Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Will the next VW Golf R dish out 400 horsepower?

Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch Golf R. It seems, however, that VW is eager to turn the Golf R from a hot hatch into a scorching one. And by scorching, we mean 400 horsepower. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen...

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Hyundai N division ponders stand-alone sports car

Hyundai dove into the realm of performance cars with the birth of its N division, which soon gave way to the i30N and Veloster N. In the future, "N" could stand for "Nutso" for Hyundai's skunkworks. Top Gear reported Tuesday that a stand-alone sports car could be in the pipeline for the Korean performance division. Albert Biermann, who currently heads the N...

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Report: mid-engine C8 Corvette to get flat-crank 600-hp and 800-hp V-8s, 1,000-hp AWD hybrid version, but no manual

New details surrounding Chevrolet's worst-kept secret, the next-generation mid-engine Corvette, should be more than enough to perk up enthusiasts' ears. The rather detailed information comes from a Car and Driver report, which pegs three engines for the sports car turned supercar. At launch, the C8 Corvette will receive an upgraded version of the current...

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Proposed Jaguar I-Pace SVR could be too quick for untrained drivers

Jaguar product planning boss Hanno Kirner believes the instant torque and power found in a hypothetical I-Pace SVR could be too much for untrained drivers. While he stopped short of confirming a high-performance version of the electric crossover, he made it clear such a vehicle is on the table. Kirner told Autocar in a Tuesday report that an I-Pace SVR...

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Report: reborn Dodge Viper returning in 2021 minus V-10

Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production on August 31 last year at the Connor Avenue assembly plant. The Viper was truly the only American sports car built in Detroit. However, C&D's report claims Dodge's...

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Reborn Dodge Viper allegedly returning in 2021 minus a V-10 engine

Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? So is the word from Car & Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production last year on August 31 at the Connor Avenue assembly plant; the Viper was truly the only American sports car built in Detroit. However, C&D's report claims Dodge's...

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Small bump in power for 2019 Subaru WRX STI

Subaru on Thursday announced a round of updates for the 2019 WRX and WRX STI, and for the latter there's extra power to be had. But before you get too excited we'll point out that there's only five extra horses, bringing total output of the 2019 WRX STI to 310 horsepower. The new total matches the output of limited edition WRX STI Type RA introduced for...

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Report: More than 1 hybrid variant pegged for next Porsche 911

Porsche is working on its next-generation 911 and the automaker has indicated that hybrid technology will play a role. However, we've now learned that it could play a bigger role than previously thought. Auto Express reported Thursday that the next 911, code-named the 992 and due on sale in 2019, will have at least two hybrid variants: a mid-range variant...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive review: the way forward for a classic

The scene in the rearview mirror of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is remarkably clear. It's all high-definition vineyards and crystal-clear coastline, for as long as I dare look back. Why it's so clear: Engineers fitted thinner rear and side windows that are not only 6 pounds lighter, but also skip a defroster and the unforgivable clutter of...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots

Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late...

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