Behold: the Audi Nanuk concept

Audi Nanuk

Well, here’s something we weren’t expecting. Amid the usual series of well-briefed and pre-warned reveals at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, it was Audi who came up with something out of the blue at a typically bombastic VAG group party the evening before the show opened: a 544bhp sports car, wonderfully put together, and powered by a diesel engine.


Revealed: Rolls-Royce Celestial concept

Rolls_Royce Celestial concept

Do you love the night sky, all those twinkly stars and far-off galaxies? Do you want to know exactly what it was like if you peered up at the heavens from Goodwood on the south coast of England at midnight on the 1st January 2003? Of course you do. And now there's a way.


Here’s the Citroen Cactus concept

Citroen Cactus

Here's one for those who crave a simpler time of it. The Citroen Cactus concept is aimed at de-stressing your time on the road. In doing so, it also aims to be a new direction for a company that has often lost its way over the past couple of decades.


Lexus reveals LF-NX concept

Lexus LF_NX Concept

Oh dear, that's not gone well, has it? Lexus doesn't normally get these kinds of things wrong, but with this new concept bound for the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, erm...


Meet Audi’s 700bhp Quattro concept

Audi Quattro Concept

It's no coincidence that this combative, pugnacious looking tyke has been badged the Audi Sport Quattro Concept. It's a deliberate homage to the classic Sport Quattro from 1983 - the short-wheelbase one, that is - and thus carries with it the weight of a million enthusiastic bobble hats.


Bentley reveals Continental GT V8 S

Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Bentley has wrung out its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine in the Continental GT so that it now produces more poweeerrr; welcome the new Conti GT V8 ‘S'.


Peugeot unveils the 308 R Concept

Peugeot 308R

Before we've even driven Peugeot's new posh Parisian hatch - you'll have to wait until later in the week for that - the company's teased us with this: a faster, more hardcore version. It's called the 308 R Concept. It's lower, wider and meaner than the normal car... and shares the same colour scheme as Kane's WWF mask.


BMW reveals hybrid X5 Concept

BMW hybrid X5

Here's one to confuse the peace-bracelet brigade: BMW has revealed an X5 that emits less harmful emissions and boasts more fuel economy than a 1.6-litre diesel Ford Focus.


Vühl 05 sportscar to enter production


Designed to take on cars like the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono, with handling to match that of the Lotus Elise; it's fair to say brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria have ambitious plans for their Vühl 05 sportscar.


It’s the new Audi A8

New Audi A8

A new single frame grille here, a more sculptured bonnet there; more powerful engines across the board and increased efficiency: welcome to the brand new Audi A8.