• I went to BMW 760iL, the rear lights mounted on the trunk lid, not quite right, then I went to Alfa, it definitely has that vibe.

  • [image src=" t08.deviantart.net/FXSLOWhO8RtaRAKoklxrIbUsf6o=/300×200/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre04/da78/th/pre/i/2013/202/0/2/byyourcommandposter_by_stourangeau-d6ek1yv.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • Haven't kept up with modern Lambos, but nope:

    [image src=" ultraportabletech.com/2013/05/13/lamborghini-egoista-4.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • Perhaps a lower bumper reflector that also has illumination? Like on the Mercedes GL, though that's not it. It looks like a fairly small assembly with a small incandescent bulb. I'm at a loss.

    • I thought the same thing but only found one pic of one individual car that came close and it was a very early series car. The rest ran the entire width of the car.

    • no, wait, there's a seam… make it a Q5
      [image src=" upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/2009-2011_Audi_Q5_%288R%29_2.0_TFSI_quattro_wagon_%282011-10-25%29_02.jpg" width="600px"/]

    • no, that can't be right either, you've got a seam "above" (or is it below, eh?), and maybe one to the "right" (or is it left, hm?)

  • The reflection suggests that the photo has been turned 90 degrees – the brighter part on the left is the top. That would make the reflection make more sense. Beyond that, no clue.

  • So vertical taillight left of trunk line with probably another matching on the trunk with too fine of a fit for a cheap car. That's my take and I can't find it on a Bentley that I suspected.
    Show me wrong please.

  • Things that I think: it is perhaps a part on a Nissan ROGUE because I think you are trying to be saucy with the new Star Wars release; and it is either a rear bumper light (perhaps upside down) and/or a side mirror light.

  • VW Transporter? – in the news because of shenanigans?

    [image src=" racelinesportsvans.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/raceline-gts-oryx-white-14.jpg" width="600px"/]

  • I keep coming back here…I don't know why…
    The only car in the news I have noted is the Tesla autobraking to avoid an accident via Youtube. Folded mirror light? Door jamb light? UUUUGGGGHHHHH!

  • Congrats to Dr D for the George Michael connection AND for solving the puzzle.

    Special props to Tom Minch for recognizing the fine fit of a luxury car, and Greg Howes for noticing that the pic was on its side.

    Well done to all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

    • Wow, THANK YOU!

      I did see that news article regarding fans leaving messages on his Range Rover, which is what lead me to that.

      I can say without hesitation that this has been my most significant achievement of 2016.

      Thanks again, and Happy New Year to all.

    • gah – i looked at that dang Range Rover taillight a dozen times, but nooooo, there's no angled bit – except in a close-up wide angle shot – wah

      now Vince is all "bwa ha haaa, now i know how to bedevil these guys" – can we keep score this year, see who gets the most wins? – prizes!

      is it too late to do a post of the year and comment of the year? – let's have some nominations

    • DT has been getting ridiculously devious about these "What Am I" images.

      Here's one for you, DT — What car is THIS from? Huh? Taste of your own medicine.

      [image src=" s24.postimg.org/pgkmo1tj9/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900_22222.jpg" width="400px"/]

    • Oh man. It looks like the top of a strut tower from something built in the 20th century. ABS plastic shock tower cap. BMW?

    • Gotta give me some kind of hint. Am I right about it being a strut tower top? Did I get the make correct? Is it a German car?

    • I did already give you a hint. 😉

      I'm already thinking this is going to be too easy for you. I should have cropped it like this:

      [image src=" s24.postimg.org/4iavq26lh/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900_3333.jpg" width="400px"/]

      But yes, it is a strut tower top.

      Whether you got the make correct, I don't know. It depends on how pedantic you want to be.

    • BMW has also owned Glas, Rover, Land Rover, MG and Rolls Royce at various times – could be any of those, if we are being persnickety

    • ebay.com/itm/BMW-5-Series-Strut-tower-caps-used-E34-535i-525i-/262251417741?hash=item3d0f67108d
      [image src=" i.ebayimg.com/17/!Bznub-QEGk~$(KGrHqZ,!jIEw49O4KO+BMWznK65mg~~_12.JPG" width="359px"/]

    • Getting close, but it's not a BMW 5 series.

      The hint was in my comment December 31st, 3:52 PM, right below the picture. The one that started with "C'mon Vince . . ."

    • @kaibeezy — Not an E12, but you are on the right track. That's the correct bit of language hiding the clue, just need to think more literally.

      @Zeso — not an 850i, but another good guess.

      To be perfectly honest this probably is not an entirely fair "What Am I" because those strut tower caps were probably used on any number of different models over the years, and I don't think there is anything in the picture to distinguish one from the other.

      But then the point was to turn the tables on DT, show how frustrated we can get with these images.

      It is also unexpectedly showing ME how gleefully rewarding it can be to hook other people and watch them struggle. Muwhahaha! Now I know why DT does it.

    • here's that cap on a V16 E32 on some Bimmer website, can't remember which one…
      [image src=" s3.bimmerfile.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BimmerFileBMWClassic-10.jpg" width="600px"/]

    • and here on a ho hum (/s) V12 E32… which looks to have licked clean by nanobots
      [image src=" st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2012/10/BMW-750il-V12-E32-engine.jpg" width="600px"/]

    • You guys are so close, I might as well give it up. Mostly because I think it's time to put this old 2016 game to bed (and my hijacking of it) and focus on the joys that DT will surely bring to 2017. I'm hoping for some more features about running meth across the southeast.

      It's not a V16. Not a V12. It is an E32. It's actually a 6 cylinder car.

      You missed my clues. "be 11 guesses," and "not sure" if it's a BMW or not, depending upon how pedantic you want to be.

      The car in question was a 1988 Alpina B11 with the 3.5 liter six. It was for sale last September on CL in Seattle for $9,950 with 99K miles.

      This one:

      [image src=" s24.postimg.org/5q8nybjqd/01414_ez_Ph_WLVb_KLk_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

      And here is the original pic:

      [image src=" s30.postimg.org/pou5akz01/00_B0_B_i8x0t_MWJprr_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

      Thanks for playing, good job!!

    • i guess i couldn't have guessed any closer – wicked – i will have my revenge – might have to buy one of those, the finance director is becoming irritated with repeated hydraulic system repairs

  • Man. Disappointingly boring answer. Rather misleading image…rotated and including a slight optical illusion making it look more curved at the top than in reality. I also looked at his Range Rover and other cars but this didn't seem to match. Can we just stick to to unmolested images for this game? Still can be perfectly entertaining.

    • Zedo — the problem with putting simple pictures is that people INSTANTLY identify them. Seldom does the What Am I? last more than a few hours, especially if I pick a car that is common. The Range Rover is very common, so I threw the curve ball of orientation to make it more difficult…too difficult? I dunno. Look at this super close crop of a Kaiser Darrin turn signal and it was solved within 17 minutes of posting. It would have taken me MONTHS to identify that oddball, but somebody saw it and it just clicked. For some reason this Range Rover side marker didn't click…perhaps, because of the sideways action or the fisheye effect of a wide angle camera lens (I did not add any additional distortion), but I think it was a fun game regardless.

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