Josh Conturo
Hello, I am the new intern here at TopSpeed! I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and am a senior at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. I got into cars as a kid playing video games like Need for Speed: Underground and going to car shows with my grandfather. Once I got to college I realized I love writing and decided to combine that with my love of cars and began writing for the school newspaper. fast froward a couple years and here we are!

Josh has always had a love affair with cars. This mostly started as a kid playing video games like Need for Speed Underground and going to the occasional car show with his father and grandfather in Columbus, Ohio. Once he got to college he realized he loved writing and decided to change his major from Business Management to Emerging Media focusing in Journalism.

Now Josh is a senior at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, and has just joined the team at Top Speed as an intern.

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Schumacher NETFLIX Review

Schumacher NETFLIX Review

Netflix just dropped a documentary on one of F1’s finest - here’s how it is and what it means for the sport.

Netflix is looking to cash in on F1’s recent boom in America with their new documentary Schumacher. It makes sense they would make a full-blown movie as the streaming service has seen massive success with their original show Drive to Survive.

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Gran Turismo Is Finally Making A Return After A 5 Year Hiatus

Gran Turismo Is Finally Making A Return After A 5 Year Hiatus

Gran Turismo 7 is set to be launched March 4, 2022

For the first time since 2017, a new Gran Turismo video game will be launched. It will officially launch on March 4, 2022, and as expected, it will only be available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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The Lexus IS 500 Blends V-8 Power With Styling at Anti-German Prices

The Lexus IS 500 Blends V-8 Power With Styling at Anti-German Prices

If the IS 500 is anywhere near as good as it sounds, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes could be in trouble

Can Lexus’ latest attempt at a sports sedan truly out-shine the stuffy Germans at BMW, Audi, and Mercedes? Quite possibly, but let’s just say this is not a case of "buy the Lexus because you cannot afford the BMW." This is about a V-8 Lexus Sedan than could create some headaches in a few German HQs.

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Meet the New Chevy Silverado ZR2 - A Truck That's Meant to Go Off-Road

Meet the New Chevy Silverado ZR2 - A Truck That’s Meant to Go Off-Road

It may be the most rough-and-tumble Silverado ever.

The Chevy Silverado has been in second place for a long time in terms of the truck market. However, they may be about to get at least somewhat of a jump in sales due to their new redesign and revival of the ZR2 name!

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Hyundai Just Dropped A Bomb On The World Of Hydrogen Power

Hyundai Just Dropped A Bomb On The World Of Hydrogen Power

The future of hydrogen in our world seems both, incredible and a bit weird

Hyundai said they had a big announcement about the future of Hydrogen. But we did NOT see this coming.

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Max Verstappen Kills the Zandvoort Grand Prix

Max Verstappen Kills the Zandvoort Grand Prix

The Dutchman capitalized on the home-town crowd and some questionable choices from Mercedes, to take the win.

Sunday, September 5, 2021, saw the un-official restart of the 2021 season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Orange smoke clouded the circuit almost all day as the Dutch crowd went crazy whenever their hometown boy flew past in the RedBull race car. It all started with the best un-official season restart ever, with Max Verstappen landing a three-second gap ahead of Hamilton early in the race.

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Could Hyundai bring Hydrogen back in style?

Could Hyundai bring Hydrogen back in style?

Hyundai dropped some teasers for a BIG release coming September 7th.

Hydrogen was declared by many to be a lost cause and a waste of time and money. However, Hyundai has apparently been investing a lot of both of those things in the advancement of hydrogen. Coming September 7th, Hyundai will release something pretty significant.

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Rain Stopped the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix Dead in its Tracks - Here's How That is a Good Thing

Rain Stopped the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix Dead in its Tracks - Here’s How That is a Good Thing

How does the most boring Grand Prix ever make this season that much more exciting?

Bad weather always has to throw a wrench in everyone’s plans. It managed to do that on a massive scale in Belgium on August 28th for the restart of the 2021 Formula 1 season.
However, there is a silver lining behind all of this - the next ten races could have some of the best racing we have seen in a long time.

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2022 Porsche Taycan Get Cool Color Options Still, Still Low On Gas

2022 Porsche Taycan Get Cool Color Options Still, Still Low On Gas

More colors, among other things are welcome additions to the electric sports sedan.

The Porsche Taycan has always been a great car, but it is not perfect. Its main rival, the Tesla Model S, still has cost and range on its side. While Porsche is not really doing anything about the cost, they are adding numerous upgrades for 2022 ranging from customization to tech, to range and efficiency.

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A New Investment in Pagani Could Lead the Manufacturer Into New Territory

A New Investment in Pagani Could Lead the Manufacturer Into New Territory

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund now owns part of Pagani

A Saudi Arabian Investment company now owns a significant portion of Pagani, and this could be a bigger deal than you think. So far, Pagani’s have been a product of Horacio’s imagination. However, there are now two ways forward for the company and its cars. It could use the extra dough to make its cars that much more insane, possibly with some Middle Eastern flare, or it could be the production of a corporate culture that kills the very soul of Pagani to please shareholders.

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Ford Eluminator is a 281 horsepower electric crate motor

Ford Eluminator is a 281 horsepower electric crate motor

Could this change the future of crate engines and engine swaps?

The idea behind crate engines and engine swaps for a long time has been quite simple: put a more powerful engine where a less powerful engine used to be. It may be complicated for a novice mechanic, but for the experienced, it is a rather simple job.

However, with multiple companies releasing electric crate motors, could this change how we think about engine swaps?

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FIAT almost just made an awesome homologation car

FIAT almost just made an awesome homologation car

Formula 4 has used the engines from a 500 Abarth for years now.

FIAT recently dropped a special edition 595 Abarth to commemorate the fact that the engines in the Formula 4 race cars are from that very car. It is not a homologation car as such, but it does have some connection to motorsport.

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Formula 1 just canceled the Japanese Grand Prix. Here's what that means.

Formula 1 just canceled the Japanese Grand Prix. Here’s what that means.

What will F1, Hamilton, and Verstappen do without the classic Suzuka Circuit?

The Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on what the race series decides to do, it could change the tide of the war raging between Max Verstappen piloting the Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes.

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