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Have you seen our latest video where we debut the hot new trend of VID styling? If not CLICK HERE and that will all make more sense soon... or maybe not, but you'll be entertained nonetheless. For years Japanese car enthusiasts have taken large, rear-drive luxury vehicles, lowering them to a ground-scraping status, and then bolting on plus-sized wheels, to essentially make them the antithesis of a time attack or drift car. Welcome to VIP. VIP stands for "Very Important People", but the term used to describe these cars in Japan was originally called "bippu" and was closely linked to the...

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By now you’ve may well have seen our Budget Toyota Showdown where we put two very different $4000 Toyotas up against each other. One is a late model 1.6-litre Corolla, and the other is a V8 Majesta. If you haven’t seen it you can CLICK THIS LINK HERE to watch.   However, if neither of those examples of Toyota Motor Corporation engineering blow your candles out, froth your coffee, or perm your hairdo, then there are stacks of other left-of-field project car choices from one of the world’s biggest car companies! Here are three left-of-field options if you want to...

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Power has never been easier to come by, as engines benefit from more than a century of continual research and development. But as we enter a new era where street cars can run 10-second quarter-mile times using only mild bolt-on parts and a flash-tune, it also feels like we're missing something.  Many car enthusiasts are divided between the love of unending technological advancements, and the warmth of old, analogue experiences. Both have their merits, and it's the latter I'm exploring today as I feel that post-1990s engines have changed the magic of an "engine build".  Back in the 1960s, when everything was shown...

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We all froth saving up to buy a part. When that box turns up and you get to lift out the shiny new Doohickey to go on yourThingamibob, there is a big old Dopamine hit you'll struggle to get elsewhere - but it isn't the only way to build a cool car.  Since way back in the day people have bought base or lower-grade models of car and fitted parts from the higher-spec, or flat-out racing versions, to make their ride better. This is known as OEM+, which stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer Plus.  Fitting high-end options to entry-level cars has been a...

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Making more power is always the goal of modified cars, right? Well, if you think that, then it sounds like you haven't watched Marty's epic episode where he made his Levorg a better car with a smaller turbo [CLICK HERE]!  The pursuit of power is intoxicating and driving an overpowered car is definitely a lot of fun... but why are you better off moderating your turbo sizing (and making a bit less power) for a car that lives most of its life driving on the street? And why do "street cars" need such special treatment? As Marty laid out in his...

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