Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Lexus F performance cars may gain hybrid power

Thus far, Lexus' F performance division has stuck to throaty V-8 engines, but the future may hold hybrid power. The F brand could very well include electrified cars in the future, and there's even a possibility for a hybrid GT car. Such is the word from brand president Yoshihiro Sawa. Speaking to Auto Express at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sawa said F...

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Nissan design boss says next GT-R to be fastest sports car in the world

Alfonso Albaisa, head of design for Nissan and Infiniti, made a very bold claim for the next generation of the Nissan GT-R. He said it has to be the "fastest super sports car in the world." The design boss made that claim to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He also reiterated the fact that the Italdesign GT-R50 isn't a preview of things to come...

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2019 Honda Civic Type R spy shots

If you're looking for a fast car with a reasonable price tag, Honda's Civic Type R is hard to beat. Despite its front-wheel-drive configuration, it manages to hold up well at the track and at the same time is comfortable and practical enough to drive every day. That's why we gave it the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy award for 2018. The Civic Type R only...

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Jaguar protects J-Type name, potentially for new sports car

Jaguar has made moves to protect the J-Type name, though whether the automaker is planning a new model under the name or just out to protect rivals from using it remains to be seen. Autoguide reported last week that Jaguar had filed for trademark protection for the J-Type name with the European Intellectual Property Office, specifically in the categories...

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2019 Porsche 911 spy shots and video

Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market soon. The latest prototype, likely for a Carrera S model, reveals some details not seen on previous testers, including a digital dash. Most of the new details can be found at the rear which sports a wide spoiler spanning the width of the car. The...

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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots and video

There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations. Some readers will recall Porsche launched a Speedster...

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2019 Ferrari Portofino preview

Ferrari introduced the California in 2008 as a more accessible, more versatile offering, but the car was criticized for being heavy, underpowered and generally lacking focus, none of which should be a descriptor for a Prancing Horse. Rumor has it was originally meant to be a Maserati. Ferrari rectified the issue in 2014 with the addition of a turbocharged...

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Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 celebrate British marque’s historic F1 victories

Lotus used this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom to unveil two new special versions of its Exige sports car. They were built to mark this year's 70th anniversary of when Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first race car, based upon his philosophy of “performance through lightweight.” The two cars, the Exige Type 49 and...

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Noble unveils M500 sports car at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Noble used the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the launch pad for its new M500 sports car. This marks a new entry into the Noble family, and it's one that opens the door into Noble as a slightly more affordable vehicle. Still, entry level for Noble is still a six-figure machine with potent on-track performance. The British performance marque has been...

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New Toyota Supra makes dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Toyota said it was coming, and we finally witnessed the next-generation Supra make its debut. Sort of. The 2020 Toyota Supra made its "dynamic debut" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday as chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and master driver Herwig Daenens sprinted the sports car up the famed hill climb. By "dynamic," Toyota means what we see here is...

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