Tag: Sports Car

Alfa Romeo 4C Might Get More Power?

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We’ve already driven the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C — and it’s a pretty fun little thing. But we surely wouldn’t have a problem if the peppy little sportster had even more power. Well, that might actually be happening.

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Will Mazda’s Global Design Chief Revive the RX-7?

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The last time we got a new Mazda RX was back in 2012 with the RX-8. Mazda’s global design chief, Ikuo Maeda, designed that car, and his father designed the much-loved RX-7. So you could see that the RX line means something to Maeda — that’s why he wants to bring it back to life.

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Local Motors’ New Sportscar is Crowd-Sourced and has the Best Name

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If crowd sourcing a car seems like a crazy idea, you’ll change your mind after seeing the Local Cars SF-01 Street Fighter. This is the world’s first crowd sourced sportscar and it beat out over 200 other designs in the Sports Car Platform Design Contest.

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Silvermine 11SR Track Car Draws Upon the Past

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If you want an elemental track car with more than a few throwbacks to the past, Silvermine’s 11SR is for you. Unfortunately, this version of the track toy isn’t meant for road use, but it’s powered by a Subaru 3.0-liter flat-six that puts out 325 horsepower. It has rear-wheel drive, a six-speed sequential gearbox, and a limited-slip differential.

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Ford Fiesta ST Grips like a Slot Car, Goes like a Muscle Car: Review

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Most of us are regular, ordinary people, which sadly means that neither a Jaguar F-Type nor Lamborghini Huracán exactly fit our price range or lifestyle (though we can dream). Thankfully, that doesn’t mean we’re doomed to a life of beige and mundane motoring. No siree, we have hot hatchbacks for that. Continue Reading »

2015 Ford Mustang GT Doesn’t Sacrifice Poise for Power: First Drive

2015 Mustang Media Drive in L.A.

Sometimes you just have to be patient. Ford kept us waiting long enough before letting us drive the new Mustang, and my first turn wasn’t even in the coveted GT. Don’t worry, I was promised I’d get the GT and some fun canyon roads to play with after a lunch in Malibu.

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Built for Corners, Not Quarter Miles: Review

2015 Mustang Media Drive in L.A.

If you’re sick of the 2015 Ford Mustang before it even goes on sale, I don’t blame you. Ford has gone to unusual lengths to promote both the redesigned 2015 Mustang and the nameplate’s 50th anniversary for damn near a year now. It all started with a multiple-location reveal of the new car on December 5, 2013 that even included a live appearance on the Today show.

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2015 Audi S3 Adds Power, But Loses Personality: First Drive

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Small cars are getting bigger. Big cars are getting smaller. Mercedes and Audi both sell cars that start close to $30K, yet are still considered “luxury.” The world has gone insane.

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Lotus To Stop Evora sales in the U.S.

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Lotus fans, prepare to say your final farewell: According to Car and Driver, the Evora is going away in the U.S. The Elise and Exige have already been out of the U.S. for three years. So this means that Lotus will have nothing to sell Stateside for a while except for track-only Exiges and Elises. For shame.

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BMW M4 CSL Imagined

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On their own, the BMW M4 and i8 are two of the most desirable sportscars on the market with their German engineering (and premium price tag). But what if the two somehow morphed to form an M4/i8/CSL mashup of epic proportions? Continue Reading »