• Apr 24, 2008
Wednesday, I was surfing the Internets on my iPhone, checking all my usual sites, one of which is the Nuerburgring Web cam. Usually I either get pictures of an empty staging area or darkness. But this time I got the photo you see above. And, yes, we realize the quality isn't that great. I had to take a picture of my iPhone's screen since it's incapable of sending or downloading photos from the Net. But maybe that will be fixed in June.

Various Autoblog team members have taken guesses at what this mystery car might be, but we can't definitively pin it down. Someone guessed the Gumpert Apollo Hybrid. Another guess was a Le Mans prototype of some sort. I'm not convinced it's either.

So we present this Web cam mystery to our readers. Anyone have any clue what this might be? Click on the photo for a larger (yet no less blurry) photo.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The front kinda looks like a TVR Tuscan.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was my first thought too, however I think that one guy got it right on the money with the Veritas concept.
        • 6 Years Ago
        thats what i thought too.... Isn't TVR getting back on its feet?
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks like a chopped top viper...with a shorter nose...i mean, no fender height on either side and the wheels have the kinda same proportions... i dunno, im brainstorming. no windshield and a atreamed back to fit a healmented driver...race car proto? im done brainstorming...any new chevi "mistery desapearing" car comertial?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its Nessie taking her car out for a spin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That angle is misleading, and the edges are blurred. Also: seems like no windshield?? It has along wheelbase, and something about it says "SLR" to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good call pandabeat. I wonder what that concept is doing out of hybernation- was the car purchased by some private collector?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i was gonna say the production version of the Mach 5. but i guess it's the Veritas. haha
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's not the Pug. The grill looks like a smushed Aston nose, not the gaping smile of the 207.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Excellent guess. I have to agree!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Now that I look at it more closely, the rear doesn't convince me that it's the Peugeot. Of course, the link I provided was a concept from 2006, so who knows?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah they look similar.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love how people are still guessing... and haven't read the comments.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it's a Fiero kit car.

      nah, seriously it looks freaking weird. Porsche/VW-group esque headlamps, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You broke Rules 1 and 2. Now I shall bludgeon you with enough Rule /34/ of Dragons having sex with cars that it'll make your head explode.
      • 6 Years Ago
      better question - what's the old sports car in nearly the same spot about 2 minutes before??

      http://www.8200rpm.com/webcam/index.php

      23/04/2008 at 19:41, and again at 19:45

        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd say jag c-type, but the mouth is too big.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not a c-type I would call it Healey 100m but.. it is in Silver and the grill looks slightly off (upside down). Definetly from the 50's. Ferrari 1xx or 2xx... 3xxMM but the grill is still off.

        Silver generally denotes that it is a German built Car, although some German drivers would go Silver in other marquees.
        • 6 Years Ago
        nvm, its the camera manufacturer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the photobucket shot looks like a modern day caterham
        • 6 Years Ago
        Panda gets my vote. That looks exactly like it to me. How the heck did you figure that one out????
        • 6 Years Ago
        Give That Man A Medal!
        • 6 Years Ago
        That car is a 2001 Veritas RS3 Concept


        http://www.supercars.net/cars/1868.html


        WHAT DO I WIN???!?
        • 6 Years Ago
        can anyone read that link in the upper left of the photobucket shot? NDBOTIX.com?
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