10 Awesome Facts About the Ferrari 296 GTB’s Twin-Turbo V-6 Engine
The Ferrari 296 GTB is currently the latest and hottest car to come out of Maranello. The design of the car is an epic blend of Ferrari’s past and present, reinterpreting some elements from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. Although Ferrari’s latest mid-engine car looks stunning, the 296 GTB engine is also worthy of praise for its engineering solutions. It may have two cylinders less than what we’re used to, but Ferrari promises that it more than makes up for it with clever engineering. Here are 10 interesting facts about the Ferrari 296 GTB’s V-6 engine.
What You Really Need To Know About the 1997-2004 Porsche 996 911
The Porsche 911 has had a long and illustrious history that dates all the way back to 1963. Basically becoming the posterchild for performance and what a true sports car should be, it has quite the cult following. One could even argue that it’s one of the most loved sports cars in the world. But, despite all of this love, there’s one generation that stands out as inferior, and that my friends is the 996 generation that was built between 1997 and 2004. Well, technically it stayed in production to some extent until 2006, but we’ll talk more about that later. So, was the 996 911 really such a bad car, and should you risk buying one today? It’s not as bad as you might think, although, there are some things you need to know about it.
Maserati Bora - A Great Car With Horrible Timing
Maserati is one of the oldest and most coveted Italian car brands ever. Although they’ve had their ups and downs, the motorsport success of Maserati cars has helped spawn some great road cars, too. Among them was the Bora, which actually has its 50th anniversary this year. The Maserati Bora may not be as celebrated as other models of the brand, but it’s one of the most significant Maserati cars to have been produced. For its 50th birthday, we are giving you some interesting facts about the Bora.
BMW 2002 - A Car With Interesting History
2011 Aston Martin Virage - Why Has Everyone Forgotten About It?
Aston Martin is one of the oldest and most emblematic manufacturers to ever exist. Over the years, they’ve had glorious racing history, as well as iconic models. That said, for one reason or another, some models are more memorable than others. When we talk about the Aston Martin Virage, most people remember the 1989-2000 model, also known as the Vantage V-8. In 2011, the name Virage was brought back, by utilizing the brand’s distinctive modern design. This is everything you need to know about the second-generation Aston Martin Virage.
Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History
Porsche is known for continuously bringing race-bred technology into its road cars. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer that has been perfecting the rear-engine formula for over five decades now is also famous for its homologation specials, road-worthy counterparts built by Porsche to race thoroughbred competition machinery in production-based classes of sports car racing. 20 years ago, Porsche introduced the latest model that would spawn a myriad of racing versions: the Porsche 911 GT3, a track-oriented 911 that could be used as a daily driver (if you dared). It came at the same time as the not-for-the-purist 996 generation but, in spite of this, can you now imagine a world without the 911 GT3 in it?
Where were you in 1999 when Porsche unveiled the 996.1-generation Porsche 911 GT3? Well, you probably weren’t at the Geneva Auto Show where Porsche took the wraps of what was, in essence, the road-legal version of the newest Porsche 911 Cup car that would compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and later in the Porsche Supercup sharing the bill with the Formula 1 World Championship. The first 911 GT3 looked a bit tame but, as years rolled by, it evolved, growing bigger, more aggressive, and more insane and overshadowed with ease the 911 GT2, a model we originally thought it’d replace before Porsche decided to continue making GT2 models, somewhat as even more extreme versions of the 911. This is the story of the GT3, a model more famous than all of the track-focused 911s that have come before it, even the Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973.
9 One-Off Supercars You Probably Forgot Existed
Owning a supercar guarantees you a certain level of pride and status. Not everyone is lucky enough to afford these six-figure performance machines so when you have one, you have to feel good about yourself.
The rise of bespoke divisions among performance car brands has resulted in a number of one-off supercars being made. Some of these unicorns have turned into the subject of dreams for a lot of people. Some, though, have been forgotten, or, at the very least, set aside in favor of the shiny new releases.
Everything we know about the 1994 Lister Storm V-12
If you are familiar with the GT racing series, you’ve probably come across the name Lister. The British manufacturer was founded in 1954 by Brian Lister and has been known mostly for making faster versions of Jaguars – something the company still does to this day. In 1993, they introduced their own car – the Storm V-12. There are many interesting facts surrounding the Lister Storm and you want to know about them. Here’s everything you need to know about the Storm V-12.
Everything You Need to Know About The Mercedes-AMG GT
Every premium carmaker that has a history and a present in racing likes to translate some of the motorsport knowledge it possesses into a road car. Mercedes-Benz and subsequently Mercedes-AMG have done just that with the GT. Everything about the GT has been designed and developed with performance in mind, from the base model to the blistering fast Black Series. Here’s what you need to know about the AMG GT.
5 Cars That Could Hit 300 MPH and 5 That Don’t Quite Make It
If the NBA has Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points and the Major League Baseball has Joe Dimaggio’s 56-game hit streak, the auto industry has the 300-mph top speed. These records and marks were once thought of as impossible to break, but recent advancements in technology and preparation have put them within reach, provided that a perfect storm of events happen.
Some automakers have made it their personal missions to be the first ones to emphatically say, and without any speck of controversy, that their car is the first car to legitimately hit a top speed of 300 mph. Depending on who you ask, that record has already been broken, but there are still debates on which model was the first to actually do it. Well, there are five models that are in contention for the record-setting claim, and there are five more that didn’t quite hit that mark during their time in the sun.
Everything You Need to Know About The McLaren Senna
Named after beloved Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna is an Ultimate Series model sharing apex predator status with the likes of Elva, P1, and Speedtail in the British supercar maker’s lineup.
At the same time, the Senna is part of a new breed of supercars that feature F1-derived technology, so it’s basically a competitor for the likes of Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. As a result, it’s brimming with features that make it both unique and a beast on the road or on the track. Stick around for an in-depth run-through of the Senna’s quirks and specs.
How Much Does a Lamborghini Cost?
Lamborghini models are expensive. Let’s get that out of the way. Most people already know that, and just as many are resigned to the reality that not everyone can afford a Lamborghini.
A Huracan EVO RWD, for example, is the cheapest Lamborghini model that’s currently in the market. The price for the rear-wheel-drive supercar starts at $208,000, but that’s just for the base model.
Options come aplenty for a model like this, and the final price could balloon depending on how many options, packages, and/or accessories are thrown into the deal. To give you an idea of how much each Lamborghini costs, we’ve compiled a list detailing each model that’s currently in the market and a couple of special edition Lambos that were released in the past few years.
Is the Gordon Murray T.50 the True Successor to the McLaren F1?
The Gordon Murray T.50 supercar just broke cover and many already view it as a spiritual successor to the iconic McLaren F1. And this isn’t surprising, because not onlywas the T.50 was designed by the same man that penned the F1, but they also share many similarities, from the front end design and the naturally aspirated V-12 to the lightweight carbon construction and the central driving seat. But how similar are they? And is the T.50 actually a modern version of the McLaren F1? Let’s find out in the comparison below.
10 Modern Muscle Cars That You Shouldn’t Overlook
Muscle cars first gained popularity in the 1960s, and the ensuing years ushered a golden era of sorts for the car segment. Just about every automaker in the U.S. produced muscle cars, and while some have stood the test of time, others have gone by the wayside. Those who have survived have continued to thrive, particularly in recent years when the muscle car segment experienced a renaissance of sorts. Today, the pony car business is as alive as it’s ever been. We’re seeing automakers break new ground on some of the most powerful cars in the industry and, while the rest of the auto world has gravitated towards SUVs, hybrid cars, and electric cars, there’s still plenty of space for muscle cars to roam free and remind us that these high-powered machines are more than just chips off the old block. Take a look at these ten modern muscle cars that you shouldn’t overlook at a time when electrification is what’s on everyone’s mind.
10 Fastest Cars To 60 MPH Ranked Fastest to Slowest
Just like top speed, 0 to 60 mph acceleration is one of the key aspects of a performance car. As a result, automakers have been competing to improve and even set records for these figures for decades now. While most supercars were’t capable of hitting 60 mph in less than three seconds 20 years ago, newer examples will do it effortlessly.
And new technology also enabled some sedans and SUVs to hit that magical benchmark in less that three clicks. Compiling a list of the 10 quickest cars to 60 mph is a bit tricky since many of these cars come with claimed manufacturer times that have yet to be tested, but no matter how we twist it, the world’s 10 fastest cars reach the benchmark in 2.6 seconds or less. Here’s our own ranking from quickest to slowest.
Comparing the Smallest Crossovers: 2020 Hyundai Venue vs. 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks
Ever since Subaru lifted the Legacy’s suspension, slapped on some body cladding, and called it the Outback, it’s been harder and harder to draw a firm line between ’regular’ cars and SUVs. And we recently drove three vehicles that are right in that blurry area. Their manufacturers call them crossovers, and they’re tall and plastic-clad. But they’re tiny and come only with front-wheel-drive.
Whatever you call them, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, the freshly-redesigned 2020 Kia Soul, and the 2020 Nissan Kicks are a lot of vehicle for the money. They all start below $20,000, all get at least 30 mpg, and all have higher seating positions and more cargo room than a sedan. They slot under their brands’ crossovers that already wear the pint-sized label of subcompact — the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Rogue Sport — to provide an even lower price and even more city-friendly parking abilities.
Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K
With the prices of cars increasing, a $20,000 used sports car has become harder to obtain these days. Not too long ago, you could afford a decent runner for $20,000 and still have enough change to buy a few cosmetic kits. But that’s no longer the case today, or at least, not for the most part. Look hard enough, though, and you can still score some good deals on used sports cars for $20,000 or less. These cars aren’t world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but they should still have enough juice to get the adrenaline flowing. They’re out there in the world. All you need to do is look for them.
10 of the Fastest Cars Available for Under $15,000
There are a lot of benefits in buying a pre-owned car. Instead of being stuck on a particular segment due to budget constraints, you can actually choose a car from the higher tiers when you look at the used market. You don’t have to worry about the depreciation hit in the car as well. And, when it comes to fast, cool cars, you don’t have to wait for the run-in period to complete and you can redline it from day one. In fact, if you spend some time researching, you can find some real treasures as well. To help you out, we’ve listed ten of the fastest cars that you can get for less than $15,000.
10 Best V-8 Sports Cars
Thee are a lot of V-8-powered sports cars in the market today. Some will wow you with their sharp and dramatic looks. Others will combine performance and luxury in one package. Then there are those that are just incredible in every facet that a V-8-powered sports car should be.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best sports cars that run a V-8 engine, and while you might be initially surprised by our choices, know that they represent some of the best V-8 sports cars you’ll ever get to drive.