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April 2017 Gear

Aaron Bonk
Jan 26, 2017

AUDI, PERIOD CORRECT COLLABORATE

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Audi collection teams up with California-based design house Period Correct, which specializes in retro-motorsport themes, for its all-new and exclusive, limited-edition S1 collection. Inspired by the Group B Audi Sport quattro S1 rally car that dominated the World Rally Championship in the '80s, the S1 Collection includes long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, a sweatshirt, cap, jacket, and matching bag.

It was a combination of massive horsepower, a shortened wheelbase, progressive aerodynamics, and legendary quattro AWD traction that took Audi to the top of the World Rally Championship in the '80s. For many, that Group B era is among the greatest periods of international motorsport, and, in part, because of the Audi Sport quattro S1, it's also an era the Audi brand will forever be closely associated with.

Based in Costa Mesa, Period Correct was created with the purpose of delivering motorsport heritage to a new audience, making the design house a perfect outlet to conceptualize a line of apparel for Audi collection, drawing on the Audi Sport quattro S1 as inspiration.

The Period Correct S1 Collection is comprised of eight unique pieces, including two high-quality cotton T-shirts priced at $48 and two long-sleeved tees priced at $58. A crewneck sweatshirt created from lightweight French terry cotton is also available for $108, as is a $175 coach's jacket carrying the Period Correct "P" logo on the chest, quattro script on the sleeve, and Sport quattro S1 details on the back. The Period Correct S1 Collection also includes a baseball cap embroidered with "Sport quattro S1" on the front and the Period Correct "P" logo on the back, priced at $55. A $95 tote bag made from natural duck canvas completes the limited-edition offerings.

Each piece is embellished with a specially woven label stitched to the exterior (excluding the cap), commemorating this unique collaboration between Audi collection and Period Correct.

Retail: $48-$175
audicollectionusa.com

PORSCHE STORIES

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The title is as direct as the 997 GT3 RS' transmission is snickety. In 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know, author Wilfried Muller tells the stories that belong to rarely seen photographs straight from Porsche's archives, including seldom-talked-about prototypes, milestones in sports-car history, as well as race cars that won, that lost, and those that were never meant to be. Muller takes readers behind the meaning of familiar names like Carrera, Gmund, Turbo, and Speedster and shares with them the sort of insider stories that've never been told this way before.

Retail: $32.95
111places.com

A STIFFER MK7 GOLF MOUNT

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Reduce drivetrain movement for a more positive feel with Racingline Performance's aluminum-and-polyurethane lower engine mount for MQB-platform cars like the MK7 Golf. The dog-bone-style mount is a direct replacement for the factory piece with its soft rubber inserts that are susceptible to early wear, only this piece is stronger and better capable of reducing movement when accelerating or shifting. Racingline Performance's lower mount is compatible with all manual- and DSG-equipped chassis.

Retail: $350
racingline-performance.com

MK7 GOLF BODY ROLL SOLUTION

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The people at Emmanuel Design want your MK7 Golf or GTI to handle better than it already does and has the proper rear anti-sway bar to do that very thing. The company's eMMOTION rear bar replaces the factory piece for an easy install and its 22.2mm diameter and 520-lb-in spring rate means body roll's better contained and understeer's been eliminated. All necessary brackets and bushings are included, and the bar's been designed for street use, which means it's retained enough compliance for comfortable ride quality and predictable suspension behavior.

Retail: $280
emmanueledesign.com

A4 CAT-BACK OPTIONS

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Milltek Sport has just released its latest cat-back exhaust system—this time for the B9-generation A4—and serves it up in 12 different ways. Get yours resonated, part-resonated, or non-resonated and customize it further with exhaust tips finished in titanium, burnt titanium, Cerakote black, or polished trims. Each system is made up of high-quality steel front connecting pipe, a series of silencers or bypass assemblies (depending on the system), a Y-pipe assembly, twin tailpipes, and all necessary mounting brackets.

Retail: $1,500-$2,200
millteksport.com

A BETTER DCT FLUID

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It takes the right kind of fluid to protect dual-clutch transmissions from the sort of shuddering and gear clashing that'll lead to slow and clunky shifts, and AMSOIL says it's got just the thing. The company's fully synthetic DCT fluid is capable of maintaining the sort of seamless shifts that modern-day DCT gearboxes are known for and preventing any shuddering or lurching characteristics they might succumb to. AMSOIL's specially made fluid is also able to maintain its viscosity, which is crucial when temperatures rise while on the track or in hotter climates. AMSOIL's all-new DCT fluid is compatible with several BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles.

Retail: $23.95 / qt.
amsoil.com

CARBON-FORGED WHEELS ARE HERE

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Wheel maker Forgeline Motorsports has partnered with Emergent Carbon Wheels to launch its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged-aluminum wheels. The all-new high-performance wheels feature weight-optimized and CNC-machined forged-aluminum centers combined with Emergent's proprietary carbon-fiber barrels. The made-to-order wheels feature lightweight carbon-fiber barrels that are made of a high-density carbon-fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system, and an unusually large carbon-weave pattern. The results are something that's 42 percent lighter than similarly sized aluminum wheels. The first in Forgeline's new series—the CF201 and CF202—are available in 20- and 21-inch fitments and have been engineered exclusively for sports cars including Ferrari's 458 and 488, Audi's R8, Lamborghini's Huracan and Aventador, Porsche 918, GT3 and GT3RS, as well as select Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW models.

Retail: $3,850-$4,030 per wheel
forgeline.com

NOVITEC OFFERS MCLAREN SUPPORT

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Novitec—acclaimed Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini tuner—now offers performance packages especially for the McLaren 570S. Underneath the hood, Novitec addresses the twin-turbo V-8 by way of specialized ECM mapping that increases power by as much as 76 hp at the touch of a button. Stainless-steel and ultra-lightweight Inconel exhaust systems complement the more aggressive mapping for even more power. Wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamic upgrades include Novitec's front spoiler that reduces lift and improves handling stability at high speeds, unique rocker panels, and carbon-fiber covers positioned over the air intakes that route air more precisely toward the body's scoops. A rear airfoil that increases downforce and carbon-fiber covers along the rear bumper along with a unique hood are also available. Novitec rounds out its 570S package with its forged MC1 wheels, 30mm-lowering springs, and interior appointments manufactured from Alcantara.

Retail: prices upon request from Novitec
novitec.com

DSC SPORT 991.2 SUPPORT

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DSC Sport now offers its plug-and-play V2 controller for all Porsche 991.2 models. V2 controllers connect directly to Porsche's factory PASM connector and, like all DSC Sport controllers, its all-new 991.2-specific model allows users to fine-tune shock settings by way of g-force, brake pressure, throttle position, wheel speed, full velocity, and magnetic motor mount tuning. The whole system installs in about 10 minutes and features user-definable software that allows for real-time suspension tuning that's capable of increasing both ride quality and handling performance.

Retail: $1,290
dscsport.com

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