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@robert armantrout Nope, I think the only factory turbo Miata / MX-5 / Roadsters were the BBR Turbo (or whatever it was called), which was a turbo kit endorsed by Mazda and the limited edition 787B coloured one sold in the UK based on the BBR.
The 1.4 Multiair would be a brilliant engine choice, the output is certainly sufficient but would put Mazda in a sticky spot if they wanted to release one at the 200bhp mark.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Do You Hear Boost? <br />The Sound Of The 2016 Miata
I thought it was already pretty much confirmed it was getting a Skyactiv stupidly high compression NA engine. I forget the source of that statement though, might have been Autocar (for what that's worth)
@Onecton Nothing wrong with the choice of model from Ford's current lineup. I blame marketing. he should have a RS200 there, still Ford, still rally.
1 month ago on Hoonigan Racing HQ: The Video Tour
How do different layouts of multi turbo systems affect gas flow.
On a V engine for example...
-Left head exhaust feeds left head turbo, right feeds right, both feed the same intake manifold.
-Left head exhaust feeds left head turbo, right feeds right, left feeds left head intake manifold, right feeds right.
-Left head exhaust feeds left head turbo, right feeds right, left feeds RIGHT head intake manifold, right feeds LEFT.
-All cylinders feed larger single turbo.
1 month ago on Boost Control: We Want Your Questions!
Must be pretty annoying to be so in Ford's pocket that the most interesting car you can get in your shed is a current model reasonably priced family hatch.
@TarmacTerrorist @Hotcakes I tried to find a EK4 Civic last month, nothing left is in good condition. Same goes for the 1.4 non-vtec. I had a 1.4 once, sold it for peanuts because 'there's loads of them right?' All that's left are EK9's which I can't really justify around £7000 for. I can almost buy a Audi RS4 for that kind of money.
2 months ago on Six Of The Best From SoWo
@Jake Laird @jcali Don't take horsepower too seriously. My current car has 190bhp more than my previous car, I think it's boring in comparison.
2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
Don't designers get taught about proportions in design anymore? The Porsche 993 GT2 is widebody, the arches blend nicely with the rear of the car. These just extrude straight out the side. The front extensions ruin the angularity of the light cluster and appear to form a crease offset from the car's natural feature line. The rears interfere with the haunches in very much the same way because they are too small in diameter and a completely opposite to the square shoulder of the original body.
The proposition of a Turbo charged 2 liter 4-wheel drive sports car is anything but interesting, soon it's all there will be.
2 months, 1 week ago on Return Of The S2000? With AWD & Boost?
Dropping a car that low makes the wheels look oversize, oversize wheels are like oversize watches.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar
I still cant get my head around SUVs. If you want a 4 wheel drive luxury car with loads of luggage space that pulls like a train, you buy a RS6. In this price bracket at least. The only one I can really understand is the Range Rover, and that' only because if you want a luxury car to drive over a field, it fits the bill.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Sport Utility Bonkers: The Cayenne Turbo S
Get someone to drive either Snake Pass (A57 between Sheffield and Glossop) or Cat 'n' Fiddle (A53, A54 and A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield) in England. Both have a sheep hazard, which always adds to the mix and a each has a good pub.
11 months ago on A Good Day To Drive Hard:<br />Hahntennjoch In An Evo
Rover 75 V8? If only they put the proper cylinder heads on it.
11 months ago on Discussion: The Best Factory Sleeper Ever
@Speedhunters_Bryn @Acc Someone needs to tell Audi how to do this, then maybe they can start putting engines where they are supposed to be. Not hanging off the front of the chassis like a Morgan three wheeler.
11 months ago on Carbon Not Dated: The Secret Zakspeed Calibra
It's like watching German highlights of the DTM
-This guy won, now you can sit and watch it knowing the outcome.
11 months, 1 week ago on In The Moment: The Pole Sitter
Being designed and built by the original model's manufacturer. Doesn't matter if it shares nothing but shape in common.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
@JDMized @cornerbalance The world needs to see a tour of Engine Developments
1 year, 1 month ago on Carbon Fiber Magic: A Look At Dome
@Brad_S There are plenty of cheaper options on the market (and I'm not talking about spring chops). You just get a lower grade product. You definitely get what you pay for with things like dampers.
1 year, 1 month ago on Ask The Expert: Kw Answers Your Questions
Is that a leather covered trunk? I need to get on the case, need to expand my side pods to fit some audio equipment.
1 year, 1 month ago on ULTIMATE WAGON: THE DUBKORPS AVANT
You would have to trade it in for a 330d first, then use the money left to buy some wheels and wrap.
1 year, 1 month ago on Messer Is More: The Turbo Fan Audi A7
I don't agree with the S badge on the grill. The grill mod is fine but leaving the S badge on it is no better than sticking a Type R badge on a D14 Civic or fitting an intercooler behind the grill to give the impression of a turbo setup. Its subtle but its still 'rice'. Or 'sausage' in this case.
Also S-Line and S are two different things entirely. S-Line cars say S-line on the grill. This just says S.
1 year, 2 months ago on Messer Is More: The Turbo Fan Audi A7
Have Toyota got so far out of touch with developing sports cars that they need a more experienced manufacturer to hold their hand these days?
1 year, 2 months ago on TOYOTA WORKING ON NEW SUPRA WITH BMW?
@ComJive Those days of manufacturers being competitive 'to prove they were the best' has long gone unfortunately.
There should be a rule set by the FIA that to use a manufacturers name, the car must be built inside the manufacturers plant by a team of engineers who have x number of years experience designing road cars. Modern race teams have no soul.
1 year, 2 months ago on Sébastien Loeb Tests The 208 T16 Pikes Peak
@Matt Burgess Current production engine!
1 year, 2 months ago on The Gt-r Versus The Ski Slope
That would be amazing but given the effort to rework it into a 2L N/A (which I don't recall Nissan having a good one) or a 1.6T makes running a 1.6T Juke a much more sensible option.
Cramming a R35 into the small engine restrictions of the FIA rules would probably ruin the car as a whole and leave it uncompetitive.
The world needs more snow / ice hill climbs
No Rover V8!?
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: Great American V8s
@speedhunters_dino That's awesome. Still, surely its life could be prolonged by not having it drag along the floor.
1 year, 4 months ago on Style Comes First At The Excite King 2013
That Skyline must get through a few tow rings.
Actually you're probably still correct.
1 year, 4 months ago on Fast Car Magazine Preview: Dirty Downforce
Are daft shoes a prerequisite of a feature?
Three Golfs, Four Civics and no Volvo 850 T5-R. What's the world coming to?
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: Front Drive Legends
@Larry Chen @JDMized He certainly doesn't sound like a Yorkshireman anymore.
1 year, 7 months ago on Magnus Walker: You Build Your Own Luck
@Tim Walsh @Other Will @GraysonParker
One point contact is all you need isnt it? So long as it's a front wheel you can still brake and steer.
1 year, 8 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: The Art Of Looking
@GraysonParker You just ruined that picture for me. I skimmed over it and thought it was 0 wheeling.
I thought the general consensus on this was Subaru put a turbo on, Toyota put a supercharger on.
1 year, 8 months ago on Poll: Juicing The 86
What happened to Peter Stevens? He sort of vanished after MG Rover went down the pan.
1 year, 8 months ago on Racing Jaguars In The Roar
Cue KERS kicked in yo! memes.
1 year, 8 months ago on Toyota 86 To Get Kers?
Is it just me or does the wheelbase on the new beetle seem to be shorter than the wheelbase of the body?
1 year, 9 months ago on Sema 2012: The Machines Of Europe
Forgive my lack of understanding of the modern automobile but that black hose attached before the blower, what is it for? I know I'm going to kick myself when I find out but I really cant work it out.
Great shots Sean, I really need to get my camera back out.
1 year, 9 months ago on Live From Socal, The Evasive Fr-s #featured
Owners of Lotus. Never really a popular car manufacturer in Britain.
1 year, 9 months ago on Btcc Trek: The Next Generation
Jonathan your article up to "WhereisthelovelycarwherehasitgoneIwanttoseeit." Sums us enthusiasts up perfectly. Theres a dual carriageway leading to a roundabout near my house and I have lost count of the number of times I have half seen something interesting out the corner of my eye heading the other way, blasted it down to the roundabout, done a 180 and tore it up the other way trying in vein to catch up while my wife gives me the "did you leave the cooker on?" face.
That or thought I saw something which later turned out to be something bland. Sad face.
1 year, 9 months ago on Taking It To The Top At Brooklands
I remember meeting a bunch of classic TVR drivers once and they all moaned about how their upswept tailpipes filled with water. One put bungs in his, often forgot to take them out when starting.
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: A Sideways Subaru Svx
Boso exhausts - do they fill with water in the rain?
Engine swaps from the same maker with the added criteria of "Engines from other makers of related cars"
A Honda B-series is okay in a MG ZS for example, as is a European market Honda Civic Aerodeck with a Rover T-series.
1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: The Engine Swap Debate
@Vilko @Kitch @shortgrauzis If you take up 2 spots in the car park I'm using, you get my my car parked so close to your drivers door, you have to get in the passenger side.
Thank you Mr Chong for adding to the notion that all German car drivers are numpties, its bad enough the sales reps doing it, never mind the enthusiasts as well.
1 year, 10 months ago on Dream Drive: Meeting The Widowmaker
Thats German's 'standardising' everything. Find something which works - make everything the same.
Give it 10 years, we will be able to buy a DIN41642-3:2022 - Self propelled vehicle with 4 doors.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Golf 7 Is Here
Like how Watanabe Mags look like Minilites?
Or is it the other way round, both are from the 60s, which being 25, I don't remember very well.
1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: Knockoffs & Replicas Vs. The Real Deal
I swear this site has featured a car sporting a 'knock off' Mini shell, so much so it reproduced the Mk1 exterior door hinges and even went so far as to have a Mini logo on it. No disrespect to the car, its amazing, and I did struggle to find an example, but if there weren't a demand for replica parts, that body would not exist, and therefore neither would the car.
Would everyone rather the 'controversial article' feature a car as well modified as it was, but running on stock wheels and a standard roof? Ok, the roof maybe wouldn't look out of place, but I'm glad he swapped the wheels. Although I did wonder where the bonnet went.
It looks like we're not far off 50/50 for and against if you ignore the no feelings votes. I suppose we will have to accept we won't get some good articles to pander to the opinions of the rich kids.
Riding horses, nothing to do with cars.
1 year, 11 months ago on POLL: KEN BLOCK AND THE BATTLE OVER GYMKHANA