Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept makes debut

Porsche's rally cars of the 1980s are the stuff of legends. We're talking cars like the 911 SC RS and 959 Group B heroes. While Porsche has focused more on the race track than the dirt track in recent years, you'll still find modern Porsches at rally races around the globe. These are typically modified 911 GT3s competing in R-GT events. Now it looks like...

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2018 BMW M5 recalled for faulty fuel level sensor

The 2018 BMW M5 is a powerful beast, but some owners may also think they are getting fantastic fuel economy. Sorry, that's not the case. The 2018 BMW M5 is being recalled for a faulty fuel level sensor. The fuel gauge in the new M5 may show more fuel than is actually in the tank. That's because a fuel level sensor could become stuck against an in-tank fuel...

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Alfa Romeo GTV Spider reportedly in the works

Alfa Romeo's revival started with the 4C and really got going with the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover. Back in June we learned that by 2022 the brand plans to update three of its models and bring four new models to market by 2022, including a GTV coupe based on the Giulia. Now we hear that a GTV Spider convertible could come as well. According to Car...

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Hertz celebrates 100th anniversary with special Corvette Z06

It was only 10 years after Henry Ford introduced the Model T that the company we know today as Hertz was renting them out. That was back in 1918 when Chicago resident Walter Jacobs started a rental car company with a dozen Ford Model Ts. John Hertz, who founded Yellow Cab Company a few years earlier, eventually bought Jacobs' rental car business in 1923 and...

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT spy shots

Mercedes-AMG's GT sports car is about to receive a subtle facelift, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype sporting a few tweaks. The changes constitute a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports car which first arrived as a 2016 model. We expect this updated version to go on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, where it will go head to head with a...

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata first drive review: the sports car Mazda intended

The new Mazda MX-5 Miata we got in the U.S. in 2016 wasn't really the car it was supposed to be. According to Mazda North American Operations manager of vehicle dynamics Dave Coleman, Mazda wanted to use a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine worldwide. Pushback from the U.S. allowed installation of Mazda's 155-horsepower 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G 4-cylinder...

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Hennessey straps the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to the dyno

It's fairly common knowledge that the horsepower figures automakers parade around don't reflect power at the wheels. Rather, it's how much hp the engine makes at the crankshaft. Therefore, we need a dynamometer to measure just how much power is getting to the ground. Thankfully, Hennessey Performance Engineering has one, and it strapped the 2019 Chevrolet...

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There’s already a mid-engine Corvette, and it’s up for sale

Those who simply can't wait for the all-but-confirmed mid-engine Chevrolet C8 Corvette can take solace in this. It's a 1993 Innotech mid-engine Corvette, it runs, and it's for sale right now. Nicknamed Mysterro, the car came from the mind of the late Vaclav Kral, namesake of Design Kral. Kral was a Czech car designer worked for Porsche among other...

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Geely could invest almost $2B to turn Lotus into a Porsche rival

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is prepared to invest the necessary funds to make Lotus into a world-beating luxury and sports car brand. If Geely has its way, Lotus will be England's Porsche. And the Chinese automaker could dump as much as $2 billion into the brand to begin the process. According to a Bloomberg report published Thursday, Geely is...

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Ferrari makes $80K profit per car; reportedly beats entire industry

Ferrari hears the sweet ring of the cash register with every new car sold. The Italian company banks a profit of $80,000 per car sold and tops the industry, per a study from German economics professor Ferdinand Dudenhoffer. Motor1 translated the study's findings to show Ferrari's well-off margins, which are current for the first six months of the year...

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