Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Documentary details Dodge Viper ACR’s record-setting Nürburgring run

Last year, we waved goodbye to one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time, the Dodge Viper. In a fitting sendoff, 378 fans funded a trip to send the Viper, specifically a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, to the Nürburgring for one last run. The effort made history when the Viper ACR clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive car...

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Learning the unnatural at Porsche’s Camp4 winter driving school

Pierre Des Marais' voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out of the corner. At Porsche's winter Camp4 driving...

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Geneva-bound race car concept previews new Toyota Supra

We're getting awfully close to the reveal of Toyota's new Supra. The automaker on Tuesday released a teaser for a race car concept scheduled for a debut next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and most of the lines match up with prototypes for the new Supra spotted in the wild. Toyota is yet to confirm the Supra name for the car but gave a...

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McLaren Special Operations adds more options for Sports Series

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) seems to run on the premise of "never enough." The division is back with yet another round of parts and options for the McLaren Sports Series cars, the 570GT and 570S. The latest options include a "Defined Black" package, and a titanium SuperSports exhaust that shaves roughly 11 pounds from the car. The new Defined Black...

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David Brown Auto bringing high-performance GT to Geneva

Nascent coachbuilder David Brown Automotive burst onto the scene in 2014 with the deliciously retro Speedback GT. The car featured a body inspired by the lines of the Aston Martin DB5 but rode on the much more modern bones of a Jaguar XK. The company went in a very different direction in 2017 when it announced a restoration service for the original Alec...

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Polestar 1 production totals may increase beyond 1,500

Following Polestar's split from Volvo to become a standalone brand, the division showed its first production model: the Polestar 1. At its debut, the brand said it planned for just 500 units a year over a three-year period. But with mounting demand, Polestar is reportedly looking into increasing the production numbers. Automotive News Europe (subscription...

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“Top Gear” hosts narrowly escape Alpine A110 fire

“Top Gear” is no stranger to cars catching fire. There's been a number of incidents in the decades the series has been on television, and now the latest crew to do the hosting have a story of their own to tell. In this case it was the new A110 sports car from revived French brand Alpine that caught fire, with Chris Harris behind the wheel and...

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Nissan 370Zki headed to 2018 Chicago auto show

Nissan will have some Z-related news to make at next week's 2018 Chicago auto show, but don't get your hopes up about a new model debuting. Nissan has announced it is bringing the "370Zki" to the Chicago show, and if we had to hazard a guess we'd go with a 370Z modified to handle a ski slope. Well, that's what Nissan's teaser video for the 370Zki suggests...

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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots

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 Cayman GT4 and should make its debut next year, as a 2019...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

Spy photographers have spotted a test mule for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo. The new Porsche 911 is coming next year, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count there being multiple variations to cater to Porsche's discerning clientele. We're talking close to two dozen distinct models. Included among the range will...

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