A heart beating for those 4 wheels
'If you thought Oda-san might have stopped at the exterior with the modifications...' Fun question wasn't it? If there's something we've learned about tuned Japanese (mostly from you Dino) : They never stop at the exterior ;)
Fun little ride though!
30 minutes ago on Micro Machine: The Kei Drift Truck
@yourmobiletech78 Shouldn't be too complicated to release some extra ponies from that turbocharged V8 ;)
1 week ago on One Hot V8:</br> The New Mercedes-AMG GT
@LukeEVOVIII Make it a T-Model for me, disguised with a more subtle exaust and rims and a 220D lettering.
@SeBaBunea These controls look a bit alien-ish don't they?
Love the creme color of the opener-pics R35!
1 week, 4 days ago on Lots Of GT-Rs, Lots Of Rain
@RobbertMes Challenger can be ordered with one. Don't think they'd exclude one for the Charger.
1 month ago on A Hellcat For The Whole Family
61' 250 GT Berlinetta SWB or a '53 Maserati A6 GCS
1 month, 1 week ago on 50 Years Old But Brand New:</br> The Return Of The Lightweight E-Type
@Riddlah @maxproof Would you say my criticism would be less 'weird' if he wasn't the director of this very page? I wouldn't believe the author if he told me he made it into his position by praising everything and everyone without being honest about his opinion - no matter to whom.
I have huge respect for everyone customising their vehicle and it's a way bigger step to modify a 100.000$ car than a 2.000$ beater. I can absolutely see why Mr. Chang would be happy with this car. It is special, yes. But just special in a crowd of stock 991s. Not as a project in itself, nor as a showcase for how to modify a 911. This post as a single one would've been very pleasant as well but three on the same car, with this short list of - shop based not DIY - modifications.. sorry, no.
You may have a point with stating that there were probably no other articles replaced in favour of this one though.
1 month, 1 week ago on Project 991: The Full Reveal
Hm. I may add in advance that my opinion is of course just my opinion and by no means universal BUT:
I think the added body parts - especially the side skirts and the spoiler - don't 'add' to the original and beautiful lines. They destroy them. Where's the classic hip line with these skirts? They're also way too angular designed to fit in. That spoiler thingy is another example of something absolutely not functional and considering the number plate - again (!) - has a sense of simple product placement about it.
Wheels ... yeah .. you called them something different but they're only special on that car and otherwise the most obvious choice one could make (again looking at 'official speedhunters suppliers' down there).
I can totally identify myself with what you're saying about the 'Porsche DNA' and that special feeling these cars deliver but yet again i don't really see the point of posting that many articles about a car that's not very special. Every single car in the Nürburgring car park for example is a thousand times more personalised and modified than this 991.
@Vittorio Jano Nailed it. This one definately won't die before you do. And still get over speed bumps.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Last Car You’ll Ever Need?
@SeanStott @greenroadster Don't forget our little 25 year old Miata with double wishbones front and back ;)
1 month, 1 week ago on Porsche Board Member Wolfgang Hatz Answers Your Questions
Mr Moore: You've outdone yourself once again!
With a little imagination one could even see the Bentley GT3 as a (more boring and mediocre) modern successor...still not even close to the awesomeness of this Jag!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Jag’s XJ-S Trans-Am Yank Tank
@BMueller It's our holy star destroyer in (car-)person. Love it!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on My GT Is Considerably Bigger Than Your GT
Porsches and snow ... works.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Porsche From The Winter Of ’53
Next "big" thing will more likely be a 960/961 with a flat 8 - an engine project Ferdinand Piech (f.e. responsible for the 917 and it's monster flat-12s) always dreamed about.
This concept is rather beautiful although the title-image cries "F-Type" (a bit too much)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Porsche 928 Come Back?
A 993 4S is #1 on my (reachable) bucket list. Although i'd avoid silver it's still the ultimate evolution of the aircooled 911s.
Beautiful photos and excellent selection in overall. Thank you!
5 months, 1 week ago on 5 Different Ways<br/> To Have Fun In A Porsche
@InnerToxicity Directly in front of your eyes but still unreachable ... wait...wasn't that the point of cars like it? ;)
5 months, 1 week ago on The Cars Of March
@RacingPast Looks like they excluded the Singer since it would've won anyway ;)
@Boabdulrahman I was thinking the same! Nice buttocks ;)
5 months, 1 week ago on Formula Drift Long Beach: The Streets Of Desire
Sweet ride and it might not look overly special to some but seeing something like this in Germany is WAY more rare than seeing a Veyron doing skids. In someones front garden.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dreaming With A Stormtrooper
I'd actually change some bits but those aren't that relevant to what this thing is .. a car that could last you forever. If there ever was something i could ultimately settle with - it'd be a 911 with early model looks and 964 underpinnings (since these are just wonderful).
For the changes: I'd have a twin exhaust with a slightly more lateral pipe position (Beetle-like), a RS(R)-style front bumper and red taillights. Yeah .. but that'll probably change until the time comes when i can actually afford one (and get it registered..).
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Perfect 911: Singer Does It Again
@Chunter Go into presentation mode. There you'll find a button on the lower right.
6 months ago on Heroes On The Strip. Here Comes The Mint 400
I surely must have missed your name under the title of "director of photography" in the credits for "Rush" ;)Awesome work!
6 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: <br/>Meet Loïc Kernen…
I LOVE the interior. It's got the same ingredients as Pagani's cars but a less artistic, yet appealing industrial look. Well done - as are the photos and text! Thanks for sharing this car as i've never heard about it on this side of the "big lake Atlantic" .
6 months, 1 week ago on Beauty And The Brute: <br/>The Detroit Supercar
@jawakush Do it quick! This year is saved. No one can guarantee for those to come ...
6 months, 1 week ago on Look What I’ve Just Bought
Hahahaaha ... finally someone lifted the secret about the need for towing hooks on the streets ;) Thank you Dino! Epic picture!
6 months, 1 week ago on Meet Hunting. </br>The Move to Daikoku
I have to agree with the "big ape's" statement regarding the Veyron saying "It's brown." as the most standing out feature of just another (special) edition. Sigh...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Death Of NA And The Rise Of The Robots At Geneva 2014
;) ... thank god they fixed that with the spyder! Exhausts looking nice as well!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Newest & Coolest: The Geneva Run-Down
@Speedhunters_Bryn ..with eyes ripped from a gigantic spider out of Harry Potter's forest!
There's something totally different about GT3 (RS) owners than to all other cars out there. They are special. I've never met one who wasn't a total petrolhead, enthusiast driver it or just super open minded about sharing his love for (these) cars. They're not those persons you'd call a "rich bloke showing off" like most Lambo or Ferrari-owners. It's pure passion and i love that. The essence of Porsche. Driving sensation, evolution and pedigree. (ok, i'll stop praising these Cayenne/Panamera-building two faced hypocrats) Just like owners and their dogs ;) you can always tell them apart.
Thanks for these words and pictures.
7 months ago on The Purest Decision. RS or RS?
I would've never thought you were doing all of this alone! Each of your videos seemed to be so well thought through and meticulously scripted that it couldn't just be one person behind it ... AWESOME and i salute!
Keep up the work - and allow yourself some sleep from time to time ;)
7 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: Meet Luke Huxham…
@Onyx I've just seen Alok together with the guys form format67.net at Bilster Berg race track in Germany on fb... now THAT would be a combo!
7 months, 1 week ago on Double The Turbos, Half The Sheetmetal<br/>A 1200hp Street-Driven Demon
That 356 is just perfect! And the 993 sporting a 997 GT3-bumper actually looks quite good! Would've never thought about that combo ...
7 months, 1 week ago on The Anatomy Of A JDM Track Car
Wow. This is just wow. I love the open airfilters, giving it two cyborg eyes ;)
I'm still struggling with the fact of this being street legal though, as this monster engine will probably suck in little children and spit them out through the waste gate. Not to mention little baby ducks and kittens!! Evil...
Nothing else to say - especially at 0:36 ;)
7 months, 1 week ago on Pain, Guts, Glory… And Chilli Fries<br/>BMW Does The Daytona 24 Hours
@Jake Laird Will you enlighten us with what you actually mean? You can't argue with the need of rollcage and race harnesses in this dropped to "unusability", 170hp monster machine ;)
7 months, 1 week ago on The Japanese Are Coming For Our Euros! The Sarto Racing CLK
Apart from the parachute you could even call this kind of a sleeper ;) ..Perfect looks and obvious attention to detail and "completeness". I very much like!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Parachutes and Panic Stations:</br>A 1300whp GT-R Street Car
In Germany there's a growing trend towards modified Defenders. Aluminium step plates, spare wheel on the bonnet, roof luggage rack, snorkel-intake, cable winch, all terrain tires ... none of these ever even sees mud. ;) Just big, (relatively) uncomfortable shopping carts.
8 months, 1 week ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
@Brett Allen @maxproof True as well.
But you have to keep in mind that SH is one of the main players in car scene related journalism and therefore opinion making itself.
I just cannot ignore my growing suspicions when nearly 100% of the Japanese-derived articles speak of Miura-San and "suddenly" there's a collaboration which "coincidently" is chosen as a top 5 car, of a rather important international car show, without being 'that' special!?
This bugs me because SH means interesting versatile articles by passionate people for me - not viral marketing.
8 months, 1 week ago on The Five Cars You Must See From TAS 2014
@Brett Allen Guess these days you need a rear diffusor, cut out fenders and huge DTM-wings to match your already undrivably lowered ZN6 (obviously without serious engine modification) on stretched tires to be someone. Oh..and don't forget that the parts have to be off Mr. Miura/..(insert any SH sponsor from below).
I don't want to offend or criticise your excellent and committed work here in general. I love your site. It's just that your coverage seemed a bit too biased sometimes for the last months.
I think we shouldn't over-interpret this. In the end it says: "Enhanced safety and precision at the vehicle's limits with highly automated driving - A research project ..."
This definitely is not meant as replacing the driver or even letting the car drive itself in a "manly way". It's a safety feature, to teach the car how to behave and correct in fast and possibly dangerous situations.
Although i don't believe in the benefit of safety assists on the road as people should (and could) just go back to concentrating on the road instead of fiddling with their entertainment system, this kind of technology could prevent mistakes in certain sport-environments. I'd rather see my car on track than in armco and - maybe - it could help me with that while preserving good laptimes instead of ruining them like ESP and Traction controls.
I hear all the driving-gods crying out about a sports car having to be "raw", "unfiltered" and "involving" but seriously - this is a 235i not a die hard 993RS oder Radical. Just take a look at the usual Nordschleife Touristenfahrten Crash-Compilation videos and you see what a good working assist like this could be good for.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Self-Drifting BMW:</br>Has Technology Gone Too Far?
I usually read everything you guys write on this site before heading to the images - this time i had to skip reading at first. Holy cow. I even liked 90% of the modifications... speechless. I. Want. To. Go. There. Next. Year.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Bow Down To Japanese Car Culture
Very cool feature. It's great to see which differences these "few" selected modifications can make. I've always found the 86 a bit too tail happy for track use (much fun though!) and i'd tend to call the standard brakes more "ok" than "great". Do you know whether the brake rotors and callipers are the same they sell under the TRD-brand (for a whopping 2000€ per wheel)? I'd very much like to know whether they pay off ...
8 months, 2 weeks ago on A Grid Full of Win:</br> Toyota NZ’s Own Racecar
I hopefully won't get distracted too much by spotting "wrong" brake discs and calipers during the film ;)
Very interesting coverage though and finally i'm looking forward to this movie...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Destroying Million Dollar Hypercars?<br/>On Set With Need For Speed
I smiled so hard at that last photo ;) Awesome opportunity and i like the freedom of work you're anticipating.
One question though: Is this thing limited to photography?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on It’s January! Who Wants To Be A Speedhunter?
It has the same "huge buttocks" problem as the panamera ... combined with a front end quite much "inspired" by Lexus'. Nothing special for me.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Sebastian Vettel’s New Grocery Getter?
I'd always opt for the wagon .. Z3 Coupe, RS6, Accord, CLS Shooting Brake .... the lot. Always cooler ..
9 months ago on Wagons Are For Winners
I wonder how much hp the Nürburgring-version makes. "Remapped ECU" is a term quite loosely defined. We all know what abuse modern turbo engines can take (at least for certain amounts of time). The time is impressive anyway but i don't trust the manufacturers times or press cars. The german Sport Auto mag - with Horst von Saurma or Christian Gebhardt as capable drivers and Ring-Veterans posting way more realistic 'Ring-times - started dynoing their test cars as most of them made ridiculous amounts of extra horses especially for tests against competition. I recall a comparison of the BMW M5, Merc E63 AMG and Panamera Turbo where M5 and E63 made about 200hp more than stated. How useful are times set under such circumstances? It's a cool touch and step in the right direction that all of the additional parts will be available for sale but still the time is useless.
McLaren hopefully set an end to this ...
9 months, 1 week ago on Nismo Does The GT-R
Will this be street legal? I'd buy it...
9 months, 1 week ago on Track-Ready: The BMW 235i Racing
@Verdigrie I think BMWs naming isn't half as complicated as your description of it ;) The four-door 6-series is called the Gran Turismo an simply bigger and more Gt-ish parallel to the 5- or 3-series GT. I don't think it's complicated at all as it's logical and actually easier to call a car 435 instead of 335 Coupe (just for the length). It's just that we all are used to certain names and as of the humankind tend to disagree with any form of change. ;)
Concerning the urge to diversification of the line up i totally agree with you.