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Subaru and Toyota celebrated the beginning of production last Friday

More than six years ago, Subaru and Toyota entered into a cooperative agreement. In 2009, that relationship bore its first concept - the Toyota FT-86. Both automakers showed the production versions of their respective sports coupes last year, and Subaru has officially kicked off production on the models. In about two more months, car buyers will be able to get their hands on them.  Read More

The first outing of Mercedes Benz new 1937 Grand Prix car was not in Europe, but in the po...

With the world's most watched event, Formula One, returning to lounge rooms across the globe today, Mercedes is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its dominant 1937 W125 Grand Prix car - the Silver Arrow had a 595 bhp turbocharged, desmodromic 5.7 liter straight eight which comprised one third of the car's 750 kg dry weight. Launched at the Grand Prix of Tripoli (yes, in Libya), the car was a technological marvel for its day, and averaged 132 mph at its first outing - amazing images and actual video of the 1937 Tripoli Grand Prix.  Read More

A side view showing the vents in the wing and bonnet (Image: AC Cars)

If you're going to design a sports car, you could do worse than going back to the classics and AC Cars has done just that with the unveiling of its Zagato AC 378 GT at the Geneva Motor Show. It's a rolling tribute to not only 111 years of the AC Cars marque, but also its Anglo-Italian heritage and its long relationship with the Zagato design group going back to the AC Ace Zagato of 1957. The supercar, which will be sold in the UK for GBP89,990 (approx US$140,870) and Germany for EUR109,990 (US$144,970), is also part of AC Cars' relaunch on the European market as a specialized car maker after a decade of false starts.  Read More

Lotus unveiled its Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, marki...

Lotus unveiled its Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week, marking the sportscar manufacturer's first Exige model with a soft top equipped straight out of the factory.  Read More

The Aston Martin Zagato V12 will be on display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Italian coachbuilders Zagato and archetypal Brit sports car company Aston Martin have had a relationship since 1960 when the Milanese artisans created a lightweight racing body for the DB4, by hand naturally. The 19 units made at that time all still exist and are valued at around US$6 million minimum apiece. While AM continues developing the replacement for its aging VH platform it still needs to make a buck and guaranteed collectors items seem to be immune to global financial instabilities. The new Zagato V12 is clearly influenced by that original DB4, and to a lesser extent the 1985 and 2002 incarnations, but here's the thing - was the new vehicle actually designed by the chaps at Aston Martin and not the sharp suits in Milan?  Read More

King Alfonso XIII was a huge fan of the Hispano Suiza line of vehicles (Photo: Dave Teel, ...

A rare piece of car history is headed to the auction block. Named after the King of Spain who reigned from 1886 until 1931, the Type Alfonso XIII is set to go on sale at an upcoming Amelia Island auction, and is expected to fetch somewhere between US$750,000 and $1 million.  Read More

The Lyonheart K is a 21st century homage to the classic Jaguar E-type sports car (Image: L...

Last year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, the Swiss firm Classic Factory unveiled its Growler concept car. Intended as a modern version of the classic sports car, the concept was so well received that a new car-making company, Lyonheart Cars Ltd. has been opened in Coventry, U.K., for the purpose of turning out a limited run of the production version of the Growler - the Lyonheart K.  Read More

Japan's Crazy Car Project has converted an iconic 2000GT into a solar-electric sports car

There are those who have said it's an unforgivable and monstrous way to treat an iconic sports car. For solar transport enthusiasts looking for a beautiful alternative to the three-wheeled flat top designs though, it's just what the doctor ordered. The object at the center of this controversy is a classic Toyota 2000GT that's undergone a complete solar conversion at the hands of Japan's Crazy Car Project.  Read More

The 2012 Lotus Exige S is headed to the United States, although only as a track model

Having previously been forced to get rid of the Elise and Exige from its U.S. lineup because of the expiration of a smart-airbag exemption coupled with Toyota ceasing production of the 1.8-liter engine found in previous models, the 2012 Lotus Exige S is set to make it stateside - although only as a track model. The vehicle is already available in European markets, and comes sporting a Lotus Evora S-derived 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 engine producing 345 hp, and weighing in some 300 pounds (136 kg) more than its predecessor.  Read More

The Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2011

With Christmas fast approaching it means it's time for our annual look back at some of the technology that caught our eye and had us wishing our fortunes didn't match that of the Greek economy. While not all of the items on this list can be had for an extremely large wad of cash, those that are available for purchase will only find their way down the chimneys of those with a lottery winning or ultra-wealthy - and ultra-generous - family member or friend. Still, Christmas is a time for miracles so it is in that spirit that Gizmag presents its 2010 top 10 list of things you can't have for Christmas this year.  Read More

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