2002 Fiat StiloEnlarge Photo
2002 Lancia ThesisLancia Thesis
Lancia’s anything but conservatively styled Thesis was unveiled as the company’s new flagship. The car, which blend the combination of luxury with Lancia’s unique style ‘exudes Italian class.’ It is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6, a 2.4-liter five-cylinder, a 2.4-liter turbodiesel or a 2.0-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine.
2002 Lancia ThesisEnlarge Photo
Mitsubishi concept Frankfurt 2001Enlarge Photo
2002 Lamborghini Murcielago
The Diablo’s long-awaited replacement finally debuted at Frankfurt. The new car, called Murcielago (Italian for bat, but also the name of a breed of bull) is powered by a 6.2-liter V-12, with 570 hp at 7500 rpm and 480 lb-ft of torque at 5400 rpm. The car has scissor-type doors like the Diablo and will have permanent AWD. Lamborghini expects to produce about 400 of the cars per year when production starts.