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Sports Car Information

Our Sports Car Information section goes under the hood to look at performance and history of classic and modern sports cars. Get sports car information and pictures here.

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1954 OSCA MT-4 Sports Racer

The 1954 OSCA MT-4 sports racer is the world's most famous sports-racing OSCA. Its dual-overhead-cam four displaced just 1-1/2 liters (1,452 cc), and horsepower totaled only 130 at 6,300 rpm. Learn how the 1954 OSCA MT-4 Sports Racer overachieved.

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.

1955 Ferrari 250 MM GT Berlinetta

Early Ferraris like the 1955 Ferrari 250 MM GT Berlinetta were typical of low-volume cars in that there was little apparent consistency among them. Learn about the history, design, and specifications of the 1955 Ferrari 250 MM GT Berlinetta.

1948 Porsche 356/2 Coupe

The 356/2 Porsche was developed by Ferdinand Porsche's son while Ferdinand was in prison. Volkswagen components were the basis for its design. See pictures and learn how the father-and-son team created this famous car.

1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica

At first glance, the 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica looks like a Chrysler Corporation show car from the mid-1950s. The styling has a vintage flair, from the trapezoidal grille to the flaring tailfins. Learn about the 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica.

1955-1962 MGA

By 1955, the MG-TF had become rather dated. MG enthusiasts the world over clamored for something more modern and faster to keep pace with the new Triumph TR-2. The 1955-1962 MGA was Abingdon's answer. Learn details and history of the 1955-1962 MGA.

1956-1966 Ferrari Superamerica and Superfast

The 1956-1966 Ferrari Superamerica and Superfast have been referred to as "the ultimate street Ferraris" by automotive historian Richard Langworth, describing them as "monstrously powerful." Check out the 1956-1966 Ferrari Superamerica and Superfast.

1949-1961 Jaguar XK Sports Cars

Milestones by almost any standard, the sleek and speedy Jaguar XK sports cars, the XK-120 and its XK-140 and XK-150 descendants, have long been recognized among the most romantic sports cars ever built. Read about the 1949-1961 Jaguar XK Sports Cars.

1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia

Alfa Romeo trained its sights on creating an affordable small sedan in the early 1950s. Read how the temptation to make something livelier and more exciting of the new car resulted in a real jewel, the 1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia.

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.

1949-1952 Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports

The 1949-1952 Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports were America's only true postwar sports cars before the Corvette. The company had no factory support, but a handful of private owners ensured the quality of the vehicle. Learn about these collectible autos.

1965-1967 Buick Gran Sport

The 1965-1967 Buick Gran Sport was a Skylark-based performance option that became available mid-1965. Buick renamed their 401 engine to the 400 which turned out to be a perfect fit for the A-body Skylark. Find out how the Buick Gran Sport stacked up.

1955-1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

The 1955-1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was created as a more-accessible, less-expensive version of the 300SL. However, most critics agree that this model was underpowered and lacked any sort of performance. Explore successes and failures of the 190SL.

Jaguar Cars

Jaguar cars come alive in these profiles pictures and specifications of Jaguar's hottest sports models. Learn about the sexy Jaguar XKE the LeMans-winning D-Type and C-Type racers and the classic SS 100 roadster.

Jaguar XKE Road Tests

The Jaguar XKE, revealed in 1961, was a roadgoing race car that delighted drivers and reviewers. This car featured a race-proven twin-cam engine four-speed gearbox and all-wheel disc brakes. Find out what it's like to drive a Jaguar XKE.

1957-1980 Lotus Seven

The 1957-1980 Lotus Seven is pure sports car intended to be affordable but with virtually no amenities. It was originally offered as a kit that required assembly. Learn about the 1957-1980 Lotus Seven including the production facts and specifications.

Porsche Boxster History

The Porsche Boxster debuted in 1997 as the new entry-level Porsche, and became a sports-car classic. It was a two-seat roadster with looks and road manners. Check out this illustrated history of the Boxster.

Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 was a prospective replacement for the rear-engine Porsche 911. Some critics dubbed it the world's best performance car. Learn why the great front-engine 928 never met that potential.

Porsche 911

Introduced in 1965, the Porsche 911 has been wowing car lovers for decades. Trace this fantastic car's history, plus find links to more great info about other Porsche cars.

Porsche 924

The Porsche 924 Porsche 944 and Porsche 968 were Porsche's ideal front-engine sports cars. Each version of this front-engine Porsche had its own look. Learn how Porsche's front-engine adventure began with the 924 in the late 1970s.

Porsche 924 944 and 968 Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 924 Porsche 944 and Porsche 968 were sometimes controversial Porsches. They were a family of front-engine Porsches, but the engines they used cause much controversy. Follow their evolution in pictures and specifications.

2005 Corvette

The 2005 Corvette C6 made great advances over the C5 in performance style and refinement and was quickly hailed as the best Corvette ever. Learn more about the latest generation of Corvettes.

1997 Corvette

The 1997 Corvette featured a fresh and sophisticated new design that was a favorite with buyers and reviewers. The redesigned Corvette sported a new all-aluminum 350-cid LS1 V-8 that produced 345-bhp. Discover the fifth generation Corvette.

1998 Corvette

In 1998 Corvette bowed the C5 convertible which sported all the great C5 design and engineering features. The new convertible sported the first external trunk lid on an open-air Corvette in 36 years. Follow the development of the C5 Corvette.

1999 Corvette

The 1999 Corvette expanded Chevy's line of powerful sports cars with the introduction of a notchback hardtop coupe. The hardtop's beefier structure made its body 12 percent more rigid than the coupe. Learn more about the C5 Corvettes.

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