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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Race Mechanic, and Tinkerer.

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Racing Tech: NASCAR's Next Gen Cup Car

Our old pal Bozi’s back. This time he’s taking us for a quick walk-around with Toyota’s Next Gen Cup Car. As you probably know, this new car is a massive departure from stock car tradition. For the first time, the cars won’t have a manual gearbox, the bodies will be made of a composite material, they’ll be symmetrical and there will be a host of other changes.
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Racing Tech: Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

Welcome to Racing Tech, Jalopnik’s semi-regular look into the engineering behind cutting edge race cars. In this episode, contributor Bozi Tatarevic takes a quick virtual walk around Ford’s Mustang Mach-E 1400 EV track car. While there are some technical hurdles to work out before EVs start competing on-track with their gas-powered counterparts, the Mach-E 1400 shows the potential they have for generating big power, big speed and a lot of tire smoke.
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NASCAR’s Next Gen Racer Is a Leap Toward the Future

NASCAR’s basic formula hasn’t changed much since the Cup Series’ inception. The cars sport a four-speed manual gearbox, a live rear axle, and more brawl than a bare-knuckle beatdown. But that basic componentry changes with the reveal of NASCAR’s Next Gen car, set to debut in 2022. The traditional elements are gone, replaced by a sequential transaxle and independent rear suspension.
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NASCAR's Next Gen Cup Car Is a Revolution in a Sport Built on Evolution

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Lexus Shows off IS 500 F SPORT Launch Edition at Sebring

Iconic Track Serves as Backdrop for Limited Production’s Unveiling. SEBRING, Fla. – Lexus showed it is once again bringing V-8 performance to an IS compact sport sedan when the IMSA partner manufacturer recently pulled the covers off the IS 500 F SPORT Performance model. That wasn’t the end of the story, though.
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Hammering Panels And Installing Missing Suspension Bolts: Tesla's Repair Guidelines Are Insight Into Its Manufacturing Problems

We’ve heard it endlessly, and it’s still true: Making cars is hard. One of the ways this message is delivered to the masses is through the reports of manufacturing glitches, sometimes as recalls. For smaller issues, reminders may come in the form of Technical Service Bulletins, documents that car companies create to provide repair instructions for those issues.
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IMSA’s 5 competition classes, explained

Sports car racing can often be overwhelming and confusing for a first-time watcher. In Formula 1, NASCAR, or IndyCar, you can differentiate cars simply by number and livery; in sports car racing, you’re usually confronted with multiple classes of cars racing on the same track at the same time. “Who’s winning?”.
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Tech Center – Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 is a grueling race that takes an experienced array of drivers as well as a strong crew supporting an effort just to reach the finish line. Traditionally, most teams would have people on site somewhere on the Baja peninsula in order to support a race vehicle but Ford went virtual this year and supported the Ford Bronco R and the crew on the ground from 2,400 miles away in North Carolina.
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Our closest look yet at the NASCAR Next Gen prototype

This week, NASCAR brought its Next Gen prototype out for multi-car tests at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Two evaluations were completed by Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch, using the Roval layout Monday and the oval on Wednesday. Truex Jr. tested a black car built by Action Express racing, while Busch tested the blue “P3” prototype built by NASCAR and Richard Childress Racing.
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Is an Electric Drift Machine With Seven Motors

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was revealed last fall and one of our first questions was whether there would be a track mode. Unfortunately, no such option was offered at launch, but a tire-smoking prototype was spotted recently that gave us some hope of seeing a Mustang Mach-E on track. Now we have full details on that ambitious project.
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What's the Deal With This Drifting Mustang Mach-E?

While Ford is planning some higher-powered trims of its new Mustang Mach-E, an all-out performance version has not yet been announced. That may soon change, at least based on some footage we received that shows a heavily modified Mach E testing at a track in North Carolina. An anonymous tipster shared video with us and confirmed that the footage is from the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR), located in eastern North Carolina.
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Maserati's All-New Twin-Turbo V-6 Actually Shares a Ton of Parts with Ferrari and Alfa

Maserati is quite proud of its new “Nettuno” 3.0 liter twin-turbo V-6 and the technical advancements its engineers made. The company recently released some specs on the engine and was quick to note in the first line of the press release that the engine is “100% Maserati." But after looking at some of the details that's not quite the case.
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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.