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Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Spied Winter Testing

Here are the latest spyshots of the upcoming 911 Turbo Coupe in very light camouflage and just hides some of the detailing on the front bumper.

Looking closely at the spyshots in the images above, we can clearly see the trademark induction inlets supplying the artic cool air to the 6 cylinder twin turbo boxer engine, as well as its wider rear end and oversized spoiler will aid the AWD system in downforce and grip.

The rear bumper on this new 911 Turbo also features additional cooling vents and a set of integrated exhaust pipes which are likely to be changed.

From The current 997 generation, the 911 Turbo is 4.5 cm wider stance than the regular Carrera.

The engine is likely to be around the 565 hp to compete with the Nissan GTR and is likely to release an interesting nurburgring lap time video close to release in late 2012.

The car is also likely to have an optional upgrade to the ‘PDK-S’ dual clutch transmission sporting an additional gear to keep shorter gear ratio to aid acceleration and mid range torque.

We expect a production prototype to be shown at Geneva in a couple of months….

2013 Audi A4 and S4 revealed with Video

The new Audi A4 and the new Audi S4

A bestseller has become even more attractive: Audi has updated the A4 series. New solutions for efficiency, driving dynamics and infotainment, along with an even more attractive design, attest the “Vorsprung durch Technik” achieved by the A4 Sedan, the A4 Avant, the A4 allroad quattro and the S4.

The new look further accentuates the horizontal lines at the front end. The engine hood is more arched, the upper corners of the single frame grille are tapered, and the cross ribs and the Audi rings are highlighted three-dimensionally. The grille is painted gray, with high-gloss black on the six-cylinder models or in combination with the S line exterior package. The redesigned bumpers are striking with their angular air inlets, their revised grilles and the flat front fog lights. The A4 allroad quattro is distinguished by its grille’s horizontal chrome applications and by the round fog lights.

The headlights have also changed, with a slight wave at the bottom edges, and a re-arranged interior. Xenon plus headlights are available from Audi on request. The LED daytime running lights form a narrow, optically homogeneous band that remains open in the vicinity of the xenon lens. The adaptive light together with dynamic and static cornering lights are available on request.

The tail lights reflect the shape of the headlights, and in combination with xenon plus have homogeneous strips of LEDs. The bumper with its diffuser insert has been redesigned, with the exhaust system always terminating in two tailpipes.

 

The interior of the A4 models has also been refined. Audi offers a wide selection of new steering wheels with chrome and high-gloss inlays, with the leather sport steering wheel also featuring a flattened lower rim. The steering arm and the ignition key have been modified. High-gloss applications and the slender chrome trim at the controls add elegance to the interior.

The Audi S4, available in the Sedan and Avant versions, employs the most powerful engine in the line – the 3.0 TFSI with 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) torque. The Sedan’s average fuel consumption is a mere 8.0 liters per 100 km (29.40 US mpg) – with an impressive performance: The S4 accelerates in 5.0 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and achieves an electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

The modified Audi S4 is identifiable from the changes to the headlights, the bumpers, the air inlets and colors. The interior also contains subtle changes in appearance. The S sport suspension and 18-inch wheels featured on the S4 deliver outstanding road grip.

 



Mercedes Benz S Class Prototype Spyshot’s

After stiff competition from BMW and Audi Mercedes are revamping their S Class for 2013.

These spy shots have revealed a slightly longer wheelbase along with a longer low slung profile.
Fashion says that it will house an all new LED daytime running lights and indicators.

We expect the nose will follow the SLS styling cues on this model with a broader snout.
As far as power unit we expect the following:- twin turbo 4.6L V8 producing 430 HP, a twin turbo 5.5L V12 delivering 520 HP, and an AMG twin turbo 5.5L V8 getting between 550 HP and 600 HP.

Mercedes’ Head of Research and Development, Dr. Thomas Weber, has previously revealed that the new S-Class will also feature a plug-in variant model based on the 2010 Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept capable of 70MPG!

We Expect to see the revealed car possibly 2nd quarter 2012

Merc S Class
Mercedes S Class Prototype Spyshots Nurburgring Pflantzgarten 2 (click to visit Gallery)

Subaru BRZ Production Prototype Spyshots

The Subaru BRZ is edging closer to a final production prototype, We recently spied the new pictures of the highly-anticipated Subaru FT-86 variant the BRZ.

The car will be exclusively Rear Wheel Drive.

Caught undergoing testing near the Nürburgring, the heavily camouflaged prototype looks virtually identical to the Toyota FT-86 but is distinguished by a revised front bumper and LED daytime running lights.

The BRZ measures 4.2m in length, 1.8m wide and stands 1,3m high.

The rear-wheel drive (RWD) sports coupe will also feature Toyota’s direct-injection technology, called D-4S, the naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed Boxer engine is touted to have 200bhp.

Click to see the Gallery of the Subaru BRZ Prototype
BRZ Subaru in Heavy Camouflage Click to go to the Gallery!

Range Rover Sport Spied on the Nurburgring

The 2013 Range Rover will be the fourth generation superceding the original that was produced from 1970 to 1996, the second series platform lasted from 1994 to 2001, and the current “Stormer Concept” that has been in production post 2002.

These Spyshots even though heavily camouflaged hints at its longer wheelbase and completely revised shell.

By using the lightweight material, engineers could lose up to 40 percent from the weight of the current Range Rover’s unpainted body shell, equating to a saving of roughly 660 to 880 pounds. Advanced composites are also expected to be used for certain elements, such as the body panels and rear tailgate.

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Range Rover Sport Spyshots
2013 Range Rover Sport Spyshots

2013 Range Rover Spyshots – Spied in Southern Europe

The new generation Range Rover has been spotted during hot weather testing in Southern Europe today.

These are the first Spyshots of a prototype of the 2013 Range Rover, it is really important platform for Land Rover as it shares chassis as the upcoming Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport.

Rumors are talking about that the new platform is a modified Jaguar XJ platform that has been strengthened on vital places to make sure the off-road capabilities will remain top of the line.

The new Range Rover has gone through a drastic weight reduction, thanks to more aluminum used on both chassis and body which will improve on consumption and its off road capability.

Power will come from both diesel and petrol engines known from the current line-up, even if slightly upgraded, and there will also be two hybrid versions.

This means that the Range Rover will be available both as diesel hybrid and as petrol hybrid when it will be official in late 2012 or early 2013

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BMW FAST Spyshot of the first BMW engineered FWD

After the new shared front wheel drive platform between Mercedes and BMW fell through, and the Mercedes B-Class Proto allready in latter stages of development.

BMW have shown us the replacement for the current 1 series, which will be promoted to the 2 series moniker.

The BMW FAST, as it has been named internally, is based on the new UKL1 platform and is expected to come in front-wheel drive and rumour has it four-wheel drive form (HYBRID?).

The new model is set to rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class/B-Class as well as the Audi A3.

The BMW FAST will hit the streets sometime in 2013.
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2013 Mercedes Benz SL Class #spotted #exclusive #nurburgring

New spy pictures of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL prototype have surfaced this time at the Nurburgring in Germany.

The luxury roadster has now begun its handling test programme after succesfully completing its extreme weather handling.

We should see equipment items such as LED lights and the usual hard top.

The new SLS will engines such as the 5.5-litre V8 with 285kW (387hp) and possibly the rumoured 400kW (544hp)-plus 4.0-litre twin turbo.

These should be mated to a 7-speed automatic.

Expect to see sales in third quarter 2012

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