Sports car reviews
11:50 AM EDT, September 28, 2015
Fun doesn't have to be fast. Put down the top on a two-seat roadster and find a road with curves like an old-school pinup, and you'll be smiling like a teenager with an old school pinup. Yet few automakers, if any, have been able to duplicate what Mazda has done with the MX-5 Miata.
10:27 AM EDT, September 14, 2015
Jaguar has a complicated presence in the U.S., where its stately sedans never quite measured up to the German luxury brands due to reliability problems. Its recent past has further clouded Jaguar's place in the American market. The British heritage brand was once controlled by Ford then sold in 2008 to India's Tata Motors mega corporation, who finished what Ford started by merging Jaguar with its countryman Land Rover, maker of luxury off-roading SUVs.
10:02 AM EDT, August 21, 2015
The most stunning car on auto show floors from the past season has been unleashed on the road this summer.
1:05 PM EDT, May 22, 2015
I know this may sound odd but the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 made my garage smell better.
10:33 AM EDT, July 20, 2015
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has had a banner year. It was Motor Trend's car of the year. It was the North American Car of the Year. It was at or near the top of every 10 best auto list of 2015. Over 40 years, it has become one of the few cars beloved by both enthusiasts and the more rational, sensible car-buying public. It has the kind of popularity that deserves scrutiny, if not a more severe opposite reaction.
12:19 PM EDT, June 10, 2015
Cadillac has represented the pinnacle of American luxury for more than a century. Lexus only got its start in 1989, but it has forged a reputation as Japan's finest luxury automaker. Despite their lofty standing, both brands are more known for somewhat stodgy luxury barges than for sport coupes. Now, however, Cadillac and Lexus are trying to change their images by building sport coupes meant to take on the big kid on the block, the BMW M4.
11:55 AM EST, February 23, 2015
Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list.
5:03 PM EDT, April 6, 2015
Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price.
3:34 PM EST, December 19, 2014
Lexus has been trying to shave a performance edge into its staid upscale profile since 2007, when it launched the F line of performance cars. The IS F supersedan turned heads, but the advent in 2010 of the LFA, a supercar with a 4.8-liter V-10 engine that hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, proved Lexus was committed to a sporty future. But the LFA started at $375,000 so no one bought it, no one saw it, and few knew—or cared—how Lexus was evolving.
12:24 PM EDT, October 27, 2014
Subaru officially dropped Impreza from the WRX name for 2015, and aside from losing the hatchback, the rally-inspired all-wheel-drive compact sedan with the wide body and the distinctive hood scoop remains the best total package for space and sport under $30,000.
11:06 AM EDT, September 17, 2014
When Toyota and Subaru partnered on producing an affordable rear-wheel drive sports coupe, enthusiasts were excited. Take Toyota’s youthful design elements featured in the Scion and pair it with Subaru’s flat-four cylinder Boxer engine and you get an entry-level sports coupe that may attract younger buyers to brands typically favored by their parents.
10:30 AM EDT, September 1, 2014
The sound turns heads but the design causes people to stare.
12:25 PM EDT, August 22, 2014
When Toyota birthed Scion in 2003, everything from its marketing to the design of its first two models, a toaster and a sub, were targeted at younger consumers in North America. It worked, initially.
8:52 AM EDT, September 5, 2014
Mazda juiced the publicity throttle last night with the launch of the fourth-generation 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5, the two-seat affordable sports convertible that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show 25 years ago and has outlasted the competition in becoming the Guinness Book of World Records best-selling roadster of all time.
11:26 AM EDT, August 9, 2014
The most exciting thing about the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is the full redesign that debuts globally on September 3, 2014. Model year 2016 will be the fourth generation of the Guinness World Book of Records’ best-selling two-seat roadster .
1:11 PM EDT, August 7, 2014
We like to think of the 1960s and early '70s as the glory days of the muscle car, but today marks a new golden age for American muscle.
9:39 AM EDT, July 6, 2014
A year ago, Jaguar resurrected the brand's sex appeal with the F-Type convertible, a two-seater with park-it-out-front styling and a trio of supercharged engines.
10:16 AM EDT, May 20, 2014
Introduced in 2006, the Porsche Cayman has filled a void between the entry-level Boxster convertible and the brand-defining 911 performance car. Model year 2014 is the Cayman’s first full redesign and though they still share the same architecture, a Cayman cannot be called a Boxster with an overpriced roof.
12:40 PM EST, January 3, 2014
With Chevrolet’s new Camaro Z/28 going on sale soon, fans who have been waiting for this track rat performance version will soon be able to put their money where their mouth is.
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