Watch Doug DeMuro Take You On a Tour of the Weird Alfa Romeo RZ
Although the U.S. car market is one of the biggest and most significant ones out there, it doesn’t always get all the cool and bizarre stuff. Luckily, once a car is 25 years old it can be imported into the U.S., and nowadays, American car enthusiasts can enjoy just about any car. Doug DeMuro has shown us a few such cars and this Alfa Romeo RZ is no exception. To say the car has a distinctive styling is an understatement and, naturally, Doug has more than a few things to say about it.
The World’s Fastest Chevy C8 Corvette Strikes Again and Breaks Its Own Record
Do you remember the world’s quickest Chevy C8 Corvette that was booted from the LS Fest last month for being too fast? Well, that car is now in its natural habitat and doing what it does best. This C8 Corvette had set a record earlier this year for being the quickest to quarter-mile, taking just 9.41 seconds. The owner of the car, Emelia Hartford, and her team were working on it to make it even quicker, and within three months, they’ve broken their own record. It is by the smallest of the margins, but hey, a record is still a record.
Toyota Is Expanding its GR Sub-Brand in the Best Way
Gazoo Racing, Toyota performance sub-brand responsible for cars like the Toyota GR Supra, GR Yaris, and the new GR 86 will be laying its hands on more cars in the future. And, by cars, I mean actual cars – not SUVs or crossovers in a move that will position Toyota outside of the norm of performance-oriented SUVs that have become just as common as normal SUVs.
Walter Rohrl Makes the Porsche 904 Dance Around The Race Track
They say a car is only as good as the driver. This is especially true for older cars, which do not have electronic aids. The Porsche 904 is one of those uncompromising sports cars of old days that require a skill far beyond that of the average driver to reveal its true potential. Luckily, such people exist. Rormer racing driver Walter Rohrl is one of them and he recently got reunited with an old Porsche 924 Carrera GTS that he used to race in. Porsche’s official YouTube channel has uploaded a video showing us what happens when a classic sports car meets a very talented driver.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
Aston Martin Is Ready To Say Goodbye To The Manual Transmission
It feels like the manual transmission is currently under fire and, despite all the evidence that says its days are numbered, it somehow manages to stick around – at least for now, anyway. But, as time goes on, more and more automakers will begin to start phasing it out on mainstream models and sportscars alike. The latest example of this is Aston Martin, which apparently plans to retire its manual gearbox altogether, even if that means breaking promises.
It’s Easier Than You Think To Make Your BMW 3 Series (E46) Faster to 60 MPH
Building a budget-friendly project car for racing purposes is a goal for many car and motorsport enthusiasts. Luckily, even if you’re not officially versed in the art of wrenching, it is possible to achieve this. This is, in no small part, thanks to channels like ChrisFix. Despite his age, Chris has already proven quite a capable mechanic and his videos are highly informative. This time, it’s all about weight reduction on his BMW 330ix project race car and we’ll see just how much you can remove and how it affects performance.
BMW is Quite Literally Rewriting the M2’s DNA
The next-gen BMW M2 (G87 generation) has been in the news a lot this year, from rumors that there could be an M2 EV to the news that there will be a sizable generation gap, the latter of which will result in a 2023 market launch. Now a new report has surfaced and, if nothing else, it certainly justifies the planned generational cap between the current M2 and 2023 M2. In short, the next-gen M2 will be largely improved over its predecessor, which was somewhat expected, but the way it will be improved; that’s quite the story, and this is what you need to know.
Do You Think A BMW E46 M3 Can Beat The Toyota GR Yaris On A Drag Strip?
The BMW E46 M3 is fast, but can it beat the hot GR Yaris in straight-line races? The folks are Carwow brought these two together on a race track for an off-beat series of races. The GR Yaris comes from Toyota’s performance arm, whereas the E46 M3 belongs to a class that is arguably the best generation – or at least right on top there – that BMW has ever produced. Who do you have your bets on?
Despite Its Age, the Nissan 370Z Is Still An Amazing Sports Car
With the official unveiling of the 2022 Nissan Z, many people have been dying to find out if it will be anything close to what we were being promised. On paper, things are looking great – a twin-turbo, 400-horsepower V-6, manual gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, and a relatively affordable sticker price. That said, Nissan is still being represented by the Nissan 370Z in the compact sports car segment. YouTube channel Ratiti’s Rides is asking a very relevant question – is the Nissan 370Z worth choosing over a brand new Toyota GR86?
8 Cars You Might Not Realize We’re Based On the Dodge Viper
It’s common practice for small boutique manufacturers to base their products on other carmaker’s platforms. Most times, it’s only the engines that are borrowed, but there are more than a few cases where chassis and even whole vehicles are being used as a basis for a new car. In the high-performance segment, the Corvette is the most popular choice on which other cars are based. However, the Viper platform is equally, if not more, capable and there are more than a few cars based on it.
2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF
The A91 Toyota Supra has been the center of controversy ever since early 2020, when Toyota announced that the 2021 model would benefit from more power and better engineering. It got even worse when it was announced that Europeans wouldn’t get the updated 2021 model, while Toyota announced its [justification for improving the Supra its second year->art188439 on the market, despite the shaft it gave first-year buyers. Beyond this, however, the Supra has proven itself to be worthy of the Supra name, and the latest addition to the 2022 lineup gives it the carbon-fiber look that it deserves. This is the 2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF (Carbon Fiber) Edition, but don’t get too excited yet because it’s a North American affair, and its production is limited.
Watch a Twin-Turbo Corvette Take on Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana 2020 Subaru WRX STI
From the Hoonigan YouTube channel, we get another epic drag race. This one does a great job at showcasing the difference between a heavily modified car with a bunch of nice parts on it and a full-on Gymkhana build. But before we move on to the cars, you have to give credit for the Megas XLR-styled intro, which brings back memories. Anyway, the cars in question are a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 and a 2020 Subaru WRX STI, both heavily modified, obviously.
A Very Rare Toyota MR2 TRD 2000GT Is Up For Auction
There are a few 1990s cars referred to as "The poor man’s Ferrari". The Toyota MR2 (SW20) certainly deserves it, as despite not costing nearly as much as a Ferrari, it bears striking resemblance to the Ferrari 348. With that being said, Toyota did offer a version of the MR2 that was capable of humiliating both the 348 and the F355 that came after it. TRD – Toyota’s racing division – did with the MR2 exactly the same thing they did with the Supra. They built 35 highly modified, wide-body MR2 cars, dubbed the TRD 2000GT. And now, one of them is about to be auctioned off.
Mercedes-AMG Teases Its Future By Looking to Its Past In Style
There’s no denying that electrification is inevitable, and Mercedes as a company has already embraced that concept. Recent evidence includes the new Mercedes C-Class that will only be sold as a four-cylinder, mild-hybrid, including the range-topping AMG C63E, of all things. More recently, AMG has confirmed that it’s working on a high-performance EV while Mercedes as a company has said that it will let the ICE live on until it dies a natural death. Now, Mercedes has released a short video to remind us that it’s been in the EV game for a lot longer, with the star of the video being none other than the Mercedes SLS Electric Drive.
The New BMW M2 Will Be Rear-Wheel-Drive Only
Despite the recent announcements about BMW killing half its internal combustion engines, they are still making exciting fossil-fueled performance cars. The next BMW M2 is expected to be the latest addition on that front and it seems there is a lot to like about it. The car is said to make a debut around the end of 2022, as a 2023 model. But there is more good news surrounding the upcoming M2.
If You Love Carbon Fiber, You’ll Love the Toyota GR Supra A91-CF Edition
The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
The Porsche 911 is a car that doesn’t really need an introduction. Since, the 1960s, it has had many generations, all of which with their respectable fan bases. That said, every family has a Black sheep and in the case of the Porsche 911, the 996-generation is that Black sheep. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know what I’m talking about, but what you may not know is just how different earlier and later 996 cars really are. Luckily, “That Nine Eleven Guy” has a YouTube video showing you just that.
The 2022 Toyota GR86 Is Lightyears Ahead of its Predecessor
The global version of the 2022 Toyota GR86 arrived back in April of 2021, and since then, we’ve seen what it could look like as a convertible, as a shooting brake, and we’ve even seen how others would have redesigned it. However, up until now, we hadn’t seen or heard anything about the model that would land here in the States, but all that has changed now, as Toyota has finally revealed most of what we need to know. We already had a good idea of what to expect, but now we know for sure that it was worth the wait. Here’s what you need to know about the U.S.-spec 2022 Toyota GR86.
Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 Is a Ferrari In a Sexy New Suit
You don’t hear a lot about Touring Superleggera, but that’s probably the only real downside to being an Italian coachbuilder. The company got started back in 1928 building custom bodies on Alfa Romeos, and over the years it’s given the world some pretty cool custom cars, the latest of which is this very-limited Arese RH95 – a car that will be produced in just 18 examples as a celebration of Touring Superlegera’s 95th anniversary.
Affordable Alternatives to the 2022 Nissan Z
The Nissan Z has been highly anticipated for almost a year now and we pretty much know all we need to know about it. We know when it’s coming and we know how much it costs. With a $35,000 starting price ($45,000 for the top-spec), it certainly is worth considering, if you are looking for an old-school sports car. That said, not everyone is willing or able to pay the Nissan Z sticker price. Regardless of the reason, here are some alternatives that should provide similar amounts of fun for less than a new Nissan Z.
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.