Sports Cars

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

    With Tesla last week revealing a second-generation Roadster capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, the major sports car marques have been well and truly put on notice. That’s because while Tesla may miss deadlines and is currently in its own “production hell” over the Model 3, the company’s performance claims have always been met and in many cases exceeded. The writing is very much on the wall: embrace electrification or fade into irrelevance. Fortunately some of the major sports car marques are taking action. One at the forefront...

  • Ford GT40 shows up to drag racing event and does well against modern cars
    Ford GT40 teaches Dodge Hellcat a thing or two about racing

    Though a Ford GT40 replica isn't exactly the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat's grandfather, the stately elder and the rorty modern muscle machine recently met. If only the two cars could actually talk to one another. The meet-n-greet was captured by the folks at 1320video on YouTube. This latest video is...

  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
    Ferrari F1 drivers are the only employees allowed to purchase a new Ferrari

    It's no secret a lot goes into becoming a preferred customer of Ferrari, but the Italian sports car and supercar maker even sets some rules for its own employees. In fact, Ferrari employees are barred from purchasing a brand-new Ferrari. Imagine slaving over an impeccable piece of Italian design...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS
    Get ready for more Subaru STI cars, maybe even a BRZ STI

    Subaru has more up its sleeves than Penn and Teller, it seems. The automaker confirmed a special version of its WRX STI, dubbed the Subaru WRX STI Type RA, would be heading stateside later this month, alongside a new BRZ variant. The June 8 announcement is part of a larger effort to expand the STI...

  • Teaser for TVR sports car debuting at 2017 Goodwood Revival
    Reborn TVR Griffith has already tallied over 400 orders

    TVR was once one of the largest specialized sports car manufacturers in the world. However, its fall from grace was anything but a smooth landing. Since the mid-2000s, TVR has been in near constant limbo. TVR's current owners aim to change that, however, and announced the first reborn TVR sports...

  • 2017 Nissan 370Z
    The future of the 370Z isn't much of a priority for Nissan

    It seems the future of the Nissan Z may be stuck in limbo following the most recent round of updates for the 2018 model year, which also introduces a Heritage Edition. Speaking to AutoGuide at the 2017 New York auto show, Christian Meunier, senior vice president of Nissan Sales, Marketing, and...

  • 2017 Toyota 86 - 860 Special Edition

    Spoiler alert: It's not the one you're hoping they'd make. What we have instead is the Toyota 86 860 Special Edition, which is a limited-run package that focuses on some style upgrades and interior amenities. This does not feature any sort of added power, perhaps by way of that turbocharger or supercharger one would love to see tossed atop the boxer engine. Glancing at the exterior skin, you'll find some bright paintwork. It's called Supernova Orange and it's an exclusive color for the 860 Special Edition. You can also get the car in Halo White, and Toyota plans to build just 860 units of...

  • TopCar creates carbon fiber body panels for the 991 Porsche 911
    Carbon fiber Porsche 911 body panels, from Russia with love

    Do you think your Porsche 911 is a little, well, over fed these days? If only there was a way to shed some of that weight without altering the lines of your precious super Beetle. Maybe you could even buff up the styling a bit while you're at it. Thanks to TopCar, a Russian aftermarket company, you...

  • 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR at the Nürburgring
    Could the Jaguar F-Type move to a mid-engine layout?

    Our friends at Road & Track used their time at the Los Angeles auto show wisely. Sitting down with Ian Callum led to a long chat about Jaguar's future, and the magazine's article makes for a rather interesting read. Buried toward the end of the story is an interesting tidbit about the possible...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    2017 Subaru BRZ first drive review

    Remember when fun-to-drive cars were rear-wheel drive? When neutral handling trumped tricked-out suspensions with variable-ratio everything? When manual gearboxes weren't just available, but standard? The Subaru BRZ is trying to save sports cars with headsmackingly simple counterprogramming. It's...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500
    We finally get to hear the Lexus LC 500

    We are still patiently waiting for Lexus' new LC sports coupe to hit the market, but now we get to see it in action. The automaker's German arm recently released a video teasing the coupe, and it offers us our first opportunity to hear its familiar V-8. The wait has been worthwhile. The LC 500 will...

  • #LUFTAUTO Patrick Long's 1985 Porsche 911 Rally Car
    Patrick Long's ultra-cool Porsche 911 rally car headed to auction

    Modified Porsches really don't get much cooler than a factory driver's 911 customized for rally use. This white 1985 911 belongs to Patrick Long, who is sort of the guru of all things Porsche these days. But Long's expertise isn't limited to pavement, as this highly-modified coupe illustrates. ALSO...

  • Michelle Rodriguez and her 201 mph run in the Jaguar F-Type SVR

    Jaguar said when it unveiled its new F-Type SVR that the coupe could hit 200 mph, but Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez proved them wrong. In her hands, the F-Type SVR topped out at 201 mph, which was both the fastest the coupe has driven and the highest top speed she has achieved on her own. Previously, she says in the video, her personal top speed record was about 140 mph. Rodriguez and a professional driver riding shotgun took the orange coupe up past the magic 200-mph mark on a closed Nevada highway. While Rodriguez has a lengthy Hollywood resume, she is probably best known to...

  • BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    BMW M4 GTS Concept Revealed, Production Version To Follow In 2016

    BMW’s plans for a more hardcore, track-focused version of its M4 sports coupe has been one of the worst kept secrets of the year. First there were the prototypes spotted at the Nürburgring. Then there was the MotoGP M4 safety car that featured a water-injection system BMW said was...

  • 2003 Nissan 350Z from ‘The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift’ - Image via Cheshire Classic Cars
    ‘The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift’ Nissan 350Z Can Be Yours... For $234k

    A rare opportunity has come up to purchase a Nissan 350Z used during filming of 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The car is up for sale at Cheshire Classic Cars in the United Kingdom and can be yours for a staggering £149,995 (approximately $234,315). ALSO SEE: Fast And...

  • 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S ‘Centro’ center-drive conversion - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Center-Drive Porsche 911 Carrera S 'Centro' Heads To Monterey Auction

    One of the cool bits about the McLaren F1, besides its tremendous performance capability, is the fact that the driver sits in the center of the car. There's the main seat in the middle, then two rear seats behind the driver's left and right shoulders. This puts you in the center of the action, and...

  • 2015 Rezvani Beast
    Chris Brown First To Take Delivery Of 500-HP Rezvani Beast: Video

    It was only in June that Californian startup Rezvani finalized specs for its first product, the Ariel Atom-based Beast track car, but the company has already managed to secure a celebrity owner: Chris Brown. The singer’s choice of cars is about as varied as his wardrobe, with everything from...

  •  1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/430 L88
    Low-Mileage, Original 1969 Corvette L88 To Be Auctioned At Monterey

    To Corvette fans, certain groupings of letters and numbers have a lot of meaning. For late-model cars, Z06, ZR1, and Z51 are important alphanumerics, and for fans of vintage 'Vettes, ZL1, L71, and L88 stir their passions. Later this week, Corvette fans will be able to bid on what may be the...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The current Boxster was all-new for the 2013 model year so in Porsche tradition we should see the car receive a mid-cycle facelift for the 2017 model year. Today we have new spy shots of a prototype for the facelifted car plus a video from YouTube user BridgeToGantry. The Boxster is one of our favorite cars here at Motor Authority, and it even took out our Best Car To Buy award for 2013. Hopefully there won't be too many changes with this facelift, and it looks like that will be the case, visually at least, judging from the spy shots. At the front, the headlights have been revised and look to...

  • 2016 Global MX-5 Cup
    Mazda Readies Next-Generation MX-5 Cup Race Car

    When Mazda announced its all-new fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, the first question was not whether it would race the little sports car, but where it would race it. The answer is: everywhere that involves turning left and right. Besides ongoing support of the grassroots, Mazda is revising its MX-5...

  • 2015 Callaway Corvette Z06
    2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 Confirmed With 757 HP And 777 LB-FT

    Back in April, legendary Corvette tuner Callaway first announced plans for an uprated version of the C7 Corvette Z06 and showed off an early prototype. The company has now confirmed the final performance target it has set for the car: a peak output of 757 horsepower and 777 pound-feet of torque...

  • AMS GT-R Record Run
    AMS Sets GT-R 1/4-Mile Record At 7.48 Seconds: Video

    Yes, we know... We post a lot about the Alpha Omega GT-R. That's because we love the car, and everything the AMS team is doing to it. They've taken a pretty fast machine and turned it into an absolute animal. Many records have fallen in its wake, and now there's a new one the team can add to its...

  • 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder
    Original Maserati Ghibli Spyder Prototype Heads To Auction

    Today, the Maserati Ghibli is a mid-size sports sedan that slots neatly below the larger Quattroporte and its more sporting, two-door GranTurismo and GranTurismo convertible siblings. The Ghibli wasn't always the four-door luxury machine it is today though, as the Ghibli name was first applied to a...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG Spy Shots

    The SLC450 is set to make a comeback, only this time around the famous badge will be affixed to a version of Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level sports car and not the SL-Class. We’re talking about the SLK, which will soon be rebranded an SLC as part of its mid-cycle update, an update that...

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