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A common misconception regarding the weight differential between the s1 and the latest cars is that the s1s were dry weighted whereas the latest cars are weight fully loaded. Fuel, fluids, the 75kilo man, the lot. Add the 75 kilo guy in a s1, and you've already got a 800kilo car minus vital fluids. Do the math and the weight difference between the two narrows within less than 60kg.
2 years ago on Driving Nirvana: The Lotus Elise S
I think Liberty Walk isnt getting as much recognition or respect as RWB because these cars are unlikely to see race action on tracks. Motorsports is a huge factor in what defines functional tuning or poseur dressups.
2 years ago on Liberty Walk + A Vent + A Door = Insanity
Imagine the fallout after Nakai-san and Mr Walker having a serious conversation about Porsches.
2 years, 2 months ago on Magnus Walker: You Build Your Own Luck
The 962C was amazing but we've seen race cars on public roads before. The LB Murcielago was epic but controversial. The air-bagged Esprit came out of NOWHERE. It made an old and interesting but outdated car completely desirable again. Most importantly, it looks attainable whereas the Porsche and Lambo where very high budget fantasy cars. If that Esprit made you check how much early Esprits cost nowadays, then that car's worth your vote.
2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of November
This Lambo is strinking for sure, but those bolt on fenders don't look quite natural in this occasion. Those fenders work with countless JDM cars and RWB Porsches because they were actually used in competition as bolt ons are the only way to fit wider tires. Midengine cars generally allow you to interchange more body panels more easily, so whats the point of bolt ons when you can do proper fender replacements? I realize RWB and Ben Spora are popularizing the very fine line between function and absurd caricatature look, but this car seems to venture slightly towards the absurd direction.
2 years, 3 months ago on Wider Is Better, The Crazy Jdm Widebody Lambo
This is the inspiration Nakai-san needs for his 997s!
2 years, 3 months ago on The Ultimate Contemporary 911, Falken’s Gt3 Rsr
Would love to see a Speedhunters feature of the "Leno garage"!
2 years, 4 months ago on Jay Leno Drives The Gt-r In Tokyo
Best way ro cope with jetlag!
As a huge fan of Speedhunters, I would like to remind people that this is one of the most dangerous tracks in the world. I think Speedhunters should never let readers (especially the younger ones) forget about this fact before inspiring them to travel over there and rent one of these cars.
My first lap at the ring two years ago was marred by no less than 3 Porsche 911s crashing in the first lap the ring was open to the public. All with German plates and probably privately owned. The E46 M3 I borrowed was fast enough to jump around all over the place. By lap 3, my average neck muscles were straining against the G forces. An average person in a GT3 RS 4.0, Corvette ZR1 or a GT-R would easily kill him/herself and probably endanger others because the track is so tricky to brake when not in the optimum line. Especially in the shadows when it is often damp.
If you aren't a local and want to stay alive, rent one of those caged Suzuki Swifts.
2 years, 9 months ago on Poll : Nurburgring Dream Machines