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Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind.
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The Smoking Tire Zack Klapman, Matt Farah

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    • 4.7 • 137 Ratings

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind.
Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire

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Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

    Mitch McKee - Tuning Master on Power, Safety, Hybrids, Hackers, Drug Dealers

    Mitch McKee - Tuning Master on Power, Safety, Hybrids, Hackers, Drug Dealers

    Mitch McKee knows everything about tuning engines. McLarens, Porsche, Ferraris, GT-Rs, you name it, he can make them go faster and run better. Porsche hired Mitch to do the development tuning on the new 911 Hybrid. On this episode Mitch explains when to run race gas to protect your engine; how tuning hybrids might work; the weirdest jobs he's had; why he only works on land-based vehicles; the surprising truth about Porsche GT3s; how a cybersecurity law effects tuners like him; and more! Recorded


    July 15, 2024


    When it comes to engine tuning, Mitch McKee knows it. He spent years working for Vivid racing and COBB before opening his own company, M Engineering. They write software (and build hardware) upgrades for high-dollar exotics like McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini. As you'll learn from the show, they don't do simple reflashes or throttle maps, either. They're so good, OEMs hire them to prevent cheating in racing team ECUs.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    We Review the ND3 Miata, Audi RS6 GT Avant, and Land Cruiser

    We Review the ND3 Miata, Audi RS6 GT Avant, and Land Cruiser

    Matt Farah and Zack Klapman review the ND3 Miata, Audi RS6 GT Avant, and Land Cruiser. Plus Q&A about:


    To CT4 V Blackwing or Audi RS3?
    Why haven't we bought a "cheap" manual Ferrari 360 Spider
    Where to sell a cheap, clean SUV?
    Why don't more people talk about the Mazda CX-5?
    Does selling V12 to Pagani dilute Mercedes' brand?
    And more!


    Recorded July 9, 2024

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    911 GTS T-Hybrid Review; Car Show Problems; Predicting the Future

    911 GTS T-Hybrid Review; Car Show Problems; Predicting the Future

    Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about why police "hassle" cars & coffee events; Mazda's color choices; Matt's drive in the new and controversial 911 GTS T-Hybrid a NEW Bentley problem; Are superbikes the cheap hypercar experience? and answer listener questions including:

    When 3rd party warranties are worth it?
    Which car is the best 5-10 year investment?
    Used 997 911 or 718?
    When the e-Golf is NOT the right car
    How to go PDK but keep a marriage
    Cars with too-tall gearing
    Do buyers of pre-owned cars have the right to complain?
    And more!


    Recorded July 3, 2024


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    What's a "Classic" Car?; GM's Biggest Error

    What's a "Classic" Car?; GM's Biggest Error

    What defines a "classic car"? We'll figure it out...we think. Plus, the Bentley Turbo R might not be the ultimate daily driver Matt thought it was; Matt reunites with a college friend of the musical variety; we get the cheapest Land Cruiser available; and more!


    Recorded July 1, 2024

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Jamal Hameedi is Why Rad Vehicles Exist

    Jamal Hameedi is Why Rad Vehicles Exist

    How did Ford build the GT in 18 months? Why did they create a new truck segment with the Raptor, and how has that thinking bled over to Land Rover? Jamal Hameedi is the answer. He is the Director of Special Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover and the reason Land Rover is debuting the fastest and most exciting Defender to date: the Octa. Before he joined JLR, he was the Chief Performance Engineer and head of SVT at Ford. It was under his eye that Ford made both generations of the Ford GT, decided to build the first Raptor, and launched numerous Shelby Mustangs.

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    Recorded June 20, 2024

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Reviews of theAMG GT, Alfa Giulia, and Cayenne; Best Indy Pace Cars; Q&A

    Reviews of theAMG GT, Alfa Giulia, and Cayenne; Best Indy Pace Cars; Q&A

    Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about their test drives in the 2024 AMG GT & Alfa Giulia; review the new Cayenne GTS; laugh their way through choosing their favorite Indy Pace Cars (w/ drivers) of all time; try to help a listener find a V8 unicorn; get shocked by the price of an amazing used sports car; clarify when and how a car company will hand your data to the police; and more!


    Recorded June 24, 2024


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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

deadlegintheface ,

Favourite podcast

Fanboy since 2016. I liked the one takes before I found out about the podcast when it got a mention on speed hunters by paddy.
Great guests and I always learn something or get a new perspective from experts and from real experience not just about cars.
Was great hearing Gale Banks interview, I think that’s the one that hooked me.
Love the crew shows too for the updates and humour.

vladeku ,

Episode 631

More into petrol then other subjects but this has to be my favorite episode. Much REAL wisdom presented perfectly, thank you (listening whilst changing the rear springs on my GTV6 @ 10pm) Made the job fly by.

GTV6 3.0 ,

F-bombs

Hi enjoyable chat but what’s with the F-bomb every 2 words Matt?

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