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  • Summer Camp For Grownups -- A Day At BMW Performance Center West (534 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 20, 2020 9 a.m.

    Recently, we had the opportunity to take part in BMW Performance Center West’s 1-Day M School located at their facility attached to the beautiful Thermal Club outside Palm Springs, California. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to get acquainted with some of BMW’s best chassis, and then hoon them around a world-class facility, this is a great way to do so.

  • Review: 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 -- A Better Performance Bargain? (375 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 15, 2020 1:53 p.m.

    Check out our automotive review on the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 4-cylinder turbo. We found it to be a good value for its performance, handling, and fuel economy.

  • Hyundai Is Shifting Toward The Clutch-less Manual (In India) (93 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 10, 2020 12:16 p.m.

    As reported by the Drive, Hyundai announced they will be offering an iMT, or, Intelligent Manual Transmission, in their India-marketed Venue compact crossover, sporting a 1.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder.

  • 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback -- The Next Mazdaspeed3? (155 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 08, 2020 3:29 p.m.

    Today, Mazda USA revealed that they will be offering the 2021 Mazda3 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with glorious turbocharged assistance. Power figures are respectable: the Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine will produce 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-feet on 93 octane (less on 91, sorry California), which will be sent to the pavement via their i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

  • The New G82 BMW M4 Sounds Great; Now Let's Hope It Will Look Great, Too (170 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 01, 2020 3:35 p.m.

    The world got a substantial peek at the new G82 BMW M4 yesterday, and all signs point to it being a great follow-up to the well-regarded F82/83

  • Review: 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG CLA35 4Matic -- The 190E Cosworth Of 2020? (327 views)

    By Peter Nelson on July 01, 2020 1:01 p.m.

    The FWD-biased, AWD luxury compact appears to be a slowly-growing segment in the new car market. For consumers who are after traditional, 4-door small car offerings, instead of compact crossovers (whether by creed, or by dimensional familiarity), and also want a solid amount of luxury and tech, there is quite a bit to choose from. To answer the very subjective question of whether the 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG CLA35 is the 2020 version of the 190E Cossie: no, it isn’t. However, considering where the CLA is size-wise in MB’s lineup, it’s sporty styling, four doors, motorsports-inspired accents, hopped-up engine, fun-to-drive ...

  • Review: 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe -- Does The M Stand For Mega, Or Milquetoast? (337 views)

    By Peter Nelson on June 12, 2020 4:39 p.m.

    Can the M235i xDrive Gran Coupe’s rear end kick out for a fun, controllable drift like RWD BMWs are known for? We genuinely wanted to know for ourselves what it’s like.

  • Porsche Factory GTLM Effort Finished (216 views)

    By Peter Nelson on June 04, 2020 12:59 p.m.

    It’s a sad day in North American motorsports, as Porsche has announced they are ending their factory GTLM effort in IMSA starting in 2021. This leaves just BMW with their M8 GTE (who won at Daytona a few months back) and Chevrolet with their brand-new C8.R to duke it out in this class.

  • How To Jump Curbs Like A Pro At Buttonwillow: Driver Mod Track Guide (1150 views)

    By Peter Nelson on June 03, 2020 12:58 p.m.

    For racers and time attack/HPDE drivers in the Southwest, there are still plenty of opportunities to get on track at Southern California’s world-famous famous Buttonwillow Raceway Park. If drivers are feeling a bit rusty in regard to properly navigating this fun-yet-tricky course, particularly in its 13CW configuration, Kevin Burke of Driver Mod has you covered.

  • Video: A Blast From The Past In The Porsche 911 GT1 (189 views)

    By Peter Nelson on May 29, 2020 2:05 p.m.

    The Porsche 911 GT1 barely needs any introduction, especially here on WR. One quick glimpse instills instant excitement; one can imagine how much of a thrill it was roaring through the world’s most iconic racetracks with its twin-turbo, 3.2-liter flat-6 and sequential gearbox.