Welcome to the new look AutoSpeed!
On our 8th birthday we’ve decided to
make a range of major changes that will benefit you, the reader. You can already
see our crisp new look – our most major styling overhaul ever.
But we’ve also implemented changes in content.
In short, we’ll be giving you more of what you
want. From now on there’ll be more hands-on tech, more DIY tech and more
background stories on car engineering and technology. We’ll be driving even more
cars – both new and used – and we’ll wind back the stories on modified cars high
in bling but nothing else.
Julian Edgar will be increasing his contribution while
Michael Knowling will be concentrating on what he does best – driving
As part of our new tech approach, we’ll modify a
mainstream (and cheap!) project car – a 5-speed EF Falcon. We’ll be changing the
intake, fitting extractors and an exhaust, bolting-in a new cam and playing with
the engine management. Then, not content with that, we’ll be upgrading the
brakes and doing a complete suspension job. And they’ll be lessons that can be
applied to any car.
But we also won’t step away from doing the
technically unique modifications that lead the world: amongst many others of the
last few years, electronically modifying power steering assistance, trialling
aerodynamic vortex generators, and tweaking hybrid cars.
Reader feedback? More of it than ever! In addition
to writing to us with comments and suggestions, you can now give instant
feedback on each story with just a single click. To fine-tune the content still
further, we’ll be closely watching these story ratings.
And we’ve also made another major change to
content presentation. For years it’s been an increasing concern to us that the
vast majority of our readers aren’t aware of the depth of content that we have
available. After all, unless you’ve been a subscriber for 8 years and have read
every one of our 3000+ articles, there are literally hundreds of good articles
you’ve never seen. To redress this, we’ve decided to present specific articles
again, revising them where necessary. (And so that everyone’s happy, we’ll
extend all current new content subscriptions to take this into account –
subscribers will be sent an email about this.)
With a new look, content that provides more of
what you want, and quicker and easier reader feedback, we’re looking forward to
the next 8 years!
Julian Edgar – Editor
Brendan Taylor - Publisher
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