Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Witness the BMW M4 CS drift around the ‘Ring in Pennzoil’s latest film

Warning: some cones were damaged during the filming of this video. Having access to clear racetrack is a dream that sits high on many a car guy's automotive bucket list. Getting access a wide-open Nürburgring along with the keys to a BMW M4 CS seems like you're aiming a bit too high, especially if you're goal is to drift the car around the track...

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First Morgan Aero 8 GT rolls off the line

Morgan has cooked up a fitting finale for the Aero 8. It's called the Aero 8 GT, and it serves as the final Morgan machine to be fitted with a BMW N62 V-8 engine. Officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the very first production Aero 8 GT has just rolled off the Morgan assembly line. The automaker describes this car as its most extreme road-going...

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Redesigned Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ coming in 2021 with larger engine?

Toyota previously confirmed it will develop a successor to the affordable 86 sports car, but new details allege the 86, and its Subaru twin, the BRZ, will come with a larger-displacement engine. And, no, there's no mention of a turbocharger. The Japan Times reported on Tuesday that the next-generation 86 and BRZ will arrive in 2021, and a larger 2.4-liter...

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This is the first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to hit the dyno

When you take delivery of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, you'll want to be sure it makes all of the power that Chevy claims is on tap. For the record, that would be 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. YouTuber StreetSpeed717 recently snagged what he claims is the fourth ZR1 off the Bowling Green assembly line and the first with a manual...

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V-12-powered Mercedes-AMG SL65 set to die?

It appears the V-12 powered Mercedes-AMG SL65's days are numbered. According to a source close to the company, the SL65 will die off in June of this year, and it's taking the V-12 engine with it, MB Passion Blog reported on Sunday. Production of the V-12-powered car is expected to end in May before the model is officially retired in June. It leaves high...

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Next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 will be a hybrid

Mercedes-AMG will have no choice but to adhere to upcoming emission regulations, and that stark reality means the next-generation AMG C63 will be a hybrid. Head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, told Car Advice in a Monday report it's a "given" that the next C63 will be a hybrid. Right now, the C63, in S form, makes 503 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged...

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Report: Audi listening to calls for RS Avants in US

We're going to file this one jointly under "Take With a Massive Grain of Salt" and "We'll Believe It When We See It." Audi is apparently paying attention the sect of car lovers who have a thing for the wagon. In Europe, you can buy all manner of fast Audi longroofs. According to Motor Trend, we might finally get the same option in the States, and they could...

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Porsche CEO says there will never be an all-electric 911, but maybe 718

Porsche has big plans to electrify its vehicle portfolio in the years to come, but said plans will not include a purely electric 911. According to a report from Automotive News Europe published last Sunday, Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told reporters at the company's annual results conference that the 911 will never go all-electric. That's a bold statement...

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McLaren sharpens 570S Spider with Track Pack

McLaren's 570S Spider is hardly what you'd call a soft sports car, but nevertheless the British automaker has seen fit to develop a range of parts that will see it perform better on the road and race track. The parts are grouped in a new Track Pack that reduces the weight of the 570S Spider by 77 pounds and includes new telemetry features to help you hone...

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Jaguar considers skipping R models in favor of SVR

Jaguar dropped a wonderful bit of news at the 2018 NY auto show. The British automaker decided that stuffing a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 into the F-Pace makes good sense, and we're inclined to agree. That's how the compact crossover earned the SVR badge. But that also means Jaguar jumped right past an R model to the full-on SVR, and Jaguar might be moving...

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