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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Tinkerer, and Tuner.

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Why the Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack makes less power than the RS

Although the Focus RS is out of production, its engine will live on, courtesy of a new High Performance Package that was just announced for the Mustang EcoBoost. Along with a pile of handling upgrades, the new performance-oriented Mustang EcoBoost uses the RS’ 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, albeit with a few modifications.
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When cost-cutting hobbled the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky’s sport suspension

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky were an attempt by General Motors to compete with roadsters like the Mazda MX-5, but the Kappa platform cars fell short, due in part to some of GM’s cost-cutting moves. Yet, these measures were what made these cars possible – GMC Envoy lights and a Chevy Malibu steering wheel were but two examples of raiding the corporate parts bin to save on development costs.
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The Mid-Engine Corvette's Gearbox Might Be Related to the Porsche 918's

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How STI builds the S209 like the ultimate factory tuner

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the first in the legendary S-line of cars developed by Subaru Tecnica International to reach our shores. Those who miss out on the roughly 200 examples that arrive could (with great pains) build their own, because the wizards at STI appear to have used many parts readily available in the aftermarket.
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Colors, Options for Mid-Engine Corvette Detailed in Apparently Leaked Order Guide

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Ford may offer a third engine in the Mustang

Looks like the Ford Mustang is getting a new engine to slot in between the eco-friendly four-banger and the performance-oriented V-8. Everyone in Dearborn is keeping mum for now—a spokesman said only that the company “is always elevating Mustang and will share more exciting news this spring”—but Ford provided a glimpse of its plan with a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle identification number filing.
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How Koenigsegg Made a Better Ford V-8

Koenigsegg revealed a 600 horsepower naturally aspirated engine at the Geneva Motor Show last year, but something about it looked very familiar. It is well known that Koenigsegg used the Ford Modular motor in their early years, so it wasn't surprising to find that portions of the new engine resemble modern Ford V-8s.
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GM’s new 6.6-liter small-block V-8 could be a treat for hot rodders

General Motors is bringing back the venerable 400-cubic inch V-8. That’s great news for anyone who lives by the rule there’s no replacement for displacement. Chevrolet plans to stuff a 6.6-liter engine based on GM’s generation-5 small-block architecture into the 2020 Silverado and Sierra HD. Although the big beast probably won’t appear under the hood of anything with sporting aspirations, GM is bound to offer it as a crate motor so enthusiasts can shoehorn it into anything they like.
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What It Would Take to Give the 2020 Toyota Supra the Manual Gearbox It Deserves

Despite years of hype, the 2020 Toyota Supra comes with one major crushing disappointment: It’s only only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission. While we shouldn’t hold our breath for a manual Supra since no concrete plans have been shared, we can dig into the BMW parts catalog to see whether a manual swap would be possible.
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Is this $2500 Camaro Z/28 a project car bargain or a total lost cause?

We’ve all browsed used car ads on eBay and Craigslist faced a dilemma. So many cars and trucks that have just one or two things wrong and a tempting price attached to them. Is buying one of these projects a bad idea? We’re going to examine one to see what it would take—theoretically, and based on the information provided—to get it back to solid running condition.
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Why the Toyota Supra Makes Less Power Than the BMW Z4

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Ford May Be Cooking up a Small Unibody Truck Smaller than the Ranger

We’ve heard rumors of a possible small unibody pickup from Ford for a few months, and more details are now coming from sources within the automaker. Modern unibody pickups from Ford have generally been based on compact front wheel drive platforms and only sold in developing markets. Still, they make sense in a lot of ways—check out this story David Tracy did a while back about the Honda Ridgeline and you’ll get it too.
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About

Bozi Tatarevic

Bozi was born in the land of the Yugo but grew up flipping Chevys in the Southeast US. His automotive background ranges from running a used car sales and service facility to building junkyard LS engines and fixing endurance car.

His writing draws from his technical and sales background and often focuses on getting the story behind the scenes. His inbox is always open for tips and new ideas.