I love seeing these sorts of cars at tracks, as for me the mid to late 90s Super 2000 touring cars are some of the best looking and coolest race cars that have been produced to this day. This ex-touring car is now living the time attack life and I’m sure it’s a fantastic platform for a street based time attack machine. Luckily it was parked up and had most of its body panels removed giving me a chance to have a peek at some of the details.

The front has been nicely simplified and its all function! Scoops and ducts for the intake, radiator and brakes, and then a few attachment points for the front splitter. The radiator has been relocated to be right at the front of the car and actually looks a little smaller than the stock one.

The engine bay really is spectacular. The engine is incredibly low and rearward in the engine bay and it’s great to see how tidy they are. No unnecessary crap, just pure performance.
Because the engines were NA and the competition was incredibly fierce between manufactures, a lot of development is put into intake and exhaust design, resulting in an overwhelmingly big intake and plenum.

Due to the extensive lowering and 19″ wheels a lot of changes have been made to the chassis too, which you can see by all the welds present. Larger tubs, reinforced strut mounts and engine mounts and seam welds in lots of places.
I also like the removable and lightened front brace; this is something I would like to do on the Nissan.

Beautiful 2-piece discs and AP Racing calipers. Single lug nut for maximum awesomeness.

On to the interior and it’s all business. The driver sits very far back in the vehicle, almost behind the B-pillar with an extended steering wheel and dash. Floor mounted pedal box and of course, a sequential gearbox.

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December 30, 2015

S U P E R T O U R I N G L O V E
Mid-Late 90s Super Touring – Ridiculously fast, impossibly cool.


Here’s an on-board video of Toshihiko Suzuki’s fastest lap at last weekends World Time Attack Championship in his Scorch Racing S15, setting an impressive 1:31.456.
An incredibly quick time considering the event winner, the Cyber Evo, set a 1:28.851.

More S-chassis, yay!

He doesn’t seem to like front bumpers, but I’m not surprised with Llandow’s high curbs, drop off the tarmac and random tractor tires scattern around.

There aren’t many cars that can pull off the uber high GT-wing look, but this RPS13 definitely can.

Why aren’t more women into drifting?

These are from the British Drift Championship Semi-pro round at Llandow circuit last year where she seemed to be having some problems. This meant she didn’t qualify for the tandem finals, it’s a shame as I really wanted to see her against all the guys.

Just your standard competition S14 interior.

Welsh WRC @ The Bay Continued

November 14, 2010

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Spent this evening back down in Cardiff Bay to watch Stage 16 of the Rally, a short 1.7km run down in the Cardiff barrage. This time round the weather was greatly improved with no wind but still some rain. Me and a friend made sure we had our proper full rally attire on, which includes multiple jumpers and jackets. Here is what I managed to take, despite my camera being terrible in low light conditions, hope they give you an idea of what the stage was like:

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JUMP!

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The King himself.

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Thank you fellow flash.

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There were a couple of old gems on display, you know what they look like so here are some engine bay shots:

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Metro 6R4

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McRae’s Martini Focus

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And finish off with an RS200. I shot quite a lot with the 35mm Chinon so expect photos in the future.

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Straight after the Dirt 3 event in town I headed down to Cardiff Bay for the start of the Welsh WRC. Let me just say that I could have happily thrown all these photos in the trash. It was freezing, raining and the wind, oh my God, the WIND. It felt like a hurricane. You can’t see the wind in photos. For most of the evening I spent my time generating body heat and mastering the art of wind wrestling, so the photos you see here are the brief moments when the wind was slow enough for me to take the camera out.

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Apart from all that it was nice to see all the WRC cars and drivers again.

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We went driver hunting and found Loeb strolling through, I flinched in shock and snapped this. I shoud be a paparazzi.

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Some sights.

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This is what the evening felt like:

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Even WRC Cars wait for traffic lights.

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