Cars of the Frankfurt Motor Show

burnout frankfurt motorshow imageThe biennial Frankfurt Motor Show, also known as the International Automobile Exhibition and International Motor Show, opens to the public today and continues running through September 25. During the past few days, automakers have been releasing a stream of concepts and new models for 2012 and beyond. This has thrown Twitter into a frenzy of #iaa hashtags and enough pictures to keep your eyes locked in place for hours. Make the jump to see what’s looking hot, not hot, and a couple in between.

Hot: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Image Hot

Look at that paint job and the red accents at the base of the windshield. Gorgeous.

Hot: Cadillac Converj ELR Concept

Cadillac Converj Concept ELR image

Why not just call it the next generation Cadillac CTS Coupe and get it over with?

Hot: Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version

Sebastian Vettel Inifiniti FX Concept image

A white car with black wheels and smoked lights is a winning combination.

Sorta Hot, Sorta Not: VW Beetle R

VW Beetle R Image

It still looks like a bathtub, but now its a bathtub, err Beetle, with 266 horsepower.

Sorta Hot, Sorta Not: Ford Focus ST Wagon

Ford Focus Wagon ST Image

It’s hot because it’s got a 6-speed manual gearbox. It’s not because it is a Ford never to be seen in the States.

Not: Land Rover DC100 Sport

Land Rover DC100 Sport Not Hot

Wait, is this a Land Rover or a Kia Soul cabriolet?

Not: SsangYong XIV-1

SsangYong XIV-1 Frankfurt Motor show image

What the…? It’s a Land Rover. It’s a Kia Soul. Nope. It’s some South Korean thing.

Not: Fisker Surf Concept

Fisker Surf concept Frankfurt Motor show image

This plug-in hybrid Fisker has the profile of a Ferrari, crossover, full-size sedan and a parrot’s beak.

Photo credits: iaa, telegraph, jalopnik, insideline, carscoop, msn autos, autoblog