Tag Archives: Sports Cars

2019 BMW M2 Competition coming to delight purists, slay tracks

Purists should be delighted with the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. The hotter version of the M2 will boast 405 horsepower from its twin-turbo inline-6, as well as 406 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 and 63, respectively. That's enough to launch the car from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) or 4.2 seconds with the...

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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

Porsche's 718 Boxster and Cayman have just received the GTS treatment. But the German sports car marque is already working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Shown here is a prototype for the Boxster Spyder. The car is being developed alongside a new 718 Cayman GT4 and should make its debut soon, as a 2019...

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DS teases DSX E-Tense electric GT concept

DS is preparing a successor to its E-Tense electric sports car concept unveiled at the 2016 Geneva auto show. The French premium brand is holding back details but has given a glimpse of the new concept, called the DSX E-Tense, in a shadowy teaser video that hints at a sporty grand tourer with a swept-back look. All DS will say is that the car envisions one...

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Watch the complete build of a 686-HP Katech Corvette Z06 engine

The guys and gals at Katech have a new Stage 4 package for the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and new video from the company shows exactly what goes into building the monster engine capable of delivering 686 horsepower at the wheels. The company began the build with a standard Corvette Z06 equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The dyno showed a...

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A Chapman is back behind the wheel of a Lotus

Tell us if you've heard this one before: A Chapman behind the wheel of a Lotus. Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder, Colin Chapman, received his keys to a new Evora GT410 Sport last week. Lotus announced the delivery Friday, as Clive and his Evora GT410 Sport prepared for a trek across the United Kingdom and Europe. Clive is still involved with Lotus as...

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2019 Toyota Supra spy shots and video

Feast your eyes on the latest prototype for the new Toyota Supra. This is the car Toyota originally announced in 2011 when it signed a deal with BMW to jointly develop a sports car platform. BMW is using the platform for its next-generation Z4. Toyota previewed the design at the 2018 Geneva auto show with the GR Supra Racing concept. Out latest spy shots...

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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots

There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, a prototype for which has just been spotted. Some readers will recall Porsche did the same with the previous-generation 997 911 family. Porsche has done...

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2018 Audi R8 RWS priced as the bargain model

The best Audi R8 is now the best bargain in the R8 lineup. I'm talking about the upcoming 2018 Audi R8 RWS, which ditches the brand's Quattro all-wheel-drive system in favor of a rear-drive-only setup. Anyone who wants one will "only" need to shell out $139,950. That's a lot of money, but it's $26,200 cheaper than the standard Quattro-equipped version. Audi...

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive review: tilting at windmills

The giant blades on the lazy-looking wind turbines that dot southern Portugal produce the sound of a passing jet, only it never goes away. I know this because the irresistibly photogenic windmills got me out of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage's driver's seat. Not much else would. The Vantage's avant garde styling is driven by aerodynamic...

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive review: tilting at windmills

The giant blades on the lazy-looking wind turbines that dot southern Portugal produce the sound of a passing jet, only it never goes away. I know this because the irresistibly photogenic windmills got me out of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage's driver's seat. Not much else would. The Vantage's avant garde styling is driven by aerodynamic...

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