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Other American Sports Car Manufacturers

Learn about other American sports car manufacturers and get specs and pictures of your favorite models, including the Kurtis, the AMX, the Shelby and Pontiac models.

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Shelby Sports Cars

The Shelby Cobra sports cars are icons of 1960's auto design and engineering. Carroll Shelby combined a British car body with a powerful American engine. Learn about the Shelby Cobra models including their specs and photos.


How the 2013 SRT Viper Works

With a fire-breathing V-10 engine under its hood, the 2013 SRT Viper comes across like Superman in a world of 4-cylinder Clark Kents.

1992-1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Profile

The 1992-1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 is known as the Cobra for the '90s. The beautiful design, incredible power, and unique styling made the Dodge Viper an instant success. Learn about the performance, styling, and more on the 1992-1993 Dodge Viper RT/10.

How the Dodge Viper Works

Dodge's first supercar was an immediate hit. The Viper came equipped with a 400 hp V-10 engine with a top speed of 163 mph, all-independent suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission. Find out more about this American supercar, the Dodge Viper.

History of the Dodge Viper

A project to create a reborn Cobra resulted in a successful American supercar. The Dodge Viper went from an auto-show concept to dealership showrooms in only three years. Find out how a small team from Chrysler created this incredible sports car.

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Other General Motors vehicles had downsized in the late 1970s, and now it was Firebird's turn, shrinking to a 101-inch wheelbase and losing more than eight inches in overall length. Learn more about the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

1957 Devin SS

The 1957 Devin SS had a sporty look and a fast engine, in keeping with designer Bill Devin's background as a car racer. It received mixed reviews but drivers and enthusiasts loved it. Learn more about the Devin SS.

1959 Bocar XP-5

The 1959 Bocar XP-5 was created to be the fastest and safest sports car in the world. The XP-5's acceleration would qualify for a near-supercar ranking even today. Learn more about this incredible sports car.

1953 Woodill Wildfire

The 1953 Woodill Wildfire was Robert Woodill's failed attempt to create an affordable sports car like Jaguar's. Woodill wasn't the only one to fail at producing a new novel car. Read more about this limited production fiberglass sports car.

1949-1954 Allard J2 and J2-X

The Allards most remembered by racing fans, especially American racing spectators, were the J2 and J2-X. Who can forget those bellowing monsters churning out of a turn with tapered rear and uplifted prow? Check out the 1949-1954 Allard J2 and J2-X.

1953 Triumph TR2 Roadster

A humble start is never an absolute impediment to making great cars. Automotive history is rich with admired vehicles made with ingenious use of existing parts and stretching of scarce funds. Read about one example, the 1953 Triumph TR2 Roadster.