God, we hope it's true.
We haven’t driven the Jaguar F-Type yet, but considering its compact dimensions, good looks, reasonable weight for a modern car (it starts around 3,500 pounds), and choice of 335 horsepower, 375 horsepower and 488 horsepower motors, we’re pretty confident it’s going to be one of our new favorite sports cars for 2013. And, if rumors of a lighter, more powerful version are true, it may be one of our favorite new sports cars of 2016 or so, too. (more…)
Look for it in Boxster and Caymans around then, however.
Porsche’s primary sports car lines—the Boxster/Cayman and the 911—have always been powered by flat-six engines, but the company has a history with the boxer four, too. The 356, the 912, the 914—all powered by boxer four cylinders. And come 2016 or so, the flat four will make a triumphant return to the engine compartments of Porsches. (more…)
Praise the Lord and pass the premium unleaded.
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division hasn’t been immune to the effects of the current engine downsizing trend—their famed naturally-aspirated 6.2 liter V8 was replaced by the twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8, which will in turn be replaced by a 4.0 liter V8 (that will still probably make up to 700 horsepower, if the CLA45 AMG’s 355 hp half-the-four-liter 2.0L turbo is any indication). However, that doesn’t mean the glorious V12 will be disappearing—at least, not for a while. (more…)
DOC BROWN (Voice): Two hundred and fifty four miles an hour!!!
Equally-match Italian supercars have some childish fun.
Famed track shut down by a giant penis.
Last Sunday, the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife was closed for several hours due to an enormous dong on the track. (more…)
On a technicality, no less.
The Hunt/Lauda rivalry makes its way to the movie theatre this September.
The full trailer for Ron Howard’s upcoming film “Rush,” chronicling the 1976 Formula One series and the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, has popped up on YouTube, giving us our first official look at what the F1 action-drama will be like. Spoiler alert: There seems to be a fair amount of CGI. (more…)