SEMA News - May 2010

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


Chevy Volt

When It Hits: Production for the Volt should start in November 2010 at GM’s Hamtramck assembly plant in Detroit.

What Priddy Says: Volts have been spied by shooters before with non-production lights and without trim against flat-black or gray paint jobs. But a showroom-ready tester out on the streets is something more unusual.


Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

When It Hits: Look for the CTS-V wagon in showrooms by late summer or fall.

What Priddy Says: Like other V-series cars, the CTS-V wagon will wear a wire mesh grille, a power-dome hood, wider wheels and tires, larger brake calipers and sportier bodywork. Under the hood sits the now-familiar LSA, a 6.2L, supercharged V8 good for 556 hp and 551 ft.-lb. in the CTS-V sedan. Priddy expects the wagon specs to
be similar. 


MINI Cooper S

When It Hits: Early reports indicate that this new-look Cooper S will be available next year as a 2012 model.

What Priddy Says: The biggest change for the Cooper S is a redesigned lower fascia that features new air intakes. Priddy also says that some of the controls may be redesigned, along with upgrades in material quality. Possible modest powertrain revisions may provide a small bump in power output.


Ford Falcon

When It Hits: No plans yet for the Falcon in the United States.

What Priddy Says: The Coyote 5.0L V8 that recently debuted in the Mustang is likely to be the new engine powering the Falcon. In normally aspirated trim, that engine is good for 412 hp (in the Mustang). With a supercharger, 500 hp doesn’t seem out of the question.



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