Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Hyundai N division ponders stand-alone sports car

Hyundai dove into the realm of performance cars with the birth of its N division, which soon gave way to the i30N and Veloster N. In the future, "N" could stand for "Nutso" for Hyundai's skunkworks. Top Gear reported Tuesday that a stand-alone sports car could be in the pipeline for the Korean performance division. Albert Biermann, who currently heads the N...

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Electric Audi RS 3 boasts 4 electric motors, 1,180 horsepower

The Audi RS 3 is no slouch of a sport sedan, but Schaeffler Group has given the car an electrified shot in the arm. The firm yanked out the original 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and fitted four Formula E-sourced electric motors. The end result? 1,180 horsepower. Schaeffler Group created what it calls the Schaeffler 4ePerformance concept vehicle...

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Report: mid-engine C8 Corvette to get flat-crank 600-hp and 800-hp V-8s, 1,000-hp AWD hybrid version, but no manual

New details surrounding Chevrolet's worst-kept secret, the next-generation mid-engine Corvette, should be more than enough to perk up enthusiasts' ears. The rather detailed information comes from a Car and Driver report, which pegs three engines for the sports car turned supercar. At launch, the C8 Corvette will receive an upgraded version of the current...

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Reborn Dodge Viper allegedly returning in 2021 minus a V-10 engine

Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? So is the word from Car & Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production last year on August 31 at the Connor Avenue assembly plant; the Viper was truly the only American sports car built in Detroit. However, C&D's report claims Dodge's...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive review: the way forward for a classic

The scene in the rearview mirror of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is remarkably clear. It's all high-definition vineyards and crystal-clear coastline, for as long as I dare look back. Why it's so clear: Engineers fitted thinner rear and side windows that are not only 6 pounds lighter, but also skip a defroster and the unforgivable clutter of...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots

Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Shelby reveals Series 2 mod for its sole standalone sports car

Fans of Shelby's Series 1 sports car launched in the late '90s can look forward to a modern version based on the donor chassis of one of the originals. Unveiled Thursday, the new car is called the Series 2, and virtually every element from the donor Series 1 has been either redesigned or replaced for enhanced performance. The Series 1 arrived for 1999 and...

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