Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Another original Jaguar Lightweight E-Type heads to auction

Special cars command big bucks. This 1963 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type is one special car that's just bit extra special, and it will soon head to a new home as it's bound for Bonhams' auction during 2017 Monterey Car Week this August. A Jaguar E-Type will always conjure special attention, but the...

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Meet Blue Lightning: a Lotus Evora with Tesla Model S power

Remember Tesla's Roadster? That was a pretty neat little machine that paved the way for grander offerings from the electric car company. It was built on the bones of the Lotus Elise. The final version saw 288 horsepower and nearly 300 pound-feet of torque from its electric powertrain. Today...

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Porsche drops plans for 911 hybrid

Porsche's former R&D chief, Wolfgang Hatz, confirmed in 2015 that the next-generation 911 would feature a hybrid model, and that knowledge gained from the 918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid racer put Porsche in a good position to develop just such a car. It turns out Porsche has since dropped...

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2019 BMW i8 Roadster spy shots

The upcoming convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has been spied testing. Confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Krüger as the i8 Roadster, the new convertible is due on sale in 2018, meaning we should see it arrive as a 2019 model. Its arrival is expected to trail that of an...

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Honda Civic Type-R boasts 25 MPG combined

Fun and frugal: the best of both worlds. It's typically hard to come by, but occasionally, Goldilocks syndrome sets in. The 2017 Honda Civic Type-R may classify as one example. Official fuel economy estimates released for the 2017 Civic Type-R reveal an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway...

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Porsche builds 1 millionth 911

On Thursday, the one millionth 911 rolled off the production line at Porsche's plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The car, a Carrera S finished in a special Irish Green paint, features numerous touches to highlight its significance. For example, there are special badges with "911 Nr...

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Witness the largest 5th-gen Dodge Viper customer delivery ever

Six cars in total, all 2017 Dodge Viper ACRs with the extreme aero package. That's what made up the largest fifth-generation Dodge Viper customer delivery. The Minnesota Viper Club cashed in on the final days of the Viper's "1-of-1" program and put together a group-buy order to coordinate the...

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Noble founder announces new brand for hardcore sports cars

From the man that brought us the supercar marque Noble comes a hardcore track machine that would give a McLaren P1 a scare. Yes, Lee Noble is back with a new speed machine. It's called the Exile, and it's going to be "bloody quick," he told Autocar. The Exile is the first of a new line...

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