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Cool and hyper fun build but so little rear tire means this is just silly isn't it? I could roast wider setups of high performance tires with a stock'ish LS1T56 powered FC rx7. I mean I like this but I guess I wish there was more supersonic grip in the mix here.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on When An 8.3L V10 Swap Just Isn’t Enough…
@jdmRob 0-60 is just slipping the clutch into 1st gear for this thing!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on 290mph Or Bust:</br> Hennessey’s 1400hp Venom F5
Totally killer creation here, NICE feature SH!
6 months ago on Old Benz, New Tricks: <br/>Slammed With a Small Block
that gray LS1 FD is the gnarly kind of fun I like
6 months, 1 week ago on Pick Six: The BLOX Evolution Spotlights
@AGR the use of pushrods keeps the weight down low and more centered inside the block compared to an OHC motor, there are a lot of benefits explored and exploited to good use on the LS series... the plastic intake manifold saves weight, using just one single cam saves weight, etc.
8 months ago on Embracing The American Way
@Brad_S did you know the LSseries is all metric? I learned a lot about them during my LS1 FC rx7 swap, the LS engines are great.
Its about time this easy approach to a fun car went global.
@NicholasMaher hey I get your drift about the writing style on this piece but have to disagree on the wheels issue you bring up, the FACE of the wheel is concave and that's been a current trend of the last decade, much like the 17x9.5 5zigen FN01Rc's I had on my 2nd gen rx7, people used to balk they weren't totally concave since they tucked back into the wheel center at the barrel but come on that's nitpicking and you should be more tolerant of that stuff in a big piece like this. Cool car, great pics, I'm sick of Vossen everything here but hey money makes the world go 'round.
8 months ago on The Lexus Screamer
I'm a fan of widebodies to get some big beeft 335's out back and even then maybe push them out a bit more but this just looks completely absurd. Some of the commenters are right on the money - boso style all the way in that render and I think its hideous UNLESS you go all in and rock every boso trick in the book.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
@magnus walker that's the spirit of the build that we love and I did similar with an LS1 T56 RX7 build, it was a riot under 10grand. I guess we'll have to guess your total cost being around 25grand to let my brain rest and move on with other worries in life. I would LOVE to see all of the big time car builders at least ONCE do a budget build like this just to have one in their arsenal and to represent what can be done by the average Joe with a little hard work and a lot of digging for parts.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Build An Everyday Outlaw
@Captain Obvious @Kevski Style No doubt we would all love to know even some range, did he nail the target here or was he able to pull this one off super cheap? Cool car and its so refreshing to see a 911 built on a budget with fun in mind!
That's great but the total out of pocket money is still huge. I love it and bet its incredible to drive. Yet my wallet just jumped out of my pants pocket and scurried across the floor to hide under the fridge.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on It Came And It Conquered
Mind opening art work and great interview. Nice work SH!
12 months ago on How Do You Design The Future? <br/>Ask Syd Mead
Such a totally beautiful car and one of the nicest FC's I have ever laid eyes on. I am a big fan of 17" or 18" wheels on these but its probably my only knock on this build. Cool to see a 20bFC since there have been so many LS1 features lately, although I am an LS1T56 kinda guy. Once again just a gorgeous car, wicked color and setup, what a real jewel.
1 year ago on Hidden Talent: 700hp And Street Legal
YES yes and yeaaaaaaaugh this one hits all of the right buttons. Great shape, smart design and intent, good choices for gadgets and gizmos plus the car looks terrific. Almost something Dodge-esque about it, in a way that is good, for being different and small/tight/taut. As an FC RX7 lover I cant stop seeing Panspeed overfender buldges in this design and I like it here, anyone else? Well done Kia, its about time you had a car like this. I am sure a lot of people wont like it but I sure do.
1 year ago on GT4 Stinger: Kia’s Answer To The FR-S
Gimme a break, the items you can't see like where the cage is anchored to the chassis will be more important than if its a bolted together cage vs welded. Too many builders use the bare minimum plates sandwiching the chassis floor ending up with a cage that can't survive a rollover as it just drops thru the floor or wheel well. No need to bash the cage here, you can't know enough by the pics.Awesome car and pics, I love it! Nicely fine, this is a prime example of why speedhunters is always my top choice for web content!
1 year, 1 month ago on Operative Word, Custom: N-Style Levin
This car and Hert's attitude are spot on. Built to be driven and enjoyed. I totally love it. Great BEAST car.
1 year, 2 months ago on Living The Beard Life – Hertrech’s V8-Powered FC RX7
Totally loving this car because Hert drives the hell out of it and loves to have fun with friends. Been following him on Instagram and reliving my own time with my old LS1FC, cant wait to build another soon! Great feature and photos!
1 year, 2 months ago on Meet Street Shark, The Ultimate Ricer
Think of the CROWN, let the Crown live on! Don't sidestep your big plans with a moneypit of a Supra project. Its not like all of the parts you'd want to build that Supra with will come cheap or anytime soon. Stick with the plan man and complete the Crown.
1 year, 2 months ago on Project Crown Gets A Donor Car (Or Not?)
BAD ASS and right on the money for what we needed from Nissan. Something retro but also futuristic, something small but in big modern proportions. Total home run with the pair of IDx cars! Cool to see the tuned version come together so well and the pedestrian version hold its own. I can see Nissan selling millions of these globally with the right pricing and good powertrains in them.
1 year, 2 months ago on Bringing Back The Seventies: IDx Freeflow
Wild stuff and wish we would see more of these with even just a basic v8rwd setup from average Joe's. Cool feature, once again speedhunters is on point.
1 year, 3 months ago on Two Turbos, Eight Cylinders:</br>A VW Golf To Decimate All
Beautiful car and superb tricks on some of the parts and craftsmanship. I love that vintage Datsun roadster and hope to someday make a similar car in my own garage. Excellent feature and pics!
1 year, 3 months ago on The Pursuit of Happiness:</br>A Datsun Roadster With a Turbo Twist
totally awesome car/build/parts, but strangely enough not one of the photos is exactly the angle that clicks for me.
1 year, 8 months ago on GERMAN HEART, JDM SOUL: PLATTE FORME’S Z4M
@AlexanderIvanov if anything is cool about FC rear brakes its that some models had vented rotors out back which is pretty rare for sportscars and it is great help for track duty.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Fc3s Touge Special
I had to come back and read this all again, I love the car and the color and the whole package, such a fun car! Great feature and this is got me hunting for an FC again, oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
1 year, 10 months ago on Nascar Power: The Rs-r Formula D Asia 86
1 year, 11 months ago on Engine Porn: Os Giken Tc24-b1z
Wow the details just keep on coming, what a thoughtful build. I was surprised to see nothing done to the motor at all, not even a little strokey strokey up in displacement or a 'charger, etc. But it has to be so much fun on track, very cool build.
1 year, 11 months ago on Trd Griffon Concept: The Ultimate Tuned Eight-six
Super bad ride and thats so cool he kept it so mellow, its not in your face at all, that's brilliant! Great feature
1 year, 11 months ago on Raiding The Toy Cupboard: Beams-engined Celica
What a completely incredible car and its so cool to see it in this condition and think of how amazing it will be on track in the near future. Wicked cool feature, thanks!
1 year, 11 months ago on Krb’s Esprit Gets Some Serious Firepower
Beautiful feature and amazing pictures, this is SpeedHunters at its best!
1 year, 11 months ago on 1989 Porsche 962ck6 & The Evolution Of Success
What a cool take on the platform, so many good details and I think it comes together with a great balance. I'd love to rock that, the seats and wheels look perfect too.
1 year, 12 months ago on Taking It Back To The Eighties: Trd 86
Amazing car and has to be such a great time behind the wheel on an open stretch of twisty roads. Man I love the FC when it gets attention like this one did. Nice feature!
1 year, 12 months ago on The Fc3s Touge Special
I love every single thing about this creation! Great feature, this is the car of the year already! I wouldn't have imagined the awkward little Europa from Lotus could have been curved like this with some modern style and RE-style touches to make it such a beauty. Totally the coolest car I have seen in a long time.
2 years ago on Rotary Buzz: Re-amemiya’s 20b Lotus Europa
Wow that Mach40 is a truly amazing creation, I am in awe!
2 years, 2 months ago on Sema 2012: Sean’s Spotlight Selection
Glad to see the FFR 818 make it into the coverage! it can use 2002 thru 2007 as a donor, not just 06-07 as stated above. Cant wait to see what wild engines people build for the 818, both big hp turbo and what kind of NA setups that will scream on track, thats such a great new car project, rock on FFR!
2 years, 2 months ago on Sema 2012: Enginehunting
Factory Five Racing is showing their newest lineup that includes the SpeedHunters audience oriented Project 818 in R and S trims, I cant wait to read more and get the chance to drive one asap as well as building my own! Sick world car idea and amazing performance for the price. Next to the FR-S this has to be the next big thing in "our scene" and I am stoked!
2 years, 3 months ago on Poll: That Sema State Of Mind
So subtle yet completely outrageous! I love it and will dream of owning and driving it!
2 years, 3 months ago on Time Attacker: Pro Stock Racing Skyline Gt-r
Truly incredible machine and amazing work over the years to make it so special, GREAT feature!
2 years, 3 months ago on An Encounter With The Syborg
FC3S RX-7. Yasuhiro Ishii from Hokkaido
has the right idea, PROPS~!
2 years, 3 months ago on #featurethis: Japan & The ‘gram
Oooooh dat E320 benz wagon! So sexy on those wheels! I love mine but its all stock, their interiors are just fantastic too, great cars, cool to see that car pictured, seen it on some forums, its owner is a big help to the community too. Also, that pic of the FD RX7 next to the FRS, wtf, the FRS is big in comparison, so how does that work? Was the FD truly that small? Are new cars freaking enormous? Both? Because Ive heard complaints that the FRS is too small and too cramped and too low, etc. But seeing it next to that FD, holy crap thats hilarious, the FRS looks big! Awesome pics, its always fun to scan the parking lots.
2 years, 3 months ago on Fd Irwindale: Parking Lot Style
Will those FRP brackets for the rear wing truly hold up to real world and on track use? Great feature, the car is totally insane and the fender fitment is amazing, true quality craftmanship.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Rocket Bunny Fr-s
oh wow RWB killing it as usual, love the widebody FR-S's's's's's showing up around the globe
2 years, 3 months ago on Standing Out: Slammed Society Fuji
@GraysonParker @JDMized @sean very well said, I agree too
2 years, 4 months ago on #featurethis: A Sideways Subaru Svx
@BlackJacket @Lastspark I think you did. He said any pos car WITH an lsx could stomp this SVX because the SVX is running an oldschool v8
Wow this guy deserved the feature with the unique build and great DIY effort! Awesome car and best luck with the new motor setup, I hope its as good as can be, an LS1 would be even better but they do get pricey to do in comparison. I'd love to have an SVX like this, great feature!
Awesome work on the car all around, what a real leader in craftmanship. Great feature!!!
2 years, 4 months ago on The 2jz Bmw 2002 Smokehunter
Totoally gnarly truck and so cool to see it run a cone course on such wide tires! I love this, what a great build and it looks so mean and nasty.
2 years, 5 months ago on A Cone-shredding ’47 Chevy
I wonder what a version 2 would look like if they had the funds? Awesome car and so cool to see them triumph with a good finish at the end! Congrats!
2 years, 5 months ago on Form Follows Function, The Lovefab Nsx
Simply astounding, I think it would add 10 years to my life if that were my DD, as long as I could keep it under control. What a wild machine, I like how it all fits and it must be so muich fun to drive at the limits, so damn fast!
2 years, 5 months ago on A Lancer Evo Powered Ford Fiesta With 720bhp