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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Tinkerer, and Tuner.

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2020 Land Rover Defender: Everything We Know

Details have been scarce, but a new Land Rover Defender is coming. What we know so far is that it will come to the US and will likely share some components with other Jaguar Land Rover products. Even though the company is not releasing any details, here's everything we've been able to glean from searches of engineer profiles on social media.
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The Ford GT's Gearbox Is Shared With the AMG GT, Costs Twice as Much

It is often possible for smaller manufacturers to save money by buying a component used and developed by a larger company. The general theme is that bigger manufacturers can negotiate better pricing because of the sheer quantity of the parts that they buy. But, in this case, it seems the biggest manufacturer charged the most for the part.
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A Few 2019 Ram 1500s Got This Backseat Tribal Tattoo by Mistake

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Ferrari Files Patent Application for a Ridiculous Intake Amplification System

Simulated and amplified engine sounds are all the rage these days, and there are various ways to implement them. Systems that use the speakers to play a noise like those from BMW are often chided for being fake, but those that just pipe in the vibrations to the cabin are somewhat accepted. Ferrari has filed a patent application for such a system but with a lot more complexity.
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The 2020 Ford Bronco Could Get A 7-Speed Manual Transmission

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The 2019 Toyota Supra Is a BMW Parts Bin Car

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Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Face Recall for Loss of Power, Possible Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler will be issuing a recall in the next few days for around 34,300 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, as they may be at risk for fire due to inadequate overheating protection. The recall document will be published under FCA ID UA4 and NHTSA ID 18V-636, and according to the description of the recall, the fire risk comes from the possibility of engine misfires.
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GM's Interesting Aero Patents Could be Used In Mid-Engine and Hybrid Cars

General Motors has filed a flurry of patent applications for active aerodynamic systems over the past couple of years, and the latest set of approved ones could have some interesting uses on cars we’ve been keeping our eyes on. One of the patents shows an active aero system specifically for a mid-engine vehicle, while another details how such a system could work for a hybrid vehicle.
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GM’s New Patent Application Could Be Used to Do a Manual Mid-Engine Corvette

We’ve seen lots of spy shots and even videos of the mid-engine Corvette prototypes running around but almost all of them seem to point to the use of a dual-clutch transmission. While we don’t have any concrete, confirmed details on the powertrain yet, a new patent application from General Motors may show how a manual transmission could be implemented.
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What the 2019 Audi E-Tron Shares With the Porsche Macan and the Mustang Shelby GT350

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is a big deal; it’s Audi’s first fully electric vehicle, and the first of many. But while it was developed as an electric vehicle from the ground up, it unsurprisingly draws from the Volkswagen Audi Group stable—and some more unlikely places. The E-Tron is the first vehicle to ride on the new Audi C-BEV platform.
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The Lincoln Continental is Probably Dead By 2020

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The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Might Not Get a Manual Transmission At All

Rumors have been swirling regarding the specs of the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500, which should have over 700 horsepower. More than even that, recent reports have shown that it is likely to be equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Now we’ve learned that this DCT transmission might be the only option with no manual offered at all.
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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.