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Fast Car May 2020

Fast Car is officially the best car magazine ever made, and the only one that delivers on its promise of defining today’s car culture. Stuffed with the finest feature cars from the United Kingdom, all the hottest new gear and kit, inspiring guides and even the odd top model for good measure, it’s so jam-packed, you can see it from space.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
7,30 $(TVA Incluse)
51,10 $(TVA Incluse)
13 Numéros

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1 min.
ed start

JACK OF ALL TRADES It’s a funny old job being at the helm of this awesome publication. Each day is very different from the last. Take this morning, for instance. I’ve just got off the blower to Mike Brewer who was telling me about the cars he’s been restoring with Ant Anstead for series 16 of Wheeler Dealers airing in May. He even gave me some tips for our very own Appreciating Depreciation feature within the news section; you can read all about those in the next issue and also the interview with Mike himself. Last Sunday was spent wandering around the halls of Telford International Centre looking at Ultimate Dubs (see the report on page 25), and then next week Midge and I will be filming the first episode of Fast…

7 min.
up front

LOOK MUM, WE’RE ON TV! If you like those little photos of us on the ‘Ed Start’ page and fancy seeing something similar that’s moving, and with sound and in colour, then boy have we got a treat for you. You’ve seen our YouTube channel, right? Of course you have, it’s right up your street. The Fast Car Entertainment channel is where we share videos of test drives, show reports, all the stuff that makes the scene tick… plus there’s a clip on there of Midge really struggling with reality after Jules forces him to eat a mashed-up octopus, so that alone is worth a look. Anyway, it’s all set to level up in 2020! In the springtime we’re going to be launching Fast Car TV, a brand new weekly YouTube show…

1 min.
the angry man

I mean yeah, of course there’s still a huge choice of fast cars available to buy today, and arguably their chassis technology and all the fun stuff is better than it’s ever been. But why have all the car-makers collectively decided to kill off the traditional manual handbrake? The only reason I can figure is that they don’t want you to dick about with it, which frankly isn’t playing fair. It’s my decision how I use that handle. If I choose to, say, change my mind about which direction I’m driving in at night in a deserted car park and feel I should quickly be pointing 180-degrees the other way, that should be my lookout. If I’m having some fun up a hill on a country lane which is richly…

7 min.
red dwarf

In an increasingly complex world, we could all learn a lesson from Mantas Šliogeris. Forget your app updates and your skinny vegan vanilla lattes, your FitBit targets and your relentless bloody hashtags – free your life from complexity, take things back to basics, and reap the rewards of a stress-free existence. “It seems that my no-stress approach, just trying to enjoy myself and focus on my own lap times, is paying off,” he shrugs. And given that he was recently crowned Gymkhana GRiD World Champion in an MX-5 that he drove to and from the finals (on public roads with number plates and everything), he’s probably onto something. “ he was recently crowned Gymkhana GRiD World Champion in an MX-5 that he drove to and from the finals” So how does an…

1 min.

As if winning the title of Gymkhana GRiD World Champion wasn’t enough, Mantas has since added British Formula G Champion to his list of accolades, and he and Thunderwood Racing have big plans for the future.›“We’re building a new car – another VAZZ CORP MX-5 MiataEvo, but with a Chevy LS V8 – so that its performance truly matches its looks,” he says. “Competitively, I’ll work hard to defend my UK Formula G title, as well as my Gymkhana GRiD world title – I’ll do my very best! I’ll also simply try to enjoy driving as much as I can – track days, drift days, and you might even see me doing gymkhana demos at a few shows. I’d love to try out Time Attack too. 2020 will be full…

1 min.
tech spec: mazda mx-5

Styling: VAZZ CORP MiataEvo widebody kit (prototype version), VAZZ CORP fastback hardtop, VAZZ CORP rear spoiler, front and rear stainless steel tow hooks Tuning: 1.8-litre VVT, stock internals, Magnuson MP62 hot-side supercharger kit by MOSS, converted to 6-rib and dual throttle body setup, Hydra Nemesis standalone ECU, OEM 6-speed gearbox, 4.1 welded differential with extra bracing and SuperPro void fillers, Skuzzle clutch and lightened flywheel, Fine Cut V2 short-shifter Power: 200bhp Chassis: 9x15in ET-23 (front) and 10.5x15in ET-32 (rear) Japan Racing JR19 wheels, 205/50 (f) and 225/50 (r) Toyo R888R tyres, HSD MonoPro coilovers, SuperPro polybushes on all wishbones, Bauer extended lower front ball joints, Flyin’ Miata front and rear anti-roll bars, Black Diamond grooved discs, Carbotech XP8 brake pads, braided lines Interior: Nardi steering wheel with HKB boss, JK Composites driver seat on…