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#SidewaysFridays: Teemu Peltola of Black Smoke Racing

26th July 2013 | BY NSNP

Whilst we were out and about covering the British Drift Championship at Permbrey we had a sit down with Teemu Peltola; Owner, driver and part time karaoke singer at Black Smoke Racing. We were intrigued to find out how this soot slinging Fin came to find himself at the controls of one of the most recognisable drift machines ever campaigned.

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Revo VW Transporter T5 breaks Nurburgring lap record set by Sabine Schmitz

20th June 2013 | BY Adam

You may remember back in 2009 when Sabine Shmitz set the Nurburgring lap record for a commercial vehicle on an episode of Top Gear. She expertly piloted a standard Ford Transit van around the ring in 10:08 whilst following a Dodge Viper for increased aero. Last week we headed out to the hallowed Grüne Hölle with Revo and their lightly modified Volkswagen Transporter  T5 van to see if they couldn’t shake things up a little…


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PROFILE: Darkside Developments, A year on…

21st January 2013 | BY NSNP

Almost twelve months ago we made the journey up North to Darkside Developments HQ in Barnsley. After spending the day with Scott and Ryan the company directors, we were impressed by the quality of workmanship that we witnessed and their knowledge of all things TDI. The overwhelming feeling we were left with though, was a hunch that exciting things were to come from this humble diesel tuning venture on an industrial estate in Monk Bretton.

Last Wednesday we went back to see how things had changed…and boy were we not wrong!
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TECH: 2013 Dakar Rally Desert Warrior 3 Range Rover Evoque [W/ VIDEO]

15th January 2013 | BY NSNP

This crazy looking, race prepped Range Rover Evoque was built by RaBe Race Cars and entered the 2013 Dakar Rally piloted by Canadian David Bensadoun. The Desert Warrior 3 as it’s known, is powered by a 3.0l BMW twin turbo diesel engine which kicks out 271hp and 627 lb-ft of torque in standard guise and up to 345hp when unrestricted.


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MEET: REVO & STaSIS Winter Breakfast meet

11th December 2012 | BY NSNP

If you’re in the market for a remap, chances are somebody has suggested you have your car “Revo’d”. Back in 2002, Revo became industry pioneers by offering “switchable” ECU maps via the OBDII port and their reputation has grown and grown ever since.

Last weekend they opened their doors to the unwashed masses, hosting a breakfast meet and hog roast at their Daventry HQ, so we went along for a pork bap and a nosey around the workshop.
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Camper Mad

30th April 2012 | BY NSNP

We took a trip out to the country last week to dodge the April showers and try and find ourselves a slice of Summer Fun. Placed amongst the green fields of Herefordshire is a company that not only has a plentiful supply of Funshine™  but they will even hire you some for the weekend.
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NSNP TV: Nene Overland

2nd March 2012 | BY NSNP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN30_ocUY94

If you’ve not already checked out our written feature to accompany this episode of NSNP TV, you can find it here.

Nene Overland : The Smoking Camel

2nd March 2012 | BY NSNP

On the journey up to Manor Farm in Peterborough, we has no idea what to expect from the day ahead. None of the staff here at NSNP have owned a 4×4, let alone driven one off road. The thought of taking your freshly washed, road going daily across a ploughed field would send shivers up the spine of even the most care free owner. That is of course until we met Andy Chaplin from Nene Overland.
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A walk on the Darkside

15th February 2012 | BY NSNP

All too often these days people go on about “The Economic Situation” as an excuse for not following their dreams and going into to business; from the banks to the local butchers, it seems the downturn is scaring off everybody…almost everybody. We were invited to take a trip up to a small industrial estate in Barnsley to meet two brothers, Ryan and Scott, owners of Darkside Developments, who are not only bucking the trend, but giving it a good hiding whilst they’re at it.
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