when ”Team B” at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO show us a huge chunk of what they got down in Germany!

The text (Swedish) is by SIR_PIERRE who also runs his personal ”boys will be boys will be gents sometimes” kind of blog as well HERE– be sure to check it out if you like women, watches, cool shoes and much much more.

Pics are by Rani ”RANISFOTO.SE” Giliana who is one of our SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS and always competes hard to bring quality pictures. Be sure to drop a line or two in the comments below so you can give them their appreciation. Here we go!

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Yeah jag har varit jävligt seg på att skriva om våra dagar i Frankfurt.
Men Micke har hållt er flitigt uppdaterade, Mina videos dröjer lite till, Sen får vi se om det blir några vettiga inlägg runt dom som planerat.

Här är iallafall 2/3 av Ranis bilder.

Techarts version utav Porsche GT2 RS.. Tänk att en så rå bil kan se så prålig (och lyxig) ut.
Men låt inte er bli lurade av denna påfågel..
* 720hk
* 900nm
* 0-100 = 3.3 sek
* 0-200 = 9.5 sek

Ferrarimontern.. Den enda montern som det var kö för att komma in till… Och.. Det var inget speciellt alls..

AC Schnitzer ACS1 Sport Coupé.. Med biltema liknande gälar.

Ruf stod lite bortglömda utomhus..  Jag ville ta mej en nämre titt på targan.. Men det fanns inte riktigt tid.

Aston Martin Cygnet.. Denna fick inte stå bland dom stora grabbarna utan den fick stå lite gömd på taket av deras montern.

Den var faktiskt riktigt lyxig.. Men för nästan 350.000kr…. Ne tack.

En Maybach.. Den lilla varianten.. Knappt värd att kolla närmre på tyckte jag.. Utan jag och rani gick mest dit för att se vad för freebies dom hade.. Inga visade det sej.. Så istället roade vi oss med att hitta fel på bilen (Video kommer)..

Och i efterhand fick jag reda på att detta var en specialbyggd One Off för just Frankfurt.
Den heter Edition 125 och byggdes för att fira automobilens 125 år.
Så den hade en massa extra lull-lull, Annat läder, Tyg, Swarovskistenar osv osv osv.. Men vi var inte alls imponerade.. La inte ens märke till det..

Phaeton vs A8.. jag väljer Phaeton, varför? Video kommer.

Artega GT.. En snygg och underskattad bil tycker jag..

Hur får man en Veyron att se tråkig ut?  Jo man gör den helröd..
Birdmans kärra??

Riktigt maffig den!

En gammal 300SLR gjord av gamla bildelar.

Hur gör Mansory om dom ska göra en golfbil?  Dom gör den i kolfiber såklart.
Kanske något för Mr Pagani?

Bland en samling fina gamla Mercedes vagnar (Som vi inte har bilder på?) så stod detta bygge.

2 gamla tyska sportbilar… Utan dessa legender så hade inte världen sett likadan ut idag.. Det kan jag lova er.  Och då menar jag inte bara sportbilsvärlden.

Varje gång jag stöter på en 300SL så blir jag förtrollad… Stod en sån på flygplatsen med (Bild?)

Ett rätt så coolt koncept ifrån Land Rover som vi aldrig kommer få se i produktion.
Men motorn kanske det kan bli något utav.  En 2 liters hybrid som fanns både som bensinare och diesel, Och med 8 växlad låda.

Snyggare än förra.. Och snyggare än coupen?

”Är detta verkligen den nya 911?”  Jepp det var det.. En bra bil.. På alla sätt och vis.. En hel del nyheter som gör världens bästa sportbil ännu bättre,, Mer vardagsvänlig.. Lyxigare.. Snabbare (Lika snabb runt ringen som 997 GT3) osv osv osv… MEN… Jag saknade ”Nån gång ska jag äga en sån” känslan/behovet..

Bentley hade bokstavligen en hel affär med prylar som dom satt sitt namn på.

Absolut snygg… Men.. Ja ni vet.. Det där ”WOW!” saknades

Världens bästa bil… På ALLA sätt och vis..

Well.. Lat som jag är så kan jag lika gärna klippa in hela mitt ”Tunder inlägg” här.

Det vanligaste missförstånden hos folk när jag berättar om Frankfurt IAA är ”jaså där var trimmade bilar också?”
Men ne.. Så är det inte.. För då hade dom inte varit där.
Dessa ”Tuners” som var där.. Har inte trimmade bilen i den bemärkelsen vi känner till
Detta är alltså bilar som har så många egna delar ifrån sin tuner, Att dom räknas som ett helt annat bilmärke..

Se det som såhär.. Det är tuningfirmor som lånar kaross och bottenplatta ifrån ett känt företag, T.e.x Mercedes, Porsche, BMW osv.
Och sen så bygger dom upp sin egna bil helt och hållet, Men inom dessa ramar då att använda bottenplatta och många gånger en kraftigt modifierad kaross.

Lite så som jag ser min egna bil..

Detta just för att det är onödigt slöseri med tid och pengar att ta fram egen kaross och bottenplatta.

Sen visst.. Du kan åka dit med din redan köpta något begagnade eller allra helst fabriksnya Mercedes, Och få antingen ALLT bytt.. Eller stegvist.. Just det du tycker är viktigast.. Motorn.. Chassi.. Inredning.. Upp till dej.
Men dessa Tuners köper alltså oftast in nakna karosser osv och sen gör allt från scratch.. Nu ska jag inte dra alla över en kam och säga att alla dessa tuners gör så.. Men många.. För det spar tid och pengar.

Så.. Dessa tuners som var på Frankfurt IAA är alltså egna fristående biltillverkare.
Inte AMG.. Inte M osv..
Något vi kräsna människor många gånger säger är ”Gör om, gör rätt”.. Och det är just dessa tuners gör..

Det är folk som mej (fast med pengar) som dessa tuners lever på.. Och för..
Ferrari-folk kanske kallar det idioti.. Vi kallar det sleepers 😉

Egentligen.. Som jag alltid sagt.. För att ni ska förstå skillanden mellan t.e.x Brabus och Mercedes.. Eller t.o.m AMG.. Så MÅSTE det upplevas… Finns ingen annan chans att få folk att förstå att en Mercedes S klass kan kosta 5.5 miljoner.. Och ändå vara prisvärd.. På ett ställe där du bokstavligen har Maybach, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, Lambo.. Ja you name it.. Vägg i vägg..

5.5 miljoner kronor… Det är mycket.. Väldigt mycket pengar..

Men från vilken stor tillverkare kan du få det mest extrema lyx i form av bästa möjliga skinn.. Allt handgjort.. ALL tekniskt hittepo som du kan tänka dej utav Apple.. 4 sittplatser… Och… göra 0-300 på 23sek med hjälp av 800HK och 1420NM!
Och du kan cruisa upp till 370km/h innan fartspärren slår i.

Folk… Detta kan inte jag beskriva för er vettigt nog per text.. Eller visa per bild.. Enda jag kan göra är att hoppas att ni nån gång får uppleva en Brabus, Techart, 9ff osv osv live..

Risken är dock att ni aldrig kommer få se en fullblodig sådan i Sverige…

På Frankfurt IAA så hade vi ett 100 tal 😉

Brabus i mitt hjärta sen ca 17 år tillbaka.

Försöker Ford kanske visa att dom har Aston Martin i familjen?

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition.. Jag hade faktiskt kunnat välja en sån istället för en Corvette.. Vissa dagar iallafall.

Cadillac Ciel.… Vilken hit detta hade kunnat bli!

Jag hoppas verkligen dom kommer göra verklighet utav detta.. Och sätta ett vettigt pris.. Då är jag sugen på en..  Detta kommer/kan bli en lika stor hit som Chrystler 300C var.

Årets nyhet ifrån Subaru.. Ännu ett steg mot framtidens Toybaru.. Ny färg på plasten..

Första gången en GS lockar mer än en LS…?

Stela och tråkiga dom med..

Hela hall 3 var faktiskt så.. Tyst.. Stelt,, Tråkigt.. Förutom Suzuki då som desperat försökte vara livliga.

Dacia Duster har jag skrivit om tidigare-

Infiniti hade högtalare i nackstöden.. Har jag nog inte sett så tydligt tidigare.

BTW.. Infiniti montern var så jävla stel och tråkig! Dom hade svartklädda vakterna som sa till dej så fort du ens gick nära bilarna!  Och Nissan var inte på plats alls.

Det kommer lite mer ifrån mej så fort jag pallar.
Missa inte alla inläggen i Superiorbloggen om årets Frankfurt IAA

Om ni orkat er hela vägen hit… Vad tycker ni? Är det större och längre inlägg som dessa som gäller, och är engelskan något problem?

 

Kommentera nedan så blir vi mycket glada då kritik betyder allt för oss!

SELECTED: The women of Frankfurt IAA 2011 – ”Best of mixed”

This isnt really our thing, but walking around the expo and seeing all these beautiful women with the equally gorgeous cars paired up made it tough not to take that ”extra pic”. We know that FRANKFURT IAA 2011 is not only the home of the best cars, but the best women to showcase them as well. And we intend to prove it now!

 

No need for any blogging here, you’ll be the judge on what suited your taste and was worth spending a few extra seconds to look at. If you have to force an opinion out of me, I’ll say there was an Italian domination on what was… prettiest. Not saying more then that, Martin ”BILBILDER.SE” Perssons pictures will do the rest:

 

Alfa Romeo:

 

 

Maserati:

 

 

Lamborghini:

 

 

(I think in the end this is a pretty rare pic, as they were never dressed this casually during the expos more busier hours…?)

 

Abarth:

 

 

Alfa Romeo (again, for a damn good reason!):

 

 

Skoda:

 

 

Jeep:

 

 

 

We are a bit slowed down here by a change from PC to Mac, and that must sound incredibly silly but… No excuses, takes time to change platforms if you dont want to spend weeks of frustration instead. But this gallery is a little compensation for the lack of acticity recently. 😉

 

We know by now you cant possible have missed all the ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEOCLIPS we did from the expo, but we would love your feedback on them- even if you have to try very hard to give us pointers to work at = give a better product next time.

 

Dont be shy, fire away below!

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series @ Frankfurt 2011!

One more ”100 seconds of…” video (SEE THEM ALL HERE) for you to enjoy from FRANKFURT IAA 2011 with the Mercedes C63 AMG ”Black Series”. This concludes our saturday which had a bit of a ”tuning special” to it, but we have a lot more from this segment of the expo as well…

 

Seeing this video, I think its one of the best ones and was done early in day one with plenty of focus and on a car we both (me and photographer Martin) liked a lot.

 

Wish all the clips could have been like this, giving you plenty of details and a fun fact or two- but generally I stand by that all we are doing is to ”scratch the surface” for all of you and the clips do that well!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn6_4f9y0uI

 

You could use both hands and your feet to try and account for how many ”must have” cars we found at the expo, but being a bit balanced I feel this is one bad motherf*cker that would not only own a lot of cars in appearace- but most certainly in performance firsthand as well…

 

That concludes todays efforts to get all the material from FRANKFURT IAA of our hands and into yours. I think we’re about 75% on the road here until its all out, so keep enjoying the ride! 🙂

SELECTED: Tuning-special (Mansory, Hamann, Techart Carlsson & more) @ Frankfurt 2011

Sinking our teeth into Hall 5 at the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO we got all the über-premium tuners under one roof with brands like Mansory, Brabus, Carlsson, Weissman, Techart, Hamann and more & more…!

We were not as enchanted as our GUEST BLOGGER SIR PIERRE, but did return more then once to get a closer look on some cars. Its with some regret I did not give even more time to these astounding supercars who have gotten and even sharper edge to them with labour of the absolutely highest degree.

There will be another write-up by Pierre who is much more familiar with these big dogs of the aftermarket $$$-sccene; but right now Martin BILBILDER.SE Perssons pictures will give you more SELECTED GALLERY wisdom to entertain your eyes with…

(English exterior tuner MANSORY brought their A-game to the expo and had probably the second largest presence in Hall 5 after Brabus. They had a themed matte white/carbon thing going and you had supercars from around the world to look at. What you see here is not just an Audi R8 but a custom Golf cart (!) as well, moral of this story is that a certain Horacio Pagani was eyeing it live in front of me while I was there. Hmm?)

 

(Carlsson has been tuning Mercedes forever it seems, and they put a lot of focus on their own wheel collection which I found very appealing. If its one thing the Germans be it ultra-premium tuners like these guys know; its how to keep it simple and classy when it comes to wheels.)

(The exception (!?) to the above statement is another tuner who has been around for a long time; Hamann. They do something some of us more fans of subtleness would call ”boy racer” things to car costing well more then what we are used to. I found the toned rear lights quite out of place on this Bentley Continental GT and the wheels are borderline tacky as well. Still giving credit to that they have not cheated in quality anywhere and Iam sure its a matter of taste as well…)

(More from Hamann and interesting to see this type of carbon with larger ”squares” in the weave. In Sweden we call it Textreme and we have actually in MajoR Aero done some work with it. Quite expensive and hard to work with, but more unique then regular carbon- and thats what people want to pay for when it comes to spending money on their supercar?)

(Front ”canards” have suddenly become all the rage here; wheter its from factory supercars or what these premium tuners are offering their customers. I thought this design for the Porsche Cayenne by Mansory was pretty unique, although I have to figure out the aero functions behind it fully…)

(Techart is a highly respected tuner who does more then just ”style” their cars, its even more about the performance then perhaps some of the other brands in this gallry. This is a sick close-up of their ”smurfy” Porsche GT2 RS that we liked so much we did a 100 SECONDS OF..” videoclip of. So enjoy these close-ups and expect that the feature will give you a more fuller experience of this awesome car!)

(Got stance? Already did mention that the Germans leave nothing to chance when it comes to taking this seriously. I would be tempted to lower it even more,but I doubt its cool to scrape the streets in your city cruiseing while driving your Carlsson CK63 RS…)

(One more shot of the highly favoured brand in this gallery (Mansory) and their insane Ferrari 458 Italia which was stuffed with more carbon then a epic mealtime turkey is with meat!)

Most of these cars are perfectly fine from factory, and we feel its 50/50 when it comes to taking advantage of that and just refining those lines- while the other half just goes nuts in trying to add any single detail which will give the car even more attention. Which route is the best to go in your opinion?

Todays ”tuning-special” is all about spoiling you guys. Drop off a comment below if you like what you see, and be sure to check out MARTINS FACEBOOK as he has a habit of shooting supercars for a living as well. 😉

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Brabus CLS Rocket 800 @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

When I mentioned that the DACIA DUSTER had 850HP it was probably among the most powerful cars of the expo. Well, here is another one with German tuner Brabus showing their CLS Rocket 800 which has… yes indeed, 800 ponies and torque well enough for a proper truck under the hood!

The entire Halle 5 was dedicated to the different tuners of the world (mostly German = The elite) and we will share a SELECTED GALLERY (teaser below) with you from that as well as some expertise blogging from SIR_PIERRE. Its just tuning at another planet then we are used to, although there was a lot of common ground to find with a technical manager of Brabus who said it was the same trial and error as with building any other tuned car.

Gotto add that they were utter class at Brabus, and the best honest complement I could give them is still valid: In a hall which has a dozen tuners with plenty of $$$ client cars in their disposal they were the biggest and best with ease. Their closest competitor Carlsson had nothing on them- and thats a fact and not an opinion.

Keep up the good work Brabus, and make sure to watch this video showing the classiest snob with a total meanstreak around. Some quite interesting facts like its 0 – 300km/h time is brought up. Can you guess it before watching the video? 🙂

VIMEO:

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Brabus from Superior Media on Vimeo.

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YOUTUBE:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIk9jHYzTn4

Cant imagine riding in more class then that, but still feeling confident in what I got as soon as I give it a little push on th gas-pedal anytime a factory supercar rolls up next to me in the autobahn… 😉

See ALL THE CLIPS from the FRANKFURT EXPO 2011 and drop a comment or two, we really appreciate it!

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Jaguar CX16 concept @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

For being one of the most liked concepts of them all by Team A (Martin & Me) we are dissapointed that we couldnt give a better angle of the Jaguar CX16 concept that was at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 EXPO.

 

Not only that the angle was poor, seems quite obvious that sometimes we were a little bit rushed to make the features (see them ALL HERE) and I couldnt even get the names right at occasions. Ugh… But still worth less then 100 seconds of your time- so check it out!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Jaguar CX16 Concept from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5q1y-YVUk

 

Cant believe we got 17 more of these to show you, this expo was everything we expected in size and things to offer for the eyes…

SELECTED: Always ambitious Audi @ Frankfurt IAA 2011 Expo!

In the shadow of the two giants BMW and Mercedes we have the always ambitious VW brand Audi doing their best to keep up. They had setup their own built from scratch call in the middle of the whole expo landscape, and offered a cool design with car being testrun ”around us inside” (hard to explain).

Among the news this year were a bunch of new S-models and facelifts of their normal car, also the top of the line Audi R8 GT Spyder. We liked their thinking and probably got their deserved attention for their efforts, this gallery represents a bit of the flair…

(With a bit of a compromise, at least Audi did bring some of their racing livery to the expo. But they did not get a seat inside the fancy built from scratch building, instead they stood in their loneliness outside a bit scuffed away. Still giving them props for showing them, the Audi A5 DTM is new for this upcoming season…)

(Here is a great shot of how it looked inside, as always with this borderline pretentious brand- we got a lot of ”piano white/black” surfaces and nice tinted glasses. From this angle you dont see that there was a very small track built ”around” the structure where cars passed by from time to time. The TT-RS and GT Spyder made some nice noise sometimes…)

(A concept I myself was looking forward to seeing was this new Quattro which is a revival of the 80’s where Audi as we all know ran Group B and such. Sadly it seems this wont get much further then being pushed out in the open next to the ”priority B” racecars. Good or bad idea by Audi to scrap it from production?)

(Another concept that is aimed towards really compact cars with attitude to roam the city with. Martin got quite attached to it on location, I just get colds shivers down my spine thinking about fitting in such a car- the future seems like a rough place for guys like me who are aroun 2m tall…)

(The oh so popular Audi A5 got its facelift and even sharper lines seems to be the melody of current trends at the moment. I have a soft spot for the A5, but being totally honest here; its because its like a ”poor mans Aston Martin” or something like that.)

(In the ”100 SECONDS OF AUDI R8 GT SPYDER” VIDEO we did point out that the class of carbonfibre was among the highest of the entire expo on Audis cars. Just an amazing mix of perfect weave with the right balance of clear coat to set it off totally. Surely it was among the cars that gave the most ”want one” cravings looking back…)

And thats Audi for ya, I think there is a pic somewhere on how the structure looked from the outside. Martin said in some naughty fashion it looked like a giant pile of whale-crap  dressed up in fance white or something like that??

This gigantic expo is killing me, never realised that two days could give so much to write about. And we still skipped over around half of what was shown there since it only gave a mild rise of the pulse passing it by… 

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Still keeping the tempo up on all the ”100 seconds of…” clips we did at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 expo, and next in line is the magnificent Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé– possibly the biggest in sheer size world premiere shown at the expo!

Would have been fun to get a glimpse of Rowan Atkinson aka ”Mr. Bean” aka ”Johnny English” who was present during the pressrelease of the car (its featured in the new JE movie) but aparently it was quite stale.

Not sure what I would call my own performance being a prick about Rowan, but as always its more about giving a quick glimpse of the many spectacular cars we ran through down there (and he is a multi-million $ per movie actor, while Iam…)… Lets not finish that!

VIMEO:

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé from Superior Media on Vimeo.

YOUTUBE:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToLZpNlO_qg

We’ve seen everything from exotic concepts, to standard cars getting their world premieres to some true supercars. I hope you like the mix so far, find ALL THE CLIPS HERE and browse around to find your favourite, and if you must- give me a good healthy dose of heckling as well since at times Iam… terrible. 😉

Friday coming up here and have some catching up to do on the office, but more SELECTED galleries from both Gatebil Rudskogen and FRANKFURT IAA will come your way…!

VIDEO: 100 seconds of the new Porsche 911 (991) @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

We all know we are getting older each time Porsche release a new generation of their 48 year old long standing classic 911. At FRANKFURT IAA EXPO we got to see the newest one dubbed 991. They are taking a step away (?) here from sportiness and have done it a bit longer and sleeker in look, do we like it…?

 

I would say yes, but perhaps its a little questionmark wheter the car is loosing more of its youthfullness and being even more geared towards a mature audience? Not sure, check out the video and give us your own opinion?

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Porsche 911 from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4IILOIl9s

 

Looking at it again it really does look modernized and more of a gentlemans car rather then a sportscar but… Iam sure the more performance oriented RS-models will cure that quite easily once its their time to hit the market…

 

Always have to mention we got all the ”100 seconds of…” clips stashed nicely HERE if you got a few minutes to kill listening to my hesitant english; but looking at all the fantastic cars most importantly.

 

Dont forget all the awesome SELECTED GALLERIES with plenty of blog texts to enjoy! Do it! 😉

SELECTED: Ford Evos & Cadillac Ciel concepts @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Two quick mentions of cars that made some impact at FRANKFURT IAA EXPO 2011, the Cadillac Ciel and Ford Evos concept- showing that there is an even playingfield and the americans are far from behind when it comes to the thinking for the future.

 

We already did the ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEO of the Ciel and we also got the Ford Evos coming, both do sooo well in live media then i pictures; but this mini-gallery by Martin BILBILDER.SE Persson is still good enough for a minute of your time. 🙂

 

 

(Ford has been doing well in recent years, but never achieved anything thats considered ”spicy” enough for more hardcore enthusiasts as ourselves to sink our teeth in. I still consider this concept a very clean rather then wild one at first glance, but looking closer you got a lot of things to enjoy in every aspect of it. Can we say it could be one of the most balanced and in a whole most ”well made” concepts of the expo?)

 

 

(Call me a nerd here, but I think even more could have been achieved here with an even more agressive sort of stance of the wheels. Iam not talking about doing a proper ”Hellaflush” look, but the Ciel has every single bit of potential needed to be the absolute overlord of all VIP-cars if it really wanted. How are you guys feeling the colour BTW?)

 

 

(I cant confirm this, but could it be the worlds first ”dual gull-wing” doors ever…? And the fact that such a ridiculous and unnecessary idea is pulled of in 100% fashion is… ace work by the design team! Gotto love those wheels which could also compete for the ”best of” in that category at the expo, and lets also mention the colour which was one of the more vibrant candy/pearl paintjobs I have ever seen in my life!)

 

 

(And the highlight of the car with a former dreamcar of mine *in MUCH younger days* giving inspiration to the rear of the Ciel —> Cadillac Eldorado. It never crossed my mind that this colossus was actually a true convertible, which is quite exclusive for any concept. So much retro going on though, everything from the brown/reddish interior to the ”controlled vulgarity” of this car takes back fond memories of the 50-60’s…)

 

 

This was just a quicke,  but we did say that no corner of the FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW would be left unturned by us. Right…?

 

…no, we actually didnt say that but still hope you like the variation of cars we’ve offered you so far. Think we are two thirds down the road in released material = much more to come! 😎

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Alfa Romeo 4C + hot Italian babe! @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

Going the shameless route of promoting that there is a very hot lady in this video featuring Alfa Romeo 4C concept at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 MOTOR SHOW. Actually, its needless to plug it this way because this car was in its natural beautiful self worth taking a long look at!

 

Not sure where to put Alfa Romeo as a brand right now, they seem to struggle losing that permanent label of being a ”designer brand” with ”fance engine sound” before something you would actually buy judgeing by simple common sense. If they can keep the pricetag down on this one though, I would really like to see many of the on the streets…

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Alfa Romeo C4 from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJPotqu0DoA

 

I have looked on this clip several times, and I think there is a clear connection to my slightly (even more then usual) confusion and the things that the camera catches. So go have a look yourselves, and see if you can forgive me. 😉

 

Going to try and push the pace even more so we can have ALL CLIPS (CLICK!) gathered from the expo very soon. I hope the around 100 seconds each one is in lenght keeps you all to keep watching them, not much time to ask for! 🙂

SELECTED: Big bad Germans 2/2 – BMW M5 & more @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

Solidifying the Top 2 brands at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 MOTORSHOW is BMW who didn’t have the same amount of news as Mercedes, but their new generation M5 F10 (see VIDEOCLIP HEREwas still a big draw we had talked about before the expo started.

 

Since it just happened to be so, we attended their press-release first thing and were totally blown away by the size of media/HiFi equipment used in their presentation.

 

Sound was crisper then any home cinema I have ever enjoyed, and seeing the cars rolling on the almost velodrome like surface was cool as sh*t to be honest!

 

They would later be trumfed by Mercedes (in my opinion) but getting into the Top 2 when there are still big brands like VW and Audi among others to compete with… well not bad at all. Hee we go, as usual its maestro Martin ”BILBILDER.SE” Persson who has done the photographing:

 

 

(And here he is, the meanest but still ”squarest” guy in town! Picture a Clark Kent without his glasses and innocent look, doing what his Superman alter ego does best- kick ass! We were truly raving about the front end of the car which had me thinking some toned down Ferrari F430 Scuderia design. Everything including the engine which is a Twin-turbo V8 makes perfect sense on this car…)

 

(…and a shot from the rear, this time in even more innocent white colour. Perhaps they went a little too subtle with it, and its possible the only part of the car I would ”dress up” with something more agressive. Got any ideas?)

 

 

(The catchphrase is ”The most powerful letter” or something to that extent, but M has become more then their top of the line performance beast; and more about offering for example bodykits from factory to your regular model. Doubt this is news for ya’ll as there has always been ”M-packages” available, but they seem to market it more openly apart from their M3/M5 etc now. Will it water down its true status…?)

 

 

(Even the standard 1-series has its own M-package now and it sure does give it a nice ”little package of dynamite” sort of look, doesn’t it? Apparently Martin had a friend who had a real 1M coming his way soon, so you could feel the good-hearted jelousy right there. This aint it, but could be better on a budget? Still feel its more of a ”car for the girlfriend” kind of model, hate me all ya want!)

 

 

(Nothing new on the BMW M3 front, but Martin insisted that its a damn shame so few dare to try the classic red colour on this sleek machine? Perhaps its more common practice to use something more ”conservative” just like the stale and correct Germans would like it; but I do agree the car does look bad-ass apart from the silver wheels which need to go gun-metal or flat black now!)

 

 

Maybe not that fair of a gallery to show how big their presence was, but I can honestly say its much clearer on how much bigger and more news-filled Mercedes was. You have to remember that they sort of semi-shared their stall with Mini Cooper and Rolls-Royce as well…

 

Finally getting somewhere is trying to recap the FRANKFURT IAA EXPO this year around, all these SUPERIOR SELECTED galleries give a decent look of it anyway- and then you got the ”100 seconds of..” HERE to give you a glimpse of each car as well.

 

We could blog all year around if we gave everything a deeper look, but hope you like that we keep it in a ”bloggy” entertaining way instead… 🙂

VIDEO: 100 seconds of the 850 HP Dacia Duster @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Here is a bit of a surprise, when we saw that Dacia were on location we… didn’t care at all! But looking closer, we saw a car which made us change our opinion- Dacia Duster! Funny that the least sporty brand on FRANKFURT MOTORSHOW 2011 still brought one of the meanest racecars?

 

This thing is as you can guess a Pikes Peak racecar, and with its 850HP coming from the Nissan GT-R engine it gives me the same feeling as that Suzuki Swift did in some random videogame a few years or so back?!

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Dacia Duster Pikes Peak from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOM8gNEjMiE

 

Bit of a sleeper for the ”car I would like to drive” award at Frankfurt, but if the occasion would come I would probably be far too scared getting into this small monster. We all know the old Gruppe B drivers had to take a lot of pills sometimes to manage their fears and block adrenaline racing their beast so… maybe not a wise move for an amature driver like me!

 

The Frankfurt-frenzy continues today with more ”100 seconds of…” clips and plenty of SUPERIOR SELECTED top quality galleries. Hope your enjoying the show so far…

SELECTED: Big bad Germans 1/2 – Mercedes @ Frankfurt IAA 2011!

Time to drop some heavy heavy loads of pics here with the german giants Mercedes and later today BMW showing us how the elite do it at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 MOTORSHOW!

 

I’ll let my opinions stand in the blog-texts on which one I thought was the biggest or best (same thing?), but assure you Martin BILBILDER.SE Perssons pictures will let you form your own opinion; and we would love to hear about it in the comments below! 🙂

 

 

(No, this is not a toy car and quite more serious at that. Its actually a concept Mercedes are doing to build the first real ”emission free supercar”, and in the shape of the SLS AMG E-cell they are well on their way! Not going to give you too much technical data on it, but the colour called AMG Lumilectric magno was almost tough to look at without sunglasses! While Martin thought it was there to lure flies and insects away from the rest of the stand; I gave this the ”markes pen/car” award of the year. Quite unique but… do you like it?!)

 

 

(Here is our favourite and a reason we went back several times, the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series. Seeing how its even more agressive then its pre-release with a bunch of carbon goodies you would expect on a Time Attack car only, it was for sure something that caught our eye. Thinking about it, even the wheels got a lot of ”JDM Time Attack” shape on them. Hope the upcoming ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEO will make this truly evil car justice!)

 

 

(Evidence #1: The Mercedes stall at Frankfurt was three stories high and had the most advanced (humongous) LED-screen we had ever seen. It actually had several dimensions in it, which is hard to explain- but putting a car sandwiched between them could make an animation that made it look like it was driving in standstill. Only thing we didnt like was that the view of the main stage was quite poor during their press-conference. But other then that, I think both me and Martin agree Mercedes took the prize of most impressive presence overall in Frankfurt 2011!)

 

(Breaking news: Superior Blog has boobies uncandidly in it! Iam sure you would hope for something different though, as in some weird German sense of humour way, they had several trucks outside their hall with gentlemen like this guy. Pretty weird if you ask me, but a smash hit with visitors who wanted to take their pictures with them all day long. Maybe the ”man-boob” look is whats hot in this day and age?)

 

 

(Ok, back to the cars and news Mercedes had rather then silly gimmicks. This is the A-klasse concept and it was really sharp and took us by storm! Lots of details we totally fell for, and you bet that there is a ”100 secons of…” clip coming of it as well. Doesn’t seem very realistic to ever see something like this in production, but Mercedes proves they are well ahead of time in sharp designing IMO…)

 

 

(One more concept, which seemed far more dear to ”ze germans” around it with plenty of security and constantly being covered by TV-teams. This pic might not show it in all its glory, but ”holy huge gull-wing doors Batman” indeed?! As we said in the VIDEOCLIP of this concept, its probably Lady Gagas choice of a future car but still maintaining that ”majestic” Mercedes look as well.)

 

 

(And to finish it we got a… motorbike?? Actually, when it comes to testosterone experts Ducati hooking up with the brilliant engineers of AMG we cant help ourselves giving it some attention. Looking at certain details you can tell that wheels and such have a lot of AMG design-blood in them, and the colour-scheme reminds me of a certain Cobra V12 we did a coverage on a while ago… anyone remember that?)

 

 

We really want to applaud Mercedes for bringing an immense number of news to the expo, really being outstanding in that sense. There were a whole lot of other world premieres and exciting stuff to watch here, and embarrasingly enough we missed some of them- but hope you like the gallery anyway!

 

We hate to repeat ourselves all the time, but if you got Facebook then make sure to add OURS and MARTINS to it for little details which Iam sure you will enjoy if you like the Superior-blog.

 

Later tonight we got Part 2 of the ”big bad germans” with BMW showing what they had to compete with vs Mercedes…

VIDEO: 100 seconds of Ferrari 458 Spider @ Frankfurt IAA 2011

Lets get this one over with, Ferrari was as always a major attraction at the FRANKFURT IAA 2011 and their stall was always too full for our patience to cope with it- and that even if the only major news was the 458 Spyder (Hardtop actually).

 

We were in quite a rush here, and did not felt like waiting in line to get a clearer shot- then suddenly the hardtop came off and we wanted to shoot that right away so… meh, not one of our best clips. Maybe just out of entertainment value of my obvious hesitation all the time. 😉

 

VIMEO:

 

Frankfurt IAA Auto Expo 2011 – 100 seconds of Ferrari 458 Spider from Superior Media on Vimeo.

 

YOUTUBE:

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmxMRI66PSE

 

Doing a re-shoot is for wimps, and the good news is that thanks to AUTOROPA which is Swedens Ferrari dealer #1 we will get a closer look of it anyway.  So don’t want to be unecessarily hard on myself but, forget about this clip and check ALL THE OTHER ”100 seconds of…” we did at Frankfurt instead. 😉

 

Looking at the list of features like this one still waiting we got some really impressive ones that remain and we are more happy with.

Hope they are scratching the surface on how big and awesome this expo was…

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