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Emelia Hartford reveals crazy plan after blowing up her C8 Corvette

Published: 6/Aug/2020 15:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Blowing up your car is never good, but when life gives you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade. YouTuber Emelia Hartford is doing exactly that after destroying her C8 Corvette, having revealed the big plans in store for the twin-turbo vehicle.

During a test ‘pull’ prior to setting off on a 1000-mile rally, Emelia’s twin-turbocharged C8 Corvette suffered a severe failure. With Emelia thinking that it was a bent rod or broken valve, she had no choice but to take it back to the workshop to investigate further.

Having now dropped the LT2 motor out of the Corvette and disassembled the block, it seems that the main issue is in fact the flywheel, which has been damaged by a bent rod. Whilst this may seem like an easier fix, neither Emelia nor her crew seem to know anywhere that they can get a replacement flywheel.

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Choosing to make lemonade from lemons; Hartford then announces that her dreams of building a 9-second car look like they’re well on their way to becoming reality, thanks to a new partnership with renowned tuning shop Texas Speed & Performance.

The plan to rebuild the C8

With the engine block severely damaged and with the car currently un-drivable due to the flywheel issue, now is the perfect time for Hartford to go ‘full send’ on this project and hopefully achieve her dream of running a 9-second quarter-mile time.

Emelia Hartford LT2 Engine
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The engine will now be put in a crate and shipped off to Texas to be rebuilt

It seems that blowing up her C8 couldn’t have come at a better time, since TS&P actually need a C8 for some R&D, meaning that both Emelia and the tuning shop benefit from this arrangement.

While the full extent of the motor plan is yet to be confirmed, there was plenty of discussion around fitting a stroker kit to the motor to increase displacement.

This would be in addition to the complete bottom-end rebuild required to get the C8 back to full health, and hopefully breaking into the 9-second club at the drag strip.

Rounding off by saying that she and her team have “lots of plans and things they want to do” there’s no doubt that they’ll be pushing the performance of the LT2-powered Corvette to the limits.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S