Issue #114 April 2012
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Clicks N Tricks: Automotive Photography For Gearheads, Part 1
· Equipment, DSLR Dilemma, Lenses, Tripods, Lighting, Filters
· While there is certainly an art to photography, there are certain basics that apply not only to automotive photography but also to photography in general.
AITF 12: Turbonetics Billet GT-K
· GT-K 600 / GT-K 700 / GT-K 750 / GT-K 850 / GTK-1050
· This month, we take a look at Turbonetic s best offering. The forged-billet compressor wheel equipped-GT-K turbochargers refresh the Killer line that was launched almost six years ago.
D GARAGE: 2011 Scion tC
· FIVE AXIS Aero Kit / FIVE:AD R5:F 19x8.5 +45
· We decided to fit some new clothes and shoes on our stock-appearing tC to have it play the part once the turbo kit and the supporting parts came into play. Luckily, we knew just who to contact.
First Date: Ivy Teves
· This Pageant finalist and black belt Taekwondo instructor equally divides her time between shopping, charity work and kicking ass and taking names.
COVER: For The Record, 2008 Nissan GT-R
· 1,189hp, 1,086lb-ft
· Greddy Performance Products and TRUST ramped up its VR38DETT engine development program to showcase its engineering prowess with its 35RX build and subsequent 35RX performance parts line.
Aiming For 8 s: 2004 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII RS
· 700whp, 560lb-ft
· For former DSM owner Chris Cessna, being told by a car dealer that he couldn t test drive an EVO because he d never be able to afford it stoked the fire of motivation. He made a point to purchase this 2004 EVO VIII RS to prove that salesman wrong.
Sunny D Light: 1970 Datsun Sunny
· There s no greater sense of nostalgia than to recapture a moment from a fond memory. For Kazumasa Hirota, it was an opportunity to relive the experience of owning his first car, a 1970 Datsun Sunny B110 GX.
Test Pilot: 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
· 345whp, 347lb-ft
· Since purchasing the car, Yuki Sakurai s STi has been a TOMEI POWERED demo car and test bed. The car has changed a lot since I first purchased it. Since all of the setup has been done at TOMEI POWERED, the engine power, response, and exhaust note are awesome.
Levin It Up: 1985 Toyota Corolla Levin GTV
· This is Allen Lorenzo s third AE86, I ve had heavier but more powerful cars but I didn t find them as enjoyable to drive. I find more enjoyment pushing a low-powered, lightweight car to its limits. Being flat out on corners, pushing for more, it s fun I enjoy most when I m in my AE86.
Tokyo Auto Salon 2012: Operation RECON
· The objective: uncover new places to visit, bring back coverage of the Auto Salon along with featured shops and vehicles, and plan out an even better DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour for 2013.
Consumer Electronics Show 2012: NERDVILLE, USA
· Multiple halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center were filled floor-to-ceiling with the latest home, personal/portable electronics and technology showcases, DSPORT Magazine was there to check out the latest for our four-wheeled fun boxes.