Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Porsche 911 becomes a family heirloom with a touching story

Cars sometimes bridge a special bond between humans, and the story of this Porsche 911 is no different. The German sports car marque has put a spotlight on the touching story of a 911 after the car's owner, Naja, inherited it from his late father. The 964-era 911 was the final car Naja's father collected, and after he passed away, the family sold off nearly...

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2018 Subaru BRZ tS first drive review: less sideways, more stick

The Subaru BRZ has been focused on handling and fun since its introduction in 2011. Dynamic drivability comes naturally in a lightweight sports car, after all. For 2018, the STI-tuned Subaru BRZ tS sharpens its handling further—nearly to the point of leaving bare the car's power deficit. Less sideways, more grip The BRZ tS is immediately...

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Porsche marks 70 years of iconic sports cars

In 1948, the first road-going sports car from Porsche was registered: the 356. Now, 70 years later, the storied German automaker has looked back on its history and announced plans for numerous celebrations across the globe. Although Ferry Porsche turned the Porsche sports car into a reality, Ferdinand Porsche, Ferry's father, first ignited the dream...

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My first barn find: reuniting two Alfa Romeo roadsters

It was one of those deceptive early spring days, the kind where the calendar and the sun peeking through the clouds hint at warmer conditions than I was actively experiencing as I zipped along with the top dropped back in my dangerously rusty 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate. Whenever I had time—between classes, on weekends, and even occasionally when...

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AMG’s SL73 nameplate to return as 805-hp hybrid?

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL is expected to evolve into a larger, more luxurious grand tourer with 2+2 seating and a soft-top roof—and replace the S-Class Coupe in the process. Despite this move into GT territory, the car should be sportier than the current model due to the adoption of a lightweight modular platform for sports cars being...

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Report: New Toyota Supra will get GRMN range topper

Toyota's new Supra is almost ready for its reveal. The current thinking is the car will make an appearance at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show in early March, which would mean we should see it in showrooms as a 2019 model. Toyota is yet to confirm the Supra name, but there have been plenty of hints it's making a comeback. Most recently it was...

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2020 Audi TT Roadster spy shots

Audi engineers have been spotted testing prototypes for a facelifted version of the TT Roadster. Prototypes for the coupe were spotted a year ago. The TT is into its third generation with the current model, which was introduced for 2016. We're expecting the facelifted version to arrive in showrooms in early 2019, as a 2020 model. The camouflage gear...

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MSO draws on 570S GT4 racer, heritage colors for latest bespoke cars

McLaren's personalization department MSO has produced a run of bespoke 570S sports cars. Unveiled on Thursday, the cars draw their inspiration from the racing version of the 570S, the 570S GT4, though they're all fully street legal. Just 10 examples are destined for production and each will wear a distinct color scheme echoing famous liveries that donned...

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2019 BMW M2 Competition leaked

Roundel fans, rejoice. While BMW is busy focusing on bringing more SUVs to the market, the M division still wants more performance options. By hook or by crook, the M folks seem to have snuck one past the money men: the M2 Competition. Disguised prototypes have been out testing for a while but we finally have our first look at an unmasked version of the...

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What does Porsche’s PDK stand for?

There are many abbreviations in the world of the automobile. You may think you know what most of them stand for, but others may leave you scratching your head. One of those is likely to be PDK, the name given to the automatic gearbox used by Porsche. And there's a reason you don't see the full name of this gearbox written out in most articles covering...

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