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@azmedaj @Acc thx, googling didn't really help there
3 days, 23 hours ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!
@speedhunters_dino @Acc Japanese tuners and their tradition and heritage, thats been discussed to death in the comments, be it turbos, clusters of tuning "boxes" or rollcages.
Might need some modern "foreign" time attack monster toppling the Tsukaba crown to make people think a little, but that track is too specialized (=read slow) for anyone to do that I guess
btw what is GCG?
4 days, 9 hours ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!
(at least) ten year old Trust turbos. Wonder how the times would change if they used something a little more modern in design and responsiveness
4 days, 22 hours ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!
Now bold a XTrac AWD system in it and start Time attacking :P ... damn it, I find no trans holding more than 1k Nm on their site :D
1 week, 3 days ago on Burnouts For All The Family. The 1029hp Minivan
Hmm, I'd rather like a sort next-gen continuation of the series, cause all the cars become a little dated :/
1 week, 5 days ago on Initial D Goes Back To Its Roots
@PSC @Steve Hayward@Speedhunters_Bryn more or less the opposite, the engine is just not running at full power/torque in the lower gears, mostly to keep the car more driver friendly. No need for all 650Nm during a start from the dig.
btw this isn't new technology, my old turbodiesel Yaris did the same in 1st and 2nd
2 weeks, 5 days ago on McLaren 650S: The Weaponised 12C
Wonder how long it takes until modders take these files and make cars for the race sim of choice from them
1 month ago on 3D Dreams: Download, Modify And Print Your Own Honda!
LS7 with dual injectors! Stock position plus stand-off injectors for the extra oompff in the upper rev range, would love to hear that engine going WOT
1 month, 1 week ago on Thai Fighters Under The Spotlight
@turbo BEAMS ae86 they are hooked up to power supplies running of the mains, most might not even have a battery in the car
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
Whats the engine's capacity? If its above 2.5 litres its basically running in a class on its own in the VLN, like the Nissan GTR does (it may even be the same class). Most other turbo pertrols are in the 2 litre class (SP3T iirc) and those below, and having competition in your class is what matters most in the VLNs points system.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Track-Ready: The BMW 235i Racing
Pendine Sands, no question.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nasty, Dirty, Amazing… Speed:<br/>2013 Through My Lens
see, one can build a Time Attack car without a japanese engine or LSX :P (btw, was there ever a feature of the 034 timeattack A4?)
3 months ago on German Speed Metal:</br>A Time Attacking Porsche 944 Turbo
an independent throttle setup would be the icing on the cake, and might improve response (no plenum to fill first after throttle opening ;-) ) Plus ITBs and Turbos combined are just badass, hillclimbers swear on it
3 months ago on The Ultimate NSX?</br>Esprit’s Time Attack Monster
@F1Fan426 I have a folder full of pics, 90% are from this very site :) Every four hours I'm greeted by a new random picture
3 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: The Big Theme
@ToyotaSupraMan wonder what else he did to the engine, as I recall reading something about the road-going homologation RS200s still needing an engine rebuild every 30k km or so.
3 months, 1 week ago on Group B Lives: The Gatebil RS200
@KSK the 037 wins it for me too, Peugeot on a close second. All the other cars had, while still really great, some flaws. The S1 was hopelessly noseheavy, the S4 was a deathtrap and so on. But choosing between all those cars is hard.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Greatest Group B Car?
@FunctionFirst @apex_DNA @dem00n from an engineers point of view, a rotary is really great compact motor .. just not for a car. Its just not good for varying revolutions. In a generator or airplane with its constant speeds its still a good choice, since you can adjust the engine for that specific very narrow rev-range. There still are dozens of manufactures for aviation wankels.
3 months, 1 week ago on Meet Street Shark, The Ultimate Ricer
@speedhunters_dino if they make it right the result could be better than the old GT500 and DTM. DTM is so boring these days, having to rely on DRS systems to provoke overtaking outside the pits. And all three manufactures seem sort of ok with how the series is running, so at least I don't feel any sort of real rivalry in it. Neither does the media care for it.
But if you throw in another three car makers that our German top dogs do fear its bound to get interesting.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Last Race: Super GT Fuji Sprint Cup
The size of the transmission tunnel hints to an RWD layout, so I'd think, even if it gets the Yukes 1.6 turbo (with its Deltawing racing pedigree) it won't get the Yukes transverse transmissions.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Bringing Back The Seventies: IDx Freeflow
@jjjjj sadly impossible with todays safety regulations on new cars (esp. pedestrian crash safety)