Sports Cars

 
2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh to 11.7 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry... read more

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Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda's second electric-car concept is Sports EV coupe unveiled in Tokyo

Following Honda's hit electric-car concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Urban EV, the company brought a second all-electric concept to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy... read more July 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay

How much is a prototype Tesla Roadster really worth?

How much would you pay to own one of the earliest Tesla Roadster electric sports cars? Early production models and prototypes of notable cars can often become valuable... read more October 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi R8 e-tron

Off-again, on-again Audi R8 e-tron ended after 100 built

The Audi R8 e-tron—an all-electric version of the German automaker's R8 supercar—is no more. Less than two years after the production R8 e-tron was unveiled at... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Nissan BladeGlider

Olympics VIPs get rides in Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car

The Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car concept, which first appeared at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, is now back in the form of working prototypes that were unveiled in... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013

Jaguar to prioritize all-electric sedan, SUV over sports cars

The success of Tesla Motors has made quite an impression on the main German luxury carmakers, all of which plan future products that can compete with the automaker from... read more July 28, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade now shipping

The Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade is finally shipping to customers. The upgrade to Tesla's first production electric car boosts range to a claimed 340 miles, compared to... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS electric-car conversion

Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

What do you do with a toasted Ferrari? This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS looks like it drove straight out of an episode of Magnum, P.I., but underneath it's very different from that... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
Morgan AR Plus 4

Eccentric British Maker Morgan To Add Hybrids To All Models

Among carmakers, Morgan isn't exactly known for adopting the latest trends. The century-old British firm is known for building sports cars nearly identical to the ones it... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
Detroit Electric SP:01 assembly

First Detroit Electric SP:01 Built, Sold--But U.S. Won't Get It

The first Detroit Electric SP:01 sports car has finally rolled off an assembly line, but it's not headed for anyplace near the company's namesake city. Despite its name, the... read more November 2, 2015 by


 
Lamborghini Urus concept

Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
Urba Centurion

Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

It's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much... read more July 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Club

2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. The Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27... read more April 27, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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