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The Toyota Camry is renowned the world over for its own particular brand of bland, soul-less transport. But there was one time we came painfully close to scoring a high-performance special edition Camry chock full of turbo awesomeness from Toyota's Celica GT-Four rally car! Back in the mid-late '80s the world was getting their teeth into the awesome Group A era. Many of our most loved and legendary performance cars came to be as manufacturers had to homologate a certain number of road-going versions to make their spicy racing ones legal for competition, and Toyota were right there amongst it. ...

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The sweet-smelling, high-octane awesomeness of E85 gets us excited. It really is an awesome option for people wanting to squeeze more go out of their turbocharged or supercharged cars but it does have a few drawbacks. Firstly, compared to regular unleaded you'll use 30% more to travel the same distance and that's down to the chemical make-up of the fuel. Secondly, ethanol is a form of alcohol and it will destroy any rubber hoses or seals not made to withstand alcohol, leading to fuel leaks, blocked fuel filters, trashed fuel pumps and injectors, and more.  The good news is it's not impossible...

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Subaru's rallying legacy is renowned, as the dirt-throwing, all-wheel-drive turbo monsters of Group A, WRC, hill-climb and rallycross have won just about all there is to win. But did you know one of their first forays into off-road racing was the polar opposite of a WRC car? Plucky Californian Subaru dealer Jack Coyle entered an FF-1 coupe, a naturally aspirated front-drive rally car, into the fearsome 1971 Baja 1000; already regarded as one of the most difficult off-road races of the time. BAJA! For off-road racing fans the annual race from Ensenada to La Paz is Mecca, and the equal to the...

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Have you seen the latest episode (CLICK HERE)? There's a brand new car and it's the biggest project the MCM lads have taken on in the show's history... but did you know this particular model was famous for a feature forced on Subaru?  While their 90s-on models are rightfully legends in their own rights, with World Rally Championship pedigree, turbo power, all-wheel-drive grip and more, one of the most iconic Japanese cars of the '70s and '80s is the Subaru Brumby (or BRAT in the USA). BRAT stands for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter, while Brumby referred to a native Australian horse renowned for...

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  Have you watched the Budget 4WD Off-Road Adventure (CLICK HERE) yet? If not you're missing out on nearly 40-minutes of awesome dirt-chuckin' action in Marty's bargain Mitsubishi Delica off-road van. While we love cheap Japanese 4x4s some of us prefer our dirt-going rides to have a bit more handling and braking, and a lot more choo-choo so, in the interests of balance, here is an off-road Mitsubishi you may not know about: the RVR Hyper Sports Gear R! Launched in February of 1991 the Mitsubishi RVR was available as a basic naturally aspirated front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive hatch... and a gnarly...

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