2021 Kia Seltos driving down urban street
Trucks & SUVs

Avoid the 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo Trim

The 2021 Kia Seltos is supposed to be a cooler alternative to the Kia Soul. It has a more rugged and less boxy design, which is feeling a little dated for the Soul. But if the base model doesn’t have enough muscle for you, you can upgrade the Kia Seltos S Turbo for more muscle …

Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Kia Soul Turbo Worth the Extra Cash?

With the Kia Soul Turbo, you get a lot more power. But is paying to have more horsepower in this little hamster SUV worth it? Let’s see what the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo can do compared to rivals like the Mazda CX-30.  How is the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo?  You can get started in the …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Will the Subaru Forester Ever Be Turbocharged Again?

Aside from off-road capability and a renowned all-wheel-drive system, turbocharging has long been synonymous with Subaru models. Cars like the WRX have always been turbocharged and the brand’s SUVs like the Outback and Forester benefited from forced induction as well. However, the current iteration of the Forester is not turbocharged and has even been called …

A light-blue 1968 BMW 2002 at a pier
Sedans & Coupes

Why Is the BMW 2002 Still So Beloved Today?

The E30 M3 is often considered one of BMW’s high points, if not its quintessential car. And not just because, as an older and simpler model, it’s one of the more reliable BMWs. It’s because of the way it drives. But the E30 wouldn’t exist without an earlier car. One that not only saved the …

Two Two Garrett GTX3582R Gen II turbochargers laid next to each other
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Can You Put a Turbo in Any Naturally-Aspirated Car?

If you’re looking to give your car more horsepower, intakes and exhaust modifications only go so far. And while tires and suspension tuning can add speed in the corners, at some point, more output is required to go faster. That’s often achieved via forced induction—which typically, for tuners and OEMs, means a turbocharger. But is …

A Porsche Cayenne Turbo is displayed during the Poznan Motor Show at the International Poznan Trades Center
Sedans & Coupes

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo Drives Much Better as a Coupe

It was only a few years ago that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV made its debut in the performance utility vehicle market. But in 2020 a newer version is making its way to the showroom floor. This time it’s a clone, of sorts, to the original Cayenne Turbo SUV. However, it’s a Coupe version instead that’s …

2020 Mazda Mazda3
Sedans & Coupes

Is Turbo for the 2021 Mazda3 Really a Good Thing?

We’ve heard the hype and entertained the rumors. Mazda may be giving its 2021 Mazda3 and its hatchback version a turbo option. If anyone has wondered what might make the Mazda3 and Mazda3 hatchback better, there is a good chance they thought about turbo power. Turbocharged makes everything better, right? Not always. Let’s speculate a bit …

Blue 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo driving down the road
Sedans & Coupes

The Porsche Taycan Turbo Is a Better GT Than the 911 Turbo S

Besides its better-than-reported range, the Porsche Taycan is an impressive car, not just an impressive EV. However, even though it’s not electric, the 911 has traditionally been the German automaker’s centerpiece. Especially the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which packs supercar-level performance. But, as YouTube team The Straight Pipes describe, the EV may have caught up …

White 1983 Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo in front of a fence
2 Wheels

Yamaha Is Getting Back Into Turbocharged Bikes

High-RPM redlines and more cylinders are usually how motorcycle companies increase performance. But Yamaha is going to use something that, while common in cars, isn’t really seen in bikes: forced-induction. Not a supercharger, like on the Kawasaki Ninja H2, though. Instead, Yamaha is re-introducing turbocharging to its motorcycle lineup. The Yamaha turbocharged bike news Performance …

Sedans & Coupes

What Makes the Porsche 993 911 So Desirable?

Its newest models may be fast and capable, but for Porsche fans, the classic models are where it’s at. Especially the air-cooled Porsche 911. So much so, that restomodding the vintage sports car has become a high-profile business. But, although the earliest ones are the most valuable, it’s the last air-cooled model, the Porsche 993 …

Cars

See Your Porsche Order Go Through The Assembly Line

Imagine ordering something that you are really excited about from Amazon. You know from the order what day it is expected to arrive. But, nowadays you can track the shipment with the delivery company too. So, basically, you can order your product, have it plucked from the shelves of a warehouse, and watch the package …

2018 Subaru Legacy is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Cars

2020 Subaru Legacy: Its Biggest Weak Spot Can be Fixed for $12,000

The Subaru Legacy is just that: one of Subaru’s legacies. It’s known for being a safe and reliable car. All-wheel drive comes standard on the Legacy base model. This feature helps this car stand out in the pack of other sedans like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. And, according to this Carfax report, …

A NASCAR Official inspects a carburetor
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Naturally Aspirated A Bad Thing During the Pandemic?

In a recent COVID-19 conversation between two auto enthusiasts about the shortage of respirators, a question came up. The answer to the question was shockingly, and comically automotive based, and somewhat cerebral at times in its depth. The question was, what does a respirator do? The simple answer is that it is a device made …

Roush Phase 2 Mustang supercharger
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Is the Difference Between A Turbo and Supercharger?

The most common way manufacturers create big horsepower numbers for their vehicles is to turbocharge or supercharge the engine. This is also true for the racing community. However, what is the difference between the two? How is a turbo different from a supercharger? Turbochargers Turbos capture the hot exhaust leaving the engine and then force-feed it back into …