Kellison J6 Panther - The True Story Behind This Forgotten American Muscle Car
The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most iconic American sports cars. And while there’s hardly any Corvette worth missing out on, the American icon also proved to be a great basis for other high-performance machines. One of the greatest examples of that is the Kellison J6 Panther, which was the creation of former aircraft engineer, Jim Kellison, who in 1958, founded Kellison Auto Engineering company and aimed to build an even faster version of the Chevrolet Corvette.
Alpine Looks to Hydrogen-Combustion As a Savior for Sports Cars
Almost every automaker has abandoned its efforts when it comes to hydrogen propulsion. Toyota is one of the only few automakers who remain committed to the tech, but it seems another automaker is willing to explore hydrogen powertrains as well. As a way of "safeguarding" the future of the internal combustion engine (ICE), French sportscar manufacturer, Alpine, says that they are "actively" exploring hydrogen power for its future sports cars.
Leaked Memo Says GR Corolla Will Arrive At Dealers Sooner Than We Thought
As a result of an internal memo from Toyota getting leaked onto the GR Corolla Forum, we now know that the GR Corolla will be hitting showrooms in America in October of this year. This lines up with Toyota’s statement from back in March that the base Core level GR Corolla would go on sale in late 2022. However, it is unclear if this means all trims of the GR Corolla will be on sale or just the base Core trim as the leaked memo does not specify either way.
BMW M’s First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL
By 2030, BMW will go full electric, as many of its competitors will. But, unlike the non-performance-oriented lineup, the M division finds it challenging to make battery-operated full-fat M cars, as the weight factor will snatch away the joy of driving them around racetracks. Of course, enthusiasts like you and me love the M3 and M5->art188713] because of the true character they hold. But let’s face it- electrification is the way to look forward, and CEO Frank Van Meel has confirmed it.
Full Interior Swap: Is this a Chevy C8 Camaro or an F-Body C8 Corvette?
Everyone loves a good engine swap. They are an endless source of amusement online and can breathe new life into a car. Even the most straightforward examples where you simply take an old engine out and put a new identical one in its place can make the car drive like it’s fresh out of the factory. Then there are the craziest ones, like dropping a Hellcat engine into a Prius or a Corvette powerplant into a Tesla. Plus, with the rise of the incredibly sophisticated SEMA-style builds, we occasionally see complete overhauls of cars from the ground up. This 3rd-gen Camaro may not win awards at SEMA since it is just an amalgamation of factory GM parts, but it certainly attracts attention. In terms of the engine swap, all we know is that out is the old 5.0-liter V-8 that originally lived under the hood, and in its place is an LS V-8 of some kind. Great, but in the grand scheme of things, not all that wild. The interior, on the other hand, is something of a different nature.
10 Greatest Audi Sports Cars Ranked
Audi, the maker of luxurious and sensible AWD sedans and SUVs, has made quite the mark on the global automotive landscape with its cars that are well-engineered, but considered boring. But, it’s not all Audis that suffer from this curse. In the course of its rich history, especially under the Volkswagen Group, Audi has given us some of the sportiest vehicles that have gained a cult status and admiration from petrol heads across the globe. Here’s a look at the 10 greatest Audi sports cars of all time:
Rendering: This Could be the Electric Lexus Sports Car of the Future
In December 2021, Toyota announced its plan for electrification in the future, which will include its luxury wing, Lexus. Its thorough EV strategy is a substantial step-up for Lexus, and by 2035, the luxury brand is going all-electric. In the press conference, Lexus introduced an electric supercar named Electrified Sport, which would be a modern and electrified iteration of the legendary LFA. But what if we show you a bunch of renderings of what might be Lexus’ take on a four-door electric coupe? Giorgi Tedoradze’s E-Sharper will give you a sense of what high-end two-door future coupes might look like.
This E92 BMW M3 Put on an Epic Drift and Smoke Show at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most spectacular automotive events, and in 2022, the 29th edition took place. The event started on Thursday, June 23, and ended on Sunday, June 26. As always, some of the most epic machines of all shapes, sizes, classes, powertrains, etc. were showcased at the event in West Sussex. By far, one of the greatest shows was put up by James Deane’s BMW M3 E92, which disappeared entirely into a cloud of smoke at one point.
This Ultra-Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a True Japanese Classic
Before the whole era of the Supra, which dominated the two-door coupe world for decades, Toyota’s first take on the sports car category started with the 2000GT. Only 351 examples were built in partnership with Yamaha, and thanks to BaT, we have one up for auction. This is a unique, super-rare car with a few refurbishments and a clean Arizona title.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Updated 6-21-2022: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied one last time prior to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the spy shots below!
Rendering: An Alpina-Branded Toyota Supra - It’s a Love or Hate Affair
Alpina pretty much needs no introduction. For nearly six decades it has been making BMW cars better. Now BMW is working on finalizing a deal that will bring Alpina in house, which means in the future things will look a little bit different.
In 2019 Toyota launched the fifth generation Supra, and while many might be impressed by the quality of the sports car, it is in fact just a rebadged BMW Z4. Well, nearly anyway. So, with the Supra actually being a BMW, what if Alpina was to offer its own interpretation of the compact sports car? It’s okay, go ahead and get mad. I’ll wait.
10 Hatchbacks To Keep Your Eye On in 2022
Hot hatchbacks have come a long way since their inception in the seventies. The current hot hatches have an accepted formula: taking a standard model, increasing the engine output, and beefing up the suspension to go around corners a bit too quickly. The current high-performance versions offer between 250 and 400 horsepower, with better agility than they did decades ago. The emissions and running costs are infinitely much better. For 2022, automakers have upped the ante with a few offerings that will maintain the ongoing theme. So, with that said, here’s a list of 10 hatchbacks to look out for in 2022.
Rendering: This Is What the 2023 Honda Civic Type R Will Actually Look Like
After many teasers, spy shots, and racetrack runs, the all-new Civic Type R will launch by the end of June or in the first week of July. Yet, surprisingly, Honda has been keeping quiet about its best hot hatch of all time. But given the massive fanbase of the Civic Type R, it has been the subject of many renderings, like this rendering from UNESS DESIGN of the 2023 Type R model. At best, this is what the new Civic Type R will look like when launched in the summer of 2022.
This 964 Porsche 911 Turbo by Singer Kicks off a New Era of Porsche Tuning
Singer announced its first turbocharged creation back in February 2022. It was a tribute to the original 911 Turbo – the 930. The main highlight was the turbocharged, traditional air-cooled engine. It was the first turbocharged model ever made by Singer, and it had an impressive output of 450 horsepower. After the 930, Porsche launched the 964. Initial plans were for the Turbo 964 to be offered with a turbo engine, but there was not enough time to build one, so the original 964 had the same 3.3-liter engine from the 930. Two years later, the 964 actually received a 3.3-liter turbo engine. As was to be expected, after the 930, Singer focused its attention on the 964. The new Turbo Study project takes the first one a step forward and it is both sportier and more powerful. As usual, the project is developed with input from the customer, as Singer wants the car to be catered to the customer’s own personal taste.
Pogea Racing Gives the Alfa Romeo 4C A Second Chance At Life
I must admit when Alfa Romeo unveiled the 4C back in 2013 I was really impressed by how beautiful the car looked. At a first look, it had everything a compact sports car needed: the looks, the carbon fiber chassis, the efficient engine, and the dynamics. On paper, it all looked great. But, after that I got in contact with the car: there was no manual, the car sat very low ,and it was very difficult to get in and out of. And, that’s not to mention the fact that it failed to meet NHTSA safety requirements. Suddenly, the 4C wasn’t as impressive.
Pogea Racing wanted to give the 4C another chance and announced a new “Michelin 4C” package. The model is presented as a racer, but it is pretty much a 4C with a very cool aerodynamic package and some updates under the hood.
The Best Toyota Sports Cars Ever Made
Toyota is associated chiefly with boring hatchbacks like the Yaris and Corolla, or hybrids like the Prius. But, besides the mundane commuter car business that brings in the money, you will find a rich history of motorsports and performance-oriented sports cars. So, let’s take a look at the list of 10 of the finest Toyota Sports cars made to this day.
The Jaguar F-Type Will Be the Last ICE-Powered Jaguar Sports Car, But What Comes Next?
Jaguar aims to move even further upmarket with a big push toward being a brand that’s rooted “firmly in luxury.” A brief look at Jaguar’s history, however, paints a picture of a brand with sports car heritage at its core. This new shift upmarket and the fact that the F-Type is set to bow out in the near future, calls the brand’s future heritage into question. Is there still room for sports cars in Jaguar’s future plans, and how can the brand carry on its long-running heritage? It won’t be with the internal combustion engine, that’s for sure.
Rendering: Is a V-8 Powered Abarth 595 Really Possible?
A subsidiary of Stellantis, Abarth, is well known for the 595 thanks to its cheap-to-own-and-maintain character and nippy performance. But keeping the racing heritage of the Italian carmaker in mind, a few renderings of the 595 have surfaced with a racing livery and a BMW V-8 powering the two-seater hatchback.
The Cheapest Ferraris Money Can Buy Today (2022)
The cheapest new Ferrari on sale today starts at over $210,000, which is a lot of money. But, what if you want the full-fat experience of owning a prancing horse without having to break the bank? Fear not because we have compiled a list of proper Ferraris that will make you look like a million bucks for the price of a new Accord!
10 Reasons Why The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Is The Hottest Hatch Today
Toyota’s GR division recently unveiled its latest project, the all-new Toyota GR Corolla which plans to capitalize on the success of Gazoo Racing and is the perfect sequel to the limited-run GR Yaris. With deliveries expected to commence before the end of 2022 for the entry-level "Core" variant, the new GR Corolla range has to be the most eagerly awaited Hot Hatchback of the year, so before we get to see these running around the street, here are ten reasons why the Toyota GR Corolla is the hottest new hatchback that should be on your shopping list.
2022 Porsche 911 GTS - Performance, Price and Photos
If you’re a Porsche enthusiast, your heart should skip a beat when you hear these three magical letters: GTS. It stands for Gran Turismo Sport, which is a motorsport homologation title. This designation was given to the first Porsche in 1963, the 904 Carrera. Porsche pulled the plug for a few years until Zuffenhausen revived the GTS name once again with the 924 Carrera GTS in 1981.
More recently, the GTS came back to the 911 (991 generation) in 2011. Fast forward to today and Porsche is currently narrowing the gap between the Carrera S and the Turbo in Porsche’s 911 (992 generation) with the new GTS. Let’s take a closer look at what many are calling the most usable hardcore 911 for the road.
10 Things to Know Before Buying the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06
The new Z06 is here, and it comes with a whole lot of goodies for the $30,000 premium chevy is charging over the base Corvette Stingray. The highlight is the all-new LS6 V8, accompanied by a slew of mechanical and aerodynamic upgrades that make this a serious threat to cars like the 911 GT3, so here are 10 interesting and stand-out features about the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06.
This Aston Martin DB7 Won’t Invoke Your Inner James Bond, But It’s Cool Anyway
Aston Martin’s DB7 Vantage was introduced in 1999, at the Geneva Motor Show, to bring a more aggressive and powerful DB7 to the market. The British luxury automaker was a part of Ford, which was the owner of Jaguar as well. So cross-pollination between the DB7 and the XK8 was seen, but unlike the Vantage, the Jag had a V-8 under the hood. In addition, the Vantage introduced a more robust 5.9-liter V-12, a sportier exterior aesthetics, and the suspension was firmed up to enhance the driving dynamics. And when all of these are taken into account after two decades, the price of this magnificent British coupe has come down and is the same as a brand-new Chevy Spark. So an example of the DB7 Vantage is being auctioned as we are writing, and it might be an amazing deal.