Sports Cars

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Club, 2015 New York Auto Show

    Mazda’s all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata hasn’t even reached showrooms yet, but already the Japanese automaker is expanding the lineup with a new variant. That variant is called the “MX-5 Club”, and it’s making its world debut this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Cadillac CT6 Revealed Ahead Of New York Auto Show The car is essentially a production version of the MX-5 Accessories concept unveiled at February’s Chicago Auto Show, and Mazda describes it as the “most aggressive” iteration of the latest MX-5. Mazda also says...

  • McLaren 570S Coupe live photos, 2015 New York Auto Show
    New McLaren Sports Series Coming In 2016 Won’t Be A Spider

    The McLaren Sports Series just made its official debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show with the 570S Coupe, but already, the company—and the enthusiast public—is looking forward to next year, and the next variant to arrive. We don’t know for sure what it will be, but we do know it...

  • Hyundai RM15 concept, 2015 Seoul Auto Show
    Hyundai Unveils Second Veloster-Based Mid-Engine Concept

    While all eyes are on New York this week, over in Korea the biennial Seoul Auto Show is taking place where this year Hyundai unveiled a handful of concepts including this mid-engined Veloster race car. The concept is called the “RM15”, short for “Racing Midship 2015”, and...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS, 2015 New York Auto Show
    2016 Ford Focus RS U.S. Specs, Availability Confirmed: Live Photos And Video

    Come spring 2016, the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new Focus RS will be sitting in dealerships all across the country. You don't have to wait until then to get a good, close-up look at the car, however, as Ford's presented the U.S.-spec version at this week’s 2015 New York Auto Show...

  • 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder, 2015 New York Auto Show
    2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Offers 375-Horsepower, Top-Down Fun: Live Photos

    Porsche’s hottest Boxster at present is the 330-horsepower GTS but by the end of the year the German automaker will have this baby in showrooms: the all-new Boxster Spyder, making its debut this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show. A successor to the 2011 Boxster Spyder, as well as a tribute...

  • Subaru STI Performance Concept - 2015 New York Auto Show
    Subaru Unveils Radical STI Performance Concept In New York: Live Photos

    Subaru has done a really excellent job of making concept cars over the course of the last few years. Remember the original concept for the current-generation WRX? Supremely fantastic. The Subaru Legacy concept? An inspiring, enticingly styled mid-size sedan. Sadly, the concepts don't always...

  • 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S first drive, Portugal

    Mercedes-AMG’s brilliant C63 is ready for its market debut and today we learned that the sledgehammer of a sedan will retail for just $64,825, including a $925 destination charge. That’s not a bad deal considering you’re getting a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive platform in which is nestled a powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Peak output of the system is 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The truly unholy C63 S, which has 503 hp and 516 lb-ft on tap—37 lb-ft more than the GT S sports...

  • 2016 Porsche Panamera Edition
    2016 Porsche Panamera Edition Sedan Debuting In New York

    Porsche is set to replace its Panamera by an all-new model next year but is giving new car shoppers a few sweeteners to hop behind the wheel of the current one. Recently, Porsche launched a special version of the range-topping Panamera Turbo S Executive, and now the entry-level, V-6-powered...

  • Extreme Turbo Systems World Record GT-R
    Extreme Turbo Systems Breaks GT-R 1/4-Mile World Record: Video

    Even in stock trim, Nissan's GT-R can deliver zero-to-60 times in the sub-three second range, putting it the territory of luminaries like the McLaren 12C, Ferrari 458, and Lamborghini Huracan. ALSO SEE: Fast And Furious Crew Show Love For The $3.4 Million Lykan Hypersport: Video For drivers...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    L3 Holding Buys Rights To De Tomaso, Promises Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Legendary Italian performance brand De Tomaso, at one time a Formula One constructor and maker of some tasty sports cars like the Pantera and Mangusta, recently came close to a revival when earlier this decade a group led by a former Fiat exec bought the rights and announced plans for some new...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL with chassis number #198 040 4500003, the first of the gullwings
    This Briggs Cunningham-Owned Mercedes 300SL Was The First Of The Gullwings: Video

    Based on looks alone, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a car of significance. But this particular example was the first one delivered to a customer in the country, a customer who just so happened to be racing legend Briggs Cunningham, which means it also has some historical significance. That’s why...

  • 2016 McLaren Sports Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 McLaren Sports Series Spy Shots (With Spider Convertible)

    These are the latest spy shots of some prototypes for McLaren’s new supercar destined to sit in the automaker's entry-level Sports Series range. Yes, like the Super Series and Ultimate Series it will sit under, the Sports Series will be a range of vehicles where different members are...

  • MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

    MINI’s top executive Peter Schwarzenbauer has made it clear the brand won’t launch a model smaller than the current Hardtop, ending speculation that a production version of 2011’s Rocketman concept will be launched. Only a couple of months ago there were reports claiming MINI was looking to develop a new minicar platform with Toyota that could underpin the new mini MINI. ALSO SEE: New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Details Released However, Schwarzenbauer ruled out MINI launching a model smaller than the Hardtop when quizzed about the car by media prior to an investor meeting being...

  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R BTCC race car
    New Honda Civic Type R Set To Go Racing

    Honda has already proven that its latest Civic Type R is a fast road car, but soon the Japanese automaker will be able to determine whether it makes for a good race car, too. Honda has released the first photos of a new Civic Type R racer that is set to do battle this year in the British Touring...

  • 2016 BMW M4 GTS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW To Introduce Water-Injection System On New M4 GTS?

    BMW recently unveiled a new water-injection system that’s said to result in both efficiency gains and more power by improving engine combustion. The technology, popular in the aftermarket world, is being demonstrated in BMW’s M4 safety car used in MotoGP but is also destined for the...

  • BMW Drifting
    BMW Apparently Likes Drifting Now, Sort Of: Video

    The above video clip is a trailer for a video that BMW has created called "The Drift Challenge". It will pit two BMWs against each other to see who can drift better. One car is driven by a professional drifter while the other is driven by computers. It should be interesting to see how the man...

  • Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant
    Detroit Electric Opens First Showroom

    After revealing its upcoming SP:01 sports car in production trim earlier this year, revived electric car company Detroit Electric is now showing off its first showroom, a new flagship store adjacent to the company’s plant in Leamington Spa, England. The new showroom will enable potential...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT S official safety car for the 2015 Formula One World Championship
    Mercedes-AMG GT Is The New F1 Safety Car

    Mercedes-AMG’s new GT sports car will be taking over from the SLS AMG in official safety car duties for Formula One when the new season kicks off in a week’s time in Melbourne, Australia. Officials have picked the slightly more potent GT S model for the task, as it’s crucial the...

  • 2015 Honda S660 spy shots - Image via Response

    Honda’s tiny S660 mid-engine sports car that we first saw in concept form two years ago is set to enter production later this year, and now we have spy shots of one of the final prototypes for the upcoming ‘Kei’ car, the Japanese name for minicars. The production S660, which may end up reviving the Beat name used on a similar car back in the ‘90s, is expected to be part of a trio of new mid-engine sports cars from the Japanese automaker that will include the new NSX as well as a rumored S2000 replacement sitting in the middle. The lines of the S660 in production trim...

  • BMW Safety Moto GP Water Injection
    BMW Brings Water Injection System To Its M4 Safety Car

    Since 1999, BMW has been the official car of the MotoGP motorcycle race series. This new year is more of the same for the automaker, but it's also more of the new. BMW has employed its M4 for safety car duty, and it's fitted the decked-out coupe with a unique injection system under the hood. ALSO...

  • 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Spy Shots

    A new generation of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is coming, and these are our latest spy shots of an early test mule for the vehicle. Hyundai engineers are using the modified body of the current Genesis Coupe to hide the new car’s mechanicals, but a few discernible details tie in with what we...

  • 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
    2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe Preview

    The Alpina line of factory-approved improved BMW vehicles has an new member today: the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrvie Gran Coupe. Built around BMW’s much-lauded 6-Series Gran Coupe, the Alpina B6 adds custom appearance, luxury, and performance enhancements. DON'T MISS: McLaren 675LT Shown In New...

  • 2016 Lotus Evora spy shots. Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien.
    2016 Lotus Evora Spy Shots

    These are the first photos of the updated 2016 Lotus Evora in testing ahead of its unveiling at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Revealing a car that keeps the current Evora’s proportions and major styling cues, the photos also show some of the updates to the look—and hint at more. SEE MORE...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 race car
    Nissan Bringing GT-R Le Mans Racer And New NISMO Concept To Chicago

    Hot off its debut in Nissan’s Super Bowl XLIX ad, the 2015 GT-R LM NISMO LMP1-spec race car is now on its way to Chicago for the city’s annual auto show, where this year Nissan will also present a new NISMO concept. This will be the first public appearance for the GT-R LM NISMO before...

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