lots of Nissan 350Z race cars for Super GT GT500
Lots of Nissan 350Z at Super GT official test day on August 2, 2007 at
Motegi Twin Ring (this race course appears on Playstation GT4), Japan.
List of cars seen in this vid:
#3 - YellowHat YMS Moba-HO! TOMICA Z
#12 - CALSONIC IMPUL Z
#13 - ENDLESS ADVAN Senzai-kakumei Z
#22 - MOTUL AUTECH Z
#23 - XANAVI NISMO Z
#24 - WOODONE ADVAN Clarion Z
#46&47 - Ho-zan DUNLOP Z
#350 - Nissan 350Z Test Car !!
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.
Honda HSV-010 RAYBRIG - Honda's next gen. NSX-GT
"Honda Music" is back!
This is Honda HSV-010 GT, the successor of NSX-GT. Due to too strong a
downforce, the top speed is slightly lower than the rivals such as Nissan
GT-R, but it's an ultimate cornering machine ever! And the Exhaust sound is even better than NSX-GT. I
miss the old NSX, but now HSV is becoming my new favorite Honda.
This video was shot on "Bridgestone Tire Test Day for SuperGT", May 13,
2010 at Sports Land Sugo, Japan.
Team Name: Team Kunimitsu
Drivers: Takuya Izawa / Naoki Yamamoto
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]
Note: "HSV" stands for Honda Sports Velocity.
Nissan Historic Racing Cars
These cars still got it !
- Skyline GT-R [KPGC10]
- Nissan Sunny [B110 / B310]
- Nissan Bluebird [KH510 / KP510]
Nissan GT-R Switzer P800 - Dyno run with backfire!
I've received the video from Totalcarconcept.com of the Dynorun! The Switzer P800 kit
turns the GT-R in to a 800 HP monster. With a few PSi more Boost the 840 HP is no problem. They have 98
and 100 octaan fuels. The AMS sportcats are much bigger and give good
power, also with sportcat! It's possible, they can do it! :)
Video: 1014 HP Nissan GT-R Switzer R1K shooting flames on Dyno, wheelspin in 4th gear!
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Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our
long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
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Best GTR launch control reaction ever
Courage is strong in this beautiful GTR Pilot! She took the directions
given to her and just rolled with it!
I love the part where the fear takes over body control, which makes it hard
for her to think straight to let off the gas to make it stop. Hahahahaha
This is by far the best GTR Reaction I have ever seen with for GTR Launch
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