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@GregSampson @Road2Perfection I never said a word about GT500.
Look it up on wikipedia, the Nissan GTR Nismo GT3, the car running at the Nür 24h, is using the VR38DETT with around 550bhp, through air restrictors. I know of a few exceptions of those GT3 rules, e.g the Lotus Exige GT3 had a turbo on its 2ZZ instead of a supercharger and the Camaro has more displacement than the road car. But they have to use a base engine being offered in the street car the race car is based on.
2 hours, 2 minutes ago on RAW & RELENTLESS: COOKING UP THE N24 RECIPE
I'm absolutly not a fan of ultra slammed cars and (mini-) trucks, but everytime I see those beautiful manufactured cantilever air-suspensions I can't help it but drool.
13 hours, 11 minutes ago on SPOTLIGHTING CUSTOMS AT THE STREET CAR NATS
@Road2Perfection GT3 rules mandate that the street cars engine has to be used, so it maintains the VR38
13 hours, 21 minutes ago on RAW & RELENTLESS: COOKING UP THE N24 RECIPE
There is a separate Cup rating for GT86s, that's why we have nine this year compared to just one last year. And they are running strong. Sad to see the Nismo GT3 being out of the race, they had some sort of engine problems.
1 day, 9 hours ago on RAW & RELENTLESS: COOKING UP THE N24 RECIPE
btw, there is another 10 min Vid of this testing day, and it includes footage of the 208 climbing the mountain together with its granddaddy 405 T16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTxlYX-lJoc
5 days, 14 hours ago on SÉBASTIEN LOEB TESTS THE 208 T16 PIKES PEAK
Wonder what's used as the base engines, as their have been rumours of a new V6 being in development to replace the aged PSA ES line. But that ES was once used used by Courage in the C60, conveniently as a 3.2L bi-turbo engine, with a max output of 650 bhp in 24h trim. Replace the blowers with two modern turbos (from the Citroen WRC? Each has to feed 1.6 litres here too) and 875bhp should easily accessible, at least for ~10 minutes.
that engine in Mickey's 86, is that a F20- or K20-something?
1 week, 6 days ago on TOYOTAFEST 2013: A FAMILY AFFAIR
@RodChong Its as crazy that I just got a reply from you as the friggin Creative Director in a matter of minutes. Can't even imagine what car culure was or would be without the internet and its endless possibilities to find people that have the same taste.
"You like daydreaming about stuffing a 20V turbo in the back of british kitcar? Here, there's twenty guys in sweden doing exactly that."
2 weeks, 5 days ago on SPEEDHUNTERS CHANGED MY LIFE: FIVE YEARS ON
To think that this started as some sort of Need For Speed Tie-In site and look at how big it got. For me the best part of you site are all those features on crazy car builds and race reports. I can't remember when I first stumbled in here, but nowadays checking for new articles is standard procedure during breakfast or lunchbreak ;-)
"The backdrop for the event is, as previously mentioned, a lake." Don't act surprised, that lake is THE Wörthersee ;-) "See" means lake in german
2 weeks, 5 days ago on WÖRTHERSEE AND 'THAT' FUEL STATION
If money wouldn't be an object I'd buy a full on workshop with tools and possibly a dyno, and than start building whatever car/kit I want. Still dream of building a Ultima GTR-sorta car with an turbo ITB inline-5.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on BLUE THUNDER: THE MASERATI MC12 CORSA
@TKimmell @Phishy still wondering if any of the European tarmac hillclimb specialist and cars make the journey, I mean if you look at the fastest cars in our hillclimbs its not the high hp machines, but those that weight as much as a feather, like those old Formula and DTM cars, purpose build Osellas and full carbon machines sporting LMP engines. The only US car follwing that formula is IMO the Palatov D4 PPS, even last year it was one of the fastest, and back then it ran "only" the N/A V8, not the turbo Hartley H2 it was build for.
1 month ago on LOEB'S NEW PIKES PEAK LION IN THE ROAR - Speedhunters
@hanablemoore probably only port injection, since to my knowledge there are no standalones that can control direct injection on the market yet.
And leaving in the dead injector on Oridos car, why did noone think about that? You don't need to be an engineer to see that this is a bad idea ;)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on THE 86 RACING PERFORMER
a little disappointed to see Bensopra running such a normal engine in their D1 car. Guess its the bullet proof option, but still would've liked something special like a VQ or MR.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on D1 DREAMS: BENSOPRA ENTERS THE 2013 D1 SEASON
about the 1978 450SL being Chevy powered, seems unlikely for me, as Mercedes factory-raced the SL with its SOHC V8 race tuned in a few rallies around that time. And they may have used the bigger 5.6 V8 from the 560SL
1 month, 2 weeks ago on THE MACHINES OF LEADFOOT
nice car, but in what series does he want to run it on the Ring? don't see any licence plates, and with that side pipe it won't be allowed on Tourist days either
2 months, 1 week ago on SCANDINAVIAN SURPRISE: ONE MENTAL QUATTRO
I know there are quite a lot 86s being featured already, but will you do a feature on the british GPRM built turbo GT86 for GT4 class racing? Because while I like these "race-inspired" build there is nothing better than real race car builds ;-)
3 months ago on TRD GRIFFON CONCEPT: THE ULTIMATE TUNED EIGHT-SIX
Its a fully sequential 5 speed transmission.
Sellholm MPG: http://www.sellholm.se/article.asp?pid=4946&g=2&id=13&agd=V%E4xell%E5da%20komplett
so with this you can arrange the drivetrain in whatever way you want, you just need a way to get the front driveshaft around the engine
3 months, 1 week ago on CAR SPOTLIGHT>> KRB AUDI — Speedhunters
that jet boat works pretty well
3 months, 2 weeks ago on NZPC: MARCH ISSUE PREVIEW
probably because most site visitors are not from Europe where those cars ran the most. And the AE86 being an 80s icon ... sure it was a used as racecar, but so are the Citroen C2 and (new) VW Scirocco today, and noone would call those icons of the 2000s ;-) The AE86s fame came later in the 90s and early 00s, when it became an affordable used car.
I chose the Audi Quattro, since it was genesis for AWD sport cars. All others (205, R5 Turbo, 959, Skyline GTR) were made after Audi proved against all odds that the concept worked.
Btw, if you like to know which car in turn inspired the Urquattro, follow this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Iltis
3 months, 2 weeks ago on POLL: '80S PERFORMANCE ICONS