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Toyota Auris 4x4 (2017) spied at the Nurburgring

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 21 July 2014 11:00

Toyota has begun testing a new Auris-based crossover ahead of a launch penciled in for 2017. This is a burgeoning sector and many manufacturers are piling in to make the most of the colliding trends of downsizing and the shift to taller, sportier-looking SUVs. Toyota Auris 4x4: the spy photos What you see here is an early engineering mule for ...

Ford Focus RS (2016) spy shots

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 18 July 2014 12:10

The next Ford Focus RS is in development ahead of a likely launch in 2016. These new spyshots show the hot Focus on test at the Nurburgring as engineers test the suspension set-up on the Nordschleife circuit. Ford is planning the Focus RS as a send-off for the current-generation Focus hatchback. And as the hot hatch power war heats up, ...

Ferrari’s V12 plans revealed: no turbos, electric assistance coming

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 17 July 2014 06:32

Ferrari might be preparing to turbocharge its V8 engines – like on 2015's updated, blown 458 Italia – but Maranello’s V12s will remain naturally aspirated, CAR can reveal. Mid-term at least, the V12s will remain members of the free-breathing fraternity and a special scoop dossier in the new August 2014 issue of CAR magazine out this week is packed with ...

VW Touran (2015): spy photos of VW's boxy MPV

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 16 July 2014 15:30

Volkswagen is - finally - bringing its mid-sized MPV kicking and screaming into the new era with the new 2015 VW Touran. Caught by our spy photographers in Germany, the new Touran is undertaking final shakedown tests ahead of a likely debut in early 2015. VW Touran adopts MQB The current Volkswagen Touran is an ageing people carrier now and ...

Ferrari preparing FXX racer and LaFerrari Spider for 2015

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Georg Kacher, 14 July 2014 11:21

Ferrari is readying a pair of new LaFerrari spin-offs for launch in 2015, CAR can reveal. The Maranello grapevine is predicting not one, but two new derivatives of the hybrid supercar, both of which are due for launch next year. The news comes as CAR magazine reveals plans for nine secret new Ferraris in a news story in the new August ...

Porsche Pajun saloon delayed until 'at least 2019'

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 14 July 2014 10:17

The Porsche Pajun - aka the PANamera JUNior - has been delayed as part of a thorough overhaul of Porsche's future product plans. CAR understands the Pajun, a baby Panamera sports saloon to rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Audi A6, BMW 5-series and Maserati Ghibli, has been put on ice in a comprehensive shake-up of the so-called Porsche ...

Porsche 718 roadster scooped: baby Boxster here in 2016

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Georg Kacher, 10 July 2014 12:53

Get set for the £32,000 Porsche: the new lightweight, back-to-basics Porshce 718 roadster. The two-seater will be based on a cut-down version of the current Boxster, but with all-new, four-cylinder firepower and a no-frills approach to equipment. Think Porsche’s MX-5, and get very excited indeed purists. Porsche 718: a name plucked from the history books Named 718 as a nod ...

BMW M2 (2015) spied on road - and in Gran Turismo

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 08 July 2014 07:00

BMW is testing its new M2 high-performance coupe - on road and in the virtual reality world of Gran Turismo computer games. Sort of. Our photographers snapped these spy photos of the new 2015 BMW M2 on manoeuvres in Germany, and it's a fascinating juxtaposition alongside the raciest 2-series from Gran Turismo 5. BMW M2 vs BMW Vision Gran Turismo The ...

Hyundai Veloster Turbo facelift (2015) spied

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 07 July 2014 12:54

Hyundai is testing a revised Veloster Turbo at the Nurburgring ahead of a series of revisions for the oddball coupe. Our spy photos reveal a warmed-over Hyundai Veloster Turbo whose disguise suggests only modest styling tweaks. Hardly surprising, since the Veloster is - we'd argue - one of those difficult-to-facelift shapes. However, this prototype sports cut-outs on the bonnet disguise, ...

Porsche Cayman GT4 (2015): hottest Cayman yet spied

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 02 July 2014 14:15

The new, be-winged 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe has been caught testing near the Nurburgring in Germany by CAR magazine's spy photographers. It's a major change for the Porsche Cayman sports car: the GT4 is due to become the first factory-finished turbocharged Cayman in the model's eight-year history and it's the first roadgoing Porsche expected to deploy the GT4 badge. Following in the footsteps ...

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