The Texas Mile is not an event for the faint of heart, and when we heard that there was a 1977 Datsun 280Z competing in this year’s event, we were a bit bewildered. It was going to take one helluva build for this Datsun to not get blown out of the water by the menacing level of competition, some of whom will accelerate from a dead stop to 267 mph in 5,280 ft. But when we saw this 1977 Datsun, we knew . . .
Back in April, we covered the Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack, where we sponsored the Domestic Class Winner. When we first arrived, we noticed all the usual high-powered American suspects—Ford GTs, Camaros, Mustangs, and Corvettes—but one car in particular stood out. We were positive that the Twin Turbo Ford GT nicknamed the “Black Mamba” would be the car to beat and also the one we featured. We couldn’t have been more wrong.
When it was announced that the FR-S and BRZ were going to hit the streets, the buzz started immediately. Many new owners of these cars looked at them as alternatives to the beloved Supras, which are getting harder and harder to find unmodified and at a reasonable budget. People loved the look and handling of the compact, lightweight sports car, but it became clear that if left alone it was going to have one weak spot—power. This is an in-depth look at Inline Racing's Turbocharged Scion FR-S.
When Subaru first brought the WRX to American shores in 2002, no one could have imagined the impact it would have on the automotive world. Ten years later, the rally-bred Impreza has become almost clichéd - it seems like everyone has a friend with a 500-hp STi. What you don’t see very often is an Impreza that stands out from the crowd. This 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX is not one of those situations.