Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Ariel Atom 4 debuts with Honda Civic Type R power

The Honda Civic Type R is a fast car. Now just imagine dropping its engine into a lightweight machine resembling a cage on wheels. Well, that's exactly what British firm Ariel has done for the fourth generation of its Atom roadster. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Atom 4 has been designed from the ground up with a new chassis, new body, new aerodynamic elements...

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Mercedes-AMG mulls baby sports car to take on Porsche 718

Mercedes-AMG could build a baby sports car to take on the Porsche 718 as well as fill the void of the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which is expected to be phased out after the current generation. Officials at AMG are yet to confirm that such a car is in the works, but Autocar, citing an anonymous source at Mercedes, reports that the car is in the planning stage...

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Next-generation Toyota Supra to debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

After spy shots and even a race car concept, the next-generation Toyota Supra will make its debut in production form at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, it's unclear if we'll see the production car in a special cloak, or if Toyota will completely pull the wraps off the production version of the highly anticipated reborn sports car. Toyota...

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2019 Toyota 86 to introduce TRD Special Edition model

For 2019, the Toyota 86 will get a new variant aimed squarely at the hardcore enthusiast crowd. The sports car's order guide shows an 86 TRD Special Edition will arrive for the new model year, CarsDirect reported last Friday. The TRD treatment will include a handful of upgrades and racier looks, per the order guide. Named the SE trim, the special 86 will...

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How the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo supercar came to be

Homologation. It's the racing rule that results in some of the world's greatest road cars. To race, many cars have to be homologated, which means they have to have a number of street-legal counterparts to prove they're part of a brand's production line. Sitting high on this list of all-time homologated greats is the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo, and this is the...

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2019 Nissan 370Z preview

Despite on-and-off rumors of its demise, the Nissan Z car remains. For 2019, the 370Z sees minimal changes, but just enough to keep things fresh until a proper replacement comes about—if it all. Coming off more significant changes for the 2018 model year, the 2019 370Z coupe Heritage Edition receives two new color themes: Deep Blue Pearl and Pearl...

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Next BMW M3 to weigh less than current M3 CS model

When the next-generation BMW M3 shows face, likely for 2020, expect it to pick up a few tricks and slim down from the current M3 CS model. We're talking about a lighter and faster M3 sport sedan. New details from an Autocar report last Friday shed new light on the upcoming M3. Foremost, a move to BMW's CLAR architecture will put the next M3 on a diet, even...

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Ferrari Classiche calls out the fakes and forgeries

With any rare or limited-production car, it's important to know its authenticity. Thankfully, and not shockingly, Ferrari has a whole department devoted to separating the fakes from the true pieces of history. Ferrari Classiche will provide its authentication services for any model build more than 20 years ago, and the service can be essential when it comes...

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Spy shots and video of possible BMW M4 CSL

BMW M engineers are testing an extreme version of the already hardcore M4 GTS at the Nürburgring and on some of the German race track's surrounding roads. It's impossible to say whether this is a new model in the works or just some routine testing of components, but there's been confirmation from M boss Frank van Meel that hardcore, track-focused...

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MG to return to the roadster game with electric MX-5 Miata rival

MG isn't known for crossovers and sedans like it sells today under its Chinese owner SAIC. The British brand is best remembered for spritely roadsters of the 20th century, and according to MG, the brand will return to its roots. Speaking to Australian publication Drive in an interview published Thursday, MG head of design Shao Jingfeng confirmed the...

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