It’s November and that means it’s time for the great debates on who’s fastest around Buttonwillow to be confirmed with the grand finale. The Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle Finals presented by Continental Tire would live up to be the best in years. Drivers gave it their all, cars put down their best times, and there were teams who were heartbroken or elated. So, who would take the fastest time around the track and who would burn out this year?
In previous installments of Project SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S, we've worked on improving the suspension, braking and improved the grip with a new set of wheels and tires. Now we will start focusing on getting more power out of the engine. We will begin with simple modifications and start to ramp things up in our quest for power.
Our first step is perhaps the most basic, adding a lightweight Unorthodox Racing front pulley. The Unorthodox pulley is not an underdrive pulley but a lightweight pulley that takes several pounds off the engine's reciprocating mass. Spinning up extra mass takes power and a lightweight pulley can free up some of that power to reach the rear wheels.
A big part of the driving experience is in your surroundings inside the cabin. With about an afternoon's worth of work, we show you how we tastefully transformed the look inside Project E46 M3's cabin.
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In 2013, HRE brought its first cast performance wheels to market under the FlowForm name with the FF01 design, modeled after the iconic P40SC. HRE is back this year with an all-new design for the FlowForm lineup named the FF15.
Industry Press Release
Burns Stainless has offered the Double Slip Turbo merge collectors for many years. Of course the efficient merge design has helped them make maximum power, but also, the purpose-designed double slip joint has helped numerous customers avoid cracking in turbo exhaust manifolds due to thermal strain. Double-slip assemblies are now available for purchase online.
This final episode of Controlled Chaos focuses on Falken Tire's final event at the Formula Drift Round 7 at Irwindale Speedway. We speak to some of the crew and drivers Daijiro Yoshihara, Darren McNamara and Justin Pawlak.
The Toyota Supra has long been known as one of the strongest performance sport cars to come out of Japan. Although the Supra has not been sold in the United States since 1998, the spirit of Toyota’s last true sports car is still very much alive and well.
The Atlanta metro area is quite a big place. But, despite its size, most residents wouldn't know where Ball Ground, Georgia is. To anyone wanting to get down the drag strip with 4,000+ horsepower, however, this exurb 50 miles outside of the city is special, because that is where Pro Line Racing calls home.
We are starting a new feature at MotoIQ called "The Alley". The Alley is our ultimate photo location area, which also happens to be the alley behind the palatial and luxurious MotoIQ Megashop. With its mix of legit urban backdrops, great lighting and convenient location, it's perfect for our lazy ass photographers! The Alley moniker will be used when we feature street builds that we would be proud to drive ourselves.
When I first saw John Lazorack's 1988 Conquest TSi at the Japanese Classic Car show, I immediately did a double take and backtracked to get a closer look. You see I have always had a soft spot in my heart for these cars after having wanted one really badly when I was a young man. Well not a Conquest but but its badge engineered sibling, the Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R.
Overnight William Au-Yeung burst onto the Global Time Attack stage at Road Atlanta. Not only did he place first, but he broke the track record for Limited Front Wheel Drive in the process. And now he is back in the United States, this time at Buttonwillow for Global Time Attacks’ Superlap Battle. Ready to duplicate his overnight success on the east coast by doing the same thing out west.
A pass to SEMA is akin to an invite to the Playboy Mansion for most nerdy teenage boys. But just like any 14 year old geek, once there, they have no clue how to navigate. The grotto first, the game room, the Aviara- where to start? Luckily it gets much easier after some experience but there's still so much to see that leaves a lot that gets missed. Come along as we find the Rocket Bunnies among other things.
Once a year, Toyota located in Torrance, CA hosts an employee car show titled Octoberbeast. This year’s event was the 22nd running displaying an eclectic mix of vehicles. Don’t think just because it is a Toyota employee show that only Toyota vehicles are on display; the mix is far from it.
by Sarah Forst
The 2014 Global Rally Cross season wraps up for the 3rd consecutive year in Las Vegas, but at the Linq Hotel and Casino for the first time. The Strip's reputation for being flashy and over-the-top could only be upstaged by one of the most exciting finales in Red Bull GRC history. Four drivers were vying for the top of the podium in the Supercar title- Joni Wiman, Ken Block, Nelson Piquet Jr., and Scott Speed.
How do we become better at driving? Practice makes perfect, right? Well not necessarily. Without feedback and direction, additional practice won’t always improve your ability and can possibly lead to the development of bad habits. So in reality, perfect practice makes perfect. In Part 2 of the Driver Development series, we discuss how drivers learn to improve their craft through various methods from coaching to data analysis to simulators which all aid in the advancement of the skill of driving.