Return of the Spyder

Auto Express reveals that Porsche are set to bring back one of their most iconic sports cars: the Spyder.  Based on the VW Bluesport the Spyder will be smaller and more efficient than any of the current crop of Porsche models, being more of a roadster than its nearest sibling the Boxster.

Due to its size power will be drawn from an efficient mid mounted 4 cylinder engine, most likely to be the 200bhp Volkswagen/Audi 2.0 TFSi with a tuned version likely to arrive shortly after its release in 2013.

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Nissan’s New 200SX Silvia aims at MX-5?

Auto Express reports that Nissan is considering a two seater roadster as a successor to the S15 200SX. If tru then it looks as though Renault may yet let Nissan return to making a good old affordable sports cars.  With the 350Z and now the 370Z and GT-R proving to be extremelly popular why not keep giving the customers what they want?
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Electric Sports Cars: here and now?

Forget the hybrid drive vehicles that Toyota, Lexus and Honda are pushing.  As an intermediate stage they’re fine but with the speed at which the technology is advancing it may be no more than a token gesture.  Reducing emissions is important, and concentrating on the mass market will have the biggest impact but none of the models released so far can truly be considered mass market can they?
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