Dan(Don) Willow Springs ,turn one. Getting a little sideways in the front wheel drive TC. Testing at Willow Springs
Testing at Willow Springs
Nismo-tuned R35 GT-R:
2NR was the first to bring you a new GT-R feature, with Top Fuel Japan's built R35 back in our May 2008 issue. Now, we travel back to the land of the rising sun to bring you the flat-out illest R35 in the world: this Nismo-built GT-R endurance track racer: something you won't see anywhere else!
Import Tuner Magazine Source : Import Tuner
Import Tuner Magazine
Source : Import Tuner
I'm just about to compete in my first ever full Tarmac Rally down in Tasmania, Australia this weekend (Targa Wrest Point) in my R34 GT-R. I've run it quite sucessfully over the last 5 years in our National Touring Rally competiton known as the Dutton Rallies but have decided in 09 to step up to the full Tarmac gigs.
Looks like fun.
Looks like fun.
After watching the Grand National abuse in pre-film teasers we're happy to report they did not, in fact, destroy any real GNXs. These cars are merely clones. As you can see in the photos above, there are multiples of most of the character cars. This includes the Brian's R34 Skyline GT-R, which has a 240SX-based clone seen next to the GT in the gallery. Why accidentally destroy a real R34 when you can destroy a fake one?
Designer Marlon Kirby and financier David McMahan unveiled the Maxximus G-Force this morning in Beverly Hills, and they'll happily sell you one for $3 million. That kind of money buys you a car with a 7-liter twin turbocharged Chevrolet V8 engineThe car is quick. It should be quick. Its a twin turbo charged V-8, in a light chassis, with a ton of rear tire. However, it is in no way shape or form a production car. Offering a car, based on another car, is not a production car. Guys like this are a joke to me. If you put together a fast car, you put together a fast car. Don't call it a production car. Call it what it is, a kit car.
The videos of failure after the jump. Source: Wired
Don't let Oregon do this.
Don't let Oregon do this.
Nissan is going to cut 12,000 jobs in Japan , and about 8,000 other jobs worldwide.
Nissan Motor needed to shed some excess weight. About 8.5% of its entire work force, 20,000 jobs, will be cut worldwide after the automaker on Monday forecast a net loss of 265.0 billion yen ($2.9 billion) for the current fiscal year.
The cutting of the jobs will save Nissan about $2.0 billion dollars in 2009.
Nissan sold 731,000 vehicles worldwide in the quarter ending December, down 18.6% from the comparable period a year earlier.Source : Forbes.com
Shares of Nissan Motor dropped by 16 yen (18 cents), or 5.8%, to a 52-week low at 261.00 yen ($2.85), following the loss warning.
In fact, owner Jacko Luong of Huntington Beach believes there are less than 20 of these in the U.S. He acquired this yellow beauty a couple of years ago through Costa Mesa-based Kaizo, which imported this right-hand driver from Japan.There aren't that many R34's in the US. Around 20-30. Motorex did about 12. Then Kaizo, plus other imports. Somewhere around there. Source : My Totally Hot Car
One thing Luong especially loves about this car is the big power its relatively small engine puts out. “I love being the underdog,” he says.
Q ship ride of the day. Looks like a fun silly car. I love fun silly cars.
1978 CADILLAC SEVILLE SUPERCHARGED
UNIQUE AND ONE-OF-A-KIND. THE ULTIMATE CRUISER. LOOKS STOCK FROM THE OUTSIDE.
IT STARTED OUT AS A STOCK SEVILLE. IT HAS VINYL TOP WITH SUNROOF, TILT WHEEL, CRUISE CONTROL, A/C, P/B, P/W, P/S, P/LOCKS. IT HAS ONLY 1056 MILES SINCE COMPLETION IN EARLY 90S.
IT HAS A 350 OLDS V8 BALANCED ASSEMBLY, CUSTOM BUILT WITH CUSTOM MADE FORGED PISTONS (COST OVER $1000 FOR JUST THE PISTONS), STAINLESS STEEL VALVES, ROLLER TIMING CHAIN & GEARS, CUSTOM GROUND CAM SHAFT, FLUID DAMPENER HARMONIC BALANCER, SPS ROD BOLTS, NITRITED CRANK, HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP, BRASS FREEZE PLUGS, HEAVY FLEX PLATE, ALUMINUM MARCH PULLEY V AND POLY RIBBED SET (CUSTOM MADE FOR THIS CAR), VORTECH SUPERCHARGER WITH CUSTOM MADE PULLEYS (DEVELOPS BOOST RIGHT OFF IDLE) & PRESSURIZED OILING SYSTEM, CUSTOM ONE-OF-A-KIND AIR CLEANER HOUSING (COST OVER $1500 TO MAKE), SUPPLEMENTAL AUXILIARY ELECTRONIC FUEL SYSTEM (FOR USE UNDER BOOST), 100 PSI SHELBY FOGGER WATER INJECTION SYSTEM, HOLLEY PRO-JECTION FUEL SYSTEM WHICH IS ADJUSTABLE FROM INSIDE THE CAR WITH CUSTOM MODIFIED O-RINGED PRESSURIZED THROTTLE SHAFT WITH UNDER HOOD FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE, JACOBS ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEM, KNOCK SENSOR, EXHAUST TEMP PYROMETER, O2 SENSOR, BOOT GAUGE, TEMP & OIL PRESSURE GAUGES, 6 ROW CUSTOM RADIATOR, FLEX FAN, GOODYEAR SILICONE RADIATOR HOSES, CUSTOM TRANS COOLER WITH FAN UNDER CAR, CUSTOM ONE OFF MUFFLER & DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM BUILT BY FLOWMASTER, 700R4 AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION WITH VIBRATION DAMPENING MOUNT, ONE-OF-A-KIND TRANSVERSE FIBERGLAS FRONT LEAF SPRING SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH ADJUSTABLE ROAD HEIGHT ON LEXAN ROLLERS, FRONT DISC BRAKES, TUBULAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS, CARRERA ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS, FIBERGLAS REAR LEAF SPRINGS WITH A CORPORATE 308 POSI DISC BRAKE REAR END, BALANCED DRIVE SHAFT, 92 CADILLAC FRONT WHEEL DRIVE HONEYCOMB RIMS CHROME PLATED AND PAINTED TO MATCH CAR, 1-3/4" STEEL ADAPTER SPACERS FOR MOUNTING WHEELS, GOLD PLATED EMBLEMS ON HUBCAPS, 40' OF BLUE NEON UNDER CAR (CAR GLOWS BLUE AT NIGHT) INCLUDED INSIDE THE SUPPORT STRUTS UNDER HOOD GLOWING ON MOTOR AND THE SIDE COACH MARKERS, 170 MPH SPEEDOMETER, VARY-RATE SWAY BARS FRONT AND REAR, DUAL ELECTRIC FANS, CHROME PLATED MASTER CYLINDER, ALARM SYSTEM.Thanks Mike for the link.
9 HAND-PICKED PALIMINO COLOR LEATHER HIDES USED ON THE INTERIOR OF CAR. EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE MADE OR COVERED IN LEATHER HAS BEEN DONE: DASH, STEERING WHEEL, DOOR PANELS, THE ENTIRE SEATS (FRONT, SIDES AND BACK), DOOR FRAMES, MOULDINGS, DOOR SILLS. NEW HEADLINER. TINTED WINDOWS. CD PLAYER SOUND SYSTEM. NEW CARPETS. GOLD PLATED EXTERNAL EMBLEMS. CAR GOES ALMOST 100 MPH IN THE QUARTER MILE AND BEST MILEAGE IT GOT WAS 32 MPG HIGHWAY. CUSTOM CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE: "UCIM4U". THIS IS ONE VERY SMOOTH AND QUIET RIDE (YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE SUPERCHARGE THOUGH). THERE IS NO OTHER CAR LIKE THIS!
CONDITION: OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. PAINT IS GOOD, SLIGHT BLEMISHES. VINYL TOP IN FAIRLY GOOD SHAPE. INTERIOR SMELLS AND LOOKS BRAND NEW.