Forged Performance: Lexus LFA hot lapping Road Atlanta
Sharif Abdelbaset, the Principle at Forged Performance, was given the
unique opportunity to drive the first retail delivered Lexus LFA on track.
The owner of the car, Roy, is a longtime friend and client of Sharif's
Forged Performance: 957 WHP GT-R
Forged Performance Built and Tuned R25 GT-R. 838 WHP on 93 octane and 957
WHP on C16.
For full specs please visit the Forged Performance Blog.
Music: Gemini - Blue
March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in
Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6
nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much
more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their
workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track
Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride
height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided
track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step
I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would
not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit
the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full
throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the
right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I
think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson.
Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!!
Nissan Says NO MORE to the DeltaWing!
The auto show's in Chicago. Don't worry--no one's been shot...yet. We'll
look at a few of the day's premiering vehicles, as well as Aston's Vanquish
Volante (or Vantage...or whatever.) All this on Inside Cars!
VW Beetle GSR:
Kia Cross GT:
Aston-Martin Spy Shots:
Forged Performance: #003 Lexus LFA
As many of you know, one of our GT-R clients also owns the first retail
delivered LFA in the world, affectionately labeled #003. The first two cars
went to Toyota insiders. Roy has become a good friend over the years and
unlike many supercar owners, he actually uses his cars on track and on the
street. His LFA is not a garage queen by any means. Every now and then he
gives me the unique privilege of driving his LFA on track and on one such
occasion at Road Atlanta we decided to bring Zak Kerbelis with us to do
some filming. It's not often I am handed the keys to a $400K irreplaceable
super car and told to kill it and fortunately we had Zak on hand to film.
By way of introduction, Zak is only 18 years old, but has produced some of
the most amazing videos for Formula D and has quite a talent for film and
In addition to Roy, I wanted to give special appreciation to Mark and Maria
of Chin Motorsports for graciously providing the track time, and another
good friend and fellow GT-R owner Paul McElroy for providing the chase car
Enjoy, and we'll see you all on the track again soon!
ALMS 2012 - Nissan Deltawing Big Crash During Testing At Road Atlanta
During testing for Petit Le Mans the Nissan DeltaWing crashed with a
Porsche GTC car and was forced into a roll.
Gunnar Jeannette was behind the wheel at the time of contact with the GTC
Porsche. There's been no official word yet from the DeltaWing team or
Nissan whether or not the car can be repaired in time for this weekend's
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DeltaWing Coupe: 2013 Petit Le Mans (PURE ENGINE SOUND!)
The first in my 'Last of the P1 Series', covering the last four LMP1 class
cars that raced in the American Le Mans Series is the uniquely shaped
Enjoy the pure engine sounds of this car driving at the 2013 Petit Le Mans.
Originally designed as an IndyCar, the DeltaWing made its racing debut at
the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans under the Nissan banner. For 2013 development
of the car was taken over entirely by Don Panoz and entered in the LMP1
category of the American Le Mans Series. The DeltaWing was given a brand
new Elan built Mazda engine, Bridgstone Tires and mid season the chassis
was changed from an open cockpit to a closed coupe style. The Delta Wing
will race in 2014 in the newly created TUDOR United Sports Car Championship
in the Prototype class.
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Sebring Raceway - December 2011 - Porsche 911 Turbo - Chin Motorsports
A few laps recorded from our only dry session on December 11th, 2011.
Driving my 2007 Porsche 911 turbo. All
stock except GMG Springs / Sways. Michelin PSS street tires. Got a 2:35, if
I was fast I'd be at 2:25 :)
Harry's Laptimer 14.4 (beta) on iPhone 4s
Emprum Ultimate GPS (5hz) with DockExtender cable
Kiwi OBDII Wifi
Gopro Hero HD
Zoom H4n Portable Recorded w/4 condensor mic inputs
Used Camtasia and Dashware to stitch everything together.
Intro car pics from from Henry at Colourtechsouth
Forged Performance LFA Another day at Road Atlanta
Sharing the track with the great folks at Chin Motorsports, Sharif
Abdelbaset the Owner, Tuner, and experienced racer and driving instructor
at Forged Performance takes Roy Mallady's LFA out for some fun laps around
the historic Road Atlanta. Hang on for a fun ride!