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Hybrid Car Of The Year: Fourth Annual TSCG Awards

By   December 31, 2015

Hybrid of the Year Nominees

Hybrid Car of the Year Nominees

Over the past few weeks we have been awarding the best performance cars of the year in various categories. We now come to a category that just a few years ago didn’t exist for a performance car. The Hybrid Car of the Year.

This is the category that represents the future of the sports car. Currently, most of the entrants are extremely high priced supercars (with one exception), but with strict government regulations more and more vehicles will look at hybrid drivetrains to bridge the gap from gas powered to electric powered automobiles.

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BMW Art Journey To Feature César Manrique Car

By   November 30, 2015

BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW and art go together like a hand and glove. The luxury and performance car maker has a long history of art cars.

It is fitting that the automaker will be the official partner of the 14th BMW Art Journey from December 3rd – 6th in Miami, Florida. The event will be the place to be to see plenty of fine art pieces as well as a BMW art car.

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MotorWeek’s John Davis Talks To Us At The LA Auto Show

By   November 23, 2015

MotorWeek's John Davis at the LA Auto Show

MotorWeek’s John Davis

The LA Auto Show started last week with media days and is open to the public now. The show is the biggest automotive show on the west coast and is covered by most major automotive media outlets.

One of the folks attending the show was John Davis, the host of the awarding winning PBS program MotorWeek. John took a bit of time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about the show and the industry in general.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Versus BMW i8 Track Battle

By   March 27, 2015

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS and BMW i8

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS VS BMW i8

The Porsche 911 has long been the measuring stick for what a sports car should be. Now the BMW i8 has come along with its hybrid drivetrain and it has its eyes set on taking down the King.

But is what represents the future of the sports car anywhere near the tried and true past? On paper the i8 from a cost and performance stand point matches up closely in specs to the 911 Carrera 4 GTS, but does it in the real world?

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to see a video of how the two compare.

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Help Us Choose Our European Performance Car Of The Year

By   January 22, 2015

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Our European Cars of the Year Candidate

We have finally come to choose our final candidate for our Performance Car of the Year award (2014). I know we are a little late to the party, but good things take time.

This time we are choosing our European Performance Car of the Year (2014). The winner of this category will go head to head with the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Nissan GT-R.

Without further delay below are the candidates (we decided to leave off the ultra high performance hybrids for this year, but will likely include them next year).

Porsche 911 GT3

The newest 911 GT3 is possibly the best ever. Sure purists lament the fact that only the PDK dual clutch transmission is available, but from a performance stand point it is just about perfect.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Mercedes is taking aim at the Porsche 911 with the AMG GT and they have made a powerful and stunning looking car. It is the perfect option for someone looking for a German performance car that just isn’t a Porsche.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is just an incredible machine. The standard 458 is very good, but the Speciale takes it to the razors edge. It is a fast beautiful machine that must be respected or it will bite you.

McLaren 650S

The McLaren 650S is fast a beautiful. The quality of the craftsmanship on the car is top notch. Those who purchase one will often get people thinking that it is a P1 because of the similar front end.

Lamborghini Huracan

The Lamborghini Huracan is the car that replaced the Gallardo. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, but fortunately the Huracan fills the company’s V10 void nicely.

BMW i8

The BMW i8 is a performance hybrid that is affordable when compared to cars like the Ferrari LaFerrari. Performance levels are close to the 911 Carrera and it has the looks of a concept car.

So, there you have the competitors, now help us name our European Performance Car of the Year by letting us know your favorite in the comments.

Desktop wallpaper of these European performance cars.