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Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel

Toni Gladding “There is something about my R34 GT-R: If I was a bloke, I would use all sorts of expletives! It is such a good-looking car, and I really like speed! Toni Gladding is a Professor of Environmental Health at The Open University. Her research work...

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Welcome to my latest Meet the Team blog. This one features another two of my brilliant team, Rainer and Josh. Just like all of us here at Auto Torque they are hard working, conscientious, and as you would expect, complete Petrolheads! I hope you enjoy reading about...

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What Lies Beneath?

What Lies Beneath?

Some older sports cars are so valuable in today’s market, that underbody restoration is a project which owners increasingly prioritise. So, I couldn’t resist using the title of a supernatural horror movie from 2000, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, as the...

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Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel

Barry Pomfret After listening with his stethoscope, he replied “I wouldn’t give you a licence to drive a bloody wheelbarrow, let alone a racing car”. Barry Pomfret lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Pat and their collection of vehicles, including an Evo II, Golf...

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Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel

Richard Clough and his Evo IX MR FQ360 HKS The Mitsubishi Evo had progressed through ten evolutions over two decades, before Evo Magazine selected its favourite six editions and drove them hard over the Welsh mountains, to find their winner. I am pleased to say that...

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Meet the team

Meet the team

The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship has been an interesting one, both for die-hard fans and those who perhaps used to be. But one of the ongoing lessons for me has been the mutual dependence of the driver, the car, and in fact the entire team. The final race in Abu...

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Winter Hints and Tips

Winter Hints and Tips

Welcome to another Auto Talk blog! I aim to publish ideas and news from Auto Torque, our customers, and the world of automotive, much more regularly than I have over the past year or so. This one deals with a very seasonal matter. I hope you enjoy it; please let me...

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The Right Road for the Car

The Right Road for the Car

Perhaps you’ve read (or watched) the Evo car of the year group tests, where – on the right road and with the right car – Supercars can be well and truly beaten by much humbler (but actually on the day, way more exciting) cars. The Yaris GR and FK8 Civic Type R spring...

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Tommi Makinen Under body restoration – Auto Torque

Tommi Makinen Under body restoration – Auto Torque

Richards Red UK Mitsubishi Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition Underbody Restoration By Auto TorqueRichard purchased the Evo 6 TME from DK Engineering last year (2019).  He has always had a thing for quick cars, stretching back to the Mitsubishi turbo 2000, many Sierra...

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Auto Torque 1000 bhp+ GTR Build

Auto Torque 1000 bhp+ GTR Build

Nissan GTR Forged Engine build - AT1100 Nissan GTR Forged Engine build – AT1100 Sami came to us with one objective, “make a GTR which is at least 1000hp, that is practical and reliable”. A specification was tailored for him and his needs, including all the finishing...

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Ex Burns Evo V Underbody Restoration

Ex Burns Evo V Underbody Restoration

EX Richards Burns sub 800 mile Mitsubishi Evolution V Underbody Restoration By Auto TorqueSomething very special has just arrived into our care here at Auto Torque. Purchased new by a former Mitsubishi works driver and World Rally Champion, this 1998 Mitsubishi...

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Jag’s GTR R34 Restoration

Jag’s GTR R34 Restoration

The story written by the owner Jags: I’d previously owned one of the three Lightning Yellow (EV1) UK spec R34 GTR V-Spec’s approximately ten years ago and always had a great fondness for the car- one of the factors being the colour. After owning and enjoying it for a...

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Audi R8 V10 Plus Twin Turbo Conversion by Auto Torque

Audi R8 V10 Plus Twin Turbo Conversion by Auto Torque

We did a similar project to this one on a Lamborghini Huracán back in the summer of 2020. Doing that project really opened our eyes to what is possible with these V10 engines.  After experiencing the build and power of this car, it just made sense to get involved...

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