Indulge Yourself in These Weird Facts About The Bristol Fighter
The British automotive industry has spawned some great and not-so-great vehicles, some of which are more known than others. The Bristol Fighter was certainly one of the more obscure propositions, which is a shame as it comes from a storied British company that started as an airplane manufacturer. The Bristol Fighter has many interesting quirks and features as well as interesting facts surrounding it, and we are going to share them with you.
2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos
Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.
The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?
1975 - 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) - The Widowmaker That Started The Turbocharging Craze
The Porsche 911 is one of the most recognized sports cars out there. The model has a long and proud history that spans more than half a century. One of the 911’s biggest highlights, however, is the 930 Turbo, which is one of the most famous 911 models ever made, and for more than a few reasons. Here’s all you need to know about the iconic, rear-engine sports car of the 1970s and 1980s.
Alpine A610 - Thirty Years of Rear-engined French Goodness
The Alpine A610 was as odd as they came. It was the quirky French performance automaker’s last hurrah before the brand was resurrected after 22 years of absence with the outgoing A110. This arguably iconic piece of French motoring from Renault’s relatively unknown performance brand recently celebrated its 30th birthday and reminded us how quirky French automobiles are much loved and celebrated by the automotive community.
Ferrari’s 4RM - The Forgotten AWD Revolution
The use and application of 4WD in consumer vehicles is nothing new. The first application of this technology was seen in 1893 when an English engineer, Bramah Joseph Diplock, patented a four-wheel-drive system for a steam-powered tractor. In 1903, Spyker became the first automaker to bring it to mainstream automobiles.
The true evolution of 4WD came about with WWII when all major manufacturers started developing lightweight vehicles with four driven wheels for the military. Soon enough, Germans found that the traction gains from a 4WD system could prove highly beneficial on the dirt roads of the Group-B rally stages as well. As a result, Audi became the first to fit its purpose-built performance car with an all-wheel-drive system in 1980, and the rest is history.
The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022
Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.
2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin
The truth is that, at its core, the Nissan Z is underpinned by a platform that’s been used for decades. And, with the Infiniti engine under the hood with the very same output found in the Red Sport models, it’s easy to assume that Nissan simply cobbled a bunch of stuff together from existing parts bins into a new body and called it a day. That actually couldn’t be further from the truth, though, and you’ll be surprised to know just what happened below the skin to make the Nissan Z so new that it will drive better than any Z car that came before it.
Intermeccanica Indra: The Italian Corvette Everyone Forgot About
Since the inception of the automobile, many carmakers have come and gone. Among them is the Turin-based carmaker, Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica, or simply Intermeccanica. The Italian company came up with a few successful models before it was defunct, and the last of them was the Corvette-based Intermeccanica Indra. Here’s what you need to know about it.
7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
The Nissan GT-R boasts one of the biggest and most fanatic cult followings of any car, easily rivaling that of the Porsche 911. And just like Porsche 911 enthusiasts, the GT-R fan bae can be divided into people who enjoy the newer R35 GT-R that has nothing to do with the Skyline name and those who covet the older GT-Rs, based on the Nissan Skyline. When we talk about the latter, the ultimate embodiment of the Nissan Skyline is considered the GT-R R34, which was the final evolution of the R32 GT-R that earned the Godzilla nickname. Here are seven facts you may not know about the ultimate Skyline.
The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin’s Attainable Super Coupe
The Vantage moniker was nothing more than a suffix reserved for the fastest version of a given model’s lineup. The first use of the Vantage name was seen with the DB2 from the 1950s. Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Under David Brown’s ownership saw the release of only 250 units of the DB2 Vantage, all featuring a 2.6-liter Lagonda straight-6 engine, which makes them one of the rarest series production Aston Martins from the period.
After the DB2, the Vantage nameplate was retired until it resurfaced eleven years later with the Series IV DB4 Vantage in 1961. The DB4 Vantage received the same treatment with a distinct design but the key ingredient was the engine upgrades which included three SU HD8 carburetors, along with revised cylinder heads with bigger valves and a higher compression ratio. The technical modifications gave it a 10 percent increase over a stock DB4. From a design perspective, this generation and its successor the DB5 are considered to be the finest of Aston’s designs.
Why The New Morgan Super 3 Is The Epitome Of Old-School Motoring
The 2022 Morgan Super 3 is the British carmaker’s latest model. It’s a successor to the even more old-school, Morgan 3-wheeler, which in turn harkens back to the 1932 Morgan F Series 3-wheeler. While the Morgan 3-wheeler is rightfully described (by Morgan) as a rebellion against sanitized, modern motoring, the Super 3 scores a degree of modernism, lacking in its forbearers. That said, there are still plenty of aspects about the Super 3 that make it the epitome of old-school motoring, and here’s what they are.
The Ultimate Guide To The Porsche 997 And All Its Versions
A certain percentage of car enthusiasts lust after the Porsche 911. The rear-engine sports car from the 1960s is currently in its eighth generation, the 992, but for many, it was the Porsche 997 that’s considered the last truly old-school 911. With many looking to acquire one of these modern German classics, it’s only fair to get familiar with the sixth-generation 911, produced between 2005 and 2013, to find out which 997 is the one for you.
The Greatest 1960s Factory Race Cars From GM
Back in the 1960s, when motorsport was the best way to advertise a company’s performance models, American car manufacturers went crazy with drag and NASCAR-focused versions of their muscle cars that were street-legal. GM was among the more innovative American carmakers to introduce such packages, optimizing the performance of existing models, in order to give them a racing edge. Here are the greatest 1960s Factory Race cars, from GM.
20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up
Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look.
The Best Porsche Paint-To-Sample Colors
Porsche remains a brand that heavily advocates tradition. While the 911 is one of the most obvious examples of that, Porsche’s paint-to-sample program takes it a step further, allowing you to create your own custom color and send it to Porsche for approval. You can also choose from a list of approved custom colors, many of which harken back to Porsche’s past. With this in mind. Here are the best Porsche paint-to-sample colors.
Most Beautiful Cars In The World
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, design and style is an extremely subjective affair. Now coming up with a list of the most beautiful cars in the world was a real challenge.
There are practically hundreds if not thousands of fantastic-looking automobiles to have come out over the past century, but the 25 examples that I’ve listed in this post sure are some of the very best ones out there. They mainly include cars conceived by the big five Italian styling houses from the early ’50s through the 80s.
10 Cars You Should Buy Before It’s Too Late
Vehicles tend to be expensive, especially when they are significant, rare, or high-performance, which is why most of us spend an inconceivable, for a normal person, amount of time, scouting for great offers on our dream cars. With that said, the market is currently in turmoil, and vehicle prices continue going up. The following 10 cars (plus one) are currently appreciating in value, but are still relatively attainable, so if you are thinking of buying one, now may be as good a time as any.
This BMW M2 Has Been Modded To Perfection
The BMW M2 is considered, by many, to be the sweet spot in terms of accessible performance. A bold statement, indeed, considering the M2 is an entry-level M-car, but while its bigger, more expensive relatives (the M4, M5, M8, etc.) are vast and tech-heavy, the M2 remains relatively compact and simple, by comparison. It’s also a lot cheaper, and, as seen from a test drive carried out by AutoTopNL, this 2017 BMW M2 LCI shows just how capable it is with only “must-have upgrades”.
10 Old-School Performance Cars, You Can Buy In 2022
The car industry hides many truths that are tough to swallow and one of them is that carmakers don’t care much about car enthusiasts. As such, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a new car that offers a pure driving experience, associated with cars from 10 and even 20 years ago. The normally aspirated engine, manual gearbox, and simplicity are elements we see less and less in modern vehicles. Luckily, there are still a few options for those of us, craving an uncompromising driving experience.
Cheapest McLaren Money Can Buy (2022)
McLaren has a rich motoring heritage, but the company started making road cars in the early 90s. The Gordon Murray-designed F1 was the first production McLaren supercar that came out in 1992. The company’s second innings began in 2010 and that’s when all the onslaught began. In 2015, McLaren decided to increase its clientele by introducing ‘affordable’ cars and opening up a brand to the masses. The automaker debuted the ‘Sports Series’ of cars with the 570S coupe in 2015, which happened to be the cheapest new McLaren at that time. It, of course, garnered a lot of attention and has been one of the top sellers for the automaker. This prompted the company to introduce some more ‘cheap’ models aimed at bringing more sales.
We’ve decided to list down the five cheapest McLarens that money can buy today, and here’s all you need to know about them:
The Most Expensive Ferrari in the World (2022)
Ferrari ownership is an entry into an exclusive club, but not all Ferraris are treated the same. Some of those Ferraris enjoy a status that exceeds the realm of exclusivity. Here’s a list of the priciest and most exclusive cars wearing the iconic prancing horse.
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!