Tag Archives: Sports Cars

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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BMW plans barrage of M Performance models by 2020

BMW won't be short on M Performance models in the near future after a new report from Autocar published on Thursday revealed plans for 26 new or refreshed cars by 2020. The long list of new M Performance cars, which will expand outside thoroughbred M vehicles, will help BMW retaliate against a slew of Mercedes-AMG and Audi Sport products. The report said...

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New Toyota Supra will not debut at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota first confirmed joint-development of a new sports car with BMW way back in 2012. Since then, we've seen Toyota's new sports car, potentially named Supra, testing numerous times, and BMW showed its Z4 concept that previews the fruits of its labor through the partnership. But the reborn Toyota Supra isn't primed for a 2018 Detroit Auto Show...

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Morgan teases its most extreme road car to date

When it comes to building traditional sports cars, no other company in the world (that we can name, at least) is steeped in as much tradition and history as Britain's Morgan Motor Company. Founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, the company's products look much the same today as they have going back almost seven decades. That's...

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Spyker celebrates end of C8 Aileron production

Spyker is still very much in the process of building cars. More specifically, the Dutch performance marque still builds its wild machines that walk a fine line between modern rolling art and shapely sports car. Despite a bit of money troubles over the years, Spyker is preparing a new model to add to its lineup of...car. But before the new models arrive...

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2020 Audi TT spy shots

Audi engineers have been spotted testing prototypes for a facelifted version of the TT sports car. The current TT is the third generation of the Audi icon and was introduced for 2016. We're expecting the facelifted version to arrive in showrooms in early 2019, as a 2020 model. The camouflage gear on the prototype suggests only subtle tweaks for the...

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Plug-in hybrid Porsche 911 likely for 2023

The on again, off again Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid is all but confirmed for production. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume let the news slip during the 2017 Los Angeles auto show that an electrified version of the iconic sports car will arrive around 2023. He specifically made the comments when speaking to Automotive News (subscription required), which published the...

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Lotus wants to take on Ferrari with new models

Lotus is best known for its track-focused vehicles as of recent, but one day, the brand's new Chinese owner wants it to rival Ferrari and Porsche. So said the chief of Geely, An Cong Hui, whose company in May took a majority stake in Lotus, along with a major stake in Lotus parent company Proton. Autocar reported on Thursday that Geely has full plans to...

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