Back in the roadster-obsessed 90s, Porsche reached out to a new breed of buyer with an entry level roadster it called the Boxster. Twenty years after that introduction, the Boxster is entering a new generation, getting a name tweak to "718 Boxster" and joining the 911 in gaining some serious turbocharging.
As the new year gets underway, Anthony Jannarelly finds himself one of the busiest men in the automotive world. We recently looked at two of his very cool but very different designs in the W Motors Fenyr Supersport and Zarooq Sand Racer. Now he's working to get his own eponymous company off the ground with the Design-1. Inspired by the timeless roadsters of the 50s and 60s, the mid-engined Design-1 is cruising toward a launch later this year.
When Mercedes Benz introduced the SLK in 1996, it met with positive reaction and went on to sell over 670,000 units. Twenty years is a long time to go between major updates in any business, but the wait appears to be worth it given all of the changes to the German company's signature roadster that will now be called the SLC.Read More
We can't imagine there were many people that saw the recently finalized Rezvani Beast and thought, "Gosh, that 1,650-lb (748-kg) roadster is woefully underpowered at 500 hp." But the Southern California boutique believes there are at least five such customers out there willing to spend double the price on a suped-up, twin-turbo two-seater. For them, there's the all-new Beast X.Read More
Fiat is working on building its brand in North America. It started with the iconic little 500, then expanded on that with the 500L and the 500X. Now it's finally ready to look beyond its smallest car and offer something else. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat unveiled a new rendition of an old favorite, the Fiat 124 Spider. Based on the MX-5 and to be built at Mazda's Hiroshima facility, the Fiat 124 is a small, beautiful modern roadster.Read More
We first covered the Rezvani Beast last year, and while Rezvani had what looked like a refined design, engine and performance specs, and pricing information (including special "launch edition" packages) it took a while for the start-up to put rubber to asphalt. Its fully skinned Ariel Atom is now entering production and has a revised look, an Apple CarPlay-based infotainment system, and a few other new tricks up its sleeve.Read More
Porsche drivers tend to have an aversion to change for change's sake, so when the new Porsche Boxster Spyder made its debut at this year's New York International Auto Show, it was with the purists in mind. The first new version of the mid-engine roadster since the 2012 model, the Boxster promises "traditional sports-car driving experience, but with contemporary performance." Read More
Tesla is promising impressive gains in range with a new upgrade package for its all-electric Roadster. Thanks to the advances made in battery technology since 2008, and some lessons learned when developing the Model S, the American brand says the Roadster 3.0 upgrade will deliver a range of 400 miles (644 km) on a single charge.Read More
Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, with a one-two in the Drivers Championship and a comfortable first placing in the Constructors Championship. To celebrate its success, the German manufacturer has created two special edition SL 63 AMG Roadsters – one dedicated to Lewis Hamilton, the other to Nico Rosberg. Just 38 will be built.Read More
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