Porsche 911 Speedster concept marks 70 years of history

Meet another Speedster in the Porsche mould It’s ‘the essence’ of what the brand means No top – just a tonneau cover for the rain ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche has unveiled a beautiful concept as part of the 70th anniversary of its sport cars: a 911 Speedster Concept as a drivable vision of a particularly…

Next BMW Z4: Green light for ‘pure driving pleasure’

‘Particularly important’ test stage at Miramas Next comes camouflage drives on autobahns Major focus is the new suspension system MUNICH, Germany – Long bonnet, short overhangs, low centre of gravity, soft top: despite the camouflage, the two-seater doing laps at the BMW test centre in Miramas in the south of France was instantly recognisable as…

New open-air member of the AMG GT family

AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Start putting a lot more bucks into your piggy bank today because later in 2018 Mercedes-AMG will extend its sport-car portfolio the new AMG GT S Roadster. Its inclusion will take the AMG GT family to 12: four two-door coupes, three Roadsters, two customer sport racing cars and three four-door coupes and…

Two decades on and Aston Martin to build 14 V600s classics

Spirit of 1998 V8 Aston Martin Vantage V600 breathes again  Seven coupes, seven roadsters, in limited run V12 engine – 450kW with seven-speed manual gearbox GAYDON, England – The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn as a customer-commissioned and limited run of an all-new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the…

Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Quarter-century down the lines come new Mini The first convertibles were the rarest models Each of 300 2018 special editions to cost… LONDON, England – Mini UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the Mini convertible, and another ground-breaking landmark as the best-selling convertible model in the UK. First there was……

Global hat trick in sport coupe sales for Ford Mustang

Female buyers have boosted global sales Third consecutive year as best-selling coupe Read on to find out totals – and how SA did DEARBORN, Michigan – Global demand through 2017 for the Ford Mustang has steered the car to a third consecutive year as the wold’s best-selling sport coupe. How many? 125 809 Mustang coupes…

You agree? UK show says this is the finest car yet made

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’ for UK show Returning to the UK for first time in 60 years  Back to original car – right down to the paint job LONDON, England – It’s going back to UK for first time in 60 years after a monster restoration – meet the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best…

McLaren Special for Canada: Fancy a maple leaf on your car?

OTTAWA, Canada – British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive, in partnership with Pfaff Automotive which distributes McLaren cars in Canada, have between them created five very special 570S Spiders to celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in that country. The cars were developed using a ‘Bespoke’ service available through McLaren Special Operations – which, the automaker…

Two-door C-Class models are now even sportier

C-Class updates sport coupe / cabriolet Two engines – one from revered AMG Remote hood operation, more gadgets STUTTGART, Germany – Only weeks after the world premiere of an updated C-Class sedan and wagon comes the two-door version with a redesigned coupe and convertible. The automaker says ”sportiness and driving pleasure” have been enhanced with…

Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

SUV cabriolet to be assembled from 2020 Volkswagen to invest €80-million in production Cabriolet success at Osnabrück is continued OSNABRUCK, Germany – It’s a green light for a new VW cabriolet based on the 2017 T-Roc! Yes, the Volkswagen brand is to launch its first convertible SUV with production starting from the first half of 2020….

Mazda puts cherry on the top of MX-5 special edition

Powered by 120kW, two-litre, SkyActiv-G engine Cherry-coloured roof, BBS rims, leather seats Special version of fourth-generation convertible LONDON, England – Mazda UK says it will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 sport-car range in March 2018 with the launch of a Z-Sport special edition. The cars will identify themselves with a deep-cherry red…

GT-R grows up! Gazoo racing brand honoured by GR HV

GR HV to honour Toyota motorsport and sport cars Second show car for people who love work and play World premier will be at 2017 Tokyo auto show TOKYO, Japan – Toyota is about to unveil what it calls “a dramatic open-top sport car concept”, said to have been inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance…