The first offerings from Swiss automaker Monteverdi, the 375-series held their own against cars of the time. The first Monteverdi was a two-seat semi-fastback coupe dubbed the Monteverdi 375S. Learn more about Monteverdi sports cars.
The Opel GT was a slick fastback coupe produced to meet the 60s' demand for fast youthful cars. It looked similar to the ’68 Corvette because it was styled by a GM designer. Learn more about Opel sports cars.
Stylish, but plagued with cost issues, the Nissan 300ZX Turbo marked the death of affordable high-tech sports cars. The 3-liter, twin cam V-6 gave the 300ZX Turbo a healthy turn of speed to match its slick exterior. Learn about Nissan sports cars.
Originally planned as a commuter car, the Pontiac Fiero earned a place among sports cars of the '80s. The Fiero was Pontiac's first and only mid-engine two-seater. Learn more about Pontiac sports cars.
Started as a 1970s exotic car the Vector finally came to life under the hands of Lamborghini's parent company. The M12 was powered by a Lamborghini V-12, and featured jack-knife doors and sleek European styling. Learn more about Vector sports cars.
The 1956 Corvette was restyled inside and out to look and operate better than its predecessor. All the former version's inferior elements were removed and the superior ones were now emphasized. See how Corvette finally came of age.
The 1957 Corvette sold 6,339 units -- an 80 percent improvement. In almost any form, the '57 Corvette delivered certifiably staggering performance. Learn what new features and options made this classic car so popular.
The 1959 Corvette had a cleaned-up look and a smoother, faster ride. The Corvette was equipped with a 290-bhp engine capable of a 128 mph top speed. Learn about the small but significant changes Chevy made to its classic car.
What the 1972 Corvette lost in power it made up for in style. Refinements included a redesigned center console and optional anti-theft alarm system. Find photos and specifications of the 1972 Corvette in this article.
The self-titled Nash-Healey endured over many years of production but never quite caught on. It led to the creation of a more affordable, Austin-powered sports car. Learn more about Nash-Healey sports cars.
The 1960 Corvette introduced mechanical refinements that gave a smoother ride and more neutral handling. It also broke model-year sales records with 10,261 units. Discover the features of this classic car.
Sunbeam automobiles were a hit for over two decades with the company producing several highly successful lines. One of the most successful models is the Alpine, which Shelby later fitted with a Ford engine to create the Alpine Tiger. Learn more about Sunbeam sports cars.
Founded in 1937 to build aircrafts, Saab turned its postwar attention to making reliable luxury and sports cars. Saab decided to try producing sports cars after early models proved quite capable in European road rallies. Learn more about Saab sports cars.
Founded in 1954, TVR was a British automaker that survived multiple calamities to produce cars well into the '70s. Follow the history of TVR from the Griffin to the Tuscan. Learn more about TVR sports cars.
Volvo long ago earned a reputation for reliable solid-performance vehicles and their sports cars are no exception. Volvo introduced the P1800 in 1961 as their first sports car. Learn about Volvo sports cars.
The 1953 Corvette was rushed into production and stumbled coming out of the gate, getting mixed reviews. However, the Corvette was quite a good sports car performance-wise. Explore the birth of this world-class sports car.
Alejandro de Tomaso was a race-car driver who emigrated to Italy to build competition machines. The Mangusta was one of DeTomaso’s first sport cars that rivaled the Shelby Cobra. Learn about the DeTomaso line of 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 wasn’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 “other Italians,” 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 didn’t keep them from becoming one of the only successful French manufacturers of sports cars. Learn about the Alpine-Renault A310 and GTA.