“The Purple Monster” as dubbed by the original owner
I hunted locally for a clean Mk1 shell,couldnt find any until someone from MX5 Nutz mentioned he had a mint shell possibly for sale. So with a few phone calls later we had agreed on a deal,and today I took delivery of it.
The car was purchased in Japan,over there it had thousands of pounds spent on it including a highly tuned engine on carbs,Garage Vary body kit,Garage Vary bonnet,centre shotgun exhaust,roll cage and much more! I’ve been told it was used as a Touge Car while over there.
While it was over there it had a respray (originally Red,arent they all!) in Honda Amethyst Purple. The inside has been stripped and the floor and behind the seats have been painted the same colour).
The car was imported to the UK in 2007,and has covered hardly any miles in that time. I believe the shell has only covered 40k and you can certainly see that! Theres not a single spot of rust on her!
The car got sold earlier this year and was stripped and put back to standard form. The car had a Veilside front bumper,which got removed and a stock bumper was refitted,hence why its a different colour,same goes with the bonnet. The engine was removed and a stock 1.6 long nose engine was put in its place.
What it looked like upon purchase:
September 2013 Updates:
Late September: Fitted the TR Lane Cage
Snetterton Car Enthusiast Day MX5 Slalom (7th October, 2013)
After some slight damage to the car, the vehicle was taken to the body shop.
NRG Luminor Glow Steering Wheel (November Install)
New wheels while waiting on the car to come back from the paint shop
Here are the photos from the early Christmas.
Gauges Fitted – Some nice photos taken.
New custom interior for everything but the dash. Done by ALL-TRIMS UK (website unavailable)
Some more mods and accessories.
June, 2014 Update:
New WHEELS TOO! Rota RKR Front 15x8j ET0 and Rear 15x9j ET0
October, 2014 – A new rear lip and stock headlights!
The car got dropped off at H&S Performance and the engine was pulled out. The car was then dropped off at AutoDoc Bodyshop for the main work to begin. While the car was in the bodyshop,the guys at H&S Performance did a full service of the engine while it was out.
- Spark Plugs
- Oil/Oil Filter/Sump Plug
- Cambelt & tensioners
- Thermostat & Coolant Sensor
- Painted Upper and Lower Thermostat Housings
- Painted Inlet Manifold with Throttle Body
- Painted Rocker Cover
- Painted Cambelt Cover
- Engine Block Painted
The car was finished and dropped back off at H&S where more parts were fitted along side the re-fitting of the engine.
- Clutch Slave Cylinder
- Alloy Radiator
- Eunos Racing Development Silicone Radiator Hoses
- New Expansion Bottle
- New Washer Bottle
- Polished Oil Cap
- Polished Plug Cover
- Stainless Fusebox Cover
- Painted Radiator Panel cover
- Painted Scuttle Panel Cover
- Countersunk Purple Washers and Bolts
Before & After
If you’ve ever driven a hyper car, you’ll know that driving at 450km/h (280+ mp/h) is not easy. For one you need safety, this means light re-enforced wheels made from carbon fiber.
Most people, (let’s say.. young people) often don’t realize how important a wheel (including the tyre) is. Until you’ve bought brand-spanking new performance wheels, combined with a set of decent tyres, you just can’t begin to understand how much difference it makes. Checkout this details video, it explains how the Koenigsegg wheel is made and will relay a fair share of information.
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
Meet Mad Mike!
From New Zealand, a very well known drifter that slides around in a rotary. Sponsored by Red Bull and Haltech and so many more companies. Some people may think, pfft how would I know anyone from NZ just another typical drifter, well if you’ve ever played Need for Speed Shift Unleashed, that’s Mad Mike’s Rotary right there!
Photos provided by Haltech.
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)
This is a 2006 Acura TSX, it has been converted into what in Australia is called a Honda Accord Euro. Many will “hate on” this ride, as fantastic as it looks – it is indeed completely impractical. But to drive this takes balls!! This thing does not have an air suspension system nor is it ever raised. Only used as a daily!
Now some may come to wonder, how does one … decide to build such a car with this stance?
Lewis (owner of the vehicle) test fitted a new set of works wheels that he had purchased – As most of you would already know, works wheels don’t just fit, they require a camber kit, rolling guards and in some cases flaring the guards. After posting his test fitment picture on the net, it ended up going viral on social networks. I guess, that’s when he decided – “That’s the look I’ll go for”.
Original article by Serious Innovations.
So.. the 2nd Annual Nissan Jam is finally here! The poster has all the details.
It is a PRE-REGISTRATION EVENT, Be sure to register yourself as soon as possible as spots are limited.
Click here to visit their site.
Japanese Nostalgic Car has covered the 2013 event, If you’d like to see some shots, just take a look here. (For more images, visit the the two pages that cover the entire event (Click here for Part 1) and (Click here for Part 2).