2016 Cadillac CTS-V Spy Photos Hint at Turbocharged Power

Cadillac is hard at work on the next-generation CTS-V high-performance model as these spy photos reveal.

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2014 MINI Cooper S Spied With New Head and Taillights

Spattered with black and yellow, the next generation MINI Cooper S was spied testing today.

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2013 BMW Z4 Facelift Revealed in Spy Photos

Spy photos of the face lifted 2013 BMW Z4 are showing the updated roadster nearly nude with a skimpy few bits of clothing over its head, tail lights and fender ornaments.

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2014 Toyota Corolla Previewed in Auris Spy Photos

This prototype Auris was spotted in Europe by our spy photographers today. The Toyota Auris is essentially a hatchback/wagon variant of the  Corolla and its release brings with it an all-new platform. 

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Spy Photo Camera Camo Explained: What's With the Swirlies?

Ever see the cars in our spy photos page and wonder why they look like that? New paint job trends emerge all the time, like gloss-less matte paint finishes, which are becoming more and more popular in recent years. Some companies like to dial it up to 11 with chrome finishes on their entire cars. But there is one look that is always intriguing: car camouflage. No, not the desert or arctic warfare kind, we’re talking about camera-camo. 

If you’ve spent even a smidgen of time on our Auto News page then you’ve probably seen one of our spy photo stories. A recurring trend in these stories is the bizarre magic-eye look on the prototype vehicles that our spies track down.

The truth is that car companies deliberately make their cars look that way so that when and if these prototype cars get snapped by a photographer, certain incriminating details are not visible.

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Also, it’s worth noting that the look isn’t even a paintjob at all, but a vinyl application. The pattern on the application is perfect at tricking even the most advanced auto focus system on a camera. That’s because a camera’s auto focus system uses a subject’s colors to figure out its focus.

Dan Suszko from Graphik Concepts sells these vinyl wraps and confirms that it really works wonders to hide body work in photographs. “Car companies want to put an end to one person exposing their product to the world” Suszko said. “It really hides the way things look in low-res images,” he added.

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