How the Nissan GT-R Changed the Rules and Saved Nissan
The Nissan Skyline GT-R goes down in history as one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars ever made. It managed to not only put Japan on the automotive map more than once but also to save the Nissan company from going bankrupt. Nissan’s strife to create a world-dominating performance car culminated in 1989 with the R32 GT-R, but even more interesting is how the car, which got the nickname Godzilla, came to be. A documentary about the R32 GT-R’s birth from YouTube channel, THE SQUIDD, gives a brief but detailed history lesson on Godzilla’s birth.
The Picasso Automotive 660 LMS Is Ultra Rare and Ultra Expensive
A few weeks ago, we reported that the production version of Picasso Automotive’s PS-01 concept car will arrive sometime in June. Described as "the craziest carbon fiber car ever" the supercar made its world debut during the private preview event Top Marques Monaco exhibition with the name "660 LMS." The model is now available to order, buy one as only 21 units will be built. and the 660 LMS doesn’t come cheap: it has a starting price of €820,000 - or about $880,000 at the current exchange rates. Deliveries will begin in the second half of 2023.
Don’t Write Off The Ferrari-Fighting Ginetta Akula Just Yet
The British automotive industry boasts many automotive manufacturers, found in varying degrees of obscurity. Ginetta is one of those manufacturers that, unlike many others, is still around. While the car has its fair share of lightweight sports cars for the road, the company mostly dabbles in various, single-make racing series, like the Ginetta G40 Cup, Ginetta GT4 Supercup, and others. However, the Leeds-based carmaker has done the unthinkable and challenged Ferrari with their latest creation, the Akula.
SCG 004CS Is Now Street Legal, But The Cost Will Make You Not Want to Drive it
The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) 004CS was announced back in 2020 and, even if we had to wait two years for it, the supercar is now finally street legal in the U.S. The non-road-legal race car - the 004C - just raced the recent Nurburgring 24 Hours where it finished 12th overall. As for the street legal version - the 004CS - a report from Road & Track suggests that deliveries will begin next month and that, by the end of 2022, a total of 25 customers will already receive their cars. As expected, the car will not be cheap, with prices set to start from an eye-watering $627,000.
The Fastest American Cars Ever Produced
While most people might automatically assume some of the fastest cars ever made are from Europe or Japan, that simply isn’t the case because you’ve got some pretty serious speed machines conceived right here in America. This list is comprised of cars from both mainstream automakers and boutique manufacturers who produce just a handful of super-exotics per year. Spoiler: The fastest American car also happens to be the world’s fastest production car currently!
The Fastest Ferraris Ever Produced
What is the fastest Ferrari? That’s one of the most common questions asked in the car community. However, there are so many ways to deal with this question. Is it fastest in terms of top speed or perhaps acceleration? Ferraris, however, excel in various metrics. One may have the highest top speed, but it won’t have the fastest 0-62 mph time. So, with all factors considered, here are the fastest Ferraris ever produced, ranked by their top speed, along with all the important metrics you need to know.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla - Performance, Price and Photos
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla made headlines when it finally broke cover a couple of months ago. This is because, for years, the enthusiast crowd has yearned for its little brother the GR Yaris, but that car was never sold here.
However, Toyota has come full circle and has launched the GR Corolla for 2023. Designed specifically for the U.S. market, it packs more power to compensate for the extra weight, all-wheel drive, and crucially, this one is stick-shift only for that proper analog driving experience inspired by Toyota’s roots in rallying.
The 2023 Mercedes-AMG One is a 219-MPH Rocket with F1 Tech
It’s been a little over five years since Mercedes went crazy and promised to shove a Formula 1 engine into a street legal road car. That day has finally come, and sure enough, the AMG One lives up to the hype with a hybridized F1 engine for a heart and a total system output of 1,049 horsepower, all of which is 100-percent road legal. Somehow, despite the fact that the AMG One probably shouldn’t have ever happened, AMG pulled it off. Here’s what we know about it so far.
The ’Hellucination’ Is A Custom, All-Carbon Dodge Charger That Stays Faithful To The Original
American resto-mod gurus Speedkore have unleashed all of their expertise and ingenuity to create yet another classic Charger. Dubbed the ’Hellucination’ , this bespoke build derives its name courtesy of the 7.0-liter Dodge V8 Helephant engine that puts out a whopping 1000 horsepower. The car was designed and built for Stellantis Design chief, Ralph Gilles, who has finally realized his dream build.
Porsche 904 Living Legend - The Ducati-Powered Track Car That Never Happened
When a brand has a history as long and as proud as Porsche, there are bound to be plenty of iconic models. While the Porsche 911 has been the brand’s signature model for decades and the basis for many special models, including competition models, the 1964 Porsche 904 was just as capable in its own segment. In 2020, Porsche revealed a series of previously unrevealed concepts that show that the 904 almost got a spiritual successor back in 2013. It was called the Porsche 904 Living Legend (LL), and here’s what it would have been had Porsche decided to make it.
This 1966 Ford Mustang is Powered by Honda - Sacrilege Or Pure Genius?
There are certain things in the automotive world that are generally accepted and others that are a no-go. A good example would be putting a Chevy LS engine in a Mazda RX-7. The one shown on That Racing Channel, however, has a bit of a Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift vibe to it, because it features one of the most popular engine swaps in one of the most unlikely places – a 1966 Ford Mustang.
The Fisker Ronin Will Birth Its Own Unique Segment
Fisker Automotive seems to have made it a mission to give us cars that defy current trends. While it certainly is risky business, the company’s latest creation – the Fisker Ronin – is one that might actually be embraced wholeheartedly by the public. That’s because the Fisker Ronin brings back a body style that we haven’t seen in over 50 years – the four-door convertible. Moreover, it boasts impressive figures, which could make even those looking at a Tesla Model S Plaid reconsider.
The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors
With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.
The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race
While drag racing fast cars only tells you so much about their performance capabilities, it’s always fun to see who comes out on top. Currently, these four – theAcura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, and Porsche 911 Turbo S – are some of the hottest high-performance cars on the market. ’Throttle House’ arranged for them to meet for a drag race. Can the C8 Corvette punch above its weight against the turbocharged opponents?
An All-Korean Drag Race: Can The Hyundai Elantra N DCT Give The Kia Stinger GT A Run For Its Money?
Korean carmakers have been churning out exciting performance vehicles for a while and Sam CarLegion, recently staged a race between two of the hottest performance models from Hyundai and Kia. The cars in question are the updated Kia Stinger GT and the new Hyundai Elantra N. Both cars pack a surprising amount of performance and practicality, but which one should you go for?
Mercedes-Benz C112 - An Abandoned Technological Miracle
The long history of Mercedes-Benz spawned plenty of amazing projects, many of which resulted in some of the greatest road-going and racing vehicles, we have ever seen. You only need to look at cars like the 300SL, 300SLR, CLK GTR, SLR McLaren, and others. There are, however, many cars that never saw the light of day. Among the most obscure projects to come out from Mercedes-Benz’s test facilities is the 1991 Mercedes C112. It had the potential to be the most ground-breaking sports car of the 1990s, but sadly, Mercedes decided not to make it.
’MF Ghost’ Is The Latest Car-related Japanese Anime, And It Picks Up Where ’Initial D’ Left
If you are a car enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve, at least, heard of Initial D. The Japanese anime was first released in 1998 and focused around a Takumi Fujiwara – a young boy, delivering tofu in an old Toyota AE86. The story, which was divided into a few “stages”, is being continued by a new series, called MF Ghost, which seems to be picking up where Initial D left off.
Blast From The Past: The Bristol Fighter Is a Viper V-10-powered Unicorn With Gullwing Doors
When a car company starts out as an airplane manufacturer, you can expect some very unusual and downright crazy design and engineering decisions. Bristol is one of those companies, and one of the last cars to come out of its assembly plant is the Bristol Fighter. It looks like what Mercedes would have built, if the idea of a 300SL Gullwing successor was realized in the 1990s, only this one has an all-American Viper V-10 up-front. YouTuber and car nut, JayEmm managed to get his hands on one of the very few made and shared his impressions on one of the strangest British sports cars ever made.