Geographically speaking, the Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the biggest auto shows in the world. Aside from being a venue to wear holes through countless pairs of sweaty dress socks, it's a place where a venerable collection of sheet metal is sure to arrive every two years.
If the 2013 show proves anything, it's that auto manufacturers are almost unanimously in love with two things: concept cars and hybrid drivetrains. Years ago, that idea would have been more depressing than drinking cheap drip coffee in Seattle.
Thankfully, hybrid drivetrains are much more than a way to save on gas these days. They're quickly being adapted to performance applications; sometimes with blistering results.
Check out AutoGuide.com's top 10 cars of the show and see what was the most impressive debut in Frankfurt
Of all the models, the i8 BMW is the only one that looks absolutely stunning, and true to its roots. Everything else looks too experimental and yet dull. The Lexus looks absolutely ridiculous, in a bad way of course.