Sports cars http://www.autospectator.com/cars/topics/sports-cars The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-cts-v-sedan-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan </h2> <p>The CTS-V Sedan was the first production four-door on street tires to break the legendary eight-minute barrier at Germany’s famed Nürburgring – a feat that established an unqualified reputation as one of the world’s highest-performing luxury sedans.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-CTS-V-Sedan-008.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo" title="2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>A suite of sublimely coordinated technical and performance elements, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, form the foundation for the CTS-V Sedan’s exhilarating driving experience, while a supercharged 6.2L V-8 provides the thrust. It delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-CTS-V-Sedan-005.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo" title="2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-cts-v-sedan-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Cadillac Cadillac CTS Cadillac CTS-V Sedan High performance sedans Luxury cars Luxury sedans models sedans Sports cars supercars Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:36:39 +0000 admin 96615 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe (Base, Performance, Premium) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-cts-coupe-base-performance-premium-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe </h2> <p>Cadillac CTS Coupe is a dramatic, 2+2 rear-drive sports coupe with a design transferred virtually unchanged from the concept vehicle that inspired it. Offered in Base, Performance and Premium Collections, all models feature a powerful and efficient 3.6L engine, rated at 318 horsepower (237 kW) and delivering an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-CTS-Coupe-003.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo" title="2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The CTS Coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS Sedan, but an overall height that is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower and an overall length that is two inches (51 mm) shorter. While it is based on the same architecture, the CTS Coupe shares only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille with its Sedan sibling. Its distinctive features include:</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-CTS-Coupe-004.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo" title="2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="306" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe photo</strong></span></span></p> <p> Classic hardtop styling, with no conventional B-pillar<br /> Touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for conventional door handles, creating a technical, clean profile</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-cts-coupe-base-performance-premium-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Cadillac Cadillac CTS Cadillac CTS Coupe Coupe high performance coupes Luxury cars luxury coupes models Sports cars Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:08:05 +0000 admin 96568 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (1ZR, 3ZR) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-1zr-3zr-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar</h2> <p> The ZR1 is the ultimate expression of Corvette’s technology-driven performance legacy, which stretches six decades. That milestone is commemorated in 2013 with an available 60th Anniversary Design Package. It is also the final year for the current “C6” generation of the Corvette.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-005.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production model ever offered by General Motors, with a top speed of 205 mph. A supercharged, hand-assembled 6.2L LS9 engine and suite of advanced performance technologies, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Selective Ride Control, are the elements behind the highest-performing Corvette in history.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-007.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="335" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-1zr-3zr-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 High performance sports cars models Sports cars supercars Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:33:52 +0000 admin 96375 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (1LZ, 2LZ, 3LZ) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-corvette-z06-1lz-2lz-3lz-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar</h2> <p> Corvette Z06 races into 2013 with an available 60th Anniversary Design Package to commemorate the Corvette’s six-decade milestone. It is also the final year for the current “C6” generation of the car.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-011.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7624">2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo gallery</a></em> (14 photos)</p> <p>The Corvette Z06 is a dual-purpose sports car equally adept at daily driving or weekend excursions on the track. Its racing-inspired powertrain and suspension features, along with an aluminum frame and carbon fiber fenders and floor panels, contribute to a curb weight of only 3,199 pounds / 1,451 kg (dry weight of 3,041 pounds / 1,379 kg), making it the lightest, best-balanced Corvette model and one of the most svelte supercars on the market.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-007.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-corvette-z06-1lz-2lz-3lz-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Corvette Z06 High performance sports cars models Sports cars supercars Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:23:22 +0000 admin 96362 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 supercar</h2> <p>The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is an everyday supercar. Motivated by the supercharged LSA small-block V-8 producing 580 horsepower (432 kW), it is the fastest, most capable Camaro ever, with performance credentials that include:</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-ZL1-042.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7623">2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo gallery</a></em> (52 photos)</p> <p> 0-60 mph in four seconds<br /> Top speed of 184 mph</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-ZL1-045.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p> 11-second quarter-mile ETs (11.93 with the automatic / 11.96 with the manual transmission)<br /> Lapped the Nürburgring in 7:41.27.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-ZL1-047.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertibles high performance convertibles High performance sports cars models Sports cars supercars Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:17:27 +0000 admin 96346 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Camaro (1LS, 1LT, 2LS, 2SS) coupe & convertible review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-camaro-1ls-1lt-2ls-2ss-coupe-amp-convertible-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro sports car</h2> <p> The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-012.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7622">2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo gallery</a></em> (15 photos)</p> <p>All Camaro SS models now feature variable-effort electric power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system on manual transmission-equipped models. Both features were introduced on the Camaro ZL1.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-011.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Camaro photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The 2013 Camaro lineup includes:</p> <p> The 323-horsepower (241 kW) V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible – including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-camaro-1ls-1lt-2ls-2ss-coupe-amp-convertible-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles Coupe high performance coupes High performance sports cars models Sports cars Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:59:23 +0000 admin 96292 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Golf R review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-golf-r-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Golf R performance compact</h2> <p> The third-generation Golf R represents intelligent downsizing. The heir to the 2004 and 2008 Golf R32 models, the new R manages to have more power, more performance, and consume less gasoline than its illustrious iconic performance forebears. And it offers all this for just $33,990, plus destination, for the two-door Golf R model.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Golf-R-041.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Golf R photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Golf R photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Golf R photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volkswagen Golf R pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7597">2013 Volkswagen Golf R photo gallery</a></em> (44 photos)</p> <p>Whereas the R32 models used 3.2-liter VR6 engines, the new Golf R is fitted with a high-output version of the award-winning turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI® engine. This engine makes 256 horsepower, six more than the VR6 fitted into the 2008 R32. As well as offering more power and performance, the Golf R is also more economical, with EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway compared with EPA estimated mileage of 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for the prior model.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-golf-r-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Compact cars high performance compact cars models Sports cars subcompact cars Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf R Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:54:45 +0000 admin 95725 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2012 McLaren P1 Concept review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2012-mclaren-p1-concept-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2012 McLaren P1 Concept supercar</h2> <p> McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar – the McLaren P1 – which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2012-McLaren-P1-Concept-004.jpg" alt="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" title="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2012 McLaren P1 Concept pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7595">2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo gallery</a></em> (15 photos)</p> <p>The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2012-McLaren-P1-Concept-007.jpg" alt="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" title="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l'Automobile 2012, the McLaren P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2012-McLaren-P1-Concept-011.jpg" alt="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" title="2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2012 McLaren P1 Concept photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2012-mclaren-p1-concept-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2012 Concept cars High performance sports cars Luxury cars Luxury sports cars McLaren McLaren P1 Concept models Sports cars supercars Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:52:28 +0000 admin 95679 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-gt-r-track-pack-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack supercar</h2> <p>The most intense, single-minded and driven version of Nissan's awesome GT-R supercar is now available in showrooms.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-GT-R-Track-Pack-001.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" title="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The GT-R Track Pack has been developed to deliver the ultimate in performance: it's lighter, faster and boasts a track-tuned chassis with enhanced braking performance. The result is the most focused GT-R yet, the ultimate track day star.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-GT-R-Track-Pack-008.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" title="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>With input from GT-R development driver - and former Grand Prix and Le Mans racer - Toshio Suzuki, changes to the GT-R's four-wheel drive chassis include uprated springs and adjustable shock absorbers specially created for the car.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-GT-R-Track-Pack-009.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" title="2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan GT-R Track Pack photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-gt-r-track-pack-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 High performance sports cars models Nissan Nissan GT-R Track Pack Sports cars supercars Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:25:33 +0000 admin 94877 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-mini-john-cooper-works-countryman-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman </h2> <p>For the first time, the passion for racing can be enjoyed in combination with four-wheel drive. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, equipped as standard with the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system and powered by a newly developed turbocharged four-cylinder engine, lays on extreme driving fun on any terrain. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Mini-John-Cooper-Works-Countryman-001.jpg" alt="2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo" title="2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="354" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7570">2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo gallery</a></em> (34 photos)</p> <p>Together, its powertrain and chassis technology – developed on the back of extensive motor sport expertise – and the overall concept of the first MINI with five doors and four/five seats allow the hallmark characteristics of a John Cooper Works model to take the leap into another new segment.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Mini-John-Cooper-Works-Countryman-024.jpg" alt="2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo" title="2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-mini-john-cooper-works-countryman-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Compact cars high performance compact cars John Cooper Works MINI MINI Cooper Countryman Mini John Cooper Works Countryman models Sports cars Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:11:36 +0000 admin 94842 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars