Crowned the “External Combustion Rocket Zero-lag Teaser” also known as the ZLS (Zero Lag System). This anti-lag setup is one of the world’s most creative ideas. Now the traditional Anti-lag system just spools the turbo and only cuts ignition, in reality you still have to wait for that spool. This system, eliminates all the wait!
Now let’s meet Ben, one of the best engine calibration engineers from the United Kingdom. Ben has designed this fantastic system, where pulse-jets are mounted before the turbo (pre-turbo), these pulse-jets supply the air/gas to pre-spin (or keep spinning) the turbo which of course eliminates all the lag. Now .. where is this pulse-jet pulling the air/gas from? in theory (according to HMS Motosport) it’s possible that the pulse-jet (black box in picture) is pulling air from the hot side of the intercooler, and pulsating it back into the turbo, which of course keeps that turbo spinning. There’s also a charge-tank which of course stores and does all the pulsating – now before anyone shoots a million emails or facebook IMs asking where to get one, this charge/rocket cannister is a prodrive from a WRC.
Below here, is a short description quoted by LukeD, an email explanation from Rodney @SubaruWRCSpares.
This device is fitted to the header just in front of the turbo and works as a sophisticated anti-lag system.
Air and fuel are fed into a combustion chamber and ignited by a spark on over-run, it can be used in three stages (depending on how long you want the engine to last) and is the cause of the load banging noise that can be heard as these cars pass by and the flames coming out of the tail pipe. This system is used in conjunction with the boost pack which stores excess pressure in it’s own reservoir to be fed back into the engine inlet side of the inter cooler when the throttle is depressed after shut off.
All this is coupled to the “flat change” gear shift and launch control system which is of course controlled the the ECU.
This system, although dated-back to 2008, with China’s low prices is estimated to cost over $20,000 USD (using aftermarket parts). In reality this system is amazing, but way too costly to actual implement. If car manufacturers retailed the system as an option I guess it would be possible but again it would cost an arm, leg and an eyeball! Looks like this is another track-only mod (or if you live in the UAE). – Besides the fact, anti-lag means a system to stop it, zero-lag means a system to eliminate it entirely – you don’t even need to think twice about which one’s better. But what’s better for your pocket .. well with $100 antilag systems, it’s no question!
Is this the answer to traffic jams? Checkout the SkyRunner – made in England.
PERFORMANCE ECOBOOST DIRECT INJECTION TURBO ENGINE
SkyRunner’s advanced 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine uses innovative technologies to deliver petrol engine response and refinement with the better fuel economy and torque performance associated with diesel engines. The compact and powerful new EcoBoost engine boasts 125PS, delivering class-leading petrol engine CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 5.0l/100km (56.5 mpg) fuel economy.
With minimum weight, dynamic handling and peak performance, the SkyRunner is the ideal candidate for demanding terrain and sand dune adventures. The SkyRunner engine’s 125PS (92kW) power and 200Nm torque output rivals that of a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine and has the highest power density of any similar production engine. Thanks to the lightweight chassis the SkyRunner accelerates to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph.
The SkyRunner uses the latest reflex paraglider wing technology. Renowned for their extreme pitch and roll stability, the SkyRunner wing inspires confidence while retaining dynamic and responsive control. Once in the air the wing simply absorbs turbulence and provides a safe and comfortable flight. During launching, the SkyRunner’s EcoBoost engine gets you quickly off the ground with minimum effort and thanks to its innovative flywheel and pulley design counters engine vibration to deliver refinement without affecting performance, economy or emissions.
In the unlikely event of engine or wing failure the SkyRunner simply floats softly to the ground on its paraglider, or a ballistic reserve chute can be deployed.
SPECIFICATIONS TECHNICAL DETAILS
- Weight: 420kg (926lbs) excluding driver
- Chassis: Thin-wall, high-strength space frame
- Bodywork: Glass/carbon fibre composite
- Propeller: Helix 1.65m 3-blade carbon fibre
- Suspension: Independent double-wishbone
- Wheels: 18 x 8 3-piece, bespoke centres
- Gearshift: Pneumatic paddle-shift
- Fuel Capacity: 35 litres
- Type: 1.0ltr EcoBoost Direct Injection Turbo
- Displacement: 999cc
- Valvetrain: 4-valve, DOHC, Ti-VCT
- Bore x Stroke: 71.9mm x 82mm / Compression :10.0:1
- Power: 125PS (92kW) @ 6000rpm
- Torque: 200Nm (147.5lbs/ft) @ 1400-4500rpm
- Transmission: Bespoke 4-speed with power takeoff
- Max. Road Speed: 185kph (115mph)
- 0-100kph (0-62mph): 4.3 secs
- Max. Air Speed: 88.5kph (55mph)
- Takeoff Speed: 59.5kph (37mph)
- Cruise Speed: 56.3kph (35mph)
- Max. Altitude: 15,000ft (Restricted Altitude: 10,000ft)
- Range: 321.8km (200miles)
I guess this is wear aerodynamics really does count. Checkout this Audi RS3 hitting 365 km/h (227 mp/h).
If you’re curious.. how? well the RS3 is no average hatch. Just checkout it’s factory specs below. Now imagine this modified – and you get 545 kw (730 hp) and that’s like 0-100 in what?? 2 seconds or so lol.
- Performance: 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (Imperial: 0-62 mph in 4.6 secs, max 155 mph, 31.0 mpg)
- Technical: 2,480 cc, 5 Cylinder, Turbocharged, AWD, 250 kw (335 bhp), 1,575 kg, 212 g/km CO2
Back in the mid-Eighties the 255hp V8 powered Lamborghini Jalpa offered open top driving at about half the price of the then current flagship, the Countach LP500S, so the smaller Jalpa offered all the joys of owning a real Lamborghini for a relatively reasonable amount of money, today this would come down to a Gallardo versus an Aventador in fact … similar comparison.
However buying a Lamborghini is only part of the fun, keeping it on the road could soon prove to be a very expensive experience … and to make things worse over the last 25 years maintaining a Jalpa didn’t get any easier with parts being very hard to find and the few people that still know how to work on these classic Lamborghini engines aren’t charging peanuts either.
When Nik from Australia bought himself a genuine Lamborghini Jalpa P350 a few years ago he was impressed with the driving experience and the handling, both could keep up with much more modern cars, however performance from the 255hp V8 just didn’t age that well … so he made a very bold move.
After some sleepless nights wondering how much power he could derive from the original V8 before it could blow up Nik decided to remove the original 3.5 Liter V8 Lamborghini engine and install a much more common GM 5.7 Liter (346ci) LS1 engine in the vacant position … instantly boosting power from 255hp up to around 500hp while lowering overall weight as this new LS1 engine wasn’t as heavy as the older Lamborghini V8 (which already wasn’t too heavy to begin with) … an added bonus of this ‘transplant’ was the fact Nik’s Jalpa now was a lot closer to a 50/50 weight distribution too.
Still you just don’t take a Lamborghini V8 from a Jalpa and drop in an LS1 engine without some serious modifications, hence it took Nik a long time to get it all sorted out … but he managed to create a one of a kind Lamborghini Jalpa in the end, and that is what matters.
In fact the EFI on the newly installed LS1 engine didn’t suffer from the heat as much as the Lamborghini V8, and the GM unit made the Jalpa stand almost one inch taller being about 150kg lighter … and keep in mind parts for this Chevrolet 5.7 Liter V8 are available at every car shop in Australia … well almost I guess.
The original gearbox surely couldn’t keep up with the extra power so Nik decided to install parts from an MR2 Turbo … transaxle, shifter, linkages, clutch, slave cylinder … the works so to say, Nik even used modified MR2 axles on the original Jalpa hubs. One of the hardest things to get right proved to be the adapter plate which had to be custom machined just for this Jalpa, just like the original GM flywheel that needed to be machined down to suit the MR2 clutch setup while the shifter cables were custom made at $400 because the MR2 is a shorter car compared to the Jalpa.
The engine cradle itself remained almost the same, naturally it has been strengthened around the engine mounts and gussets to keep it from flexing … while the weight of the engine and transmission might be lower than the original V8 the additional torque output can easily damage the entire frame.
When Nik started up the new engine in the Jalpa and was able to take it onto the road for an initial test he was really impressed … tires could be sent smoking in every gear with acceleration never seen in this ‘Baby Bull’ before, Nik even managed to get most of the original dials on the dashboard working with the new engine, the rpm gauge played it hard but eventually gave in too.
This 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 was finished in dark blue over a tan leather interior with blue piping when Nik bought it, and at first he was going to keep it like that, Nik even went out and bought those beautiful Silhouette style wheels from EuroSpares, 8×15 inch up front and 11×15 inch at the back with 205mm and 335 tires respectively but Nik decided to completely restore the car after frying a second clutch during a drag race … Nik has a passion for drag racing too by the way.
So when the entire drivetrain had to come out of the car to replace the clutch … again, Nik also modified the transaxle to shift without the clutch on the track while still being able to shift using the clutch on the street … don’t ask me how but he managed to do it … before Nik decided an automatic transmission from a Toyota Camry would be an even better idea.
Stripping the car completely unveiled a lot of bad repairs and rust, as the car came from England Nik even found rust under the rubbers, removing the tar and stone guard/underbody detainer actually took 10kg from the overall weight! Nik also decided to modify the looks a bit, the pop up headlights were removed and their holes welded up, the front bumper showed some damage so it got a one way ticket to the bin as did the rear bumper in fact. Reverse lights were built into the body after being sourced from a 1966 Ford Mustang and that custom made exhaust showing two massive tips at the middle of the car made this unique Jalpa picture perfect.
The all aluminum rear wing remained and for safety reasons Nik installed a complete roll over cage inside the cockpit, note he made this cage in such a way the side intrusion bars are removable to make it easier to get into and out of the car during normal street driving but still being completely legal for drag racing. The exterior rear view mirrors were replaced with small, lightweight race style units and the doors now open at the push of a button … like magic.
The original tan leather interior has been replaced by a nice black shade with gray stitching, color coded to the exterior paint to fit into the overall look of this amazing car.
While the Jalpa was spread all over the place in parts Nik decided to replace the front wheel bearings … which could turn into an extremely expensive experience trying to get original parts, however as it turned out he found a Mazda part that just about fits straight onto the Jalpa … and costs only a third of the Lamborghini part.
Power to accelerate is one thing … stopping afterward might be a totally different story as Nik didn’t feel the original Jalpa brakes were up to the task of getting 500hp to a full stop in all safety. The brake lines were already braided so these didn’t flex like rubber lines would, but still Nik replaced the Bendatalia brake booster/master from the Jalpa with a unit taken from the MR2 he already bought for the transaxle transplant … there was some welding required to fit the MR2 booster onto the Jalpa pedal box. Replacing the original brake pads with EBC Yellow Stuff ones up front and EBC Red Stuff ones at the back really improved stopping performance on this Lamborghini.
Now finished in a nice gray shade this Lamborghini Jalpa LS1 really impresses, starting out with a 500hp output from the 5.7 Liter V8 engine paired with an LS6 manifold, smaller cams, some head work and a few other modifications Nik managed to put down a nice 11.8 seconds at the quarter mile drag reaching 119 mph along the way … but that wasn’t the end of the story.
After some additional modifications and replacing the MR2 gearbox with an automatic gearbox from a Toyota Camry Nik managed to put down a healthy 10.65 seconds reaching 130 mph on the quarter mile at the Calder Park Raceway in Victoria, Australia in mid 2012, this time with massive Mickey Thomson Drag Radials on different wheels at the rear.
Today Nik’s Jalpa shows another very impressive modification … apparently the 500hp power output from the LS1 didn’t keep Nik happy for too long so he installed a stunning looking Magnuson MP112 Supercharger kit onto the engine. This kit comes as a bolt-on for this type of engine and can be installed in about 12 hours, comes with a 3-year/36,000 Miles warranty and when set at a boost of 6psi this Hybrid Roots Style Supercharger increases power by about 120hp while torque gets an extra 120 Lbs.ft., add the MSD Atomic LS EFI supporting up to 1000hp with integrated fuel lines and ECU and we could be talking about a Jalpa P600 here … 600hp in a car from the Eighties, 1988 to be exact as this specific Jalpa is production number 387 of only 412 ever made.
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
This is the £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador that you’ve all seen shooting flames in London. As you’ll see in the video, it delivered huge blow to the car on the right turning into it’s lane. It’s quite rare to see a collision like this in this area, let alone with a Lamborghini Aventador.
This bad-ass Lamborghini Aventador took a parked BMW and a Mazda 5 with it in it’s crash. The BMW owner didn’t arrive for quite some time according to “The Daily Telegraph“. It’s quite sad to see such a beautiful car take this much damage off the track. For those of whom are curious, this crash occurred the crash occurred on Sloan Street (one of London’s most expensive streets) just outside Lalit Kumar Modi’s home, the founder of the Indian Premiere League, the roads were closed for just over an hour but no arrests were made.
Introducing the Porsche 918 Spyder.
A convertible as such, hand fitted hard topped. Jay Leno has brought in an expert which explains how the car features 3 separate engines, an electric on the front, as well as a 4.6L V8 combined with an electric motor (also known as a Hybrid V8), making this Porsche AWD up till about 126 mp/h, at this time the front electric motor actually cuts out. The engines all combined make up to 887 hp (661 KW), 1,275 Nm torque.
The initial engine weighing in at 135 kg, makes 453 kW (608 hp) / 528 nM torque at 8,500 rpm. Backed up by two separate electric motors delivering 93 kW (125 hp) to the front wheels and another delivering an additional 115 kW (154 hp) to the rear (working simultaneously with the V8 engine). The car is made up of painted carbon fiber. This Porsche weighs just about 1,685 kg (3,715 pounds).
If you skip to 13:38 in the video above, this when Jay Leno begins driving the vehicle.
Some quick and important points:
- -It get’s more than 70 miles (3.36 Litres per 100 km), that’s just great!
- -You get 19 miles (30.5 km) with the electric motor (with of course no recharging) or consuming petrol.
- -Custom made tyres (green efficient, hybrid and light-weight)
- -Exhausts are mounted at the top behind the seats
- -9150 RPM Red line
- -0-100 km/h (62mp/h) in 2.6 seconds
- -Naturally aspirated (non-turbo or supercharged)
- -4-wheel steering