Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z

1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z

What price, performance? That’s the question sporty-car shoppers were forced to ask themselves when considering the purchase of a 1987 Dodge Daytona. And by price, I’m not talking about money.

2019 Cadillac CT6-V

2019 Cadillac CT6-V

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cadillac’s first high-performance “V” series offering was the 2004 CTS-V. The latest member of this tasty lineup of future collectibles is the full-size CT6-V sedan. It was announced in March 2018 at the New York Auto Show as the CT6 V-Sport, and the “Sport” suffix indicated it wasn’t considered a full-fledged V-series model. By September 2018, the company reconsidered and said the production car would be the 2019 CT6-V.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in Rosso (Red) Competizione Tri-Coat paint (a $2200 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 267

Fuel used: 16.9 gallons

 2019 BMW Z4

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i in Misano Blue Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 393

Fuel used: 16.1 gallons

Barn Finds and Hidden Gems at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GT

If you’re a diehard fan of vintage American performance cars and race cars, it would behoove you to make it to Rosemont, Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving. That’s when the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals takes over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, filling the main show floor with a dizzying array of muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes, street machines, and auto-oriented collectibles and memorabilia.

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary, 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary in Pearl White/Solid Red two-tone paint

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 230

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

Los Angeles Auto ShowAlthough it’s hardly “new” — it’s been known about for some time — the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show marks the first U.S. public appearance for the trendsetting Porsche Taycan all-electric midsize sedan.

All electric? … In a Porsche?!?

2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Editions

2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Editions (That’s an original 1970 Challenger in the background)

Los Angeles Auto ShowDodge introduced 50th Anniversary Edition Challengers with available “retro” colors at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Offered on the rear-drive Challenger GT (V6), R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody, the 50th Anniversary package includes a Shaker hood scoop (on all but the GT) and a choice of high-impact colors: “Blast from the past” TorRed, F8 Green, and Go Mango, along with new Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, and Gold Rush. Each 50th Anniversary model includes gold badging, black-painted hood, roof, and deck, Nappa leather and Alcantara interior with carbon-fiber accents, and a unique gauge cluster with body-color badge.

Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Los Angeles Auto ShowWell, it’s official now… the Lexus LC 500 grand touring coupe will be joined by a convertible version for 2021. At the beginning of this year, Lexus displayed a LC 500 Convertible Concept at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and the production version that is making its global debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show is remarkably close to the show car.

Ford v Ferrari

A specially constructed “Frankenstein” camera car enabled the makers of Ford v Ferrari to capture exciting on-track footage between the film’s replica Ferrari 330 P3/P4 (left) and Ford GT40 (background) race cars.

In its opening weekend, Ford v Ferrari raked in about 31.5 million dollars, so it’s safe to call this high-octane historic racing film a bona fide success right out of the gate. A key part of the movie’s appeal is the way it captures the look and feel of 1960s sports-car racing—an especially difficult task, considering the current value of the original vehicles involved.