Tag Archives: Sports Cars

Ferrari introduces new weight-saving measures with Portofino

Ferrari's Portofino may be closely related to its California T predecessor, but the car is significantly different in that it introduces new construction methods that Ferrari plans to implement on future models. The new construction methods have enabled the engineers to reduce weight and complexity of the chassis and body while increasing torsional...

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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be...

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Polestar cuts the crap with new electric performance coupe teaser

Polestar is being blunt with the latest teaser for its upcoming electrified performance coupe. In the new video, the former Volvo in-house tuning division explains its ethos and says, "we [will] reveal a car that we would want to drive ourselves. Because when you build something for yourself, only the best is good enough." The video doesn't show any new...

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Nissan built a GT-R operated by a video game controller

The latest installment in the iconic "Gran Turismo" video game series, "Gran Turismo Sport," goes on sale next week, but Nissan threw a celebration of its own ahead of the launch. The video game itself may have coined the "Real Driving Simulator" tagline years ago, but Nissan took it to a new level with a GT-R you can operate with a video game controller...

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Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario Spitzner, is working on a new sports car and on Tuesday signed a deal to source V-8 engines from BMW M—most likely the BMW tuner's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. "Our co-operation...

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This 1972 Chevy Corvette has less than a thousand miles

How do you measure a person's restraint? If that person is Jim Kevan, it's easy to measure because it's right there for you to see in its dust-covered, un-driven glory. You see Kevan is the owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This one is wearing lovely Bryar Blue paint, and it boasts a massive 454 cubic inch V-8 engine under its hood. Also, it's...

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Mystery mid-engine Honda turns out to be a Vision Gran Turismo concept

The identity of the mysterious mid-engine Honda sports car that's been surfacing in patent drawings over the past two years has finally been determined. Sadly, the car isn't a concept previewing a potential S2000 successor, as many had hoped. Rather, it's Honda's entry for the Vision Gran Turismo program which challenges automotive...

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iPhone, Galaxy…911? Porsche joins the car-subscription race

In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand access and white-glove delivery to its entire lineup of vehicles for a monthly fee. Just like your smartphone, it will be easier than ever to jump from model-to-model in Porsche's vehicle...

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Jay Leno takes a look at a Porsche 356-Boxster mashup

Not just beloved among Porsche fans, the 356 remains an automotive icon to anyone who enjoys the automobile in any small way. It's a time capsule on wheels that captures the imagine of those who look upon it as it rolls past. You picture yourself, an open roof, and a curving coastal road winding along together under perpetual sunshine. Anyone would love...

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Toyota reveals GR HV Sports and TJ Cruiser van concepts ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV styling and van functionality into one "lifestyle" vehicle...

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