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test mule

  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last month we got an early look at an RS7 test mule i n dry conditions and now a mule with new wheels is testing in the frozen north. With unmodified bumpers and ersatz wheel arches like the previous mule, the car seen here clearly isn’t ready for production. It does at least hint at a...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Mashable recently posted pictures of three full size SUVs sporting some very clever camouflage . We don't actually know what these things are, but the best guess is that they're test mules for a new 7 seat Volkswagen SUV. The SUVs were spotted in California and it's pretty clear that they're in...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    For auto manufacturers, the winter signifies an increase in cold weather testing, putting their upcoming models through conditions unimaginable to most.  The north of Sweden seems to be a popular location for the Volkswagen Group to conduct such tests, so much so that they've got a base in the...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    While the press today is focused on the upcoming Bentley Bentayga SUV , the team from Crewe is also prepping even more new product to bolster the super luxurious marque. This is evidenced by photos of an upcoming facelifted Mulsanne long-wheelbase shot by our spy photographer sources in Spain...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Much more than just a simple facelift, Porsche's 2016 911 will be more about what you don't immediately see than what you do.  The first of Stuttgart's non-Turbo or GT2 cars to feature forced induction, the 991.2 has received many, many updates to ensure that it's new turbocharged flat-six will...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    We all knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when.  Our spies at CarPix have sent over the first batch of Golf R 400 spy pictures, and while the car doesn't look all that much different from its 'lesser' counterpart, this one is more about what your not seeing. On the outside...
  7. TT, TTS, & TTRS (MK3, MQB Chassis)
    Check this out. This car was at Audi's test facility near the Nurburgring last week. We're hoping to catch it out and about at some point. In the meantime, what we can see are drilled rotors. Our photographer friends asked if it was a TT RS? My answer was that I'm not sure. It's got TTS/S line...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's Bentley brand is readying its first-ever SUV based on the same version of the MLB-evo architecture as the recently introduced Audi Q7. Though we've seen a test mule of this vehicle before, sources inside say it got a serious rework from earlier concepts to the upcoming production...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Yes, this does look like an Audi A8.  With the obvious out of the way, our spies have captured what we know to be an extremely early Phaeton prototype undergoing testing.  The cues that give this away include a heavily revised front fascia with the Audi rings removed, and BS-prefaced (for...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche's upcoming Cayman GT 4 was spotted out and about recently with no camouflage for the first time, giving onlookers their best look at the vehicle so far.  Destined to be the most hardcore Cayman variant yet, the GT 4 features a large rear wing, deep front spoiler and a more aggressive...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche is making a push towards the more hardcore this year with the GT3 RS and GT4 variants of the 911, Cayman and Boxster.  Hot on the heels of yesterday's Boxster GT4 spy shots, the spies at CarPix have sent over a batch of images of the 991 generation GT3 RS.  As the GT3 RS is still a...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Cayman's upcoming GT4 variant may be the worst kept secret in Stuttgart, but until now, the certainty of an open top Boxster version of the model was still up in the air.  The auto spies at CarPix have sent over the first images of the yet-to-be-announced model, featuring a number of...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last month a few members of the online Cayman community 'Planet 9' caught a minor slip up by Porsche, confirming the existence of an upcoming model dubbed the 'GT4.'  Industry minds were quick to connect the dots, tracing the yet-to-be-confirmed model back to the tarted-up test car that had...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    It seems that the Golf R SportWagen feels quite at home lapping the Nürburgring, as it has been spotted there several times in various states of camouflage throughout the development process.  Yesterday, Car and Driver published perhaps the most clear shots yet of the vehicle yet, once again...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Bentley has been teasing us with their upcoming SUV for quite some time now, and it seems that finally the highly anticipated vehicle is starting to show a bit more skin.  Spied by our friends at CarPix, the yet-to-be-named SUV which is much less disguised than we have seen previous images...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the 981-generation Boxster and Cayman are still quite new to the marketplace, Porsche is already hard at work on making tweaks, changes and updates to their "entry level" sports cars.  Photos were sent our way from the spies at CarPix which show what appears to be an updated Cayman...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    The upcoming and still-yet-to-be-named Bentley SUV has been spied yet again by our photographers, this time in Southern Europe undergoing hot weather testing.  In this round of photographs, we can see that the vehicle has been weighted down to put extra load on brakes and cooling systems for...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Recently Porsche has confirmed that there will be an upcoming Boxster and Cayman offering with four cylinder power, and now we've got video evidence that the car is in testing.  Our friends at Touriclips were able to capture a Boxster and Cayman doing hot laps on the Nurburgring wearing light...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The next generation Volkswagen Touran was spotted out and about near the legendary Nurburgring this week, cloaked in heavily camouflage.  Most likely based on the new MQB platform, the upcoming Touran will be have a larger interior than the outgoing model.  Based on current trends within...
  20. The Skoda Lounge
    Skoda is closing in on 40 years of their RS branding, and our spies have heard rumors that they will celebrate this anniversary by producing a 280hp Octavia RS.  With power likely coming from a detuned version of the Golf R's two liter turbocharged four cylinder, word on the street is that the...
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