the stock Exhaust on my VW MkV GTI is furious, only you have to practically put a mic inside it to hear. additionally I threw a mic under the hood to hear the incredible sound of the turbo and blow off valve, along with the direct-injection.
I have to admit the speed I achieved at points while driving on this stretch of road is surprising, but due to the GTI's incredible suspension and aerodynamic tuning it was just another day in the office. Its tendency to to understeer during acceleration is a welcome safety net, while some lift-off oversteer helps the car to rotate around tight corners. at the same time, it kept its composure 100% of the time even when the road was less than optimal. what a great ride, and great fun. the only thing I'd like to change about the car however is the brakes. they're as mushy and mushy can be, and because of this they do not inspire confidence. maybe some stainless steel brake lines would help, but there's no question that my first modifications will be the APR ecu, upgraded brakes, and racing tires.
all I have to do now is find the money to go racing so I can get off public roads and build a proper race car. in the mean time, gran turismo will suffice.
download my gran turismo tuning guide for the iPhone on the iTunes Store.
also to note of the numerous times I shifted during this film, not one was missed!!! no grinding here, though my clutch smelled like it didn't like it when I used it to control wheel spin during one of the launches. still, the car is very tight and smooth for having 30,000 miles on the odometer. I don't ever want to get rid of it. and these roads are obviously tremendous, they're the most curvaceous and undulating road I have ever driven. if only I could get them to pave them, close them down temporarily and establish a racing/rally circuit, I would be in heaven.
filmed with a canon hv30 with add-on audio by sennheiser lav mics into a juicedlink 4 track phantom powered mixer.
EP3 Civic Si vs Jetta 1.8T
2003 Honda EP3 Civic Si vs 1999 VW Jetta 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition
Civic: Race Land coil-overs, AEM short-ram intake, 5-Speed Manual
Jetta: Stock KO3 @9psi, 5-Speed Manual
Race filmed in Mexico
D16z6 turbo vs ls1 camaro
Watch the whole video.
I dont know how we ended up racing this guy(Zbad28)!
We did like 8 pulls total.
Little did he know the honda aint even built.
Heres a pull i caught with my camera phone. shitty phone
GSX vs. Mk2 1.8t vs SRT-4
This is a video I took of a race between a GSX, VW Mk2 1.8t, and a SRT-4. The guy in the GSX was talking all this trash to my friend with the VW, so we hit up the highway and let the cars do the talking.
The 1.8t is fully built, including all internals, and has a custom-made Exhaust and Intercooler piping with a big turbo (cant remember what type at the moment - will update this when I remember) running at only 10lbs of Boost. It should also be noted that the Mk2 was not running at full Boost and was rev limited to only 6500rpm. Also, the entire interior was stripped out and weighs in at just above 2000 lbs. The engine is capable of hitting 9000rpm easily and is expected to be running 25+ pounds of Boost by the end of the summer. My friend estimates that he is putting down 350whp at the current settings, but should hit closer to 500 or 600 once running at full Boost and revs.