Archive for April 3rd, 2008

03
Apr
08

Australian 180SX

a new friend of mine all the way from Sydney emailed me these pictures and video. After watching the video, I know you don’t need a high powered car to make some amazing drifts.

The car has a standard SR20 with a front mount and oil cooler. On the turbo side of things the owner chose for an T28.

 

Rims are courtesy of Work and are a set of CR Kai. It has R33 brakes all around and adjustable arms together with a Cusco 2 way LSD. For the suspension he went to Tein and they provided him with a brand new set.

Origin was chosen to provide the car with a complete Streamline bodykit including guards and wing. The hood is a knock off C-west item, but I don’t blame him.

Here is a video of him drifting at Oran Park. From what I saw in the video this is one hell of a track, with a major lefthander and differences in elevation. Really cool. 

Origin
Initial Drift

Oran Park
Matthew Mead

03
Apr
08

Newing Golf V GTI-RSR

Now it’s time for all your European car lovers, I don’t think that alot of people that read this drive a European car but still. Back in the days when street racing was cool I had a Golf II G60, it wasn’t the fastest but I thought it was one of the coolest looking rides.

Now we have arrived at the Golf V through the eyes of the Japanese based Newing. The make bodykits for all the platforms that Volkswagen produces. This GTI RSR version is there top of the range model.

The bodykit is a true bold on widebody kit, I really love the hardcore look with the rivets still showing. In Europe there is a strong movement of keeping the car as clean as possible but I really prefer this look.

New front bumper and cool carbon insert, you can also see how wide this car actually is. You definatly need a good set of rims to make this work.

 

How cool does this look? if I was driving a Golf I wouldn’t even have to think about buying a bodykit. I would go for this one every time.

The rims are a set of 20″ Alpil by Brombacher wheels in matt black. They really finish the look of this ubercool ride.

Newing

03
Apr
08

D1GP RE Amemiya FD

I’m not really into the Mazda RX7, I like the look of the car but I do not know alot about them. So I’ve I need info I always go to RE-extreme’s website to get educated about the RX7. He is for me the only source of reliable info that has to do with the FD. He drives one himself also that looks rather nice 🙂

Almost every car had a refresh for the 2008 D1GP season. Even the Blitz ER34 from Nomuken had a few new items like the new bodykit and engine tweaks. The RE Amemiya doesn’t look to have alot of changes, but for the trained eye there are some minor changes.

The car has been made wider, the frontfenders are now bolt on items so the wheels have more space and now it can make a wider angle

They have removed the rear diffusor as it was no longer needed, you can also see the heat wrapping on the exhaust that goes all the way to the front.

Here you can clearly see how much wider the front has become. The rear aprons are possibly to divert the smoke that the tyres will generate.

Loving this pic, with Suenaga in front chased by Nomuken. Talking about lock, these front wheels can’t go any further. Luckily it wasn’t enough because in the end Nomuken would win this battle 😉

RE Amemiya
RE Extreme

03
Apr
08

ARC is getting ready for the Hypermeeting

ARC is getting their EVO X ready for the Hypermeeting that will be held this sunday on the 6th. This event will be held on Tsukuba and is a meeting between Subaru and Mitsubsihi enthusiasts. When I have to choose between the two I would go for the EVO X, it allready looks good when it came from the factory.

ARC allready has alot of stuff made for the EVO X like oil coolers, intercoolers, diff coolers and air intakes. That’s alot when you consider the car has just been released to the market.

Hypermeeting
ARC