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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Race Mechanic, and Tinkerer.

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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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How the mid-engine Corvette’s LT2 V-8 improves on the LT1

The mid-engine 2020 Corvette is finally here, and as expected it retains the venerable Chevy small-block as its base engine in the Stingray. At first glance it appears to be almost a direct transfer from the current C7-generation car; looking a little deeper, though, Chevy has actually made some significant changes to the Corvette small-block.
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The Cadillac CT4-V is really just a warmed-over ATS

Last week, Cadillac announced that it is releasing two new sedans, dubbed the CT4-V and the CT5-V. Since the launch of the V-Series performance brand, the vehicles in that line have been equipped with very powerful engines and the chassis and brake setup to match, but these new cars signal a change in the V-Series as only a pure performance line.
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How much does the 2020 Toyota Supra suspension share with the BMW Z4?

The new Toyota Supra has arrived, sharing a platform with the BMW. There has been a lot of discussion regarding how much they share and whether the Supra is just a Z4 with Toyota sheet metal draped over it. Toyota’s engineers state that the car is completely unique and that they even cut off communication with the BMW teams at one point to keep the development independent, but the parts diagrams appear to tell a different story.
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Can the Vantage AMR’s 7-speed manual fit in a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?

Aston Martin just announced that it will be building a Vantage AMR that will feature the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 backed by a Graziano seven-speed manual transaxle. The V-8 is shared with Mercedes-Benz and found in vehicles such as the AMG GT. Naturally, some have wondered whether this could open up the possibility of an AMG GT with a manual transaxle.
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Perfect Alignment

Home-built tools for budget chassis measurements
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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.