Monthly Archives: March 2012

Voltex Widebody Aero for S2000 – When Function meets Form

A couple day ago I wrote about HKS developing a new supercharger kit for the discontinued Honda S2000, in the past couple weeks I have been following updates from Voltex Racing via their Facebook page and learning about their S2000 widebody project. Coming along quite nicely I would say, can’t wait to see the final version!

Everything looks really close to completion, now it’s time to put that car through the wind tunnel for final adjustments!!

When function meets form.

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Fake Parts to Fake Cars

Everyone knows the Mercedes 300 SL. Famous for its “gullwing” doors it served as an icon for Mercedes Benz as well as an inspiration for the latest Mercedes SLS. Daimler (who owns Mercedes Benz) recently contacted German officials after finding out about a full-sized fiberglass-bodied replica who then proceeded to destroy the imitation. Full story and press release on Autoblog’s site.

Mercedes 300 SL

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Mercedes SLS

Female Enthusiasts

Hellaflush posted a random picture of this sweet 4 door Skyline on their Facebook page with its owner beside the car. Nicely built with an R34 GTR front end conversion with some Z-Tune bits, Advan RS-D’s, etc. Sometimes I like a girl with a nicely tuned car.

Can anyone guess how many sandwiches would fit in the back seat? 😉

HKS Supercharger for S2000

The Honda S2000 was in production for right about ten years (1999-2009). It has been three years since Honda Motor Co. ceased production of this famous roadster but I am happy to see aftermarket tuning companies such as HKS still developing parts for this chassis such as a supercharger. Bulletproof Automotive (part of Bespoke Ventures) posted a review from a Japanese magazine regarding the project on its blog.

Soon I will also be posting about aero parts for the S2000 from Voltex (final version to be released soon).

Crazy Street Machine – Ronin Lotus

680 WHP in a car which only weighs 2150 lbs? Street legal, stupid fast, perhaps the ultimate car for the mountain passes,or maybe even freeway. Speedhunters featured this truly epic Lotus Elise together with factory Lotus driver – Townsend Bell.

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“The mid engine monster is running a Toyota 1.8L with a Precision Billet 6262 Ball Bearing Turbo, which feeds into a Magnuson MP62 supercharger. That’s right boys and girls, this thing is compound charged, which means instant boost response at any rpm, and in any gear.”

PREPARE YOUR ANGUS.

The Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Owner in the World?

Meet Bryan Salamone, probably the most stereotypical Lamborghini owner as posted on Jalopnik, he is a divorce attorney from Long Island, NY. I have to admit one of my dream cars is the Aventador (after the Ferrari F40) but I don’t know if I would want to live his lifestyle and behave like him at that age.

One of a kind Miata

A couple weeks back during the Wekfest San Francisco show this one of a kind Mazda Miata got everybody talking. This “British roadster-themed” Miata gets my appreciation and respect for creativeness and also quality. Not too sure if I would drive it though.

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Source: Stance Nation

Wallpaper Worthy?

I am always a sucker for a good photoshoot and appreciate quality shots of cars. Not really a fan of the “West Coast Import Car Style” (with the roof racks and graffiti and sticker bombed engine bays) but I will leave you here with a wallpaper of some Civics as featured on Canibeat.

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Mini Pickup truck – for the drag strip – for the wife

I am a big fan of proper “ground up” builds, and an even bigger fan of out-of-the-norm builds. Speedhunters covered a Mazda 1000 UTE being built by a man, for his wife. This will be a dedicated drag machine and a custom 13B rotary motor will be put into this beast. I have to say, lucky lady!

Custom multi-link rear end? Yes please. Absolutely love the fabrication involved!

 

Nissan GTR Nismo GT3

Nissan and Nismo (Nissan Motorsports International) recently posted a new video of their FIA GT3 spec car. According to their news release, the GT3 class car is a collaboration between Nismo and JRM. It would be great if the car remained in its sinister black carbon outfit on race day.

“NISSAN MOTORSPORTS INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD. (NISMO) is pleased to announce the official release of a Nissan GT-R (R35) that conforms to FIA GT3 regulations: the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

NISMO and JR Motorsports (JRM), its official partner for this major project, have been jointly developing the car during 2011 and, following a series of extensive tests – which have included three competitive outings – the car’s performance and durability has proven its credentials for GT3 racing worldwide.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 features a 3.8 V6 twin-turbo engine that is based on a standard road car unit, developing 530ps at 6400 rpm. Power is delivered via six-speed transaxle that drives the rear wheels, activated by a semi-automatic paddle-shift system…”