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vRS Take – II

vRS Take – II

Share So people like your car, huh? You get thumbs up at traffic lights? How about a car, that has its own dedicated facebook fan page with over 9200 fans and counting? Log on to VRS7999.com and you can see pictures of the car at various stages of its build. And it wasn’t the owner […]

The Price of Persistence

The Price of Persistence

Share Now, this is what we call a comeback. There is no way, one can tell it is the same City VTEC that we featured in our ‘Old School Heroes’ special issue in June 2011. Everything else has changed about it, except for the friendly bloke who drove it to us- Mr. Manoj of Auto […]

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Share Cars are an extension of one’s personality. And then there is customization, which we like to think of as a personality development. Some go for looks, others go for performance, but in the end, it is all about making it different. Anees Ali Sapri- a 20 year old engineering student from Thrissur, didn’t have […]

Master Stroke

Master Stroke

Share     We do features in many ways. Sometimes, people show up on their pride and joy and often beg for a feature. It may drive crap, but when there is so much blood and sweat going into each build, who are we to judge them and drive the nuts off them? And we […]

Gone Mud

Gone Mud

Share Whenever we get a call from TDI racing asking if we would like to come to Bangalore, we know there is something big cooking. Everytime we went there, we had always been greeted by a whole lineup of reworked cars from a Swift to a high-lift Endeavour. This time though, we missed the date […]

Club Fiesta

Club Fiesta

Share It’s strange, for all its great handling, strong performance and affordability, we have never had a Fiesta 1.6 before. Perhaps this was for our own good, we can now have something special to kick off things. John’s Fiesta 1.6S is a little black gem we have been eyeing for long and had the chance […]

Parts

KÄRCHER K 7.400

KÄRCHER K 7.400

ShareThis new K7.400 unit from Kärcher is claimed to be one of the most environment friendly units on the market, and can save up to 20% water than similar capacity units. It has a flow rate of 600 litres per hour, a power rating of 3 KW and comes with its own set of cleaning […]

RICHBROOK TYRE BAGS

RICHBROOK TYRE BAGS

ShareThese fully adjustable wraparound style bags that fit snugly around your tyres are ideal for storing and trasnporting your second set of tyres. They come with their own sturdy handle, a pouch for storing the nuts/bolts and can fit 14-18” wheels upto 245 section width. It is a real must for those who suffer from […]

ECOSPORT LED HEAD LAMPS

ECOSPORT LED HEAD LAMPS

Share  Delhi based Glam Retail Pvt Ltd or AutoGlam as it is known as, has a set of after market head lamps for the Ford Ecosport. These swanky new units have an Audi style LED strip that burns white as day time running lamps and turns amber while the indicators are turned on. The unit […]

TURBO SMART BOOST TEE

TURBO SMART BOOST TEE

Share Smaller and lighter than most manual boost controllers in the market, the Boost Tee from Turbo smart allows the car to come to boost approx 500rpm quicker, according to its manufacturer. These are easy to install and alloys adjustments from under the bonnet with an accurate detent system.

CORBEAU SPORTLINE RRS

CORBEAU SPORTLINE RRS

ShareThe RRS seats from Corbeau’s famous Sportline series have been designed with styling, safety and comfort in mind. It is made from high quality vinyl wrapped around a steel frame and is perfect for those looking for an every day seat that wouldn’t look out of place on a track day. The seat has high […]

ZADATECH 3.2-INCH MULTI GAUGE

ZADATECH 3.2-INCH MULTI GAUGE

Share This interactive colour TFT from ZadaTech, we tell you, is the future. Small enough to fit anywhere on your dashboard, this little device has a staggering amount of display options, a data logging facility and Bluetooth connectivity. The 3.2 inch screen can read out your Air-fuel ratio, Engine speed, turbo boost, oil pressure, oil […]

Tech

Project Baleno : Fitting Lowering Springs

Project Baleno : Fitting Lowering Springs

ShareVogtland is a relatively new name in India when it comes to suspension systems but the company has been making springs for over a hundred years now. Their lowering springs are designed to work well with the OE dampers of your car, giving you a lowered ride height without affecting the ride quality and comfort – such […]

Tuning box comparison

Tuning box comparison

ShareTuning boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are simple resistances in expensive looking plastic boxes while others have multiple settings, their manufacturers call ‘maps’ and most of them claim up to 25 percent more power and torque. Although none of them are as good as a well written remap, we love their plug […]

Handling: Fitting Coilovers

Handling: Fitting Coilovers

ShareOkay, the Swift was not really short on handling and the new one is even better. Maruti engineers have worked to hard to strike a balance between ride quality and handling that it shows in the way it drives. But you never know, there could be just another way of improving it and we come […]

Track test : Continental CEC5 and CSC5 : Part II

Track test : Continental CEC5 and CSC5 : Part II

Share Fiat 500 Abarth Engine 1.4L, 4-cyl, 16v, SOHC, turbo-charged Transmission 5sp Manual Power 160 bhp Torque 206 N-m 0-100kmph 7.4 sec The Fiat 500 Abarth is an altogether different beast from the cute and cuddly 500, we have in India. On the track, the 500 Abarth would gamely hold on to its lines and […]

Track Test: Continental CEC5 and CSC5 Part I

Track Test: Continental CEC5 and CSC5 Part I

Share “When braking counts, you can count on us”. That’s the European ad campaign for Continental tyres. More than just a marketing slogan it is something their engineers have been working day and night to live up to. With car manufacturers already driving towards reducing fuel consumption and C02 emissions with technologies such as Blue […]

Tested: Brisk Spark Plugs

Tested: Brisk Spark Plugs

Share We never bothered to give an ear to all those performance spark plug manufacturers out there. Some make claims too tall and others are frightfully expensive for whatever gains they really provide. But when a packet with Brisk Racing and ‘Made in Czech Republic’ tags arrived at our office, we let our project Baleno […]

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Fit it Yourself

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Share  Honda has announced a DIY kit for their new Fit/Jazz. Customers can now build their cars with quality Honda parts in the comfort of their own home. The kit comprises of 180,000 individual pieces and gets shipped to your address in two day’s time.

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Why Us?

Why Us?

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Share The God’s own country – a piece of cushy land, lined with beautiful golden beaches on one side, tasty spices in between and chilly mountains – all crammed into the shape of a thin tapioca. Until recently, no body made a straight road here. And that made it, the best place to drive. You […]

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Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost

Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

ShareA 1.26 ton car with a tiny 1.0litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine. You can’t be serious, said my mate. I asked him, to take a wild guess at how much horsepower it might be producing and he reckoned 60-70bhp, because that is close to what an A star with similar engine capacity and three cylinders […]

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Honda Amaze i-DTEC First drive

Honda Amaze i-DTEC First drive

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Share   In many ways, this reminds me of the 2003 City. It wasn’t a car you’d buy for the looks, performance, handling or the fun factor normally associated with a Honda, but it sold like the morning daily. Everyone who thought with their head, had to have one and for a period, it defined […]

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

| February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Share     For a country still deprived of proper hot hatches, we have to look up to Fiat and thank them for the Palio 1.6. It was a sensation back in 2002, when Fiat launched the 1.6GTX with its revvy twin cam, 16v, 100bhp motor and suddenly everyone could afford to go fast. And […]

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Killed; Only to be resurrected.

Killed; Only to be resurrected.

| February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Share     We love it when a different motor comes along. Among innumerable VAGs and endless JDMs, when a sweet Logan shows up, we can’t help but take notice. And getting noticed was the aim when Mohammed Faizal started working on his Romanian car. “I wanted to be different from the current crop of […]

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