Aston Martin DBX Coupe – Is It Inevitable?
The Aston Martin DBX was a controversial success from launch and, today, it accounts for more that 50-percent of the company’s global sales. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that there are more derivatives of the DBX coming – a move that is expected to keep demand high and make up for the fact that Aston Martin occupies just a small portion of the SUV market. Some of the new DBX models coming are at least somewhat expected, but you might not like all of what Aston Martin is planning.
Toyota GR Corolla Reportedly Coming With An Automatic Option
Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division has been pumping out exciting cars and concepts as of late. Okay, so we’re probably not counting the recently-announced Toyota Corolla Sedan GR Sport, but the GRMN Yaris and GR GT3 Concept are undeniably as hot as any new and exciting car could get. This latest report, however, might leave a number of car enthusiasts unwelcoming of the upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch.
Check out the BMW M4 CSL in All Its Glory
BMW used the CSL moniker last time in 2004 with the E46 generation M3. Now, the CSL name, which stands for “Coupe Sport Leichtbau” or “Coupe Sport Lightweight” will return with the G82 generation, BMW M4. The car was caught testing again, and this time our spy photographers were able to get even closer and take some pictures of the interior.
The SL’s Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
It’s not been too long since the new SL was revealed, but Mercedes has already decided to continue with developing the new GT coupe. The GT was recently spotted during a winter test at the Arctic Circle. The GT shares a lot of design components with the new SL, so you can expect a lot of design and functional cues to be carried over onto the new GT.
Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Makes The Taycan A Lot More Practical
The Porsche Taycan is at the forefront of Porsche’s expansion and potential transition towards electricity. And while I say this word with a bit of disaffection, there’s no denying that the Taycan, in all its forms – currently 14 of them - is a very capable, high-performance EV. Moreover, with the newly-introduced Taycan Sport Turismo, Porsche may have created the ultimate, practical, high-performance EV.
2023 Mercedes GLE Coupe Facelift Caught Testing In Sweden
The current generation Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe was announced back in 2019, and, despite being only two years old, it looks like it will get an update at the same time as the rest of the GLE lineup. If back in December 2021 the standard GLE Coupe was playing in the Scandinavian snow and then, earlier in January 2022, we spotted the GLE 53 testing in the same winter conditions, today it was time for the facelift GLE Coupe to go out for snow testing.
This 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Super Sexy, Even in the Snow
If a few days ago Porsche 911 GT3 RS prototypes were caught testing on the roads around Weissach, now Porsche took the sports car in Sweden for some serious cold weather testing. Even if under lots of camouflage, it is clear that Porsche aims to build the most radical, track-focused Porsche 911 GT3 ever and most likely will aim for a new Nurburgring lap record. If it will succeed or not, we will find out in the summer of 2022 when the new GT3 RS is supposed to be launched.
Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!
2022 is a big milestone for BMW’s M division as it marks its 50-year anniversary, so it’s not surprising that the brand has a big year ahead of it. One of the most important models will be the new BMW M2 that you see here, and these latest spy shots showcase something a bit unexpected. The G87 M2 is destined to be revealed in the metal sometime before the end of 2022, and it should go on sale as a 2023 model, so what can we expect?
This prototype is wearing thinner camo and less padding that previous models that we’ve spotted, and that’s a bit deal. We can now say with certainty that the G87 M2 won’t have the big controversial grille. You can tell largely by the smaller air intakes in the corners and the divider that separates the smaller kidneys from the air damn below, which also features a set of segregated, smaller air intakes.
Beyond this, this prototype was also sporting a quad exhaust setup, and it looks like it will have the same lip spoiler from on the M Performance model. Although, if you want something a little more aggressive, the M Performance Parts catalog will be more than happy to oblige. This mode does sit closer to the road, though, signaling the expectation for a stiffer ride and sharper handling.
You can expect the G87 M2 to continue on as a RWD-only model, forgoing the option for AWD that available with the M4. BMW will offer a six-speed manual transmission alongside the automatic for those of you that still want to row your own gears. Base output should come in at around 400 horsepower with the Competition model pushing that figure up to around 430 ponies. This is the same S58 engine found in the M4, but don’t expect it offer the same level of power or performance unless you stop by a tuner for some extra work.
Chances are that the G87 M2 will be revealed in the summer of 2022, and it could even be followed by an M2 CS and, potentially, and M2 CSL.
Update 1-20-2022: The BMW M2 G87 was caught testing yet again, this time during a Scandinavian snow storm. Check out the full set of new spy shots in the gallery below!
Audi A4 Avant Spied as the Last Generation with an Internal Combustion Engine
We’ve finally laid eyes on the B10-generation Audi A4 Avant, and it’s essentially the last of a dying breed. Scheduled to go on sale sometime in late-2022 or early 2023, this will be the last generation of the A4 that rock an internal combustion engine, but you will have until around 2030 to get your hands on one if it follows the same, seven-year life cycle. As for this prototype, it has a smaller but wider singleframe grille, and this sure does look like a production body.
The front end appears to feature a cleaner design, but it is wearing some pretty heavy camo/ The vertical corner air inlets are quite small and it looks like Audi is integrating the fog lights into the main headlight clusters. The headlights themselves do look to be production and are largely uncovered, so this is what you can expect from the production model.
Around back, Audi has yet to apply the production taillights, so take what you see here with a grain of salt. Something that has caught our attention, though, is what we can make out form the cutouts around the reverse lights. Not only can we see how wide the new taillights are, but it also appears as if there will be a wide trim piece here or, dare I say, and LED light strip connecting the two taillights.
So far, we’ve yet to see anything from the interior, but from these shots, we can tell that Audi is finally ditching the dash-mounted infotainment display. The powertrains from the current model will carry over with minor tweaks for power and efficiency, but you can expect some more notable upgrades to come down the line before the fuel powered A4 is finally retired.
The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Shows Us That Taking A Supercar Off-Roading Is Now A Reality
Lamborghini tested some uncharted waters back in 2019 when it unveiled an all-terrain supercar concept based on the Huracan called the Huracan Sterrato. Well, not exactly unchartered since the company has produced the LM002, but you get the gist. As it turns out, the folks from Sant’Agata Bolognese weren’t just flirting with the idea. Our spy photographers spotted the Huracan Sterrato in the wild, suggesting that the off-road supercar is going to production and it could come out as early as this year!
Aston Martin DBX S Spied During Winter Test
Earlier today Aston Martin dropped a teaser video that announced the arrival of the "world’s most powerful luxury SUV" on February 1st, 2022. Just a few hours later our spy photographers were able to catch the upcoming range-topping version of the DBX out for some last-minute testing in the snow.
The Lamborghini Urus EVO was Caught Undisguised in the Arctic!
Lamborghini recently announced that it was planning launch four new models in 2022, and while we don’t know everything, we know that the Aventador’s V-12 replacement should be one of them and another will be the car that you see here: The Lamborghini Urus EVO. These new spy shots give us a little bit of insight into what we can expect from the updated Urus, and right away, it’s easy to spot the updated front fascia with revised air intakes. These are wider and more eye catching than before. This prototype doesn’t feature any kind of change to the headlights, however, it could be in the cards before it’s debut.
The rear design will also change a bit, as you can see from the new rear fascia. The taillights are still the same as the current model, but these too could change. This is a mid-cycle update, but it’s been said that the facelifted Urus could debut with a little more power under the hood. The current Urus delivers 641 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque from its 4.0-liter V-8, and reasonable expectation would be around 655 horsepower. Why not more? Well, since the Urus Hybrid will likely have the same powertrain as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, it will have 671 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, and it will probably be the most powerful of the lineup. So, the non-hybrid Urus can’t exceed those figures.
For now, we don’t know much more, but check out the gallery below to see the new spy shots for yourself!