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Japan Wants You To Stop Buying All Its Skyline GT-Rs

Being in the export and import business in Japan pays off. As sketchy as that might sound, Japan exports a little over a million used cars every year. Most of these cars are pretty unremarkable, bound for emerging markets and New Zealand. But a small percentage of cars leaving Japan every year are held dear […]

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The Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z Is The 370Z To End All 370Zs

It’s SEMA time, so you all know what that means. Ridiculous aftermarket parts and hugely modified, one-off cars that we’ll never be able to buy or own ourselves. Like this Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z. At least it looks cool and makes a lot of power.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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Meet The Quiet Japanese Tuner Who Makes Your Old Mercedes Sound Like An F1 Car

In the city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, you’ll be lucky to find a nondescript garage. There’s no signage, branding, or any indication that magic happens here. This is Technical Garage Sasaki, home to the man behind Brilliant Exhaust, one of the wildest exhaust tuners anywhere in the world.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Daihatsu Copen XPlay Brings Back Weird Sports Cars

Sports cars these days are too grown up. What happened to the weird little niches that used to exist? Sure, cars like the Fiat Barchetta, Nissan Figaro, Pontiac Solstice, Ford Puma, and Mazda AZ-3 were never going to become sales success stories nor are they going to be displayed on a Concours lawn anytime soon. […]

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New Cars That Need to Die (and Driving a ’90s JDM Rally Cheating Legend)

Automotive technology changes, design moves forward, performance capabilities climb. But for some reason there are cars that seem to not even get a hint of that innovation. Cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Chevy Impala, and even the Toyota Land Cruiser—how and why do they still exist in their current form?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Ultimate Japanese Tuning Shop That Disappeared

There was a golden age of imports and tuning in Southern California, and Riki Yoshida was lucky enough to have been there for it. Born in Japan, Yoshida and his family emigrated to the United States when he was three, settling down in Torrance, California. While attending university, he also started working with one…Read more… […]

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