Sports Car

For nearly a year, images of a camouflaged supercar have appeared on virtually every automotive-enthusiast site with all signs pointing to the highly anticipated Murciélago successor: the Lamborghini...
Two short years after the original Bugatti Veyron shocked the world with a groundbreaking 254-mph top speed (and its 1,001 horsepower quad-turbocharged W-16 engine), a boutique super-car builder in...
It can hardly be said that the Audi R8 5.2 is an automotive underachiever: Iron Man’s ride of choice is Hollywood gorgeous and, with 10 cylinders and 525 horsepower, fearsomely fast. Sixty miles per...
It may plug into the wall, but the sensational Tesla Roadster is nobody’s golf cart. The battery-powered two-seater—jointly designed with British sports-car maker Lotus—is already the literal and...
Fewer than 100 models of the original Spyker C8 have been delivered to the United States since production began in 2000, making the Dutch-built sports car scarcer than a Ferrari Enzo on American soil...
The Porsche 911 Turbo has nothing to prove in the world of ultimate performance cars. Its introduction to the U.S. market in 1976—known then as the Porsche 930—made a splash with the “whale tail”...
The Porsche GT3 is of the few 911 models that you can drive from your home directly onto the track and honestly feel like it belongs at both venues. The other 911 like this is the track-ready (yet...
The Porsche GT3 is of the few 911 models that you can drive from your home directly onto the track and honestly feel like it belongs at both venues. The other 911 like this is the track-ready (yet...
Known as the Skyline in its native Japan, the legendary GT-R sports car alters the meaning of "bang for your buck." For starters, it has lapped the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 29...
For fans of Porsche's unforgettable large rear-spoiler designs, the German automaker delivers the limited-edition 911 Sport Classic. Neatly reminiscent of the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from 1973,...
After more than a half-century, the gullwing doors are back. Officially called the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the new gullwing is an obvious throwback to the 1955 300SL. But the SLS AMG also...
The 2011 Lexus LFA is an extreme sports car that completely shatters the Japanese automaker's discreet and conservative luxury car mold. But without historical cues on which to draw, Lexus designers...
Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman had a simple formula for making cars faster: "To add speed, add lightness." More than 25 years after Chapman’s death, his company’s automobiles continue to embody...
Although the SuperVeloce variant of the Murciélago has an additional 30 horsepower available, the “regular” Murciélago model is plenty fast. Then again, there is nothing regular about 631 hp...
SuperVeloce. The name conjures images of Lamborghini’s original Diablo SV, which was produced in 1995 to appease the brand’s most extreme performance enthusiasts. Today, the Murciélago earns the...
Unlike its crosstown rival, Ferrari, which merely names its factory streets after star employees, Lamborghini honors its Hall of Fame workers with a namesake limited edition. The Lamborghini Gallardo...
Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the Swedish supercar company that bears his name, has created a greener car not by reducing horsepower—the Koenigsegg CCXR packs a brutish 1,018-hp engine—but by...
Ask Carroll Shelby which of his Mustangs is his favorite, and the answer is always the same: the next one. The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most recent "next" pony from Shelby, and—with 540 hp and...
With 505 horsepower, the Corvette Z06 is certainly nothing to snub, but if you’re looking for the best performance Corvette then the buck stops at the ZR1. [Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors...
Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors’ Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has prevailed as America’s sports car and endured as one of the world’s great performance bargains. The scintillating, all-...
For 2010, GM released the Corvette Grand Sport model to prove that it can build a better performance car, while simultaneously integrating fuel efficiency. Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors...
Without a doubt, the standard Corvette convertible is the best bang-for-the-buck top-down performance car on the planet. Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has...
Featuring an ultrahigh-revving engine, an aluminum chassis, twin-wishbone suspension, triple-tip exhaust, and Pininfarina design, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a fitting replacement for the outgoing mid-...
When Gone in Sixty Seconds —a splashy remake of a low-budget 1974 gear-grinder flick of the same name—premiered in 2000, the film reanimated one of Hollywood’s great movie cars: an overachieving Ford...
After 18 years and more than 25,000 cars on the road, the Dodge Viper will officially be extinct at the end of June. 2010 will be the final model year for this ultra-potent muscle car, but it is not...
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful Corvette ever. The ZR1’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, dubbed the LS9, produces 604 ft-lbs of torque, which moves the 3,324-pound car to...
Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors’ Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has prevailed as America’s sports car and endured as one of the world’s great performance bargains. The scintillating, all-...
The Bugatti Veyron is a multimillion-dollar monument to modern motorcar technology. More than five years went into its development and four turbochargers sit atop its 16-cylinder engine to produce 1,...
Powered by a Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine, the Audi R8 V10 is what the original R8 should’ve been from the start. And while the original R8 featured sufficient power for a V-8 sports car—414...
It is nearly impossible to find fault with the Audi R8. In fact, it outranked Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin at Robb Report’s 2008 Car of the Year event, earning first-place honors. And while the...

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