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In my earlier years of racing, I couldn’t believe it whenever I spoke to a racecar owner or team manager who said that they actually preferred to not be the one behind the wheel. How could anyone not be interested in pushing a car to its limits and competing for the podium? As it turns out, the players behind the scenes of any race team are dealt equally difficult challenges, and they play every bit as important of a role as the driver to get a car to cross the finish line first. In order to give the public a…

As emissions laws and fuel economy requirements become more stringent, the struggle to build a fun but street-legal car constantly gets more complex. That’s the story for those of us in California, anyway. Although many details of what you can and can’t do get lost in legalese and technicalities, there are still numerous ways to build and customize your project to your liking. Edelbrock now adds its E-Force supercharger systems to this list. The California-based company just announced that it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (E.O.) numbers on its E-Force supercharger systems for the 2016 Camaro,…

Finally, the tenth-generation Honda Civic is getting the hatchback treatment in North America. The new model Civic has received praise as well as jabs regarding its looks and overall design, it seems to simply depend on who you ask. Despite all this,  the tenth generation Civic underwent numerous updates to its chassis, powertrain and interior in order to enhance the experience from behind the wheel. Honda consistently labeled the latest generation as “sporty,” especially considering that the car is now available with a 1.5-liter turbocharged power plant from the factory. However, the manufacturer made the odd decision of only equipping…

Another week, and another addition of DSPORT’s Best of Instagram.  Here we highlight some of the best and most entertaining pics to come through our IG feed.  As always make sure to tag us in your posts for your chance to be featured next week.  Enjoy! Greddy open house A photo posted by @evoheart7 on Aug 4, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT Talk of the town A photo posted by Marco Sierra 7k9k11k (@2istz33) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:04pm PDT Twerk welds A photo posted by Vibrant Performance (@vibrant_performance) on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:48am PDT The right stuff A…

Hyundai has decided to end production of the Genesis Coupe after the 2016 model year, as the company prepares to realign itself for the upcoming Genesis brand. Since its introduction into the market, the Genesis Coupe has been the company’s only purpose-built performance car. Text by Stanley Yee // Photos courtesy of Hyundai When the Genesis Coupe was first announced, the performance industry was lit ablaze with the hype of a new platform. Here came Hyundai, infamous for their questionable quality and fire sale pricing, entering the sports compact market. With its front engine, rear-wheel drive layout combined with…

Starting today, DBA USA is offering a mail-in rebate for retail customers who purchase one-piece 4000 Series rotors and two-piece 5000 Series rotor assemblies before September 30, 2016. Each pair of 4000 Series rotors earns you a $30.00 rebate and each pair of 5000 Series rotors earns you a $60 rebate. Mark Joseph, General Manager of DBA USA described this offering as a way of thanking the loyal DBA customers, as well as to provide some incentive for new customers to try DBA USA’s product offerings. This mail-in rebate program requires a proof of purchase and a redemption form to…

Enter to win a rare 2016 Black RAYS x GShock watch from RAYS Japan. Contest ends August 5th 11:59 pst.  Earn additional entries with Facebook sharing! Congradulations to Chris Dipping from Bloomingdale, IL for winning the Rays G-Shock watch! Check out RAYS Wheels on Facebook & Instagram Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rayswheels/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RAYSMSC/

Text by Stanley Yee // Photos courtesy of Arnold Eugenio and Pirelli World Challenge The Acura NSX GT3 made a surprise debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today. Running in the Pirelli World Challenge practice sessions, the NSX GT3 development program is nearing homologation, aiming to compete in the 2017 racing season. Initial development of the FIA GT3-spec NSX began in Japan, with Honda Performance Development (HPD) heading the North American testing and development. Powered by the same basic twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 found in the production model, the NSX GT3 is on track for homologation this fall.…

Be on the lookout every week for “DSPORT’s Best of Instagram” on dsportmag.com. Here, we highlight some of the best pictures to come across our Instagram feed. From flawless builds to “what the f—” and anything else that caught our eye during the week. Want to get your picture featured? Tag @dsport or #dsport on your Instagram uploads. Making all the right moves in life A photo posted by Albert Salcido (@pholife33) on Jul 26, 2016 at 8:31am PDT Evolving your pokemon A photo posted by Original Makers Shift Springs (@mtecindustries) on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:51am PDT Much love…

Mazda’s Next Generation Miata Aims to Be Lighter Than the ND Text by Cameron Parsons // Photos courtesy of Mazda As if a 2,300 lbs footprint doesn’t stand out against other vehicles today, a recent interview from autocar.co.uk with Program Manager Nobuhiro Yamamoto revealed that the next generation MX-5 will aim to be lightened even more. The first generation NA Miata came out of the factory weighing 2,100 lbs, and got significantly heavier with its following iterations. The third generation NC model pressed the scales at approximately 2,500 lbs which, although still lightweight, is nearly 20-percent heavier than the NA. Mazda…

DSPORT Staff Update | What Automotive Trend Do You Like the Least? Richard Get an Alignment When it comes to automotive fashion, the style I dislike the most is extreme negative camber. That’s not say that I don’t like a degree or two of negative camber. After all, when it helps with cornering around turns, I am all for it. I can also appreciate the look of a lowered ride with nice wheels that are flush to the wheel arches. When done right, a hard parked ride could look pretty cool. However, when vehicles have exaggerated negative camber and ride…

Ten years ago, Elon Musk published his lofty goals for Tesla Motors. Now a decade later, Musk has stood behind his master plan, with another blog post elaborating on the future of the Silicon Valley startup. Text by Stanley Yee // Photos courtesy of Tesla Motors Just a few years ago, Tesla was far from a household name. The company was the quietly producing the electric Roadster for wealthy Bay Area techies, and only after the release of the Model S did the company make a big splash among the mainstream media. Following the announcements of the Model X…

DSPORT Staff Update | What Automotive Trend Do You Like the Most? Richard Boost For All It seems to have taken forever, but manufacturers have finally started to embrace forced induction at the production level. While tuned factory cars (AMG, Saleen, TRD, etc.) have employed supercharger technology, its nice to see factory turbocharged vehicles gaining traction. The Japanese and some European manufacturers have had turbocharged streetcars since the 1980s and have kept the faith in “the replacement for displacement.” However, domestic manufacturers have only recently started to sell factory turbocharged vehicles (that are not diesel engines.) Kudos to Ford for…

NISMO Festival 2016 The famous NISMO Festival is confirmed to host the annual gathering of Nissan enthusiasts and vehicles once again for 2016, on December 11 at Fuji Speedway. This year will mark the 19th running of the event and the 50th anniversary of the historic racetrack, which has seen the likes of the Asian Le Mans Series, Super GT, Formula One, World Touring Car Championship and more. On an annual basis, this event brings together racing drivers and cars of the past and present, displaying the evolution of Nissan’s involvement in motorsports. Spectators get the opportunity to see the cars up…

Honda introduced a brand new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine to power the 2016 Civic. While this change improves fuel efficiency, it also opens the door for tuners. Hondata steps in with its Reflash for the 2016 Honda Civic. This software upgrade is said to enhance performance with 20 to 28 horsepower from 4,500 RPM to 6,000 RPM, while spooling up the turbo 500 RPM earlier than the factory setup. Hondata also claims improvements in torque from 10 to 25 lb-ft gains throughout the RPM range at full throttle. Despite this software’s power-making ability, Hondata worked to retain factory fuel economy numbers…

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