Mine’s Nissan R34 GT-R

Supply and demand. Whether you paid attention in Economics or not, everyone is experiencing the repercussions of the pandemic and world-wide recession. The price of many items has doubled or tripled and yet we are being told that inflation is just at 8.5 percent. When it comes to market for […]

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935 WHP Nissan 240SX

Nissan’s various 240SX platforms are beloved in the drifting community and the import performance crowd at large. The front-engine, rear-wheel-driven coupes enjoyed a renaissance when drifting found its way to American shores and into the minds of the masses. Sadly, however, American drifters would have to find inventive ways to […]

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439 WHP Nissan R32 GT-R

The plague of neglected cars is everywhere, and too many car owners are deciding to pull the plug on their beloved machines too early. Thankfully, there are enthusiasts out there who are willing to step in to the rescue, breathing new life into timeless classics. Although it’s sad to see […]

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2022 GR86 vs. 2022 BRZ

With automobiles, redesigns can make or break the case for continuing a model. Typically, the redesign model gets bigger (and often significantly heavier) as the manufacturer listens to owner’s feedback from the previous generation vehicle while federal safety standards continue to increase the minimum number of air bags and other […]

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570 WHP Honda Civic Si

When small-engined, front-wheel drive Hondas first became the unexpected stars of the import performance scene, ingenious builders and tuners figured out how to add all the things that made other performance marques better, faster and stronger. Increased displacement? Multi-liter increase engine swaps? Forced induction? Check, check and checkmate. That ingenuity […]

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First Drive | 2022 Toyota GR86

A little over 10 years ago, DSPORT flew to Japan to drive the soon-to-be-released Scion FR-S (Toyota 86 in Japan). Despite that happening a decade ago (Issue #112), the memories of that experience are still as vivid as ever. Leading up to that launch event, it had been too long since […]

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354 WHP Honda Civic Type R

Arguably the most prolific marque of the American-market import performance tuning boom of the ‘90s, Honda’s Civic nameplate has historically been the underdog racer. Its relatively small engine and front-wheel drive configuration couldn’t predict the success it would have on the racetrack. This success was surprising and prolific that race-ready […]

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1,483 WHP Toyota Supra

In the early days of the import performance tuning scene, the MKIV Supra stood out as a giant among men with its potent twin-turbocharged straight-six engine displacing more than twice the size of many of the popular platforms of the day. Because of its relatively high power ratings off the […]

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1,033 WHP Mitsubishi Evo VIII

While the scarecrow mused, “If I only had a brain,” Modern Automotive Performance (MAP) wondered the same of the factory ECU in its 2003 Mitsubishi EVO VIII. Many tuners still look toward stand-alone engine management solutions for high-horsepower applications, however the advent of open source tuning software has opened the […]

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476 WHP Mitsubishi Evo IX

Low key, streetable, unassuming. These traits exemplify the sleepers on the street. Taking on a no nonsense approach to tuning can sometimes make the difference when sizing up a contender or flying under the law-enforcement radar. Brian Jeffords adopted the mantra “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality early […]

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1,017 WHP Nissan R35 GT-R

Champions inspire champions. In 2008, a 13 year-old Singaporean swimmer named Joseph Schooling was training at his local country club when he met his idol, American Olympian Michael Phelps. Phelps was already a legend at that point, with 16 Olympic medals to his credit. The awestruck Schooling never dreamed that […]

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935 WHP Mitsubishi Evo

Not one, not two, but three EVOs prove that this platform is the perfect foundation for the quarter-mile. David Bruzewski has been building and racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions for years. The all-wheel drive configuration and the cast-iron engine have proven to be his best companion when going down the strip. […]

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377 WHP Scion FR-S

Ever since its introduction, the Scion FR-S has been a favorite amongst Japanese car enthusiasts. Its low entry cost, great handling, light weight, and sporty looks made it something special that anyone could have. However, everyone complained the 205 horsepower offered by the factory just isn’t going to cut it. […]

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9-Second Nissan R35 GT-R

Few people truly understand the addiction with the need to go faster. For the auto enthusiasts, the first purchase and install of a simple bolt-on exhaust was the gateway drug to a totally different lifestyle. Before long, the home garage is decked out with tools and shop equipment, and your […]

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655 WHP Nissan 300ZX

In 1990, Nissan ran a Superbowl commercial for the 300ZX twin-turbo. We see the Z at high speed on a desolated highway or racetrack. The voiceover goes, “So I’m having this dream. I’m in a turbo Z. And these guys are after me. But they can’t catch me.” After a […]

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