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2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Maranello’s most powerful V-8 car goes topless

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider joined the 488 lineup at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a replacement for the 458 Speciale Aperta. The Ferrari 488 Pista replaced the iconic 458 Speciale, and it’s the first of its kind to hide a turbocharged engine under the hood.

Just when we thought that Ferrari settled for the Aperta name for its convertible sports car, Maranello returned to using the old Spider badge. But this is arguably a small issue here, as the Pista Aperta is just as exciting as its coupe sibling, but with extra headroom when the top is removed. The 50th drop-top model built by Ferrari since 1947, the Pista Spider made its global debut in the United States, where convertible sports cars are more popular than everywhere else in the world. Let’s have a closer look at the latest member of the 488 family in the review below..

Continue reading to learn more about the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider.

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This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This is a very rare chance to get a highly-collectable Subaru Impreza 22B STI

Auction sites like bringatrailer.com are the perfect places to look at if you are looking for unusual or rare vehicles. That is exactly the case with this 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI, which has 40,000 km (24,855 miles) on the clock. Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are becoming increasingly sought-after, especially those that were never sold in the US and have to be 25 years old. The Skyline R34 GTR and Supra A80 Turbo are already six-figure cars. The 22B STI is right up there with them, and for good reason.

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Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail

Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail

Reliability doesn’t come easy and Porsche’s motorsport experience shaped that concept in the 911 GT3

Today’s sports cars and race cars are a lot more reliable than those of the previous decade. In part, this is due to advances in technology and assembly techniques, but carmakers are also more poised on torturing their cars before they finally release them on the market. Case in point: Porsche and the grueling reliability tests that the new 911 GT3 had to endure.

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After seeing This Rendering, Toyota Definitely Needs to Build a GR 86 Shooting Brake

After seeing This Rendering, Toyota Definitely Needs to Build a GR 86 Shooting Brake

This rendering might eventually inspire Toyota to give us a GR86 Shooting brake

We recently covered a rendering, which gave us an idea of how a Toyota GR86 Convertible could look like. Now, the Hungarian virtual design studio – X-Tomi Design – is giving us another great idea. They’ve taken the Toyota GR86 and decided to make a shooting break out of it. We have to admit, the results are quite good. The Shooting brake concept is a very old one. It dates back to the 1800s and the first shooting brake cars were manufactured in Britain.

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7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is

7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is

We like what we see but never thought the MC20 needed this sort of spicing

There’s always room for better. This is the philosophy of every tuner out there and New York’s 7 Designs confirms the creed with a brand new tuning kit for Maserati’s MC20 sports car.

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This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

One has more power, the other is lighter, so which one takes the cake?

Out of the two German sports cars, the 718 Cayman GT4 is perhaps the more track-focused animal. However, the BMW M4 in Competition trim showed that it is no pushover.

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This 2022 Toyota GR86 Convertible Is Strangely Attractive

This 2022 Toyota GR86 Convertible Is Strangely Attractive

This Hungarian rendering of a Toyota GR86 Convertible has got us wondering whether Toyota would go for an open-top version of their compact sports car

The Toyota GR86 is certainly one of the more pleasant surprises in the automotive world. In times when cars are becoming bigger, heavier, and much more complex, car enthusiasts begged for a car that’s simple, sporty, and relatively attainable. That being said, the Toyota GR86 may be available as both a Toyota and a Subaru product, but it only comes in coupe form. Although we definitely don’t mind that, some of us have wondered how a convertible version would look like.

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See the C8 Chevy Corvette in An All-New Light in Vice City Vette

See the C8 Chevy Corvette in An All-New Light in Vice City Vette

This GTA Vice City-inspired video shows you what the ultimate Miami cruising experience might be like

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most talked-about cars in recent times. The hype still continues, despite the car being on sale for some time now. The Corvette has always been a stylish car, and although it’s mostly praised for its performance capabilities, it can also double as a cruiser, especially with the Targa roof. With this in mind, the C8 Corvette is definitely a car to have if you find yourself in the City of Miami, and the YouTube channel SchwaaFilms, which specializes in epic automotive content, has come up with an interesting way to demonstrate this.

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Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

The LFA comes with a V-10 naturally-aspirated engine and redlines at a super-impressive 9,400 rpm

The Lexus LFA arrived back in 2010 with specs that made it one of the strongest cars in the segment. The company built only 500 examples of the same and that would’ve made it a collector’s item in the future. You would expect it to sell like hotcakes, but surprisingly, 11 years later there are still a few copies that remain unsold.

This shouldn’t be a testament to the fact that the LFA is a hot sports car and deserves to be remembered as one of the best cars to have come from the Japanese automaker, and this video by Supercar Driver shows us exactly that.

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Here's How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

Here’s How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

The M brothers come with a lot of fancy features, yet traction control is often overlooked

From the M Drift Analyzer to the two brake settings and the second M mode further split into Road, Sport, and Track, the new BMW M3 and M4 are brimming with geeky tech meant to boost one thing and one thing only: the driver’s pleasure. At the same time, the traction control system developed by BMW M is a brand new concept that comes to improve on the old one used in the previous M3 and M4.

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Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You've Ever Seen

Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You’ve Ever Seen

The north-of-$400,000 sticker should not surprise anyone given the amount of gear this GT3 RS packs

For reasons unknown to us, Jerry Seinfeld is parting ways with one of his cars. That car is a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a window sticker of $449,890, out of which more than $250,000 are optional features.

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This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

A YouTube graphic designer gives BMW a great idea for a "hommage" model

By this moment in time, we’ve seen the retro-futuristic design in many incarnations. We’ve seen the American trio – Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, the Alpine A110, and now the soon-to-arrive Nissan 400Z. They all harken back to their originals from the 1960s and 1970s. That said, a design from the 1980s is a bit trickier to reinterpret. TheSketchMonkey has decided to take the challenge and gives us his take on what the current BMW 8 Series would look like. His YouTube channel has been around for a while and this is just one of the graphic designer’s many projects.

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New STI Performance Parts Make the Subaru BRZ Look Menacing

New STI Performance Parts Make the Subaru BRZ Look Menacing

The new Subaru BRZ looks rather bland. These bits and bobs will change that

You are probably aware that Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ were unveiled simultaneously in Japan-spec guise not too long ago. Both sports cars are good for 232 horsepower in Japan and come with a rather toned down design language, yet Subaru is upping the ante with a set of accessories and STI performance parts aimed at those who want a spicier-looking BRZ.

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This Guy Built His Own BMW James Bond Car

This Guy Built His Own BMW James Bond Car

It is not quite the Z8, but it does spit flames…

What do you do when you are feeling a bit James Bond-y but can’t get your hands on a BMW Z8? Well, you find yourself a BMW Z3 and work with what you have. Or you give this guy a call an ask to borrow his.

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Great Alternatives to the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Great Alternatives to the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Can the Volkswagen Golf GTI still manage in the increasingly crowded hot hatch market?

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is considered the forefather of the hot hatch segment. The first Golf GTI was introduced in June 1976 and has been going strong ever since. Nowadays, the Golf GTI is in its eighth generation and is still one of the best all-around performers in the segment. It’s also sold both in Europe and North America, which is not something that can be said for all the cars on the list. With that being said, the modern hot hatch scene is as dynamic as ever and many new contenders for the best hot hatch title. Here are some of the best alternatives that aim to de-throne the GTI.

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2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

Now under the Gazoo Racing name, the new Toyota 86 is a full second quicker to 62 mph than the outgoing model

Toyota sparked quite a buzz when it announced a joint reveal with Subaru a few days back. The online stream was supposed to happen on the Toyota Gazoo page, so we knew it would be a performance car. Fast forward to the present day and the secret is finally out.

The car under the wraps was the second-gen of the 86 sports car, which is essentially a 2022 Subaru BRZ with the Toyota badge. The GR 86 comes with a bigger four-pot engine, a rear-wheel-drive configuration, and a quicker 0-62 mph time compared to its predecessor. Does anything else really matter?

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