Saturday 29 April 2006

2008 Cadillac CTS

The US Cadillac CTS will be growing in size. Prototypes have already been running around over America. The prototype shows a bulging wheelarche indicating the wheel track will be longer. I know I posted this about three times now but this is a photo update. If more info comes I will be sure to post it as soon as possible

Sunday 23 April 2006

2007 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet RS

Over the last year alot of Renault's top secret cars have been caught on camera like their top secret SUV, Renault Modus RS and this. Huge alloys wheels, sports kit and huge front lower grille means that this isn't an ordinary Megane Coupe-Cabriolet. Despite the Megane having a recent facelift if it goes into production it will have the Megane Facelift face. The pricing range would be around £18,000 estimate.

Saturday 22 April 2006

FREEZE! (2007 Ford Focus RS)

As can be seen on these photos, Ford’s racing team is busy developing the hottest version of the Focus model range, the new RS. Almost on the last day of cold weather testing season, Ford came out with this prototype for a short test drive on a frozen lake in Sweden.
The test car has visibly big air intakes in the hood and stretched wheel arches to cover running gear from Volvo S60R saloon. As well as the four-wheel-drive transmission, the Focus RS also gets the S 60 R‘s turbocharged 5 cyl. engine, this one with a bigger turbo, estimated to deliver around 300 HP. However, Ford is expected to limit the performance car’s top speed to approximately 155 mph.
Not much has been said about the release of the new RS, rumours suggest a launch by the end of 2007 and a price tag of £25.000.

Hopefully this will be successful like the 5 door Focus Hatchback....

Monday 10 April 2006

2008 Porsche Panamera

This is the first EVER glimpse of Porsche's supercar. Although it is a very early test mule what give it away is the bulging wheelarches and low ground clearence. This test mule was caught lapping around the Nurburgring circuit.

The supercar will be estimated at £90,000 and it will be a 4 door making it the first ever 4 door supercar put into production.

2006 BMW 3 Series (Coupe and Covertible)

I know I made a post about the 3/4 Series convertible but not the coupe. The coupe will be seprate from the convertible because it was a big hit alone.

The coupe was caught during a test drive on the roads of Munich. Disguise is slowly shedding away. More info will be posted so watch out!

Thursday 6 April 2006

2006 Volkswagen Eos Being Transported

This seems to be the first VW Eos in the UK. Going on sale in summer, a member gave us these exclusive pictures of the sports coupe-cabriolet on a transporter being transported to a dealer.

Starting from £18,995 going upto £32,000 which is very expensive as its rivals don't cost as much as this.

There are 4 VW Eos on the transporter all in the same coulor too.

We Caught You (2007 Peugeot 308)

This is the first ever glimpse of Peugeot's 307 replacement. The disguised 407 is infact a 4 door saloon. That was caught in Scandinavia cold-weather testing. The other two pictures show a hatchback version of the 308 undergoing testing in France.

In summer 2005 the French best seller Peugeot 307 underwent a restyling. Now the French car maker is about to develop an all new replacement for the 307, dubbed 308. Formerly the 308 was scheduled for release in 2008, but now Peugeot has decided to show the new model at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor show already.

The fastback version will be the first one to come on the market as four- and two door. Its overall length is said to grow by about 4 cm to 4.25 meters while its height is going to be slightly reduced.

Just like Volkswagen with the “Cross-Golf”, PSA is also hiding an SUV variant of the 308 up their sleeve, however, this one without four wheel drive. A convertible-coupe and a wagon version are expected to follow about a year later.
Power will come from a 2.2 four-cylinder turbo diesel engine delivering 170 HP as well as from the new 1.6 litre fuel injected engine generation delivering between 75 and 170 HP. It was developed in cooperation with BMW. A particularly sporty RC version producing 210 HP is to follow some time later.

First two photos are genuine prototype photos. Only the background and the license plates were altered by computer, not the car itself. The third photo is a computer image giving an artist’s impression of the new model to come. And photos four and five are of a prototype mule in recent cold weather testing in Scandinavia.

Copyright: Automedia

Tuesday 4 April 2006

New Car: 2007 Volkswagen SpaceFox (Latin America)

These are the offical photographers of vW SpaceFox. The estate is only for Latin America. Similar shaped rear lights to the VW Eos front lights.

We don't know much about the wagon but as soon as we get some info, we'll put it up.

2007 Renault Scenic Facelift Caught

These are the first ever images of Renault upcoming MPV. At the back of the prototype is light taping between the bootlid. The prtotype also shows larger front headlights, bigger, more wider lower grille. The grille could be taken of the Renault Megane Facelift. Rear lights are disguse for some unknown reason.

This facelift will consist of new bumpers (Front and back), lights, grilles and possibly bonnet too. This impression shows what the vehicl could look like when it goes into production.

Its a possibility that this could have been snapped in France. Also the spy images show a Renault Grande Scenic and the impression shows a regular Scenic. It also shares the same platform as the Renault megane so don't be fooled if people say "Renault Megane Scenic.

2007 Jeep Wrangler Left Alone

This 4 door Jeep Wrangler was left alone off-road in America. I think it will have the same lights and bumper, grille etc as the 3 door Wrangler.

I think all it is is just a 3 door Wrangler with 2 extra doors. Not much information is known about this but we keep you posted if any info comes

2007 Jaguar XK-R

Our spy recently caught this 2007 jaguar XK-R Convertible just outside the Nurburgring track. The sports car was undergoing high-speed testing. The coupe and convertible XK cost £58,000 for the basic model. I'm guessing it will cost around £65,000. If ther is anymore information, I will keep you posted

Sunday 2 April 2006

2007 Kia Opirus/Amanti (Facelift)

These seem to be the lastest pictures of Kia's premium sized sedan. It will be up for a facelift this year but could be in production next year.

It is sold everywhere execpt from Europe. Its probably the size of the Hyundai XG30 which didn't sell very well in the UK and Europe. So expect a new bumper, lights, grille, revised interior, new wheel design etc.

2006 Vauxhall Corsa (5 Door)

I know I posted the 3 door Vauxhall Corsa but I haven't post the 5 door so here it is. It will have a very similar profile to the Tigra and the Astra. The 3 and 5 door will duebt at the British Motorshow in July. The 3 door will look different from the 5 door. Here it is in minimal disguise. It could be snapped in Germany undergoing a series of tests.

For the first time an additional side window will be added. The last side window is in disguise but the outline can be seen alsoa smaller front window under disguise will be put on the production model. The mirrors will be place behind the small front window just like the Grande Punto. Based on the Fiat Grande Punto it will be much bigger and wider than the current car. Prices will be similar to the Punto too. The Grande Punto is priced at £7,594 for the base model going all the way upto £12,295.

Hopefully we will be at the British Motorshow on Tuesday 12th July 2006

New Car: 2007 Chrysler 300C Long Wheelbase

* New Chrysler 300 is six inches longer than current models, providing an additional 10.2 cubic feet of interior space* Engine options include the 3.5-liter V-6 and the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® Auburn Hills Mar 27, 2006 -
It will soon take just a bit longer than usual to linger over the Chrysler 300.

Chrysler Group announced today that a new model — the 2007 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase — will be on display at the New York International Auto Show, in the Jacob K. Javits Center, April 14-23 in New York City. The Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase is six inches longer than the current models, providing more than 46 inches of rear legroom and an additional 10.2 cubic feet of interior space. Available this fall, the lengthier Chrysler 300 is expected to attract sales from the livery/limousine industry, as well as retail customers.

"The 300 Long Wheelbase will have six inches more of the elegant, distinct design that made the Chrysler 300 the most-awarded new car in automotive history," said David Rooney, Director —Chrysler Marketing Communications. "In addition, limousine-like features have been added and custom options are available. The result is a truly distinctive and personalized experience for commercial and retail customers, all for what will be an affordable price."

Both the 300 Touring and 300C Long Wheelbase models can be ordered with unique, personalized features, including lighted rear writing tables, two 12-volt power ports for computers/cell phones, footrests, lighted vanity mirrors and directional reading lights for rear passengers, and available custom paint colors or pinstriping.

The Chrysler 300 Touring Long Wheelbase model will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, providing 250 hp, more than some domestic V-8 competitors. The 300C Long Wheelbase will have the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® engine, generating 340 hp, and the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly reduces the number of cylinders from eight to four when less power is required, improving fuel economy.

The 300 Long Wheelbase will be modified by Accubuilt, a leading custom specialty vehicle manufacturer with more than 128 years of experience, based in Lima, Ohio, and will be sold through Chrysler dealerships.

Pricing and production information will be provided closer to launch this fall.

2006 Citroen C3 Dolce & Gabbana Edition

We don;t know wether these are photoshops but this is a new Citroen C3 Edition called the Dolce & Gabbana. As we all know, they are famous for the line of clothing, sunglasses and accessories. Dolce & Gabbana items are normally very exprensive. These Citroen will be expensive. We are looking at a price tag of £15,000 - £20,000. These are also limited editions so get them while you can...

The Citroen C3 Pluriel suffers from a leak roof, so be cafeful when buying one. They only come in black. It looks stylish and sleek.

2006 Audi TT Prototype Crash

A few weeks ago one of the new TT prototype crashed into a truck in Germany.Audi was on the site within 30 minutes to retrieve the expensive prototype...

2 of the engineers died on site. The prototype was cold weather testing in Germany as it went into the back of a truck. We're not sure how fast the car was going or wether the roads were icy etc.

Our thoughts are with the engineers families and friends

2007 Lexus IS Coupe & Cabriolet

The first pictures shows the first ever glimpse of the new Lexus IS Coupe. A 5.0 litre V8 engine is expected. As for the cabriolet, it will have a hardtop along with a 2.5 or 3.5 litre petrol engine

It will compete directly with the all new BMW 3 series convertible.

Saturday 1 April 2006

2006 BMW M3 Swings Into View (5 Door)

These recent pictures showing a prototype of the next BMW M3 5 door. It was caught cold-weather testing in Northern Scandinavia (Sweden). The prototype shows heavy disguising around the front face but no disguising at the back. We think the face could be taken of the BMW M5. The rear could also be the same. Prices for the M-Sport 318d M-Sport start from £26,130 as the base model. Prices for this sports car could be starting from £40,000 to £50,000.

2006 Land Rover Freelander Caught Nearly Undisguised (LR2)

Land Rover will unveil this new Freelander at the British Motor Show this summer; it's expected to go on sale in the autumn in time for the 2007 model-year. Longer, wider, taller and with increased ground clearance, it's altogether larger and more luxurious than the current model, as Land Rover intends to steal back some of the ground it has lost to the likes of the BMW X3 and its much-improved soft-roading rivals such as the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail, both selling well. This Freelander is mechanically an all-new model, and not exactly an all-unique Land Rover: it is based on a version of the Ford 'C1' platform, which also underpins the Focus, C-MAX, Volvo S40/V50, Mazda3 and so on, and it will have a sister model, the Volvo XC50. The XC50 and Freelander will share their engines, to include Volvo-supplied 2.8 and 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol units and a 2.3-litre Ford-PSA diesel. A six-cylinder diesel engine is also rumoured. However, much of the exterior design will retain a specific Land Rover flavour. Details such as the clamshell bonnet, air intakes in the front wings and vertical taillight clusters are lifted straight from the latest Range Rover and Discovery models, and the headlights will also bear a strong resemblance to the larger Landies.For all it's built around a car-like monococque structure (as is the Range Rover, these days) the Freelander should have enough off-road ability to suit most buyers - Land Rover is keen not to debase the brand-name's image. The chassis is stiffer than before, with higher ground clearance, and whilst the Freelander will not get the full complement of low-ratio gearbox, locking differentials and suchlike, it will have a selectable part-time four-wheel-drive system and electronic aids such as Hill Descent Control to help out in more challenging situations. There have been rumours that a two-wheel drive only model will be sold in the US, but this seems unlikely. Shots of the interior show a much-upgraded, more modern cabin, with tasteful black upholstery. The Freelander has been criticised for poor quality compared to its more modern rivals, so expect this issue to be addressed: greater attention to detail this time around, we think.

I can't wait untill the new Land Rover Freelander hits the roads. This will be called the LR2 over in the US. Land Rover Defender will be called the LR1, Freelander LR2, Discovery LR3
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