Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 carbon fiber monocoque

Carbon Fiber: The Next Step, Courtesy Of New Teijin Tech

Carbon fiber is enjoying something of a birthday this year. With the release of the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C supercar, McLaren celebrates thirty years since they developed the first carbon fiber monocoque chassis, used in their 1981 Formula 1 racing car. They were then the first to develop a carbon... read more

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2011 Honda CR-Z

What Other Sports-Hybrids Should Learn From The CR-Z

 The CR-Z may be selling well in Japan, but the car is receiving lukewarm praise from the automotive press, like our own Marty Padgett’s Bottom Line and The Car... read more June 28, 2010 by

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Grille

Rumor: Mazda Miata Could Get Rotary in 2012

 The RX-8 is on its way out after some abysmal sales and tightening regulations for fuel economy and emissions are not Wankel engine friendly. The last sports car in the... read more June 16, 2010 by

2010 Formula Drift Event

Vaughn Gittin Jr Inspired Packaged For Mustang GT

 Vaughn Gittin Jr is well known to those who follow the American Formula D drifting series.  He almost consistently gets podium finishes in competition in The Falken... read more June 12, 2010 by

2011 Tokyo Motor Show

2011 Tokyo Motor Show “Reborn”

Despite Japan being one of the biggest automobile markets in the world, both for production and consumption, there were fears that the country’s prestigious Tokyo Motor... read more May 24, 2010 by

Honda HSV-010 Super GT race car

Honda Rumored To Build A Street Legal HSV-010 GT

The NSX replacement could be put into production to compete against the Lexus LFA, according to Autobild.de The V-8, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe project has had a... read more March 30, 2010 by

Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept

Toyobaru Update: No AWD For Subaru Version

Earlier this month, Sports Car Monitor assumed that the Subaru version of the FT-86 would be coming with an all-wheel-drive system seen in the rest of the Subaru product... read more March 15, 2010 by

1999 Daihatsu concept Kopen, Tokyo Motor Show

Fun in Small Packages: Japan’s Kei Sports Cars.

 During the mid-nineties, Japan was producing some of the greatest sports cars ever like the Acura NSX, Toyota Supra, Nissan 300zx, and the Mazda RX-7. While these cars... read more January 30, 2010 by

2009 Tokyo Motor Show

2009 Tokyo Motor Show Coverage

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show has released its secrets, and the Motor Authority crew has covered all the latest from the Japanese capital. Sadly, the once popular event hasn’t... read more October 21, 2009 by

Safe & Sound Toyota Prius

Japan looking to make hybrid vehicles noisy

Although the relative silence of hybrid vehicles has made them the choice of TV gangsters for drive-by shootings, the rest of the world is less than enamored with the... read more July 3, 2009 by

Garage Saurus Nissan GT-R SpecV

Garage Saurus one of the first to tune Nissan’s GT-R SpecV

Like a fine piece of art or a perfectly cooked stake, the 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV is one of those cars that shouldn’t be fiddled with and just accepted as one of the... read more June 23, 2009 by

This drawing shows the outline of the future Nissan EV

Nissan planning to mass produce electric vehicles by 2012

Promises about electric vehicles are a dime a dozen, and so far no one - not even Tesla - has managed to deliver a real daily-driving production car in volume. Nissan has so... read more June 23, 2009 by

wald black bison mercedes r class 001

Wald Int'l Black Bison Mercedes-Benz R-Class: cyberpunk family hauler

Don't feel bad if you've never heard of the Merecedes-Benz R-Class. Yes, it's sold in America and yes, it's been out for quite a while now, but its dismal sales have been the... read more June 15, 2009 by

Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Subaru celebrates 20 years of STI division with new museum

For over 20 years Subaru's motorsports division STI (Subaru Tecnica International) has been churning out championship-winning rally cars and incredible road-going versions... read more June 8, 2009 by

2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV

Nissan GT-R SpecV turbochargers suggest room for more power

For a long time now, news of the Nissan GT-R SpecV has been making the rounds, with many expecting the new model to outdo even the mighty Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 when it... read more June 5, 2009 by

Subaru Stella EV

Subaru Stella electric vehicle goes on sale in Japan

General Motors and Toyota are still years away from launching their own all-electric models but Subaru has beaten them to the punch with the announcement today that its own... read more June 4, 2009 by


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