27 June 2009

The Genesis

The original modern super car, the one that gave meaning to the phrase 'Lambo doors'.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Countach.

One that is still prowling the roads today, menacing everyone with its Kreissieg F1 exhaust.

Video clip coming up soon.

Photo credits: Gerry Goormans

F1 Babe

What can a F1 babe do when not on track ?

Well she can always head for the studio !

Glad this one did :)

26 June 2009

Serious GTR Brakes

Alcon’s highly anticipated big brake kit is now out.

Julian got to shoot this lucky GT-R fitted up with its new anchors just last week.

These UK developed brakes are a complete upgrade including some mammoth 6 piston Monobloc front calipers responsible for clamping the upgraded two piece 400×36mm floating rotor assemblies. The rear brakes are also not forgotten and come with 6 piston calipers with 385×33mm rotors with hats that support the GT-Rs handbrake.

Also included in the kit are Pagid brake pads, Castrol SRF brake fluid and steel braided lines for the front and rear.

Price tag? A cool S$18k.

Topless Porsche

Here's part 2 of the topless Porsche Babe

25 June 2009

F1 not dead after all

Ong Beng Seng and Singapore government can stop holding their breath now...

An agreement has been reached between Formula 1's governing body and the teams to prevent a breakaway series.

The two parties had been engulfed in a bitter row over planned budgetary and technical changes for the 2010 season.

But it appears a resolution has now been found and, as part of the deal, Max Mosley has agreed not to stand for re-election as president of the FIA.

"There will be no split, there will be one F1 championship. We have agreed to a reduction of costs," said Mosley.

"The objective is to get back to the spending levels of the early 90s within two years."

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone added that he was "very happy common sense has prevailed" following a meeting of 120 members of the FIA in Paris aimed at resolving the crisis.

Ferrari chief president Luca di Montezemolo, head of the Formula One Teams Association (Fota), added: "I think the decisions we have shared this morning are important. We will have the rules of 2009, same rules for everybody.

Source: BBC Sports

Vtec Symphony - A S2000 Dyno Event

First ever S2000 dyno event in Singapore held at Uber Garage on June 7.

Dyno in use is the first and only Mainline/Dynolog AWD1500 in Singapore.

18 cars - 13 S2Ks, 4 FD2Rs and 1 RX8 took part in this fun and successful event.

Carbon Clad Cars: From one of my friends who was present, power figures for the S2Ks range from low 200s to almost 300, with everyone going down the NA route (we ain't in the States)

The symphonies of NA engines with different setups woke everyone up on a lazy Sunday. What a blast!

Photo credits: Irvin Tan
Caption credits: Jyoji Masuda

Ooshie Wallpaper

Aria Giovanni and Skyline GTR :

Elisha Cuthbert and Dodge Viper :

Paris Hilton and Ford Mustang :

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Infiniti G35 :

Kim Kardashian and Nissan 350Z :

Create by Ooshie

24 June 2009

You wanted one of these badly as a kid

I never did watch the original Knight Riders but I finished the season 1 of the remake in record time.

I also developed an irresistible urge to talk to my car and ask it to go into 'attack mode' when I am chasing down other cars on the expressway...

I also wanted to go 88 miles an hour OR go back in time. Whatever I can get my hands on...

What other cars fired up your imagination as a kid (or even now)? See Time magazine's top 10 choices here.

Up Close & In Action

Came across these great Super GT photos recently taken in SIC and I just know that you guys/girls will love it!

Fire breathing monster of the day - Petronas SC430

Dunlop Sard SC430 vs JimGainer F430 (L) & Coming in 3rd is the Arta NSX, passing Ishimatsu GT3 before turn 15 (R)

Amemiya RX7 and S Road Z fighting for position coming out of turn 15. Both were in a close fight till the end.

Another passing shot... Epson NSX vs Corolla Axio Apr GT

Eneos SC430 under braking at back straight

Zent Cerumo SC430 taking down Triple-a Murcie

Exhaust pipes are not the only thing roasted. Finished in 2nd place, Keihin NSX cooking the brakes too...

Winner of the race - Hasemi GTR

Glowing exhaust...

Motul GTR - qualified in pole but had a technical problem which forced it to start from the pits

Photo credits & captions: Ee Yoong Cherng