Sports Car

Ferrari has entered the hybrid arena at full throttle. LaFerrari ( www.ferrari.com ), which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is powered by a 6.3-liter, 789 hp V-12 engine and an...
The F12 descriptor, chosen by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, references the brand’s Formula 1 racing heritage and the car’s cylinder count; berlinetta is Italian for "little saloon." As of mid-...
For years, Ferrari and McLaren have battled each other in the rarefied air of Formula 1 racing, but increasingly they have taken that competition to the street, now that the U.K.-based McLaren has...
Fifty years ago, in a fit of pique, Ferruccio Lamborghini—a maker of tractors and other industrial equipment—started his own sports-car company after a run-in with Enzo Ferrari over a car that...
Even though Ferrari may not have invented the concept of the supercar, it deserves credit for keeping the flame alive with a succession of these limited-run exotics dating all the way back to the...
The sexy mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is paving the way back to the United States for the iconic Italian marque. Measuring 157 inches overall on a 94-inch...
The arrival of a new Corvette has always been an occasion. From its debut at GM’s 1953 Motorama show, held in the ballroom of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Chevy’s dynamic two-seater—America’s...
Tally Ho The Grand Sport Vitesse astounds by its numbers alone. It has a 7.9-liter, 16-cylinder, 1,200 hp engine; four turbochargers; a top speed of 255 mph; 10 radiators; tires that cost about $27,...
Wagon to a Star The FF is an anomaly in Ferrari’s lineup: It is the only all-wheel-drive model and the only shooting brake (two-door wagon). Many of the judges were aghast at the car’s anime-style...
Extreme performance: Mercedes SLS Gullwing— An insider’s look at the SLS Gullwing. With 563 hp and...
Aston Martin is kicking off its first comprehensive motorsports program in United States with the sale of 12 of its famed GT4 racecars ($195,000 each) and 10 new car models set to race at speedways...
The Nissan GT-R is a car in search of a track—or possibly a runway. This $97,000 machine is built...
The Aventador LP 700-4 is as ferocious as its namesake, a Spanish bull that performed in a...
By the numbers, no sports car has more loyalists than the Porsche 911. With nearly 50 years under...
When Porsche first launched the Cayman model back in 2006, it was well received by performance purists around the world. Some critics even stated that the car was better balanced, thanks in large...
The classic car–collecting universe experienced a jarring paradigm shift in 2010 when, on October 27 in London, two Lamborghini Miuras—a 1971 Miura SVJ and a 1972 Miura SV—each eclipsed the $1...
Ending a five-year absence, the Aston Martin Vanquish has returned to the marque’s lineup,...
Packing more horsepower than any previous Viper—or any other SRT production model—the 2013 SRT Viper ( www.drivesrt.com ) will arrive in showrooms later this year following the model’s two-year...
The mighty McLaren MP4-12C is hardly an automobile that wants for speed. With a 591 hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, the mid-engine monster can sprint from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat and...
This summer marks the beginning of the end of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it is departing with the roar of the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition , billed as the fastest,...
As the magnificent DBS prepares to take its curtain call, Aston Martin reveals a fitting send-off for its five-year-old flagship model. Similar to the special edition that rang out the company’s...
This May saw the passing of Carroll Shelby, an iconic figure in the world of automobiles and a beacon of individualism to every enthusiast who has an ounce of motor oil in his or her veins. Watch...
The current generation of Lamborghini Gallardo , nearing the culmination of a staggeringly successful run since it was introduced in 2003, has diverged into two opposite variants: the Super Trofeo...
The Aventador LP 700-4 is as ferocious as its namesake, a Spanish bull that performed in a notoriously violent fight in the early 1990s. It is big and imposing and no gentle giant. Powered by a new 6...
The Nissan GT-R ( www.nissanusa.com ) is a car in search of a track—or possibly a runway. This $97,000 machine is built to obliterate any competitors in a straight sprint. It is not pretty, polite,...
With a 560 hp v-10 engine snitched from the Lamborghini Gallardo, a top speed of 199 mph, and a zero-to-60-mph time of just a sniff over 3.5 seconds, the Audi R8 GT ( www.audiusa.com ) is a race-...
Equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ( www.chevrolet.com ) is the most powerful Camaro ever. The engine produces 580 hp, enabling the ZL1 to dash from zero to 60 mph in less than...
In an age of paddle-shift automatics, button-controlled suspension modes, shift-mapping software, and driver-tuned exhausts, the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca ( www.ford.com ) is a welcome...

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