Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsches restores its oldest 911

Porsche is ready to show off the oldest 911 predecessor in its possession after three years of meticulous restoration: a 1964 901. To understand the significance of the car, we must present a brief history lesson. When Porsche engineered the 356's successor, the company began production of the 901. However, just weeks into production, Porsche had to rename...

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Alpine A110 enters production at historic Dieppe plant

It's been a long time coming, but Alpine's A110 is finally in production. Some readers will recall Alpine's parent company, Renault, first announced plans for the car in 2012. It was originally to be developed alongside a similar model from Caterham, but the British firm pulled out of the deal two years later. Thankfully Renault forged...

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Drift King’s 350Z from 3rd “Fast and Furious” movie up for sale

One of the cars used during filming of 2006's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is currently up for sale. It's the infamous Nissan 350Z that belonged to the movie's protagonist, Takashi, aka the Drift King. The dark gray Z featured on most of the promotional material for the movie and is instantly recognizable by its distinctive body...

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Subaru reveals pricing for BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, only 1,000 cars planned

Subaru has a pair of exciting performance machines available for 2018 but you had better be quick as each is limited to just 500 units. The cars are the 2018 BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, and they come with a number of enhancements developed by Subaru's STI performance arm. The BRZ tS is priced from $34,355 while the WRX STI Type RA is priced from...

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Oregon-based Samson promises "flying sports car" for next year

If Oregon-based Samson sticks to its timeline, there will be a real flying car on sale next year. Samson revealed the Switchblade Wednesday and promises the functionality of a regular car and the ability to take off and fly in one package. The company's creation is a three-wheel vehicle with a 1.6-liter V-4 gasoline engine with about 190 horsepower paired...

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Hennessey offering up to 1,200 horsepower for Corvette ZR1

Well, that escalated quickly. Only a month after Chevrolet took the wraps off its new Corvette ZR1, Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas is already out with a series of upgrades for the car, the most potent of which reaches up to 1,200 horsepower. Yes, Hennessey's HPE1200 Supercharged package will see the ZR1's new LT5 V-8 engine...

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Major upgrades coming for Alfa Romeo 4C in 2018

The Alfa Romeo 4C is not without its flaws but it's a car that definitely doesn't disappoint. It's a sports car with supercar looks and exclusivity, and with a price tag in the mid-$50k bracket it's also quite the value. The 4C marked Alfa Romeo's official return to the United States when it went on sale for 2015. The car is...

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Engineers had a fun code name for the new Corvette ZR1’s LT5 engine

Chevrolet's new Corvette ZR1 bowed with an incredible 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque last month with a noteworthy engine under the car's shaker hood: a 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine. Like most awesome projects, the new LT5 engine had a special code name to ensure others didn't know what exactly was in the works. That name was "BAS." What...

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Lighter, more powerful Alpine A110 Sport planned

You can file this one under forbidden fruit, because you're not going to see one Stateside. A sports car that we're already not getting has arrived and there's already talk of a hotted-up version. The Alpine A110 made its debut earlier in the year when it was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. French automaker Renault is supplying the go-fast bits for...

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