"95 NSX Turbo GT1 Le Mans Race Car - Best Motoring International
Reviewed For The First Time. The video first takes you on an exclusive ride on the NSX turbo GT1, the machine that Honda built to challenge the legendary Le Mans race. The driver testing the car will be the one and only Keiichi Tsuchiya.
The M3 takes on JDM Super Sports! - Best Motoring International
Two amazing battles will make you sweat, as the thrilling in-car cameras
and close-up insets of driver's footwork provide excitement never before
available on video. The Drift King takes the M3, Carrera and NSX on the
track for a drift test! Learn the trick by studying the King's footwork for
the ultimate car control! Then he Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya challenges
the hi-tech 4WD machines driven by Manabu Orido with under-powered FR cars,
including his own specially prepped AE86. The risky battle of 3 rounds is
more than enough to convince every car enthusiasts across the world that
"Initial D" is more than just an animation.
Honda Tests NSX-GT FR Hybrid
What a surprise... Nobody, and even none of the auto media could see this
coming. At a regular "Super GT Test Day" held at TwinRing Motegi on
October 2010, Honda NSX-GT suddenly showed up with no official
announcement. Honda already has HSV for Super GT. Why now NSX-GT?
The vehicle has the looking of NSX-GT, but what lies under the body kit is
a "FR" vehicle. The exact same car was previously spotted just once on
2007 when it was announced that Super GT regulation would change from 2009
and only "3.4L FR" race cars will be allowed. NSX-GT being a "3.5L
mid-ship", it was apparent that the new regulation was designed to shut out
NSX-GT from Super GT. Honda needed to make a tough decision at that time
whether to make a FR version of NSX-GT, or stop racing. The car spotted on
2007 was a result of Honda's ultimate struggle - its hood awkwardly
stretched to store engine in front, sticking Exhaust pipes from the side instead of rear, and
roof-top air intake became useless and had scaled down.
Eventually, Honda managed to survive in racing in Super GT by developing a
new 3.4L FR vehicle, HSV-010 GT on 2010. And what had happened to that "FR
NSX-GT"? There was no doubt of it being scrapped and gone forever, after
all it became a useless prototype race car. The set-up probably did not go
well, and above all, who would like to see a FR NSX?
[NSX-GT with KERS]
But it turned out that "FR NSX-GT" was still alive, secretly stored inside
the garage of Honda R&D team for 3 years. This time, it was chosen for the
vehicle to officially test KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) which
might be used for 2012 Super GT or later. To reduce development cost of
KERS, Honda volunteered to provide the car and gather data for all race
entrants, and Lexus and Nissan approved it. "FR NSX-GT" was an ideal test
car for all 3 car makers. The car was basically designed to race in Super
GT, but Honda did not develop it till the end and had never used in races,
thus lack of racing data. This was fair deal for Lexus and Nissan because
Honda testing KERS will not bring advantage to HSV.
So many people and media asked the GT Association (management organization
of Super GT) the specification of this "NSX-GT Hybrid", and later an
official announcement was made.
KERS provided for testing purpose for Super GT vehicle is manufactured by
Zytek, the same KERS supplier for F1. It can be used to Boost the car for maximum of 20 seconds to
overtake others, and can be fully recharged after 1 single lap. It is 40kw
strong and is powerful enough to drive cars solely on electric motor on
places such as pit lanes. The KERS itself weigh 50kg.
According to GT Association, the very first test drive of NSX-GT Hybrid was
done a month ago, and this was the first time to seriously test its
potential on race tracks. Test driver of "NSX-GT Hybrid" was Katsutomo
Kaneishi who was a Honda test driver in days of NSX-GT, and currently a
director of Real Racing Team with KEIHIN HSV-010. His best lap of the day
was 1.49"468 at TwinRing Motegi, only 4.453 seconds slower than the fastest
lap of the day by Lexus ENEOS SC430.
There should be tons of more tests coming, but so far it seems possible
KERS might be used at Super GT in the near future.
F1 sound! Honda HSV KEIHIN
"Keihin HSV-010" testing Bridgestone tires two weeks before the final round
of 2010 Super GT series. Eventually they ranked 3rd place.
Date: Oct. 7, 2010
Place: Twin Ring Motegi, Japan
[Team Info] http://www.real-racing.jp/?page_id=598
Team Name: Keihin Real Racing
Drivers: Toshihiro Kaneishi / Koudai Tsukakoshi
Director: Katsutomo Kaneishi
Engine Tuner: M-TEC (Mugen)
Vehicle Maintenance: Real Racing
Length x Width x Height: 4.675m x 2.000m x (undisclosed)
Vehicle Weight: 1,100kg or more
Displacement: 3,397 cm3 (3.4L)
Maximum Output: 500ps (370kW) or more
Maximum Torque: 40.0kgm (392Nm) or more
Tyres: Front 330/40R18, Rear 330/45R17
Suspension System: Double wishbone
Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8
Transmission Shifting Method: Ricardo 6-Speed Sequential Manual, Steering
Steering System Mechanism Rack and pinion system with electric power
Brake type and mechanism Hydraulic ventilated disc system
[Honda HSV - Official Information]
Factory Fighters - Best Motoring International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. Full
performance test & Track Battle! Factory Fighters are : Nismo Z S-tune GT,
Mazdaspeed RX-8, Lancer Evo VIII MR GSR, Lotus Elise 111R, BMW M3 CSL,
Renault Clio V6 RS, and Integra Type R
Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
On this special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa
pits the world's most exclusive super cars against each other in a
no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador,
LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car
realm - the Bugatti Veyron?
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S2000 MEGA BATTLE - Hot Version International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. 1st Gen vs 2nd
Gen Stock S2K Battle + Tuner S2K Battle featuring Super Taikyu spec Spoon
S2000 coupe, J's Racing S2000, and C-KEN S2000. Drivers : Keiichi Tsuchiya,
Manabu Orido, Juichi Wakisaka