Tag Archives: Sports Cars

How the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign came to life

To celebrate the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign's 50th birthday, the Italian design firm and Japanese automaker collaborated to birth the GT-R50. Described as a GT-R with no limits, both parties crafted a sculpted Japanese sports car with finesse only Italdesign is capable of. A new video from Nissan documents how the car actually came to life, and we now know...

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2021 Lexus LC F spy shots

Engineers from Lexus have been caught testing an early prototype for the long-awaited LC F. Rumors of the car circulated even before the LC made its debut, but things didn't really heat up until last year when a trademark filing for the LC F name was discovered. Now we have tangible evidence the high-performance LC is coming. The stacked exhaust tips at the...

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Martini-liveried Porsche 911 GT2 RS pays homage to the "Moby Dick" 935/78

The Porsche 935 is a motorsports legend, and the 935/78 is a special car among special cars. Known as "Moby Dick" for its white color and long tail, the 1978 version of the 935 was an instant stunner even though it never finished where Porsche expected. The legacy of the original lives on today thanks to Porsche Retail Group in the UK, which has applied the...

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Standalone Hyundai N sports car locked in

Hyundai dove into the realm of performance cars with the birth of its N division, which has so far given way to the i30 N and Veloster N. Now the official tuner to the Korean automaker is ready to kick things up a notch with the launch of its own sports car. In an interview with EVO published Friday, Hyundai's man in charge of high-performance applications...

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Aston Martin testing manual-equipped Vantage?

If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin's sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin looks to be in the process of rectifying the issue. Engineers are out testing a Vantage mule believed to be equipped with a manual transmission...

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Leaked documents hint at 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS, Cayman T

New documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal clues about what Porsche has in the pipeline for the 2019 model year. Specifically, we could soon see another Porsche Panamera GTS and a a new 718 Cayman T. News on the potential new variants comes from a Thursday AutoGuide report, which published VIN decoder documents...

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As the years go by: all 5 Toyota Supra generations together for first time

Toyota may not have a more legendary road car than the Supra. The nameplate has garnered a fanatical group of owners over decades, and a group of lucky owners in the United Kingdom witnessed history during last week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada showed up with the upcoming fifth-generation model, the A90, at a special...

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2019 Renault Mégane RS Trophy revealed with 296 horsepower

Renault's RS version of its Golf-rivaling Mégane hatchback is already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars in production, but a more hardcore version with extra power and fewer pounds has been revealed. The car is the Mégane RS Trophy, and it comes with a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 good for 296 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (295 with...

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The Keen Project Safari 911 first drive review: a time machine for any adventure

Chad was running late, and we were already pressed for time. This entire plan was rushed and slapped together via a phone call and a few text messages over the weekend. The Keen Project Safari 911 build No. 2 by former race car driver Lehman Keen was in Minneapolis for a short time to celebrate Porsche's 70th birthday. As soon as I saw that my friends...

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