Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon. Jeff covers new cars, motor sports, and technical topics for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. Additionally, Jeff is the author of eight published books on automotive topics, including photo histories of Portland International Raceway and Portland Speedway. His current automotive passion is divided between his 1976 Mini Cooper and his 1920 Model T Ford. His daily driver is a Mazda Miata, because duh.

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Everything that’s new and updated from Audi in 2020

Audi is holding steady on most of its product lineup this year, letting the RS6 Avant performance wagon take the spotlight. But minor changes are coming that make the 2020 Audi offerings more attractive than ever before.
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Exclusive: 1000 hp Supra could be six-figure project Papadakis says

Stephan Papadakis has released the second installment of his quest to squeeze 1,000 horsepower from the new Toyota Supra engine. We sat for an exclusive interview as he delves into the hard parts he has to find or make to achieve his goal.
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Performance, Luxury, and Subscription – Everything That’s New with Volvo in 2020

Volvo has refreshed its entire lineup since 2015, and the new products are better than ever. For 2020, there are new Polestar performance options, new tech, and the company has expanded its subscription service to several new models.
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In exclusive interview, legendary racer tells us his plans for 1,000hp new Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra is barely off the trucks at dealerships, but award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis is already tearing into it to find more power. He thinks 1,000 horsepower is possible from the new BMW/Toyota joint venture…
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Vonnen can make you a 911 Hybrid before Porsche can

Vonnen has created an aftermarket hybrid system designed to boost performance on Porsche 911 models made since 2012. The system installs over the stock drivetrain and adds up to 150 foot-pounds of torque.
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Is your EV actually powered by coal?

Electric vehicle naysayers sneer at your EV, saying it’s “powered by coal.” For most of America, that’s just not true. But it’s not completely false, either. Your source of electricity depends on where you live.