Tech

  • Buyer’s Guide: Puma

    Buyer’s Guide: Puma

    6th August 2020

    Never mind the overblown new Puma SUV – the real Puma is a purebred fast Ford with sublime handling, svelte styling and a bargain-basement prices. Now’s your chance to invest in the finest ever small coupé…   Read the full…

  • 10 of the Best Sounding Ford race engines

    10 of the Best Sounding Ford race engines

    1st August 2020

    There have been some glorious sounding Ford engines over the years, and here’s ten of our favourites… COSWORTH YB The mighty Cosworth YB sounds pretty fantastic whatever it’s powering, from fast road cars to touring car champions. But for us…

  • Buyer’s Guide: Fiesta XR2i 8-valve

    Buyer’s Guide: Fiesta XR2i 8-valve

    17th July 2020

    Ford’s first fuel-injected XR2 has lived for too long in the shadow of its RS Turbo sibling, but it’s practical, affordable, and becoming seriously cool. It’s also great fun to fling around. Here’s how to buy a Fast Ford hero……

  • Building the Mk4 Focus ST BTCC cars

    Building the Mk4 Focus ST BTCC cars

    29th March 2020

    See how the Motorbase Performance team built the all-new Mk4 Focus ST race car for the 2020 BTCC season… Read the full feature in the current issue… Can’t get to the shops? You can have the issue delivered direct to you door! …

  • BUYER’S GUIDE – S550 MUSTANG GT

    BUYER’S GUIDE – S550 MUSTANG GT

    21st February 2020

    Always fancied a Mustang, but never wanted to drive a LHD car in the UK? Well, since the arrival of the S550 you can now have a proper UK-spec, RHD Mustang. Here’s what to look for when buying one…  …

  • TECH BASICS: DIRECT INJECTION

    TECH BASICS: DIRECT INJECTION

    20th February 2020

    The term direct injection seems like a very modern idea, or at least it certainly seems to have become popular in recent years. But the concept itself has been in use for around 100 years in low pressure form and…

  • MJUSTANG HANDLING UPGRADES

    MJUSTANG HANDLING UPGRADES

    20th February 2020

    Thought the Mustang was only good in straight lines? Think again! The latest generation S550 models can be a genuine rival to the German elite through the corners too, especially once you’ve made a few suspension tweaks in the right…

  • TECH BASICS: SYVECS ECU

    TECH BASICS: SYVECS ECU

    20th December 2019

    Most readers will have noticed that nearly every big power Mk2 Focus is running a Syvecs ECU conversion, and there’s a good reason for that. The Mk2 ST and RS models are very tuneable and reliable too, but the standard…

  • All About: Differentials

    All About: Differentials

    31st October 2019

    Let’s take a closer look at the various types of diff available, and how their characteristics can alter a car’s handling properties…

  • HOW TO: PROTECT YOUR WRAP

    HOW TO: PROTECT YOUR WRAP

    25th September 2019

    Thought fancy ceramic coatings were only for painted surfaces? Think again. Gtechniq’s new HALO is offers the same levels of protection for wrapped cars too. Here’s what’s involved with applying it all…