Sports Cars

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    When Mercedes-Benz starting leaking info about all the technological highlights of its new, sixth-generation SL-Class back in 2011, we were thrilled, especially when we learned that the car’s aluminum-intensive structure was to net weight savings of around 220 pounds. Unfortunately, when the car finally made its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the styling left a lot to be desired—particularly around the front section. We now have spy shots of a prototype for a facelifted version, and thankfully it looks like the Mercedes design team is addressing some of the current...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    Shelby Announces 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupe

    The original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is the stuff of legend. Just six of them were built between 1964 and 1965, and in ’65 the car helped secure the Constructors’ title in the FIA World Sportscar Championship, making Shelby the first American constructor to win a title on the...

  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
    Volvo Buys Polestar, Confirms High-Performance Hybrids

    Volvo hasn't been shy about its performance intentions, and now it’s made a significant move by buying Polestar, the Swedish motorsports and engineering firm that in recent years has developed go-fast versions of select Volvo road cars. In the future, the Polestar name will signify the...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)
    2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 And GLA45 Output Bumped To 375 Horsepower

    When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated A-Class range last month, we learned that the high-performance A45 variant from Mercedes-AMG would be coming with an uprated engine spitting out a crazy 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. We also said that the extra spicy 2.0-liter turbo four would...

  • 2013 Audi RS 5
    Audi Exec Hints At New RS 5 Sportback

    Heinz Hollerweger, the chief of Audi’s quattro division where the awesome RS cars are developed, has dropped some comments that suggest a new RS 5 Sportback may be in the works, and, more importantly, headed for the United States as a little brother to the RS 7. “We have to think of...

  • Porsche 911 Targa Reimagined by Singer
    Singer Reimagines The Porsche Targa

    You already know what Singer does. They take older model Porsche 911s and make them works of automotive art. Up until now, the company had stuck to re-imagining coupes. That's all changed because the first 911 Targa has received the reimagining process, and the results are absolutely wonderful...

  • 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Porsche 911 Turbo and Mercedes-AMG GT better watch out as Jaguar is working on a new F-Type variant, and word on the street is that the car will pack about 600 horsepower. By comparison, the 911 Turbo and GT in their most potent form come with 560 and 503 hp, respectively. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the extreme F-Type. It’s being developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s fledgling SVO skunkworks, which has been made responsible for the automaker’s highly-personalized and high-performance vehicles like last year’s F-Type Project 7. SVO’s high-performance...

  • Tailor Made Ferrari California T
    Ferrari Lightweight Tech Even Encompasses Seat Trim

    Like most other automakers in this expensive space, Ferrari offers up a more bespoke automobile for its more discerning clientele. The program is called Tailor Made, and its latest creation made its debut during the recent 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The creation is this Bianco Italia and Blu...

  • 2017 Lotus Evora 400, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Lotus Announces New Headquarters And Expanded Dealer Network For United States

    For the past several years, Lotus has relied on a skeleton crew to run its operations in the United States, the world’s biggest market for sports cars, as the company dealt with developing a solid business plan in the face of crippling cash shortages. A plausible plan has been devised under...

  • 2018 Audi S5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Audi S5 Spy Shots

    Earlier this week, we saw our first spy shots of a prototype for the second-generation Audi A5, which we’re expecting to be introduced for the 2018 model year. Now we have shots of the sporty S5 variant, which should arrive roughly the same time as the regular model. Power is expected to come...

  • 2015 BMW i8
    BMW i8 Powertrain Voted 2015 International Engine Of The Year

    The sophisticated plug-in hybrid powertrain of the BMW i8 sports car has been rated the top engine in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards, the official award of British publication Engine Technology International. The i8’s powertrain consists of a turbocharged 1.5-liter...

  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
    Volvo Bringing A Few More Polestar Sedans & Wagons Stateside For 2016

    The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar cars are simply wonderful driving machines. These cars boast a 345-horsepower turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that sends power out to all four wheels. The 0-60 run happens in under five seconds. Additionally, the Polestar sedans and wagons featured nearly...

  • 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

    At Laguna Seca, mistakes aren't forgiven easily. The benchmark track for enthusiasts has fistfuls of passages that give new meaning to the idea of a "technical" course. No worries: we're behind the wheel of the roof-less version of the car we named Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015—the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo has launched this open-top version of the brilliant, highly-focused 4C sports car to keep interest stirring in the brand, which is set for a revival in the U.S. over the next few years. Next up: a sedan next to join the lineup later this year. ALSO SEE...

  • Alpine Celebration concept, 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Renault’s Alpine Sports Car Previewed By New Concept Revealed At Le Mans

    While this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans rages on, we have some news from the track. French automaker Renault presented a new concept car in Le Mans that previews its new Alpine-branded sports car set for launch in 2016. It’s called the Alpine Celebration, and its arrival also marks 60...

  • Forza Horizon 2 Porsche Expansion Pack
    'Forza Horizon 2' Porsche Expansion Pack: 10 Porsches For $10

    If you're a Porsche fan and play Forza Horizon 2, it's time to clear the calendar. Because Porsche—in partnership with Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios—has just released an Xbox expansion pack containing Stuttgart superstars certain to get the Porsche faithful's blood pumping. MUST...

  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series
    Jeremy Clarkson Finally Parts Ways With His CLK63 AMG Black Series

    In a surprise move, Jeremy Clarkson shared the sale of his 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series with Twitter followers on Monday. Clarkson tweeted, "Sad day, I just sold my AMG black." Thousands of people responded including Richard Hammond who stated, "to be fair, it'll be a sadder day for...

  • Toyota GT 86 coupes dressed with classic Toyota racing liveries
    Toyota Pays Tribute To Classic Sport Cars With Special Liveries At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    The Toyota GT 86, known as the Scion FR-S in these parts, harks back to Toyota’s legendary sports cars of the past. The “GT” moniker comes from the 2000GT of the 1960s, while the “86” leverages the name of the AE86 drift hero of the 1980s, so it's fitting that Toyota...

  • TVR chairman Les Edgar (left) and Gordon Murray
    TVR Teams Up With Gordon Murray For New Sports Car Coming In 2017

    For fifty years, TVR built quirky sports cars, by hand, in Blackpool, England. Known for their distinctive (and occasionally odd) styling, TVRs were among the most polarizing boutique sports cars ever built. Fans of the marque loved its cars for the unique look and personality each TVR had, while...

  • Porsche Classic’s new dashboard for 1969-1975 911s

    Thanks to the likes of Magnus Walker and Singer, owning and restoring a classic Porsche 911 has never been more popular. Another reason is that Porsche, through its own classic car department Porsche Classic, is making it easier for fans to find all the necessary parts for their project builds, with Porsche Classic now even offering complete dashboard recreations. DON'T MISS: Official: Lamborghini SUV Confirmed, Sales To Start In 2018 Featured here is Porsche Classic’s recreated dashboard for 911 models from years 1969 to ’75. The new dash features a design that’s true to...

  • Jaguar ACCD Design Partnership
    Jaguar Partnership Challenges Students To Design Sports Cars For 2030--And Beyond

    What the automotive landscape will look like in 2030 is a mystery—but that doesn't mean designers aren't thinking about it. To that end, Jaguar has enlisted the help of students at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design—known for its Transportation school—along with budding...

  • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept
    Watch BMW’s 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Start Up And Roll: Video

    They say styling is a subjective thing, but given the comments our original post on the reveal of BMW’s 3.0 CSL Hommage concept at last weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este generated, it’s safe to say that the automaker’s designers got it wrong this time...

  • Audi RS 6 crash in Poznan, Poland
    Audi RS 6 Driver Runs Red Light, Gets Smacked By Tram: Video

    Watch as a speeding Audi RS 6 Avant driver on the streets of Poznan, Poland runs a red light and then crosses directly in front of a tram. The footage, taken by a dash-mounted camera of another vehicle waiting at the red light crossing, shows the complete crash as it unfolds. It appears the RS 6...

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
    Cadillac ATS-V ‘Plus’ Trim To Feature 7.0-Liter LS7 V-8?

    Back in the Cadillac ATS-V’s early development days, there was talk there might be two versions of the car: a standard version equipped with a V-6 and a more extreme ‘Plus’ offering packing a V-8. The ATS-V has since made its debut in both sedan and coupe form, and so far it comes...

  • Starpath UV Painted Aston Martin
    Gumball 3000 Aston Martin Sports New Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

    There's nothing like the Gumball 3000. The inter-continental sprint popular with the racers, rappers, rock stars, and ridiculously rich dudes is without a doubt, the most glamorous rally in the world. And given that the starting grid is stacked with hardware like the Rebellion R2K and McLaren P1s...

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