Features and Tips

Features and TipsPre-Targa hoopla, registration and last-minute fixes
There are several pre-race events in St-John’s before registration begins on Saturday at Targa. Teams come in by air or by land, get organized, run errands, pick up parts or raid the grocery store for vital things like water bottles or energy drinks to keep drivers awake during long stages.
Features and TipsThe Subaru Targa STI and production WRX STI go head-to-head at Mosport
With their turbocharged ‘boxer’ engines, all-wheel drive system, tough bodies and solid reliability, Subaru’s WRX and STI models have long been favourites of driving enthusiasts and rally competitors of all persuasions. These and the many special variants produced by the auto-making branch of Fuji Heavy Industries have also literally become …
TechnologyAudi A5/S5 Cabriolet – State of the art technology in spades
In our article on the new A5/S5 Cabriolet models, we introduced a few of this car’s technical features. Here are some additional system details. The S tronic gearbox Developed by Audi, this dual-clutch transmission was initially called DSG. Now known as S tronic, its latest version offers seven speeds. It …
TechnologyDSG dual-clutch transmission
The DSG gearbox, which takes its name from the German DirektSchaltGetriebe, is commonly known in English as the direct-shift gearbox. The DSG name applies exclusively to Volkswagen products, while the same type of technology goes by other names depending on the maker. In general terms, it’s called DCT for dual-clutch …
Features and TipsBMW advanced driver training: Better than an airbag!
For quite some time, manufacturers have been making big efforts to improve vehicle safety and save lives in cases of accidents. In fact, we could even accuse them of going a bit too far, as some systems, while genuinely effective, hinder your sense of control over the vehicle. In short, …
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