Thursday, November 18, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
0-100 km/hr is about 0-62 mph. This video shows some testing of the 2011 Japan(2012 model year US) GT-R undergoing testing. There is supposed to be a part 2 soon. The 2012 car is supposed to have a new version of the controversial launch control called LC4. Warrantied, and quick. So what is he actual time? Looks like we have to wait until part 2 to find out.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It was quite a year for DG-Spec, capturing the World Challenge touring car championship, manufacturer's championship, rookie of the year, and driver's championship. Check out this season recap.
In 2010 I worked on the DG-Spec Scion tC World Challenge touring car team. Here is a season recap from Scion Racing.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
As the weather gets cooler, the turbo cars get faster. sleepdoc from NAGTROC has done it again, gone faster with his stock turbo R35 GT-R. He is killing it with his 60 foots, best time of a 1.47. Drag radials in the back, stock wheels and tires in the front. We may see a 9 second stock turbo car soon. Nice passes congratulations.
Cobb AccessPORT, Kreissieg downpipes, HKS midpipe, HKS Legamax Catback, e85 Custom Tuned by Jack Cecil @ HPlogic ID1000cc injectors, Cobb SF intake, HKS upgrade B fuel system
582WHP 585 WTQ Mustang Dyno
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
"The defendants allegedly put bogus 17-digit Vehicle Identification Numbers on the cars in place of the actual Nissan VIN plate," the statement read. "To avoid California’s stricter registration and emission requirements, many of the cars were registered out of the state and sold to California residents with Florida and Arizona plates."
Federal and state investigators seized three Nissan Skylines last year after executing a search warrant at Kaizo Industries. The cars did not meet U.S. environmental and safety standards.
They confiscated nine other vehicles in connection with the probe, including what federal officials described as the “hero” car from the fourth installment of "The Fast and the Furious” movie series.
Kaizo is closed, and has been closed since July 2009, when its offices were raided by several government agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
For more information on the Kaizo drama, you can check out some of my past postings. There are many individuals that imported car bodies though Kaizo, and what happens to them remains to be seen. Overall, its a very small number of vehicles in the grand scheme of vehicles sold, or imported to the US. Even since this first started, the early R32 GT-R's have turned 21 years old, and are EPA exempt for importation. In a few years, these first R32 GT-R's will be 25 years old and DOT exempt. The only thing these seizures are doing, are hurting individual owners, tax payers. Most of these cars are just recreational vehicles for the owners. Most are driven only a few thousand miles a year, if at all. The 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R is even listed on the "Show or Display" exemption, however EPA requirements make meeting those standards nearly impossible. Show or Display allows the car to be DOT Exempt.
The Nissan Skyline has become, and always was a big target. Do we really need law enforcement going after these few cars, cherished by the owners, rather than other bigger, more dangerous elements in our society? Thanks ICE, I feel safer already.
Source: LA Times Blog
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