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  • Chicago Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist wins Camaro SS for earning MVP nod

    The Chicago Cubs ended a 108-year World Series drought and can rightfully claim that they're the best in baseball. The Cubs' historic run took seven games, with the final Game 7 proving to be one of the all-time greats in World Series history. Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist came through in the clutch with a 10th inning, run-scoring double to help give his team the win and the title, and he earned himself the title of MVP as well. He also earned the keys to a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. It's a 50th-edition version, and it's a drop-top. That should be a good parade vehicle for Zobrist when he's back...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

    Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver...

  • Lyndon Conrad Bell
    Lyndon Conrad Bell Joins Sports Car Monitor

    Right off the top, thanks for the attention you’ve lavished upon Sports Car Monitor. We appreciate the time you spend here and strive to do our best to make sure you find something worthwhile every time you check us out. I’ve just been entrusted with the editorship of this Website and...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
    Lotus 414E Prototypes Waiting On U.K. Funds

     If any car company that can make a decent hybrid sports car, Lotus would be the one. Their cars are light and compact, making them perfect for the simplified and lightweight set up that a series-hybrid brings. Thankfully the company has already built the 414E concept, shown at this year’s...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
    Motor Trend Starts Fight Between The BMW M3, Ford Mustang GT

    It may seem odd to compare the BMW M3 and Ford Mustang GT, but their traits are too similar to ignore. Both have V-8s producing over 400 horsepower and are available as rear wheel drive coupes. So Motor Trend has taken both of these cars to see how they perform against each other. Motor Trend did a...

  • 1960 Austin-Healey 3000
    Sports Car Classics: The “Big” Austin-Healeys

     In the early 1950s, there were really two choices when it came to a British sports car in the ripe United States import market. Buyers could pick between the affordable but relatively antique MG T-series, and then the technologically advanced, but expensive, Jaguar XK120. There was a gap for...

  • Audi Sport Quattro S1

     The new Lancia Stratos project is a great reminder to when technology was at the forefront of rallying before it got a bit caught up in regulation. Cars were trying out new composites, forced induction technology, and even all-wheel-drive. But there are plenty of cars from the silver-age of rallying that this writer would love to see come back as a concept or low-production concept car. Ford RS200—group-B rally cars were mostly based on production car body design though with drastic chassis and powertrain modifications seen on the Renault R5 Turbo II or MG Metro 6R4. But Ford, who...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora
    Lotus To Offer Evora Chassis To Other Companies

     It is one thing to offer amazing sports cars for sale, but it’s another to do that and offer engineering services to other companies. Lotus is one of the few that does this, doing chassis and engine work for companies like General Motors with the famous Carlton or the LT5 engine in the C4...

  • McLaren MP4-12C
    Plenty Of Unveilings At Monterey Last Weekend

     The week of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Monterey Historic Races are a time for remembering the past. People get to see long-dead marques on a golf course or witness brave owners blasting their classic exotics around Laguna Seca. But with all the money flying around the events...

  • Lancia Stratos revival in the works? (image via Italiaspeed.com)
    Lancia Stratos Could Go Into Production, Says Car And Driver

     Pictures of a new Lancia Stratos testing at a Fiat test track peaked into the public sphere last week. Though there was no word from the big Italian firm, rumors started to spread around about the rebirth of a rally supercar. After the excitement of the pictures died down, several sources stated...

  • 2011 Lexus LF-A leak
    Autocar Reports That Toyota To Build Car In Memory of Naruse

    Hiromu Nasure died in automobile accident in Germany last month.  The crash occurred while he was test driving a Lexus LF-A equipped with the Nürburgring Package, went around a blind curb, and crashed into a BMW M3. The loss of Nasure was a large blow to Toyota. Looking back on his history with...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept spied as convertible in L.A.
    Don’t Believe The Hype: History of Corvette Rumors

     A fiberglass-bodied two-seater, powered by a potent V-8 up front and being driven by the rear wheels is what you get when you buy a Chevrolet Corvette. This formula for America’s sports car hasn’t strayed much from the original in nearly half a decade the car has been built, except for the...

  • 1967 Datsun Fairlady

    Well before Datsun build their segment busting 240Z, the company had nearly a decade in building little roadsters known in the Japanese market as the Fairlady. Their earliest models were made of fiberglass, which only 20 were made. The next two generations, the 1200 and 1300, were sold to export markets for the first time with the 1200 being the first Datsun model to be sold in America. Then when the 1500 debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1961, they hit a sweet spot that didn’t change until production ended in 1970. At first glance the Datsun looks like a knock-off of the classic MGB, but...

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    Lamborghini Still On Fence About Estoque Production

     Purists are cringing at the sight of their beloved sports car manufacturers building four-door executive sedans. Porsche and their Panamera, which is currently outselling the flagship 911, is proving that there is a big market for big spacious cars with sports car moves. Aston Martin has gotten...

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    Abarth Coupe Could Be Built On X-Bow Platform

    The return of Abarth is a success for Fiat. The hot little 500 Abarth has a waiting list, and for those wanting a bit more room could go for the more modern Grande Punto Abarth.  The tuning company has been working on an in-house sports car that won’t share a Fiat platform. Now, Auto Express is...

  • 1997 Toyota Supra
    Toyota Buys Rights To The Supra Trademark

     It’s no surprise that when it comes to appliance cars, Toyota is at the top. Their cars like the Corolla and Camry are great at taking somebody from point A to B in comfort for relatively little money. People who want to buy a car with some passion would do better buying a Honda or Mazda...

  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI
    X Games Get Subaru WRX STIs For SuperRally Event

     Subaru may not have a factory backed team in the WRC, but that doesn’t mean that the iconic WRX STI are out of the game for good. The cars’ performance and availability of proven parts have made it popular for grassroots teams and competitions. The sponsor-heavy X Games has seen an increase...

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Beats Another Record on Top Gear

    The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport took the laurel of fastest production car away from Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero recently. While America had the record since 2007 with a 257 mph top speed, the Super Sport took the record going nearly 11mph more at 267.91. However this weekend revealed the Veyron...

  • Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept

    It has been a while since we last heard of the Toyota FT-86, the more affordable sports car to come out of the Japanese company since it axed the Celica and MR2 Spyder. But now website 7tune had an interview with two people in charge of the project: Dr. Shigeyuki Hori who is the Project General Manager and Kazuo Okino Group manager of the Sports Vehicle Management division. The best news is that the production car will not take until 2013, but it can be expected in November of next year. The car is at 50% of the testing stage at this point and shouldn’t take much longer. The car’s...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
    Fifth Gear Tests 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Yank-Tank”

    When it comes to truly American sports cars, like the current muscle cars produced by Dodge, Ford and in this case Chevrolet, European journalists are divided into two groups. One group is made up of muscle car aficionados who understand what to look for in one of these cars. The other group feels...

  • 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    Automobile Drives The BMW M3 GTS And Porsche GT2 RS

    It’s a fact that when it comes to fun drivers-oriented cars, the U.S. will always get the cold shoulder. Case in point is the BMW M3 GTS, a lightweight, $140,000 coupe that is built for tackling a track straight from the factory is only built for the European market. However, Porsche’s GT2 RS...

  • 2010 Ford Taurus SHO
    Autoblog Reports Upcoming Ford Taurus SHO

    It’s not unusual to see a company proud of one of their products, but Ford celebrating one of their Taurus SHO seems fairly unique. This year the Dearborn company held their 19th convention for one of the most unique sports sedans of the late 20th century. Autoblog was there to hear about the...

  • 2006 Mazdaspeed6
    Used Market: 2005-2007 Mazdaspeed 6

    The Mazdaspeed 6 was launched in 2005 as the European sports sedan on the cheap, much like the Subaru Legacy GT.  It didn’t try to outperform other comparable cars, but offered up an everyday sedan with a bit more sporty-flare that even the most basic Mazdas come with. The formula for the car...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
    Video: GT3 R Hybrid Review by Autocar, GT3 RS Rally Car

     There are a lot of interesting videos on the web featuring the GT3, both the latest version like the GT3 R hybrid and the past 996-era GT3. The First Video comes way of Autocar, who got to test-drive the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid, a few weeks after the 24 Hours of Nürburgring where the car broke down...

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