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F1 never had twin turbo V8s. In the early 90s they ran 3.5L NA engines in a mix of V8, V10 and V12. The last turbo engines F1 used were in the 80s, until 1989. They were 1.5L and a mix of twin turbo V6s and single turbo inline 4s.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Ride The Lightning: F1 On-Board In 360 Degrees
I remember following the build log for this. Seriously impressive.
Nice to see a build like this. Nothing is over the top, but everything is SO well thought out and executed. If it wasn't for the wheels and orange accents (which I personally do like), the car looks like it could have rolled straight off the production line.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Phantom M3: The Best BMW They Never Built
A functional NSX with ITBs? I think I'm in love.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Balance Within: The Kakimoto NSX
@MidWest_Surfer @DieterManero That is absolutely NOT true. It's incredibly unsafe. Because of the extreme angle created by mounting the harnesses to floor, what happens is in the event of a crash, the harnesses tightening actually compresses down on your spine. This can cause serious injury.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Want To Harness The Takata Knowledge?
If it's just for the street, I can't help but feel there's no point to it then apart from looks perhaps. A pure street car doesn't need a roll cage, and especially a crappy bolt-in one. All it is now is some metal tubing which doesn't help with rigidity or safety, but provides something nice and hard to hit your head on in a crash (yay no padding).
Plus bolt-in cages have been shown to potentially become detached during violent crashes. I have to agree with Jake here. When it comes to safety, there's no grey area like with bodykits or paint jobs. There is a wrong way to do things, and this is it. I just don't buy the "oh but it's a different culture" argument when it comes to safety.
As for the car itself, while I'm beyond tired of the Rocket Bunny bolt-on fenders look by this point, I will admit it looks kind of cool in a DTM-style way here. Personally hoping for a 6.3 AMG V8 to go in eventually...along with that better roll cage and harness mounting points ;)
Not my kind of thing, but nice work nonetheless Dino.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Japanese Are Coming For Our Euros! The Sarto Racing CLK
I've always really enjoyed these story-style race articles. Great write up and awesome photography. That picture on the second page of the sun rising is stunning.
4 weeks ago on Pain, Guts, Glory… And Chilli Fries<br/>BMW Does The Daytona 24 Hours
It's a shame to hear about the running problems, hopefully it's fixed and back on the road soon!
At least you can take consolation in how amazing the Z looks. The two-tone silver/long nose combination is stunning. And I'm usually not a fan of Fatlace-branded stuff, but those FZero2's are something else!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Old Soul, New Life: A Datsun Reborn
This is unbelievably clean. Very cool to see a reasonably high level Time Attack car sans livery as well. it just accentuates the cleanliness of the build. I'm also really, really liking the wide body. It's got the aggressive box-style arches, but they're moulded to the factory lines as well. 10/19 overall, and nice work on the photography Dino.Honestly, the only thing that would improve this car would be swapping the CE28s for some of those sexy new ZE40s. :p
1 month ago on Raw Perfection. The Best S15 To Attack Time
Nice to see an FR-S/86 without the Rocket Bunny kit for once!
Apart from the rather over the top interior, I quite like this. Everything is modified, but in a well rounded. It's got the power, suspension and brakes to match the looks.
Plus those wheels are just to die for.
1 month ago on Introducing The Baby LFA.</br>Bulletproof Nail It
This is utterly insane in the best possible way. Australia has always had a bit of a thing for mental GTRs, and R32s in particular.
1 month ago on Parachutes and Panic Stations:</br>A 1300whp GT-R Street Car
Your coverage of the Battle Evome events has always been one of my favourites, Dino. Keep it up!
That Varis Evo really does have the whole hardcore street car thing done perfectly.
1 month ago on Breaking Records The Battle Evome Way
I like Kenmeri's. I like the colour. I love the engine. I even like the fact that this is probably the only Liberty Walk car so far which (in my opinion) actually suits bolt on guards.
That ride height, stretch and camber is ridiculous though. I'm sorry, but when you have so much stretch your sidewalls are cracking, you're doing something wrong. Tyres aren't really something you should fuck with, considering they're the only things between you and the road.
Not a big fan of the rear end either.
I'll admit I probably like this more than any other Liberty Walk cars, but then again that's not really saying much.
1 month, 1 week ago on Kato’s Kenmeri – The Kyusha King?
That is NICE. I like pretty much everything on this car, bar perhaps the 19" wheels. Otherwise I love it though. It's refreshing to see a simple, clean, well executed build without bolt on flares for once.
Well, as simple as a 700hp street car can be, haha.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hidden Talent: 700hp And Street Legal
That F40LM makes me cry tears of joy.
Well, it would if I had any eyes left to cry from. I tore them out after seeing those Lamborghinis...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
@speedhunters_dino@Hotcakes Just don't mention that to the wife :p "But honey, it's got four doors, five seats, and it's a wagon..."
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Forget The Form: Let’s Concentrate On The Function
Hence the "I realise that there are some BenSopra cars here". This post was at least separate to the umpteen Liberty Walk cars and TRA Kyoto 86s, which was the general gist of what I meant.
Thank you for making this a separate post to the eleventy billion TRA Kyoto/Liberty Walk form cars. I do realise that there are some Ben Sopra cars here, but hey.
That Evo wagon is awesome. The perfect "sensible" family car! The "Kenmeri" and the ITB V8 powered 86 are very cool as well.
Awesome coverage all around.
The details are a bit fussy for my liking, but the overall proportions and shape are very nice. Obviously if it does get made (and I hope it does), it will be toned down a bit over the concept I'd br interested to know what the engine is.
The prospects of being able to buy this, an 86/BRZ or a new RX7 in a few years is very tasty. Now we need Nissan to join the party with a new S-series!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Toyota Means War: The FT-1 Is The Supra Reborn
This is so utterly cool. Always had a bit of a soft spot for nicely modified R30s and 31s. This one is just so clean and nicely done as well.
2 months ago on The Least Desirable Skyline?
Nissan themselves actually did it with the SR20 fitted to the Pulsar GTiR. It's a little bit of work to make the ITBs fit an S-series (as the engine is transverse in the Pulsar), but it's certainly been done before.
2 months, 1 week ago on Return of the Mak:</br>The Perfect All-Round S15?