Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Caterham Seven SuperSprints sell out in just seven hours

Caterham set a company sales record with its limited-edition Seven SuperSprint, selling all 60 of them in seven hours at the Goodwood Revival. Well, that didn't take long. All 60 limited-edition Caterham Seven SuperSpints sports cars that debuted last Friday at the Goodwood Revival in England sold out in just seven hours. That's sixty Sevens in...

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Toyota launches GR performance sub-brand, but new Supra noticeably missing

Toyota has a penchant for launching performance sub-brands that's bordering on neurotic. The latest is GR which was launched in Japan on Tuesday. GR is a reference to Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, and cars from the sub-brand will fall into one of three performance categories. At the top is GRMN, a reference to Gazoo Racing Masters...

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McLaren builds bespoke 570GTs to match F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’

McLaren may be churning out incredible sports cars today, but when enthusiasts hear the name "McLaren," many of them think of one car: the F1. The iconic supercar that was nearly all Formula One technology remains a marvel to this day, and McLaren has reached back into its the archives to honor the F1 for a limited-run of 570GTs in a very special color...

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With return of Supra, will new Toyota Celica come next?

Toyota's renewed interest in performance and sports cars may bring yet another gift to enthusiasts: a new Toyota Celica. The Japanese automaker filed last month to protect the "Celica" name in its roster of trademarks, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The move to trademark the Celica name comes amid a fiery time for Toyota performance...

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Could Nissan IMX trademark hint at IDx-like electric car?

Nissan has recently been discovered to have filed a trademark filing for the "IMX" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, discovered by Autoguide, was made on September 8 and specifies its use for vehicles, including electric vehicles. The similarity with the IDx name used for a sports car concept unveiled at the...

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Mazda promises evolution of RX-Vision concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

A top Mazda executive has confirmed plans for the unveiling of a new concept described as an evolution of the stunning RX-Vision sports car concept. The RX-Vision was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept will be unveiled at this year's show which will take place in late October. "With the Tokyo Motor Show we will be introducing...

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Mercedes-AMG sedan will debut at 2018 Detroit auto show, won’t be called GT 4

Mercedes-AMG is giving enthusiasts a reason to make the pilgrimage to the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Tobias Moers, head of the Affalterbach-based performance division, told Motoring the production version of its GT 4 sport sedan will be revealed at the show this coming January in Detroit, Michigan. Thereafter, it is scheduled to go into...

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BMW bringing back CSL nameplate as part of four-tier M strategy

Right now, if you want the most potent version of a BMW M model, the GTS badge represents the top of the ladder. There is only one on offer, the M4 GTS. Soon, however, the GTS is likely to go away, and in its place we will find a CSL badge. In fact, multiple M cars could get the badge. These will be full-on track weapons designed not for the daily grind but...

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Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids

Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future. The announcement coincided with the reveal of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. "One [line] will...

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Audi R8 V10 RWS goes rear-drive for driving purists

Audi is known for few things. Unique style and German luxury are two of them, and a close third is all-wheel drive, which the marque brands as quattro. Sitting at the top of the lineup, and making excellent use of quattro to help it claw its way around a track or up a steep Beverly Hills driveway is the R8. Now, Audi Sport is aiming to make the R8 an even...

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