Tag Archives: Sports Cars

The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan’s radar, electrification possible

Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president of Nissan marketing in Europe, on the record saying both a...

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Vanderhall opens the doors on its 2019 Carmel 3-wheeler

Vanderhall has a new three wheeler. The growing family of trikes now adds a model called the Carmel, and this one has a trick feature that could be quite appealing to three-wheel vehicle shoppers. Instead of low fixed side sills, the Carmel has actual doors. Previous models from Vanderhll went the standard three-wheel vehicle route. That means two wheels up...

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Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27. According to Payton's son Jarrett, this 930-generation Porsche...

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Lanzante to build Porsche 911s powered by raced F1 engines

Lanzante is best known for being the mad wrenches committed to turning McLaren F1 and P1 GTR race cars into road-legal vehicles. Now the British firm is treading into sacred Porsche ground by preparing a modified 930-generation 911 with Formula 1 power. Revealed during Porsche's recent Rennsport Reunion, Lanzante has created a test mule for its crazy build...

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Mitsuoka turns Mazda Miata into a pint-sized Corvette Sting Ray

Mitsuoka is known for some rather, let's say interesting cars. Typically they are body kits for existing Japanese cars. To celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, it has created its best-looking car yet: the Rock Star. Autoblog unearthed the Rock Star on Wednesday. The formula is fairly simple. Mitsuoka completely customizes a current ND-generation Mazda...

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All next-generation Porsche 911s to be widebodies

The 2019 Porsche 911, the so-called 992-generation car, has enthusiasts stoked for what's to come. We already know it's getting more gears and more power, and now we know every single 911 will feature a widebody design. News of the proliferation of the widebody look across the lineup comes from Car and Driver. The move to the widebody—which normally...

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2020 Porsche 911 coming next summer with more power, more gears

We won't have to wait long for the next-generation Porsche icon. The 2020 Porsche 911 will debut next month at the 2019 Los Angeles auto show. What's more, we also know when it will hit dealer showrooms—this time with more power and a dual-clutch automatic transmission with one more gear. The news comes from a Car and Driver report published Thursday...

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Next Jaguar F-Type could get BMW V-8, 2+2 layout

The next Jaguar F-Type may have to hide a German accent. According to a Car report from Monday, Jaguar will source the next sports car's engine from BMW. Specifically, the publication reports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is on deck for the next F-Type. BMW offers its 4.4-liter V-8 with 456 horsepower in the 2019 X5 and up to 600 hp in the F90 M5. In...

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BMW’s sick of everyone saying its old cars were better

BMW has insisted the 2019 3-Series will be a return to form for the benchmark sport sedan. And no one is more confident than BMW research and development chief, Klaus Fröhlich. In fact, Fröhlich is fed up with automotive media claiming BMW's old cars are better machines. Australian publication Motoring reported Tuesday that the R&D boss said...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video

Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. The latest spy shots and video show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. The footage follows shots of prototypes for the Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, as well as the Turbo. We...

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