McLaren becomes the latest sports car marque to offer an “everyday supercar” with its new 570GT. Although McLaren does not use the term “supercar” for models in its Sports Series, which now includes the 570GT, it does claim “supercar performance.”
The 2017 Ford GT is a close sibling to the car that won at Le Mans this year. From its carbon fiber tub and bodywork to pushrod suspension, the Ford GT leaves no doubt about its track lineage. The design, while thoroughly modern in terms of aerodynamic science, draws a stylistic line back to the 1966 Le Mans winner.
This weekend, the Porsche Club of America’s national convention drifts into the Jay Peak resort for a week of friends, fun, and eclectic German humor. The biggest event on the PCA calendar, the Porsche Parade is one of the world’s largest agglomerates of 356s, 911s, and their lesser-known siblings.
Naming a road car for a classic racecar would, for some marques, be a risky proposition. You probably won’t find too many objections, however, to Porsche’s putting the “718” badge on its redesigned Boxster and Cayman models.
Why is Lamborghini turning back the clock with the rear-wheel drive Huracán LP 580-2? A simple answer might be to reduce weight (by 73 pounds) or price (by about $38,000), or to provide a more purist driving experience. The truth is all those, plus something else: to give this road rocket the joy of easily accessible oversteer.
After 10 years of rumors, concept cars, spy photos and malleable corporate moods, the second-generation Acura NSX finally entered production this month. The original NSX sent a shockwave through the sports car world just over a quarter-century ago.
The Corvette long carried a stigma of crudeness versus the Europeans, and the Chevy bowtie just doesn’t carry the status of a Porsche crest. That reputation had been eroding since the late 1990s, though not everyone noticed. Today, any Porsche 911 driver not looking at the new Stingray with just a twinge of horsepower envy ought to check his pulse.