Being in the United States, we are deprived of certain cars. The Nissan S15 and Skyline just to name a few. One of the few cars what I wished was imported here was the Nissan Cedric.
Look at it. Typical Classic. 4 doors, no B-pillars. It would have been great market competition for the Chevrolet Impala.
Very few cars impress me. This one did. I wonder what is under the hood.
Now, I have seen it all. I am kind of speechless.
A few years ago, I saw a black KE70 (Te72 here in the states) from Australia. What impressed me was not the ‘mad JDM tyte drifting skills’, but the engine itself.
A 3T-GTE. One of the baddest T series engines out there.
1.8L , TWIN Spark and TURBO? yeah.
Mark Buckland Drifting @ Hori Dori Drift Day from tarry mortlock on Vimeo.
Owned by Mark Buckland from Australia.
It’s the 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe.
Based on the Cadillac sports coupe, this menacing beast pushes over 1000 HP from a 7.0L V8 Twin Turbo. 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds. Only 12 will be made.
Enough words. Lets see pictures and full specs.
With all the modifications you can do to your automobile, it is very hard to stand out in this day and age.
What hasn’t been done? What has been done too many times? What makes your ride unique?
Bright green wheels are nothing new but this one really stood out to me and he has a fish as a hood prop.
One of the things I love about meets, besides meeting people and seeing awesomely built cars from a garage, is the roll in /out. I always find it amusing to see how long it takes for these ridiculously dumped cars to get in or out of the parking lot without having a lip or body part fall off.
Here is a prime example of some bozosuku-style cars trying to roll into a parking lot:
What are some of the things you like about meets?
Project : 1982 Toyota Corolla -”The Whistling Bat”
Took about three years to build it to where it’s at now and a ridiculous amount of redoing a lot of things to get almost everything right. Almost everything has been modified.
From ashy to classy.
In case some of you did not know, August 8th was “International AE86″ day. There were meet and greets taking place all over the world. This is one of the things that brings all of us car people together. You can do a search and you will find coverage of this international event from all parts of the world.
This is Northern California’s coverage presented by Slide Your Ride and Performance Options. The location was at Toyota of Oakland.
Two links to blogs that covered the event
Fkn’ Famous and Life Blasters
Only sold in the US from 1981 to 1984, The Toyota Starlet was a great choice for an economy car during that time. The light weight body ,which weighed around 1,800 pounds, and a 1.3L (4k) engine had this car doing around 40 miles per gallon.
What a looker, right?
However, do we really care about that? Probably not! A rule of thumb to having a fast car is lightweight and high horsepower. The weight of this car made it a great candidate for a swap.
A typical swap is the 4AGE from the AE86, but I have seen 3SGE, F20C, and even a few 3TC. So with a little body work, a kit, and some wheels, you can go from a typical econobox to a very fun driving machine. Like this!
The F20C swap is nothing new and as a matter of fact, the F20C swap into a 1st generation Celica has been done plenty of times.
This one has to be my favorite. I’ve seen this car in person and saying that it is flawless is an understatement.
This is how it started off: (Yes, the photo is a bit tweaked. Do not adjust your screens)