> 
sports cars

sports cars

  Sports Cars are engineered to go around corners and straight lines as fast as possible. They are usually expensive, dangerous and so much fun that everybody wants one. Owning a sports car is a gratifying experience but it will cost you money and back pain as they are usually expensive to maintain and not very comfortable. But who cares as they look like supermodels at the beach.

Posted on by Simona  

In the past, the collaboration between Honda and McLaren has brought amazing things to the automotive world, but only in Formula 1 competition. Now the newly renewed F1 partnership between the two looks like may lead to more partnerships that may bear a road-going model.

According to the British magazine AutoCar, McLaren F1 boss Martin Whitmarsh alluded to this possibility when speaking about the "multi-year" cooperation that will start with Honda supplying engine to McLaren Racing in 2015. Whitmarsh’s direct quote was: "Our road car strategy at the moment has no other automotive partner and 
Honda would be a good place 
to collaborate." In auto executive-ese, that translates out to: "Let’s see how this first leg pans out, then we will explore partnering with Honda on a road-going model."

McLaren is currently working on itsP13 sports car and Honda has nothing to do with its development.

So, where can the two vastly different companies find a common interest? Well, that question is pretty easy to answer, given you have kept your finger on the pulse of the automotive world. See, Honda wants to revive its S lineup after the S2000 fizzled away after a a decade of buzzing along at nearly 8,000 rpm to churn out enough power to justify its price tag. Add to that the likelihood that McLaren would love to deliver a lower-priced car to take on the lower-level 911 models or the Boxster S and you have a perfect chance for the two to collaborate on a lower-priced, roadster with plenty of horsepower to tackle a Porsche. Of course, we are simply speculating here...

Click past the jump to read more about Honda - McLaren cooperation between 1988 and 1992.

Source: Autocar
Posted on by Simona  

As promised, 2014 will bring two new models to the Audi RS lineup: RS 7 and a production version of the RS Q3 Concept . The first model - the RS 7 - was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and we saw the 2014 Q3 RS in Geneva.

The Audi A7 has a very short history in the automotive industry. Previewed by the Sportback Concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the production version of the A7 Sportback is already on sale, albeit not on all markets. This vehicle may be great in its own right, but of course the new RS 7 is far, far more impressive.

The new RS 7 does not only feature a much more aggressive look when compared to the standard A7, but it also delivers an extra 140 horsepower more that the S7. So, do you see why we find the standard A7 a little bit mediocre in comparison to the RS 7?

Updated 01/14/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and video.

Updated 07/30/2013: Audi USA announced today prices for the 2014 RS 7 that will arrive in U.S. showrooms this fall at a base price of $104,900. We also have a new video of the most powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S. and more than 100 new high res images.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Audi RS 7.

Porsche continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary 911 in some of the coolest ways imaginable.

It’s already checked the special-edition 911 Carrera off its list. Now, it’s taking a completely different approach by hosting a record-breaking parade of Porsche 911 sports cars at the Silverstone Grand Prix over the past weekend.

All in all, 1,208 classic and modern 911s attended the event, all squeezing into what eventually became a completely packed and cramped Silverstone race track. It’s hard enough to see hundreds of 911s in one location but to see well over 1,000 in one location was a completely surreal sight.

Porsche Club GB and Silverstone Classic took center stage in organizing the event and while it was initially pegged to attract hundreds of 911s to the event, not a lot of people expected to hit 1,000, let alone exactly 1,208 Porsche 911s that all trooped over to Silverstone to attend the record-breaking gathering.

If you’re a Porsche aficionado, this is like heaven on wheels. There are classic Carreras, 911 RSs, RSRs, 911 GTs, Speedsters, Targas, and 911 Turbos.

Needless to say, the expectations for the gathering were far exceeded, something Mark Porsche, the son of Porsche 911 designed founder Ferdinand Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche, said meant a lot to his family.

“Of course, the 911 means a great deal to me as it’s my father’s big design and it will always have a special place in my heart,” he said.

“It’s been a family member over all the generations of the 911 series and I’m very proud to be here today to represent the Porsche family at this great event. I think that to have these 1,200 cars on track is the attention that the 911 deserves for its 50th birthday. I can’t thank the Porsche Club GB enough for making this event possible.”

Click past the jump to read about the Porsche 911 Carrera 50th Anniversary Edition

Source: Porsche
Posted on by Simona  

A few days ago, Acura unveiled an image of the NSX prototype that will lap the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course just before the Honda Indy 200 on August 4th. When that image hit the Interwebz, we promised you that a video would follow, but we had no clue just how quickly Acura would release this video.

Apparently, Acura just couldn’t wait, as it revealed a sweet teaser video of the NSX in action on a wet track. Not only does this video let us see the NSX using the rain-soaked course for some sweet drifting, but we also get an earful of the sweet sound of its mid-mounted V-6 engine.

In case you forgot, the NSX will combine a mid-mounted V-6 engine with Acura’s new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system for a total output of about 400 horsepower.

From just this short video, we can tell that this new sports car is certainly worthy of its placement as the successor to one of Ayrton Senna’s favorites.


Not a lot of people are familiar with the California-based niche automaker, Lucra. For one, it was founded just 3 years ago in 2010 and until now, it still has only one model to its name: the LC470 .

All that could change soon, given the automaker’s plan to introduce a second model comes to fruition. Details are still limited, but Lucra labeled the prototype model as the "2.2". The initial renderings show it as a long, front- or mid-engine sports roadster that looks - at least in terms of its shape and contour - eerily similar to the Corvette Stingray Concept of some years ago.

Judging by these renderings, the 2.2 does hold some design appeal. It’s got the streamlined look of a bona fide roadster and makes use of tons of modern automotive materials, including carbon fiber, LED lighting and state-of-the-art wheels.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, customers will have the choice of what V-8 engine they want Lucra Lucra to drop into the engine bay. Options include a GM-sourced powertrain or a Mercedes-source powertrain, which we assume will come from the German automaker’s in-house performance division, AMG.

Putting a number on the 2.2’s performance capabilities, it won’t be surprising if the sports roadster achieves somewhere around 530 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque under its hood to go with a 0-to-60 mph time of just under 3 seconds and a top speed of around 190 mph.

No word on yet on how far along the development of the 2.2 is, but considering the nature of the prototype, it won’t be long before a lot of people start talking about this new sports car from Lucra.

Click past the jump to read about potential competitors for the Lucra 2.2

Alfa Romeo 4C

To say that Alfa Romeo has already gotten its money’s worth with the 2014 4C can be construed as an understatement. The vehicle hasn’t even hit the market yet in the U.S. but the attention it’s received from all corners of the industry has been more than what Alfa Romeo expected when it gave the green light to the 4C.

Now, Alfa Romeo’s future lineup of models may owe its existence to the 4C after the company announced that designs of all future mainstream models will take inspired from the 4C.

That’s a pretty big deal for a small, yet agile, sports car that has caught everybody’s attention since it was introduced as a concept a few years ago.

Talking to Autocar, Alfa UK brand manager Damien Dally said that the architecture of the 4C, including its lightweight body and all-aluminum 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, will be used in future mainstream Alfa models. Dally stopped short of divulging more details, but you can definitely take his words with more than just a grain of salt.

The 4C has earned the kind of cache normally reserved for more recent and more esteemed brand models. It just goes to show that Alfa Romeo has, in all likelihood, a certified winner in its hands made more impressive considering that the model has yet to hit US shores.

Click past the jump to read about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Source: Autocar UK

It’s no secret that the Porsche 997.2 911 Turbo is the kind of car people always dream of owning.

As one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the market today, this beastly Porsche can rocket out of the block like nobody’s business. This awesome performance comes from a 500-horsepower six-cylinder engine that allows the car to hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 197 mph.

But every so often, even a car as universally lauded as the 911 Turbo still gets the benefit of having an aftermarket tuner willing to do the work to give it even more juice. Such was the case when Pennsylvania-based tuner, AWE Tuning, released its 750R performance program for the mighty German sports car .

Evidently, that "750R" insignia is an sign that this 911 Turbo pushes out 750 horsepower, a staggering output even for the 911 Turbo’s status. But that’s what AWE Tuning did, thanks to a slew of company-built programs, including the AWE Tuning 750R Power Package and the AWE Tuning RSR Style Performace Exhaust. From the images that AWE released, we can tell that this kit includes updated turbochargers, new intercoolers, an updated exhaust system and new silicone tubing.

Other than its work under the hood of the 911 Turbo, AWE Tuning also added a new suspension Bilstein Damptronic coilover suspension to improve its handling. Additionally, a carbon-fiber rear wing from Vorsteiner makes an appearance to up downforce, and a set of Brembo 380 mm (14.96-inch) GT brakes on the front and rear of this German sports car.

Click past the jump to read about the standard and new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo

Following up on its initial Porsche 911 4S offering at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, aftermarket extraordinaire TechArt is back with a new version of this program.

This time, the German tuner took the task of dressing up the 4S Cabriolet with a similar kit, all built and developed to give the 911 4S Cabriolet the kind of aerodynamic upgrade that customers of the German sports car will undoubtedly appreciate.

It’s times like this when a tuner like TechArt has a program that’s absolutely to-die-for that we hope to have a 911 4S in our garage. We can’t say enough good things about the sports car, especially its combination of looks and performance that makes for a compelling version of the iconic 911 heritage.

It’s safe to say that the 911 4S packs quite a mean punch, a treat it owes to its 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 400 horsepower and chalks 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds to go with an impressive top speed of 185 mph.

But far more than just being a performance maven, the 911 4S is also 143 pounds lighter than the standard 911. The variant also comes equipped with Porsche’s AWD Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and has 22 mm (0.87-inch) wider rear wheel arches than the standard 911.

With all these features packed in a package as impressive as the 911 4S, it’s no secret that this Porsche 911 variant has all sorts of fans from all corners of the world. Having a noted tuner like TechArt give it a comprehensive and new aero program only adds to its appeal.

Click past the jump to read about what TechArt did to the Porsche 911 4S Cabriolet

Posted on by Simona  

Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most challenging motor-racing circuits you will find in the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix. It measures 4.352 miles and features 20 turns. The current record at the track is held by Sebastian Vettel who lapped it back in 2009 in 1:47.263.

This challenging circuit was the perfect place for the BAC Mono to prove what it is capable of. This test comes just a few days after the Mono managed to smash Top Gear’s test track record with a time of 1:14.3, thereby bettering the times of all but the 720-horsepower Pagani Huayra.

The two BAC Monos running at Spa were driven by Ron Simons, who was almost unbeatable in wet conditions at Spa for years and TV personality Sabine Schmitz.

Check out the video to see which of the two managed to handle Mono the best.

Posted on by Simona  

Edo Competition is a tuner specialized in updating Ferrari and Lamborghini models, but it looks like this time it made an exception as it came up with a pretty wild body kit for the BMW M3 Coupe . Should we be surprised that the kit comes shortly after BMW announced the M3 Coupe will go out of production ?

Called GTRS5, the new kit is focused on updating the look of the M3 and transforming it into a sporty, aggressive beast. The kit is entirely made in carbon fiber and includes a new front spoiler, new front splitter and front wings, new side skirts and a new rear wing. As an option customers can also get a carbon bonnet and boot lid.

If you really like the M3 GTRS5 and you want to order it, you better hurry up as only 40 units will be made.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M3 by Edo Competition.


Back to top