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    Today, 07:21 AM
    The new Supra is stealing all the headlines despite not being a true Supra successor. Nissan has a chance here to bring something to market in the segment that not only is more fun to drive but a true successor to one of the brands' iconic sports cars. The Z has a storied history and Nissan would not screw this up or sell out. Would they? Nissan previewed what they have in mind with the Project Clubsport 23 which features a VRD30DDTT swap. A new 370Z with a twin turbo powerplant and low curb weight sounds like fun. The Nissan test mule you see was spotted with a MKV Supra so that will be the benchmark. Do it Nissan. Show Toyota how to properly produce an icon.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 AM
    Being able to handle a McLaren 720S is the measure of a fast car today. This McLaren 720S certainly is fast but it is also not a stock example as it is tuned with software and downpipes. Output is claimed to be a relatively modest ~740 rear wheel horsepower. The 991.1 Turbo S features the ESMotor ES850 package with horsepower in the 838 to the wheels range. The Porsche has more power but also carries another ~400 pounds. As for what the 991.1 Turbo S runs: They run 40-170 and the 720S takes round 1 by a couple of cars. The second run shows the Porsche get a better start and it is closer. Two very stout cars here.
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    Yesterday, 07:12 AM
    This seems to be coming rather quickly, eh? Especially after the announcement that Maserati and Ferrari would no longer share motors going forward. Maserati appears eager to step out of Ferrari's shadow and show what they are capable of. This mid-engine test mule appears small. It is said the mule is a revised Alfa-Romeo 4C which means that the real thing will not look anything like what appears in the photos. All we know is a new drivetrain is being tested and a lot of work still needs to be done. A 2020 reveal seems ambitious but a new mid-engine sports car with a new drivetrain certainly is exciting news. Expect a hybrid of some sort.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 AM
    Remember back in 2018 when composite (carbon fiber) connecting rods debuted at SEMA? They retailed for $18,000.00 and the idea was for a drag racing team to buy a set as it would cut down on costs eventually and be much more reliable. Why? Because metal expands and fatigues under stress and temperature. Imagine a set of rods you never have to replace no matter what you throw at the motor. There is a limit of course but that limit is very, very high. Extreme Tuners claims their Mitsubishi Evo application can take 3000+ horsepower and over 15,000 rpm: BoostAddict thought we would see composite engine materials fairly soon but not this quickly. Imagine if you could order set of composite rods for your motor right now. The rotating assembly would be lightened by quite a bit and would be much stronger and more reliable. How much money? Extreme Tuners does not say and to be fair some people have questioned their big claims over the years (including doctored videos). Expect more big names to get in on composite applications and as with carbon fiber wheels, we will see an OEM deliver composite rods at some point.
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