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PostHeaderIcon 2019 BMW Z4 vs 2017 BMW Z4 Concept

BMW concept cars are somewhat special. Most of them turn out to be clear representations of what one can expect to get from the production phase. The latest BMW Z4 Concept included. BMW pulled a stunt by introducing the Z4 Concept at The Quail in 2017 and, just one year later we got the all-new 2019 BMW Z4. So, while you may still be smitten by the new Z4, I am taking the opportunity to show you just how different the new production Z4 is compared with the Z4 Concept. Or, just how similar it is. Despite losing some sharpness, edginess, and exclusivity of the Z4 Concept, I feel that the production version of the 2019 BMW Z4 actually retained most of the important design cues. Except for the most important ones of course, because, well, real life is never that good.

PostHeaderIcon Video: Watch a Tuned 3 Series Give a Ferrari 430 Scuderia a Run for its Money

On paper, a BMW E92 335i has no business engaging a Ferrari F430 Scuderia in a drag race. It’s a hilarious mismatch if both cars come in standard form. Fortunately for the Bimmer, it’s not just a typical E92 335i. It’s been tuned to compete with Maranello’s finest on a drag strip.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 BMW Z4 vs 2017 BMW Z4

The new BMW Z4 is a totally different car compared with the one from before. BMW officials are adamant about the new positioning of the Z4 which has, apparently, become a far more engaging and dynamic machine. Developed along with the new Supra (according to BMW “Toyota ordered a sports car as a coupe from us [BMW], which we developed according to our order,” said BMW Z4 Project Manager Andreas Ederer), the new Z4 had to be meaner and sharper than ever before. After all, it shares the drivetrain, the chassis, and many driving aids with the upcoming Toyota icon.

Despite its clear connections with the new Supra, the BMW Z4 is its own car, and we have to look at it as a continuation of the lineage that started all the way back with the first Z car – the Z1. In that regard, I will try to draw some parallels between the newest kid on the block and its latest revealed predecessor – the 2017 BMW Z4 sDrive35is.

However, before we sink into the real fun stuff about the engines and performance of the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i and the 2017 BMW Z4 sDrive35is, I’ll start, well, at the very beginning:

PostHeaderIcon Porsche Boxster (986)

Porsche Boxster

Although it might look like Porsche is at the top of its game these days, the Stuttgart brand has seen plenty of rough spots over the years. For example, back in the ‘90s, Porsche went through a period of stagnation and financial difficulty that very nearly killed the brand, but luckily, Porsche managed to put together just the right recipe to bring it back from the brink of bankruptcy. It’s called the Boxster..

Framed as a more accessible entry into the Porsche lifestyle, the Boxster 986 was the first model to carry the Boxster nameplate, with the first-gen lasting from 1996 to 2004. The name itself is an amalgamation of the words “roadster,” a nod to the car’s body style, and “boxer,” which is a nod to the car’s engine configuration. Equipped with classic Porsche styling, faultless handling characteristics, and a rev-happy powerplant, the Boxster was a smash hit for sales, and it is now credited with playing an integral part in Porsche’s late-‘90s renaissance.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1996 – 2004 Porsche Boxster (986).

PostHeaderIcon Five Things You Didn’t Know About The New BMW Z4

As with every new car, manufacturers are trying to reinvent the wheel. Well, not literally, but, at least, they are trying to make the most of it. It is the same case with the new 2020 BMW Z4, a new BMW roadster that looks to transform everything we have known about the previous gen Z4 into something more meaningful, sharper, and definitely more sporty. The latest generation car makes do with some fundamental changes compared with the outgoing model, the E89 Z4. How deep the changes go is quite extraordinary, despite BMW actually offering something similar to the previous gen car – a RWD, small, and fun roadster.

Here, I am presenting to you five things you didn’t know about the new BMW Z4. These should give you a whole new insight into what BMW actually wanted to achieve with the new car and help you understand how the Bavarians managed to change the car’s character without changing the layout.

PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Audi Supercar Could be an All-Electric, 1,000-Horsepower Monster

The arrival of the Audi PB18 E-Tron has opened the floodgates on surrounding the R8’s future. The latest whispers indicate that while the R8 will not return for a third generation, the name will soldier on as part of an all-electric supercar that will have as much as 1,000 horsepower at its disposal. There’s no timetable for the electric supercar’s release as the current R8 is just about to start its mid-cycle refresh. If the R8 E-Tron happens “again,” it’s unlikely to arrive at least until the next decade, possibly around 2022.

PostHeaderIcon Subaru WRX Raiu Edition

Subaru is releasing a new and exciting special edition version of the WRX in North America. One catch: the special edition WRX is exclusive to Canada, not the U.S. The model is called the WRX Raui Edition, which takes its name from the Japanese word that means “thunderstorm.” It carries a lot of exclusive features inside and out, but it’s also limited to just 100 units, making it a must-have item for our friends north of the border.

PostHeaderIcon Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec

The GT-R V-Spec was the range-topping model of the R32-generation Nissan Skyline. Designed for homologation purposes in order for the R32 to compete in Group A racing, the GT-R was upgraded to V-Spec features in 1993. Production ended in 1994 with only a handful of V-Spec models built. Due to its massive success in the Australian Touring Car Championship, the R32 GT-R was nicknamed “Godzilla.”

Launched in 1957 by Prince, the Skyline nameplate started life as a rather common automobile. By 1969, it was sold as a Nissan and spawned a number of higher-performance versions, including the first GT-R model in 1969. The R32 arrived in 1989 when Nissan decided to drop every other body style save for the coupe and sedan. Nissan built almost 300,000 Skylines in five years, but only around 44,000 were GT-Rs. The V-Spec was produced in less than 2,800 units, making it one of the rarest GT-Rs ever. Beyond that, the V-Spec was one of the agilest productions cars on the race track back in its day. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec.

PostHeaderIcon Three Special Edition Versions of The Ferrari 812 Superfast Could Be Arriving Soon

Rumors are swirling that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is getting three special edition alter-egos, including one that’s reportedly going to make its debut sometime next week. Details are still cloudy, but multiple users from Ferrari owners’ forum Ferrari Chat have confirmed the rumor, including one user who claims that the three 812 Superfast-based special edition models include a hardcore “812 Monza,” an “812 Aperta” with a removable Targa roof panel, and an unidentified 812 “speedster” that will have no roof and a tiny windshield. One of these three special editions will make its debut on September 17.

PostHeaderIcon Mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 caught testing at Nurburgring

It’s been only hours since our paparazzi spotted the mid-engined Corvette on public roads and GM’s upcoming supercar took another trip outside the garage. This time around, the mid-ship ’Vette got its wheels stretched on the famous Nurburgring track.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Will Feature Twin Turbos and a Mild Power Bump

The Porsche 911 GT3, currently the only 911 fitted with a naturally aspirated engine, will become turbocharged for the next generation. That’s the word from Autocar, quoting a “Stuttgart-based source with direct links to Porsche Motorsport.”

PostHeaderIcon 10 Fun Cars with 200 Horsepower or Less

Power, as they say, is nothing without control, and it is that control as well as the enjoyment derived from having it that is the criteria for this list. Having fun in a car with lots of horsepower is far easier than doing it with, say, no more than 200 ponies; engineers have their work cut out for them when making these cars fast since they don’t have the luxury of neck-snapping horsepower and acceleration as wow factor.

But such fun, low-horsepower cars do exist. The kind of cars which may not be super impressive in a straight line, but make up for that by being superbly rounded in the handling department. Where the drive from the wheels goes is also not important here, as the list posted after the jump contains cars whose power goes to the front, the rear, and to all four wheels as well.

These cars will put a smile on your face; they’ve got character, and they also allow you to drive them close to their limit and revel in the entire breadth of their performance. And, even if you exceed their limits and plant them in a ditch, the repair costs will also be noticeably lower than those associated with really serious performance machines.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren F1 GTR ‘25R’ Restoration

McLaren Special Operations may be known for building exclusive one-off creations, but it’s now expanding its workload with the launch of a new certification program for the British automaker’s most iconic model, the F1. Part of the new program’s objectives is to authenticate the history and specification of a specific McLaren F1. Coinciding with the launch of the program is the first McLaren F1 to get fully certified: the 1997 F1 GTR Longtail “25R.”

PostHeaderIcon Next-Generation Porsche 911 Caught Camo Free

The 992-generation Porsche 911 has yet to go public, but the German sports car is no longer a mystery as far as exterior design goes. Spotted numerous times without camo, the upcoming 911 just made a new appearance on public roads. And apart from thin strips of tape on the bumpers and taillights, the coupe is as clean as it goes.

PostHeaderIcon The Mid-Engined, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Got Caught Testing On Public Roads

The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is arguably the most anticipated car of 2018, but GM’s contender for the supercar market is in no hurry to unveil itself in the metal. Our paparazzi just spotted the vehicle in the wild, but it’s still wrapped in camouflage from bumper to bumper.

PostHeaderIcon Petrolicious Features the Ultimate Ferrari Dino: Video

Ferrari Dino 246 GTWe’re still buzzing from all the craziness that was Monterey Car Week 2018, from the parties, to the auctions, to the racing, to the always-awesome Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s all pretty overwhelming, to be honest. Pretty much anywhere you go in Monterey during Car Week, you’ll find high-end machinery that elicits a sense of lust and admiration – and this 1972 Ferrari Dino is no different. Making the scene last week at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, this black Italian icon is called the Monza 3.6 Evo, and it’s unlike any Dino you’ve ever seen.

Created by well-known Ferrari collector David Lee, the Monza 3.6 Evo is an amalgamation of new and old, combining a classic Dino body with a slew of upgrades that take it a whole new level. Mounted just behind the cabin, the Evo draws its power from a Ferrari F40 block that’s naturally aspirated and bored to 3.6 liters. Put your foot down, and this thing emits a truly jaw-dropping sound. Outside, the gorgeous Dino body was also upgraded, this time with plus-sized wheels and reshaped fenders that give it a unique, yet understated factory-style aesthetic.

Put these things together with upgraded suspension bits, new brakes, and other high-end goodies, and the result will have you floored, guaranteed.

PostHeaderIcon This Is How The Audi PB18 e-tron Compares To The Audi R8 V-10 Plus

It is almost impossible to compare the new Audi PB18 e-tron and the R8 V-10 Plus. While taking the shape of supercars, the Audi R8 V-10 Plus and the new Audi PB18 e-tron are different on so many levels I find it rather amusing to see where Audi is going with its e-tron and sports car program. Nevertheless, revealing the Audi PB18 e-tron at the Monterey Car Week, Audi held a long said promise of developing a super fast electric supercar. I will go one step further here and say that PB18 e-tron, if it ever reaches production heaven, will be a supercar at the very least. Currently, Audi provides a whole set of sports machines from the S and the RS line of cars. Yet, the only one to even touch the majesty of the PB18 e-tron is the Audi R8 V-10 Plus. Of course, only the most powerful version as the PB18 is plainly mad.

Let me get something off my chest right away – PB in the PB18 e-tron actually stands for Pebble Beach. It is like a specially dedicated concept crafted only for the event. The 18, on the other hand, is from the Audi LMP1 racer – the R18 e-tron. Nicely tied Audi. Well played.

Now, we can definitely call the latest Audi R8 V-10 Plus a supercar. After all, it takes all the tech from the likes of the Huracan, and that is a supercar. The PB18 e-tron, on the other hand, is an even more extreme representation of the supercar ideology. One based on electricity and torque delivery that no V-10 can ever achieve.

PostHeaderIcon Acura NSX

The iconic Acura NSX made a comeback in 2016, after a 11-year absence from the market. Powered by a hybrid drivetrain for the first time, the second-generation NSX just got better for the 2019 model year thanks to a comprehensive mid-cycle refresh.

Already a potent sports car, the Acura NSX now rides on a revised chassis that’s supposed to enhance agility on the road and track. Acura also made some design changes, but these are rather small and limited mostly to new color options. But the Japanese firm also added new standard features that cost more than the marginal price increase of the facelift. Find out more about that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Acura NSX.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren is Shooting for EV Supercar to Have at Least 30 Minutes of Track Use Per Charge

McLaren P1 2.8 Seconds

The McLaren Speedtail is getting all the headlines these days — and deservedly so — but the British supercar brand also has an all-electric supercar in its sights. McLaren CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed as much, telling Auto News that an EV supercar is likely to happen, in part as a response to legislation changes in markets all over the world. The company isn’t in a rush to build one, though, at least until the technology catches up with McLaren’s own requirements for an electric supercar.

PostHeaderIcon 8 Sports Cars from the 2000s Still Worth Buying

It’s not yet been 20 years since Y2K, and we’re already reaching for the rose-colored glasses when talking about the 2000s. It was a decade of rapid technological advancements, one where flip phones turned into smartphones and laptops were finally making some gains on desktop computers. It was, arguably, the decade of the Fast And Furious franchise, for the movie-going car guys, that went from glamorizing the tuner culture to being just another action franchise that happened to feature some exotics.

Above all, though, it was the decade of the electronic uprising in our sporty cars. The first flappy paddles found their way into up-market supercars, and even the more mundane machinery came with a host of electronic aids to keep them level and straight on the road. Some enjoyed having their skills behind the wheel complimented by the electronic suspension, self-leveling dampers, four-wheeled steering, and other clever robotics that made driving fast a bit easier. The purists, however, did not like the rise of electronic aids and kept searching for those cars that kept true to the old school setup of three pedals, a stick, and no help other than that given by your senses.

We’ve put together a list of 8 sports cars from the 2000s that you should still consider today. They offer the perfect blend between rawness and electronic advancement from a time when we didn’t hear doomsday preachers announcing the end of the manual transmission.

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