Tag Archives: Sports Cars

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recalled over faulty sensing diagnostic module

Owners of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 models should check their mailboxes in the weeks to come; GM has issued a recall for the 755-horsepower sports car over a faulty sensing diagnostic module (SDM). Per the safety recall report Chevrolet filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, extreme braking or acceleration can cause the SDM to...

Read More »

2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan spy shots

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is a little rocket. Its heavily breathed on 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes an otherwise unlovable car quite lovable. For its next generation of subcompact cars, Mercedes-AMG plans to offer two levels of performance in a car we hope to be more appealing, the new A-Class sedan. Updated versions of the CLA and GLA are expected as well. These...

Read More »

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: more power, higher redline

It's finally official. Mazda on Wednesday upped the zoom-zoom baked into its MX-5 Miata for 2019. This fall, when the 2019 MX-5 Miata hits dealerships, it will boast 181 horsepower—a 17 percent increase over 2018, Mazda said. A number of engineering upgrades allowed for this increase in power. Internally, Mazda reduced the weight of the pistons by 27...

Read More »

Honda Civic Type R sets FWD track record at Spa

Honda has a hot hit on its hands with the Civic Type R. This is one fast front driver, and it's fully capable of putting all 306 of its horsepower to good use. Case in point: Honda just set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. With Super GT driver Bertrand Baguette at the wheel, the Type R lapped the...

Read More »

Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

Porsche has big plans to be a leader in the electric-car segment, and it has just inked a new partnership with a familiar company to bolster its position. The German sports car and luxury vehicle maker announced on Wednesday that it's purchased a 10-percent stake in the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili. “We feel that Rimac's ideas and approaches...

Read More »

Speeders beware: Nissan GT-R patrol car joins Japanese police force

Perps in Japan best watch their rearview mirrors. Nissan has donated a new GT-R police car to the Tochigi Prefectural police department. Japanese Nostalgic Car reported last Friday that the GT-R patrol car is a gift to the prefecture of Tochigi, the same area where Nissan builds Godzilla in the city of Kaminokawa. Nissan bestowed the department with the...

Read More »

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 first drive review: Country roads and chicken livers

There's one place where you can get great fried chicken livers on a Sunday morning in Georgia, before church is out. It's a low-ceiling kind of place, tacked on to a gas station, the hallmark of fine low-priced dining across the south. Over the first glorious spring weekend this year, I had just the thing to get there. And I knew the fastest way...

Read More »

Polestar 1’s carbon fiber structure detailed

The Polestar 1 is an achingly beautiful coupe that will be the first stand-alone vehicle for the newly formed performance brand. On Monday Polestar released select details about the car's carbon-fiber structure, the first news about the structure since the car officially broke cover in October 2017. Carbon fiber is light-weight reinforced polymer that is...

Read More »

2019 BMW 8-series coupe: return of the bodacious ‘Bahnstormer

After 20 years, the BMW 8-Series is officially making its return. BMW showed the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe on the sidelines of the 24 Hours of LeMans Friday where its sibling, the BMW M8 GTE race car, will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 8-Series moniker denotes that the car sits at the top of the model line, and it will be built...

Read More »

Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

Update: Photos of the actual car have been posted to Instagram by Chris Harris. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Vantage V600 in the metal. The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, only this time it's packing a V-12 under the hood and limited to just 14 examples—seven coupes and seven Volante convertibles. The original Vantage V600 was a...

Read More »