Spy Shots

Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

There's a new 2012 Volkswagen Passat in the works, and early spy shots of prototypes hint that it'll be longer and wider than today's car. The giveaways, according to our colleagues at Motor Authority, are the wheel arches on their spy-shot car, as well as a wider B-pillar on the test mule. The...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Continental Supersports Spotted, Fast & Furious Nissan Stolen, And Seniors Have Their Moments

Played like a cheap ukulele --  Yesterday we highlighted a mysterious (and possibly staged) video featuring a major Tesla investor who was "overheard" gabbing about new money flowing into the start-up--perhaps to quiet concerns about the company's finances and its ability to produce the...Read More»

2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (nee GranCabrio)
Spy Shots: 2011 Maserati Granturismo Spyder

While Maserati offers up test drives of the sensuous new Granturismo S to a host of playas--not including us!--we're content to bring you this pic of the new Granturismo Spyder that's working its way through rigorous testing. The convertible is due in March of next year, which makes it a 2011 model...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna in process
Sneak Peek: 2011 Toyota Sienna to join 'MC platform

In These Economic Times, it only makes sense for businesses to streamline operations. Toyota is doing just that by wonking the design of its Sienna minivan to fit the company's "MC" platform. So say the folks at Detroit News, who apparently nabbed the shot of the Sienna at left, clearly in...Read More»

2011 Audi A5 Sportback
2011 Audi A5 Sportback Spied, Centennial Concept Coming

Audi has a busy summer on tap, with the launch of a new five-door A5 Sportback hatch coming next month and the debut of a new concept car to commemorate its 100th anniversary. AutoExpress has photos of the new A5 Sportback unadorned, and reports the car will be shown publicly at the Frankfurt motor...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Spied!

  A 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedan is in the works, and this morning's Detroit News has a spy shot of the upcoming four-door. The News reports the sedan's internal project codename is YF. Designed in Hyundai's Orange County, Calif., studios, the new four-door is getting a hybrid companion when it...Read More»

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti test-mule
Spotted: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Follow-Up

Psst. Hey. Would you happen to be in the market for a new grand-tourer? Maybe a nice foreign model in the V12 range--something that can kick out 500+ horsies to get you up the Alps and into the lobby of the Gstaad Grand Palace in sleek style? Well, you're in luck: the folks at Motor Authority have...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that. We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus

Here are some up-close-and-detailed shots of a less-disguised prototype for the 2010 Ford Taurus.  We can now get a good look at the Taurus' redesign, destined to debut in a few weeks at the Detroit Auto Show.  We also managed to get a good look at the interior, captured here in its full glory...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing

There's something about winter testing--it’s almost always dark, snowing or foggy. In this case dark and foggy, but we can still bring you these new photos of the upcoming Mercedes Gullwing caught while driving in the snow, at -26 degrees Celsius. It’s not clear yet if the new coupe will wear...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
Spy Shots: 2010 Jaguar XJ

The 2010 Jaguar XJ has been spotted testing in the U.K., revealing modern styling radically different than the familiar XJs of the last few decades. Seemingly emboldened by the success of the XF, the new 2010 Jaguar XJ sports a remarkably sleek silhouette, with a sloping backlight that almost...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-Convertible

TheCarConnection.com's spies have shown you shots of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and earlier this year, we brought you the concept Fascination, a forerunner of the new E-Class. Now, our spy shooters have found some evidence that Mercedes-Benz will replace the outgoing CLK soft-top convertible...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer spy shots
2011 Ford Explorer: Spy Shots

Earlier this year, Ford showed a concept car that predicted how its next Explorer would look--softer, a little smaller, and definitely car-based. Now the first spy shots of the 2011 Ford Explorer are floating around--and it looks more certain than ever that the Explorer is ditching its truck roots...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

Yesterday, we showed you the first photos of the MINI E electric car coming to the Los Angeles auto show. Today, TheCarConnection.com's spies have nabbed the new MINI Cooper Convertible while testing. These photos show a Cooper S convertible in almost showroom trim, wearing only a small amount of...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
First Photos of 2010 Toyota Prius Hit the Web

It was speculation yesterday, but as of this morning, Autoblog and Jalopnik confirm that the new Prius photos that jumped from PriusChat to those sites are indeed accurate representations of the exterior and interior of Toyota's third-generation Prius. While the general shape and greenhouse are...Read More»

CAR McLaren P11 Spy Shot
McLaren P11 Spy Shots Released by U.K.'s CAR

Saying "we can’t reveal our sources, for obvious reasons," U.K. publication CAR yesterday released what it claims are accurate pictures of an early clay model of McLaren's next supercar, the P11. The new vehicle is purported to continue the tradition of the legendary F1 (fastest production car...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 spy shots
Spy Shots: 2009 BMW Z4

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers have snapped a prototype of the 2010 BMW Z4, covered in swirling psychedelic camouflage but clearly showing off its new folding convertible hardtop. There is still some camouflage on the details like front and rear lights, but overall it's fairly easy to see...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Nissan 370Z

Nissan's revamped 370Z has just shown up in Germany, perhaps in preparation for some testing on the Nürburgring. Despite the black paint and the heavy rains, the Z's new shape is clearly apparent here. The Maxima-inspired boomerang headlight design appears to be in play, and a similar treatment...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Spy Shots: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught a convoy of 2010 Buick LaCrosse prototypes running on public roads--this time with drastically reduced camouflage. Prior LaCrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The...Read More»

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