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Portugal Latest Sports Car

When somebody decides to build a lightweight sports car that can keep up with supercars while costing half as much, the recipe is fairly straightforward. Depending on the budget, the chassis will have to some sort of a tubular frame, a bonded aluminum tub, or something even more rigid made out of carbon fiber. Then, …

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

Ferrari’s special-edition V8s have a long history of delivering more than the sum of their individual parts. The 360 Challenge Stradale (2003), 430 Scuderia (2007), and 458 Speciale (2013) each leapfrogged the capabilities of their donor cars to cement their notoriety in supercar history. The latest in that lineage is the Ferrari 488 Pista, a …

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

After spending a weekend in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport I was convinced that if I ever purchased or leased a truck—this mid-size pickup would be the perfect choice for my mode of living. The Tacoma’s modest size makes it effortless to parallel park and drive around the city. Research the Toyota Tacoma on …

VW-ID-R

Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar—the I.D. R Pikes Peak—in Alès, France. The supercar will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs, CO, on June 24, seeking to beat the existing electric car record of 8:57.118 minutes in the annual “Race to the …

2018 Lexus LS 500 F

The ultimate Lexus, and the one that launched the brand, the LS was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. It introduced an aggressive version of the famous (infamous?) “spindle” grille, a swoopy interior, and went to a completely V6-powered lineup, the fully gas-powered model featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine. Not only that, but it …

BMW M8 GTE

The honour of contesting the first race with the BMW M8 GTE goes to BMW Team RLL. Team principal Bobby Rahal’s (USA) crew enters their tenth season with BMW and is set to compete in the IMSA series with two BMW M8 GTE this year. The BMW M8 GTE is the result of BMW’s latest …

Hyundai Genesis Sports Car

Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis, is one of the most promising new car brands today. Its G70 sedan seems like it could be a real BMW 3-Series rival, and now, we know it’s serious about performance cars too. Speaking to Australia’s Wheels Magazine at CES, Hyundai design VP Luc Donkerwolke and R&D head Woong-chul Yang confirmed …

Lamborghini

It’s healthy to be skeptical of ambitious supercar startups. Far too many of them fail before ever delivering a single working vehicle. Creating a new car, even one based on a current production vehicle, is a difficult, complex and expensive task. This is the Ares Design “Project Panther,” a concept for a coachbuilt supercar based …

2019 SCG 004S

James Glickenhaus has come a long way since 2005, when he first told Andrea Pininfarina about his wish to create a modern homage to his Ferrari P3/4. Based on an Enzo, the P 4/5 was ready 18 months later, only to become Pininfarina’s most well-known modern creation. It wasn’t long before SCG built another Ferrari-based …

The Aston Martin Vantage

To send off the current V8 Vantage, Aston Martin built eight examples of what it calls the Vantage AMR Pro. Named for the company’s racing team, the Vantage AMR Pro borrows its bodywork and aerodynamics from Aston’s Le Mans-winning Vantage GTE and itps 4.7-liter V8 from a GT4 race car, and combines them with a …