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If you’re looking for a combination of adventure, thrill, fun, and culture exploration, this tour should be the first on your list. DSPORT Magazine started the new year off with another successful DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour. The journey was the ultimate experience for car-people, and even a few attendees that had little interest in cars considered it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the Nissan Heritage Museum, the Tokyo Auto Salon, to the heart-dropping DSPORT Tuner Challenge, where attendees received ride-alongs with D1 Grand Prix legends like Takahiro Ueno; this was a tour to remember. Text by Bassem Girgis // Photos…

Music geeks and car geeks are cut from the same cloth: both blather on about minute details that can send the uninitiated’s head spinning. Pretty soon the chatter ends up sounding like the adults in Charlie Brown’s fictional world:  wha wah…. Wha wah wha whaaaa…. Yikes! Text & Photos by Michelle Haunold Now because I come from the music world, interpreting music geek-speak is pretty easy. I know about BPMs and lathes, colored vinyl and limited edition pressings. I comprehend techy-talk about analog microphones vs. digital inputs etc. I’m pretty comfortable navigating my way around a music festival or record…

About one year ago, DSPORT was fortunate to participate in the Pirelli World Challenge and drive a Mazda Global MX-5 cup car. Now it’s your chance to do the same. Long Road Racing will PAY your entry fees if you want to PLAY. Long Road Racing in conjunction with the NASA Mid Atlantic Region announces the formation of the 2018 ND Cup presented by Long Road Racing. The ND Cup is for the 2016+ (ND) Global MX-5 cup race cars. Free Racing The only thing better than racing is FREE racing! Long Road Racing (LRR) will pay the entry fee…

To ensure proper engine lubrication in our 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, all car will be equipped with ENEOS Racing Street 0W-50 engine oil. The PAO fully synthetic oil offers exceptional viscosity, fast cold starts, and excellent engine protection. Engineered for racing and street applications, the Racing Street oil provides the latest API approval rating. Keep an eye out for a full coverage on our 86 Challenge.

For the very first time in the United States, Toyo Tires is releasing their new Proxes Sport max performance summer tire. The Proxes Sport will debut for the first time at the Streets of Willow race track in our 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS. With improved contact, grip, and handling, the Proxes Sport will serve as the flagship for the company’s legendary Proxes Line of high performance tires. Stay tuned as we test these tires for the first time in America.

The AVO Turbocharger Kit for the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ/ Scion FR-S will be put to the test at the Streets of Willow for our 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS. Designed specifically for the FA20 application, the AVO turbo kit comes with everything you need to bolt-on your car. It comes with the AVO base map for an EcuTek reflash free of charge. If you’re wondering how the AVO Turboworld kit will stack up against the competition, then stay tuned for our 86 Challenge.

DYNO IS IN SESSION. It is dyno-day at DSPORT Magazine, and our challenge contender HKS Subaru BRZ is strapped and ready to roll. Our second contender in the 86 challenge Presented by Eneos is this Vortech Supercharged FR-S. Car number 3 is this FR-S powered by a GReddy Turbo Kit Participant number 4 is equipped with an Edelbrock Supercharger. Last but not least participant number 5 is this FRS running the AVO Turbokit.

Straight from the heart of Japan, HKS has been a legend in the tuning industry. With turbochargers designed for all levels of motorsports, they have engraved their name in the performance industry forever. For the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, HKS will be participating with their bolt-on turbocharger kit for the 86/FR-S/BRZ. Available with or without a CAT, we can’t wait to see how this kit performs on the streets, dyno, and track.

Although the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ are capable in the handling department, aftermarket suspension is crucial for track purposes. As we prepare for the 2018 DSPORT 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, we would like to introduce ST Suspension. ST Suspension will be providing coilover kits for all five forced-induced cars to ensure they all handle precisely on the track. This will help us gather the most accurate data. To reduce body-roll even further, ST anti-sway bars will be installed on all cars. Don’t miss our on the action.

On June, 28th, the DSPORT 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS will occupy The Streets of Willow. All five cars will wear matching Gram Lights 57CR wheels. The 5-spoke design is engineered for all types of motorsports. To ensure even competition for all, the cars will be equipped with identical 18×9.5-inch +38 offset wheels. Keep an eye out for the glossy black or the Gunblue II colored Gram Lights 57CR on all FR-S/86/BRZs.

Stopping power plays one of the biggest roles on the race track. This is why we are making sure all our participating cars for the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS are equipped with the same brake pads and rotors. Enter DBA. All 86/FR-S/BRZs will feature the DBA USA XP650 brake pads. These pads are capable of withstanding more than 1,200°F temperatures. DBA USA 4000 Series brake rotors will also be mounted on all cars. Stay tuned for more on the 2018 DSPORT 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS.

With more than 10 years of experience, Mishimoto has been providing superior cooling system upgrades for street and track cars. Mishimoto will be providing radiators and oil cooler kits for all of our cars participating in the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS. As we install forced-induction kits and increase boost in the five cars we are testing, proper cooling becomes critical. By equipping all of our 86/FR-S/BRZs with Mishimoto’s cooling products, we ensure the cars are staying cool and safe under our grueling testing on the dyno, street, and the track. Stay tuned as we cover more details about the…

The 2018 DSPORT 86 Forced-Induction Challenge Presented by ENEOS is amongst us. For the fans of superchargers, you’ll be happy to know that Edelbrock will be one of our Forced-Induction participants for the event. The history of the Edelbrock family runs deeply in the early 1900s. Starting from a humble beginning, the company is now one of the iconic names when it comes to the performance industry. Edelbrock will be testing their E-Force supercharger designed for the FA20 application in our challenge. Keep a close eye as we explore if the E-Force kit is the right forced-induction solution for you.

In preparation for the ultimate forced-induction guide for the FR-S/86/BRZ, we would like to introduce one of the team players: Vortech. Founded by Jim Middlebrook, Vortech has been engineering high efficient air management systems for all types of engines since 1990. Vortech has been one of the leaders in centrifugal compressor design technology, with several patents and design awards under their belts. For the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, we will be testing the Vortech complete supercharger kit for the 86/FR-S/BRZ.

In the journey of bringing you the most extensive forced-induction testing for the 86/FR-S/BRZ platforms, we would like to introduce one of the challenge participants: GReddy. GReddy was founded in Japan in 1977. Ever since its inception, GReddy has been a dominant force in the automotive performance industry. Brought to life by racers and motorsports enthusiasts, GReddy is in a constant state of evolution. For their newest addition to their turbocharger family, GReddy collaborated with Garrett to bring you the all-new GTXR Tuner Turbo Kit for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota 86. Stay tuned as we shine more…

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