Generally, one of the least surprising car designs has been, pretty consistently since 1963, the Porsche 911. It’s very much an evolutionary as opposed to a revolutionary design, but, somehow, it’s still exciting to see how it develops. And now we can see the 2020 version of the iconic shape, and it’s still very much…
There I was, in Nürburg (as in, the Nürburgring), walking through the night to get a beer or two at the Pistenklause, the town bar. There’s a BMW center there, and I stopped to look at the DTM car chilling in their lobby. Neat! Cool car. But, wait, what’s that in the parking lot? Oh. It’s the new Toyota Supra and BMW…
Most of the time when you see a development mule, a preproduction prototype for a car in the works, it looks basically like the finished product with some extra cladding screwed on. Often, that’s exactly what you’re looking at. But sometimes you get to see the really early stuff, and it is weird.
We know that the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be the most powerful ever with over 700 horsepower. We know this because Ford told us. We also know it because it has a hood vent of startling proportion, as befitting a vehicle of such performance.
People are spotting new (2019?) Toyota Supra prototypes all the time now. Usually pictures of these cars are exciting, though last week we had a little scare when one was seen with some godawful Harvey Dent-faced wheels. Luckily today somebody saw one on some beautiful rollers I actually hadn’t seen before.
A prototype Jeep pickup truck passed through the city of Morgantown, West Virginia today. Why do I know this? Because the people of Morgantown, West Virginia emailed over the thrilling news.
We’re very familiar with seeing how prototypes metaphorically shed their camouflage when they’re revealed as production cars. But rarely do we get to see a pre-production car get fake panels bolted onto it to complete its disguise.
To be completely honest, I have no idea what this Acura TLX-based prototype is, exactly. All I know is that it’s doing some testing on some of America’s best roads with an NSX and an AMG and it looks completely awesome.
Rolls-Royce, when not content making gargantuan, hulking sedans and coupes for today’s plutocrats, is now busying itself with making gargantuan, hulking SUVs as well. While we’ve seen prototypes of the vehicle, RR will soon be revealing the Cullinan in full in private showings this summer. This only means one thing:…
There’s really a lot that we don’t know about the upcoming BMW/Toyota Supra/Z-number sports car project. Engine, transmission, styling—we have good ideas, but no definites. To this list of uncertainties we add: some cool-as-hell taillights.
“Sounded way bigger than it looked,” the person who spotted this car on the streets of Munich told us. The giant coupe was heavily camouflaged, but based on the size and silhouette I’m almost positive we’re looking at a prototype of the next BMW 8 Series.
It’s no LM002, but the upcoming Lamborghini Urus is still pretty darn big. How big? Big enough to have a chuckle at when you see the testing video.
While your head’s probably still spinning from trying to count all the heated surfaces in the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII that came out today, one of our readers grabbed our best look yet at the company’s enormous upcoming SUV.
Concepts, renders and spy shots of the fabled 2018 Toyota Supra get us more excited than ants drowning in Mountain Dew. But this picture, of a test pilot taking what is almost certainly a new Supra prototype toward the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, is enough to make anyone jealous.
Everybody knows a significantly revised Jeep Wrangler is coming in 2018. Every Jeep fan knows that Moab, Utah, is hallowed ground for these vehicles and that its most capable equipment is tested there. So I’m not surprised that the next-gen prototypes are running around out there. I am, however, officially stoked.
The Ferrari 488 has been in production for two years now, and if this spy video is to be believed, a hybrid version on its way. A Ferrari 488 spotted on the Nürburgring may be one such car, with larger bodywork both front and back.
The Mercedes CLS was one of the earliest known tragedies of the four-door coupe trend, and we never really forgave it. However, many years later, these four-door coupes don’t look too, too bad anymore, and a camouflaged peek at what may be the next CLS doesn’t seem like it will be completely terrible.