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Frankfurt 2011: Audi presents the new A5 DTM

On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi has unveiled its much-anticipated 2012 DTM challenger – the A5 DTM. Bearing the internal project name “R17” at Audi Sport, the new A5 DTM conforms to the new technical regulations that will come into effect for the 2012 DTM season, which have been designed to achieve three key aims: improve the safety of the vehicle, reduce costs by up to 40 percent and showcase a spectacular exterior design.

Frankfurt 2011: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

Aston Martin will premiere two new model variants at the Frankfurt Motor Show, when it opens its doors to the media tomorrow morning. The DBS Carbon Edition will be available in both Coupe and Volante form and will be available in two new colours including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black.

Merc’s SLS AMG receives adaptive damping and ride control upgrade

Mercedes are offering some key additions to the SLS AMG’s suspension, to coincide with the introduction of the new Roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The new optional ‘AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping’ will be available as a 2320.50 Euro option (approx £2,000) on both Roadster and gull-wing Coupé.

Surf’s up for Fisker’s New Shooting-Brake Concept

As first deliveries of the Karma luxury electric vehicle reach US customers, Fisker has released a teaser image of its next game changer – the Surf. Due to be unveiled at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the wraps will come off what looks to be a shooting-brake design riding on the same wheelbase as its 4-door sibling.

Eterniti Motors reveals Cayenne-based Super-SUV

Last month Eterniti Motors launched itself via a new landing page, announcing that its first car ‘Hemera’ would be shown at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.

We got in touch with Mark Carbery from Eterniti, who explained that the company is completely independent of any OEM and funded by an international group of investors and a team of people assembled with experience ranging from luxury and high performance vehicles to motorsport.