The AMG GT Coupe and Roadster Canceled, So What Comes Next?
A new report is suggesting that AMG has not only closed the order books for the AMG GT Coupe and GT Roadster but will also end production by the end of 2021. This move, has been somewhat expected since the AMG GT Black Series has officially launched and usually, the Black Series name is synonymous with the end of a product’s lifecycle. So, what does this mean for the future of AMG coupes, and what will happen next? We think have some answers.
The Oldsmobile F88 Is What The C1 Corvette Should Have Been From The Start
The story of the Chevrolet Corvette started back in 1953, with the introduction of the C1. Although America’s sports car is known for its potent V-8 engines, the earliest production examples started with the anemic Blue Flame – a 3.9-liter (235 cu in) inline-six that made 150 horsepower and 223 pound-feet (302 Nm). And while, eventually, they put a V-8 in it, it was Oldsmobile that beat Chevrolet to it by making their own version of the Corvette called the Oldsmobile F-88.
The 2026 Lotus Elise Will Prove Electric Drive Is Better
The Lotus Emira is billed as the brand’s very last fuel-powered vehicle, marking the end of its gas-powered lineup forever. We knew this was the case early on as right around the time it was launched, the company also told us that the Elise, Exige, and Evora were officially being sent to the guillotine. It was a bittersweet revelation that we all knew was coming but really didn’t think it was going to happen so fast. Since then, and even more so after the launch of the Emira, we’ve all wondered what would happen next. Will there be a successor to any of Lotus’ legacy models? Is the brand’s once most important model – the Elise – really gone forever? Well, now we know that, at the very least, it might not be over for the Elise quite yet.
2021 Audi R8 V-10 Performance RWD
Audi has made some changes to the R8’s lineup. For starters, the entry-level all-wheel-drive ‘Quattro’ model has been sent into oblivion, which the R8 RWD is replaced with the R8 V-10 Performance RWD. It makes roughly 30 horses more than the standard RWD model that it replaces, and the new power output is the same as the outgoing entry-level Quattro model. Can it help pump up the sales?
This Supercharged Ariel Atom Spreading Its Wings On The Autobahn Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today
The Ariel Atom needs no introduction. This little dynamite is quick, fast, and gets all the attention on the road it deserves. The good folks at ’AutoTopNL’ recently took a supercharged Atom to the Autobahn where it could flex its legs. The result? Well, it could go as high as 151 mph, which is very impressive for a car like Atom. A hair-raising experience… quite literally!
2021 The Porsche 911 Cabriolet-based Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous!
Techart’s package for the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S was one of the best ones we’ve seen for the car so far. It was a perfect mix of aesthetic and performance upgrades. Now, the tuner has come up with a kit for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The GTstreet R Cabriolet follows the same philosophy as the package for the standard turbo – make it even more aesthetically pleasing and pump up the power to make you go ‘Wow!’.
This is the Ferrari LaFerrari’s Successor On Public Roads
Ferrari has been working on the LaFerrari’s successor for quite some time now. It has been spied many times in the past, but our spy photographers have spotted it again; this time, with the production body. Called the Icona, the car was spotted in Maranello, Italy, right outside Ferrari’s facility.
This is Probably The Strangest Toyota MR2 You’ve Ever Seen
There aren’t many cars that offer a mid-engine layout at an affordable price. The Toyota MR2 is one of the last to do so, despite the last generation (1999-2007) lacking the previous one’s Ferrari-inspired design language. Motor1 recently covered a VM180 Zagato – one of only 100 made – that was auctioned off in Japan. No, we are acquainting you with another rare version – the MR2 Caserta by Modellista – of which 150 were made, and now, one is listed for sale at Eclection Specialty Auto Sales.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is the most expensive new car in the world at $28 Million Dollars
Rare Versions Of American Cars You Probably Didn’t Know About
When you think of iconic, classic American cars, Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, and Dodge Challenger are, often, some of the first to come to mind. And while each of them has had their fair share of special editions, we can’t help but wonder what classic American cars can be like, with a European twist. Whether it’s their design or an unusual engineering solution, these are the most obscure American classic cars ever to exist.
Drag Race: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso vs Bentley Continental GT Convertible
While drag races aim to showcase the straight line capabilities of comparable cars, sometimes they just happen for the fun of it. This is exactly the case with this Carwow drag race, as we see a Bentley Continental GT V-8 Convertible and a Ferrari GTC4 going at each other. The simple truth is, our UK colleagues just happened to have the two cars on sight and decided to make the best of it, despite both vehicles being very different.
Invoke the James Bond Spirit In Your Kid With This Aston Martin DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die’ Edition
To commemorate the release of the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die, The Little Car Company has created a two-thirds-scale version of the Aston Martin DB5. The DB5 is synonymous with James Bond movies. It was first seen in ‘Goldfinger’ in 1946 and will be seen for the eighth time in ‘No Time To Die’.
The two-thirds scale electric version of the Aston Martin DB5 is called the DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die Edition’ is priced at over $100,000! It even comes with all sorts of gadgets that we’ve seen in the movies over the years. Fancy, huh?
2022 Caterham Seven 170
When Caterham launched the Seven 160 back in 2013 everyone was impressed by its weight: 490 kilos (or about 1,080 pounds). Even if it only delivered 80 horsepower, its power-to-weight ratio was set at 163 bhp per ton. When you think that back in 2013 cars like Hennessey Venom GT had a power-to-weight ratio of about 1230 bhp-per-tone, the 160 may not look that impressive. But, for a tiny car, it was more than enough.
Now Caterham came with an even lighter successor for the 160. The new Seven 170 weighs only 440 kilos (970 pounds) and has a power-to-weight ratio in excess of 170 bhp-per-ton!
2021 Porsche 911 (992) Targa Widebody By Ares Design
When you hear words "Ares Design" the first cars coming to your mind should be the S1 or the Panther ProgettoUno. The company even had a project based on the old Porsche 911 964 announced earlier in 2021. Now, it is focusing its attention on the new generation 911 Targa and has transformed it into the car that it should have been from the start.
Emilia Hartford No Longer Has The Most Powerful C8 Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most desired sports cars on sale today. So much so that GM is having difficulties keeping up with demand. The C8 is the first mid-engine Corvette to make it to production and, even before the arrival of any performance versions, the new platform has already proven to be very capable. Speaking of performance, ever since YouTuber Emilia Hartford built her own twin-turbo C8 “Vette” – the most powerful one in the world – we knew the race was on. And now, someone else has built an even more powerful one.
This One of 16 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spider Has Already Attracted A Bid of $1 Million
The Ferrari 500 Mondial was inspired by a design created by Dino Ferrari to freshen up the look of the old 166. The first three of the 500 Mondials were built by Scaglietti, a young coachbuilder from Modena. Later, Pinin Farina made 15 of these, although a Ferrari historian, Marcel Massini, notes that 16 were made. Either way, one of the Pinin Farina-built models has come up for sale on Bring-a-Trailer and it has already received a bid of $1 million!
2022 Mercedes AMG SL63
The next-generation Mercedes AMG SL63 has repeatedly been spotted out testing. The car is slowly being unveiled, as it features less camouflage every time. In fact, the new AMG SL63 is showing us almost all o its design features. Compared to models like the SLS AMG and its successor, the AMG GT, it was always a bit on the softer side in terms of the overall driving characteristics. However, things are about to change with this new generation, as it is the first SL, developed by AMG. What will this mean for the SL’s current target group?