Spy Shots

  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The current-generation Honda Civic Type R only arrived for 2017 but an updated version is slated to arrive in the coming year, as evidenced by camouflaged prototypes spotted testing at the Nürburgring. The only visible changes are the revised fascias front and rear. Each fascia appears to feature new flicks in front of the vents. Extra camouflage gear on the hood intake and roof of the yellow prototype could be hiding exposed carbon fiber, suggesting that lightweight body panels will either be offered on the Type R or perhaps a new hardcore variant. Recall, Hideki Matsumoto, chief...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show in September and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the size and proportions will match up...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW's 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz used March's Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we'll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots and video

    Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 sports car and you can bet there'll be just as many variants, if not more, that we saw with the previous 991 generation. We're talking close to two dozen variants, from the base Carerra right up to the GT2 RS. The latest spy shots and video show...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots and video

    Aston Martin's DBX SUV is on track for a debut in late 2019 and as part of the development a prototype has taken to Germany's Nürburgring for some high-speed testing. Judging from our spy shots and video, the 4-door DBX will be a small SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it will be derived. We can also see that the brake discs and calipers are very large, and at the rear of the car sit a signature set of quad-exhaust tips. Hidden underneath all of the camouflage gear at the front will be enlarged intakes possibly with a similar design to what’s found on the...

  • 2021 Audi S5 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S5 spy shots

    Audi's sporty S5 coupe is about to come in for a facelift. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update for the entire A5 range and related A4. Judging by these photos of a prototype, the changes will include subtle tweaks to the front and rear fascias as well as new internals for the lights at both...

  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots

    Mini has confirmed plans to launch a new John Cooper Works GP in 2020 and now we have the first spy shots of prototypes. The JCW GP is a track-focused version of the Mini Hardtop, and the brand confirmed in January that the car will pack over 300 horsepower. A concept was rolled out at the 2017...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLS have been spotted again, and the latest testers are the most revealing yet. The debut is coming up at next week's 2019 New York International Auto Show, with a showroom appearance likely to follow in the fall. This means we should see the new...

  • 2019 BMW 1-Series hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 1-Series hatchback spy shots and video

    The current BMW 1-Series hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. This is odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz's C-Class has only just undergone its mid-cycle update for 2019 but prototypes for the next-generation model are already out testing. Our latest spy shots show some of the prototypes for the new C-Class, which we expect on the market in late 2020 as a 2021 model. The testers are...

  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Volkswagen R performance division looks to be readying a new addition to its lineup based on the Tiguan small SUV. A test mule for a potential Tiguan R has been spotted in Germany, suggesting that VW's go-fast division will soon launch another SUV. The division only February launched the T-Roc R in the compact segment. The test mule looks like a regular Tiguan equipped with the SUV's available R-Line sport appearance package. However, a closer inspection reveals a set of quad-exhaust tips with the same design as the exhausts on the T-Roc R and Golf R. This suggests the same 2.0-liter...

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots

    Mini is set to launch an electric car in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. As expected, Mini is using its signature Hardtop model for its first volume EV. But there isn't much to distinguish the electric version from its gasoline-powered siblings, at least visually. The car was...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots and video

    A prototype for a new Mercedes-Benz compact crossover SUV to be called the GLB has been spotted again, and it's mostly devoid of camouflage gear. Mercedes already competes in the space with the GLA but the GLB will be a larger, more rugged offering with styling influenced by the automaker's bigger...

  • 2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy R spy shots

    Renault is working on a more extreme version of its Megane RS Trophy hot hatch that was launched in 2019. The new addition is likely a successor to 2014's Megane RS Trophy R, which at its launch held the record for front-wheel-drive production cars at the Nürburgring. With the record currently...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots and video

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the...

  • 2021 Ford Puma spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Puma spy shots

    Ford is developing a new subcompact crossover SUV which is due for a reveal in 2019 and confirmed as the Puma—a name that recently surfaced in trademark filings. The Puma is related to the latest Fiesta and judging by a teaser shot released on Wednesday the exterior designs of the two...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted again, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details, including the interior, can be seen. The prototypes are for the next-generation C8 Corvette due out this summer as a 2020 model, specifically a base variant. The C8 was originally expected for 2019 but then Chevy went and launched the C7 ZR1. Even so, that's still a relatively short lifespan for the C7 Corvette which first arrived for 2014. The reason for the quick changeover is because General Motors...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer spy shots

    Chevrolet has been caught testing a prototype for a new Trailblazer, with the nameplate set to return to the market as a compact crossover SUV. Previously thought to be the new Trax, General Motors has since confirmed that the vehicle seen here testing is in fact a Trailblazer. Expected on sale in...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled the redesigned 2020 CLA at January's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but the versions we're more interested in, those from Mercedes-AMG, are still being developed. Yes, “versions” isn't a typo as AMG is working on two performance levels...

  • 2020 Honda Fit (Jazz) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Honda Fit spy shots

    The Honda Fit, known as a Jazz in some markets, is about to be redesigned. Prototypes have been spotted and reveal a rounder, more streamlined shape for the new subcompact hatch. The prototypes also provide a glimpse at the new interior design which looks to feature a large infotainment screen in...

  • 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots

    A new body style for Porsche's yet-to-be-revealed Taycan electric sport sedan has been spotted in prototype form. The car is the production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept Porsche rolled out at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The production version will be known as the...

  • 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots and video

    Audi Sport is in the early stages of developing its next RS 6 Avant. Our latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the super wagon testing hard at the Nürburgring. Earlier shots showed a test mule. You can tell this is the RS 6 Avant because of the aggressive front fascia with enlarged...

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