Category Archives: Spy Shots

The place to find all the latest car prototypes found in test and on the open road.

BMW M1 Spotted Naked at the #nurburgring #exclusive

Today we spotted the child to the original BMW M1 not quite the legendary iconic masterpiece but the only fitting name for the 1 series based on the TI chassis.

A BMW 1 Series Coupe, tweaked by the company’s M division, Destined to slot beneath the M3 Coupe, the smaller 1 Series Coupe is said to feature a modified twin-turbocharged six-cylinder packing 349 horsepower. The aluminum engine will be mated to a standard six-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an electronically-controlled rear M differential. With a curb weight of just over 3,300 pounds and easily making more than 310-330 lb-ft of torque, Expect a 0-60 time of sub 5 seconds.

Also note the wheel arches rumour has it there is something very different under there!

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Suzuki Swift Spyshots #Nurburgring #spyshots

Today the pistonspy spied the 2011 Suzuki Swift. Two different models of the car were undergoing passenger load test’s as you can see with the headless test dummies.

It also reveals some subtle changes to the headlight and also the wheel arches are also hiding some changes with the increased padding.

Rumour has it the new swift will harness a AWD system and reportedly 180-220ps at the crank.

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Mclaren P11 testing at the Nurburgring

Mclaren P11 Detailing Revealed

The Mclaren P11 was spotted today in test at the nurburgring,This was spotted in september but a lot of the detailing was still heavily camouflaged.

Notice the exhaust Detailing on the rear of the midengined 200mph plus supercar which is rumoured to be 500-650 bhp will be powered by a mid-mounted bespoke McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine.

The new McLaren aims to compete with the forthcoming Ferrari 458 Italia, and it is likely to be more expensive than the Italian car at around £145,000. The first P11 is planned to be delivered to its owner early in 2011.

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Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition

The 2010 Jaguar XJ was just released this summer, but as Jaguar gears up for the holiday season, it is releasing a limited-edition run of 50 XJL Supercharged cars for Neiman Marcus’s holiday catalog.

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Pictures on the left was spotted in June 2009 Camouflaged and on the right is the 7th October 2009 Unmasked.

The 2010 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition, as the car is exhaustively titled, features exactly what you’d expect: the extended-wheelbase 2010 Jaguar XJL platform, a 470-horsepower Eaton supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine and custom Neiman Marcus special-edition interior and exterior treatments.

Audi RS5 2010

These are the best Nurburgring Photo’s yet of Audi RS5, which we’ve spied testing on the Nordschleife Ring in Germany.

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Performance will be 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. It will be targeted to be in direct competition with the BMW’s mighty v8 M3

Engine will output 450bhp and will be a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8, Compared to the 414bhp 4.0-litre V8-engined M3 and boasts a Quattro four-wheel drive system too, available with a choice of both six-speed manual and seven-speed dsg derivative gearboxes.

In addition to four-wheel drive, it will also boast Audi’s new active rear differential – as used by the latest S4 – which helps distribute torque to different wheels, aiding agility and traction.

2011 Mercedes CLS AMG Nurburgring

This morning as I was driving to the ring I spotted the 2011 Mercedes CLS AMG driving in an aggressive manner overtaking traffic on the road to the ring.

I wanted to get a few snaps of the car so my partner Jane pulled the camera out and attempted to get some shots as the driver tried to evade being snapped.

The current CLS 63 AMG shares its engine with the previous-generation E 63 AMG 378kW (514hp) from a 6.3-litre V8 installed and the new amg should be making making 387kW (527hp). The rear wheels should be Mercedes Speedshift MCT 7-speed gearbox.

All i can say is the current testcar and driver tried to evade the pursuit and we still managed to get some very average pictures, So they obviously need to tune the powerplant a little before the release in 2011.

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Lotus Evora Nurburgring

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The Evora’s iconic styling, elegant proportions and unique mid-engined 2+2 configuration make it a truly exclusive proposition. A sports car of true character.

Treat yourself to a wallpaper and the official specs here :-

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http://www.lotusevora.com/img/wallpapers/L_wallpaper_3_1600x1200.jpg
http://www.lotusevora.com/pdf/Lotus%20Evora.pdf

Nissan GTR M-Spec 2011 In test on the Nurburgring

Today at the Nurburgring, this GT-R Spec-M with lightly camouflaged front and rear bumpers showing the higher vent detailing under the camouflage and seems not to have the headlight washing sprays.

Where the limited-edition SpecV focuses on reducing the weight and Sharpening up of the handling, the SpecM is expected to offer a more refined interior with higher quality leather seats and other premium options unavailable on other models, and the bass speakers wont be as obvious.

Power is probably unaltered, staying with the regular GT-R’s 360kW and 590Nm of torque. It’s very likely, that the suspension will be adjusted to provide a softer comfortable ride

If the V-SpecM is on the way, expect Nissan To unvail the model at next months Tokyo Motor show

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