Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Hyundai Veloster N could get dual-clutch transmission in 2019

The first model from the Hyundai N performance division to be sold in the United States will be the Veloster N, which was revealed to the world in January at the 2018 Detroit auto show. It's due in showrooms later this year as a 2019 model. When it arrives, the Veloster N will only be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, there's a good...

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SCG004 coming with Nissan GT-R engine tuned to 700 horsepower

America's Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is working on a new sports car with a central driving position and a standard gated shifter (a paddle-shifted 'box will be available). It's called the SCG004, and like the SCG003 supercar from SCG it will be offered in road and race trim, as well as a hybrid version that can legally be driven on the road but...

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Original Mercedes 300 SL supplier brings back car’s famed checkered upholstery

When it comes to restoring a classic car, many owners will jump through hoops to track down original parts and components. Sometimes, intricate details like interior finishings just don't exist anymore. Mercedes-Benz is doing 300SL owners a major solid by working with the car's original supplier to begin producing the checkered upholstery that featured in...

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Christopher Runge brings his automotive works of art to Jay Leno’s Garage

"We've got a $10,000 sound system right here," says Christoper Runge as he points towards the section of his car that houses the engine. Who is Christopher Runge? He's the founder of Runge Cars, which jumped into the spotlight when its "Frankfurt Flyer" was revealed in 2012. That car's official title is FF001, and Runge has since hammered out six more cars...

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Ferrari could start building more 250 GTOs

The 250 GTO is the Ferrari of Ferraris. A true homologation special, less than 40 were built during the early 1960s and today, if one were offered for sale, the price you can expect to pay reaches into the tens of millions of dollars. A 250 GTO received the highest bid ever for a car at auction in 2014, with the bid coming in at $38 million. That isn't the...

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Porsche says 911 plug-in hybrid could make 700 horsepower

Porsche has tiptoed around a 911 plug-in hybrid for years, but the next-generation car will eventually add the option. The plug-in hybrid won't be just for efficiency and emissions, though, and the brand said it could help the car make 700 horsepower. The ballpark power figure comes from Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, who told Autocar on Tuesday that the 911...

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David Brown Auto reveals 601-horsepower Speedback Silverstone Edition

Nascent coachbuilder David Brown Automotive burst onto the scene in 2014 with the deliciously retro Speedback GT. The car featured a body inspired by the lines of the Aston Martin DB5 but rode on the much more modern bones of a Jaguar XK. The company went in a very different direction in 2017 when it announced a restoration service for the original Alec...

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed, priced from $188,550

The 911 GT2 RS may be the top of the 911 pecking order but Porsche hasn't forgotten about the equally drool-worthy 911 GT3 RS. The German firm has developed a few tweaks for its naturally aspirated track star, and now the updated car has been revealed at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is due in showrooms in the fall, as a 2019 model...

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Ferrari hybrid coming in 2019, possibly in SUV form

Waves of change are set to crash over Ferrari in the next couple of years. The Italian marque's chairman and CEO, Sergio Marchionne, confirmed Ferrari's first V-8 hybrid will arrive next year, and the timing suggests it could debut in the brand's first SUV. Both the hybrid and SUV stray away from Ferrari's typical sports car and supercar purist products...

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