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ACTION! THE YOUTUBE AGE CREATED A BREEDING GROUND FOR HOMEMADE Internet stars. GoPro jumped onto this opportunity and became one of the leading names in action cameras. Now on its fourth generation of cameras, GoPro introduced its latest addition to the HERO4 series, the HERO4 Session. This new form factor claims a 50-percent smaller and 40-percent lighter package than the current HERO4 Black and Silver, capturing up to 1440p resolution video and 8-megapixel images. The Session features a waterproof design without the need for a separate housing, plus a one-button control to make the recording process easier. This makes the HERO 4…

TOYOTA ANNOUNCES S-FR CONCEPT Source : Toyota Press Site JP Tokyo, Japan, October 8, 2015 – The Toyota S-FR is a concept vehicle that continues the proud heritage of Toyota’s fun-to-drive lightweight sports cars. Pitched as an entry-level model, the new concept emphasizes responsiveness, and aims to make a whole new generation fall in love with driving. Compact and Simple The concept’s compact body is incredibly light, yet offers a smooth driving style. Not just a sports car, it pairs the simplicity of an entry-level model with an intimacy that brings human and machine closer together. Fun to Drive Benefiting…

QUICK TO ADAPT ACTIVE SUSPENSION HELPED BOLSTER THE WILLIAMS FW15C FORMULA ONE car to win the Constructor’s Championship in 1993. The concept was then banned the very next season for being an unfair advantage. While this advantageous design may not be allowed in some tiers of pro racing, the TEIN EDFC Active Pro is available for your personal street and track cars. The EDFC Active Pro turns your damping adjustable coilovers into a fully adaptive suspension based on your driving conditions. Playing on its integrated g-sensor, damping changes are made to each corner independently based on g-force loading. The included Signal Converter allows you to access your ECU’s…

LOSING POUNDS LESS WEIGHT ON A VEHICLE MEANS LESS RESISTANCE TO CHANGING DIRECTION, but there’s more to it than the final number that shows up on the scale. When jumping on the brake pedal, not only are the brakes trying to stop a couple thousand pounds from rolling, they are also fighting the inertia of the spinning wheels and rotors. Yokohama’s Advan RZII wheels designed to save weight without sacrificing looks or rigidity. The RZII lineup features a twin five spoke design, 5D scalloped pockets and Advan Racing Flow Forming technology for improved lightness and strength. Available in Semi-Gloss Black, Racing…

RETURN OF THE NSX Aug 14, 2015 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. On display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering was a trio of all-new Acura NSX models, two of which were shown for the first time. As the first build-to-order vehicle for Acura, the all-new NSX will feature an extensive array of factory-installed options. The following features and options were displayed at the prestigious event: Exterior Features and Options* Exterior Color Valencia Red Pearl Nouvelle Blue Pearl Berlina Black Interior Color Red Orchid Saddle Exterior Package n/a Carbon Exterior Package: carbon fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and exhaust finisher…

Mazda Announces Global MX-5 Cup Race Car Pricing – Initial Orders Being Accepted for the $53,000 Ready-to-Race 2016 MX-5 Miata – SOURCE Mazda North American Operations IRVINE, Calif. (October 1, 2015) – The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the most road-raced production car in the world. The reason is simple – great performance at an affordable price. The new Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car follows that formula, and will be Mazda Motorsports’ first-ever ready-to-race MX-5 Miata. The new race car will be available at the special introductory price of $53,000. The race car ordering process begins on www.MazdaMotorsports.com with first…

TURN IT UP WHEN IT COMES TO IN-CAR AUDIO, THERE AREN’T MANY OPTIONS THAT EXCEL IN quality while remaining aesthetically subtle. OEM Audio Plus specializes in providing both: an optimized listening experience from hardware that looks like it came factory equipped with the vehicle. The company’s latest installment is designed, engineered and tuned specifically for the 2015 Subaru WRX/STI. Now, WRX and STI owners can carry the cleanliness of a stock look, while sporting an audio system with serious punch. Features factory speaker optimization, front 1-inch so dome tweeter upgrade, a flashable multi-channel 32-Bit DSP amplifier, plug-and-play quick-sync wiring harness, and 8-inch dual-voice coil carbon…

THE RETURN TO JDM LAND Mark your calendars and get ready to join DSPORT Magazine in Japan for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is packed with an itinerary to cover all the best automotive culture of Japan. The official tour begins in Los Angeles, California as the DSPORT staff and attendees kick off the tour with the included flights to Tokyo. Once in Japan, the highlights of the tour include lodging at the Shinigawa Prince Hotel near the heart of Tokyo, private guided tours to the Nissan DNA Garage, TOMEI, Toyota Megaweb, and other facilities. Exclusive tuning…

SPEED SENSING GPS IS NOT USED JUST FOR NAVIGATION ANYMORE. SELF-CONTAINED GPS UNITS CAN simplify dash setups while adding useful functions. Auto Meter recently introduced a full lineup of GPS speedometer options and are now adding the Carbon Fiber, Traditional Chrome and Z Series to the list. These speedometers require no calibration and are ready to go with just power and a ground, making the setup process very plug-and-play. Beyond simple speed readouts, the GPS speedometers carry features like trip odometer, time/date, GPS coordinates, compass and peak speed recall. MSRP starts at $337.59. Auto Meter 866.248.6356

TITANIUM POWER WEIGHT HINDERS PERFORMANCE. IN SOME CASES, SHEDDING WEIGHT IN MATERIALS and construction a vehicle also leads to a loss of build strength. When it comes to the exhaust system, corrosion is added to the list of concerns. Tomei Powered, USA addressed these concerns with its Expreme Ti exhaust for Nissan’s 350Z and 370Z models. Available among this lineup are the cat-less straight pipe, mid Y pipe and muffler, all made from titanium. Tomei Powered selected titanium in order to achieve a stronger, lighter, less corrosive and more powerful than the stock exhaust system. MSRP starts at $690. Tomei…

PERFECT PSI BOOST TOO LITTLE AND YOU’RE DOWN ON POWER, BOOST TOO MUCH AND YOU END up with a repair bill. Some engines may appear more bulletproof than others, but they all run at their best with specific tunes and tolerances. Turbosmart’s new Twin Port IWG-75 wastegate actuator, available in both turbo-specific and universal applications, intends to improve boost response, provide a more stable boost control and allow for a wider boost range between minimum and maximum boost. The Twin Port IWG-75 accomplishes this by using the air pressure differential between two sealed chambers to create a dynamic force which…

POV IN STYLE WHILE MANY DIFFERENT ACTION CAMERAS CAPTURE EXTREME MOMENTS from mounted or handheld angles, a true point-of-view perspective makes for an entirely different viewing experience. Pivothead has introduced a lineup of eyewear that allows users to capture HD video and high-res images from their perspective with a simple push of a button. Multiple styles are available, each with interchangeable lenses. These units include 8GB of internal storage and a built-in lithium polymer battery provide for ease of use with micro USB connectivity for charging and file transfers. Records in 480p, 720p and 1080p at 30fps or 60pfs, and captures photos…

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Honda unveiled the sedan trim of its 10th iteration of the beloved Civic, and it’s not a simple rehashed update. The car manufacturer announced that this generation is the first to include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si model, a 5-door hatchback and the first ever Type-R for the US. Two new engines will be available, and we still await performance figures. However, Honda claims the new 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder in the Sedan LX and EX trims is the most powerful base engine ever offered on a Civic. A smaller 1.5-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged, 16-valve DOHC…

POWER EVERYWHERE A NARROW POWER BAND CAN MAKE A CAR DIFFICULT TO CONTROL WHEN on a racetrack and frustratingly uncomfortable when driving around town. To add some extra grunt without sacrificing the power band, AMS Performance offers the Alpha Performance R35 GT-R Carbon Fiber Intake Manifold. Utilizing lightweight, strong and CNC-precision machined construction, this intake is designed to deliver high performance without sacrificing reliability. The airflow design of this manifold intends to improve the overall driving experience. Includes manifold plenums, billet aluminum upper and lower sections, mounting brackets, gaskets, vacuum fittings and hardware, and adapters for stock throttle bodies. MSRP is $7,999.95.…

LEVEL UP FLUID LEVELS AND TIRE PRESSURES ARE WHERE BASIC CAR MAINTENANCE BEGINS. Wilwood’s new Master Cylinder Reservoir Caps with Electronic Fluid Level Sensors allow drivers to view the level of their brake fluid and to receive an indication when the fluid level requires attention, all from inside the car. The black caps are manufactured from durable lightweight Nylon with a high melting point to withstand the demands of engine compartment surroundings. The internal float is made from a proprietary material for extra dimensional stability to yield accurate readings. Electrical connection is accomplished through standard automotive 12V DC male terminals.…

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