Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Aston Martin inaugurates AMR Performance Center

Aston Martin on Friday cut the ribbon on the new AMR Performance Center located next to the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The site isn't actually new as it was originally established in 2008 as the Nürburgring Test Center, though the name change reflects the more customer-oriented operations that will take place there going forward...

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Cody Walker brings a Toyota Supra to Jay Leno’s Garage

You're in for a special episode of “Jay Leno's Garage” today. Cody Walker, the youngest brother of the late Paul Walker, visits Jay Leno and the comedian's famous garage with a 1993 Toyota Supra. But this isn't any old Supra. It's a right-hand-drive example shipped from Japan, probably not overnight, and the car looks to be in good condition...

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Mercedes-AMG GT S now available as roadster

Buyers looking for a serious sports car with luxury and style have a new option in the form of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster. The open-top version of AMG's sports car made its debut in 2016 but only in GT and GT C guises. Now the Affalterbach tuner has added the mid-range GT S Roadster. Like all AMG GT models, the GT S Roadster is powered by a...

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Wolfgang Porsche shares his top 5 favorite Porsches

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is the grandson of Porsche found Ferdinand Porsche. His older brother Butzi designed the 911. Wolfgang is a competent metalworker in his own right, but he's not getting his hands dirty these days. Dr. Porsche (how cool would that look on a business card?) helps run the good ship Porsche AG. He recently sat down with the Porsche video...

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Dodge didn’t build a Viper Targa, so one company did it for them

We waved goodbye to the Dodge Viper last year as production came to an end. The Viper's production end still stings, but perhaps what hurts a smidge more is the fact we never saw a factory Viper convertible or targa top for the fifth-generation sports car. After all, every other Viper generation included one or the other. Dodge may have decided against a...

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Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, only this time it's packing a V-12 under the hood and limited to just 14 examples—seven coupes and seven Volante convertibles. The original Vantage V600 was a post-title upgrade offered to owners of the V8 Virage back in 1998. The car offered close to 600 horsepower thanks to a pair of superchargers, which at the...

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BMW won’t make an M2 convertible, but this German company did

BMW does not offer the wonderful M2 as a convertible, but that hasn't stopped a German company by the name of Lightweight from modding the standard convertible into something comparable. With some modifications and M2 parts, Lightweight will transform a standard 2-Series convertible into a drop-top track weapon. To start, the power figure actually outdoes...

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Record-setting, Shelby-fighting 215-mph Cheetah to be auctioned

The Shelby Cobra gets all the love, but it's Bill Thomas' Cheetah that deserves plenty of praise and adulation as well. One example is heading to auction, and it's a prime example of a rare racing machine. In fact, this is probably the cleanest unrestored example out there and just 11 original cars are said to exist. This one will cross the Guernsey's...

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BMW M2 Competition sharpened with M Performance parts

BMW already has a full assortment of performance upgrades for the new M2 Competition due in showrooms later this year. Munich's latest creation is near perfect straight out of the box but BMW is well aware that the car targets the enthusiast market. It's no surprise then that the automaker is offering a full range of M Performance parts from the get go...

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Honda Civic Type R price bumped $600

For the second time, Honda has given its raucous Civic Type R a price bump. Now, the hot hatch costs an extra $600. Cars Direct reported on Friday that as of May 1, a new Civic Type R will set buyers back $35,595, including destination. That includes the $600 MSRP increase and an extra $5 increase to the destination charge. When the Civic Type R was first...

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