Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario Spitzner, is working on a new sports car and on Tuesday signed a deal to source V-8 engines from BMW M—most likely the BMW tuner's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. "Our co-operation...

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This 1972 Chevy Corvette has less than a thousand miles

How do you measure a person's restraint? If that person is Jim Kevan, it's easy to measure because it's right there for you to see in its dust-covered, un-driven glory. You see Kevan is the owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This one is wearing lovely Bryar Blue paint, and it boasts a massive 454 cubic inch V-8 engine under its hood. Also, it's...

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Mystery mid-engine Honda turns out to be a Vision Gran Turismo concept

The identity of the mysterious mid-engine Honda sports car that's been surfacing in patent drawings over the past two years has finally been determined. Sadly, the car isn't a concept previewing a potential S2000 successor, as many had hoped. Rather, it's Honda's entry for the Vision Gran Turismo program which challenges automotive...

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iPhone, Galaxy…911? Porsche joins the car-subscription race

In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand access and white-glove delivery to its entire lineup of vehicles for a monthly fee. Just like your smartphone, it will be easier than ever to jump from model-to-model in Porsche's vehicle...

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Jay Leno takes a look at a Porsche 356-Boxster mashup

Not just beloved among Porsche fans, the 356 remains an automotive icon to anyone who enjoys the automobile in any small way. It's a time capsule on wheels that captures the imagine of those who look upon it as it rolls past. You picture yourself, an open roof, and a curving coastal road winding along together under perpetual sunshine. Anyone would love...

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Toyota reveals GR HV Sports and TJ Cruiser van concepts ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV styling and van functionality into one "lifestyle" vehicle...

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Audi Sport lineup to grow to 16 cars by 2020

Things are about to get a lot busier at Audi Sport in the coming years as the official motorsport and performance arm of the brand with the four rings launches a barrage of new models to catch up with BMW M and Mercedes-AMG. Audi Sport models include all the RS cars as well as the R8 supercar and number 11 at present when you count all the body styles and...

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China’s Geely completes acquisition of Lotus

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in May agreed to purchase 51 percent of Lotus, giving the Chinese automaker a sports car brand to sit alongside its other brands which include the likes of Volvo, Lynk & Co. and Geely. Geely Holding on Friday closed the deal which sees the remaining 49 percent of Lotus go to Malaysian supplier Etika Automotive. Lotus CEO...

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This 1,628-hp Chevy Corvette has a GMC Typhoon’s AWD system

Making a C3 Corvette go fast isn't a tough thing to do. Making a C3 Corvette run the quarter-mile in 7.5 seconds with a trap speed over 170 mph, on the other hand, takes quite a bit of skill. That's what Polish company VTG undoubtedly has because its third-generation Corvette is making prodigious power and lightning fast passes down the strip. All of that...

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This Porsche 911 runs on electricity and mixed feelings

Porsche enthusiasts are a devoted bunch who often prefer the purist expression of their beloved brand. There's not a lot of wiggle room for change when it comes to the core of their favorite models, especially the 911. Some have managed to carve out a niche, such as Singer, RWB, and a few others. Still, there are those among the Porsche faithful that have...

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