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90BMW says SUVs killed the sports car market

In many ways, we're living in a golden age of automotive performance. After all, it's possible to show up at a Dodge dealer, hand over about $60,000 and storm away with a 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat. Or for those who prefer a touch more luxury, the BMW M4, Mercedes-AMG C63 and latest Cadillac ATS-V offer between 425 and 503 horsepower, depending on your pick, with a bit more poshness. However, none of these powerful vehicles fit the classic definition of a two-place, droptop sports car, an

AddHow Soundwaves Could Eventually Replace Windshield Wipers

Sports-car giant McLaren pioneers new technology

Leave it to a British company to improve driving in the rain.

106Gilles blames slow Viper sales on poor dealer ordering, says order books are full

Since it hit the market with a bang, the SRT Viper has mainly soldiered on making nothing more than a whimper. Demand for the reborn, V10-powered rocket has struggled, although SRT boss Ralph Gilles remains committed to the slinky serpent, according to a report from Wards.

15Lotus hiring 100 after securing £100m investment

Lotus is getting a shot in the arm courtesy of corporate parent DRB-Hicom, which has announced a 100-million pound ($152.3M USD at today's rates) investment in the Hethel, UK-based manufacturer. The troubled brand was also in the news last week, with DRB announcing a new, three-year plan that would see variants of existing models introduced.

68BMW-Toyota sports car heading towards Tokyo debut

Earlier this year, BMW and Toyota confirmed a four-part joint venture mostly focusing on increasing improving vehicle efficiency using fuel cells, lightweight materials and better battery technology. Also tucked into the announcement was a "feasibility study" for a shared platform to underpin a future midsize "sports vehicle."

15Hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide ready to race in 2013

The Geneva Motor Show and upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours will be a showcase for Aston Martin to honor its history and to show off the possibilities of what sports cars can do today – including racing in a hydrogen hybrid.

159SRT Viper Returns With A Vengeance

All new from the ground up, new Viper civilized and wild

The SRT Viper is not a super car. It's an outrageously awesome, top of the line, incredibly fast, super beast. Every accolade in the book still doesn't do this vehicle justice.

AddTranslogic test drives Tesla Model S and, surprise, loves it

Here's a shocker: Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer test drove the Tesla Model S Performance version and apparently had a darn good time doing it.

3Jaguar Breathes New Life Into A Legend

The F-Type roadster is the spiritual successor the iconic E-Type

The New York Yankees have Lou Gehrig. Republicans have Ronald Reagan. And Jaguar has its E-Type. Every brand needs an icon to point to, a stake in the ground, an example of its essence that epitomizes everything the brand means and stands for, and serves as a reminder when the current caretakers lose the plot of the brand.

435Toyota GT 86 sports car revealed [w/video]

It's no secret that the Toyota FT-86 will finally make its production-spec debut next week at the Tokyo Motor Show, and ahead of that, the automaker's UK office has released the first official photos and some initial specs. In Europe, the car will officially be called the Toyota GT 86. In Japan, however, the car will simply be called 86.

33All 500 examples of the Porsche GT2 RS have been spoken for

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Click above for high-res image gallery

22Fisker Karma configurator now online

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery

28Fisker Karma configurator now online

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?

Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?

Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

76Rumormill: Toyota developing smaller, cheaper baby FT-86

If there is any truth to this report from Road & Track, you inexpensive sports car lovers are going to owe the Toyota FT-86 a lot of thanks. RT says that the development costs for Toyota's re-entry into the truly sporty segment has run over estimates and the car is going to be priced higher than $20,000 – not what Toyota wanted.

47Quick Spin: Ariel Atom 3 is awesomeness that defies all classification

2010 Ariel Atom 3 - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNo fair! Porsche seeks partial exemption from upcoming emissions standards

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S – Click above for high-res image gallery

23REPORT: Ferrari working on radical new door opening

As if scissor doors, gullwings, butterflies and those crazy Koenigsegg pivoters weren't enough to separate exotics from lesser cars, Ferrari is said to be working on another new door design that is both radical and practical. Go figure.

48Honda CEO: We will build affordable and green sports cars, not like the Lexus LF-A

Following our time visiting this week's Tokyo Motor Show, we had the opportunity to sit down for a small group interview at Honda's world headquarters with freshly-minted CEO Takanobu Ito, who took over the reigns at Honda from Takeo Fukui just this past June. Among the questions posed to Ito-san was "When will Americans see another performance car from Honda?" Honda has a tradition of performance vehicles and motorsports participation that goes back to the earliest days of the company. Ito hims

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