Sports Cars

  • Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23

    Nissan needs to figure out what it wants to do with its aging Z car. Perhaps this new SEMA show special is a good place to start. Yes, say hello to the Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23. It's a 400-horsepower potential answer to the question of "What's next for the Z?" Gone is the 3.7-liter V-6 normally found under the hood of the 370Z. In its place, Nissan has swapped in the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 you'll find in the latest Infiniti products. This engine produces up to 400 horsepower, and in the Project Clubsport 23 it's backed up by the six-speed manual gearbox from the 370Z Nismo...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    2019 Hyundai Veloster N first drive review: Hot hatch, Korean style, Nürburgring bred

    Act One: Track time Four cars head out onto the east course at Thunderhill Raceway Park outside of Willows, California. The cars are Hyundais. Yes, Hyundais. This track can be terrifying, with a couple of blind crests, one of which leads to an off-camber right turn. I’m not too worried...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman have just received the GTS treatment, but the German sports car marque is already working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Shown here is a prototype for the Cayman GT4, or possibly a Cayman GT4 RS. The car is being...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Porsche's Project Gold 911 restomod sells for $3.1M

    In August, the wraps were pulled off a special 993-generation Porsche 911 Turbo built to celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the German sports car marque. Called Project Gold, the car featured the original body of a 993 911 but a new chassis and VIN and a whole host of other mods not...

  • Porsche Hockenheimring experience center
    Porsche's next experience center is being built at a German F1 track

    Germany will be home to Porsche's next experience center, but it won't be settled just anywhere. The brand announced Monday that the latest center will be built within the confines of the Hockenheimring, one of the racetracks hosting the Formula 1 German Grand Prix (the other is the...

  • 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
    Could the Toyota MR2 return as an EV?

    Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Company, has long hinted he'd like to see Toyota's "three brothers" return to showrooms. The phrase refers to Toyota's original trio of sports cars: the MR2, Celica, and Supra. Now it appears the small mid-engine MR2 sports car might make a comeback with an...

  • Audi Sport teases the new Audi R8

    Audi is busy reworking its R8, and the updates should add up to a compelling mid-cycle refresh. Included in those updates will be revised front and rear fascias for a new look. Audi Sport on Tuesday gave us our best glimpse yet at the new look thanks to a teaser image posted to its Facebook page. The grille, air intakes, and daytime running lights are all a bit different on the R8 in the teaser image. The car wears a face more closely resembling the one found on Audi's new 2019 R8 LMS race car. A distinct grille and intake treatment can be found on both, with the race car taking it to even...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    It's been called the Blue Devil in the past, but we just call it the King of America now. Chevrolet brought back the Corvette ZR1 for 2019, the third time it's offered the nameplate, and once again the car has destroyed much of the competition. The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's heart is a...

  • Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix
    Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

    Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place. Another site is the Nürburgring, where Aston Martin has operated a test center since 2008. The German site since the start...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra SP8T VLN race car - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Toyota Supra races in final round of 2018 VLN series

    Toyota's new Supra is heading to NASCAR next year but the car has already run its first race. As part of its development program for the fifth-generation Supra, an A90 to all the fans, Toyota fielded a prototype in Saturday's VLN race held at the Nürburgring. The race was the final round of...

  • Huet Brothers Coupe and Benefactor Chronograph watch
    Buy this seriously cool Swiss watch and help get the Huet Brothers Coupe into production

    Back in 2012, we brought you the first details on a sports car combining retro looks with modern mechanicals that was in the works at Huet Brothers. Called the Huet Brothers Coupe, the car was designed around the drivetrain of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and featured its own lightweight carbon fiber...

  • 2019 Nissan 370Z
    The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan's radar, electrification possible

    Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president...

  • 2019 Vanderhall Carmel

    Vanderhall has a new three wheeler. The growing family of trikes now adds a model called the Carmel, and this one has a trick feature that could be quite appealing to three-wheel vehicle shoppers. Instead of low fixed side sills, the Carmel has actual doors. Previous models from Vanderhll went the standard three-wheel vehicle route. That means two wheels up front with the third wheel set out back. The Carmel doesn't differ from that formula, but adding in the standard style doors is a unique feature in this market. Along with those doors, Vanderhall says the Carmel boasts a wider cabin for...

  • 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo first owned by Walter Payton
    Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton's 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

    This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27...

  • Lanzante 930 Porsche 911 powered by Tag Turbo Formula 1 engine
    Lanzante to build Porsche 911s powered by raced F1 engines

    Lanzante is best known for being the mad wrenches committed to turning McLaren F1 and P1 GTR race cars into road-legal vehicles. Now the British firm is treading into sacred Porsche ground by preparing a modified 930-generation 911 with Formula 1 power. Revealed during Porsche's recent Rennsport...

  • Mitsuoka Mazda Miata-based Chevy Corvette
    Mitsuoka turns Mazda Miata into a pint-sized Corvette Sting Ray

    Mitsuoka is known for some rather, let's say interesting cars. Typically they are body kits for existing Japanese cars. To celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, it has created its best-looking car yet: the Rock Star. Autoblog unearthed the Rock Star on Wednesday. The formula is fairly simple...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    All next-generation Porsche 911s to be widebodies

    The 2019 Porsche 911, the so-called 992-generation car, has enthusiasts stoked for what's to come. We already know it's getting more gears and more power, and now we know every single 911 will feature a widebody design. News of the proliferation of the widebody look across the lineup comes from Car...

  • 2019 Jaguar F-Type
    Next Jaguar F-Type could get BMW V-8, 2+2 layout

    The next Jaguar F-Type may have to hide a German accent. According to a Car report from Monday, Jaguar will source the next sports car's engine from BMW. Specifically, the publication reports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is on deck for the next F-Type. BMW offers its 4.4-liter V-8 with 456...

  • BMW M3 CSL (E46)

    BMW has insisted the 2019 3-Series will be a return to form for the benchmark sport sedan. And no one is more confident than BMW research and development chief, Klaus Fröhlich. In fact, Fröhlich is fed up with automotive media claiming BMW's old cars are better machines. Australian publication Motoring reported Tuesday that the R&D boss said the G20-generation 3-Series "has to beat everybody" in the segment. Driving dynamics were of utmost importance when developing the sedan because "all the Australian, UK and American journalists say ‘ooh the E46 CSL was the last real 3...

  • Morgan Motor Company celebrates its 110th anniversary
    Morgan introduces special models to celebrate its 110th anniversary

    In 2019, the Morgan Motor Company turns 110 years old. To celebrate, Morgan has cooked up a handful of special vehicles to commemorate the momentous occasion, the company announced on Tuesday They're called the 110 Anniversary models and a version of each will be offered for all four vehicles...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Porsche North America CEO on the next-generation 911

    The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 is on the horizon. The so-called 992-generation 911 will likely be shown in production form within the next six months and released by the end of next year. The 911 is one of the all-time great sports cars and the current 991 generation has proven to be the...

  • 2019 Ford Edge ST
    Ford already has already conjured ideas for an Edge RS

    The 2019 Ford Edge ST pushes the Blue Oval into uncharted territory: placing an "ST" badge on an American crossover. But, that might not be all Ford has in store for the performance crossover SUV segment because it appears a Ford Edge RS has a bit of life inside the automaker. Speaking to Motor...

  • Vonnen Performance Porsche Hybrid system
    A $75,000 kit will turn a Porsche 911, Cayman, or Boxster into a hybrid

    Porsche doesn't build a 911, Cayman, or Boxster with hybrid power, but a company by the name of Vonnen Performance will change that. Vonnen is an offshoot of Porsche suspension specialist Elephant Racing, and Road and Track recently spoke with the company to learn more about its upcomming...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    Next BMW M2 internal nickname is "drift machine"

    Klaus Fröhlich, BMW's research and development chief, claims the next M2 has one heck of an internal nickname: "drift machine." The Australian website Motoring reported Friday that Fröhlich took responsibility for coining the internal nickname and he wants to ensure fans that the next M2...

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