Frankie’s Garage: The Honda Civic Rally Car

hondarallycrosscivicHonda is entering the world of rallying with it’s Civic Coupe.  The once-popular “Fast & Furious” pocket rocket Civic will compete in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) in 2016.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Hot Ford RS Hatch

fordfocusrsNorth America will finally get a Ford Focus RS hot-hatch, due to a global launch of this all-new 2016 AWD rally-style street legal Focus RS.  If you’re a car fan, rally fan, Ford fan, RS fan or hot hatch fan, then check out this official Ford 8-part documentary of building and the making of the 2016 Ford Focus RS.

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Frankie’s Garage: STI S207 Limited Edition

subarus207coverSold only in Japan and limited to only 400 units, Subaru’s motorsports division Subaru Tecnica International (STI) announces the S207.  Based on the WRX STI, the S207 will have aero modifications, tuning mods and a distinctive interior.  The new engine will pump out 328 horses.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Next Subaru Impreza

subaruimprezacoverSubaru reveals a 5-door hatch-back Impreza concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.  No power numbers have been mention yet.  The look is more mature and subtle, unlike the past couple Impreza models.

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Frankie’s Garage: Toyota’s Secret Lair in Europe

toyotamotorsportgmbhXcar Films takes a look at Toyota race cars in Europe and the company known as TMG aka Toyota Motorsports GmbH.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ford Focus RS is Coming!

fordfocusrsThe rumors are true, the Ford Focus RS looks to dominate the hothatch world with global release.  No more Front-Wheel Drive, but this RS will be All-Wheel-Drive system.  EVO mag takes a look inside at the all-new Focus RS 5-door hatch.

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Frankie’s Garage: Euro-Spec Fast Fords

fastfordsOn this side of the pond, usually what comes to mind when you think Ford racing cars?  The American pony, the Ford Mustang.  There is a different story in the UK and Europe, where they love smaller cars and rally performing hot hatches.  XCar Films gives us a little 4-1-1 on two iconic Fast Fords, in the ’80s the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and in the ’90s the Ford Escort Cosworth.

Frankie’s Garage: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

wrx sti 2015Yeah or Nay?  The new-look 2015 Subaru WRX STI 4AWD sedan is looking to dominate the streets.  A new aero package and revised turbo 2.5 liter 4-cyclinder pumps out 305 horses.  Carlos Lagos from Ignition takes a look at WRX STI.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Fastest Sooby around the ‘Ring

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This is one lean mean Subaru Impreza and it’s challenge is to be the fastest Sooby around Germany’s iconic track – the Nürburgring.  This Impreza features a 2-door conversion, aggressive looking aero parts, and over 500 horses built by UK aftermarket company Revolution.

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DC Shoes, Ken Block and a Ford Fiesta in SF

kenblockfordfiestastI still remember watching Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt ripping up the hills of San Francisco with a green Ford Mustang Fastback.  Now it’s Ken Block with an AWD WRC-style Ford Fiesta.  The video was just released yesterday by DC Shoes and it already has over 4.5 million views!

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