21 August 2009

Radical Smash Nurburgring Lap Record

As posted a few days ago, the Gumpert Apollo Sport set a new lap record for a road-legal production car at the Nürburgring at 7m11.57s.

Yesterday (20/08/09), Radical not only set a faster time, it smashed the record with a 6 minutes 48 second laptime.

The car was driven both to and on the 'Ring with Dunlop track tyres mounted to the wheels. Radical did not change the tyres before the run, to emphasize yet another point. "We've proved that the SR8LM is not only the world's best trackday car, but it's also practical enough to drive to and from the circuit," said Radical co-founder Mick Hyde. "It is a genuine production sportscar, with genuine performance credentials, as we've shown today."

Job well done guys:

20 August 2009

V12 Datsun 240z

This classic 240Z is up for sale.

Under the bonnet, you get a large Jaguar 5.3L V12 mated to a T-56 6 speed tranny, 12 bolt Corvette IRS with 4:11 gears.

Check out the full spec here.

And if you have $10,000 to spare check out the sales here.

Old Top Gear

The below is really just for the Top Gear fans or if you have nothing else better to do for the next few minutes.

Top Gear started in 1977 and this was how it looked like:

Thankfully things picked up when Clarkson (and his hair) joined the show in 1988

19 August 2009

Only from Hong Kong

Shark fin flavored pretzel sticks!

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Ricer's Scissor Door

I think it still look alright for the BNR34 to have the ricer door.

But on this car :


And guese what ... Eu Jin get to drive the Accent for a week ... whahahah :)

Gumpert Apollo Sport sets Nurburgring lap record

The Gumpert Apollo Sport has set a new lap record for a road-legal production car at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife track as timed and reported by German magazine Sport-Auto.

The Audi-powered Apollo Sport was piloted by 26 year-old driver Florian Gruber on August 13th as the record time of exactly 7m11.57s was set. According to Sport-Auto the record was previously held by Michael Düchting clocking in 7m14.89s on a Donkervoort D8 RS06 in November 2005. However, if our memory serves correctly, wasn't it the Radical SR8 in road legal trim that clocked 6m55s?

The 700 hp of the car is provided by a 4.2 liter, bi-turbo V8 engine supplied by Audi. It propels the Gumpert Apollo from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds and gives the car a top speed of 360 km/h.

Roland Gumpert, a former VW executive, started Gumpert back in 2004 in order to create track-ready and track-worthy supercars that were also street legal.

Road tests for the Apollo Sport are scheduled for mid-September. A release date has not yet been announced.

Source: Worldcarfans

New Sexy Mechanic

Our latest recruit in Karporn Garage :)

18 August 2009

80% of Singapore's S15s

Nice montage put together by Ah Neo. There's about 40 to 50 S15s left in Singapore and here's 36 of them!

17 August 2009

The Race Of A Lifetime At Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport is revving up for the Changi GP Festival in September. Airport visitors can look forward to a month of race-related activities starting with the Changi Airport Race – the first-ever jetliner versus car race in Asia. The race on 5 September 2009 will pitch a Porsche Carrera Cup race car against a Boeing 747 aircraft from Singapore carrier, Jett8 Airlines, to determine the speed king of the tarmac.

Two hundred grandstand tickets are up for grabs for fans who wish to hear and experience the race up close on the tarmac of Changi Airport. Members of the public who spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt in the public areas of Terminals 1, 2 or 3 from 15 August to 23 August 2009 will qualify for a lucky draw to win a pair of tickets. Besides the grandstand tickets, another 500 tickets will be available for an exclusive live screening of the race at the public area of Terminal 3. Ticket holders will also be invited to enjoy the festivities at the airport on the race day.

16 August 2009

Spoon Scheme

Another recurring theme you see regularly on Singapore roads. I understand why the Honda guys pay homage but for an overt effort like this, at least try follow up with Spoon components on the visible bits. As such, the Taiwanese VTTR brakes on this Fit is a big no no to me.

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Funny license plate

Check out the caption.

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