by on January 31, 2019
Classic British car maker Morgan Motor Company is celebrating 110 years in business, and things have hardly changed in that time. Morgan still makes sporting roadsters in the traditional British mold, even using ash frames to hammer out the body panels. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Morgan's three-model lineup will get special Classic and Metallic paint selections, with the colors representing some of the most popular choices over the last 110 years. Exterior options include front chin spoile...
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by on January 4, 2019
Building on prior JCW models, the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is the latest take on a Mini that's as capable on the track as it is on the road. Wider than the standard model, it has a custom front apron, side skirts, and other add-ons made from carbon fiber to reduce weight. Further bulk reduction comes from removing the back seats, resulting in a spartan, driver-focused interior. Other details provide further assurance that this isn't your average Cooper, including the roll cage, 19-inch ...
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by on January 4, 2019
The first look at the latest concept from Spark for the FIA's Formula E racing series is nothing short of revolutionary. The Spark SRT05E Formula E Race Car is the company's latest challenge that is slated to be on the track for Formula E's fifth season in 2018. The new model will travel twice the distance of the current electric car which needs to be swapped out only halfway through a race. This much more powerful model features a more aerodynamic design, better efficiency in the drivetrain, an...
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by on January 3, 2019
In 1971, Lamborghini redefined what was possible in automotive design. Looking like it could have come from another planet, the Countach's wedge shape and scissor doors set the tone for supercar design and sold enough bedroom posters to plaster an entire city. The basic design evolved over 16 years of production, and this 1981 LP400 S is one of the best-looking years. A low-body model of which only 105 were made, the goal was to keep the original LP400's ground-scraping stance. A multi-year rest...
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by on January 3, 2019
After Porsche's overall win in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, they wouldn't return to endurance racing until 2005 with the RS Spyder — in the lower LMP2 class. Despite being designed for a class below the fastest LMP1 prototype class, the RS Spyder wouldn't go quietly, challenging the top cars and easily winning its class in European and American endurance races. The RS Spyder was built with a carbon fiber and kevlar chassis that featured a Porsche-designed 3.4-liter V8 as a stressed chassis memb...
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by on January 3, 2019
The Dodge Demon might be gone as of 2017, but Dodge isn't giving up on winning the muscle car wars just yet. The 2019 Hellcat Redeye isn't a factory drag racer like Demon — but it puts out nearly as much power and tops out at a blistering 203 MPH. 797 horsepower, 707 lb ft of torque, and a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds easily make it the fastest muscle car ever made. An optional widebody kit adds 3.5 inches to the front and rear track, and six-piston Brembo brakes make sure the Redeye stops as fast a...
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by on January 2, 2019
Alfa Romeo's 4C mid-engine coupe is a beautiful Italian two-seater straight from the factory. But design house Mole Automotive thought they could improve on the cars looks — and they did, with flying colors. The completely new bodywork wraps the 4C's carbon fiber tub with sculpted lines that give the car a much more aggressive look, akin to the Giulia sedan. While this is a one-off, hopefully, Alfa Romeo takes notice for the 4C's next styling update. LEARN MORE FROM MOLE AUTOMOTIVE ...
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by on January 2, 2019
Novitec is expanding their lineup of sports- and supercar upgrades to Maserati's Ghibli sedan. The base Ghibli isn't exactly a slouch, but Novitec's engine ECU can boost output to 494 horsepower — enough for a 4.4 second 0-60 run and a top speed of 183 MPH. Going that fast requires good aerodynamics, and Novitec has that covered as well. A set of exposed carbon fiber front and rear spoilers and side skirts keep air flowing cleanly. A set of suspension upgrades, an exclusive 22-inch wheel design,...
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by on January 2, 2019
The first update to the track car in three years, the 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Race Car takes advantage of advances in the base car while adding some of its own. The engine has been moved down and back for improved weight distribution and a lower center of gravity. The suspension's been redesigned for improved dynamics and rigidity, the brakes strengthened for better durability and reliability, and a new air conditioning option added for added comfort during endurance events. Deliveries of the...
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by on January 2, 2019
The fire-breathing Dodge Demon is no more. One of the most powerful muscle cars ever has finished its one year run and is racing into the history books. The Demon's slightly-less-powerful sibling, the Hellcat, is alive and well. The only thing we know for sure is that the Hellcat is getting a new twin-scoop hood, shown here in these teasers images, and the supercharged, 707 horsepower HEMI V8 will be returning. Expect more information later in 2018 as the 2019 model year Hellcat gets closer to l...
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by on December 30, 2018
Jaguar is taking aim at the BMW 3-series with its new XE and XF 300 Sport editions. Already top-notch sports sedans in base trim the 300 Sport package takes both models a step further in performance. Jaguar's 296 horsepower, 2.0-liter Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder is under the bonnet, driving all four wheels from 0-60 run in 5.4 seconds. Both the XE and XF models get exclusive Dark Grey Satin exterior elements and 19- or 20-inch wheels, with yellow contrast stitching and 300 Sport badging ...
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by on December 29, 2018
Building on the success of the Coupé version — which now accounts for 10% orders — the McLaren 570S Spider Track Pack Sports Car gives open-air enthusiasts a circuit-ready option. Its 3.8-litre, 570 hp twin-turbocharged V8 is the same as the standard model, but it weighs over 70 pounds less, thanks in part to carbon fiber racing seats, a carbon black Alcantara steering wheel, and carbon fiber interior trim. More weight is lost thanks to the stealthy 10-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels, and McLaren Trac...
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