Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche has a best seller in its scale-model engine

We already know that visitors to the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen have an affinity for honey. That's just one of the many items available in the gift shop you'll find on site. It's not the sweet sticky stuff that is a best-selling item though, as Porsche fans are clamoring to get their hands on an actual engine. Not the full-size mill, mind you, but a 1:4...

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Sports Series upgrades sharpen the 2018 McLaren 570GT

McLaren has introduced upgrades to its Sports Series for 2018 that focus mainly on the 570GT and make this usually more comfortable car a bit sharper. Specifically, customers expressed interest in performance upgrades for the 570GT, which offers a more relaxing drive than the 570S Coupe or Spider. On Thursday, McLaren introduced its solution: the 570GT...

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Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel. The new M5 runs a set of specially engineered Pirelli P Zero 20-inch tires. The M5's 600 horsepower routes through the car's new...

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Hyundai hybrid sports car confirmed

Hyundai is working on a plug-in hybrid sports car with two seats, senior executives have confirmed to Australian media. The Korean automaker revealed on Monday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show that it is working on as many as 18 eco-friendly models for launch by 2025, one of which is tipped to be the sports car. “I can't tell you more about it...

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Massively modified Datsun 240Z rides into Jay Leno’s Garage

Datsun fan Dominic Le is back with a fresh new ride to share with Jay Leno. Le is the man behind the site Chasing Js, which is a corner of the Internet carved out for an appreciation of classic Japanese vehicles. Dominic has visited Jay Leno's Garage in the past, at which point he brought a polarizing Datsun Sunny truck. Now he's returned and this time he's...

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Learn how BMW re-fueled mid-drift during its Guinness World Record attempt

BMW set out to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest-distance drift in eight hours, but the task presented a unique challenge. If BMW was to set the record, how would the team refuel the car without stopping? Previous record setters equipped cars with a massive fuel tank, but BMW and Detroit Speed team came up with a different solution: refueling...

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2019 Hyundai Veloster teased ahead of Detroit debut

Hyundai's Veloster is a great deal of fun for buyers on a budget. It offers agile handling, punchy performance and decent space—all for a reasonable starting price of about $18,000. Soon, a sharp-looking successor will arrive. The new Veloster is due for a debut at this month's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and Hyundai...

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Aston Martin delivered most cars since 2008 in 2017

Last year was a good one for British luxury and sports car maker Aston Martin. The brand announced on Thursday that 2017 marked the highest number of cars delivered since 2008 with 5,117 vehicles sold. Retail sales also increased 58 percent year-over-year. Aston Martin pointed to the DB11 and special projects such as the Vanquish Zagato and Vantage GT8 as...

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Jannarelly provides more insight into Design-X1 and its potential production

On Wednesday, Dubai-based Jannarelly revealed it may produce an all-electric version of its Design-1 sports car and call it the Design-X1. However, nothing is certain yet, and the company said customers interested in such a car will need to come forward and commit before it signs off on the project. Company co-founder and chief designer Anthony Jannarelly...

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Aston Martin could build electric sports car to rival Tesla Roadster

The 2020 Tesla Roadster revealed late last year could face competition from a brand that knows a thing or two about sports cars. Auto Express reported today that Aston Martin is considering an all-electric sports car to rival the forthcoming Roadster. The electric sports car could push Aston Martin into greater realms of electrification and challenge...

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