Watch: Top Gear’s 3 best supercars from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

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by Leandre Grecia | Sep 15, 2019

If you live on this side of the world like we do, then chances are you didn’t make it to this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

Then again, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action—the guys at Top Gear UK got us covered.

First up is the Lamborghini Siån This isn’t your ordinary Lamborghini—well, to be fair, none are. What makes this Lambo stand out isn’t the stunning design highlighted by the gold finish, but instead what that body packs underneath—a hybrid powertrain. Yes, it still has a 6.5-liter V12 engine and looks like a proper sports car, but it has supercapacitors between the engine and the rear seats. These supercapacitors take the place of traditional lithium-ion batteries and help the hybrid motor give a decent boost of 34hp. The total system output goes up to a whopping 807hp to make the Siån the most powerful Lambo to date. It’s also the fastest one yet, doing 0-100kph in just 2.8 seconds and logging a top speed of 349kph. How’s that for a hybrid supercar?

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Next on the list is the BMW Vision M Concept, which you might have read in one of our previous stories. This is BMW’s standalone M car that the Germans are building at the moment. The concept design features a familiar BMW-like grille, albeit a more futuristic-looking one at that. One thing you’ll notice here—trust us, it’s hard to miss—is the contrasting color scheme. The ‘electric orange’ and the matte silver is certainly something new, and this color pattern extends to the wheels with the front pair sporting a different color with the rear.

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This M concept, like the Lambo, is also a hybrid, with a total system output of 600hp. BMW claims that has 100 kilometers of full EV range and can get to 100kph in 3.5 seconds. Top speed, on the other hand, maxes out at 299kph. If that didn’t look as fast enough for you, its maker is also claiming that the M concept on EV mode will run faster than the i8 with both its petrol and electric motors running. That’s pretty fast, I’d say.

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Last but definitely not least here is the all-new Audi RS6, the latest iteration of the German carmaker’s ‘supercar killer’—albeit a much bigger one. At first glance, it might not look as powerful as the Lambo and Bimmer hybrids, but this monster packs a 592hp 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine under its hood—a powertrain that’s paired with an eight-speed twin-clutch gearbox. This Audi goes from 0 to 100 in 3.6 seconds, and if you push it to its limits, you can get to speeds as fast as 304kph. Underneath are a self-leveling air suspension and anti-roll bars. To quote Top Gear deputy editor Jack Rix: “Proper senior supercar numbers, those.”

What’s your pick among the three? Click play on the embedded video above to see more of these cars in the metal.

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