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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Tinkerer, and Tuner.

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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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The Hyundai Elantra GT Is Getting an N-Line Version but It's Not a Full-on Hot Hatch

Hyundai’s finally getting into the performance game with its N division, poaching German engineers to make its good cars even faster. Sadly though, our market still doesn’t get all the cool hatches like the i30 N that’s available in Europe. Now a recent filing shows that our version of the i30, which we get as the Elantra GT, will be getting a slightly hotter N-Line trim.
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Here's Everything We Know About the Mid-Engine Corvette From Public Info

We’ve been hearing rumors about a mid-engine Corvette for a couple of years, and while GM is keeping it very under wraps, it turns out you can learn a hell of a lot from stuff floating out on the open internet. Including that everyone’s talking about two different cars entirely. Our latest form of proof comes from engineer and supplier profiles on LinkedIn showing the work that has already been done and giving us a few more details on what is going into the car.
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2019 Ford Ranger: Everything We Know About the Packages and Specs So Far

We got teased some Ford Ranger details last week when a configurator site mistakenly went live, but were disappointed to learn that it was not accurate. Fortunately, the order guide for the 2019 Ranger went out to dealers today, and we were able to find a copy on a Ford forum to get all the details and specs that are currently available.
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2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Details Revealed In Leaked Order Guide

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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.