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TVR returns with 500-horsepower Griffith sports car

Dormant British brand TVR, famous for its fearsome sports cars such as the Sagaris and Typhon, has been revived and has just revealed a new car. Developed from scratch, the new car wears TVR's Griffith nameplate and made its debut on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Revival taking place in the United Kingdom—70 years on since the original TVR...

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Porsche 718 Cayman GTS spy shots

The current Porsche Boxster and Cayman were morphed into the new 718 line when the vehicles received their respective mid-cycle updates in 2017. Porsche is now readying the next stage of performance for the 718 line, the GTS models. A prototype for the 718 Boxster GTS was spotted in July. Today we have our first look at a prototype for the 718 Cayman GTS...

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Did Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS just set a sub-7:00 ‘Ring time?

We all know the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a fast car. The 700-horsepower rating will tell you that. But is it the fastest in production car history? Possibly. Porsche has been out testing the 991-series GT2 RS at the Nürburgring, and according to enthusiast site Bridge to Gantry the car needed less than seven minutes to complete a lap. Bridge to...

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Luxury automakers focus on too much "stupid" tech, Genesis performance boss says

Genesis' performance chief Albert Biermann had some harsh words for the brand's German rivals. The former BMW M boss of 30 years said rival brands invest too much in unnecessary technology, and it gives Genesis a clear path forward for quality and longevity. "It's all marketing, first of all," Biermann told Drive. "How many people really buy it later...

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Current 4-cylinder engines aren’t good enough for BMW M

The automotive industry at large may be working to downsize engines to extract greater fuel efficiency from cars, but not BMW's M division. Today's modern 4-cylinder engines aren't up to par for the performance division and BMW M's chief, Frank van Meel, said there won't be an M car powered by a 4-cylinder anytime soon. The executive made the comments to...

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Infiniti planning an electric sports car concept for 2018 Detroit auto show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand has let it slip to Autocar that it will bring an all-electric sports car concept to the 2018 North American International Auto Show this coming January. The production car is scheduled to follow in 2019. North America's largest auto show in Detroit will play host to the car, which will reportedly not be based on a current...

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Mercedes-AMG GT C first drive review: AMG’s celebratory gift is a delight

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have not always been adversaries. The two German automotive icons, hailing from east and north of Stuttgart, Germany, respectively, were once occasional collaborators. Not that you'd know that from behind the wheel of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe. This squat, wide, coupe is the range-topper in the AMG GT lineup, at least...

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Caterham Seven SuperSprints sell out in just seven hours

Caterham set a company sales record with its limited-edition Seven SuperSprint, selling all 60 of them in seven hours at the Goodwood Revival. Well, that didn't take long. All 60 limited-edition Caterham Seven SuperSpints sports cars that debuted last Friday at the Goodwood Revival in England sold out in just seven hours. That's sixty Sevens in...

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Toyota launches GR performance sub-brand, but new Supra noticeably missing

Toyota has a penchant for launching performance sub-brands that's bordering on neurotic. The latest is GR which was launched in Japan on Tuesday. GR is a reference to Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, and cars from the sub-brand will fall into one of three performance categories. At the top is GRMN, a reference to Gazoo Racing Masters...

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Mercedes-AMG sedan will debut at 2018 Detroit auto show, won’t be called GT 4

Mercedes-AMG is giving enthusiasts a reason to make the pilgrimage to the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Tobias Moers, head of the Affalterbach-based performance division, told Motoring the production version of its GT 4 sport sedan will be revealed at the show this coming January in Detroit, Michigan. Thereafter, it is scheduled to go into...

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