As of 2016 all 911 models produced by the sports car manufacturer “Porsche” will be sporting turbocharged motors. This brings an end to the era of naturally aspirated 911’s the original vehicle were air cooled flat 6 motors and as time progresses we move into water cooled turbocharged motors.
check out this clip below that really has some great shots.
Bmw has been granted a sum of capital to test and research technology they have been developing for the last 20 years. BMW the Company celebrated their 100th Anniversary last week and it marks a significant timeline for the company and how far along it has come. The roots of the company originally planted in Germany producing and manufacturing engines suitable for world war 2 planes and machinery, fast forward 100 years later and the company is producing some of the highest rated luxury vehicles on the planet.
Current chairman spoke about future goals for the organization and where it would stand in the coming years, CEO and president spoke openly about these goals stating that volume was not everything and that rival manufacturers like benz and audi are both very strong competitors however BMW has been setting the standard for years.
Grants set fourth by the german government will also allow the manufacturer and auto conglomerate the opportunity to bring fourth pre-developed technologies forward and apply them to new markets.
In todays article we are going to be discussing the importance of selecting the correct tires for your racing purposes and applications. The most important aspect of automotive racing has to be the single word “traction” without it we can not move, we loose control, racing becomes a dangerous and un-eventful sport outside of the crazy world of drifting. Even drifting requires mass amounts of traction in order to propel the car in a sideways motion.
We have composed a list of a couple very prominent and important tire manufacturers and we wanted to compare reviews and information that we found online through various retailers like tire rack and Revwerks etc.
Initially we wanted to compare and write a review on one of our favorite tires, the Falken RT-615 this is a tire that has a vey aggressive tread pattern and on top of that it also sports a 180 tread wear which is the lowest level you can legally run for a lot of auto cross events as well as sporting solo one and solo 2 racing events.
We have attached a picture of the RT-615 below, this tire performs great under all conditions. Although one thing we did notice was after roughly 10 laps on the road course they start to become greasy, which is somewhat concerning for high speed turns coming off of a straight and into a sharp hairpin.
If you have ever seen Chris Harris before than you likely understand the title of this blog post. The British blogger / Automotive Car Reviewer is a master of emotions and really portraying them on film. We recently watched this video he posted comparing some of the hottest vehicles on the market.
The all new 10th generation civic was unveiled at the Geneva auto show last week. The north american market has been without a hatchback civic for over 10 years now. The popularity of the vehicles throughout the 90’s into early 2000’s was a top seller for on of the worlds largest automakers Honda.
See some of the pictures below of the newly unveiled product, we assume when this product actually does come to market in the coming months it will become a little bit of a toned down version than what is actually pictured. The new model features a larger frame, wheels base was increased and it shares some sporty technologies similar to that of the Type R Civic from previous generations. The New coupe and sedan are going to be made available in both manual 6 speed transmissions and automatic. Pricing information has yet to be released however Honda has confirmed the addition to the online car building platform will be available next week.
The Miata a small two door 2 seater entry level sports car manufactured by the Japanes automaker Mazda. A company not new to the game of manufacturing innovative vehicles and performance motors. The Miata has been a longtime favourite for all forms of auto enthusiasts since the early 90’s this week at the New York Auto show the replacement vehicle to the MX5 was revealed a brand new to the lineup convertible two door coupe that will be sold under the name of MX-R5F, unlike some of its predecessors this model sports an automatic and powered retractable roof! A button on the interior of the vehicle folds the roof, rear windows and all of the supports into the trunk in a hidden and clean and tidy way.
See the pictures below for what we are referring to.
Although the vehicle has undergone a name change, and a drastic exterior revision the performance aspect and motor have not changed, the ever reliable and possibly under powered 2.0l NA motor still triumphs. Pair this with a 6 speed transmission and you may have a competitor for the Scion FRS. A true Auto-X competitor that can easily compete with a variety of different manufacturers vehicle and classes. Mazda also made it public knowledge that they had been selected for a variety of auto manufacturer awards world car of the year has been selected for the MX-R5F.