Tag: Sports Car

This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB is Pin-Up Perfect

1979 Ferrari 308 GTB photo

Poll any group of Ferrari fans on which Prancing Horse is the most beautiful and you’re likely to get quite a few answers. Ferrari designs tend to hit rather than miss. But listen closer to those responses and you’ll undoubtedly hear a common number and letter combination: 3-0-8 G-T-B. Continue Reading »

Golf Ace Bubba Watson Used to Drive this Bonkers Mercedes

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Golf is rarely a fist-fighting, head-bashing sporting event. But that doesn’t mean its players are as reserved off the green as they are on. Case in point, this is two-time Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson’s custom 2008 Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series. Continue Reading »

McLaren 650S to Get the GTR Treatment in Geneva

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Word is out that McLaren plans to release a GTR version of the 650S, and that we’ll all be able to get a look at it next month ahead of a Geneva debut. Details aren’t confirmed, but while it will likely lose the 650S badge, plenty of performance capability is a sure thing.

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2016 Acura NSX Was Well Worth the Wait

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10 years of waiting, plus another three years of teasing and finally — FINALLY — Acura drops the curtain on the all-new NSX in Detroit. Good news is it was totally worth the wait.

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British Tuner BBR is Already Having a Go at the New Miata

2016 Mazda Miata photo

With the 2016 fourth-generation Miata revealed back in September, we all knew it was only a matter of time before the aftermarket companies started to work their magic. British tuner Brodie Brittain Racing (BBR), has been one of the first to get after it. In a short time, BBR has made a name for itself tweaking Miatas of the previous generation, and they’ve now had a look at a pre-production version. Work has begun on a 2.0-liter SkyActiv motor that the Miata will share with the Mazda3.
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch is the Car For Obnoxious Millennials

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If one automaker has been doing all they can to appeal to the the hip young kids out there, it’s Volkswagen. They built a Beetle named after an iPhone, created some not-so-hilarious new ads, and now they’ve built a Golf R aimed directly at car-hating millennials. Full disclosure: I’m a millennial.

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Toyota Gets Down and Dirty With New GT86 Rally Car

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Lightweight, rear-drive, and 200 horsepower. That’s the signature of the Toyobaru twins, which have been tearing up the streets since 2012. But how does that formula prove on the dirt? Not surprisingly, TMG (Toyota Motorsports Group) wanted to find out.

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BMW E46 M3 vs. E39 M5: Which Would You Buy?

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Sibling rivalry. BMW M model owners know it well, because dating back to the mid 1980s, go-fast Bimmer buyers had a tough performance choice on their hands – the M5 or the M3. And over the many subsequent generations, that decision hasn’t become any easier. Continue Reading »

Alfa Romeo 4C Ad is So Cheesy You Have to Love It

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You ever watch those fancy perfume commercials and think, “What the heck am I looking at?” They’re mostly in black and white, and involve two ridiculously hot people doing nonsensical things. That pretty much sums up this Alfa Romeo 4C commercial.

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For Much Less, Are Shelby Kit Cars All that Bad?

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A few days ago, Shelby American announced a limited 50 car production run of its 50th Anniversary Cobra 427. Dressed in either blue or polished aluminum, the vintage sports cars are quite the sight to behold, though consequently ruinously expensive – starting at $120,000, and that’s without an engine and transmission.  Continue Reading »