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Fast Car

Fast Car

August 2021

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
$7.43
$52
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
ed start

If you’re a true car nut - and, let’s face it, we all are, you’re reading this mag for starters - then you’ll no doubt get a marvellously moist feeling when you think about forced induction. Be it through a shrieking turbo or a whining supercharger, cramming a shedload of extra air into your engine’s cylinders is the easiest way to boost your car’s bhp – and add a whole new dimension to its sonic symphony to boot. But it’s not just the preserve of the petrolhead, as motor manufacturers have recently re-embraced the noble art of forced induction too, adding turbos to anything and everything with the view that the humble blower can not only increase performance, but also efficiency, allowing smaller engines to be used that still pack…

2 min
bmw gets its drift on!

BMW’s M-division, the in-house builders of its line of bonkers road-going ‘bahnstormers and the firm’s factory-backed racing entrants, has finally jumped on the drifting bandwagon by supporting two BMW M4 Competition models set to compete in the Drift Masters European Championship this year. Driven and prepared by the Red Bull sponsored Driftbrothers, Elias and Johannes Hountondji, the pair of highly modified M4s will take to the grid for the first time on the 10th and 11th July for the opening round of the season in Greinbach, Austria. “BMW M has always stood for motorsports at the highest level and in all of its diversity, whereby we are also open to disciplines such as drift sports,” says Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH. “The Red Bull Driftbrothers belong to the absolute…

1 min
fast and the furious supra sells for $550,000

If Brian O’Conner knew that his lurid orange Supra would one day fetch a whopping $550,000 (£393,000), we don’t think he would’ve been so keen to give it away to his fellow petrolhead Dom Toretto at the end of the original Fast and the Furious flick, even if he did owe him a 10 second car! But this is not a movie, this is real life and that was the actual price paid for the car when it went to auction in Las Vegas recently. Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, built the vehicle which was used in the film for the interior and exterior shots and driving sequences with Paul Walker behind the wheel, but admits that, unlike its portrayal on-screen, this is no fire…

1 min
shows are a go!

While we’d take the first six months of 2021 over the same period last year, for fans of car shows it’s been a time of confusing and often conflicting information. Can we attend a car show? Will it be going ahead? Will we need to be vaccinated? Well, it appears that, as the country has done such a good job of culling the dreaded Covid, through all the measures that have been in place, we can finally enjoy a summer of car shows the way they always used to be, and just in the nick of time too. To celebrate our new found petrol-fuelled freedom, why not get yourself to one of the show season’s big three events and really get your show on. Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire is the venue…

1 min
airlift launches new blog series

The air ride gurus at Air Lift Performance have launched a brand new blog series that will run on their website. Dubbed the “Around the World” series, this online bi-weekly update is slated to feature 10 of the brand’s shops, dealers and installers from, cunningly… all around the world. The series has already featured bagged rides from as far afield as China, Indonesia and Australia, so head over to the website www.airliftperformance.comto have a gander and keep up to date with what’s going on in the wilder world of air-slammed rides.…

9 min
charge of the light brigade

There’s a certain appropriateness to the way Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution models evolve at the hands of tuners and modifiers. After all, the very nature of natural selection and genetic variation are baked right in to the formula – it says it right there on the bootlid, the car’s all about evolution. And this is something the brand has been proudly displaying for over 150 years. One of the oldest and most diverse manufacturing outfits in Japan, Mitsubishi was founded in 1870 as a shipping firm; the name translates as ‘three diamonds’, hence the iconic badge. The firm rapidly diversified – shipping requires coal, so company founder Yataro Iwasaki made inroads into the coal-mining business, then setup an iron mill to provide the requisite raw materials, before starting a marine insurance business.…