Russian cars do not have a very good reputation on the world auto market. They have always had very good military vehicles, but this is all the Russian manufacturers are famous for. So, nobody expected a presentation of a Russian supercar at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. The display held three Marussia models: two of them had a body of B1 presented in the end of last year, and one was with the B2 body. The supercars were made of different materials: a white B1 and blue B2 has carbon-fiber bodies while a white-and-blue car was made of basalt. The Russian cars really have a great look, but they remind about the creations of Pagani Zonga and Apollo Gumpert. There should still be some additional work done of the projects, but the progress comparing to the previous year model is big as well. There is nothing special about the engine: Marussia runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine which outputs 245 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The car goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds and gains the top speed of 155 mph. The company representative, Nikolai Fomenko, says they have already received fully-paid orders for 17 Marussias which cost around 100,000 euros.

Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen e Up!

Volkswagen came to the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show with a new small car. E Up! is called “the Beetle of the 21st Century” by the manufacturer although it has a significantly different look from the bug-car.

Frankfurt Auto Show: Citroën Revolte

The Frankfurt Auto Show had a lot of great vehicles which might become stars of the new generation. One of them is Citroën Revolte, the plug-in hybrid which became a “graphic quotation” of the famous 2CV, one of the most popular cars in France.

Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Auto Show is going to be the largest one this year. It is opening tomorrow, on September, 15. This is not only the major German exhibition, but the largest one worldwide, so all automakers are working for the best presentations at the show.

Frankfurt Auto Show: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

There have been a lot of talks about the new car from Rolls-Royce, primarily because of the mystery created by the manufacturer around the Ghost. The next week all the details will be unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Auto Tuning: Irmscher Astra at Frankfurt Auto Show

Manufacturers are not the only ones who present their designs at auto shows: German tuner, Irmscher Automobilau is going to the Frankfurt Auto Show with the upgrade package for the Opel Astra.