Deep in the heart of Russia, Vladislav Shkurko has been hard at work, not only reassembling a rather unique Toyota Mark II, but also adding some incredible touches of his own. In blending classic Japanese styling with a hint of Russian flair, there’s little not to love about the future-classic. The true to heart Japanese aesthetic bestowed upon the car is enough to merit a feature of its own, and the work put into the car makes it doubly so.
The 9th generation Honda Civic Si was redesigned to be “energetic, sleek, and aerodynamic,” with a new exterior design, a larger engine, and more than a dozen customization options.
Honda injected sport into the Civic with the Si, but the handling and suspension performance left much to be desired, as did the wheel gap, especially for those looking to achieve the perfect show stance without worrying about getting up a driveway or speed bump without scraping.
Friend and fans of StanceWorks, world wide, have submitted their cars to us since our site went live nearly 8 years ago. Many grow into features, and plenty fall on the backburner, waiting for their chance at the StanceWorks homepage once the finishing touches are applied. On occasion though, we see a car that we feel should be shared right away, and this time, it’s Benjamin Crosio’s gorgeous M30-powered Alpina-tribute E28.
Amongst the BMW history gurus, it’s well-established that BMW’s Neue Klasse (New Class) saved the brand following World War II, and established its still-defining brand identity as a manufacturer of sports sedans. While the ’02 lineup is inarguably a crowd favorite, it’s the four-door counterparts that deserve the initial credit.
If you were to ask me, and that’s assuming you somehow didn’t already know, I’d happily tell you, and perhaps argue with you, that the 1980s proved not only to be the best years for BMW’s design, but for car design as a whole. From here, I can hear gasps, and before long, the clicking and clacking of keyboards typing out in disagreement, but you won’t convince me otherwise.