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The Mighty Horse: What Is Horsepower?

Audiation – the ability to listen to or play music in your head without physically hearing any of it. Just by reading notes on a page of sheet music, talented musicians can hear the music in their minds. Truly gifted musicians can hear a relatively complex piece of music played once and then repeat it, perfectly, note for note, on their preferred instrument. That’s talent. It’s hard to teach that to just anyone. This is the concept of audiation. I bring up this musical analogy to illustrate a point. These skills are engrained and conceptualized deep within their psyche and motor functions … Continue Reading ››

The First State’s First Drift Event

To those of us who call drifting a passion, we know that there is something familiar about the hours before a drift event. It’s a feeling that we know all too well. The last-minute push to get your car ready and load everything. Floor jack, tire pressure gauge, tires; everything. Most importantly, making sure your car is actually in the right condition to pass the track’s technical inspection (tighten your lug nuts!). Once you’re over the feeling of rushing to get yourself and the car ready, excitement overcomes you from then on. All that’s left is to get to the … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto+Hoonigan: Together at Last – The Story of the World’s Greatest Oil Cap

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When two independent entities combine their shared strengths with their individual specialties to produce something new, the result is often a product that embodies greatness of a magnitude even grander than that of the parties whence it came – just ask my parents (kidding, Mom and Dad!). Joking aside, we call this effect synergy, and here are a few renowned examples:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Snoop and Dr. Dre
  • Disney and Pixar
  • Jobs and Wozniak
  • LS Motors and any chassis ever

You get the idea. Anyway, … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Welcomes its Newest Pupil of Performance – The Focus RS

If you follow our Engineering Blog you have probably seen the exciting array of vehicles that come in and out of the Mishimoto garage for some R&D. The luckiest and most interesting of the bunch get to stay around as our SVP (Special Vehicle Project) cars. This means that upon arrival at our facility, they are evaluated from head to toe for a complete offering of Mishimoto parts from cooling to power products, we want to cover them all. The 2.0 Camaro was the last to be welcomed to our Engineering headquarters, but it wasn’t the new kid … Continue Reading ››

2013+ Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Performance Induction Hose, Part 2: Testing and Development Completion

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Mishimoto Silicone Induction Hose For Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S

Thanks for returning for the second portion of this build! As mentioned in the previous post, our team was prepared to conduct extensive testing on this induction hose. Our main goal with testing was to determine the particular combination of components that would provide the most power output. Power output collection would be via our Dynojet. Each combination of components received an average output based on three consecutive runs all completed on the same day with … Continue Reading ››