Spy Shots

  • 2022 Ferrari Purosangue test mule spy shots

    An early tester for Ferrari's Purosangue SUV has been spotted within the confines of the Italian firm's Maranello headquarters. It may look like a GTC4 Lusso that's just escaped the panel beaters from hell, but the extra large wheel gap confirms the test vehicle has the raised suspension of an SUV. Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri in September revealed the Purosangue name for the SUV, Italian for “thoroughbred,” and said the vehicle won't reach the market in 2020 like his predecessor, the late Sergio Marchionne, had envisaged. Camilleri stressed that the controversial addition to...

  • 2020 BMW X1 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW X1 spy shots

    BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots

    Mercedes-AMG's current crop of 45 series cars are little rockets. Their heavily breathed on 2.0-liter inline-4s makes otherwise ordinary cars quite lovable, not to mention shockingly quick. For its next generation of compact cars, AMG will offer two levels of performance, starting with the A-Class...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots and video

    BMW's revived 8-Series coupe made an appearance in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a dedicated racing version competed in the prestigious race's GTE class for production-based cars. We'll see the new BMW flagship arrive in showrooms in December, initially in $112,895 M850i trim. Soon, BMW...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle facelift for its GLC and that means all versions of the small SUV, including those from AMG, will be going under the knife for a bit of refinement. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for AMG's updated GLC63 which should arrive alongside the updated version...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz engineers have been spotted with a test mule for a compact electric car likely to be badged an EQB. The test mule features the makeshift body of the recently revealed third-generation B-Class minivan, but the EQB's actual body is expected to be that of a compact crossover. We know...

  • 2020 Audi R8 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi Sport has been spotted testing an updated version of of its R8 supercar. Previously thought to be a more hardcore GT variant, a source has revealed that the planned changes only constitute a mid-cycle update for the car. The latest tester is wearing new fascias front and rear as well as large oval exhaust tips instead of the current R8's square-shaped units. A pair of oval exhausts is a signature Audi Sport design trait so perhaps the designers have implemented them to connect the R8 with other models from the Audi Sport lineup. 2020 Audi R8 spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. As...

  • 2020 Opel Mokka X spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Mokka X spy shots

    Opel engineers are out testing the first redesigned model post the brand’s sale by General Motors to France’s PSA Group one year ago. The model is a replacement for the current Mokka X, which does duty in the United States as the Buick Encore. The Mokka X is one of the most popular...

  • 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
    2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car spy shots

    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...

  • 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 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 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
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster spy shots

    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...

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

    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 2020 model, thus the updates should constitute a mid-cycle facelift for the Toyota Prius fighter. The prototype is heavily camouflaged so we could be looking at extensive updates, at least as far as the exterior is concerned. The prototype is for either the Ioniq Hybrid or Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid but...

  • 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...

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

    Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen’s expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at the 2016 Geneva auto show with the T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below). The production model keeps...

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