Sports Cars

First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers
First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers

BMW is directly taking on the Euro-tuner crowd and giving a nod to weekend racers with a new track-ready 2011 BMW 335is model set to arrive to dealerships later this spring. The automaker admits that a number of tuners have grown fond of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Second Drive: 2010 MazdaSpeed3

Back over the summer when TheCarConnection.com first drove the 2010 MazdaSpeed3, around California's Monterey Peninsula, we declared it "a joy to drive, even when the surfaces are far less than ideal." But that was in warm summer weather, both on lightly trafficked canyon roads and on Mazda's own...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Preview

• What is it? Cadillac’s answer to the BMW M3 coupe and the Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet • The basics: A monster 556-horsepower supercharged V-8, rear-wheel drive, automatic or manual transmissions • On sale: Fall 2010, with a world debut at the 2010 Detroit auto show • Price: $70,000-plus...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Recall: Your Corvette Could Lose Its Roof--At Speed

You might be asking yourself why GM and the NHTSA are getting so worked up over a few Corvettes that might lose their roofs at speed due to faulty adhesive, but you obviously aren't the guy behind the Corvette at 80 mph. Over 22,000 of the cars will face the fix, which GM will apply at no cost to...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Celebrates New V-8 With Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racer

Ford just released a host of details on the all-new, 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes its debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But there's more to Ford's announcement. To demonstrate just how tough, powerful, and even race-ready the V-8 is, and celebrate an anniversary, a Ford Racing-built...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
Rollin' In A 5.0, Once Again: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Gets 412 HP

Capping what just might just be one of the worst-kept auto-industry secret of the decade—but a very exciting one nonetheless—today we're officially bringing you more details on the 2010 Ford Mustang GT. And yes, the recent leaks and rumors have been right: The 2010 Mustang GT packs a new...Read More»

Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers
Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many articles as you like and enter multiple times. Enter now! Well, maybe you actually knew some of these seven if you're a true Tesla...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!

We write a lot about Tesla, certainly more than their share of the sports car market, given that they're just coming up on 1,000 cars delivered. But the 2009 Tesla Roadster that we reviewed last spring is one amazing electric vehicle. And now you too can have the chance to road-test a Tesla. In...Read More»

Hyundai Veloster Concept
Hyundai CEO Confirms New Veloster-Based Coupe, Elantra, Accent And Santa Fe for 2011

John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, has just confirmed that Hyundai will be turning out a new Elantra, Accent, Santa Fe and a Veloster-based coupe for the 2011 calendar year. The new-model barrage will make the Hyundai lineup one of the newest in the industry. The most...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
Rumor: MINI Coupe, Roadster To Roll Out In October 2010

The MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster concepts generated loads of buzz at the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, and today, there's cause for even more excitement: rumor has it that production of the two models has been fast-tracked, and that they'll start rolling off the assembly lines in Oxford as...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo in desert camouflage, from CrankAndPiston.com
Today's Heinous Car Pic: Porsche Panamera in Camouflage

Oh, the humanity. Designed by Alberto Lou at Foilacar for a customer in Dubai who obviously has very clear ideas about what he wants, this 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo makes a statement that you can't possibly miss. Unless you're looking down from a satellite. Or perhaps even then. But say what you...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6
2011 Ford Mustang Gets New V-6: 305 HP, 30 MPG Highway

An all-new engine promises to make the base V-6 Ford Mustang a lot more exciting for 2011. Today (and in advance of the LA Auto Show pressers), Ford officially announced that a new all-aluminum 3.7-liter DOHC V-6 will power the 2011 Ford Mustang, producing an impressive 305 horsepower and 280...Read More»

subaru impreza wrx sti spec c 003
Subaru To Debut Two New WRX Models At LA—One Racy, One Luxe

If you've browsed through any of the tuner magazines or fan sites and salivated over the WRX spec C that's on offer in Japanese domestic market (JDM) spec, you won't have to wait much longer for the real thing. Well, almost the real thing. Soon, the new 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition...Read More»

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

2010 Lotus Evora
2010 Lotus Evora Priced To Start From $73,500

The Lotus brand has flown somewhat under the radar for the last decade or so in the United States, well-known to enthusiasts that enjoy its focused, no-compromises Elise and Exige sports cars, but often unheard of by more mainstream car shoppers and fans. But the 2010 Evora is primed to bring Lotus...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger Preview
2011 Dodge Charger Previewed In Chrysler Five-Year Plan

With the current Dodge lineup marked for split from the Ram Trucks line, the existing products will need a revamping to match the new, more lithe, brand image. To that end, the Dodge Charger will get a full update for 2011, a hint of which was previewed in Chrysler's five-year plan this morning...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

•    What is it: A new gullwing supercar that effectively replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLR •    Key facts: 6.2-liter V-8 with 571 horsepower; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: April 2010 •    Price: $250,000 (est.) It's been unveiled at the 2009...Read More»

Fisker Karma S
Super Gaff-O-Matic! Biden Reveals Entire Fisker Lineup

Vice President Joe Biden, known for repeated instances of foot-in-mouth disease, unwittingly spilled the beans on Fisker Automotive's plan for a Delaware-built, three-vehicle family of plug-in hybrids. Fox News reports that Biden told press gathered in Wilmington, Del., that Fisker would eventually...Read More»

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