No commentary needed…
What a cool commercial. A Pagani and Lambo battling in the Italian Alps on a road that looks to be the inspiration of one of the Gran Turismo (coming out in 5 days) courses.
Doesn’t everything just look better in 1080p?
Well, it’s all over. And what a season it’s been. I haven’t recapped every race this season but I have to at least comment on the finale at Abu Dhabi and the season as a whole. What a final race followed by Vettel’s controversial win in Brazil. Although I wished he’d let Webber by and take the win in Brazil to give him a better chance in Abu Dhabi, Vettel was in the right to scrape together every point possible judging by how the championship winners have won in the past couple seasons. It seemed like Alonso and Webber were both trying to run the safe race in a desperate attempt to win the championship while Vettel just flat out drove his ass off and jumped from third to first in the points. When I first watched this kid race in the USGP for BMW, it was clear he was going to be a future world champion if he played his cards right. As with all champions, it was a combination of right team at the right time. With Red Bull hiring Adrian Newey around the same time Vettel joined Torro Rosso, Vettel graduated to the senior team just in time as Newey’s car was starting to mature. It’s just too bad for Webber being part of the team since it’s Jaguar form that he might have just lost out on his best chance to win a championship title. It’s safe to say Alonso is probably the one of if not the fastest driver in the field but he blew his chance and become first loser this year. Looking back in the season, each one of the title contenders made a good amount of mistakes to decrease their chances of winning the title but this really was an eventful season with a nice clean fair finish. Until next year…
The new owner of this car is going loco with adding more parts to the car and decided to put some icing on the cake with an ASM I.S. Design Dry Carbon Rear Wing. It flows very nicely with the Amuse Dry Carbon Hardtop at this height setting. Wait until the madness under the hood is complete, full story coming soon.
Cusco has just released new products for the S2000! The new strut bar features a Type 3 style with a wider and flat design. Cusco has also released a new catch tank that mounts to the right side of the car instead of the left.
For ordering information:
Cusco Front Strut Bar Type OS Type III – S2000 AP1/2
Cusco Street Oil Catch Tank – S2000 AP1/2
Spoon has just released as new version of it’s drop-in air filter. It is now made of a urethane material with greater efficiency over the OEM paper material and old version foam material.
J’s Racing has officially released their popular 3D GT Wing for the CR-Z. With a wingspan of only 1330mm, the wing is a mild yet aggressive addition to the rear end of the CR-Z.
If you have ¥3,000,000+ (~$37,500) then you can have 350ps (345hp) too. J’s Racing has just built this 350ps N/A monster using their special super flow cylinder head, Toda ITB/Manifold setup, custom 2.4L kit, and an Motec M400 ecu.
Special silencer exhaust is required to achieve 350ps…
Another year, another SEMA. Domestics seemed to dominate this year’s show, especially the Camaro. There weren’t any notable cars for us hardcore JDM enthusiasts other than a couple CR-Z’s at Honda’s booth this year. One of my favorite cars of the show was Honda’s CR-Z Hybrid R Concept which was designed by Five Axis, always a fan of their work. Too bad the aero parts will never see production but it’s always nice to see a clean production quality, one-off aero kit.
Out in the parking lot, Top Gear America was promoting their new History Channel show by giving people rides in taxi yellow supercars. It was a creative promotional idea but didn’t seem to get much attention.