Drift King's personal NSX-R - VTEC CLUB - Best Motoring International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. [English Narration & Subs] Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya shows off his pearl white custom NSX-R, and battle Naoki Hattori's stock NSX-R on track to prove his set up is better than stock.
Ferrari F430 Drift King Touge Run - Best Motoring International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. Keiichi "Drift
King" Tsuchiya takes the F430 on the Gunsai Touge to test it's potential.
The F430 is also compared with the Touge Master - the legendary Honda
NSX-R. Watch the art of Tsuchiya's driving!
Battles at 10,000rpm - Hot Version International
Check out brand new Hot Version! Nissan GT-R Playlist:
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. Featuring : RE
Amemiya FD3S, C-WEST Z33 Super Taikyu, Spirits MR-S, J's Racing S2000,
Route KS NSX, J's Racing CR-X
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.
Jeff's NSX Version 2 2011 07 15 22 10 41
This NSX started out as Red 91 with 55,000 miles on it was stripped down
after two weeks of ownership and the build began. The front fenders, rear
quarters and rockers are Sorcery the Hood is Route KS. Rear bumper. hatch
and front splitter as many other parts are custom one off raw carbon fiber
made by owner. The airlift system ( Variable Ride Height ) is from Umbrella
Auto Design the car does not have air bags. The car is wrapped in Matte
White vinyl over the winter the door jams will be fixed to match as the
engine bay. The Exhaust is Sorcery no
longer made rims are Advan RS 18-19 brakes are custom with milled brackets
to handle the 6 piston calipers. Interior is custom Alcantara and Leather
with many more custom pieces to many to list. Motor will be pulled this
winter and fit with custom ITB's and will be featured in a National Car
Magazine next spring. Door jams and engine bay will be taken car of also.
More pro photos can be found on NSX Prime photo section and JDM Chicago
Drift King's JGTC Challenge episode 1 - Hot Version International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. [English
Narration & Subs] Keiichi Tsuchiya is known as the Drift King, and D1GP
Judge and also a Le Mans racer and JGTC driver. Go to http://gtchannel.com
for more car videos and content. Before he became the team principal for
the ARTA Team, he used to race the ARTA NSX in JGTC. Here is racing
documentary series of his days in JGTC.
Jeremy Clarkson Interviews Tsuchiya Keiichi (Drift King) and Discusses Drifting and Wangan
Clarkson discusses local drifting and witnessed a 180SX drifting accident
crash on the Midnight Touge course. He also talks about the Midnight Wangan
cruisers known as the midnight club
Jeremy then Interviews Tsuchiya Keiichi (土屋 圭市) in a drifting event
He Reviews the Skyline GT-R and talks about the JGTC as a conclusion.
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