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@HLB @ToneDiez True enough, I guess. Times are changing, some traditions have to change a bit to keep up.
3 days, 14 hours ago on VTEC Meets Boost </br> The Civic Type-R Turbo Is Here
@SparkyR_1 I'd imagine so, but I don't know any specifics about emission policies in Europe or Japan to be honest; so I can't really debate that.
Seems a bit blasphemous to boost a Type-R from factory. But I think it's blasphemous to boost a Type-R motor with aftermarket parts, so I'm biased. Type-R's have always been high revving NA cars that may not have a lot of power but they're a lot of fun to drive. Granted, I guess Honda felt they had to do something to keep up with the times, being that every manufacturer is boosting their cars from factory now. I just feel like it takes away from the Type-R name and legacy. I like the body styling though; not too big on the 20" wheels, however. Ehh, not like America will get it anyways.
3 days, 15 hours ago on VTEC Meets Boost </br> The Civic Type-R Turbo Is Here
LMAO! Again, this whole view count tallying for legitimacy is ridiculous. Feels like the Speedhunters staff are just too lazy to host their own vote amongst themselves and other unbiased enthusiast peers. So I could have my car featured and just have 100 or so of my friends view it at least once a day every day of the year and possibly win? Cool. How about staff members/photographers/etc plus each featured ride/event representative votes on their favorite with themselves excluded from their own options?
To name a site "SPEED"hunters and the Event of the Year NOT be a competitive racing event with REAL CARS, is just shameful. Not to mention Car of the Year is a car that hasn't competed in any events this year and will probably be hard parked more often than driven hard. I guess that's the price of going mainstream, you lose site of your roots...or maybe they were never there in the first place. Sad.
2 months ago on The Speedhunters Event of the Year
Ehh, I still feel the 'LaSupra' was the most impressive car this year.
When it comes down to it, Ben Sopra is a much more well known name and, I'm sure, got a ton of views...so I understand why.
So again, it's always down to a popularity contest...the bigger more well known names win 90% of the time. Similar to why you don't see many amazing indie/underground musicians/film makers winning grammy's/oscars.
2 months ago on The Speedhunters Car of the Year
@hennes Not really. Time Attack teams are just doing what F1 teams used to do but are now restricted on, experimenting with radical aero designs. Stems from the same thought process though.
3 months ago on Project Nemo: Found
It's looks sick and all, but thinking about all the money spent on "JDM-tyte-parts-yo" and basically nothing on the engine makes my head hurt. Regardless being a daily driver, it should be a crime to hard-park a Miata...they should be getting flung into turns @ WOT.
Looks pretty and unique though.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Wait, That’s A Miata? Pit Crew Style
I think there's a glitch in the shipping calculator for the bundle.
Regular Postal Service to the states is $85.50 for a total of $160.50.
While quicker shipping through FedEx and "Courier Service" is less than half Postal Service.
Still don't wanna pay $30+ for shipping just for 2 books.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Feel The Joy: Volume 3 Drops Now!
I love this! I had an old S30Z a while back, didn't get to do what I wanted with it before I had to sell it...hopefully I'll get another try at one later on; but I always wanted to do something like this to the Fairlady Roadster. Very well done, and still classy. Inspirational work.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Pursuit of Happiness:</br>A Datsun Roadster With a Turbo Twist
@seattlejester Sounds like you're thinking more along the lines of an air cup system, which do exist. A true coilover with adjustable dampening/spring rate and an air cup that can raise and drop the car an inch or 2, but doesn't sacrifice the shock's performance.
4 months, 1 week ago on Introducing the Double Down RTR
I guess someone has to build the life-sized version before Hot Wheels can make the toy version.
It's almost like Lambo built it just for them! Hideous.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Open Air Insanity: The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
Hunt. I like the womanizing playboy types, they're much more fun. To be able to live that lifestyle and still be a competitor, that's pretty impressive all on its own. Had Lauda not crashed at Nürburgring, he would have no doubt won the Championship that season. But due to the crash, of his own doing and by no interference from another driver, he missed out on vital points which allowed Hunt to catch up. Lauda had the chance to be consecutive Champion at Fuji, but chose to retire of his own accord; Hunt knew what he needed to do to win and gave an amazing performance to reach that goal.
Lauda was definitely the smarter driver, but Hunt had..."Balls". Had it not been for Lauda's missed points during his hospital time, Hunt would have never been able to close the gap. It's obvious to everyone why 1976 was Hunt's only F1 Championship, Lauda's crash. However, due to the nature of the sport and the well known risks, it just happened to be Hunt's year and he took advantage.
I would have cheered for Hunt. I like the playboys and I like the underdogs.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Hunt Vs. Lauda
@Oregon85 @Ben Scales Don't even have to go as far back as the 70's for a Celica "true sports car", the 90's Celica GT-Four was a Turbo AWD rally beast. Did damage in WRC for a while.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?
@CSAlltrac This. My same thoughts.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Fighter Jet For The Ground: The Lamborghini Egoista
@Pete the perfect pilot I remember reading awhile back that it was over 600...his website says it's at 578whp. I'm sure it's been detuned here and there for reliability, driver preference, and track requirements.
10 months ago on Mad Mike Conquers The Crown
@Ikazuchi IDK. Looks like a Toyota car to me...Maybe further proof of Subaru further collaborating with Toyota after the ZN6/ZC6 project.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on A Glimpse Of The New Wrx?
Looks like a more muscular Lexus IS-F ripoff to me
That's an impressive job cramming all that in there!
I might be equally as impressed with how beautifully clean the chassis is!!
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Coupe De Thrill: A Turbo With A Honda Fitted To It
@zamm333 The RX-8 was always a 3-rotor turbo setup. The RX-7 has the NA Quad-rotor.
12 months ago on Kiwi Drift: Mad Mike In Full Effect
I really want to see some more great videos from these NZ events! Photos aren't doing them justice!! :D