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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? 

1 day, 12 hours ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro

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@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.

2 weeks ago on 707hp, 10.8-Second Quarters:</br> Dodge Flexes Its SRT Muscle

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@speedhunters_dino Well that front fascia is all Firebird...

2 weeks ago on The Feature Cars Of Gatebil

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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.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 707hp, 10.8-Second Quarters:</br> Dodge Flexes Its SRT Muscle

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18's, 'cuz getting a hold of a used set for a local track day would be awesome.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch

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Also, Fuck So-Cal. Overrated scene with far too many trend humpers.

3 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane

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"Like the 5.0 small block mounted in this…."


Dick tease.

3 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane

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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 weeks, 2 days ago on Rage Within The Machine:<br/> The Valtonen RX-7

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@ovais909  At least it's not an LS.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rage Within The Machine:<br/> The Valtonen RX-7

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"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 weeks, 6 days ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia

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Holy SHIT, event coverage that's not only on the fucking East Coast, but not just a FUCKING STATIC STANCE SHOW. 



FUCKING AMAZING.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia

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@MatsNorway Great link, thanks for that. 58 minutes in, first day, announcers were in love.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on MADBUL Destroys The Goodwood Hill

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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?

1 month ago on How To Build The Perfect Late-Model</br> Lancer Evolution

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@PikeSebY  "In your face, over-the-top AmericaniZed"


Signed,


'Murica

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Vicious Battleground

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@arhiva400 Pushrods = ain't care. With that much literage they could make the same amount of power naturally aspirated using direct injection and a DOHC design - you know, technology that's somewhat newer than the 1950's.


Also hats off to GM for killing people with their cars and ignoring the problem for over a decade. Should have let that shit company die-off in 2009.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed

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@shakotan dann I read on wrecked that Nexen stated they were designing an all-new tire and would be returning next year.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Watch Out Formula D</br> The Vikings Are Coming!

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What a misleading title. It's another static display post with only one actual performance-oriented car, gratuitous wheel shots on hard-parked cars with stretched tires that hinder any and all acceleration, and the fourth pre-Worthersee post in two weeks.


I see no mass acceleration here, unless you count people in a hurry to unfold their lawn chairs and sit down.


Color me bored and disappointed.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weapons Of Mass Acceleration At Turbokurve

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@Derelict Judging by the video and the debris sounds coming from under it I'd say oil-starved mains = tossed rod = grenaded motor.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Embracing The American Way

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This Bentley looks, sounds and feels much more like a Bruce than a proper English Nigel... I like it.



Pirelli World Challenge is quickly becoming more interesting than the Tudor Sports Car series - and with half the recognition and press. I can't wait to see it stateside next year. I agree, the wide variety of cars is what makes GT3 so fun to watch.

2 months ago on My GT Is Considerably Bigger Than Your GT

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Secret clandestine mission known as Gatebil...

2 months ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality

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You could say this was a real... GRASS-roots event... HAHAHAHA!




I'm sorry, I'll let myself out...

2 months, 1 week ago on SoWo Or Bust: Georgia Does Wörthersee

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@speedhunters_dino @meal stub  Lil bit of both for me...

2 months, 1 week ago on Inspiration Comes From The East

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@EricSeanDelaney @sean klingelhoefer  


Austria and an orgiastic celebration of VAG cars hard parking and cruising, or Detroit and an orgiastic celebration of American muscle, classics and hot rods hard parking and cruising. 


I guess it really depends on your taste.

2 months, 1 week ago on The Biggest Car Festival In The World?

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@Larry Chen @FunctionFirst  "I know it's not in everyone's interest to make it out to one of these events, but it may be well worth it for some of you guys to save up your pennies with some friends and check it out for once."


"It's especially poignant since I wasn't able to make it to FDATL this year like I have the past few" 


- Unfortunately for me this year it wasn't about the pennies... Hopefully next year I'll be there and competing in GTA.

2 months, 1 week ago on FD Atlanta: Through My (Wet) Lens

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Fuck it, do it. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?

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Thank you for the great coverage Larry! 


It's especially poignant since I wasn't able to make it to FDATL this year like I have the past few, so it's nice to have some coverage of the event since the  Dailymotion Drift Stream was complete shit. I missed 95% of the weekend's event and wasted way too many hours hoping to see some drifting only to be massively disappointed.


I'm with @Seeking Perfection, I think this will be the last time I attempt to watch a livestream event from FD. If it was the first time this had happened I'd be more forgiving, but this is the culmination of 3 years of frustration with the piss-poor livestream.


Looking forward to Frederick's and Charles' POV posts - it looked to be a very challenging weekend all around.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on FD Atlanta: Through My (Wet) Lens

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Audi builds a bad-ass high-performance Quattro with 500+hp, a ceramic brake package and active aero: Dedicated VAG fans install air suspension, wheels that don't fit, and only have it trailered to and from car shows.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Audi Builds A Monster For Wörthersee

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Between the Panda 86 with the wicked rear diffuser, the 3 beautiful Vettes from MTI, various Evo's and STi's, as well as a wide-body Audi R8, every one of the cars competing in the Global Time Attack event looked, sounded and performed better than every single car at this show.

Maybe next time instead of wasting the talents of a good photographer on yet another stupid static show, Speedhunters will highlight an event put on by the only national-level time attack organization in the US?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Kings Of The South

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@nickmmele  @prazzi  YEAH BRO, DON'T YOU KNOW THAT BRO. C'MON BRO. 'MURICA BRO.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hey McFly, Check Out These Toyotas

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@wheatgod  Never a positive thing to say about anything ever.

3 months ago on Project 991: Enduring Excellence

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First Gen Camaro = '67. 67 was the only year they offered the wing windows - which is the easiest way to tell it apart from the '68.

3 months ago on Where The Street Cars Run Free

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@John Smith  I R GUD AT TEH REEDS WERDS.

3 months, 1 week ago on Virtual Insight: Charlie CG MP4-12C

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@leitev8  I'm fairly sure pushrods have been around just as long as sliced bread.

3 months, 1 week ago on Gripping With A Drift Car?

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@Big Pooky  It was in a Super Street feature a few months back, can probably find it on their site.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Amongst The Smoke:</br> Offset Kings In Long Beach

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Two words: Boner inducing.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dreaming With A Stormtrooper

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@EvanFitch @AlokPaleri  Best name ever.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dreaming With A Stormtrooper

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T-minus 9 months before they announce they're going to pull out of the US market altogether

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Goodbye Evo, It’s Been Fun

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@NickSinghSahota  Not a snarky response, but it would be more apt to say designed and commissioned by Nick rather than transformed? I think that's fair.

4 months ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People

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Someone obviously forgot to tell the center of the universe about this S13...

4 months, 1 week ago on Hiroshima Hero: Meet Japan’s Wildest S13

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Hopefully you won't have that pretty kit monster-trucked by a certain Mustang...

4 months, 1 week ago on Suits Racing. Aasbø and Rocket Bunny Mean Business!

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@Jake Laird  My little brother has autism. Fuck you.

4 months, 1 week ago on Hiroshima Hero: Meet Japan’s Wildest S13

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@Ant86  Loses* not looses.

4 months, 1 week ago on Beauty And The Brute: <br/>The Detroit Supercar

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I don't see the negatives here. Just think of it this way, now that all that BS has been taken care of, you can move on to fully building it however you want without worry of failure. 


You've been able to rebuild the entire driveline of the car, which is, as you've found out, the weakest part of the car. Now it's completely proper and the literal foundation of the car is now as solid as ever. Next up is a baffled oil pan and some seat time right? - all without worry of something falling off or rust shattering it. Good times indeed.

4 months, 1 week ago on Project Evo: Can Cars Be Cursed?

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@JoeyBranum  Broke-ass corner-cutting Zilvians like you are why the 240 scene in the US is pure shit. Your cobbled-together KAT.org build isn't the same as an experienced, professional tuning shop's fully R&D'd kit. You should be counting yourself lucky Tomei's even developing parts for an antiquated dog of a motor no one but a few cheap-ass Americans are even interested in.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Tomei Go USDM

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So uh... could Osaka be called the South Florida of Japan?

5 months, 1 week ago on Osaka Auto Messe: When Things Get Crazy

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I would shit my pants.

5 months, 1 week ago on Taking On India – Like An Ambassador

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@kphillips9936 @speedhunters_dino  Also known in some places as a pull-a-part salvage yard.

5 months, 1 week ago on Street, Touge, Style – A Soarer For All

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It's not bad, but it's not at a Countach-poster level of daring, sexy style and aggression. If it's to be compared to any current Ferrari model in the looks department it will always fall short. It's just not a lusty, salivation-inducing exterior.

5 months, 1 week ago on McLaren 650S: The Weaponised 12C

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The Clarkson's of the world will still call it boring to look at... And I kinda agree.

5 months, 1 week ago on McLaren 650S: The Weaponised 12C

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