Since the first pictures released were photoshopped, I thought I’d show you guys what the real deal looks like. And well… they don’t disappoint.
910 HP and Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima = Record Breaking 9:51.278 run up Pikes Peak. Check out this link for more info and pics of Monster’s car: AutoBlog.
It’s been a little slow these past few weeks with new product releases. Luckily for you everyone decided to release new products in the past few days. So where is a quick list of whats hot :).
Some new goodies: “Smart Cross” Wench, Racing Guages and Chassis Reinforcement galore for the FD2.
IS250/350 Body Kit (Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper, Front Air Duct, Rear Wing, Cooling Hood)
Kyo-Ei is the master nut maker in Japan, making most major nuts that wheel companies sell here. With such knowledge they decided to make the ultimate racing nut… long, un-breakable, and black (excuse all the sexual innuendoes). Anywho, for those who are serious about racing, these won’t fail on you.
Mine’s has been primarily focused on the GT-R R35 since it was released, doing everything from performance to aesthetics. Well here’s another goodie, a CF Grill for the GT-R R35 To-Die-For. Not only is it useful, but its incredibly well crafted.
Pretty self explanatory… The shift knob is basically universal since it comes with 4 different inserts to thread on.
Not really a new product, but Weds released a new Website for their WedsSports line. Its similar to the Weds North America Site but makes it a lot easier to find all things related to WedsSports, including Race Results and a Gallery. Check it out:
Subaru WRX STI Sets New Record Lap at the Isle of Man TT Circuit
Driver Mark Higgins sets all-time fastest production car lap of 115.356 MPH on historic Mountain Course
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, June 10, 2011 — Subaru driver Mark Higgins set an all-time fastest lap of averaging 115.356 MPH today on the iconic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course driving a US specification 2011 Subaru WRX STI. The previous record of 100 MPH stood for 21 years. The lap took 19 minutes 37 seconds and the WRX STI hit speeds in excess of 162 MPH.
“This was the most thrilling and frightening thing I have ever done,” said Higgins, a Manx native. “It has been my dream to drive this course since I was a little boy and I am just elated that we were able to hit the speeds we did. The Subaru was just rock solid through the mountain section and took an amazing amount of punishment on the course.”
On his first practice run of the demanding TT circuit, Higgins averaged 113 MPH on the 37-mile course. “It was difficult because we really had no idea what speeds we would be able to do on the course as we were unable to run a full lap at speed,” Higgins said. “Today we were unsure if we would be able to run because of the weather. There was hail on part of the course this morning, and heavy rain, but we were able to get a run off and it was a great lap.”
The WRX STI was a production US spec car running a standard 305 HP turbocharged boxer engine. Some safety modifications were made. The Subaru was equipped with a Lifeline fire suppression system, Hockley Motorsports roll cage, motordrive competition seats, Mintex brake pads (but stock calipers and rotors), and an open exhaust to warn spectators of the on-coming car. The speed limiter was turned off to allow a higher maximum speed; springs and dampers were changed to accommodate the numerous high-speed jumps on the circuit, sending the WRX STI almost four feet off the ground. The car ran on street legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires.
“We could not be more pleased with the result of this week’s drive,” said Dominick Infante, National Manager, Product Communications, Subaru of America, Inc. “The WRX STI performed incredibly well at near flat out speeds and Mark drove impeccably. His save at Bray Hill at 150 MPH was some of the best driving any of us have ever seen.”
Subaru is the official car partner of the Isle of Man TT Races.
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Thanks go out to Warren for sharing this with me.
Good news for all you hybrid guys out there… not sure if we get a lot of Prius owners or Civic hybrid drivers, but for those CR-Z readers, Rays Japan just released two new wheels off their Eco line. The wheels center around improved looks and size over stock wheels without the sacrifice of MPG. Not sure if I love them but I’ll let you guys be the ones who decide.
Not sure if the feud is real or not… but certainly is funny. Exhibit B is a little disturbing too haha.