… I want them now. I’m a sucker for TE37s and Gun Metal or Black is how wheels should be coloured. Perfect Match.

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Revolution has finally broken the RWD and Rotary record at Tsukuba with a blisteringly quick 54.913, at the Amuse Track Day.
The previous RWD record holder was the Top Fuel S2000 with a 55.350.

Mean…
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Photo taken at Fuji.

More info Here.

It’s Proper have a few products including stickers made by Origin, as a tribute towards Atsushi Kuroi. All proceeds are going to the Kuroi family. So nice to see people doing this, about to order a set of stickers.

Linky Here

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RIP Atsushi Kuroi

February 3, 2010

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RIP Atsushi Kuroi. One the best drifters, the craziest smoke and angle… a style like none other.
You will be missed.

There’s been a lot of news and coverage of the stunning FT-86 G Sports Concept, but I thought I would post up a video as well of Toyota/Polyphony Digital’s collaboration on the Data Logger Visualization through the “soon-to-be-released” Gran Turismo 5.

Firstly, here are some nice press photos of the G Concept:

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Looks like there will be a turbo version…

It comes with the Data Logger Visualization which basically records most of the car’s parameters and position on the track through GPS. This data can then be uploaded into Gran Turismo 5 and played back as a ghost while you drive to compared laps, some trick stuff.
Here’s a video of a test done with an IS-F at Fuji Speedway comparing real life lap to the data uploaded:

Crazy how accurate it is, there are going to be some major advancements in the use of car telemetry.
This could be seriously useful for teams to practice if they can’t do a lot of testing and if GT5’s physics are accurate enough, people could start setting up cars virtually then running them in real life.

HKS CT230R is just a few characters, and 53.589 are just a few numbers. But they are the most famous in the Time Attack scene.

The 2009 Rev Speed Tsukuba Super Lap Battle is coming soon and nearly every tuner in Japan is or wants to fight for the number one spot. What I love about this event is that it’s quite unpredictable, every year there are new and more impressive entries and it’s hard to tell who has the edge. HKS has been dominating lately but I feel like things are going to change.

This is by far my favorite event of the year and I’ve watched Video Option’s 2007 coverage dozen’s of times. If only there were a broadcast on TV.

In the mean time, enjoy what is (for me), the most epic moment in the Time Attack scene:

(skip to around 5:00 for THE lap)

News – Hach is back!

October 10, 2009

Another bloody FT-86 blog, sorry… but I’ve come to love this car.

It’s hard to make a sequel to the one of the greatest cars in Japanese history, but from what we see here it could live up to the Hachi-Roku name.

It’s about time Toyota came back into the sports car sector and with an FR machine.

At 4160mm in length it’s actually 40mm shorter than the original. A little wider at 1760mm and 1260mm tall.
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