IMSA returns to Mazda Laguna Seca raceway this weekend to take on the legendary corkscrew at turn 8 with dozens of cars from Porsche, Ferrari, and more!
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Toyota dropped a bright red, Supra-sized bomb onto the stage at this year’s Detroit Auto Show- immediately stealing the show from Ford’s big F-150 reveal and turning everyone’s focus to the next Tokyo Auto Salon and talk of a new Supra.
For a while there, it seemed like the only thing standing between Audi and another LeMans trophy was Toyota and their hybrid racecar … but it wasn’t meant to be, as one of the two cars took part a dramatic aerial flip (after a collision with a GT car) and a smaller accident followed by […]
The last time we heard from the would-be carmakers at Izaro was back in 2010, when the company was pushing photoshopped images of Factory Five’s mid-engine kit cars and promising an all-original sportscar by 2012. I laughed. I scoffed, even. I shouldn’t have, it seems, because the slick little electric sportscar you see here (called, […]
CNN Money is reporting that production of the 1000 hp, million-dollar Rimac Concept One electric supercar is scheduled to begin soon. This information comes hot on the heels of other Rimac news reports stating that the car was shown at the Salon Privé, one of the most prestigious car shows in the UK.
Porsche’s 918 hybrid supercar is real, and here’s proof: amateur “spy photos” taken at the Nardo high-speed test track in southern Italy. According to onlookers, the 918 prototype “looked like a mobile laboratory, with chopped up 911 bodyparts and fat bundles of wires.” Sounds good to me! Two years ago, Porsche showed the 78+ mpg, […]
Are you there, God? It’s me, Jo. I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye on things, but I’d like to think that (in the main) we’re good. I still believe that, despite the fact that they don’t run 52 Formula 1 races each year and that whole thing with the French girl (which, really, I […]
Mercedes finally unveiled the powertrain of its upcoming SLS eCell electric, gullwing supercar … and it is all kinds of high-tech, carbon fiber awesome. The new AMG-developed, aluminum-bodied coupe features a pushrod front suspension to minimize unsprung weight (handling’s mortal enemy) in a bid to offset the weight penalties of carrying an electric motor in […]
A number of images of Infiniti’s upcoming EMERG-E electric supercar have been leaked ahead of the car’s offical debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show. Like the Nissan Mid-4 concept of the 1980s, this one was also built as a technological showpiece to steal some of rival carmaker Acura’s stunning new NSX hybrid. To do […]
Take it from someone who’s been there: 24 hour endurance races are grueling experiences that test your patience, stamina, and sanity over 24 hours peppered with moments of joy, fear, and noise … and that’s just sitting in the stands! Endurance racing is quite a thing, in other words, and the ultra-fast prototype sportscars that […]
Rumors about a sportier line-up of Toyota Prius coupes and more powerful Lexus hybrids have been making the press round for months – but how sporty will those new, “aggressive” Prius hybrids be? TRD’s latest G-Sports 3 might point the way. You can check out a full gallery of photos from Response.jp in this article […]
Mercedes’ newest SLK roadster combines thrilling performance, classic sportscar proportions, and (most relevant from our purposes) incredible fuel economy figures: try 47 miles for each gallon of diesel!
Mazda‘s next rotary-powered RX sports car will be the first application of new laser-ignition technology, marking yet another “first” for the company whose identity is built on a cornerstone of rotary-powered sportscars (zoom-zoom, and all that). As we reported back in April, the use of conventional “spark” plugs to ignite fuel will soon give way to […]
The ERA RaceAbout electric car from Finland was one of the competitors in the recent Automotive XPrize, but while plenty of photos and specs existed, I hadn’t yet stumbled upon a good VIDEO of the car in action. Michael Graham Richard, over at Treehugger, found this video of the little electric runabout, and I thought […]
It seems like there is a new electric or alt-fuel sportscar coming out of Europe every week, each more exotic and exciting than the last. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these cars turn out to be vaporware. That sketch above? That’s the Izaro GTe—a slinky electric GT envisioned by a bunch hot-blooded Spaniards. But the […]
Italdesign, the Italian design firm responsible for the development of dozens of Lamborghini, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo production cars over the past 40 years, has announced plans to bring what it calls “the world’s fastest hybrid” to this year’s 2009 Geneva show, which will also be hosting the debut of the hotly-anticipated ethanol Bentley supercar. […]
Editor’s note: Jo is our newest addition to the Gas 2.0 team. He’s written for us before as a guest writer, but this marks his transition to full fledged writer status. We’re pleased to have him on board. Welcome Jo! Envied worldwide for producing feather-lite supercars just itching to be made into electric torque monsters […]
Looking for a sweet ride that can get you infinity miles per gallon? Check out the Eco-Chic Fisker Karma, a luxury sports sedan capable of 50 miles of emissions free-driving on one overnight charge. This sexy-looking sports car, which I stumbled upon at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week, uses the same kind of […]