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Porsche 911 (996)

History Porsche’s first air-cooled 911 was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year. Although much ridiculed for its Boxster-derived “fried egg” headlights (as a cost cutting measure, all lights were integrated into one unit, and the 911 shared the entire front end with the Boxster), it was a sales […]

Optimizing the ND2 Mazda MX-5 for road and track use

The current-generation (ND2) Mazda MX-5 is maybe the best value for money when it comes to driving fun. This is due to its low weight, naturally aspirated engine, good manual transmission and track-worthy suspension. Grassroots Motorsports have one among their project cars. In a recent article, they have listed the […]

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 […]