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2 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Greatest 911 Race Car?
I'm a big fan of '90s GT1 cars but winning the paris-dakar ina lifted supercar is hard to top. the fact that the support car was also a 959 puts it over the edge
racing cars are so damn cool.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Manthey Racing: Porsche’s Nordschleife Masters
I came to see if all the comments would be "THIS IS IRRELEVANT BECAUSE NURB TIMES ARE SKEWED, AND CAN'T BE TRUSTED, PORSCHE PROBABLY CHEATED. LUCKILY [car of choice, usually ZR1 for this argument]'S TIME WAS DONE BY AN PROFESSIONAL AND IF THEY HAD THE SAME TIMING EQUIPMENT THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RAN A 5:01"
Weirdly there's none of that this time. Probably a different story over on autoblog
2 months, 4 weeks ago on This Spyder Bites: Porsche Set New ’ring Record
spoon all day
although saying i prefer spoon to mugen is like saying i prefer vanilla gelato to vanilla ice cream. it doesn't make a difference to some people and both are good, but sometimes once you've had gelato you can't eat ice cream anymore
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Back In Full Swing: Nisei Showoff
it's the lamborghini 350gtv
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Pebble Beach Experience
@Bradders yep, it was those silica dessicates they put in shoes i was thinking of
not sure why i mixed them up
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Bonneville: The Movement Of Light
do the GT300 cars also have to adhere to these new dtm-centric regs, or are they still going to be mid-engine saloon cars that look like they melted onto the chassis? because for quite a few years now it's only been GT300 cars that have interested me
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014-spec Super Gt R35 Revealed
You're right, the salt is pulling in moisture from the air. That's why salt is traditionally used to combat snow and ice on roads and stairs
Wow, those poor isderas. That green one is so tastelessly modified.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Old Times, New Heroes: Hidden Treasures
Christ, those poor computers! I had a laptop once in the early 2000s that protested if its area was any more dusty than a hermetically sealed lab, I can't imagine that those ones in the prototyping room are doing too well with all that foam dust
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The House Of Style: Tra Kyoto
I expected a lot more of these to just be normal films that happen to have cars in them, since when you asked what the best car movie was a while back, the answers were almost entirely in that category
however, you left out the obvious winner, probably to give the rest a chance. I still don't think that you can count a movie that has a car in some scenes a car movie any more than you can count a movie where someone uses a laptop to be a movie about computers. even if they use the laptop to digitally chase the baddy and save the girl it's not a laptop film
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever
I always look forward to these articles, which is strange because I must admit I find the actual event unbelievably dreary. I guess anything is interesting when you have it narrated by a man who looks just enough like Paul Bettany that you hear everything he writes in Paul Bettany's voice
Really though, the insight into endurance racing is fascinating, especially from this perspective
4 months, 1 week ago on Edward Sandström: Pleasure & Blancpain At Spa
it's brilliant, but how on earth do you use a shifter like that? i knew drag racing shifters were laid out in a way i didn't understand, but i didn't know they even had separate knobs. and it's an auto? if i were to paste a meme it'd be "my mind is full of fuck"
4 months, 1 week ago on That’s How We Rolls: Racing Like Royalty
love those headers
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Swamp Rat Turned Hot Rod: The Rusty Demon
he means the corolla coupe you can see the back end of in the first pic behind the two red celicas behind the liftback
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hand-made Art: More From Toyota’s 1:5 Collection
@PaddyMcGrath @JDMDONG so does the pedal act on the torque converter in some way? or did they simply replace everything that made it automatic with traditional standard parts?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The seventh edition of the Players Show at North Weald airfield in Essex, UK
@PaddyMcGrath I hope this isn't about what I said. I don't care about the looks, '80s wedges are cool, I just think that the gaps could stand to be a bit smaller. I conceded that with that much power it probably doesn't matter, but still, in a sport where grams and millimetres make a difference, you'd think he'd have it looked at
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Reinventing An Icon: Krb’s 829whp Lotus Lives
I still love it, but man that bodywork looks half assed. I know Kai had nothing to do with it (the bodywork) except for adding some corvette lamps, and I know that racing cars from times gone by rarely have perfect fit, but the way the door barely shuts and the slats over the engine droop (at rest I mean. In one pic of the car in motion, they're way lower and I assume that is because of aerodynamic witchcraft) just makes it look so... ghetto. Like the sort of thing you'd see on jalopnik: "Russian man builds replica lotus esprit racer out of paper mache and driftwood"
I hope that when you say it's far from finished, that making the panels sit flush with each other is at least a part of future work. Looks like all the important bits are mostly in order, though. And I guess looking like it's made of plywood that was wet when he started gives it a bit of charm, and I'm sure it's still ruddy fast so the panel gaps aren't that big of an issue
Don't forget the terrible, awful Bridgestones they used, from the back of some F40s.
I take issue with the claim that the 15 was a Le mans success, though.The XJR-15 has little in common with either the XJR-9 or the R390s other than that its monocoque is a wider, taller version of the one in the 9, to allow for more interior space, and that the same monocoque was later used for the R390. The engine was vastly different, displacing a litre less than the 7.0 in the 9, and having only a group C bottom end in common with it. The suspension components were also different, being a bit softer, more suited for lumpy english roads because of TWR's firm insistence that it be a road-going racer (and also that they jacked the car to dizzying heights as you said)
Furthermore, when the car was built into the R390, it again received a new engine (a VRH35L V8 this time), and only shared the monocoque with the 15, everything else being bespoke to the Nissan
They're all brilliant cars that I like very much, but it's a bit like saying that a late '90s Mitsubishi Mirage is an excellent rally car because the Lancer Evo 6 won some rallies. They have things in common, but the important bits are different
I hope that this doesn't seem as hostile to you as it does to me, I'm not trying to have a fight here
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Legends: Motor Head Issue 08