SEMA News - July 2009

The images and information provided in “Spy Photos” are supplied by the spy shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. “Spy Photos” are included each week in SEMA eNews, the association’s electronic newsletter. To receive your copy of SEMA eNews, e-mail

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Rolls-Royce Ghost

When It Hits: This so-called “baby” Rolls-Royce is expected to enter the market in 2010 and will be priced between 200,000–300,000 euros.

What Priddy Says: Designers will likely stick with the chiseled looks of the larger Phantom sedan. Engineers will use parts from BMW’s long-wheelbase 7 Series, but will utilize a powerplant that’s uniquely Rolls-Royce.

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BMW 3 Series Coupe

When It Hits: The new BMW 3 Series coupe should go on sale in the second half of 2010.

What Priddy Says: Just a minor refreshing is expected. Fake body panels painted to match the car are covering large portions of the lower fascia; expect new styling in that area. Only minor revisions are expected for the interior.

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Porsche 911

When It Hits: Priddy’s spy shooter network caught the 2011 Porsche 911 cabriolet (dubbed the “998” internally, Priddy says) turning laps at the Nürburgring. Priddy says that some early media reports pegged this as the next 911 Turbo, but these pictures suggest otherwise.

What Priddy Says: The next-generation Porsche 911 will feature the same flat-six engine as its predecessor—with a likely power surge—as well as the new PDK dual-clutch gearbox.

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Dodge ACR Viper

When It Hits: Dodge will officially reveal the 2010 Viper color palette in June.

What Priddy Says: Although reaching the end of its production life, the Viper will go out as a classic that will thrive in stock and modified forms. The 2010 model year shown here will feature at least one new color for the ACR version.

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