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Audi Q5 Facelift Spyshots

The Audi Q5 was first revealed in 2008 and now the engineers from Ingolstadt are finalising the face lifted Q5.

The front is getting most work sporting new headlights and a restyled front bumper with the chrome grill getting the corner chamfer similar to the recently unvailed RS4.

The front grill is also rumoured to have the hexagonal pattern but this isn’t the case on this prototype just the very lazy camouflage around the detailed chamfers.

We also think the interior is getting some improvements around the centre cluster as this was heavily covered up in the photos.

The original Q5 debuted at the Beijing Auto Show which begins again in April, that may be a bit too soon for Audi so perhaps we may see it at the Paris Motor Show later in the year.

Facelifted BMW X1 Spied in Sweden

Here is the upcoming facelift refresh of the BMW x1, I always find it difficult to write about a car with little detail changes.

What does this mean new designed bumpers at front and rear as well as new headlights.

The interior will get a few upgrades and will support the x1 for another 3 years.

The chassis remains the same but we do expect changes around fuel economy and perhaps an hybrid version.

Mansory Lotus Evora – Confirmed Geneva

After many reports of an Evora facelift under progress from british sportscar outfit Lotus, this turns out to be false.

Instead they are partnering with Mansory who have created the usual masterpiece of automotive beauty by usage of carbon fiber the trade mark of mansory and to be on show at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow.

The UK sports car band is quite clear concerning the rumours on a new Evora facelift and the release of the Mansory Evora. Lotus states:

“Let’s be clear on this: contrary to media reports, what you’ll see in Geneva is NOT an Evora facelift. It’s a taste of the future of Lotus product customisation. Merely the first toe in the water and a showcase of the potential future.”

At last last years Geneva Motor Show Mansory revealed the Rolls Royce and Aston Martin all I can add is I am glad they ran out of blue lacquer.

No word to whether this will be on the Mansory stand or on the Lotus Stand at Geneva…

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2012 Nissan GTR Facelift Uncamouflaged Shots at the Nordschleife

Here are the clearest and unseen uncomouflaged spy pics of four Nissan GT-R prototypes doing some testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

One of the uncamouflaged prototypes appears to be a Spec V configured GT-R while the other’s are standard model’s.

The changes are an extra fin sporting an LED light cluster for the daylight running with 6 leds in each cluster, and a more aggressive look in a slight redesined front bumper leading back to the flared and venter rear arches.

Also the car is rumoured to be running more than 500ps we expect around 530ps to be the final figure,also to compliment the daylight running lights there is an addition of a led cluster arrangement on the rear diffuser.

The new GT-R is expected to debut at the Paris Motorshow.

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2011 GT-R Nissan V-spec + STD Unwrapped at the Nurburgring

The 2011 Nissan GT-R facelifted model has been seen in a state of undress at the Nurburgring. The pictures show the production ready mule with almost fully revealed, letting the details about the new detailing at the front and back more obvious.

The bumper at the front of the car has got some additional wind spoiling ripples, and the front grill has been reworked on the car.

At the back, vents have been added in the rear bumper fascia behind the rear wheelsto aid the cooling of the tailpipes which sit close to the bumper.

The facelifted version of both GTR will be released in the first part of 2011 and probably be seen at the Frankfurt IAA later this year.

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Standard GT-R
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V-Spec GT-R