Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer

North Carolina

Bozi Tatarevic

Automotive Writer, Race Mechanic, and Tinkerer.



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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Why the Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack makes less power than the RS

Although the Focus RS is out of production, its engine will live on, courtesy of a new High Performance Package that was just announced for the Mustang EcoBoost. Along with a pile of handling upgrades, the new performance-oriented Mustang EcoBoost uses the RS’ 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, albeit with a few modifications.
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When cost-cutting hobbled the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky’s sport suspension

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky were an attempt by General Motors to compete with roadsters like the Mazda MX-5, but the Kappa platform cars fell short, due in part to some of GM’s cost-cutting moves. Yet, these measures were what made these cars possible – GMC Envoy lights and a Chevy Malibu steering wheel were but two examples of raiding the corporate parts bin to save on development costs.
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The Mid-Engine Corvette's Gearbox Might Be Related to the Porsche 918's

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How STI builds the S209 like the ultimate factory tuner

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the first in the legendary S-line of cars developed by Subaru Tecnica International to reach our shores. Those who miss out on the roughly 200 examples that arrive could (with great pains) build their own, because the wizards at STI appear to have used many parts readily available in the aftermarket.
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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.