We live in an age of unprecedented everyday performance, safety and fuel economy in new cars, but that has come with a massive decline in the sports car market. In decades past you generally needed a dedicated sports car if you wanted something fun, or at least served as a status symbol. Today buyers go for the big…
Buying a used exotic car is a bit different than scoring a Nissan Altima from CarMax. When you are dealing with a complicated car that is designed for speed, it’s important that you maintain an extra level of diligence to make sure your dream ride is not a nightmare.
Despite the fact that Tesla is still trying figure out how to mass produce a regular car, Elon Musk, in his infinite wisdom, has decided to take on the project of making a semi-truck and a Roadster. I’ll save the hot takes about the truck for someone else, but even if the Roadster actually gets made, it won’t be a…
It’s easy to get enamored with the Jaguar F-Type SVR’s deadly-beautiful design. Wrestling with the car’s complex personality and 575 horsepower is a far greater challenge. But the SVR’s learning curve is perfectly graded to be fearsome and fun at once, and that’s what really makes this machine special.
BMW broke all our hearts a little bit in 2014 when it said that the sports car market was dying. But with the whole Toyota-Supra partnership and now a sparkling new Z4 concept at Monterey Car Week, we feel some retribution coming for those hurtful words spoken in the past.
Concepts, renders and spy shots of the fabled 2018 Toyota Supra get us more excited than ants drowning in Mountain Dew. But this picture, of a test pilot taking what is almost certainly a new Supra prototype toward the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, is enough to make anyone jealous.
When most people go car shopping in the winter they make a beeline for the SUVs and crossovers, because “OMG, snow is coming!” But you aren’t most people, and you realize the planet has four seasons, not just one. If you’re in the market for a sporty coupe, now is the time to score a deal.
The 2017 Lotus Exige 380 is a shot straight down Main Street of the company’s known ethos: more power and less weight than the last car. Specifically, this little monster has been dialed to 375 horsepower and 2,424 pounds. But I still think the exposed-linkage stick shift is the coolest feature.
Nobody ever said “simplifying and adding lightness” was cheap. Besides, look how sexy that carbon fiber is. Here’s why I bring this up: the Lotus Evora 400, apparently a very good track car, can get even better for about 125 percent of its normal price.
I decided to take a little break from my annual Fourth of July marathon lovemaking session with a very special and majestic bald eagle to talk to you about an American car that I think deserves more attention than it gets: the Crosley Hotshot. The humble little Hotshot helped define a sportscar formula that still…
Things are weird in the land of two-seater convertibles these days! We’ve Mazdas running around dressed up as Fiats, Japanese cars with turbocharged Italian engines, black is white, up is down, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It makes me long for a simpler time.
If you ever got excited about a Ferrari Mondial, chances are you probably stopped when you realized there’s a reason they’re so cheap. Or you saw one from the side.
The original Acura NSX has this look that’s simultaneously so 1990s yet still very sexy. Definitely not “timeless,” but I can’t imagine a time when this car won’t look good. Especially when it’s been modified in just the right ways like this one.
We’ve been expecting greatness since we first heard about the 575 horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR that’s coming in 2016. Now it sounds like our faith will be justified; the car supercharged V8 AWD car will hit 200 MPH.
BMW is adding a Competition Package this year to the options list on the 2016 M3 sedan, M4 coupe and even the convertible. Don’t get too hung up on the word “Competition,” but it actually looks like a nice appearance package with a bonus 19 horsepower.
The new Ford GT will use windshield and rear window out of something called “Gorilla Glass” made by Corning. It’s light and tough and you spend all day tapping on it on your phone. Now it’s being adopted to make cars quicker.
This morning somebody decided the internet was going to talk about a revival of Honda’s dearly departed rear-drive purist sports car, the S2000. Maybe the prevailing malaise about the new NSX has Honda fans desperate for redemption but there’s no real reason to discuss this right now.
Ford is on a roll like an unhinged wrecking ball down Lombard Street with crazy cars right now, and the Ford GT is going to be their king. If you already figured that out, how about just an excuse to watch one wail around a track?
Hello, everyone, and welcome to a very special edition of Letters to Doug! It’s special in the sense that this week, unlike in prior weeks, I actually have a modicum of expertise in the topic being discussed. So let’s get started!