Tag Archives: Sports Cars

New Toyota Supra could get manual transmission, but not in US

The question of whether the new Toyota Supra will get a manual transmission has left enthusiasts guessing for months. Here's the good news: the Supra more than likely will get a three-pedal setup. The bad news? It's likely not in the cards for the U.S. market. Speaking to the Australian publication Car Advice in a report last Wednesday, Supra assistant...

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British firm to build electric MG Roadsters

Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British Motor...

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Radical co-founder working on new track-focused sports car

Radical is a top-tier producer of track-day specials. The British company was founded in 1997 and today sells a number of models for track enthusiasts and racers all over the world. One of the company's co-founders, Phill Abbott, is looking to make a new mark in the race car space. He plans to do so with his new company Revolution Racecars. Abbott is hard...

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Toyota Supra to be built alongside BMW Z4 at Austrian plant

Toyota confirmed Wednesday that its new Supra sports car will be built alongside the related BMW Z4 (shown below) at a plant in Graz, Austria. The plant is operated by independent vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr and has produced the G-Class for Mercedes-Benz for several decades and more recently started producing the E-Pace and I-Pace for Jaguar. Soon it...

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2019 BMW Z4 power details revealed: More turbos, more power, no manual

BMW released powertrain and performance specifications for the 2019 BMW Z4 on Tuesday, nearly a month after revealing the new two-seat roadster at Pebble Beach. Base Z4s, dubbed the Z4 sDrive30i Roadster, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The base turbo-4 is related to similar engines found in other...

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For those without the means to own: McLaren 600LT configurator now live

The vast majority of the population won't have the means to actually purchase McLaren's 600LT, but the company has been so kind to launch an online configurator. The configurator allows anyone to design a version of the track-focused sports car to his or her dreams. But even the public gets a watered down version. McLaren said soon-to-be owners have access...

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The 2019 BMW Z4 won’t offer a manual transmission

BMW is unlikely to offer a manual gearbox as an option on its new 2019 BMW Z4. The convertible sports car exists in a niche segment to begin with, and adding in the choice of a manual transmission would slice an already small take rate into quantities too small to matter. Speaking to Road & Track, BMW's head of R&D Klaus Fröhlich said, "At the...

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Track-focused Toyota Supra planned

We've yet to see the new Toyota Supra debut in production form, but the company is already willing to admit the car will spawn a track-focused variant. The man behind the new Supra, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, told Top Gear on Friday that such a car will mainly focus on stripping weight away from the regular car. "We're already making a racing...

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2019 Subaru BRZ priced, adds limited-run Series.Gray Edition

The Subaru BRZ will keep things affordable with a starting price of $26,680 for the 2019 model year. Pricing includes an $885 destination fee. Buyers will also have a new BRZ Series.Gray Edition model to choose from, but the higher performance tS model does not return. We'll start with the Series.Gray Edition since it's the major change for the 2019 BRZ...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots

Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. Our latest spy shots show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. It follows shots of prototypes for the Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, as well as the Turbo. We know this latest...

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