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Nascar came to Japan in the 60's. Honda made the Blackbird, Suzuki made the Hayabusa because the actual hayabusa hunts the blackbird in nature.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Hayabusa: The Samurai Of NASCAR
Was there in 2007. Great tour they have.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on This Is Where New Lamborghinis Are Born
Red Bull F1. 2005-2014. Soon to be bought out by Russian hedge fund to make a similar team as Marussia.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mercedes-blasts-red-bull-at-paris-appeal/
Not to be super picky but 1300L instead of 1300cc is a HUGE difference.
3 months, 1 week ago on From Grocery-Getting To The Grid. </br>300hp Of Escort Awesome
Btw. Carlos never ran a French flag on his roof intake. That was Auriol. And Carlos will be driving a Peugeot 2008 in Argentina next January.
3 months, 1 week ago on Calling Carlos, Toyota Are Back!
@everydayisrallyday The GT will be used for the 2wd R3 class against Citroen's DS3 R3T.
@JapCarVideos Rallying needs it just as much as F1 and WEC. A hybrid system in place of pneumatic anti lag is paramount to keeping a flat torque curve. Anti lag through pneumatics is the same as drag racing with nitrous oxide. It feels very unnatural way of making power.
@CSAlltrac Same reason the French brands lobbied the FIA to allow the 1997 change to Group A8 regulations. Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault can't make a 4wd performance car so they have to be allowed to make kit cars like the ones currently in use. During the homoligation era, besides the Ford Cosworth and Lancia Delta, only the Japanese were making homoligation specials. Thats why from 1997 forward, you could make a kit car of whatever you wanted. It makes more sense to the brand.
Having hybrid systems like in F1 and WEC would make good sense for rally cars. Using an electrical system to replace a pneumatic anti lag for the turbo sounds much more logical for street cars development and race cars of the future.
Group A7, F2, Kit Car whtever. Its about the likes of the 306 Maxi and Xsara Kit Car
5 months, 4 weeks ago on They Call It A Kit Car. We Call it Awesome
@PowerTryp Next year its gonna be Smart car.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Dominating The Desert
@Razvan_29 Shelesser was a cheater and the modern Dakar is more fun since the countries they visit aren't full of islamic militants.
@PIGBOY_05 I'm well aware of Mulsanne corner and the few photos that arrived late 2013.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/general/news/audi-a-championship-brand-444478/
Audi won the 1980 European Touring Car Manufacturers Championship Drivers: Hans-Joachim Nowak Willi Bergmeister Car:
Audi 80 GTE (front wheel drive)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Audi Motorsport Blog: Year by year - the most important successes
Audi won the 1980 European Touring Car Manufacturers Championship.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/general/news/audi-a-championship-brand-444478/
"Exclusion of driver aids, being stability and traction control and anti-lock brakes." This poses a problem for many FIA GT3 cars made under the balance of performance structure as they are made with ABS standard. If i recall correctly, an SLS AMG GT3 was to run the Thunderhill 25 hour but was denied entry because NASA rules prohibit the use of ABS. The team decide to withdraw the car instead of modifying it in a way it had never raced before.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/imsa/news/imsa-releases-gtd-regulations/
@Mikessp @DesireeVie Porsche was told in the middle of their 2000 LMP car development to cease so an Audi vs Porsche Le Mans battle wouldn't happen. (Ironic considering recent events) In return, Porsche would get VW money to develop the Cayenne. For this reason, Porsche tries to deny the 2000 LMP ever existed even though about 8 photos exist. As much as i respect Audi sport, VW paid porsche to forget about Le Mans for a very long time.
Abu Dhabi is a parking lot. Not a race track. Now, the FIA feels it necessary to award a trash circuit with double points. Some of the worst ruling bodies of international govt haven't ignored the public opinion in the insane fashion the FIA has.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/controversy-explodes-with-new-double-points-finale/
They need to bring the Super Touring Nissan Primera, IMSA GTP ZX Turbo, V8 Supercar Altima, and all the other famous Nissan cars.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Hunting Speed At The Nismo Festival
As much as i would love to see it, i just dont see it.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/ferrari-looking-into-lmp1-return/
@fast4wrd Group 4 does not = Group B
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Greatest Group B Car?
@AlexMarks Was the pig of the field. Overweight with a weight distribution more suited to NASCAR.
@funky29 Ferrari knew they didn't have the funds so they didn't even try with the 288 GTO or 288 GTO EVO.
@Brocky_X Incorrect. VR4 was never homologated for Group B.
Even with Audi 4WD system, their car was never properly suited to group B. It was to production based. The mid engined weapons from Peugeot and later Lancia were far more inline with what Group B called for. Still, Lancia 2WD 037 will forever be the car that made my eyes grow 4 inches tall when i saw it for the first time Sega Rally 2.
DTM has a very spec engine formula. Is this going to have a VH V8, VR V6TT or something new?
11 months, 1 week ago on 2014-spec Super Gt R35 Revealed
DTM and Grand Am happened.
11 months, 1 week ago on The Nsx Is Back In Super Gt
Who cares about it being a silhouette. The faster the better.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
Cooler than a Cobra
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Btm Continuation Cheetah: Up Close And Personal
Ronin - agreed. Anytime you hire ex F1 driver's to help drive the cars, its a win win.
12 months ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?
Where did you find the Porsche factory photos?
1 year ago on Face To Face With The Destroyer
I want Bridgestone back. When have we ever had a weekend like this with their tires?
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/pirelli-blames-teams-for-tyre-explosive-british-gp/
Because when you watch 2000 CART qualifying from Fontana, you get to see a car go 241.428 mph. Today, the Indy cars cant get near that. Nascar....Next year its not only gonna be green white checker. Its gonna be some lottery where a blindfolded fan gets to ride an ostrich to find out who winds the race.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/why-nascar-over-indycar-in-texas/
I wish they had their F1 car for 1995, F105 that never got to race.
1 year, 1 month ago on Carbon Fiber Magic: A Look At Dome
"And yes, as you will have realised there was an interloper, as the 80 GTE race car isn’t a Quattro, but I think seeing as how it looks so good you’ll forgive me for sneaking it in."But how many Quattros have won the ETCC like it did?
1 year, 1 month ago on AUDI MUSEUM - THE QUATTROS
Crazy story about that 1990 Porsche Indy car. Exiting the 1989 season, the Porsche powered March chassis had won it's first race at 89's Mid Ohio round. For the 1991 season, the sport's ruling body was ready to allow 100% carbon tubs but they were still giving out waivers for the 1990 season. Porsche took one of these waivers but after most of the development was complete, Penske and Carl Haas complained and the waiver was disallowed. So late in the development for the 1990 chassis, Porsche and March were back to zero on the drawing board. Therefore, the 1990 car went from being a promising chassis to being a pig.
1 year, 1 month ago on LIFE VS. LEMONS: THE LITTLE PORSCHE MUSEUM
I saw the rear quarter panel and stopped seeing a Porsche. Instead i was looking at the Ligier JS5 Matra Grand Prix car.
1 year, 1 month ago on RAUH PASSION: A DREAM DRIVE IN AN RWB PORSCHE
If there is a car in that gap. Like the whole gap, then aren't a racer, you are a moron.
1 year, 1 month ago on DISCUSSION: PEREZ - HERO OR VILLAIN?
Take MASSA's seat PLEASE!
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kobayashi-tests-ferrari-f10/
no motorsport? boring.
1 year, 1 month ago on More Than History: The Toyota Museum Japan
I hope this encourages the others to bring back engines development. At the moment, the regs are so tight the engines dont mean much.
1 year, 2 months ago on Honda To Confirm F1 Comeback For 2015
Im pretty sure that's a C47 Skytrain. Those are radials not turboprops.
1 year, 2 months ago on Donington Historics: Putting The Class In Classic
Haven't forgotten the great man. His accident is why the future R8s had a shield behind the driver's compartment.
In the same test. Andy Wallace was driving the Bentley and had a complete suspension failure because the glue for the carbon tube wasn't applied correctly.
1 year, 2 months ago on Audi Motorsport Blog: Michele Alboreto: 12 years ago Audi lost a great champion
@Phalkhan @Matteo851 @brmasson07
Oh this hunger also goes along with Webber being told to go lean. Vettel cheated.
1 year, 3 months ago on Discussion: Red Bull Drama At F1 Malaysia
@Cobbler I said same thing till i saw it at Petit. I don't know if its a car or not but the way it takes Road Atlanta's turn 12 is superior than any car we have made so far.
1 year, 4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/alms/news/deltawing-livery-unveiled/
@varilight @Johnjusto Same can be said for London bus drivers. But no one is bitching for them.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nascar Power: The Rs-r Formula D Asia 86
@apex_DNA @ToyotaSupraMan @Gomez85 Imagine 2 useless drivers using a relatives name to get race seats. Oh wait, thats what those to have been doing for over a decade.
1 year, 4 months ago on Honda To Return To F1 With Mclaren?
Um, Wut? Do you actually watch F1? What you said was along the lines of Minardi winning an F1 race.
@koko san @Banzai_Newman No Front front.....There are 2 great 5 Turbos in Renault's history....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDfhSNsyhk
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: Front Drive Legends
Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF Variante 1016 Yes, it was FWD.
Saab 96 This goes right up with the first mini
The mighty Citroen DS wasn't all beauty.
The 12 hour should be one of the most important enduros of the year. In terms of 12 and 24 hour GT3 races, if Spa is the grand slam, i want Bathurst to be what Sebring is for Le Mans.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/endurance/news/peugeot-back-on-the-mountain-back-after-21-years/
I hate every season that a Lancia misses in the WRC.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Triflux
I remember when i first saw the 1988 Shell Dunlop 962 in a magazine as a kid. It was like seeing Concorde.
1 year, 5 months ago on 1989 Porsche 962ck6 & The Evolution Of Success
First....Yes, Group C,Group B, first turbo years of F1, Senna vs Prost, Group C touring cars in Aus. But the 90's gave us, V12 F1, DTM Klass 1, Super Touring Klass II, FIA GT cars, Group S derived WRC cars from 1997 forward, and V8 Supercars.
1 year, 5 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s
Make sure you mention this awesome motorsport piece was brought to us once again by Antti.
1 year, 5 months ago on Poetry In Motion: ’80s F1 & Group B
And this is why people like Webber are awesome. Cheering for you in 2013 once again. Go Webber. #2 driver for world championship.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/webber-not-part-of-marko-s-agenda/
Rad Rides cars. They really are something special. The Probox Impala is still turning heads 2 decades later.
1 year, 5 months ago on Grand National Roadster Show: Spotlight-o-rama
@mikey_mau5 And the 1920's Rolls Royce Silver Ghost beats any Ford. Now how about cars that are current and not been out of production for many years?
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: Viper Vs. Vette
Since no one else will, that's a Lockheed L1011 Tristar
1 year, 6 months ago on A Car Collection Worthy Of A Sheikh
Future Shock Chevy. Nuff Said.
1 year, 7 months ago on Vanning Is Back
Delta-wing for making me a believer. At Sebring 2012, it looked as ridiculous as it did at the Indy showing. Watching it go down the esses and turn 12 at Petit made me realize what an achievement in chassis dynamics it was. Bravo.
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards:<br/>competition Car Of The Year
@TrackOne Awesome overload. You need to be careful swinging that much awesome around these parts.
1 year, 8 months ago on #joyofmachine, A Quarter Mile At A Time
@patmald Because KERS isn't a solution to new horsepower, its a solution to shut the people screaming F1 isn't green enough.
1 year, 8 months ago on Poll: Juicing The 86
My vote goes to the RX-7 driven by Allan Moffat in the Australian Group C Touring Car Championship from 1981-1984
2 years ago on Poll: Rotary Icons
As a commercial pilot i'm offended. Airbus doesn't make anything with 787 on the side. I know Europe has a pride thing going for the Airbus, but let's face it. Real airliners have control yokes. Not flyby wire side sick control laws.
2 years ago on Black & Gold – & Green: Lotus F1 Factory Tour
Im sure the Hemi isn't original.
2 years ago on A Day At The Drags: Motor Head Zero Yon
Being just as much aviation enthusiast as car and bike, love the SAAB 29 Tunnan and SAAB A32 Lansen
2 years, 1 month ago on The Road To Mantorp
@Mechne Thats exactly why they are so good. Audi has turned LeMans into a 24 hour sprint. Everyone else has to worry about reliability.
2 years, 1 month ago on Audi Up, Toyota Down At Le Mans
The DeltaWIng has no classification in international sporting regulations under the FIA or the ACO.
The Deltawing was the first car run under the new "Garage 56" idea by the ACO. This allows a car representing new technologies to be demonstrated in the race. The car cannot compete for a win and lap times are regulated by the race relative to where they want it compared to other traffic.
Next year's Garage 56 car will be the GreenGT H2 Hydrogen electric racecar.
Nakajima accomplishment in F1: NONE
Nakajima accomplishment 2012 Le Mans: Break the lone Toyota and end the race of the Delta Wing.
That's what happens when you use daddy's reputation to earn race seats.
Super GT's Yuji Tachikawa should have been the driver for the team if they wanted Japanese representation. He drove the DOME S102 in 2008 and that team finished.