Gimme Five: 5-Cylinder Engines That Went Against The Motor Mainstream

What’s the least-common number of cylinders in any modern engine? Surprisingly, the answer is five. Five-cylinder engines are outnumbered by more exotic V10 and V12 motors, and even three-cylinder motors are now filling showrooms thanks to cheap turbocharging that lets ...

Next Chapter of a Legendary Honda: The Turbocharged, Manual 2022 Civic Si Debuts

While it might be the Type R model that serves as the flagship international performance model of the Honda Civic, here in North America it’s the Civic Si that’s built a reputation on delivering affordable fun for over 35 years. ...

Review: The 2021 BMW M3 Is The Last Of The Six-Speed German Muscle Sedans

As the third decade of the 21st century starts to unwind, if you want to buy a four-door, 400+ horsepower performance car with a manual transmission your options are extremely limited. In fact, even if you generously expand your criteria ...

Review: The 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 SUV Returns To Its Rugged Off-Road Roots

Americans aren’t used to seeing the Land Rover badge on anything but a luxury product. In its home market, however, the British SUV builder still has a strong link to its agrarian past, which saw it start out building the ...

A Japanese Exotic Ahead of It's Time: The Volta—Toyota's Abandoned 2004 Supercar Concept

While Japanese cars are beloved by enthusiasts around the world, Japan’s automakers aren’t known for building high end supercars. Yes, there are some exceptions like the Lexus LFA and perhaps the Acura NSX, but it’s usually the more mainstream segments ...

The '21 BMW M4 Competition Vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Which Muscle Machine Hits Hardest?

The BMW M4 coupe has been redesigned for 2021, and while its new front-end styling can be generously described as ‘controversial,’ there’s little to debate when it comes to its performance. Base versions of the car feature a 473hp 3.0L ...

Better Than a Trackhawk? This 700HP V12 BMW X5 Was The Original Muscle SUV

In terms of modern SUVs, the first generation BMW X5 was a gamechanger. Developed by BMW at massive cost during the 1990s, the E53 platform X5 debuted for the 2000 model year and would become one the most important luxury ...

The 5 Worst Car Mods From Today—That Future Collectors Will Hate

Throughout the history of car customization there have always been mods that simply haven’t aged well. For every set of chrome reverse wheels on a classic hot rod there’s a car bra peeling paint from the hood of an otherwise-pristine ...

When AMG Met SRT: The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 was German Performance & American Swagger

With as fast the auto industry moves, the days of Daimler Chrysler feel like ancient times, but there are still traces of that corporate partnership found in FCA—and now Stellantis vehicles. One of the most well known is the rear ...

Unkillable Diesels: BMW’s M57 I-6

Who knew the power plant that was supposed to be the fuel-sipping option of the engine lineup would end up being such a hot-rod? If you like diesels and BMWs, you know that we’re talking about the M57, an inline-six ...

Saying Goodbye To The Mk. 7 2021 Volkswagen GTI: Should You Wait For Next Year's Redesign Or Snag The Hot Hatch Now?

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI represents the end of an era. This is the final model from the GTI’s seventh generation, and it stands on the eve of a dramatic shift in strategy for VW, which will no longer offer ...

Safety First: Your Roll Cage Questions Answered

So, you’re getting faster and your car is pounding out all the horsepowers. You want to hit the races to see what it can really do, but to qualify for certain types of track runs, you may need to install a ...

Forbidden Fords: The Greatest Blue Oval Performance Cars America Didn't Get

Given that Ford is one of America’s largest and most successful automakers, one might think that North American customers would have always had access to the company’s greatest vehicles. But anyone who’s even the least bit familiar with Ford knows that ...

Is Hyundai seriously creating a mid-engine supercar?

2020 is around the corner and performance cars are weirder than ever. We live in the world of an electric Mustang CUV, the Supra is powered by BMW, the Corvette is mid-engine and Hyundai is working on something mid-engined too…you ...

Lug Nuts: Which One Is Right For You

If you’ve ever swapped out your stock wheels for aftermarket wheels, you’d know that there is more than one type of lug nut. Maybe you even found out the hard way when realizing your old lug nuts don’t fit on your ...

Do-It-Yourself Aero

Aerodynamics: noun; : a branch of dynamics that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids and with the forces acting on bodies in motion relative to such fluids. Mechanical Grip vs Aerodynamic Grip When tracking cars we rely ...

VTEC Revolution: Is the Honda K-Series the next Small Block Chevy?

For the last 50 plus years, the most popular engine swap option for street machines, hot rods, race cars, daily drivers and everything in between has without a doubt been the small block Chevy V8.Whether it’s the classic small block ...

It's All About Grip: Everything You Need to Know About Track Day Tires

As we’ve professed before, there really is nothing more exciting and more rewarding than taking your vehicle to and participating in a track day. From a daily driver to a dedicated track machine, it doesn’t even matter what kind of ...

7 Mechanic's Tools That Should Be In Every Project Car Garage

Beyond a standard mechanic’s tool kit containing screw drivers, sockets, ratchets, and wrenches, you might have wondered what other additional helpers you might need when tackling a given project. Having the right tools on-hand will keep frustration at bay, and ...

How To Tune Your Suspension To Maximize Lightweight Car Performance: 3 Important Tips

The job of any performance car’s suspension system is really quite simple: maximize the amount of contact that the tires can make with the asphalt below. Those four small strips of rubber at each corner are the only part of ...

11 New Parts Your Racecar Needs

The Performance Racing Industry Show is the place to view the latest and greatest innovative automotive technologies. It’s also a show so full of mind-boggling new products that it’ll put your wallet and willpower to the test. At the very ...

Japan vs USA 5.0 V8 Showdown: The Ford Coyote and the Toyota 2UR-GSE Compared

Ford’s 5.0L naturally-aspirated Coyote V8 engine is without a doubt one of the best V8 engines of the modern era, and a driving force behind the popularity of the current Mustang. And when you want to look at the competition ...

The Easy Way to Refinish Carbon Fiber

Who doesn’t love carbon fiber? It’s light, it’s strong, it can be used in so many different applications. However, what many people don’t realize is that carbon fiber takes an extra level of care to ensure longevity. So what happens ...

2021 Hyundai Veloster N DCT: Top Dollar Driving Experience for a Bargain Basement Budget

Last year I got a chance to drive the Veloster N and I absolutely loved it. It was fun to drive and made all the right sounds. Although, if I had to point out a weak point, I would say ...

Summer Tire Inspection Checklist: 5 Tips For A Safe Driving Season

The changing of the seasons is a useful reminder that it’s time to catch up on your automotive maintenance. The spring and the fall each herald new weather and different driving conditions for the next six or so months, and ...

Civic, NSX, S2000 & Beyond: How Honda VTEC Changed the Engine Game

VTEC. Even if you aren’t a Honda fan or an import enthusiast there’s no doubt you are familiar with it. It stands for “Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control” and when Honda began introducing this new engine technology in ...

On the Street or at the Track: Is a DOT Competition Tire Right for You?

As with choosing a vehicle itself, picking the right tire for your daily driver or project vehicle can be an overwhelming decision. And when it comes to the enthusiast market specifically, one of the toughest questions is when to make the ...

History Of The Buick Riviera, Part 2: Turbocharging, Touchscreens, And Supercharging Lead The Way To The Future

By the end of the 1970s, the Buick Riveria’s rear-wheel drive muscle car past was long behind it. Facing the same pressures that were transforming almost every large luxury machine in the industry, Buick decided to take the Riviera down ...

"On the Fence" About a Part?: Here are 7 Mods You Actually Need

For this article, we are assuming you’ve already upgraded the obvious things, like brakes, the cooling system and safety upgrades. Even after those essentials are complete, there’s always a long list of car mod wants. So, where should you start? Here ...

Why Coilovers Are a Street Car Must-Have

Coilover suspension isn’t just for competition vehicles. Cars used mostly for street driving reap the benefits, too, and it’s a noble way to gain a few “cool kid” points. Plus, despite the common assumption that coilovers can be nothing but ...

How to Put Air in Your Car or Truck Tires

Whether it comes performance, fuel economy or sometimes simply being able to move at all, the amount of air in your tires is easily one of the most crucial elements of your vehicle. While your amount of desired air pressure will ...

Blues Brothers: OEM+ Restored '04 Ford Lightning Rounds Out a 2000s American Muscle Collection

It is honestly no surprise that the muscle truck category is such a come-and-go phenomenon in the automotive world. Although they can be found sparingly through the past 50 years of performance car history, the models are usually either a one ...

Showdown in Arizona: 10 of the Nation’s Best Chevy Pickups Go Head-to-Head at Dino's Git Down Truck Show 2021

During the last decade, classic Chevy trucks have moved to the forefront of the custom automotive scene. Since many people have ties to these old trucks and have grown very fond of them, they have taken to modifying them to ...

The 1982-1992 Ford Ranger Helped Revolutionize Compact Pickup Trucks

When the Ford Ranger arrived on the scene in the early ’80s, it was hot on the heels of the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15, a pair of compact pickups that, together with the Ranger and the soon-to-hit-showrooms Jeep Comanche, ...

Global Pickup: The Next Gen Ford Ranger has Arrived, When Will it Come to America?

For those of us in North America, it might seem to strange to hear that Ford has just debuted the next generation of their mid-sized pickup truck. Debuting here for the 2019 model year, you’d think it’s too early for an ...

Secrets of the 1997-2004 C5 Chevrolet Corvette Chassis Revealed: Why It Works So Well And What You Can Improve

When the Chevrolet Corvette evolved into the C5 generation at the end of the 1990s, it represented a shocking leap forward in terms of design. The previous Corvette—the C4—had also been ground-breaking when it first appeared nearly 15 years beforehand, ...

Bob Corcoran’s 2018 Jeep JL Unlimited Rubicon on 40s

Bob Corcoran is no stranger to off-road adventure, and set out to build a vehicle that was capable of taking him anywhere he wanted to go. He purchased a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon shortly after the JL was released, ...

The 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Is An Under The Radar Supercharged Muscle Car

At the end of the 1990s, Pontiac made a major decision about its flagship, the Grand Prix. The mid-size sedan (which was also available as a coupe), had grown somewhat long in the tooth after a decade without any significant ...

Off-Road Restomod Colorado Forest Service Truck: Classic '59 Chevy Apache Truck Riding on a '13 Cadillac Chassis

Every now and then we come across a classic vehicle that makes us do a double take. Is that really the thing that we think it is? This ’59 Chevy Apache off-road custom truck built by 3D Off-Road in Colorado ...

Lean, Mean, and Ready to Scream: A Refined ’69 Chevy Camaro Restomod Built to Carve Corners.

Hot rod, muscle car, and custom-loving fiends alike in the Phoenix, Arizona vicinity know Dean Livermore’s name all too well as he owns Hot Rods by Dean, which has proven to be the go-to shop in the region. With 60 ...


The OJ Effect? How the '80s & '90s Ford Bronco Became One the Hottest Collector SUVs

History Of The Buick Riviera, Part 1: The Muscle Car Innovator That Defined GM Personal Luxury

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Blues Brothers: OEM+ '04 Terminator Mustang is One Half of a Killer Combo

Three Wheelin’ Off-Road: Gas Monkey Garage Takes a New Direction on a 2021 Polaris Slingshot R

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The Classic S197: Why the 2005-2009 Mustang GT is the Choice for Budget Mustang Performance

The History Of The Ford 9-Inch Rear End, Off-Road And Racing's Most Hardcore Axle

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Diesel Is [Not] Dead: Diesel Engines vs Electric Motors

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The Slow Burn: A ’78 Chevy C10 That was Decades in the Making

The 1966-1970 Oldsmobile Toronado Introduced Muscle Car Fans To Big Block Front-Wheel Drive Performance

Silver Lining: A Lowered ’56 Chevy Pickup That’s Making a Big Splash at the 2021 SEMA Show

XJ Cherokee: This Groundbreaking 4x4 SUV is An Affordable Modern Classic (For Now)

Godzilla Swap: 5 Project Ideas for Ford's New Super Duty 7.4L V8 Crate Engine

NT555RII D.O.T. Compliant Drag Radial Tire Review

The Muncie 4 Speed Transmission Taught A Generation Of Muscle Car Fans To Drive Manual

The Exotic Small Block: How Ford's DOHC 4.6 Engine Changed the American V8 Forever

A Muscle Car Tires Guide

Hemis, Hellcats & Beyond : Everything You Need to Know About the Modern Dodge Challenger

Balance is Everything: The S550 Mustang GT Upgraded & Amplified for Street & Track

Revenge of the 5.0: How the Coyote V8 Elevated the Modern Mustang to Greatness

Nitto NT01 Track Day Tire Review: Classic Datsun Z

From Boss 302 to SVT Cobra: How the 5.0 V8 Became the Mustang's Most Famous Engine

Chrysler's TorqueFlite 727 Transmission Was The Best Muscle Car Automatic Ever Built

The Dana 44 Story: How This Ultra-Tough Axle Became An Off-Road Legend

Heavy on Hemis: What You Need to Know About Hellcat Swaps & Upgrades

The Guide to Buying a Second Gen Dodge Viper

Project S550 Mustang GT: Aero Upgrades & Finishing Touches

How to Run Nitto NT555RII DOT-Compliant Drag Radial Tires at the Drag Strip

Review: The 2022 Nissan Frontier Pickup's Long-Awaited Update Is Finally Here, But Does The Truck Go Far Enough?

Jax: Alpha Motors creates the first factory “Safari” EV

Baby Land Cruiser Meets Luxury 4Runner: How the Lexus GX Became an Off-Road Hero in America

All-Electric Off-Roading, Part 2: Why You Might Want to Wait to Go Overlanding in an Electric Vehicle

Going The Distance: Carl Roach’s '86 Toyota 4Runner Turbodiesel

Which Cummins 4BT Diesel Engine Do I Have?

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Factory Jeep Wrangler JL Half-Door Review

The Alpha Superwolf: A Macho Off-Road Electric Pickup to Take on Bronco & Gladiator

Going Tow-Behind RV Camping? Here's How to Prepare

Behind the Trend: "Overlanding" is More Popular Than Ever, But What Exactly is It?

Baja Forged Ford Super Duty All-Terrain Workshop

All-Electric Off-Roading, Part 1: Why You Should Go Overlanding in an Electric Vehicle

Jeep's Best Wrangler Yet? We Review the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

The Silver Bullet LJ: A Modern Take on a Timeless Jeep

The Decepticon JKU: A Transformed 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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On the Trail: Hitting Sedona, Arizona's Broken Arrow with Austin Stobaugh

Crossover Adventuring: The Best Places to Go Off-Roading in Your Compact SUV

Honda Gets Tough: Honda CUVs to get TrailSport Off-Road Treatment

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On the Trail in Uwharrie National Forest with Ali Mansour and Kristine Fischer

Exploring Texas Off-Road on Big Bend National Park’s River Road