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Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S

History Toyota is no stranger to sporty rear-wheel drive cars. It started with the 2000 GT, a rare and sought-after classic that was even driven by James Bond. Later, there were various versions of the Celica and Supra, and of course the mid-engined MR2. Most iconic is maybe the AE86, […]

Porsche Boxster

History When production of the unsuccessful 968 ended in 1995, Porsche was briefly without a second cheaper model positioned below the 911. This changed in 1996 with the introduction of the Boxster. Porsche made the smart move of making use the rebirth of the roadster (caused largely by the Maxda […]

Mazda MX-5 Miata

History The Mazda MX-5 (known as Miata in the United States) can be credited with starting the rebirth of the classic small two-seat roadster. By the time of its introduction in 1989, the British roadsters by brands such as MG and Triumph were no longer in production. The Mercedes-Benz R129 […]


History Seven generations of Golf mean seven generations of GTI. The Mk I GTI, presented in 1976, was quite a sensation with its 110hp 1.6l engine. The last production year and the Mk II (introduced in 1984) featured a 1.8l engine. The Mk II was also available with a sixteen-valve […]

BMW 3 series (E36)

History The E36 was introduced in 1991. It was a major step forward compared to the E30 with a completely new body, covered headlights, and much improved aerodynamics. The six-cylinders were all-new, too: The 24 valve M50 was available as 2.0l 320i with 150hp and 2.5l 325i with 192hp. The […]