Tag Archives: Sports Cars

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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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Toyota GR likely to be branded TRD in US, launch standalone sports car

Toyota last week launched the new performance sub-brand GR in Japan. Toyota said the GR name, which refers to the automaker's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, will be expanded to other markets. It seems, however, that the United States won't be one of them. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki Tomoyama...

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Next Audi RS7 to gain 700-hp hybrid variant

Hybrid technology hardly came from performance-oriented beginnings. The first mass-market hybrids' sole goal was to improve fuel economy and curb emissions. While that remains their primary goal today, brilliant engineering minds have worked wonders in another area. Now, hybrid technology often finds a role in performance vehicles as well, to enhance their...

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Next-gen Jaguar F-Type will be electrified

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth confirmed this month that every model from the automaker launched from 2020 will feature some form of electrification. That means even the F-Type will be electrified, something Jaguar Land Rover CEO Joe Eberhardt recently confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required). Heck, even the Ford Mustang is being hybridized so...

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Subaru BRZ STI Sport confirmed for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The star of Subaru's stand at next month's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will be a sporty sedan concept that may just hint at the next-generation WRX. However, the automaker will also present a new version of its BRZ: the BRZ STI Sport. Before you get too excited note that the BRZ STI Sport isn't a dedicated model from Subaru's official...

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Subaru teases sporty sedan concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru will make its presence felt at next month's 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the unveiling of two sport-themed world premieres. The highlight will be a sport sedan concept called the Viziv Performance Concept. The Viziv name is a portmanteau of "vision" and "innovation" and has been applied to a number of forward-looking...

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The Nissan Fairlady Z was named after a 1956 Broadway musical

The Nissan Z has been a staple Japanese sports car for decades. It's been something of an icon in the U.S., too, despite disappearing from the market for half a decade. Let's walk back in time and trace the iconic Z-car's steps through history with the help of Donut Media. The most interesting tidbit about the Nissan Z is its name. When it began selling...

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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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