By: MATILDA FRANCES
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast night(14th September 2015) marked the beginning of what is expected to gather momentum today and indeed reach a crescendo in few days time, as the likes of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar Landrover seized attention of the world media with their exclusive offerings.
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE was driven with daring precision by expert British stunt driver Terry Grant. The F-PACE sped through the specially built structure, using its sports car derived technology and world-class collection of safety features to complete the record loop and officially signal the opening of order books worldwide.
Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar said, “The Jaguar F-PACE is an SUV with the soul of a sports car. When we created this car we thought differently; we took a Jaguar sports car and made it family friendly. The F-PACE exudes performance yet you can fit five people and all their belongings in it. This is a car for people who love driving, who love design and who love technology – this is the ultimate practical sports car.”
The extraordinary feat, showcased the powerful design of the lightweight F-PACE and its ability to combine agility with sports car speed and performance.
German car-making giant, Mercedes-Benz, too revealed another unusual automotive ability, demonstrating hyper aero-dynamism of its IAA Concept wind tunnel.
Volkswagen Group launched all its automotive arsenal, including Bentley Bentagya and Porsche Vision E Concept.
It was a night designated to give media a taste of what await visitors to Frankfurt from this day. But, to most of us in the motoring media world, it was a night of thrills and frills. And of whaoh!
From tonight, watch out for blow-by-blow reports of the whos, whats, whys and the showstoppers at Frankfurt International Auto Show..