All posts by Nicholas Thomas

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 ››

Lasting Impression – Direct Fit Catch Can Kit R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

And they’re off! In the proverbial footrace that is the luxury sports sedan market, there have always been a select few—mostly of the German variety—obvious front runners. While Kia/Hyundai has previously tried to place in this race, they’ve always seemed to fall short. They’ve typically fallen in line with the general commuter car vibe. That all changes with the Stinger GT. This new entry gives the KDMs a much-needed boost of energy to add some contention to the competition and a bit of clout to what others might have once considered a run-of-the-mill brand. Kia may have … Continue Reading ››