Tag Archives: Sports Cars

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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BMW brings the carbon fiber with M2 M Performance Parts concept

BMW M already offers a host of upgrades for the M2 via its M Performance Parts line, however the official tuner to BMW has showcased the potential for even more goodies with the new M2 M Performance Parts concept unveiled on Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. In particular, the parts featured on the M2 M Performances Parts concept focus on...

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Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

Californian Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate driver's car. The result was the Type 964 Porsche 911 you...

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McLaren drops full details on 2019 600LT

Ahead of the car's debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren has provided full details on its latest weapon for the road and race course: the 2019 600LT. LT, of course, stands for "Long Tail," and the 600LT is only the third McLaren to wear the revered designation meant to signify the best for the street and track. In McLaren-speak, LT cars get more...

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The road to building the Singer-Williams 911 lightweight restoration

Porsche restoration specialist Singer together with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, received a collective jaw drop when both companies unveiled the Porsche 964 911 lightweight restoration last year. But, the labor of love didn't happen overnight. New video details the extraordinary process that went...

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