Fiat Abarth is One Sexy Italian

literally… I would like to thank Fiat for this commercial, its pure Genius. I see what they did there and I like it. That’s one Sexy Italian.

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BRZ Sounds an Awful Lot Like CR-Z

So after some time we finally get some real pictures of the Subaru BRZ concept (not that invisible shell stunt they pulled earlier this year). Anyways before I start I’d like to say I really like the car, and I like that Subaru is trying something different. There are just a few things that I’m curious about and I would like to address:

1. BRZ is a crappy name, it sounds too much like CR-Z and doesn’t roll off the tongue as nicely.

2. Not to be mean but is it just me or does this car seem to have stolen design ideas from other companies? (EvoX-esk headlights, Camaro/Audi like rear tail lights, overall Supra-esk body shape?)

3. Subaru please don’t limit it to just RWD, how long has it been since we had a true Japanese perfromance AWD coupe ? Viable to us normal people not on a Super Car level (GT-R doesn’t count). I’m talking Celica GT-Four Status.

Hopefully the Gods of Subaru hear this plea and make a few minor changes and add more options. Till then look at some pictures on the next page.

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WedsSports N-Frame Technology

A lot of people have asked how WedsSports was able to make a Cast wheel as light as a Forged wheel and still maintain it’s strength. Well aside from their use of AMF technology (click here for more info), WedsSports uses what they call N-Frame Technology. It’s that little lip on the spokes that most see as aesthetic appeal, but without that little piece the TC105N wheel wouldn’t be as strong as it is. For a complete explanation check out this little image.

WedsSports N-Frame Technology is directly extracted from our motor sports racing program. The N-Frame technology provides our TC105N wheel with the strength, weight, and durability that is demanded by motor sports racing. The background of the N-Frame design was never intended for looks, unlike the many other so called “racing sports” look wheels on the market.

The N-Frame concept is a spedific engineering aptitude. Requiring an in-depth understanding of material properties, geometry, and manufacturing techniques. Each rim size and rim face with the N-Frame is strategically designed to increase the rim strength and thus its performance.

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Volk Racing TE37 Tokyo TimeAttack

Unveiled at Sema this past week, these puppies will be going on sale soon. They carry similar specs to the TE37SL in terms of weight saving, but are focused on larger cars (19’s only) and are marked with the Tokyo TimeAttack special finish. Pricing will be a little less than regular TE37 but more than TE37SL, but no exact prices yet. More Pictures on page 2 at the bottom. Here is the tentative sizing list, with other sizes and specs available for special order:

Size

Width

Inset

PCD

19

8.5

+45

5×114.3

9.0

+35

9.5

+22 / +34 / +45

10.0

+30 / +35

10.5

+22

11.0

+15

8.5

+45

5×112

9.5

+29 / +50

8.5

+35

5×120

9.0

+22

9.5

+15 / +35

10.0

+22

10.5

+20

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