Lexus IS F Racing Concept

Racing concept model of Lexus IS F. Being 300kg lighter than the original vehicle, Toyota says this car is ready for endurance race in Nurburgring. [Spec] Car Name: LEXUS IS F CCS-R (Circuit Club Sport Racer) Base Vehicle: Lexus IS F Weight: less than 1,400kg (-300kg from original) Engine: 2UR-GSE Engine Displacement: 5L (4.968L) Max horsepower: 311kW(423PS)/6,600/rpm Max Torque: 505N・m(51.5kgf・m)/5,200rpm Dimention: 4,760mm×1,815mm×1,385mm Wheelbase: 2,730mm [Website]

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Crystal Mercedes SL600
A kind of car I will never park on streets! [Specs] Car Name: D.A.D Luxury Crystal Benz Produced by Cactus Corporation Base Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz SL600 Number of Crystals Used: 300,000 Production Cost: 40,000,000yen (=482,000USD) Production Period: 3 month Color of Crystal: Golden Shadow, Crystal, Jet Hematite Wheels: Zuenglein DR301 Jewel - Front 9.5J+24 x 20 - Rear 11J+35 x 20 [Website] Garson:

- The Art of Engine Warm Up - Warming up the engine is not something any team crew could do. Because it's not only about warming up, but it's also a procedure to check the condition of the engine before the car goes on to the race track. Usually, the warm up process is performed by a specific mechanic through out the season. This mechanic is likely to be an engine mechanic who knows everything about the engine, and he has his own way of testing it using his own eyes, ears, and even nose. Open the throttle in various speed (quick/slow), try that at different rev levels, maintain that rev point, and listen what each of them sound like. He will also check around the engine room to observe any leak of oil, and sometimes even check the smell to see if the gas is burned properly. Through out this process, the mechanic will compare the data and his "sense" with his experience from the past to diagnose the condition. That is why, not any team crew could perform this task. This video is only a minute long, but the actual warm up takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on the climate (in cold weather they need more time). They would usually do this half an hour before the car gets on the track, because if it's earlier than this the engine will become cold, and if it's later, they won't have time to deal with any problems found. [Official Website] Lexus Team SARD:

Screen RX-7 Time Attack Car [2013]
Photos: [Car Info] - Shop Name: Screen - Team Name: Screen with Team D2 Japan - Car Name: Screen GT35 - Max horsepower: 443ps/6,840rpm *2012 spec - Max Torque: 51.1kg/5,562rpm - Rev Limit: 8,500rpm - Max Boost: 1.2kg - Weight: 1,050kg - Transmission: Hewland Engineering Sequential 6MT - Bodykit: R-Magic - Hood: RE Amemiya - Rear Diffuser: RE Amemiya - Brake Caliper: Front D2japan 4POT / Rear 4POT - Brake Rotor: 356mm Floating Rotor - Final Gear Ratio: 3.9 [Time Attack Record] - Fuji Speedway: 1'44.2 (Jan. 2011) [Official Website] *in Japanese -

Honda NSX Concept-GT
Photos: What if you are the only one who has the wrong tool to fight with, while everyone else has something right? This is exactly the situation Honda is about to face in the 2014 Super GT series. Chassis of DTM is purely designed for FR racing cars - a chassis destined to work when an engine is mounted on the front. But Honda will put engine on the rear to make it MR, and even add a racing hybrid system to it. Why do this? Most people think that Honda just wants to race with a vehicle of features that their new NSX will have. Well, that's not everything. The extreme kind of race cars, like the ones in Super GT or DTM, are almost never built over their production model cars. An engineer of Nissan in Super GT series says that the only real common part between GT500 GT-R and the production R35 is the "door knob". All other parts of the vehicle are mere imitation of the production model just to keep the resemblance. Race cars in these categories are created with completely different materials, developed by a different team, and built in a different factory. There almost nothing in common between the two cars. With that in mind, we are close to understanding what is Honda trying to do with this NSX Concept-GT. Mount an engine on the rear of FR chassis, add a hybrid racing system of their own, and still race trying to compete with others with better condition. The race is not actually about the car itself, but it is the place where manufactures and teams show their spirit of challenge, test their own ideas and skills, to prove who is the best in creating new things. If you are complaining about NSX Concept-GT having a 2.0L engine, or becoming smaller in size compared to HSV, you are only seeing the surface of this race. I recommend that you go see a production car race. It's true that currently Honda is lacking lineup of sports cars. But it's only about the production cars, and they have never abandoned their spirit in racing. After 2009 when they stopped producing S2000, they came up with HSV that does not exist anywhere in the world except on race track. They fought equally to Toyota and Nissan and won series championship. Now with the new NSX-GT in 2014, they will start a new story of challenge. Let's not just see "what they make", but also see "how they think" to improve their unique race car and fight against other manufactures. Hopefully in the near future, they'll produce a new sports car filled with that spirit. The Honda show is about to start! [Vehicle Information] - Name: Honda NSX Concept-GT - Race Category: 2014 Super GT - GT500 class [Vehicle Spec] Dimention - Length x Width x Height: 4,650 x 1,950mm - Wheelbase: 2,750mm - Vehicle Weight: 1,000kg+ *excluding fuel and hybrid system Power Plant - HR-414E - Engine Type: Inline-Four Intercooler turbo - Displacement: 1,995 cm3 - Maximum Output: 550ps+ - Throttle Control: Drive-by-Wire - Maximum Torque: - - Other: Racing Hybrid II Tires - Tires: Front 300-680R18, Rear 320-710R18 - Suspension System: Double Wishbone [Honda NSX Concept-GT - Official Information] [Some Spec Comparison with 2013 HSV-010] - Length x Width: -25 x -50mm - Wheelbase: -50mm - Vehicle Weight: -100kg - Displacement: -1.5L ----- Music by Mseq / Title: A Billion Years of Green