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2012 Mercedes ML Prototype Winter Test Spyshot

Our spy photographers have captured the next-generation Mercedes-Benz ML-Class as it goes into its winter stages test in Northern Sweden.

The next generation will have a longer length to improve the cabin and also to increase storage capability.

The next-generation ML-Class will be revealed in 2011 as a 2012 model and expect final production prototypes to be seen summer 2011. Powering the ML will include the 3.0 liter V6 diesel, a 3.5 liter gasoline/petrol V6 and a range-topping 5.5 liter V8.

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Strange Mercedes C-Class AMG Black Series Mule Spyshot’s

A few weeks ago we spied a C-Class AMG Prototype with a wider track and flared chromed wheel arches.

We found this strange as the New C-Class is arriving in mid 2011, we assume that this is a prototype of the C-Class AMG Black Series.

We expect that this car is powered by the same 6.2 liter V8 as the CLK 63 AMG Black Series.

The power of this model should be around 510 hp along with a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, and the power delivered to the rear wheels via AMG 7 speed speedtronic gearbox.

And to stop this car there are ceramic disks along with a dual circuit system to ensure maximum brake performance at high speed.

Not sure if this C-Class AMG Black Series will make it to market with the new model coming in 2011.

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Toyota and Subaru’s FT86 Spyshots at the Nurburgring

The future Subaru FT-86 sports car has been caught testing again, this time at the Nurburgring in Germany. Even though the driver was aggresively avoiding the camera of our spy photographer he was able to get these shots.

Rumour has it, the future Subaru sports car will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, a variation of the engine used in the Impreza WRX STI, and not the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat four engine previously rumoured. The engine will still produce 280hp which is much more powerful than its Toyota sibling that will only deliver 200 HP. Both models, however, will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox.

As for its design, it is hinted that the Subaru sports coupe will take its design features from the hatchback, in particular at the front end, but with a more aggressive detailing. Both cars will be unique in styling due to their own bumpers, front grilles, and wheels, but they will, however, share similar body panels and obviously the chassis.

It is difficult to speculate on the detailing differences as it is still under heavy camouflage.

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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 spotted again Testing on a Wet Nordschleife

Today we spotted the Camaro treading its tentative footsteps on a few low speed laps on a wet Nurburgring circuit.

We are hoping for some drier day in the future so that we can truly hear the roar of the supercharched V8 as I get the feeling they are not at the wide open throttle stage of testing yet.

As it cornered through Pflantzgarten it looked equally planted as the Corvette ZR-1 but we will have to wait and see to how fast this car can lapt the ring.

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Wiesmann MF5 GT Replacement Spotted Spyshots

After we fetched you the news back in July that BMW was ceasing production of the M5 and its formula 1 inspired engine, it left us wondering about the Wiesmann GT MF5.

But fear not the German roadster manufacturer has turned up today with a prototype to test the BMW V8 Twin Turbo as used in the X6 and the X5 M powered cars, and of course the upcoming M5/M6 in 2011.

The car was sporting larger wider wheels than its predecessor 325x25x20 on the rear and 285x30x20 on the fronts and was currently fitted with Michelin Pilot Sports.

The manufacturing process hasn’t changed from the previous model but we expect it to way slightly less than the current model due to the new engine.

Expect a saving of about 100kg making it weigh in at an estimated 1295kg and this should enable the car to exceed 200mph.

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Lamborghini Jota Spotted Again at the Nordschleife

Today we spotted for the second time the Lamborghini Jota which is undergoing extensive tracktesting on the Northloop at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

This unseen prototype is one of 3 known units and this one spoiler is a different design than the previous shots

Not a lot to add apart from enjoy the Photographs.

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