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Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Race Mechanic, and Tinkerer.

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NASCAR Next Gen “P3” prototype is “99 percent” of the final race car

NASCAR debuted a new version of its Next Gen prototype this week at Auto Club Speedway in California, with William Byron behind the wheel. This version of the car is dubbed the “P3” as it is the third version built, the first one being used for aerodynamic testing and the second being tested by a variety of drivers over the past few months.
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A New Crossover Could Be the Key to Getting the GR Yaris's Powertrain in America

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How Toyota's Racing Simulators Are Creating Better Street Cars

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Engine Manufacturers Want NASCAR to Go Hybrid

Teams in NASCAR's Cup series currently use 358 cubic inch pushrod V-8s. Toyota Racing Development, or TRD for short, manufactures and rebuilds the V-8 used by its Cup teams. With large updates in store for the upcoming Next Gen car, we asked TRD's U.S. president David Wilson about possible changes in store, like modernized engines and the possibility of hybrid tech.
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Jeff Gordon Talks Next-Gen NASCAR and Rivalry with Dale Ahead of Daytona 500

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How The Toyota GR Yaris's Powertrain Could Come to America

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2021 Toyota GR Supra: A Four-Cylinder Variant and a Huge Power Bump for the Straight-Six

When the fifth generation Toyota Supra debuted last year, it hit the US market with a single powertrain option: a turbocharged three-liter inline-six with 335 horsepower paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. At the time, Toyota repeatedly said it had no plans to bring a four-cylinder version to the U.S.
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The 2020 Nissan Frontier is getting a new 3.8-liter engine, and it’s probably a V-6

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Hennessey explains how it plans to tune the C8 Corvette to handle 700 and 1200 hp

Hennessey announced its plans for upgraded variants of the 2020 Corvette a few weeks ago. We approached the Texas-based tuner with some skepticism in our coverage, seeing as there wasn’t much information available on how Hennessey planned to reach the outrageous power levels it claimed. We reached out to Hennessey in the process of researching the story but did not receive any answers in time for publication, but since then Hennessey reached out and offered some answers.
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Can Hennessey deliver on its horsepower promises for the 2020 C8 Corvette?

Hennessey recently announced that it is working on building higher powered variants of the 2020 C8 Corvette. While Hennessey threw out some big numbers in its release, it is unclear if it actually has a plan in place to achieve those assertions, based on currently available information on the new Corvette.
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Is this a C4 Corvette or a C5? The answer is…

Accessorizing a car can be a fun way to make it feel more personal—but it can be easy to go overboard. One of my Twitter followers inquired about a car they had spotted at work—and at a quick glance I identified it as a C5 Corvette with a body kit of some sort. No big deal, those are all over the place.
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How NASCAR and IMSA Could Go Hybrid in the Near Future

Road cars are increasingly offering more hybrid and electric options, so it is no surprise that manufacturers want to be able to replicate that in racing. That's especially true in NASCAR and IMSA, where big changes appear to be on the horizon. While most of these hybrid discussions have happened behind closed doors, we can look across the pond at the British Touring Car Championship series to see what the future holds for stock car and sports car racing in North America.
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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.