Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Type S returning to Acura, powered by turbo V-6

Acura dropped a bombshell at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Monday morning, and it didn't even need to show a fancy concept car to do it. Laying the groundwork for a performance-focused play by Honda's luxury brand is the return of Type S—Acura's counterpart to Honda's Type R—which was last seen a...

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50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt cranks out 475 horsepower

Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the most powerful yet. In fact, it turns up the wick on the...

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Porsche has a best seller in its scale-model engine

We already know that visitors to the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen have an affinity for honey. That's just one of the many items available in the gift shop you'll find on site. It's not the sweet sticky stuff that is a best-selling item though, as Porsche fans are clamoring to get their hands on an actual engine. Not the full-size mill, mind you, but a 1:4...

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Sports Series upgrades sharpen the 2018 McLaren 570GT

McLaren has introduced upgrades to its Sports Series for 2018 that focus mainly on the 570GT and make this usually more comfortable car a bit sharper. Specifically, customers expressed interest in performance upgrades for the 570GT, which offers a more relaxing drive than the 570S Coupe or Spider. On Thursday, McLaren introduced its solution: the 570GT...

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Vanderhall Edison² electric 3-wheeler looks to beat Morgan to the punch

Vanderhall is a company best known for its take on the reverse trike. These $30,000-or-so 3-wheelers are a fun alternative to driving any sort of normal 4-wheel means of conveyance. They don't have the charm of, say a Morgan 3 Wheeler, but they're entertaining enough in their own right. Now though, it seems Vanderhall has a new trick up its sleeve. Say...

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Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel. The new M5 runs a set of specially engineered Pirelli P Zero 20-inch tires. The M5's 600 horsepower routes through the car's new...

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Hyundai hybrid sports car confirmed

Hyundai is working on a plug-in hybrid sports car with two seats, senior executives have confirmed to Australian media. The Korean automaker revealed on Monday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show that it is working on as many as 18 eco-friendly models for launch by 2025, one of which is tipped to be the sports car. “I can't tell you more about it...

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Massively modified Datsun 240Z rides into Jay Leno’s Garage

Datsun fan Dominic Le is back with a fresh new ride to share with Jay Leno. Le is the man behind the site Chasing Js, which is a corner of the Internet carved out for an appreciation of classic Japanese vehicles. Dominic has visited Jay Leno's Garage in the past, at which point he brought a polarizing Datsun Sunny truck. Now he's returned and this time he's...

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Learn how BMW re-fueled mid-drift during its Guinness World Record attempt

BMW set out to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest-distance drift in eight hours, but the task presented a unique challenge. If BMW was to set the record, how would the team refuel the car without stopping? Previous record setters equipped cars with a massive fuel tank, but BMW and Detroit Speed team came up with a different solution: refueling...

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2019 Hyundai Veloster teased ahead of Detroit debut

Hyundai's Veloster is a great deal of fun for buyers on a budget. It offers agile handling, punchy performance and decent space—all for a reasonable starting price of about $18,000. Soon, a sharp-looking successor will arrive. The new Veloster is due for a debut at this month's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and Hyundai...

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