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.
2023 Maserati Grecale
If you want an indicator on what type of vehicles the market is currently leaning toward, all you need to do is take a simple look at the current lineup of traditional sportscar manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati. While the sales figures of these two used to be dominated by sporty cars in the past, SUVs now make up the majority of their overall tally. This is why a compact luxury SUV from Maserati called the Grecale was pretty much bound to happen already.
2022 Datsun 240Z "The Lion’s Rock Commission" By MZR Roadsports
It’s always nice when there is a company, specializing in restoring and reimagining a certain model. In this case, it’s the team from MZR Roadsports, and their choice of car is the Datsun 240Z – a Japanese icon with a global fan base. What the U.K.-based outfit is doing can best be described as a classic car with a modern twist. It’s safe to say, MZR Roadsports is for Datsun 240Z, what Singer is for Porsche 911, and this is the company’s take on what the perfect 240Z should be.
2023 Alpina B4 Gran Coupe
When BMW launched the 4 Series Gran Coupe back in 2021, it made it very clear that an M performance version will never happen. But that’s okay, because Alpina just launched something a little bit better than the M4 Gran Coupe. Spied testing quite a few times before, the new B4 Gran Coupe will be put on sale in June of 2022.
2022 Morgan Super 3
Morgan is one of the very few carmakers that still does things old-school. That said, even Morgan has realized it has to move with the times. With this in mind, how do you make a contemporary vehicle while still adhering to tradition? Somehow, the old British automotive company has managed to pull it off, and this endeavor resulted in the 2022 Morgan Super 3.
2023 Lotus Emira
The first new car from Lotus in a long time also happens to be the last internal combustion-engined car. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, the Lotus Emira. The Emira was launched earlier this year, but the company didn’t reveal all the details about it. Since then, Lotus has given us the information in chunks, and now, we have all that we need, right from the interior and exterior details to its drivetrain and pricing specs.
2022 Alpine A4810 Project By IED
Did you ever ask yourself what a 2035 sports car will look like? If you didn’t, don’t worry, you are not the only one. The French maker Alpine wanted to know how people imagine a car like that, so it challenged the students from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) to come up with a design for it.
The result - a hydrogen-powered, two-seater supercar named "A4810", and it uses next-generation technologies.
2021 Zagato Isorivolta GTZ
Until not too long ago, coachbuilding was thought to be a lost art. Thanks to names like Zagato, it made a comeback, and now, once again, we can feast our eyes on bespoke elegant creations sculpted by the art of coachbuilding. The coachbuilder Zagato has formed bonds with many companies, one of which Iso Rivolta. In honor of this, the Italian design studio has decided to commemorate the brand by resurrecting one of its most iconic models – the 1963 A3/C. The virtual concept called Iso Rivolta Vision Gran Turismo was immortalized in the Gran Turismo video game, but how much of it has transitioned into the production car?
Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta: An 827-Horsepower Huayra BC With Significant Aero Upgrades
Pagani launched the Huayra back in 2011. After all the 100 examples were sold out, the company followed it with four more limited-production Huayra models - Roadster, BC, Roadster BC, and the Imola. To commemorate the original Huayra’s 10th anniversary, Pagani introduced a special edition a few months back called the Pacchetto Tempesta. It is based on the Huayra BC and comes with aero and performance upgrades. For those of you wondering what ‘Pacchetto Tempesta’ means, it is Italian for ‘Storm Pack’.
Skoda 1100 OHC Coupe 1959
It is largely believed that most car companies have moved away from tradition and have focused on mass production. This is even truer in these times of mass electrification, which is why it is good to see manufacturers working on preserving their past. Such is the case with the Czech manufacturer Skoda, which celebrates 120 years of Skoda Motorsport, by restoring an iconic racing model – the 1959 Skoda 1100 OHC Coupe.
2022 McLaren 765LT Spider
McLaren has followed up on the 765LT by introducing a drop-top version called the 765LT Spider. The 765LT came out as the range-topping model in the company’s Super Series family. It shared its DNA with the 720S, but made more power, came with an aero-focused body, and featured a lot of carbon fiber components. The 765LT Spider is a convertible version of this beast and is limited to 765 examples, just like the standard coupe. It will start at a shade under $400,000.
2023 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
The Porsche Taycan is the brand’s first EV model, and for 2023, its lineup is being expanded yet again. Currently, you can choose between 14 different versions of the Porsche Taycan, with regards to power output, battery size, and body type. That said, the new 2023 addition – Taycan Sport Turismo – may just be the ultimate road-oriented, high-performance EV Porsche has made, as it combines the driving dynamics of the regular Porsche Taycan with the practicality of the Taycan Cross Turismo.
2022 DS E-Tense Performance
If the E-Tense name sounds familiar to you, it is because DS brought a concept version of it at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Back then, we were excited about the idea that a production version of the E-Tense and the probability of DS entering the sports car market.
Today, that dream is one step closer to reality as DS unveiled the E-Tense Performance - a one-off prototype developed and created by DS Performance with inspiration taken from Formula E cars.