Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche 911 T returns 40 years after original model’s debut

Just when you think there can't possibly be any more 911 variants—we're already past the 20-car mark—Porsche springs on us the 2018 911 Carrera T. The car is a direct successor to the original 911 T introduced in 1968. The "T" stands for touring, and as such as the car is very much about driving pleasure, as opposed to...

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This wild off-road Mazda Miata isn’t afraid to get dirty

The Mazda Miata has traditionally been tasked with one duty: to provide a pure driving experience. However, someone decided to get a little dirty to create the cutest, angriest off-roader we've ever seen. This off-road Miata was spotted at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Minneapolis and subsequently posted to Reddit. It does away with the notion Miatas...

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Chevrolet will only build the 2018 Corvette for four months

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette's model year will be one of the shortest in nameplate's history. After the Corvette's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant went offline in August 2017, production of the 2018 Corvette will restart next month. But the plant will stop building the 2018 model year not long after. That's because the assembly plant will begin...

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Jaguar design boss proposes new XK

Sports cars are great for making a statement but they don't often make good business sense. That's why you're seeing strange partnerships like the one between BMW and Toyota for the joint development of a new generation of their respective Supra and Z4 sports cars. Going it alone is just too risky, it seems. Given this premise, it's...

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Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots

Nissan's ever-evolving GT-R looks set to receive more updates for the 2018 model year. A GT-R, specifically the GT-R Nismo model, was recently spotted running laps at the Nürburgring. On initial inspection it appears to be a bog-standard GT-R Nismo, but if you look a little closer you'll notice some discernible differences. On the front...

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New Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS are here; are surprisingly reasonable

Follow us on this one Porsche fanatics. On Tuesday, Porsche announced the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS models complete with a handful of upgrades, including a slightly more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 that makes 365 horsepower. The Boxster GTS starts at $80,850, including destination, or $82,950 for the Cayman GTS...

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 is a carbon-fiber bodied 600-hp hybrid coupe

Volvo was among the first automakers to announce intentions to phase out the internal-combustion engine and move to an all-electric and electrified portfolio of cars. In the process, Volvo's former in-house tuning division, Polestar, parted ways to become a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. Its mission? Build electrified performance cars. Its first...

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Ferrari introduces new weight-saving measures with Portofino

Ferrari's Portofino may be closely related to its California T predecessor, but the car is significantly different in that it introduces new construction methods that Ferrari plans to implement on future models. The new construction methods have enabled the engineers to reduce weight and complexity of the chassis and body while increasing torsional...

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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be...

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Polestar cuts the crap with new electric performance coupe teaser

Polestar is being blunt with the latest teaser for its upcoming electrified performance coupe. In the new video, the former Volvo in-house tuning division explains its ethos and says, "we [will] reveal a car that we would want to drive ourselves. Because when you build something for yourself, only the best is good enough." The video doesn't show any new...

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