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Sports Cars

The 50th Anniversary Cobra includes styling reminiscent of the original 1964 race car

Serious car collectors never needed an excuse to add a Shelby Cobra to their garage, but Shelby has provided some extra incentive by celebrating the 50th anniversary of its FIA Cobra small block race car with the limited-edition Shelby Cobra 289 FIA.  Read More

The DB Convertible is based on the classic Aston Martin DBs of the 1960s

Classic sports cars are often associated less with suave MI6 agents than with middle-aged men with deep pockets and a mid-life crisis to match. That’s changing as Nicholas Mee & Co, Aston Martin Heritage Dealer in West London, aims at a new, (much) younger breed of customers. This Thursday, the dealership announced that it’s selling a fully functioning, petrol-engined miniature car inspired by the Aston Martin DB models of the 1960s. Designed for children age 10 and older, it doesn't have machine guns or an ejector seat, but it does have details like a wood-rimmed steering wheel.  Read More

Some of the big V8s and curvy American bodies on display at this year's North American Int...

One of the themes of this year's North American International Auto Show that we noticed enough to call it a small trend was the prominence of the American super sports car. From established icons, to luxury muscle cars and from muscled-up green cars to radical boutiques, there were a lot of big V8s and curvy American bodies in Detroit.  Read More

The Toyota FT-1 premieres at the 2014 North American International Auto Show

Easily one of the wildest concept cars at the North American International Auto Show, the Toyota FT-1 bridges Toyota's sporty past with what the company promises will be a daring and aggressive future. The "spiritual pace car for a changing, evolving Toyota" previews what Toyota hopes is its most exciting generation of vehicles ever. Put simply, the FT-1 is the Future of Toyota, example Number 1.  Read More

The GT4 Stinger has track wheels

To be honest, when somebody says “sports car,” the word “Kia” doesn’t leap first to mind. However, the South Korean car maker wants to rectify that and after dropping a trail of hints, Kia’s GT4 Stinger concept got its world première on Monday at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  Read More

The new Lucra L148 cruising the highway for prey (Photo: Lucra Cars)

Lucra Cars is a boutique car developer and manufacturer with a passion to create the next American supercars. Having made quite a splash last year with the rollout of the Lucra LC470, whose motto is "STREET LEGAL – but just barely," the company has just revealed pics and a bit of information about its Bugatti killer, the L148.  Read More

The BMW Concept M4 Coupe unveiled (Photo: Angus MacKenzie / Gizmag)

BMW has revealed the shape of things to came for its M-series with the sexy Concept M4 Coupe. Unveiled at the annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend, the Concept M4 picks up where the M3 left off with a design that holds to the "race car for the road" philosophy of the company's Motorsport line.  Read More

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

A year ago, Aston Martin revived the Vanquish nameplate. Now it's sliced the roof off the coupe to bring the "thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class." If the Vanquish is "the best Aston ever," as Aston Martin calls it, it follows that the 2014 Vanquish Volante is the best Aston convertible.  Read More

The Radical RXC is a true race car for the road

There are a lot of sports cars on the road that make claims of being street-legal race cars. Few of those claims are as legitimate as the Radical RXC's. A Le Mans prototype-inspired racer that looks like it was plucked from the circuit and slapped with a pair of license plates, the RXC is the car that a company named "Radical" calls its most advanced ever.  Read More

The Bailey Blade XTR from BXR Motors (Photo: BXR Motors)

Developing a high-performance sports car is a project that takes many years inside a well-established auto company. It's exponentially more difficult when you're a small team pursuing one hot rod enthusiast's vision for the ultimate sports car. BXR Motors has been slowly but surely developing its Bailey Blade XTR sports car for the past half-decade, but things appear to be jumping into high gear now that the small start-up has secured the funding it needs to finish the 750-hp car.  Read More

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