Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Subaru BRZ STI Sport confirmed for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The star of Subaru's stand at next month's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will be a sporty sedan concept that may just hint at the next-generation WRX. However, the automaker will also present a new version of its BRZ: the BRZ STI Sport. Before you get too excited note that the BRZ STI Sport isn't a dedicated model from Subaru's official...

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Subaru teases sporty sedan concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru will make its presence felt at next month's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the unveiling of two sport-themed world premieres. The highlight will be a sport sedan concept called the Viziv Performance Concept. The Viziv name is a portmanteau of "vision" and "innovation" and has been applied to a number of forward-looking...

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The Nissan Fairlady Z was named after a 1956 Broadway musical

The Nissan Z has been a staple Japanese sports car for decades. It's been something of an icon in the U.S., too, despite disappearing from the market for half a decade. Let's walk back in time and trace the iconic Z-car's steps through history with the help of Donut Media. The most interesting tidbit about the Nissan Z is its name. When it began selling...

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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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