AiM Sportline, BBS Wheels, AST Suspension, Moton Suspension, JDC Motorsports, KW Suspension, Melanie Salemi Motorsports, Racecraft Inc, Wagler Competition Products, Michael Shank Racing, BorgWarner turbo, IMSA Prototype

Let’s see...twin turbocharging, supercharging, methanol injection, AND nitrous? How psychotic do you have to be to build something like this? We’ll have more on this in the later pages.

PRI 2016: Part 5

by Pablo Mazlumian


In PRI 2016 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 we featured a ton of parts and a plethora of racecars. In this installment we not only have more parts to show you, but we also take a more in-depth look at some of the world's most highly advanced racecars. Let’s get started!


I know we said racecars, but this one streetcar deserves our respect. This 1970 Chevy Nova may look like just a nice PPG paint job with shaved door handles and nice wheels…

…but we bet it’s a hoot to drive with its 370 cubic inch HED-built LS3, NW 102 throttle bodies, and Kook’s & Customs exhaust- which is all good for a reported 650hp.

The Nova was built by Customs by BigUn, who fully updated the interior with Freeman’s car stereo parts and Autometer gauges. The car sat in the JRi shocks booth, and it’s running on a Detroit Speed suspension with JRi hydraulic ride height control and JRide.
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Monday, January 23, 2017 6:18 PM
Uh, actually Carl Haas partnered up with Paul Newman to create the Indy/Champcar teams. There's no relation between he and Gene. Carl Haas did create a formula 1 team in the mid-eighties with Teddy Mayer though.
Pablo Mazlumian
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:26 AM
2GRX7: thanks for pointing that out. My bad. Corrected!
Saturday, January 28, 2017 4:18 AM
I love that quote on page 2 about KW and asian nerds, with Mike in the background :D
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:57 AM
That carbon covered steel wishbone (peeling apart) on the Indy car is pretty lame. Seems like it would be hard to attract decent motorsport engineers to Indy, IMO.

While I hope the best for F1, I would like to see better racing. The 2017 rule changes seem like a step in the right direction.
Adrian Lo
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:39 AM
Very well worth a read.. thank you for all the PRI geekery!
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