A duo that’ll make you melt a little inside. Meet Brett & Donny, proud Honda brothers from the Netherlands. The video by ABFilms is absolutely epic, the music perfect as well as the cut outs and smooth motion tracking. Be sure to check their YouTube channel out here.
These cars were genuinely built from near stock-standard, into these beasts. Brett (dark blue EK4) has done a great engine swap, after driving around with the stock B16A2 for quite sometime, he realized it just wasn’t enough, it consumed oil for nothing etc. So he got rid of it. After this he ended up installing a 96′ spec B18C VTEC motor, which was fine for the next 3 years, but one day on a trip to Germany, it started with a bang. He was persistent, he still decided to continue, so he went and found himself a worked B18C motor fully rebuilt, but in under a year that just blew too. So after swapping out 3 blocks, he decided the B series just wasn’t enough, so he opted out for the K20, as fast and beautiful as it goes unfortunately it did take him some time to get used to the fact that the K series just doesn’t do the EK and justice, it rattles and kinks everything apart. But hey, It’s a ROCKET!
Now let’s checkout Donny’s black EK3. Bought in 2010 with a D15Z6, it got VTI badges added on and Donny was an honest bloke he didn’t think it was fast he just thought the badges looked cleaner along side the Honda EK charge-speed kit. He came to a stage where figured the fact that it was pre-facelift was kind of ugly so he decided to convert that over too. Now when your brother has a B18 and you’re stuck with a D15 we all know it’s just painful, so Donny installed a Turbo kit, tuned to 7psi it was a quick little thing, but yet again Brett (the brother) had just put in a K20 which again left the D series with no luck, even with the turbo.
There are so many GTR R34’s out there it’s not funny. But whose is the best? We’ve got the Dragsters, a few circuit based versions.. But what about an all rounder? With maximum power output and the perfect modifications. This animal puts out 982 AWHP and 660 lb-ft of torque. (732 kw / 895 nm). That ain’t quick, that’s crazy.
Source: SP Engineering
The RB26DETT is equipped with the following modifications
- Garrett twin GT35 turbos
- HKS Exhaust Manifold
- Stage 3 Stroker kit
- F-CON V Pro engine management system
- 1.2mm Head Gasket
- Valve guides
- Valve springs
- Stage 1 264 Intake & Exhaust camshafts
- Adjustable cam gears
- DLI II Twin Power ignition amplifier
- Fuel delivery pipe
- Fuel pressure regulator
- EVC VI
- Mixture Controller
- Full Exhaust
- Oil cooler
- External Wastegates
- Kansai Carbon/Kevlar Plug and Cam Gear Cover
- GReddy Type R three-row front-mount intercooler kit
- Type R blow-off valves
- Suction kit
- Oil pump
- High-capacity add-on oil pan
- Hypertune intake manifold
- Fuel rails
- SP Engineering intake
- Polished Cylinder Head
- Catch tank
- ARP head stud kit
- Denso 1,000cc injectors (x8)
- TITEK Innovations high-flow fuel pump
- ARC radiator
- Over flow tank
- Breather tank
- Garage Defend radiator diversion panel
- Hollinger Sequential Transmission
- OS Giken R3C Triple-Plate Clutch
- HKS Hipermax II Coilovers
- Cusco 24mm Front sway bar
- 24mm rear sway bar
- Nismo Bushing kit
- 19×9.5 Volk Racing TE37 Time Attack Edition wheels
- 275/30/19 Toyo Proxes T1R tires
Brembo GT kit w/ cross-drilled rotors (front and rear)
Nismo front bumper, carbon fiber lip, under tray, FRP aero bonnet, hood dampers; Do-Luck side skirts, rear wing, shortened plate stands; ARC rear under-diffuser; Nismo carbon fiber door pillar covers
Nismo gauge cluster, floor mats, Personal Neo Grinita Suede Steering Wheel, Works Bell quick release, Splash short hub, SP Engineering dry carbon panels
Few people admit it, but air bags are definitely the best way to go low. There are high performance Air Suspension systems for racing etc. And of course the low budget for street, which in all honesty don’t really impair the vehicle at all. It’s just not stiff enough for drifting and high speed cornering.
Basically putting Air Suspension on an MX-5 / Miata or an S2000 will completely ruin that perfect chassis that most dream to have. Nonetheless, what looks & sounds better? Scraping everywhere, amazing cornering or drifting, recovery from slides, impractical, can’t leave your driveway , 2 – 5cm off the ground, adjustable only when the wheels are off. Or Touching the floor low, practical, doesn’t effect your turning circle and doesn’t scrape, not drift friendly, when you corner the back kicks out a little?
Let this beautiful (show-car based?) Ferrari 360 Modena, answer your questions. If you’ve got the cash, it’s better to get Air Suspension, as long as you get the high performance (expensive) versions you should be just fine. The AirRex suspension does maintain handling & the factory performance standards, while improving the appearance.
Built by the Solo Element, this Ferrari is spectacular! The wheels in the video are by NutekWheels, and the wheels in the images are Vossen CVT wheels. And lastly the suspension is by AirREX one of the few companies I can personally vouch for AirREX as I have seen their work, and driven on it! But sadly never owned an appropriate vehicle to install air suspension to. Hopefully in the near Future. Affordable Air Suspension Systems can be found at SKREEM Performance – I believe they retail KSport Air Suspension.
Ever noticed how .. driving the MX5 feels just like you’re playing a game? It’s responsive, turns like a toy would, and it’s just … FUN! So… why not make it what it is! Checkout the 8-Bit Miata!
A genuine drift car, that’s been taken out of our 4D (four dimensional) world and put back into the 80s, when 8-bit was the it! Bearing the license plates ZOMBOY (or is it Z0MB0Y?). Now the initial car seems to have all of it’s panels cut in a pixelated fashion, and I must say it looks neat.
Did i mention it has some NEAT features? Just checkout what you need to start the actual car!
At the end of the day, this is a drift car.. so here is a nice little vid the 8BitMiata team has put together for us, enjoy!
Most of the people in the car scene are not really “friendly” towards Honda owners, and I do understand why.. they don’t exactly provide the best power-to-money ratio, so in terms of value they aren’t very good. They’re not exactly Turbo friendly (the older models of course), and their only RWD (Rear wheel drive) models are the S2000 and the NSX, they’re cheap and quite reliable (according to car-guy logic this is a bad thing, as we do like to work on our cars lol).
This animal is 697 HP
Why is Honda big in Turkey?
(TL = Turkish Lira – Currency 1 USD = 2.14 TL)
But what if, petrol costed.. $3 – 4 USD per litre? What if the yearly tax on your vehicle was calculated according to your engines displacement? In Turkey, You’re looking at 5 – 6 TL per litre for 95 Octane. If you own a V8 you’re paying 10,000 TL ($4,700 USD) per year just on registration, and how does topping up 60 litres (16 gallons) for 300+ TL ($145 USD). The average turbocharged vehicle gets about 200 km of full throttle on a tank, in Turkey this would be a disaster. So what happens.. then? Honda’s VTEC motors only really guzzle fuel when they hit VTEC, till then it’s quite fuel economic (B16A2 never hitting vtec gets an easy 500-600 kilometers (350 miles) out of a tank). Honda is quite big in Turkey, and this is the reason why.
Meet The “Hulk Civic”, The EK with a Turbocharged K20 engine, in Turkey it may be street legal, but in other countries it’s definitely classed as a race car. This thing can easily be classed as “built not bought”, here are some old videos of the car, just below you’ll see one back when it was running at 9 psi and getting 394 HP.
Here’s a quick specs list
- K20Z1 Block
- CP Flat Top 10.5 CR Pistons
- Manley Turbo-Tuff Rods
- OEM K20A crank
- OEM Oil pump
- InlinePro Port polish head
- 1mm Oversize exhaust & internal valves
- TODA Spec C Cams
- PT 6765 t4 Turbocharger
- ID2000 Injectors
- Dual BOSCH 044 pumps
- 110 Octane Performance Fuel
- Mfactory 1-6 dogbox tranmission
- Helical LSD
Here’s what it’s like being inside this monster.
Quarter Mile Run
Drag Racing against a Subaru Impreza WRX (HD)
So some people refer to their cars getting into “beast mode” when they flick a switch, drop a gear or .. kick the ass out. What if.. there was a car that had no “modes”, just existed as a beast?
This beast’s build can be followed on Facebook, the last update posted prior to blogging about this Viper was that it was getting a new rear radiator built (As seen in the images below). Currently the Oracle Light’s Viper is attending the 11th season of Formula Drift, this time in two weeks it will have qualified. This car has absolutely no limits!