Monthly Archives May 2014

2015 Ford Mustang Will Gain More than 200 Pounds of Weight

The biggest change to the 2015 Mustang will be its independent rear suspension, and also structural enhancement to increase the car body rigidity and also the crash protection to its occupants.

But this comes with a price – we just heard that compared to the current generation Mustang, the newly redesigned car will be 200 – 300 lbs heavier.

For sports cars we obviously do not want extra weight. We hope this will not impact the performance of the new Mustang.



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Most Popular Articles – 2014 May

Today is the last day of May, from our website statistics below are the most popular articles of this month.

– Test Drives

2014 Ford Fusion SE 2.0L EcoBoost
2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8L V6

– Dodge Performance Cars

SRT Viper Insider Information
2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat HEMI 6.2L V8 Supercharged Engine

– The Fate of the Redesigned Volvo S80

– Maserati Related Stuffs

Interesting Things Happened to a Maserati Owner
Why Putting A Ferrari Engine in Your Car May Not be a Good Idea

– Toyota’s Innovative Engine Technology



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Farewell to the First-Gen Hyundai Genesis – A Test Drive Review

I can still remember that back in the days during Christmas seasons of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, advertisements and short promotion films about the Hyundai Genesis were flooding the US auto market, on TVs, radios and internet media. For example there was an advertisement showing a Hyundai engineer armed with a slide calipers, measuring gaps between body panels of the Genesis and its competitors such as BMW, Audi etc., and claimed the fit of Genesis is superior to its competitors. There were also claims about the Genesis is faster than xxx, and quieter than yyy etc.

The most important thing is that the 2009 model year Genesis MSRP only starts at a little bit over $30...

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Nissan’s New Engine Technology: Mirror Bore Coating

For most non-luxury car engines, each of its cylinder bores needs a cast iron liner to resist the heat and friction generated by the moving piston rings; on some luxury car and sports car, composite material spray (a.k.a thermal spray) techniques are used. For example Nissan GT-R’s engine, the inside the aluminum bore surface is treated with a layer of spraying molten iron, therefore no liner is required, which saves weight and provides better heat conduction.

Because the sprayed metal layer is extremely smooth, it raises energy efficiency by reducing the friction inside the engine. However, the benefit comes with cost...

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Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ Will Get Engine Power Boost from Cosworth

Although the Toyota GT86 (sold as the Scion FR-S in US)/Subaru BRZ are constantly praised for its handling and fun factors, one major gripe within their owner circle is their slightly underpowered 4-cylinder engine (code name: 4U-GSE for Toyota and FA20 in Subaru), which “only” provides 200hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

At this moment, there is no official confirmation from Toyota or Subaru that they will offer a higher output engine for the FR-S/BRZ (maybe they have planned to, but not officially admitted it yet)...

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