Spy Shots

  • 2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a concealed prototype testing on the Nürburgring. The particular tester is for the Insignia's Sports Tourer wagon body style, which we get here in jacked-up Buick Regal TourX soft-roader form. We also get the regular Insignia Grand Sport as our Buick Regal Sportback. The current Opel Insignia was only introduced in 2017 so to see engineers testing an updated version so soon is unusual. The reason for the quick facelift is to implement a new design language Opel will introduce across its range to mark...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

  • 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots

    A new open-top version of Volkswagen's trendy T-Roc has been spotted. Its sighting follows that of a high-performance R version also in the works. The T-Roc is a compact crossover SUV based on the Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB platform. It isn't sold in the United States so don't count on the...

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots

    BMW is close to revealing a redesigned 3-Series but today we have our first spy shots of a prototype for the related 4-Series, specifically the 4-Series Convertible. The redesigned 4-Series is expected to debut late next year as a 2020 model, but in coupe form only initially. The convertible will...

  • 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder spy shots

    It's hard to believe it's been more than four years since Lamborghini first graced us with the Huracán, especially since the design remains as intoxicating as ever and, in Performante trim, you'll be hard pressed to find a faster car around a racetrack. Nevertheless, it appears Lamborghini...

  • 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots and video

    Volkswagen’s T-Roc made its debut last summer and now engineers are out testing a high-performance version of the compact crossover SUV. Spotted at the Nürburgring racetrack this month was a new T-Roc prototype sporting the same quad-exhaust tip design of the Volkswagen Golf R. The...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche is close to revealing a new generation of its 911, the 992 series, and today we have our first look at one of the racing variants. It was spotted lapping the automaker's Weissach test track located near Stuttgart, Germany. The prototype is for the new 911 RSR which we expect to be ready during the 2019 motorsport season. This is the car that will likely compete in the GTE class of the 2019/2020 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose first round is scheduled for September 2019 and final round, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for June 2020. The car should also compete in...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac XT6 spy shots

    It's been the subject of rumors since at least 2011 but Cadillac's long-awaited three-row crossover SUV has now been spotted in the wild. Expected to go by the name XT6, the new SUV is most likely scheduled for a debut next January at the 2019 Detroit auto show ahead of a sales launch late next...

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

    Prototypes for what's almost certain to be a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details can be seen. The prototypes are thought to be a next-generation C8 Corvette due out...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots and video

    There's a redesigned BMW 3-Series just around the corner, and once again the small sport sedan will spawn a wagon variant, known in the United States as a Sports Wagon. In other markets the 3-Series Sports Wagon is called a Touring. Our latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the redesigned...

  • 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 expected 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...

  • 2020 Genesis G80 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Genesis G80 spy shots

    Genesis is readying a major update for its G80 mid-size sedan, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The proportions are similar to those of the current G80, which is really just a rebadge of the second-generation Hyundai Genesis introduced for 2015, but the biggest tell...

  • 2020 Kia full-size SUV based on Telluride concept leaked - Image via saudi_shift

    Kia's new full-size SUV based on 2016's Telluride concept is currently testing in the Middle East sans camouflage gear and photos are starting to hit social media. These shots from Instagram user saudi_shift and the Bobae Dream forum give us a good look at the design which appears to stay true to the well-received Telluride, although some of the boldness of the concept's front end has been lost along the road to production. The good news is that the concept's boxy proportions combined with rounded edges have been retained, lending the vehicle a sense of strength. Nevertheless, we can't help...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R 'Clubsport' spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R "Clubsport" spy shots and video

    Mercedes-AMG is known to be working on a range-topping Black Series version of its GT sports car, but before it arrives the Affalterbach tuner will introduce a new version positioned between it and the current GT R. A prototype for this new version has just been spotted testing at the...

  • 2019 Audi S6 Avant spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi S6 Avant spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned S6 and more have just been spotted, some without any camouflage gear. The prototypes are for the wagon body style, referred to by Audi as an Avant. Audi revealed the new A6 Avant (shown below) earlier this year, which means the sportier S6...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford electric SUV spy shots

    Feast your eyes on the first spy shots of Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV. This is the 300-mile small electric SUV promised for 2020. Ford in early 2018 teased the possibility of using the Mach 1 name for the vehicle but only this week we learned that a strong negative response from...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T7) test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T7) spy shots

    Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here around 2022. However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is a new generation of the automaker's popular Transporter series of vans sold...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Toyota Supra prototype crashes while testing on the 'Ring

    The new fifth-generation Toyota is the latest car to fall victim to the Nürburgring. A Toyota engineer testing a prototype was caught out late on Wednesday at the Döttinger Höhe section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The section is a long straight where the highest speeds are...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-AMG's GT R track car by the looks of things is about to drop its top. A GT R Roadster prototype was spotted recently at the Nürburgring and on some of the German race track's surrounding roads. It should arrive on the market next year alongside a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports car due for the 2020 model year. The GT R coupe, which starts at just under $160k, comes with 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from AMG's 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, or enough to deliver a 0-60 mph sprint of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. We could see power...

  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq facelift spy shots - Image via Andreas Wiegant/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai Ioniq spy shots

    Hyundai looks to be preparing an update for its Ioniq family of hybrid and electric cars. A prototype for the updated version was recently spotted undergoing hot-weather tests in California's Death Valley. The Ioniq was introduced for 2017 and we expect this updated version to bow next year as a...

  • 2019 Opel Astra facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Opel Astra spy shots and video

    Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for a facelifted version of the Astra compact hatchback. The facelifted Astra is expected on sale in markets where Opel operates sometime next year. The tweaks constitute a mid-cycle update for the current Astra which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots

    Cadillac's new small sedan has been spotted for the first time. The car will serve as a direct replacement for the ATS and will likely carry the CT4 name into production. It is expected on the market in late 2019 as a 2020 model. Cadillac has previously referred to the car as a compact but it will...

  • 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots and video

    Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and it's about to get the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called the i30 Fastback. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for what's shaping up to be a new i30 Fastback N, a car that will...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai Sonata spy shots and video

    Hyundai is close to finalizing a redesigned Sonata with styling inspired by the handsome Le Fil Rouge concept car (shown below) unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show. A prototype for the new mid-size sedan has been spotted at the Nürburgring and looks to be wearing its final skin. A few...

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