Saturday, April 27, 2013

teg gtr can nevar loose (again)

When a vehicle looks this good and performs that well, the legend will never die. though the current r35 gtr is a monster in its own right, for many jdm enthusiasts the RB26DETT is the original heart & soul of the gtr.

well... if you except the original gtr PGC10 which had a 2 litre, 6 cylinder engine - and not two, not one, but no turbos :)

still looks original, tough, and that's the way we like it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

toyota 86 - downunder pricing announced

somewhat unbelievably, Toyota are launching the 86 here at a price even cheaper than they originally hinted at! Starting at a few bucks under $30k (plus onroad costs?) you can get into the new 86 base model.

Hopefully subaru will price the brz very similarly...? I've actually been wondering whether the 86/brz might be a good buy. I loved the gen5 prelude i used to own, and also still rave about my old gdb wrx. a new brz, in blue... could be the way to go forward!


Friday, March 16, 2012

teh gtr can nevar lose!

the R32 gtr is getting on past 20 years old nowadays, but its reputation as one of the world's best cars is well deserved. this one lapped tsukuba in just 57.874! proper track tyres on dished TE37s, solid aero additions and no doubt a little more power adds up to real racing cred. here in australia, you can get a standard R32 GTR for under $15,000 - a lot for a 20 year old car, but dirt cheap for a racing legend.

Monday, March 12, 2012

oh noes so sad!

So you're balling away with your new ferrari/lamborghini (why choose if you can have both?)

but then your basement floods.

there is no facepalm big enough for this!

Monday, February 27, 2012

yep - that'll stop OK

so there's your boosted ride - big turbo(s), engine management, a motec system exhaust and "nos...lots of nos..."

but how you going to stop that thing? Big brakes are the business, and this is the boss. Behind the scenes - big wheel tubs behind those flared arches too.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

hmm.. to get a trash weekend drift pig?

so i sold my audi a few weeks back - was meant to change over to a bmw that my uncle owns, but he's decided to keep it a bit longer.

anyway, long story short... will be driving an slk daily. nice to have a convertible again, but has no power - was thinking of picking up a dirt cheap jdm car to ruin on weekends.

maybe an s13 silvia? depending on condition, and whether it has the ca18 or sr20 turbo engine, they go from $3-7k. i haven't been on the track in years, but miss it heaps!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

it's arrived - 2002 ep3r

so after a few weeks of wondering if the car had sunk following the japan tsunami, we found my brother's ep3r had in fact made it all the way to australia without a scratch. it went through customs, quarantine, compliance, and was delivered a couple of days ago.

filthy, unwashed, still with japanese newspaper stuffed all inside the car (protecting what, i'm not sure). anyway, took it for a quick spin before delivering it to the mechanics for the final roadworthy certificate prior to final registration. and this thing is surprisingly quick! compared to the GDB wrx I had a few years ago, this has much better low-end torque and (duh) no turbo lag, and i wouldn't be surprised if it's quicker 0-100 and on the track, feels like a better car stock-for-stock (sorry subaru fanbois - and I'm one!). Gearbox is incredible - super-short shift and throw, light and easily engaged, a pleasure to use - especially compared to the grunt it took to shift gears roughly in my old r33 GTR. Revs very quick and smooth, spins the tyres in first through third (though it's probably the crappy tyres fitted to the stock 17s). A super hot hatch, and i think my brother will have lots of fun with this!