All posts by Nicholas Thomas

Rad, White, and Blue – Performance Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 4 – Dyno Testing Results

It’s been 5 years since we first saw the current generation Corvette, and I’m sure for most, there is still the lingering question of how to keep this hometown legend from losing its cool. Unless you live under a rock, you might remember the C7’s tumultuous early run, in that these Corvettes struggled to stay within safe engine temperatures, but they’ve come a long way since then. We wanted to see how much further we could go.

So far you’ve seen the physical manifestation of … Continue Reading ››

Lasting Impression – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 2 – Production Sample and Test Results

First impressions can be fleeting, especially in the automotive world. Once the buzz around the Stinger finally dies down and they start patrolling the commuter routes, owners might find themselves wondering what to do so their cushy Korean cruiser maintains the status quo it launched with not too long ago. Well, there’s an easy answer. In our last post, we gave you a look at our plan for making the Stinger GT’s first impression last, but we’re back to show you just how well it works.

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Kia? – Performance Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 3 – Intercooler Piping Design Plans

Like the Stinger’s launch, we’re also making our own sizable splash and causing some ripples with our intercooler kit. In case you haven’t caught up on your Mishimoto Stinger news, our plan for keeping intake air temperatures down in the Stinger GT means a much larger, much more streamlined intercooler design. The intercooler might be playing a significant role, but it still needs the supporting cast.

Enter the new and improved Mishimoto intercooler piping kit. While it’s still in the planning phase, these bits of … Continue Reading ››

Family of Speed – Lifestyle: Global Time Attack takes NJMP

It seems like some sort of cruel joke that prime racing season takes place in the peak of the summer’s heat. Heat is the inherent byproduct of the engine’s power source, but too much of it can keep you sidelined for the day. Yet, dozens of teams descended on New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ this past weekend to set their flying laps for Global Time Attack.

Blistering lap times is the name of the game for Global Time Attack. In the sweltering South … Continue Reading ››