In the mid-1990s, an era where Japanese automakers had a sports cars that were beautiful, powerful, memorable, and desirable. Truly timeless machines…
The 280hp era! best time period where Japan’s sports cars were limited to 276hp. Made the manufacturers resort to lots of tricks to make the cars perform.
Also the era of:
"lets add rear steering to everything"
"its built for 500whp seems good enough"
"turbo all the cars"
"wait!, twin turbos!"
"people are going to hate this fuel cut shit!"
My roomate’s Prelude has 4WS. It’s so weird.
Dude, this post for sure is not about any Preludes.
New Music: I Killed The Prom Queen - To The Wolves
YOU LEFT US FOR DEAD
Dallas Green talking about how he got into playing guitar, why a vintage 1944 Martin 00-17 is his favorite guitar and how he writes music&lyrics.
Great cinematography and oh yeah he’s also singing like a boss.
I really like the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment but I feel like there is little room for improvement with the current car.
This is my idea for a longer exclusive segment (maybe once a month):
- Star has a budget of let’s say 3000£ max
He can either spend it all on the car or tune a cheaper one with new/used parts. He has 2 mechanics to help him with the car and setup changes.
- The star, or rather the team, has 2 weeks time to prepare the car after the car is bought.
- He gets 1 track day prior to the hot lap, in order to setup his car for the final run. Setup-changes can be made on track by mechanics.
- The car has to stay UK road legal at all times (has to pass MOT test), since it’s going to be auctioned after the episode for a good cause.
- The star can pick one of the 3 hosts as his personal adviser and gets the Stig as driving instructor.
I do realize that it would take alot of effort from both the BBC team and the star to pull this off. The star doesn’t have to be present during the preparation of the car, but he has to pick one, buy it, do an initial driving test and choose how he could upgrade it.
Both the star and the host setup the car, the Stig is not allowed to drive it though, he’s just instructing them on how to master the course.
In my opinion that would make an awesome episode not just a segment. Of course this has to be done more than once so we’d have a reference for the laptimes. I bet petrol heads like Matt LeBlanc, Rowan Atkinson, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and of course Nick Frost and Simon Pegg would love to do this.
So what kind of car would you choose if you could do this hotlap?
Personally I’d go for a turbo’d MX-5 NA 1.8
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1959 Historic Reissue R9 on ebay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161130281282
Ken Block, meet Ken Box :D
So fucking funny, it has to be reblogged