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Everybody knows about the magnificent Aston Martin DBS recently announced by the British producer. But Aston Martin thought it was the case to impress us even more, so they brought to Frankfurt two special editions. First, theAston Martin V8 Vantage N400 celebrates the succes of the N24 race car in the Nurburgring 24-hour race, car which comes with a power upgrade, the 4.3 liter V8 engine now developing 400 hp with 420 Nm torque. They also installed a Sports Pack, featuring light-weight wheels, up-rated springs and dampers and a new rear anti-roll bar. The exterior also got some changes.

The other special edition is the Aston Martin DB9 LM which celebrates DBR9′s victory in the 24 hours LeMans race. The DB9 LM is available only as a coupe and also gets the Sports Pack, plus it comes with a unique Sarthe Silver paint finish, rear crossbar finished in Magnum Silver, handcrafted black interior and a unique ‘Tertre Rouge’ facia trim.

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Toyota will have some really interesting premieres at the Frankfurt Motor Show which will start on September 13th. Besides a small car concept and a special version of the Yaris, they’ll also introduce the Toyota RAV4 Cross Sport. This RAV4 sport edition will feature new 17-inch alloy wheels, protective plates under the bumpers, LED tail-lamps, new audio and DVD navigation system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, parking assistance and anthracite colored seats.

Nothing offcial yet, but rumors say the Toyota RAV4 Cross Sport will be available for European customers immediately after Frankfurt with two engine options, an 152 hp 2,0 liter petrol unit and an 136 hp 2,2 liter diesel unit. View more pics after the jump.

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In a preview of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Maserati announced the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, which will be a more exclusive version of their 4-door coupe currently in production, the Quattroporte. The Sport GT S version will have the same 400 hp engine, but it’ll be lowered by 10mm in the front and 25mm in the back, plus new aluminum and iron brakes that were co-developed with Brembo.

Cosmetic upgrades include a black-chrome mesh grille, black side window trims, two double exhaust pipes, dark chrome 20″ seven spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli tires and Alcantara leather insertions into the seats, door panels and steering wheel. Plus, the front seats are more sportier and the dashboard will get carbon fiber and aluminum inserts.

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Roush F150 Nitemare

Two Ford special edition F-150 pickups were unveiled this week. First one is the Roush F150 Nitemare, a 445hp supercharged car based on the standard cab version of the F-150. The Roush F150 Nitemare is equipped with a Roush charger that boosts output from the 5.4L engine to 445hp and 500lb-ft. of torque. The car will be produced in a limited run of just 100 trucks.

The other one is a Harley-Davidson special edition. This version manages to produce 450hp and 500 lb-ft. of torque, and is based on the supercharged F-150 Harley-Davidson concept car on display at last November’s SEMA Show.

Performance enhancements include a Saleen twin-screw supercharger lifted from the Shelby GT-500, a dual-stage water-to-air intercooler and boost and air-charge temperature gauges. (more…)

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