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.
’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.
Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior
The BMW M4 CSL is all set to debut on May 20 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As is with any new release, the company tries to hype it as much as possible. BMW did the same by releasing a new video talking about the M4 CSL for over four minutes. But, it’s not just the company hyping the much-anticipated car for you. Our spy photographers are doing the same, and dare I say, they’re doing a pretty good job.
The M4 CSL has been spotted in the past when we saw the camouflaged example’s exterior and a vague shot of the interior. Now, however, the photographers have managed to catch the interior in all its glory, and it reveals a lot of interesting details about the “Coupe Sport Leichtbau”.
This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All
The Brits have been aiming at the Germans for a long time and the Jaguar F Type R looks like it may be the biggest rival to the German trio. To see if that’s really the case, Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Jaguar F Type R to go up against a BMW M4 Competition. Both vehicles couldn’t be more different if they wanted to so, by all accounts, we have an interesting battle on our hands.
Is Subaru Trying To Intentionally Kill The Manual BRZ?
The Toyota GR86 and by extension its twin, the Subaru BRZ, have been highly anticipated for 2022. While driver involvement is the main purpose of the compact Japanese sports car, safety is another key aspect of any modern car, and now, we know how the GR86/BRZ performs on the J-NCAP crash tests. Unfortunately, the results are less than satisfactory, but not for the reasons you may think.
Jaguar F-Type v Lexus LC500: Two Beasts Lock Horns In An Intense Battle For Supremacy
Sam for ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag race and uploaded the video on his YouTube channel. This time, he had the Jaguar F-Type and the Lexus LC500 on the drag strip with him. Both the cars feature a 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood, but that is pretty much where all the similarities end. One car’s got a supercharger attached to the engine, while the other is a free-flowing naturally aspirated mill. One is an all-wheel-drive model, and the other, a RWD. One makes more torque and the other churns out more horses. Which car do you have your bets on?
Recreating The Fast & Furious Toyota Supra And Making It Even Better Than The Movie Original
By now, there isn’t a single car enthusiast that hasn’t, at least, heard of the Fast and Furious franchise. While the series has transitioned from street racing to a super-spy gig, it all started in 2001. The original Fast & Furious movie features, arguably, the most accurate tuner cars of all the series, and few are as iconic as the orange Toyota Supra, driven by Paul Walker, at the end of the movie. The people at Just Driven have decided to recreate the iconic ride and they have F&F advisor, Craig Lieberman on-site, to give input.
This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
By now, you are probably tired of seeing 1,000-horsepower, Supras with a big single turbo and a fully built 2JZ engine. If so, this video by AutoTopNL will be surprisingly refreshing as it showcases an EU-spec Toyota Supra Mk IV. Instead of being fully modified, the car has been restored to factory specifications. As you will see, this Japanese classic looks and goes like it just came off the assembly line.
Modern-Day American Icons Hit The Drag Strip: Mustang GT Races C7 Corvette Stingray
Wheels is back with yet another drag battle. We’ve previously featured several drag battles from Wheels, but Ford vs Chevy face-offs remain popular with you lot. So, here is the latest duel that saw a C7 Corvette Stingray taking on a Mustang GT. Let’s look at the contenders now, shall we?
Hoonigan Puts Two Fast & Furious Homage Cars On The Dyno To See What Power They Make
Hoonigan shows some love for the original Fast & Furious movie by hosting a "Dyno war" at throtl’s dyno where two cars, inspired by the 2001 Fast & Furious movie, put down some epic numbers, worthy of the franchise. Hoonigan brings their Ford F-150 "Frightening", which is a parts bin special with a 2JZ swap while throtl brings out a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, modified to look like Brian O’Conner’s original car. This one, however, is the real deal, so it should be interesting to see what power it makes. Hopefully, no "danger to manifold" signs pop up.
All The Differences Between Nissan Z Sport and Performance Trims
By now, you’re probably tired of hearing about the Nissan Z. We know it’s out and we know (or at least hope) it’s going to be the bargain performance car everyone was waiting on. With that said, there are two trims (not counting the limited-edition Proto) - Sport and Performance. John Raiti, from Raiti’s Rides, helps us discuss the differences between the two Nissan Z trims - there are more of them than you think, so feel free to check them out below.
Jaguar F Type R Vs Audi RS5 Vs Infiniti Q60RS: The Drag Race You Never Knew You Wanted
Drag racing cars that aren’t direct competitors may seem pointless, but it’s still fun to see how these three performance vehicles stack up against one another. Sam CarLegion has arranged for a Jaguar F Type R, Audi RS5, and an Infiniti Q60RS to meet on the drag strip and exchange blows. The Infiniti is more of a guest, but it will be interesting to see how it performs, nonetheless.
Pure Stock Drag Race: 1973 Pontiac Firebird SD 455 Vs 1961 Pontiac Catalina SD 421
Pure Stock drag racing pits some of the most iconic classic muscle cars against one another, in a classic, quarter-mile drag race. Once again, Cars And Zebras provides us with an awesome drag battle, this time between a 1961 Pontiac Catalina and a 1973 Pontiac Firebird. Both cars represent the pinnacle of their model year as they lay down numbers rivaling modern muscle cars.
Tug-of-War: Does The AMG G63 Come Out On Top, Or Does It Succumb To The BMW X7 And iX?
The ‘Carwow’ team, spearheaded by Mat Watson, staged a tug-of-war between three SUVs that belong to different segments. One is a new EV, the other, its sibling, a luxurious family SUV, and the final one, an iconic off-roader. We are talking about the BMW iX, the BMW X7, and the Mercedes-AMG G63. Since this is a tug-of-war, you’d expect the G63 to be the winner, since it comes with a lot of tech and equipment that has to do with traction and stability. But, is that really the case?
Watch The Heavier, Less Powerful BMW X5 Make A Mockery Of The Range Rover Velar!
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving two big, all-wheel-drive SUVs. On one corner, we had the Range Rover Velar, and on the other, we had the BMW X5. On paper, the X5 was the underdog heading into the race because it is low on power and is the heavier of the two. But, it managed to make short work of the Velar. Amusing, right?
The Raw V-12 Soundtrack Of This 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO Will Send Goosebumps Down Your Spine
Goodwood is one of the very few places where highly-exclusive, classic vehicles can be seen, driven on their limits. When it comes to special cars, few can match the presence of a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. The Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the rarest and most expensive, high-performance vehicles, which is why seeing one being raced is a rare occurance.
This Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Sets a Guinness Record For The Highest Number Of Donuts
It’s safe to say that the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is the first all-electric, high-riding station wagon. It’s also pretty quick with the power output ranging from 476 to 761 horsepower, depending on the version. This means that, if the driver so chooses, it can kick its rear end out without much effort, which is why it managed to set a Guinness World record for the highest number of donuts executed on ice.
The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense
Nissan is in an interesting place. It gave us the first new Z in 14 years and its newly introduced Ariya is the brand’s first EV crossover. While both models have been delayed due to supply chain problems, there is another interesting development. It concerns the Nissan GT-R and the possibility of a four-door version, which may also be an EV. If what we hear is true, this could mean that the R36 generation will come in, at least, two flavors. Is Nissan planning to compete with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Plaid?
This Custom Porsche 996 Slant Nose Is Getting a Porsche 935-inspired Paint Job
Not long ago, we covered a unique build, executed by Crucible Coachworks. The build consists of several parts, all of which, are uploaded on the builder’s YouTube channel. Currently, the Porsche 996 seems to be the most popular 911 platform, for unique projects. This one is, definitely, at the top of our list, as it features the very distinctive slant nose design, first introduced in the 1980s, and borrowed from the Porsche 935 racecar. In its final stages, the custom 996 is getting a paint job, also inspired by the radical race car from the mid-1970s.