Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 photos: Road-legal F1 car, record-setting Bugatti Chiron and more

IBTimes UK looks at some of the hottest new cars and wackiest concept vehicles at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

No motor show is complete without a ridiculously fast, completely unaffordable hypercar. The Frankfurt Motor Show had the Mercedes-Benz-AMG Project ONE, a two-seat hybrid with over 1,000 horsepower and a top speed of 350kph (217mph).

Described as "a Formula One car for public roads", it was unveiled by three-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton. It has a turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engine that can rev up to 11,000 rpm – a few thousand short of an F1 car – and four electric motors.

Mercedes AMG Project OneDaniel Roland/AFP
Mercedes AMG Project OneDaniel Roland/AFP
The Project One's snug, two-seat interior has an F1-style steering wheel and two digital displays.Mercedes-AMG

And then there's the Bugatti Chiron, which has just set a ridiculously fast world record, travelling from zero to 400 kilometres an hour (249mph) and back to a standstill in just 42 seconds.

Bugatti Chiron Zero-400-ZeroKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Half as fast as the Bugatti but far more affordable and far more stylish is Ferrari's new Portofino. At €196,000 (£176,658) it is is 3% more expensive than Ferraris's current "entry-level" supercar – the California T – and 3mph faster.

Ferrari PortofinoRalph Orlowski/Reuters
Ferrari PortofinoRalph Orlowski/Reuters

But Frankfurt is not just for petrolheads. Many carmakers unveiled the low-emissions vehicles and technology strategies they hope will let them profit from the sweeping changes due to hit the industry in the next few years. Volkswagen announced a long-term electrification campaign, saying its brands would introduce 80 new electric vehicles by 2025. It said VW will offer a fully or partially electric version of every car in all of its brands by 2030.

Small SUVs are a popular theme at the show as manufacturers crowd into a segment that has proven a winner with consumers. IBTimes UK looks at some of the hottest new cars and wackiest concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is open to the public from Thursday 14 September to Sunday 24 September.

Porsche 911 GT3Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Audi R8 Spyder V10 PlusSean Gallup/Getty Images
Lamborghini Aventador S RoadsterSean Gallup/Getty Images
Volkswagen ID Buzz electric microbus conceptKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
smart vision EQ fortwo concept carRalph Orlowski/Reuters
Smart Fortwo Electric DriveSean Gallup/Getty Images
Mercedes S CabrioletDaniel Roland/AFP
Mercedes-Maybach 6 CabrioletSean Gallup/Getty Images
The interior of the Mercedes-Maybach 6 CabrioletSean Gallup/Getty Images
Mercedes S 560 EDaniel Roland/AFP
Mercedes EQA concept carDaniel Roland/AFP
Mercedes VolocopterKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
BMWi Vision Dynamic all-electric concept carTobias Schwarz/AFP
Audi Elaine autonomous concept carSean Gallup/Getty Images
Audi A5 g-tron hybridSean Gallup/Getty Images
Audi A8Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept carRalph Orlowski/Reuters
Volkswagen T-Roc mini SUVKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Volkswagen e-Up!Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Opel Cascada convertibleSean Gallup/Getty Images
Opel Grandland X SUVSean Gallup/Getty Images
Renault Symbioz prototypeTobias Schwarz/AFP
Citroen C3 AircrossDaniel Roland/AFP
Hyundai KonaDaniel Roland/AFP
Dacia DusterDaniel Roland/AFP
Chery ExeedDaniel Roland/AFP
SUV concept car by Chinese automaker WeySean Gallup/Getty Images

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