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TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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Last week we introduced the wide-body components and our overall objective for the exterior. We wanted to go after an appearance that nobody has yet to complete, and yet is attainable for anybody who wants an aggressive, track-oriented look. At the same time, we want the finished product to have a fit and finish that appears to come straight from the factory. To achieve that level of perfection, we knew Paul Silva and SLVA Automotive Studio would be the company responsible for all the bodywork and exterior modifications. All of which brings us to this week’s installment where we discuss the processes that SLVA employs to mold in the body kit and create the unique and clean look we require.

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For this week’s installment, we take a look at the transformation the exterior of the car is currently undergoing. To take the exterior of the BRZ to the next level, we turned to our friends at SLVA Automotive Studio to help dial in the overall look. Their experience speaks for itself, so we knew they’d be the best to set apart the BRZ from the rest of the crowd.

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Bigger, stronger, faster, louder: this is the only way that we can describe last weekend’s fifth chapter of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack in Coalinga, California. One sold-out event, one half mile, two days, and eighty degrees in the middle of the desert. Completely booked Best Western. Two hundred drivers. Twenty-two world-class sponsors. Seven hundred spectators. Fifty media personnel. An average of fourteen hundred horsepower. One hundred seventy mph average trap speeds, and one three-way twerk team. Records were broken, engines were blown, heads were lifted, and GTRs were flipped. This is the event known as Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack. This is an event you cannot miss.

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By now it seems everyone in the automotive racing world is familiar with the annual TX2K event in Houston, Texas, each March. What everyone may not be aware of is the invitation-only clash of the titans race that takes place just weeks after, and attracts the biggest names in the high-end performance street scene. The Texas Invitational, a legendary, side-by-side roll racing event, held at a private airfield about twenty minutes east of Dallas, is truly a gathering of the who's who in high-end car builds.

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With a bit of a lull as we wait for a few parts to show up for Project BRZ, we wanted to give a little extra insight into some of the processes employed by our partners during the build of the car. In this case, we got some great details on what SCR Performance does during the teardown and rebuild of an engine, specifically in regard to their experience with the Subaru EJ-series engines, which heavily applies to the FA20 / 4U-GSE.