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Alejandro de Tomaso was a race-car driver who emigrated to Italy to build competition machines. The Mangusta was one of DeTomasoâ€™s first sport cars that rivaled the Shelby Cobra. Learn about the DeTomaso line of sports cars.
Lotus, founded by Britain's Colin Chapman, makes some of the finest sports cars in the world. Lotus began small, and remains so to this day. Learn about the evolution of Lotus sports cars.
The Mercedes-Benz sports car heritage claims the SL series, and the modern SLK. Their first postwar models were sports cars were the 190SL and 300SL. Learn about the history of Mercedes-Benz sports cars.
In the 1920s, Jaguar (then called Swallow Coachbuilding Company) was making its money creating motorcycle sidecars. It wasnâ€™t until the 1930s that founder William Lyons started making car bodies, and then entire cars. By 1945, Jaguar Cars, Ltd. had begun to make history.
To some, Lamborghini sports cars are the â€œother Italians,â€ fated to exist in the shadow of glamorous Ferrari. But in this article, you will learn that Lamborghini sports cars had their own identity, and on occasion even influenced Ferrari.
Mazda sports cars include two models beloved by fans: the Mazda RX-7 and the Mazda Miata MX-5. The sports cars were known for their performance, reliability, and affordable price. Learn about Mazda and Mazda sports cars.
Austin-Healeys were popular sports cars from the 1950s until the mid-1960s. The attractive looks and affordable price of the Austin-Healey sports cars made them popular on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn about various models.
The Alpine-Renault line of sports cars were fast but were also plagued by quality control problems. That didnâ€™t keep them from becoming one of the only successful French manufacturers of sports cars. Learn about the Alpine-Renault A310 and GTA.
The Crosley Hot Shot and Super Sports were affordable and full of performance. Both cars were as tiny and spartan as Crosley's passenger cars, but lighter and faster. Discover more info and photos of Crosleyâ€™s postwar sports cars.
The 1958 Corvette received positive praise due to its economical price and solid performance. The â€˜58 Corvette, though heavier than the previous year's model, boasted several improvements. Learn more about this Corvette.
Morgan sports cars are built with old-fashioned styling and with a focus on demand -- only a small number of each have been built. To this day, they still build each of their cars by hand. Learn about Morgan automobiles.
MG sports cars built in Britain range from the T-Series to the modern-day MGF, and were considered to be the very definition of happy motoring. Learn about the MG history and some of their most popular cars.
Triumph sports cars always seemed to have more performance and feel more modern than their MG contemporaries at just a little additional cost. This great British brand traces its start to the manufacture of bicycles in the 1890s and to motorcycles in the early 1900s.
Made in England with Ford engines, Allard sports cars earned a place in the history of auto racing with their great speed and high style. Allard combined racing ingenuity and innovation to build a breed of sports cars that challenged the best of the best.
From 1953 through 1973 AC made race cars that competed well on the race track but didnâ€™t fare as well in the market. AC is responsible for providing roadster body for the Shelby Cobra. Learn more about AC sports cars.
The Five Most Collectible Ferraris lists the most coveted road going Ferraris. These Ferraris are treasured for their significance to the marque and to automotive history. Discover which Ferraris make the list, why, and what they look like.
The Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport hides a Fiat engine under Pinin Farinaâ€™s signature styling. Although it had the beauty, the 202 Gran Sport simply didn't have the muscle to attract many sales. Find out more about the Gran Sport including photos.
The Citroen SM rose above its competitors literally, thanks to oleopneumatic suspension. The SM had no fewer than six headlights linked to the steering so that they'd turn with the front wheels. Learn about the Citroen SM including specs and photos.
The Cunningham C-3 Continental took cues from both sides of the Atlantic with Italian style and an American engine. It was named one of the worldâ€™s 10 best automobile designs. Learn about the C-3 with photos.
The Daimler SP250 was fast and selected by several British police departments for pursuit duty. But bodyflex and a poor suspension system compromised the handling. Find out more about the Daimler SP250.
Toyota sports cars were introduced in the '60s with the 2000GT and the momentum continued with other high-tech gems. Learn about each model from the 2000GT to the almighty Supra. Find photos specs and more here.
Bristol began as an aircraft-engine maker before switching to building cars. Bristol increasingly asserted itself as a maker of quintessentially British performance cars. Learn how Bristol transitioned to sports cars after World War II.
BMW sports cars are products of the same exacting engineering that created the world's top performance sedan. This article highlights some of the best of the breed.
Nissan's earliest car the 1914 DAT eventually led to the Datson, and in 1934, the name Datsun. This sporty offering gave the company a whole new look and feel. Learn about the Datsun line of sports cars.
Frank Kurtis made some of the earliest high-performance cars such as the well-received Sport a slab-sided two-seat convertible. Learn about Kurtis sport cars at HowStuffWorks.