We eliminate Project Grey Mustang 5.0's rowdy and too-loud exhaust with an aggressive yet drone-free setup for Corsa Performance and find out a little bit about just how Corsa makes an exhaust that is both awesome-sounding and quiet at cruise.
For me, it probably started around middle school. Up to that point, I wanted to be a fighter pilot after having watched Top Gun. Then my vision went blurry around 5th grade being Asian and all. So then my interests transitioned to cars. I had that poster with the garage containing a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche on the wall. Since that time, it has been a dream to take a super car and drive the absolute piss out of it on a track with the engine screaming and tires squealing. Dream no longer as all you have to do is visit Exotics Racing in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. (Video from Khiem & Martin's track session on page 5!)
Braking late, hitting apexes, and powering out of corners: The goal of driving a car quickly requires keeping the tires at their limit at all times. Having good car control is a crucial skill in the development of a driver to not only drive a car fast, but also to have the ability to get up to speed quickly in a new car and on new tracks. However, without self control and discipline, having good car control can actually work against you.
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Super GT is an event that worships speed and precision, two things that when combined perfectly appear to look almost effortless. We have taken time and slowed it down for just a little, just enough for you to witness the speed in motion. Only when time stands still can you take a step back and truly appreciate everything that's going on.
Until now our FR-S had been running on Nameless Performance's very first prototype header, in fact, this was the very first attempt at a header that they had made. This header worked pretty decently and we have been rocking it for the last 10000 or so miles. However, since that time Nameless has been busy at work continually testing and improving their header design and recently released their final production version. The new header is radically different than the prototype we had been running and best of all it is now available for sale.
If you are looking at your computer screen then it means that you cannot be out on the track. So here are some pictures of some beautiful cars that, while they may not win prizes at a Show and Shine, are outstanding on a race track. First we will visit the corners of my favourite track, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (historically known as Mosport), and then you can enjoy some of the vehicles that have joined me at my lapping days over the last couple of years.
Last Year Project 370Z received some much needed cooling modifications thanks to CSF race radiators. Their single pass/higher capacity radiator and AC condenser combo made for improved water cooling and retained the factory AC performance. But as the year went on into the hotter months during summer, water temperatures started to again fall victim to over heating. The 370Z front end design only has one opening for radiator air flow. So from the get go the top half of the radiator's surface area does not get fresh air. On top of that, I have an external oil cooler taking up the left half of that single opening. So even though the CSF radiator is a large improvement over the OE unit, there is still alot of factors working against it. Top it off with 90 to 100+ degree summer track weather in SoCal, an engine known for high heat production and decently quick pace on track with a significant amount of time spent at wide open throttle, you have a recipe for overwhelming the cooling system. There were a few things we tried before the CSF triple pass unit was implemented though.
If you have been following the progress of Project 350Z as of late we have been testing and running the gamut of your typical bolt on performance parts to see what kind of gains could be expected for a well tuned but lightly modded VQ35DE. With an intake, exhaust, headers, intake manifold, cams and valve springs in place, it was time to get into the ECU and tune for our specific combination of parts.
To perform the final touches on Project 350Z we headed to Church Automotive Testing, a licensed UpRev Tuner to have our car dialed in.
Before there were car dealers, there were horse traders. Find a horse, brush it down, put new shoes on its feet and send it on the way to a new owner. Repeat as often as necessary to make ends meet. Of course, there are a lot of shades of grey between horse thief and glue salesman.
You have probably either been to a lapping day or you have thought about attending one. Hand over a few hundred dollars and then you get to spend all or part of a day on a race track doing your favourite thing. Driving Fast. Most of your worries have gone out the window and it is time to enjoy your vehicle. And I enjoy seeing the smile on your face when you pull back into the paddock. I am the guy who is hosting the lapping day.
Truth be told, I don’t consider myself the best tech writer. I have a comfortable working knowledge of what goes on with a car, but how to explain said knowledge so that others can understand and enjoy, well, let’s just say it doesn’t come as easily as it might for a Dave Coleman or Mike Kojima. Regardless, I do like to spin a good yarn and having a minimally modified 2013 Mitsubishi Evo X to compete in Global Time Attack’s Enthusiast Class at Road Atlanta affords me the opportunity to chat with you all, without having my brain struggle to explain the intricate details of a full blown racecar.
Chevrolet has raced Corvettes in GT class racing in dominant fashion for the past decade and a half. The C5-R began racing in 1999 and was followed by the C6.R. The two cars earned 90 victories around the world including the 24 Hour of Le Mans and won 10 manufacturer championships in the American Le Mans series. Chevrolet recently launched the C7 Corvette to the general public meaning a C7.R race car was also born.
It takes a lot for me to admit that I’m not good at something. My inner-German just wants to attack, conquer and win at everything—work or play. I surreptitiously let my 5-year old win at Bey Blade and think to myself that I’m beating all of those other dads that are too competitive to let their sons gain confidence in life. I should probably talk to someone about this.
I am sitting on the plane on the way to Atlanta to cover Global Time Attack’s first Pro round of 2014 and reading my coverage of last year's event. As I read my own words I am excited by what happened and I think to myself, how in the hell do we top THAT? My fingers frantically type this while the angry toddler behind me uses my seat back as a jungle gym. Perhaps he too was reading last years coverage, or perhaps he was just pissed he was cramped up in this tin can. I share his sentiment as I also want out of here... Partially because I want this damn kid off my back but mainly because I am a total geek for time attack.
Like last year, Global Time Attack shares Road Atlanta with the 2nd stop for the Formula Drift series and that brings out a lot of people and a lot of cars. Looking at the entry list gets us excited as the classes are full of some of the top names in the sport from nearly every corner of the country and even some of our friends up North eh’. Time Attack is not dead... It's right here on MotoIQ.