The International Motor Show Germany (IAA) is this year taking place in Frankfurt. The show first opened its doors in 1897.
The IAA happens to be the world's largest motor show and is where manufacturers from around the world showcase their brand-new models and concept cars. The press and media get to see the cars first as normal, with public days occurring between Saturday 16th September and Sunday 24th September 2017. Read on for an insight into our favourite cars.
1. Porsche GT3 Touring
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring sits alongside the regular 991.2 GT3, and is a lot less 'hardcore' than the regular GT3. The most obvious alteration is the removal of the prominent rear wing, as seen on the regular GT3. However, the Touring will come with a pop-up spoiler that is deployed at certain speeds. It uses the same 4.0-litre as the regular GT3 and uses a subtler interior, without all the theatre of the race car like GT3. In many ways, the GT3 Touring is similar to the exclusive 911 R - a performance Porsche for purists. It will also feature the purists' favourite, a manual gearbox.
2. Land Rover Discovery SVX
The Discovery SVX falls under Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations section, becoming the first Discovery to be given the SVO treatment. Like the Range Rover SVR, the Discovery SVX pushes the envelope in offering the ultimate in off-road performance. A bold design featuring Tectonic Grey paint, complimented by red accents and SVX badging, ensures this is no ordinary Discovery. Like the SVR Range Rover, the SVX is no slouch. Powered by a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine producing 525hp, 60mph is dealt with in just 5.3 seconds.
3. Ferrari Portofino
The successor to the Ferrari California, the Portofino is the new entry Ferrari; however, the Portofino's performance is anything but entry level thanks to a 3.9-litre V8 engine producing 592bhp. This means 62mph is dealt with in only 3.5 seconds - making this the most powerful car to feature a retractable hard top roof. Named after one of Italy's most beautiful towns: Portofino, the car takes after the town being both elegant and luxurious. Inside, a new infotainment set-up comprising of a striking 10.2" touchscreen ensures the interior is equally as impressive as the exterior.
4. Porsche Cayenne
The Mk3 Cayenne is just as important as the very first Cayenne, launched way back in 2003. This brand-new version is set on the VW Group's (Porsche is owned by VW) MLB platform which includes the popular Audi Q7 and ultra-luxurious Bentley Bentayga. The layout however, has been revised to ensure the new Cayenne is as great to drive as the rest of the Porsche sports car range. Porsche has also unveiled the all-new Cayenne Turbo too. This is the flagship of the Cayenne range and offers unbelievable performance for an SUV. Powered by a 4.0-litre V8, the all-new Mk3 Cayenne Turbo produces a colossal 542bhp. Tick the Sport Chrono package on the options list and this huge SUV will hit 62mph in just 3.9 seconds.
5. BMW i3 and i3s
BMW have updated their i3 all-electric model. There is also a more performance focused i3s available too. The updated i3 still comes with a 168bhp electric motor, whereas the i3s gets 181bhp allowing the i3s to hit 62mph in 6.9 seconds - almost hot hatch territory. The i3s also receives lowered sports suspension, and a wider track. The standard i3 and i3s also come in a few new colours too; Melbourne Red and Imperial Blue.