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.
1992 Aston Martin Virage and Virage Volante 6.3-litre Conversion
With modern cars becoming more and more artificial, we can see how there is a market for resto-modded, updated, or reimagined classics and young-timers. It seems Aston Martin Works was ahead of the game since in 1992, a 6.3-liter conversion was offered for the first-generation Aston Martin Virage and Virage Volante (convertible), made between 1989 and 2000.
2022 Mercedes-AMG GT R By BS Teile Center
Who said only tuners can work on updating sports cars? Take BS Teile Center, for example. Its origins are rooted in selling used Mercedes-Benz parts, but this didn’t stop it from creating the perfect AMG GT R. And, it did this just by using original parts from model variants with superior features and drive systems.
2022 Datsun 240Z "The Lion’s Rock Commission" By MZR Roadsports
It’s always nice when there is a company, specializing in restoring and reimagining a certain model. In this case, it’s the team from MZR Roadsports, and their choice of car is the Datsun 240Z – a Japanese icon with a global fan base. What the U.K.-based outfit is doing can best be described as a classic car with a modern twist. It’s safe to say, MZR Roadsports is for Datsun 240Z, what Singer is for Porsche 911, and this is the company’s take on what the perfect 240Z should be.
2022 Porsche 911 Super Carrera Electric By Modern Classics
With EVs gradually taking over the car market, electric crate motors are also becoming a preferred route when restoring a classic car with modern parts. Sofia-based outfit Modern Classics has done exactly that with a Porsche 911 (964) SC. While Tesla e-crate motors are usually the ones tuners go for, Modern Classics has chosen the powertrain and battery pack from a BMW i3.
2022 Manhart MH1 350
2022 Morgan Super 3
Morgan is one of the very few carmakers that still does things old-school. That said, even Morgan has realized it has to move with the times. With this in mind, how do you make a contemporary vehicle while still adhering to tradition? Somehow, the old British automotive company has managed to pull it off, and this endeavor resulted in the 2022 Morgan Super 3.
2022 BMW M240i By Dähler Competition
The current generation BMW 2 Series doesn’t offer a higher-performance model just yet. The next M2 is currently under some intensive testing, but its official debut is still months away.
Right now the most powerful 2 Series is the 374-horsepower M240i - which, let’s be honest, is not a lot for a sporty coupe. But Dähler Competition has got you covered.
2023 Lotus Emira
The first new car from Lotus in a long time also happens to be the last internal combustion-engined car. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, the Lotus Emira. The Emira was launched earlier this year, but the company didn’t reveal all the details about it. Since then, Lotus has given us the information in chunks, and now, we have all that we need, right from the interior and exterior details to its drivetrain and pricing specs.
2023 Acura Integra
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 By TechArt
With a very aggressive look and 502 horsepower under the hood, the new generation Porsche 911 GT3 needs no updates. Or, does it?
TechArt seems to believe there is always room for improvement, so it came up with a new carbon fiber kit specially designed for the 911 GT3, both standard and Touring versions. There’s also a new set of wheels. These changes will make the GT3 even sportier and they give us hope that in the near future, TechArt will also come up with some updates under the hood.
Until then, the carbon fiber kit will be available to order starting the summer of 2022.
2022 Audi RS3 Sportback by ABT Sportsline
Announced in 2021, the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback brought considerably improved performance, on both road and track.
But, no matter how many improvements the new RS3 is offering, under the hood, things remained pretty much unchanged: output went from 367 horsepower to 394 horsepower. But, for people that want even more than that, ABT Sportsline has the answer.
2022 Lotus Emira First Edition Four-Cylinder
Lotus announced the Emira in 2021 as a replacement for all the Exige, Elise, and Evora, but also as the company’s final gas-powered car. Like every automaker used us by now, with the launch of every new model there is also a First Edition announced.
That was the case with the Emira too: at launch it got a Emira V-6 First Edition priced at over $100,000. Despite its huge price, the V-6 First Edition Emira enjoyed overwhelming success, with a 175% increase in requests just last week.
So, Lotus decided to add another Emira First Edition, this time powered by a four-cylinder engine.
2021 Zagato Isorivolta GTZ
Until not too long ago, coachbuilding was thought to be a lost art. Thanks to names like Zagato, it made a comeback, and now, once again, we can feast our eyes on bespoke elegant creations sculpted by the art of coachbuilding. The coachbuilder Zagato has formed bonds with many companies, one of which Iso Rivolta. In honor of this, the Italian design studio has decided to commemorate the brand by resurrecting one of its most iconic models – the 1963 A3/C. The virtual concept called Iso Rivolta Vision Gran Turismo was immortalized in the Gran Turismo video game, but how much of it has transitioned into the production car?
2021 Koenigsegg Gemera
The 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera is a two-door, four-seat hypercar developed by the Swedish company that gave us the Agera, Regera, and Jesko. But unlike its siblings, and despite having only two doors, the 2021 Gemera offers seating for four. And it does so via four equally comfortable seats, so it’s not just a regular grand tourer. The 2021 Gemera boasts a hybrid drivetrain under the skin, comprising three electric motor and a three-cylinder engine. As shocking as it may sound, the three-cylinder generates 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful of its kind in production, and works on a variety of fuels, including CO2-neutral methanol. Overall, the hybrid drivetrain pumps out an amazing 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque. Let’s find out more about the world’s first practical megacar - aka Mega GT - in the review below.
2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ F1 Medical Car
Mercedes has deployed two safety cars 2022 F1 racing season. One’s the AMG GT Black Series F1 Safety Car, and the other is this AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ F1 Medical Car. The model replaces the previous C63 S AMG Estate and, next with three medics will keep the 2022 F1 racing season safe.