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Not to mention the solution for gearbox placement in the Mondeo: The gearbox was rotated 180° on its transversal axis and its driveshafts ran THROUGH the V of the V6!

5 days, 22 hours ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars

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@w3rrd yes. And don't forget time and dedication

1 week, 3 days ago on Full Drivetrain Swap: The Quattro Scirocco

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Ingenious idea with that FWD Porsche drivetrain, never thought about that. Come to think of, I can't remember another mid-engined FWD car besides the Renault R5

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Brizio’s: Building ‘Em With Pride & Style

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@JamesH ...or he didn't want to answer that question

3 weeks ago on Porsche Board Member Wolfgang Hatz Answers Your Questions

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@Ksyruz @TarmacTerrorist nah, in the supercar world Hennessey is one of many "also-ran" companys, probably even after Noble and the like.


They built cars who just do one thing really good, going in a straight line, despite the known Lotus suspension scavenge.


The Koeniggsegg One:1 is a better bet in my opinion for that record (or speeds even close to it). Turn up the boost a little, sacrifice longevity and they might surpass this car even in a straight line. While being better engineered as a whole.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on 290mph Or Bust:</br> Hennessey’s 1400hp Venom F5

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It really depends on were you live. good luck finding a Chevy V8 in a German scrapyard, you're probably better up searching for BMW/Audi/Mercedes V8s (or V10s or V12s). Even a W12 would be easier to get here (just the bare engine, mind you).

4 weeks ago on V8 Swapping: Choose Your Weapon

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@Taryn Croucher @ChrisMcNamee the long winters make people a little crazy .. obviously in a good way

4 weeks, 1 day ago on The V8 Swap Theme Continues:<br /> Readers’ Rides

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@Swede1234 @Acc thx, hurray for google translate

1 month, 1 week ago on The AWD, Turbo V8, Volvo Super Amazon

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so I guessed right then ;)


is there a build thread anywhere of the car? Would love to see some detail pics on the front drivetrain

1 month, 1 week ago on The AWD, Turbo V8, Volvo Super Amazon

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@Speedhunters_Bryn @Acc there's some truth in that, guess I'm just spoiled by all that Gatebil material

1 month, 1 week ago on A World Rallycross Adventure

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I'd loved some more information on the car itself ... "2 litre turbos", yeah, thats been the RX formular for years. What's in that Audi, which production engine is it based on, what drivetrain, what suspension system, does it use parts from the WRC Polo and so on ... thats what this site is all about.

1 month, 1 week ago on A World Rallycross Adventure

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@speedhunters_dino @Acc or is it a Sellholm unit? The front diff must be in the middle of the sump judging from the pics, Skyline was the first of that layout coming to my mind :)

1 month, 1 week ago on The Feature Cars Of Gatebil

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Golden brakes and a suspicious sticker on the front rails ... is that Amazon sporting a Skyline GTR AWD gearbox swap next to its BMW V8? 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Feature Cars Of Gatebil

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will we ever get a spotlight/featur on that Beetle-esque car seen on the Bonus Picture page? I like oddballs

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Attacking Snetterton – One Lap At A Time

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@ovais909 @d_rav thats all nice and partly true (rotarys work best when pushed hard, Lemons racers know that), but Wankel stuff is hard to get by here in Europe. Nissan piston stuff isn't.

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

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@ovais909 @Speedhunters_Bryn Bryn, can you ban people?

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

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@KennedyCao don't think they ever did downhill races. Hilclimbing is almost as old as the automobil itself, during the early days it was a success if your car was even able to reach the top (back when cars barely exceeded 20 bhp or so). It was about power, which wasn't needed for downhill so much, so races were held only uphill.


(I'm talking about hillclimbing in general)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pikes Peak: Not Just For Going Sideways

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that definitly sounds boosted. "All new", may they ditched the MZR?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Do You Hear Boost? <br />The Sound Of The 2016 Miata

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delighted to see Dumas in 1st with that Norma. I'm used to see those cars in the euro hillclimb leagues, always wondered how they'd do on Pikes Peak. Decades of tarmac hillclimb experience seem to pay off.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pikes Peak: The Mountain Doesn’t Lie

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@theAught @Acc if the driver likes half a meter of throw, well, not my cup.


Best shifter I've seen to date was made out of an artificial hip joint (100% titanium iirc)

2 months ago on A Skyline GT-R. Bagged. On Dubs.

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That Budweiser tap is probably the most impractical interoir mod I've seen in a long time

2 months ago on A Skyline GT-R. Bagged. On Dubs.

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Please tell us you at least took a look under the front of the FT-1 to get a glimpse of whatever engine might be in it

2 months, 1 week ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?

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@ADDvanced Todays safety regulations would never allow a car with a wedge like front like the old one.

2 months, 1 week ago on Return Of The SVX?

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@jdmRob @kphillips9936 For Tsukaba high speed is that last thing you want (it really is a low speed track). Rallycross cars still won't do that good I guess, even with bigger/wider tires and adjusted suspension they'd understeer all over the place. But one never knows before one tries ;)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Audi S1 EKS RX About To Raise Hell

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@Larry Chen @Acc In performance cars they are still a dying species. I guess mostly pushed by ecological goals we get auto transmission with 7 or even 8 gears, but not much that holds up to sport car levels of power in manual form. Probably one of the reasons tuners start using diesel transmissions in their cars

3 months ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?

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Good thing manual cars won't disappear so fast here in Europe, at least in small bread-and-butter cars. Like that new Renault Twingo: Rear engined, rear wheel drive, manual, space for four average people

3 months ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?

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@D1RGE But thats just how culture in general works. Your post sounds a tad hipster to me :)

3 months ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted

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@AWA302  I want a big AMG sedan drift car

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Pick Your Weapon: The Engine Bays Of Formula Drift

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@SidewaysIsMyWay  rather hard to get a RB26 in the U.S I guess (but then so its the same with 20Bs)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Pick Your Weapon: The Engine Bays Of Formula Drift

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The online world (be it Tuning, games, music or whatever) starts producing these long, absolutely beautifully done documentaries, while the TV world barely does 10 minutes per subject. Interesting to notice.


If you want to see something equally great, search for "Kei To The City" on youtube ;)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dream. Build. Drive.

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Somehow I expect those wheels to break from the slightest bump. Not much metal holding everything together...

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar

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@FredricAasbo @Acc  If you're limit on time stick to the bits with Chris Harris (and ignore After Drive)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s Your Perfect TV Show?

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There can't be THE ultimate car show, as everyone likes different stuff. I could watch a show that follows car builds in-depth down to type of solder and welding gas. Others get bored fast by all that stuff and like car related shenigans á la Top Gear.


For me, /Drive does the best stuff atm. And I feel they do the most objective tests. Best Motoring was incredibly biased towards JDM cars, all German shows I know are towards German brands, Top Gear is not bad but doesn't dare mocking the big brands either if a car is a failure.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s Your Perfect TV Show?

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A Holset charger on a JDM car, thats a first for me :D

3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Masters Of Drag

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@DuffQuick Even the Top Gear track is like twice as long

4 months, 2 weeks ago on All The Race Tracks, Big & Small

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@RodChong   grandstands are still there fully intact, nestled inbetween the lanes of the autobahn. Bus I was in once broke down exactly there :)

4 months, 2 weeks ago on All The Race Tracks, Big & Small

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@kphillips9936 @RDS guess he meant "as usual on any pro drift car out there today", not Mike's ;)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on You Know MADBUL And BADBUL…</br>Now Meet RADBUL

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@SeBaBunea "the engines need to be louder" .... those V6s still reach 134 decibels going down the pit straight, threshold of pain is 130 decibels (don't forget its a logarithmic scale!).


The frequenz is very different tho, people that were at Jerez and in Melbourne described it as being more "feelable in ones tummy" compared to the scream/screech of the old cars.

5 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Talk About Last Weekend’s Crazy F1 Race

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@azmedaj @Acc thx, googling didn't really help there

5 months, 3 weeks ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!

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@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?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!

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(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 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!

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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

6 months ago on Burnouts For All The Family. The 1029hp Minivan

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Hmm, I'd rather like a sort next-gen continuation of the series, cause all the cars become a little dated :/ 

6 months ago on Initial D Goes Back To Its Roots

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@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

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

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Wonder how long it takes until modders take these files and make cars for the race sim of choice from them

6 months, 3 weeks ago on 3D Dreams: Download, Modify And Print Your Own Honda!

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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

7 months ago on Thai Fighters Under The Spotlight

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@turbo BEAMS ae86 they are hooked up to power supplies running of the mains, most might not even have a battery in the car

7 months, 1 week ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion

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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.

8 months, 1 week ago on Track-Ready: The BMW 235i Racing

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Pendine Sands, no question.

8 months, 1 week ago on Nasty, Dirty, Amazing… Speed:<br/>2013 Through My Lens

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