Thursday, August 24 2017

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The Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Toyota GT86 are all basically the same car underneath. A popular fun machine at an affordable price is an appealing thing, and they’ve sold pretty well. Most car enthusiasts will wind up wanting to modify and upgrade their cars, tailoring its experience for their own personal tastes. There are …

Originally, this Beetle likely made around 40 horsepower. Now it makes at well over 300. Thanks to years of tinkering, people have figured out a number of ways to make a faster Volkswagen Beetle. You can do anything from converting its stock flat-four to run on Weber carbs, to swapping in an engine from the …

For as long as there have been cars, there have been legions of oil-stained tinkerers who have been customising and rebuilding them, whether to make them faster, better to drive or just a bit fancier to look at. Modifying a car can be as simple as changing a set of wheels or as complex as …

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It’s not clear what someone’s talking about when they say ‘classic cars’. Everyone has their own definition, their own set of criteria, their own ideas about what makes a car ‘classic’. Some people have a very fluid rationale, using the word ‘classic’ to refer to a wider range of interesting cars that aren’t being built …

Subaru’s EJ engine has been in use for more than 20 years and remains under the hood of Subaru’s most sporty road car, the WRX STI. Vince Griffin is no stranger to these engines. In fact, they are all he has worked on for the past seven years. For nearly a full decade, Griffin has …

Subaru teamed up with Prodrive to create a 600-plus-hp, active-aero monster. It worked. Remember the 550-HP active-aero Subaru WRX STI built by Prodrive to set a record at the Isle of Mann TT? Subaru had it modified, and just took it to the Nurburgring, where it ran a 6:57.5 lap around the Nordschleife. That makes it the …

Parting with your car is never easy, but if it was necessary to better the life of my child (hypothetical child) I would do it in a heartbeat. To no surprise, Jonathan Corbett of Camillus, New York feels the same way and has put his daughter in front of his love for Subarus. Corbett is …

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