Jaguar sports cars of future present

The cat is well and truly out of the bag about Jaguar's plan to build a new "entry level" sports car. Pistonheads luckily, bumped into JLR global brand director Adrian Hallmark and design chief Ian Callum at the launch of the new four cylinder diesel XF in Munich on Monday. There, they demanded the two spill the beans… » 7/01/11 10:45am 7/01/11 10:45am

A drool-worthy look at Sports Car racing from 1967

This video of the 1967 BOAC 500 Sports Car Race at Brands Hatch is ten minutes of pure retro awesome. The race sealed Ferrari as Sports Car Champions for the year, beating out the Ford GT40s and an amazing assortment of other vintage race cars for the victory.
[via P 4/5 Competizione Facebook] » 4/24/11 2:00pm 4/24/11 2:00pm

Toyota President Reiterates Plans To Develop Subieyota Sports Car

Speaking in Michigan today, Akio Toyoda, Toyota's new president, said one of his objectives is to inject excitement into the automaker's lineup by reiterating plans to collaborate with Subaru on an affordable, fun-to-drive Subieyota sports car. [Detroit News, Twitter] » 8/05/09 1:30pm 8/05/09 1:30pm

Exotic Car Rental: Cheaper Than Owning, But Can You Trust It?

Borrowing a Shelby Mustang or even a Corvette is great entertainment for the long weekend (or even a high school reunion). But for some, it won't cut it. Enter the exotic car luxury rental. » 12/15/08 7:00pm 12/15/08 7:00pm

Weber Sportscar Faster One Makes Eyes Bleed

As an engineer, you are taught to maximize efficiency, provide function over form, and do it with the most cost effective and elegantly simple solution possible. That may have been the target with the Weber Sportscar Faster One, but no amount 900 HP, twin turbo supercharged V8, 250 MPH top speed whatnot actually makes… » 5/01/08 1:20pm 5/01/08 1:20pm

1969 Datsun Fairlady

All right, this car wasn't sold as a Fairlady in the US (where it was the Sports 1600) but the home-country-market name is so much more fun than the export one, so I'm using it here. The Volvo Amazon is another example of a car where the home-market name is better than what we got, and the list goes on. Whatever you… » 10/23/07 9:00am 10/23/07 9:00am

Bertone Building a BMW-Powered Sports Car for the US?

In today's Automotive News, a seemingly tossed off line turned a simple piece on Bertone Carrozzeria's travails into a speculator's dream column. » 5/29/07 1:30pm 5/29/07 1:30pm

Will it look like the Barchetta concept, shown at the Geneva show earlier this year? Who will sell it? How much will it cost? And what about that Iveco camper van?

Uh... Um... Oh, Whatever: 2007 Weber SportsCar

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who think Chris Bangle should be lined up and shot, and those who think the BMW 7-Series is a bold design coup that advances the art of the automobile by at least a decade. I happen to fall into the latter camp, yet even I am having a bit of a struggle not wincing at… » 5/14/07 11:45am 5/14/07 11:45am

Break Like The Wind: Terra Wind

Man, this site rules so much that it's hard to really know where to start with it. Ever since we saw a parade of Amphicars tool down the Sacramento River, we've been smitten with the idea of amphibious vehicles. John and Julie Giljam founded Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International out of a frustration that they… » 7/27/05 11:15am 7/27/05 11:15am