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Spy Shots: Next-Gen Ford Explorer Shifts to Unibody Chassis

These are the latest photos that Brenda Priddy's spy shooter network has turned up on the next Ford Explorer. Priddy says that previous test mules were wearing Taurus X and Flex body panels, but this one appears to have a 2011 Explorer production front end grafted on to a Taurus X body.

Spy Shots: Audi's 340-HP Hot Hatch

Brenda Priddy tells us that Audi is considering building a new RS3, according to a member of the automaker's management board. These recent pictures of the pocket rocket mule testing at the Nürburgring lend weight to the claim.

Spy Photos: Scion's IQ Aims at Smart

Brenda Priddy says that after a long stakeout ("on a public street, of course") outside a top-secret Toyota facility, her spy photographers caught a quick glimpse of Scion’s upcoming New York International Auto Show Concept. The ”super-compact” hatchback, named IQ (like Toyota’s version), will debut as a Scion and is expected to be sold in the United States.

Spy Shots: 500+ Horses for Ferrari's New F450

Brenda Priddy's photographers grabbed these spy shots of the forthcoming Ferrari F450 prototype wearing not an inch of disguise, she says. While some of the body pieces are missing on the black mule, a large portion of the production sheet metal is clearly visible. Boasting over 500 hp, the F450 is rumored to have a higher power output than the 520-hp F430 Scuderia.

Top 10 New Products for Street Rods/Custom Cars from 2008 SEMA Show

Brake kits, wheels and gauges were among the new street rod and custom car products most popular with buyers at the 2008 SEMA Show. SEMA used a new digital tracking method at the 2008 New Products Showcase allowing buyers to scan product barcodes and receive product details via printout or e-mail.

Who was doing all that scanning? More than 9,400 were retailers, followed by warehouse distributors (3,900), repair/service/installers (3,900) and builders/fabricators (3,500).

Spy Shots: GMC's New Midsize Sport Utility

While the conditions weren't ideal, Brenda Priddy's spy photographers caught GMC's new 2010 Terrain SUV nearly camo-free before the engineer behind the wheel made his getaway.

Spy Shots: New BMW 6 Series Gets Old-School Soft-Top

Not only did Brenda Priddy's spy shooters get these shots of the new BMW 6 Series, but they got the convertible before the coupé, no less. The new 6 in these photos wears a canvas soft-top rather than the retractable hardtop typically found on cars in this class. Priddy notes this might be a compromise in the fight for trunk/cargo space.

Spy Shots—Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Escapes the Axe

GM shocked enthusiasts with news that it was disbanding its High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO ) team, the same crew responsible for V-series Cadillacs, the Chevy Cobalt SS and HHR SS. But spy photographer Brenda Priddy tells us that the HPVO team still has one trick up its sleeve.

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