Tech

  • 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…

  • All About: Cylinder Heads

    All About: Cylinder Heads

    1st August 2019

    We take a closer look at one sure-fire way to improve an engine’s performance potential; cylinder head porting…

  • All About: Engine Internals

    All About: Engine Internals

    1st June 2019

    There’s a lot more going on inside your engine than you might think, and each and every component needs to be up the job in hand to avoid total catastrophic engine failure… Read the full feature in the April 2019…

  • A – Z OF TUNING

    A – Z OF TUNING

    25th February 2019

    There are some things that are just meant to go together; tea and biscuits, bacon and sandwiches, and, of course, tuning and fast Fords. Since the very first Model T rolled off the production line 1908, there’s been a bloke…