Tag Archives: Sports Cars

BMW preparing a 405-hp M2 CS with detuned M4 engine

BMW still uses the Ultimate Driving Machine slogan, but it doesn't always wear it well. The automaker certainly churns out its share of segment busting niche fillers that aren't fit to sniff the tires of some of the classic hits, but it also still makes a few cars that live up to the slogan. Now we hear that the already great M2 is set to get an even more...

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With reveal of new Griffith, let’s take a look at some past TVR greats

TVR is nice British sports car brand that's seen its fair share of ups and down. In the more recent past, TVR was owned by Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolensky and he did very little with it. In 2013, a consortium led by entrepreneur Les Edgar took over the reins and set about developing a new generation of TVRs. The first of these new TVRs is the...

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TVR returns with 500-horsepower Griffith sports car

Dormant British brand TVR, famous for its fearsome sports cars such as the Sagaris and Typhon, has been revived and has just revealed a new car. Developed from scratch, the new car wears TVR's Griffith nameplate and made its debut on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Revival taking place in the United Kingdom—70 years on since the original TVR...

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Jaguar melds old with new for E-Type Zero electric sports car

Jaguar Land Rover Classic has set out to prove that even owners of classic cars needn't fear the push towards electrification. The official classic car department of Jaguar Land Rover has swapped a fully electric powertrain into the iconic Jaguar E-Type sports car. Called the E-Type Zero, the car is strictly a concept but Jaguar Land Rover is keen to...

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Lotus GT430 Sport offers the go with less aero show

Lotus took the wraps off of its limited-production Evora GT430 earlier this year, but now anyone (though not anyone in the United States) can hop into a GT430 with the introduction of the Lotus Evora GT430 Sport. The GT430 Sport is almost identical to the limited-run GT430, although the addition of an optional automatic transmission, the lack of aero bits...

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Mazda execs continue to tease future rotary without any more details

Despite its recent breakthrough in sparkless ignition gasoline engines, Mazda has no plans to abandon the rotary engine which its executives insist is still being developed for future applications. "We're still continuing development of the next-generation rotary engine," Mazda engineering executive Mitsuo Hitomi told Wheels during a...

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TVR teases sports car one last time before Friday’s reveal

Dormant British brand TVR, famous for its fearsome sports cars such as the Sagaris and Typhon, has been revived and just days away from revealing a new car. Developed from scratch, the new car, rumored to wear TVR's Griffith nameplate, will be unveiled on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Revival taking place in the United Kingdom—70 years on since...

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Porsche needed Boxster to save itself, because 911s aren’t cheap

Porsche is a shining star of Volkswagen Group these days, but times weren't always so prosperous. In fact, Porsche was in crisis mode in the early 1990s as sales of its 911 slipped. In fact, it sold just 3,713 cars in the United States in 1993, according to the automaker. What's a sports car brand to do? Introduce a new vehicle to kick-start things...

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The history of the Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra is an iconic Japanese sports car with humble beginnings. Unlike Nissan, which took until 2009 to offer the really cool GT-Rs in the United States, the Supra was always a part of the U.S. market. In this video by Donut Media, we learn the history of the Toyota Supra. The Supra's roots are planted in the Toyota Celica. Toyota decided it...

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