Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX, BangShift News

Someone Peeked At Toyota’s Two-Year Product Plan – What’s Coming? Something Fast And Cool It Seems

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – Toyota being one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world constantly has to keep their lineup fresh. Lately they’ve kind of been slacking off with the...

Muscle Wagon: Americans Seem Destined To Perpetual Annoyance Over The Lack Of An Audi RS4 Avant In Showrooms

(By Tom Lohnes) – Audi’s Avant series is about the most lusted for series of automobiles in America that we’ve been limited on getting. The wagons have much better styling than their...

The Kids Are Alright: A Fun Story About Automotive Discovery Through Video Games – Napier Railton Fun!

(By Tom Lohnes) – So, I play Forza. I started playing in 2015 when Forza Motorsport six came out, and I’ve been hooked ever since. The latest Forza game is Forza Horizon four. It’s...

A New Nissan Z Car On The Way? We Think So And Here’s Our Best Guess And It’s Name And Drivetrain

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Nissan 370Z is getting old. Coming out in 2008 with some pretty solid performance numbers and styling for its time, the Z was an instant classic. Back then it was...

Addition By Subtraction: The 2020 Civic Type-R Sport Dials Back The Gawdy Weird And Keeps The Performance

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – The Honda Civic is a name we all know. Some people love it for the stout and tunable engines, legendary VTEC system and the fact that they can be an entry level hot rod...

Wild Stuff: Porsche To Test Integrating 3D-Printing Technology For Personalized Bucket Seats – Prototype Program Starting This Year

As we all know, race car drivers have used custom made “poured” seats for many years. These form fitting shells are what give them maximum crash protecting as they are form fitting to the...

Battle Of The Celebrity Electrons: NASCAR, iRacing Introduce eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

In a move that is weird, interesting, perfect, and freaky all at the same time, NASCAR, iRacing Introduce eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. This is a series that will be talking place as...

Breaking: All United States Domestic Auto Makers To Close Plants – Manufacturing Grinds To Screeching Halt Due To Virus Spread Concens

In news that points to just how deeply the Coronavirus has disrupted life in America, all of the domestic auto manufacturing plants in the country have been closed. Ford, Chrysler, and General...

A German Take On Japanese: AC Schnitzer Has Tuned The Mk V Supra and Given It A Big Power Bump As Well

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – Third party tuning companies are a great thing. Second parties are cool, but they have restraints by the manufacturers and things like OE emissions standards they have...

Italian Quarantine? Not On Horsepower! Check Out The Hairy Chested Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA and GTA-M – Hardcore!

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – Alfa Romeo has done it again. They have produced another beautiful, elegant, performance car that physically embodies Italian Passion in a small package that is an...

Push It Back: Ninth Installment Of Billion-Dollar Fast and Furious Franchise Postponed 11 Months Due To Pandemic

(Words by Thomas Lohnes) – The Fast and the Furious is a franchise all car guys and girls know and love (well, at least KNOW – ed.). The first and third movies helped reignite the car...

Ruh Ro: Three Formula One Crew Members In Isolation After Testing Positive For Coronavirus In Australia

Things have gotten more complicated for the organizers of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as three Formula One crew members have been placed into isolation after testing positive for the...

Racing News: Bahrain F1 Race To Be Run Without Fans – Australian F1 Race This Weekend To Be Run With Massive Crowds

In one of the most interesting examples of a “we’ll see who’s right here” situation in racing we have ever heard of, the organizers of two early season F1 races are taking...

The New Crop Of McLarens Are In And There’s No Better Pound For Pound Performance Car On The Planet

(Words by Tom Lohnes – Photos by the manufacturer) – Think back 10 years. You probably had no clue what a McLaren was. You probably remember their racecars and the iconic F1, but have...