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  • Project cars: HATER MAGNET MAZDA

    Customisers love it, purists hate it - a wild Toyota powered Mazda RX8

  • Restored and Recomissioned

    Md Shariful Islam Sunny is no stranger to being featured on Shift – he is a certifiable automotive geek with an inclination towards classic metal, with his current garage consisting of the 1978 Lancer, 2001 Pajero and the 1984 KIA KM414 we're looking at today.

  • Power Rush: 1999 Toyota Mark II Tourer V

    About two years ago, I wrote the very first article for Shift, about a Toyota Crown. That was not like any other Crown

  • A love letter to the Hawkeye - Subaru Impreza WRX

    Subaru's halo car is the Impreza. And the Hawk Eye version is the second most preferred among the fans.

  • Catching a unicorn: DA5 Integra Coupe

    The entries in the Honda lineage of the 80s and 90s served very specific purposes for the brand – much like the

  • Straight as an arrow - Toyota Altezza RS200

    When Toyota launched the Altezza in Japan in 1998 and subsequently decided to sell it as the Lexus IS (Intelligent Sport) in Europe and North America, their idea was to make a capable, well rounded sport sedan that would offer sharper driving dynamics than the rest of the softly sprung executive sedans that were for sale in the Lexus range.

  • Modern classic - Toyota Corolla E90 GT

    The Toyota Corolla E90 is now a thirty-year-old model. For a few people out there, lightweight sedans from the 90's give the kind of feedback that modern cars with their well-insulated interiors and dampened steering setups just can't provide. Victor is one of those people, and this is his E90 GT.

  • Twin Turbo Sleekness - 1JZGTE Toyota Mark II X90

    The seventh generation Mark II, codenamed “X90”, was the first in a long line of Mark-II's with which Toyota experimented with a different design language – they made it sleeker, added powerful turbo 6-cylinder motors, and made a brilliant all-rounder that is perfect for a project car.

  • Rescuing a Savanna

    Azwad Anwar's 1978 Mazda Savanna RX7 has had a new lease on life thanks to a Toyota motor and restored bodywork.

  • Late ‘90s chic: Toyota Carina

    This week we pick the very last Carina generation: the 7th gen made from 1996 to 2001.

  • Static pains of stance - Mitsubishi Lancer EX

    The world of stanced cars is a phenomenon hardly understood by those without continued exposure to the car cultures elsewhere in the world. We try to understand it with a local example.

  • Split personality - 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR

    The Evolution X is apparently the last of the legendary Evo series, and it's the only Evo to be offered with a 6-speed dual clutch SST automatic. We take a look at this phenomenal motorsport bred race-car for the road.

  • 10 year old experiment

    The Toyota AE100 Corolla is no stranger to us - this is a car that wears many masks and disguises as we've discovered. This week, Shift goes for a spin in Quazi Raheeb Hossain's turbo powered Corolla.

  • Midnight chase: 1999 JZX100 Chaser Tourer V

    The Toyota Chaser JZX100 - some call it the four door Supra, some call it the Japanese M5. All I know is it's my childhood dream to own one. It's pretty simple why these cars are still appreciated and sought after, even 20 years after their initial release.

  • Smooth Lines: JZX100 Mark II Tourer V

    Shareq Abhtahee longed to build an X100, and it had to be a Mark II with the right bit of both the worlds – elegant, yet sporty.

  • Battle of the boxers: Subaru Impreza STI & WRX

    Two childhood friends and their obsession with cars and performance lead them to similar yet distinct results - two fun, reliable, quick Subarus.

  • Red Rocket: 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI

    Adeeb Iqbal went from a heavily bodykitted FWD Corona nearly a decade ago to this tastefully built AWD Mitsubishi Evolution VI.

  • Low down: The South Asian way of doing it

    The South Asian style of building basic cars like the Corolla takes a page out of classic Japanese tuning: lowering the car until it scrapes and is mostly difficult to drive. Bonkers, but cool.

  • Smurf Mobile - Converting a stock Impreza to road ripping STi

    Zafar Mashfee converts a stock Impreza to road ripping STi

  • The Hoonigan lifestyle: 1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR

    Md Noor Alam Ovi builds a grip-heavy 1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR....out of a very ordinary car.

  • A tale of three 90’s

    The EE90 Corolla was the definite grocery getter for people of the 90's. And for the kids growing up wiht them, it became their personal porjects. Here's 3 different 90s built with three different powerplants.

  • When X-chassis meets Club GT

    What do you do when you are a member of Club GT and a part of the JZX community? Be present at Cantonment Railway Station on a windy afternoon on 21st Feb.

  • Vee-Dub Rarity: 1988 Volkswagen Golf MK2

    Volkswagen Golfs are a rarity in Bangladesh. So when we get the chance to take one out for a drive, we don't hesitate.

  • LEGEND, REBORN: 1991 Nissan Skyline BNR32

    Our feature car this week is very special. The first Nissan Skyline project completed in Bangladesh, this R32 GTS-T sedan is proof that anyone can chase their dream build if they're willing to work hard.

  • The best or nothing: 1998 Toyota JZX100 Chaser

    A Supra powered Chaser with a bucketload of tasty aftermarket parts.

  • RESTOMOD RED BARON - Mercedes Benz 280E W123

    A beautifully restored Mercedes Benz 280E is taken a step further.


    What's better than a fire breathing Celica? A supercharged, fire breathing Celica.

  • The pursuit of speed : 1999 AE111 Sprinter GT

    A humble, soft speaking university faculty member built and runs this equally humble looking Toyota Sprinter. It's not soft spoken though. And it's got many tricks up its undercarriage.

  • Bunny from hell

    The Toyota GT86 is a car that doesn't really give a damn about the concept of having a billion horsepower engine. It's a car that's focused on the driver, on how it makes you feel, and if you thought it looks good stock, take a look at this one.

  • The trend-setter: AE80 Corolla with 4AGZE implant

    A daily driver from the 80's with a supercharger under the hood.