Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche owns the ‘Ring record for towing

Porsche is currently king of the Nürburgring, thanks to the bonkers 2018 911 GT2 RS, but the German luxury brand set yet another lap record you may not have heard about. That's because this time it's not about all-out speed and a Porsche 911. Instead, it involves a Panamera Sport Turismo, a tractor, and a trailer. The brand set a record lap time for...

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This minty-fresh 1988 RUF CTR Clubsport is heading to auction

RUF cars aren't simply re-tuned Porsches. No, no, they're something very special indeed, and this CTR Clubsport is one of the automaker's shining stars from the past. Fortunately for one well-off individual, it's heading to RM Sotheby's Paris auction on February 7. Why is the CTR Clubsport so sought after? It adhered to the fundamental performance equation...

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The Skyline GT-R team actually operated independently inside Nissan

After decades of lusting, Americans can finally own one of the most delightful pieces of forbidden fruit: the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The Skyline and the GT-R have always been a special car, but they weren't always a Nissan. As we're refreshed on in the latest episode of "Up to Speed" from Donut Media, the Skyline actually started life under Prince Motor...

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Toyota boss hints at Le Mans-inspired hybrid sports car

In announcing on Tuesday Toyota's commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company's Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I went to Le...

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2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 can shoot flames from its exhaust

When Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a little nugget of information caught our attention. The brand claimed the 755-horsepower sports car would shoot flames from its exhaust, but it did not provide any evidence. Was it a quick puff of fire? A constant stream of fire spewing from the rear? Well, we have our answer. In a video...

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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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