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Good Lord I love these cars. My dream garage has always had room for an Aero 8 and a 3-wheeler.
9 hours, 40 minutes ago on Making A Morgan: <br/>If You Could, You Wood Too
So it's official? Singapore car scene: The hardest of the hardcore?
5 days, 6 hours ago on Singapore Nightlife & Car Culture
1 week, 2 days ago on Street Racing in Stockholm:<br /> Welcome To The Underground
@joellisibach @Gianluca FairladyZ Should have pushed that Prius into the water and then taken the picture.
1 week, 5 days ago on An AMG With The JDM Touch
@KeithCharvonia @FunctionFirst I'm sorry, wasn't meant as a criticism, it just looked odd and out of place and funny because of how wide they were and still stretched.
2 weeks ago on Rollin’ To 86Fest…<br/> On A New Set Of RAYS
One of these things is not like the other ones:
Forged, wide lightweight wheels for better grip and lowering un-sprung weight
Widebody kit to fit maximum-width wheels and tires
Supercharger for extra power and performance
Full suspension setup utilizing top-notch components
Stretched tires for "dat fitment yo"
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rollin’ To 86Fest…<br/> On A New Set Of RAYS
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12s,11s,10s: Modifying The ’15 Mustang
@ToyotaSupraMan They have a couple of "grooves" in the tread, so they're not completely slicks, thus "street legal" or DOT-approved. Yeah, taking the rules and bending them veeeeeeeeeeeeery far.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on An Audi That Hates Corners
Current GTR record is 7.80 at 182 set by ETS/English Racing in August at the Buschur Shootout, but that was on *I believe* full slicks, not M/T ET streets and they were still squirrelly going down the track.
Either way, this car is an amazing feat of engineering, especially when you consider the hybrid drivetrain and the fact that it's making that much power from just 5 cylinders. I swear, them Scandanavians have all kinds of surprising things up their sleeves.
Perfect FD ending:
Judges admit they have a bias against short wheelbase cars and let personal opinions of drivers on the grid influence their decision making:
Oh, And the Norwegian Hammer taking home his first FD title. That'd be pretty sweet too.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Risking Everything:</br> From The North Cape… To Texas
Best of luck, stay safe and don't forget you're living the dream.
3 weeks ago on Ups & Downs: My Season So Far
Dat leather-wrapped roll cage tho!
Good lawd awwmighty...
3 weeks ago on Brass Knuckles In A Velvet Glove:<br /> The Lightspeed Classic
@VictorVanderpooten Yes, but French baguettes are so damn good though. Plus I don't think drifting in a castle or monument would go down very well. Though drifting circles 'round the Arc De Triumphe would be pretty fun.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on A Wild Horse In France… With Baguettes
Short of: "Had we built it we would have gone bankrupt and gone into relegation" there's no other reason I'll accept to have not made this. Too bad really. Let's hope that 1.6 liter makes into something else that's fun.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on The Hypercar They Should Have Sold…
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Scion Tuner Challenge Livery: <br/>The Choice Is Yours!
I liked it when I first saw it because it was just so different, I love it now especially since it's white. Looks even better.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Bertone Mantide: Five Years On
@MoparianHow about we stop tossing the word rape around. You sound like a complete assclown. Sexual assault isn't the same as transplanting an engine from another manufacturer into a Mopar. In fact, can we remove this comment altogether?
1 month ago on Feathers Ruffled: The 2JZ Mopar
2JZ, no shit?
This makes me really miss my Type 3 Fastback, I'd love to have that back and restore it. There's an intangible glory to owning an air-cooled VW, and is something that definitely should be experienced at some point in your life.
I imagine with the backdrop of Gatebil there's always a temptation to go overboard, and I can see someone wanting to throw in a 1000hp turbo LS motor, fab-up a four-link rear end and pushrod front suspension, 18-inch custom wheels and drift the piss out of it. But, the restraint and attention to detail is the linchpin that ties this car together and makes it much more than the sum of its parts.
Stunning photos Mr. Moore, that lighting is amazing and the timing must have been just perfect.
1 month, 1 week ago on Dropping Down A Ghia
I'm pretty sure C-Prep class can also run slicks, which I'm sure means the grip level is absolutely eye-ball ripping.
AutoX - once it's in your blood it's damn hard to get it out. Nice write-up Keith, great photos too (as usual).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Raging Heavyweight: <br/>A Pro-Touring Camaro
That phrase is an oxymoron.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Discussion: Can You Make A Ferrari 458 Better Looking Than It Already Is?
@LukeEVOVIII I love the bug eyes. I think they look great.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on All The Flavours Of StanceNation Japan
@rhayward I think "rich old white guy" patrol would be more apt.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Pebble Beach Traffic Jam
Wow, a flaming chicken Trans Am. JDM-land just continues to astound.
2 months ago on Daikoku PA: Who Needs Museums?
"It’s meant to be more practical, without loosing* the most important thing of all – driving dynamics"
2 months ago on To Infiniti & Beyond: Pikes Peak In A Q50
@inspector_exacto Once you go coupe, wagon is poop.
J/K, love wagons.
2 months ago on Cadillac Kings: Welcome To D3 Group
I'm curious to know what class this car competes in, X-prepared? Anyone know?
2 months ago on The Big Red Corvette
@Dill Pickle The return of the little red wagon?
2 months ago on A Hellcat For The Whole Family
Evo 9/R34 (that's for Dino).
2 months, 1 week ago on 50 Years Old But Brand New:</br> The Return Of The Lightweight E-Type
@veecee8 Dated already? This body style is barely 5 years old. I guess if you're wealthy enough and change cars as often Kim Kardashian takes shitty selfies, then sure... dated.
2 months, 1 week ago on A Blown, Aired-Out Infiniti G37:</br> The Perfect Japanese Luxury GT Coupe?
I was going to point out all the same shit as everyone else but I decided to look for a silver lining in this sponsored ad-feeling article:
Unlike most VIP builds, I'm glad at least something was done with the engine and brakes - which surprised me. Also, despite the air bags and the heavy wheels I'm sure it would still be a blast to take to an HPDE should you ever decide to do something besides hard park it. 400+whp, 6 speeds & big-ass brakes = good times I'm sure.
Hmm, I forsee KM4SH (or some rocket bunny variation), Vossen and Air Lift "Performance" parts will all make their way on the car.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Scion Tuner Challenge Starts Now!
So is this going to be for FD Asia next year, or FD 'Murica?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on RADBUL:</br> Mad Mike’s New Chassis Takes Shape
@TarmacTerrorist I think it's "little person" now... But I'm right there with you.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mad Max Is Back
A lot of points made below are a pretty good explanation of the hate on V8 swaps, but one of the more important reasons why there's such a rift is the general car culture in the US.
In the US there's always been a rather large rift between old and young, import vs. domestic (or fast & furious vs vanishing point if you will). My old man is all about the V8's and it's old hat to me. The guy just doesn't get me and I get bored easily by muscle cars and V8's.
In being a white guy driving an import there's hardly ever a time I won't get called a ricer when rolling anywhere near a domestic car show. Go to any Cars and Coffee show and you'll hardly ever see lowered Honda's, S13's or anything else that's been highlighted in a F&F movie - not because import fans don't want to go, but because the amount of shit-talking and hate isn't worth it - especially in the South.
There is no domestic equivalent to the term "ricer" - no negative one-word summation of an entire scene. No one looks at someone driving down the road in a muscle car, rat rod or classic and has a single derogatory word to say. I sure as shit didn't get any attitude when I drove my '69 Camaro. When I drove that thing dudes were like "nice car, wanna fuck my wife?"
But, by swapping a V8 into an import a lot of import fans see it as crossing that divide. Somehow, swapping an American V8 means you're turning your back on the scene and not a real enthusiast. A big V8 swap makes you a corner-cutting turncoat that took the easy way out. I think the hate for the V8 is a lashing-out because of the amount of negativity import car owners/tuners have received since the dawn of import tuning in the US. When you get constantly shit-on for no other reason than owning an import it's understandable that will people respond in-kind.
Hope this helps explain at least some of the hate.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Don’t Hate On V8s
Looks better than the actual 5th-Gen butt rocker special. Now all he needs to do is grow a mustache and a mullet, slap a pack of Marbs in his sleeve and he's all set.
Also, it looks like it has an S15 dash retrofit?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@Jake Laird @FunctionFirst
"The AE86 still has the most bland, uninspired styling of any Japanese car ever built - and the retro-reachback GT86 feels even more soulless since there's no pop-up headlights, or 80's interior or obnoxious vinyl stickers of the classic AE86."
Umm, the FR-S/BR-Z isn't really trying to capitalize on 40-year-old designs with a piss-poor rehash of the original. But nice attempt.
"At least the newest versions of its competitors have more power than an economy car. Both the new 370Z and 2015 Mustang put an emphasis on newer designs and technology, all while creating a more modern and capable version of the same old sports coupe."
No, just fail on the attempt at a parallel.
"But Toyota? Nope. They're still rocking the fucking "worthless except for corners" underpowered boat anchor."
4,000lbs vs 2,600lbs, which one is the boat anchor?
Never once did I bring up any import vs. domestic bullshit. That's all you Jake. Out of the three original pony cars I think I'd take a new Mustang - and I say that as an owner of a 69 Camaro and having drag-raced a 67 Coronet for 2 years. Big boat anchors that can't turn and are only designed to melt rubber just don't do it for me. Add in the boring-as-fuck styling and I just don't care. But good on Dodge for at least trying something daring.
3 months, 1 week ago on 707hp, 10.8-Second Quarters:</br> Dodge Flexes Its SRT Muscle
@speedhunters_dino Well that front fascia is all Firebird...
3 months, 1 week ago on The Feature Cars Of Gatebil
Still the most bland, uninspired styling of any pony car ever built - and the retro-reachback of the new versions make the car feel even more soulless since there's no chrome, or external bumpers, or obnoxious vinyl stickers of the classic Challenger.
At least the newest versions of it's competitors can turn, both the new Z28 and the 2015 Mustang put an emphasis on newer designs and technology and creating a more modern, more capable version of the same-old pony car. They at least have evolved, however slightly.
But Dodge? Nope. They're still rocking the fucking straight-line-only, flying brick.
18's, 'cuz getting a hold of a used set for a local track day would be awesome.
3 months, 1 week ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
Also, Fuck So-Cal. Overrated scene with far too many trend humpers.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane
"Like the 5.0 small block mounted in this…."
Here's to hoping they make it out to WTAC. I think they'll have to toss the slicks aside and run the control Yokohama, so the suspension will need to be adapted for that, and unless they hire a driver I think they'd end up in Pro-Am. Would absolutely love to see it happen though - can't be cheap to ship a car from the top of the world to the bottom.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rage Within The Machine:<br/> The Valtonen RX-7
@ovais909 At least it's not an LS.
"Yet, regardless of my professionalism it was all too clear I was on his turf. Even Larry Chen wouldn’t have stood a chance."
FUCKING SPARTA KICK THAT MOTHER FUCKER IN THE CHEST AND TELL 'EM:
"THIS. IS. SPEEDHUNTERS!!!!!111!!111ELEVEN!!!11"
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia
Holy SHIT, event coverage that's not only on the fucking East Coast, but not just a FUCKING STATIC STANCE SHOW.
@MatsNorway Great link, thanks for that. 58 minutes in, first day, announcers were in love.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on MADBUL Destroys The Goodwood Hill
@Mason Karle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEEJuq03FVs
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Project Hunting The Southwest Stash
Mitsu is in a very uncomfortable place right now. They have a confused brand identity that no one really understands. Are they sporty? Eco? Are they both? Do they even offer more than 5 cars? Add to that the fact they have lost marketshare year-over-year for almost a decade in the US, and sales volume has been consistently falling too. I've read several reports from automotive press talking about Mitsu leaving the US market altogether. And with the death of the Evo and no replacement announced, and the base model Lancer 3 years overdue for at least a refresh, I find myself inclined to agree. They hold only slightly more marketshare than Suzuki or Isuzu did before they left the US market, so it seems even more prudent knowing that.
Too bad really. I loved my Evo and I still wish I had it.
Also, more features like this?
3 months, 4 weeks ago on How To Build The Perfect Late-Model</br> Lancer Evolution
@PikeSebY "In your face, over-the-top AmericaniZed"
4 months, 1 week ago on A Vicious Battleground