Sports Cars

  • 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 spy shots

    Yesterday we learned that Porsche is looking to launch a new entry-level race car based on its Cayman sports car, and today we have new spy shots of a prototype that’s likely to be for the Cayman race car’s road-going cousin. The prototype was spotted on some surrounding roads of Germany’s Nürburgring race track and reveals the aggressive look that the little brother to the 911 GT3 will take. Talk of a hardcore Cayman built along the lines of the 911 GT3 dates back all the way to 2009, but since then the closest we’ve got to such a car being launched is...

  • 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 spy shots
    Porsche Eyes GT4-Spec Cayman Race Car

    Porsche’s entry-level customer race car at present is the 911 GT3 Cup but the automaker could soon launch a new GT4-spec racer based on its Cayman sports car. GT4-spec racing series having been growing in popularity over the years, as they’re a much more affordable avenue for budding...

  • 2016 Audi TTS
    2016 Audi TT: The Wizardry That Gives It A Sports-Car Soundtrack

    If you're not hearing some inspiring sounds from the driver's seat, it can feel like something is sorely missing from the entire driving experience. And that's perhaps most critical with otherwise spirited sports cars. Unfortunately it's too often the case with today's performance models. The...

  • 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Blood Type Racing
    Hyundai Genesis Coupe Gets Close To 1,000 HP For SEMA

    Hyundai’s four-cylinder Genesis Coupe will be discontinued once the 2015 model year rolls around but the Korean automaker plans to give it one last hurrah with a wild concept pushing out almost 1,000 horsepower. The concept will be presented at next month’s SEMA show and is being...

  • Mitsubishi Evo Cartwheel
    Mitsubishi Evo Decides To Quit Racing & Become A Gymnast: Video

    Hillclimbs are crazy. They often take place on tight roads that feature tons of technical turns, and all of it has to be tackled at very high speeds. MUST SEE: Miniature W-18 Build Is Mesmerizing: Video You need to be the fastest person up the hill, so you have to push both yourself and your...

  • AMS Performance Nissan GT-R
    2,000-WHP Nissan GT-R Screams Down The Strip At 207 MPH: Video

    This is the AMS Performance Alpha 20 Nissan GT-R with an estimated 1,700 horsepower at the wheels—and the capability to run 2,000 whp. But it’s just testing. MUST SEE: Lamborghini Pranksters Get Tased For Being Dumb: Video Justice Even in testing, this GT-R runs 207 mph at the Texas...

  • Nissan Pulsar NISMO concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

    It turns out the Nissan Pulsar NISMO hot hatch we recently spied isn’t a production model just yet, as Nissan has presented the car at the 2014 Paris Auto Show where it’s been labeled a concept. The new Pulsar is a compact hatchback that’s set to do battle with the likes of the Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf on the world stage, and any NISMO-enhanced version—if built—will go up against the respective performance versions of the standard Pulsar's listed rivals. The Pulsar NISMO concept is described as a design study to explore the styling and engineering...

  • 2016 Audi S7 (European spec), 2014 Paris Auto Show
    2016 Audi A7 And S7: Full Details, Live Photos And Video

    Audi’s A7 has come in for a facelift, and we’re glad to report that the four-door coupe’s stunning lines have been left untouched, with only a few minor changes separating the new car from the outgoing one. The most obvious changes are those made to the lights, which feature a...

  • Honda Civic Type R concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
    Honda Delivers First Specs For 2015 Civic Type R With Reveal Of New Concept: Live Photos

    Honda isn’t ready to show us the production version of its latest Civic Type R just yet, so at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, it's time for a new concept. This time, however, the concept’s impending arrival coincides with the release of the first specs for the car, which is scheduled for...

  • Audi TT Sportback concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
    Audi TT Sportback Concept Preview, Live Photos: 2014 Paris Auto Show

    Audi’s TT was once a design icon, treading completely new ground. It has since moved from design innovation to technological trailblazing with a bold new digital instrument panel. Today, at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, the TT moves once again in a completely new direction: the TT Sportback...

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos
    2016 Mazda MX-5 To Get 2.0-Liter Engine In U.S, 1.5-Liter Elsewhere

    The United States’ version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will get a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, the company confirmed today. Combined with the Skyactiv-MT manual transmission, the fourth-gen MX-5’s powertrain should prove similar to the existing car’s setup. MUST SEE...

  • Brembo carbon ceramic brakes in the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06
    The Tech Behind The 2015 Corvette Z06’s Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes: Video

    The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06’s performance figures--when equipped with the Z07 Performance Package--have just been released this morning, but that’s not the only performance news for the Corvette family today. Brembo, the brand behind the Corvette’s Z07 carbon ceramic brake system...

  • Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

    For a year now, rumors of a Ducati-powered version of the Volkswagen XL1 hyper-efficient, super-lightweight car made the rounds. Today, those rumors have come true: this is the XL Sport concept. Powered by a Ducati V-twin engine out of the 1199 Superlegerra motorcycle rated at 197 horsepower, the XL Sport is capable of a 168 mph top speed and 5.7-second dashes to 60 mph. With a curb weight of just 1,962 pounds, that makes for a 9.95:1 weight-to-power ratio. MUST SEE: 52-Yr-Old Mom Beats Carjacker, Sends Him Running: Video With an 11,000-rpm redline, the Ducati engine is sure to make the XL...

  • 2015 Lexus GS F spy shots
    2015 Lexus GS F Spy Shots

    The new RC F coupe we recently drove isn’t the only high-performance F model Lexus has in the hopper. Today we have new spy shots of a prototype for the upcoming GS F, which looks to be almost complete and thus could be making its world debut as early as this November’s 2014 Los Angeles...

  • 2016 Audi TT / TTS First Drive  -  Spain, September 2014
    2016 Audi TT: Driving With Its Virtual Cockpit A Vision Of The Future

    We have seen the future of the in-car interface—or at least a major part of it—at Audi, and it's in the 2016 TT Coupe and Roadster slated to arrive Stateside next summer. In modern cars, the era of the infotainment system has ushered in—and enabled—some fresh new design...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
    New Lotus Esprit Is Dead

    Not long ago, critics of Lotus accused the automaker of biting off more than it could chew. After all, the British sports car manufacturer and engineering firm had shown six all-new concepts at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, was on somewhat shaky financial ground, and had only a range of aging track-day...

  • 2015 Nissan Pulsar NISMO spy shots
    2015 Nissan Pulsar NISMO Spy Shots

    Nissan’s Pulsar hatchback sold overseas will be the Japanese automaker’s next model to receive the NISMO treatment, as our latest spy shots confirm. The shots show a completed Pulsar NISMO being presented at a Nissan facility in Europe, which suggest that we’ll be seeing the car...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    2015 Corvette Stingray Valet Mode PDR May Violate Wiretapping Laws, GM Working On Update

    Aside from testing for top speed, it’s not often that using a new car’s features could land you with a hefty fine or a stint in jail—but that could be the case with the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray’s new Valet Mode for its Performance Data Recorder system. The issue with the...

  • Frontline Developments MG Abingdon Edition. Images via Fronline Developments.

    You’ve probably never heard of UK sports car specialist Frontline Developments, but you won’t soon forget the name. This is the MG Abingdon Edition, and it’s a masterpiece. Like Singer is to the Porsche 911 and Eagle is to the Jaguar E-Type, Frontline Developments is a re-invention specialist for the MG and other British sports cars. The MG Abingdon Edition is the company’s take on the ultimate MGB, priced at £95,874 ($156,000) and packing a host of upgrades that take the classic MG form into the modern era of performance and luxury, while preserving the best of...

  • Alleged Audi TT Sportback concept (Image via Auto Zeitung)
    Audi To Challenge Mercedes CLA With Five-Door TT Sportback?

    Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has hinted on a number of occasions about the possibility of expanding the TT range to include a third bodystyle beyond the current coupe and convertible versions. In fact, the third-generation TT was initially previewed in concept form by a shooting brake...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG spy shots
    New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG To Deliver Up To 503 HP: Official

    Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its new C63 AMG will be powered by a version of the M178 twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 debuting in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, and that in the C-Class-based sledgehammer the engine will deliver up to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. For those...

  • Porsche 989 concept car from 1988
    50 Years Of Top Secret Concepts & Prototypes On Display At Porsche Museum: Video

    Located next to Porsche’s headquarters in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany lies the automaker’s official museum. The modern structure, opened in 2009, serves as a celebration of all things Porsche. It's open to the public, costs just a few euros to get in, and is a...

  • 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe facelift spy shots
    2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Spy Shots

    Alpina’s version of the svelte BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe only landed in the U.S. this year but an updated version of the fast four-door is on its way. The prototype you see here is for the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, which in the U.S. is likely to still come exclusively with xDrive all-wheel...

  • 2015 Lexus RC F
    Lexus Planning GS F, RC F Four-Door Coupe And L.A. Auto Show Premiere: Report

    The Lexus RC F has just gone on sale, priced from $63,325, and while it may be a tad overweight the car is still impeccably fast and offers plenty of fun behind the wheel. But the days of only one dedicated F car in the Lexus lineup are over, as the Japanese automaker has more performance offerings...

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