Sports Cars

  • Spyker B6 Venator (production-spec)

    Still reeling from its failed attempt to rebuild Saab, Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker has run into what the company describes as “short-term operational and liquidity challenges” and has been forced to file for bankruptcy protection. A Dutch court has approved the application for restructuring and appointed an administrator who will oversee a temporary freeze of payments due to Spyker’s creditors. MUST SEE: Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K Revealed In the meantime, Spyker’s key operations, which include the development of the new B6 Venator sports car, are expected to...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots
    2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz’s rival to the BMW X6, the all-new GLE-Class Coupe (essentially an M-Class with coupe-like styling), is set to make a debut at next month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but it won’t be debuting in just standard flavor as the Mercedes-AMG division will also be showing off...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe AMG Sport
    Mercedes-AMG Teases New AMG Sport Versions Of The C-Class And Upcoming GLE Coupe

    We’ve known for some time that Mercedes-AMG was planning a new range of performance vehicles to fill the gap between Mercedes-Benz’s range-topping variants and its own dedicated high-performance cars. We can now confirm that the new range is to be grouped under the AMG Sport heading and...

  • 2009 Cadillac XLR-V
    Cadillac Chief Hints At Diesels, V-Series SUV And New Sports Car

    Since taking up the reins at Cadillac, long-time Audi exec and former boss of Infiniti Johan de Nysschen has been dropping plenty of hints about the American luxury brand’s future. Cadillac is in the midst of significant change, with the brand already announcing a new naming strategy plus a...

  • 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible
    2016 Jaguar F-Type: Electric Power Steering Is Better, Says Chief Engineer

    Jaguar last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show revealed that all-wheel drive is the future of V-8-powered Type R models of its F-Type sports car, while a manual transmission will be offered on the V-6 variants. Both of those pieces of news are likely to boost the appeal of Jag’s hot-selling...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, 2014 New York Auto Show
    Hennessey Offering 1,000-HP Upgrade For 2015 Corvette Z06: Video

    Deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are yet to start but John Hennessey and his team at Hennessey Performance have already come up with a number of performance upgrades for the car, ranging from about 750 to 1,000 horsepower. DON'T MISS: Watch A Big Rig Jump A Moving Formula One Car...

  • 2015 Renault Twingo GT spy shots

    Renault’s tiny Twingo hatch has just been redesigned, and just like previous generations of the car it looks like the latest one is set to spawn some racier versions developed by the French automaker’s Renaultsport performance division. The prototype you see here may look like an ordinary Twingo but if you look a little closer you’ll notice it has some new openings in its front bumper and a pair of exhaust tips at the rear. Previously thought to be for a new generation of the Twingo RS, it’s now thought to be for a mid-range Twingo GT. One of the difficulties for...

  • Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
    Lexus LF-C2 Concept Roadster Shows An Even Racier Side: Live Photos & Video

    Should Lexus go a step more aggressive with an amped-up RC F roadster variant in the future? If the beautiful concept it showed this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show is any indication, it might be a distinct possibility. MUST SEE: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V And ATS-V Coupe: 455 HP And 0-60 MPH In 3.9...

  • WM Destino
    Bob Lutz Says V-8-Powered Karma Could Be World’s Fastest Sedan

    Bob Lutz and his business partner Gilbert Villereal remain committed to delivering Fisker Karma sedans that have had their extended-range electric drivetrains replaced by good ol’ V-8 engines, in this case the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 from the previous Corvette ZR1 supercar. Considering...

  • Volkswagen GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turimso
    VW Bringing Golf R 400 And GTI Roadster Concepts To L.A.

    Volkswagen is bringing two very racy concept cars to this week’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the best part is that one of them is tipped to enter production. The two concepts are the Golf R 400 from April’s Beijing Auto Show and the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo (shown above)...

  • BMW 135 with M3 V8
    BMW 135i Becomes Truly Glorious With M3 V-8 Engine Swap: Video

    The BMW 135i is a great car. It's a blast to drive thanks to its fantastic handling and responsive turbocharged engine. Still, there are always ways to make a car better. A nice cylinder-count upgrade is one wonderful way to do just that. This is the route a German BMW owner went with their 135i...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray personalized by KISS member Paul Stanley, 2014 SEMA show
    Something Old, Something New For The Chevy Corvette At SEMA

    The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the more popular blank canvases for tuning firms presenting their wares at SEMA, but two of the standouts this year come from Chevy itself. One is a 1971 Corvette Stingray that’s been personalized by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, and the other is a 2015...

  • Scion FR-S T1, SEMA 2014

    The Scion FR-S T1 is a targa-topped concept built for the annual SEMA show.

  • 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series
    Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Gets Exclusive Series Special Edition

    The new 911 Carrera GTS models won’t be the only new Porsches on show at next month’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, as the German automaker has today revealed a new special edition based on the Panamera. The new special edition is called the Exclusive Series, and as its name suggests has...

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe spy shots
    2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spy Shots

    Cadillac’s new ATS-V is set for a debut at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, in both sedan and coupe and bodystyles, and today we have an undisguised version of the latter. The car was snapped by one of our photographers during what appears to be an official photo shoot, revealing the...

  • Hennesey HPE600 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R on the drag strip
    Hennessey Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Packs 623 HP, Tears Up Drag Strip: Video

    If you’re more accustomed to Hennessey focusing its might on American muscle and sports cars, you’re not alone, but it turns out the boffins from Texas can tune up a Brit beast, too. Here, the 623-hp Hennessey HPE600 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R rips up the dyno and the drag strip with all the...

  • Russell Carr
    Lotus Appoints New Design Chief

    Lotus has appointed Russell Carr its new head of design, a man who has been with the firm since 1990 and whose most notable design is probably that of the Evora sports car. Carr replaces Donato Coco, a former Ferrari designer that has been running the studio in Hethel since 2009. It’s not...

  • BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition unveiled at the Hockenheimring, October 19, 2014
    BMW Celebrates DTM Championship Win With Special Edition M4: Video

    After losing out to Audi last year, BMW is back in the winner’s circle of the popular touring car series DTM. Both the 2014 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles went to the Munich-based firm, thanks to top driver Marco Wittmann and BMW Team RMG. Following the conclusion of the final race at...

  • 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup race car

    Audi is the latest automaker to launch a new one-make racing series, in this case based around the all-new 2016 TT sports car. The series is called the Audi Sport TT Cup and its inaugural season will take place next year, with the rounds scheduled to coincide with those of the DTM series. DON'T MISS: DynaSpike Aims To Making Ending Car Chases Safer: Video The series will be aimed at newcomers to the world of motorsport, with Audi hoping it will serve as a launchpad for future greats. In fact, the winner of the series can look forward to joining Audi’s GT3 squad and with any luck be...

  • Jaguar F-Type all-wheel-drive 'Plant Launch Vehicle' spy shots
    Jaguar F-Type All-Wheel Drive Spy Shots

    All-wheel-drive sports coupes (and convertibles) are predominantly the territory of the Germans (and the British, by way of Germany, with Bentley), but soon, Jaguar will bring the feature to its brand, too, if this prototype of an all-wheel-drive F-Type is any indication. Billed as a “Plant...

  • Terrible Nissan GT-R driver exhibits a glossary or poor skills
    Nissan GT-R Driver Gives Best-Ever Bad Driving Lesson: Video

    If you’re an amateur racer, a track day driver, or if you’ve even thought about driving, you should watch this video—but never do anything you see in it. ALSO SEE: AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Sets New 1/4-Mile Record: Video The racers will cringe, often. The track day drivers will...

  • AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R
    AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Sets New 1/4-Mile Record: Video

    We've been talking about the AMS Alpha Omega GT-R a lot recently. The car is an amazing feat of aftermarket engineering, and it recently ran away with the title at the Texas Invitational speed event. While in Texas, the team decided to stick around and make the most of their trip. This meant a...

  • Audi RS 7 autonomous car concept
    Audi Reveals Technology Behind Track-Hitting RS 7 Autonomous Car: Video

    We’re just days away from watching Audi’s autonomous RS 7 tackle Germany’s Hockenheimring grand prix circuit with no one sitting behind the wheel. The stunt, which coincides with the DTM season finale running this weekend, is to demonstrate the dynamic potential and driving...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS spy shots
    2016 Ford Focus RS Spy Shots

    A new generation of the awesome Ford Focus RS is no longer the subject of rumors, as prototypes for the car have been spotted for well over a year now. The new Focus RS is expected to be revealed next year and our latest spy shots offer the best indication yet of how the car will look. To date, the...

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