Sports Cars


VW Sport coup Concept gteWolfsburg/Geneva, March 2015 —Volkswagen will debut the Sport Coupé Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, heralding a new and progressive Volkswagen design language. “Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupé Concept GTE. This concept is based on Volkswagen design DNA, which has been visibly sharpened even more. It shows how the highest-volume brand of our Group is shaping the immediate future,” says Walter de Silva, Head of Design of Volkswagen AG.

Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, elaborates: “This breathtakingly dynamic coupé is unlike any other to appear in this class. The design of the Sport Coupé Concept GTE is an impressive alternative to the classic sedans of the B and C segments—it has the style of a sport coupé that is enriched by the functionality of a large hatchback and the interior space of a sedan.” Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand, adds: (more…)

Powered by a 200 hp, 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine the new Scion FR-S is sure to thrill! Holding to the traditional Front-Engine, Rear-Wheel drive design of most of the better sports cars the Scion delivers exceptional performance.

D-4S fuel injection

The Scion FR-S is a joint effort of Toyota and Subaru, using Subaru’s horizontally opposed engine and the D-4S fuel injection developed by Toyota. The D-4S fuel injection system combines both port fuel injection (PFI) and GDI injectors that utilize a dual fan spray.

This interesting combination of the two fuel injection technologies take advantage of each methods best characteristics to produce a high power, low emission engine while also decreasing fuel consumption. In short the port injectors receive the highest demand on startup to decrease the emissions of the cold engine with only minimal use of the direct ejectors. (more…)

Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle Monterey Auction

Russo and Steele Auctions

Russo and Steele Auctions


Following the success of the Russo and Steele Scottsdale auctions, Russo and Steele are now holding auctions in Monterey California. This year’s auction will be held on August 16-18, 2012. This year’s show is entitled “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”. Check here for more information on the 2012 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction.

Collector Car Auctions

Russo and Steele only consign collectable vehicles and specialize in collectable European Sports cars, American Muscle cars, hot rod and custom cars. While at the Barret Jackson auctions you will find a wider veriety of vehicles including collector work trucks, celebrity signed vehicles (like a tractor from Jay Leno), novelty cars like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, late model sports cars and even just late model cars, Russo and Steele only works with the exceptional and collector automobiles.

Monterey’s Historic Car week

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The 2013 Lexus GS 350 was made its first North American Auto Show appearance at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show along with the GS 450h and GS 350 F SPORT.

2013 Lexus GS 350

2013 Lexus GS 350

This luxury sports car is marked by precision handling and aggressive performance. The 3.5 liter v6 engine sorts a four-cam, four valve per cylinder engine with dual Variable Valve Timing design that gives the gs 350 a 0-60mph track time of just 5.7 seconds pushed along by 306 horsepower. (more…)

2013 Scion FR-S

2013 Scion FR-S

Scion, a marque of ToyotaMotor Sales USA, Inc unvieled a hot new high-performance coupe in Los Angeles on Nov 30, 2011. FR-s stands for Front Engine, Rear-wheel Drive, Sportscar. It is expected that the 2013 Scion FR-S will go on sale in the spring of 2012. The FR-S is the 5th car that has been introduced under the Scion mark and is hoped to be “The Halo” car for Scion.

“The goal was to create an authentic rear-wheel drive sports car… with compelling style… exceptionally balanced performance and handling… flexible utility… and surprising MPG.” Says the Vice President of Scion Jack Hollis. (more…)

2002 Jaguar for sale by owner

2002 Jaguar For Sale

Looking for an affordable used sports car? The Private Party Classifieds section of NorCalCars has several great cars to choose from at this time. One of our favorites is a fully loaded 2002 Jaguar. We’ve seen this car personally. It’s been meticulously cared for by the owner. Its 4.0 V-8 engine packs plenty of punch while still delivering 26 mph.

Not what you are looking for? How about a classic 1983 Porsche 944? Needs a little work, but what can we say, but everyone would like to own a Porsche.

Maybe fixing up a 1956 Cadillac is something you’ve dreamed of, or the 1967 Ford Mustang might be your next car show baby. Speaking of muscle the 1966 Plymouth Fury ll with a 440 engine should add a little excitement to your life.

These are only a few of the cars currently for sale by owner in our automotive classifieds section so stop by today and see if we have the right one for you!

This year may be the end for the Dodge Viper, an icon among American sports cars, and they’ve decided to go out with style. Last year Chrysler confirmed that the line was in danger of termination, and this year, with the help of Fiat, they wanted to mark the end of the series with a number of special encore models. Several faithful Viper customers took advantage of this last chance opportunity to create their own custom Vipers. (more…)

Maybe the 512 is neither the most practical nor the nimblest of Ferraris, but it still has an almighty presence that shouts Ferrari; 78 inches wide, 44 inches low it still manages to be graceful in its Pininfarina clothes; and with 428 bhp from its flat 12 (boxer) 5 liter midships engine, it is also very fast but user-friendly with it. If Ferrari didn’t keep producing even more exciting but considerably less practical devices like the 288 GTO and the F40/ 50, ‘Berlinetta Boxer’ would have attracted the stronger following which its all-round ability deserves; that those that can afford them don’t usually buy a big Ferrari for its practically and the other offer more short-term exhilaration.

It started life back in 1973 when the Daytona was still in production. Ferrari was never one to leap into new technologies, although the company has always been good at perfecting them once proven – a sound small company philosophy. Thus Ferrari was beaten to the mid-engined road car draw by Lamborghini; such was the caution that both the mid-engined Ferraris were to be shown as styling exercises, well ahead of possible production, as a means of sampling public opinion before taking the plunge.

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For ever known as the Daytona, the 365GTB4 was Ferrari’s final fling for the front engined two seater; four seaters would continue with front mounted engines, but two seater sports Ferraris would be mid engined after this. But what a finale. It was a bold statement of sheer power and shameless aggression, from sharp front end to the wide fastback that had lost any semblance of its predecessor’s narrow cabin, inset from a curvaceous waist line.

It was a big car too, heavy and bulky, but a muscle car designed to appeal to the American market; its performance and maximum speed would leave all of those and the Europeans standing, it was king of the road in its day. Its predecessor had been the 275 GTB4.

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For many years the Corvette was American’s only sports car and it has entirely been the most consistent while others have come and gone; and it has remained essentially Americans, despite the steady inward flow of Italian exotica. In a land where speed limits have applied for many years, outsight top speed has been less important than accelerative ability and the Corvette has long supplied that, with its top range option.

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None more so than the ZR-1, the first to have a European engine; it was designed by Lotus at the time the company was owned by General Motors, although it derived from a previous project for the still born Lotus Etna. The first Corvette rolled off the line in 1953, a pioneering glass fiber body on well tried mechanical components with a 3.8 liter six cylinder engine developed to produce 150 bhp.

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