"Budget Turbodiesel Daily Driver" Is The Build Show For You

We joke about the official car of Jalopnik being a brown rear-wheel-drive manual turbodiesel wagon Miata, but if you have one of those things (a turbodiesel), these Finns plan on showing you how to make it faster. » 1/21/14 3:20pm 1/21/14 3:20pm

Amuse Squeezes 600 HP From Nissan GT-R

If you thought the HKS GT570 » 9/23/08 3:20pm 9/23/08 3:20pm was a bit underpowered, this Amuse-tuned should satisfy. It's cranking out 602 HP at 6500 RPM and 571 lb-ft of torque at 5300 RPM. That's enough grunt to warrant the addition of boy-racer bits like a huge rear wing, fat lip spoiler, stiffer height-adjustable springs and carbon-kevlar…

Unmoddable GT-R ECU Cracked, Bye-Bye Speed Limiter

Remember the ECU in the Godzilla-like 2009 Nissan GT-R? Yeah, it was supposedly uncrackable and unmoddable and we'd been told would even brick the car if tampered with. That's apparently not the case for at least one set of Japanese tuners who've cracked the JDM version of the new Nissan GT-R's already infamous ECU and … » 4/08/08 2:45pm 4/08/08 2:45pm

Mugen Makes Fit Fitter

The new Fit's just been revealed, but Mugen have already had time to tweak it. Featuring the usual assortment of GRP body addenda, annoying exhausts and big wheels, the official Honda tuning partner has also added useful features like upgraded suspension and brakes and a short throw shifter. The Fit's possibly our… » 10/22/07 12:30pm 10/22/07 12:30pm

R Gang: Volvo Announces New Upgrade Package

Looks like if you want serious Swedish muscle, you'll have to contract with powerlifter Magnus Önerud. Volvo released details on its new R Design package and there's not a single performance upgrade in sight. Not that we'd expected anything, considering the company's abandoned its S60 R and V70 R models. It's all… » 6/29/07 12:25pm 6/29/07 12:25pm