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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Race Mechanic, and Tinkerer.

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What We Know About The Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette From Official Documents

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette just debuted with the engine in the middle for the first time ever in production form, but General Motors has wasted no time telling us there’s room for more performance. But what form could that take? Thanks to documents obtained by Jalopnik, we actually have some details on how the Corvette team might electrify its mid-engine sports car for even greater performance—and add all-wheel drive.
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This Facebook Group Is Uncovering SEMA's Most Wonky and Hilariously Unsafe Builds

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show brings some of the world’s best fabricators and manufacturers to Las Vegas each year. Among the sea of tidy, high-quality builds lurk projects that must have been conceived on a napkin with a crayon. The Facebook group, “SEMA Fails”, documents these project disasters, pointing out parts that are superfluous, or just plain unsafe.
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Leaked details on Ford’s 2020 Bronco

Details on Ford’s 2020 Bronco have been sparse, but information often trickles out about the automaker’s upcoming products from third-party companies working alongside Ford. Off-Road Navigation is not a surprising feature, since Ford has already deployed the system overseas on the Ranger Raptor. According to Ford Europe, the feature works by leaving “digital breadcrumbs” in the navigation system so that drivers can find their way back after leaving the beaten path.
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The C8 Corvette’s suspension adjustability is a dream for track hopefuls

Early reviews of the 2020 Corvette are finally out. It comes as no surprise that the LT2 V-8 is sensational, but not everyone is showering praise on the mid-engine Vette’s handling dynamics. The underlying theme: understeer. I got a detailed, up-close look at the C8 Stingray’s suspension, so let’s dig into the ways we might be able to adjust the handling behavior to our liking.
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How The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Repurposes Brake Parts For Front Axle Lift

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Smaller Wheels, Smaller Engine, Bigger Speed: How The Corvette C8.R Differs From The Road Car

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The Corvette C8.R's Flat-Plane Crank V8 Is Coming To A Street Car, Maybe The Next Z06

Ahead of this weekend’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Chevrolet unveiled new technical specifications for the Corvette C8.R race car. Among them was a confirmation at the engine has a dual overhead cam setup with a flat-plane crankshaft, much like the Shelby GT350 Mustang and various Ferraris.
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Yes, the Acura IMSA prototype is using a minivan engine

The Daytona Prototype international class is the premier class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It features prototype cars built with international P2 prototype chassis from manufacturers like Oreca and Riley/Multimatic. Prototypes are designed as purpose-built race machines, and although they occasionally feature some bodywork meant to evoke a particular production model, they are proportioned and constructed in a manner that bears no resemblance to what you might find on the street.
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What hath the Taycan to do with the Panamera? Our expert investigates.

Underneath the just-revealed Porsche Taycan, and underpinning its impressive specs for power and range, is an all-new platform—different than anything used for a current Porsche or Volkswagen Group product. The Taycan will, eventually, share its brand-new J1 platform with the Audi E-Tron GT; but for now, it borrows some pieces from existing models, which should allow Porsche to keep some costs down for this large investment.
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Want a no-frills GT car with three pedals at a bargain price?

Sports car enthusiasts have come out in full force to criticize the lack of a manual gearbox option in the 2020 Toyota Supra and, although there is no sign that the Supra will get a third pedal any time soon, you’re not bereft of options if you are looking for a stick-shift Japanese coupe. The Nissan 370Z has been around for over a decade but, on paper, its updates make it a good match for the recently released Supra.
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Leaked mid-engine C8 Corvette specs hint at big performance gains

We’ve seen a few basic specs for the mid-engine Corvette, but we may now have even deeper insight courtesy of a user on CorvetteForum. The recent posting shows a few pictures of an alleged spec booklet for the new sports car; some of the information matches what General Motors has already made public, but there is plenty else to unpack.
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Why the Corvette C8 will be harder to tune thanks to over-the-air updates

Over-the-air upgrades (OTA) have become a popular talking point ever since Tesla debuted the feature on the Model S, so it’s no surprise that Chevrolet has added the capability to the new C8 Corvette. While OTA upgrades should save some trips to the dealer for small software reflashes, they also bring more complexity for those tinkerers that want to modify the factory computers.
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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.