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How it Works: The Koenigsegg Jesko’s Lightspeed, Seven Clutch Transmission

posted by on 14 March 2019 in Technical Features

Forget sequential. Forget automated manual. Forget dual clutch. And, thank goodness, forget the CVT. There’s a new champion on the block when it comes to the fastest gearshift in town, and it goes by the name Lightspeed. It’s the new multi-clutch transmission in the Koenigsegg Jesko and it might shift your whole world view. An […] More…

Holy Brakes! What Are Drilled Rotors and How do They Work?

posted by on 16 August 2018 in Features Technical Features

Go check out the brake rotors on that cool exotic or big performance SUV. Check out all those little tiny holes in them. It’s called cross drilling. The holes are supposed to make you stop faster, look more handsome, and leap over tall buildings in a single bound. But how do they work? And more […] More…

Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

posted by on 20 July 2018 in Features Technical Features

In the first ever Automotive Influencer Report on Tires, Michelin is the clear leader when measuring the share of conversation each brand has. Key Findings Michelin dominates the discussion and is broadening the gap Seasonality plays an important factor Tire brands have a dramatically different share of conversation metrics depending on which automaker the discussion relates to Across […] More…

What the Helvete is Lidar, Anyway?

posted by on 19 July 2018 in Technical Features

Lidar. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, Volvo just bought a huge stake in a Lidar company, and it’s generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does it work? If you’ve […] More…

How Volvo’s 2.0L T6 Makes More Power Per Liter than a Ferrari

posted by on 31 May 2018 in Technical Features

Turbocharging or supercharging? It’s the forced induction question that has been running for decades among automotive enthusiasts. But what if you could do both? Combine a turbo and a supercharger together? Would you end up with the worst parts of both, or an engine that worked surprisingly well? A few years back, Volvo made the […] More…

AWD C30 Conversion Adventure

posted by on 2 May 2018 in Features Technical Features

When I read the following article by Travis Morgan I believe the entire office heard me yell “yes!” A C30 with AWD was something many Volvo enthusiasts thought was not possible without major surgery to a C30, until now. Have a read and be inspired. -Chris Back in 2006 Volvo released something totally new and […] More…

Winter Tires – Do you need more traction this season?

posted by on 26 January 2016 in Features Technical Features

With the east coast digging out from the Blizzard of 2016, the subject of winter tires has become a topic during snow shoveling breaks. Tire tread patterns, air pressure and the rubber compound are all important variables that contribute to how a vehicle performs in various weather conditions and temperatures. When the temperatures drop to […] More…

Project V70R: Intro.

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Technical Features

The opportunity to build a project car can be both an enjoyable and frustrating experience at the same time. During 2006, we took a brand new Sonic Blue V70R and made something quite a bit more impressive within a few months. At the time, IPD had just finished developing its latest products for the R […] More…

Swedespeed Project V70 T5M: V70R Seat Restoration

posted by on 14 January 2012 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

The leather with the diamond pattern suede seats found in the 1998 to 2000 V70R represent one of the most memorable features from that generation. More…

1998-2000 V70: AWD Propeller Shaft Repair

posted by on 22 December 2011 in Technical Features

This technical feature covers the replacement of the ’98-’00 V70 AWD propeller shaft. More…