There are places on earth even the rich can’t afford anymore space. Tokyo is one of these spots of land. There is not enough room for all the millions of people to live that’s why one square meter costs as much as $6363.6 USD! The only solution to this madness it to build or even stack flats and domiciles on another into the sky.
Riding alongside the steep chasm with far more than 130 MPH there is no room left for mistakes. You have to push to the limits to be fast at the International Hill Climb at Pikes Peak. Rally legend Sebastien Loeb clearly has everything it takes to enter the competition and meet all the targets his team at Peugeot Sport set or even to exceed them. He brought his Peugeot 208 T16 to the brink of the abyss but managed to call it a successful session at the first day of testing in Colorado by being the fastest guy on the 16 mile long uphill road. Serpentines and fast turns hidden from view didn’t hinder him to “go quite to the limit”.
The bottom line of this is that Loeb has never been to Pikes Peak before and the team did not even fine tune the car in Europe. So the French will be a rock-hard opponent to all participants in the Unlimited Class such as current record holder Class Rhys Millen or Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima who both set a few world records in the past!
Summer X-Games will see a new kind of competition whose addition was long overdue, of course, we are talking about Ken Block’s Gymkhana Grid series. The head to head racing, drifting and spinning through a track full of ostacle is well known even here in Europe where the series hosted several events for local drivers. Now they ramp up the level of competition for all RWD and 4WD race drivers.
There is this Russian based tuner called Shpilli Villi Engineering – what a fun name, their mods must suck (guess that’s what’s everyone thinking when hearing the name)! You may not call it luck or having a good day that those guys get their dirty hands smeared in oil on a white Nissan Juke R either. You name it frankly! DETERMINATION!
They annexed a total of 700 hp to the Japanese underdog who was pitted against a Bugatti Veyron at the Unlimited 500 in Moscow; two cars, a drag strip and an unlimited class.
Admit it, it sounds pretty weird when Japanese engineers take their shot at a Ferrari. But transforming a Ferrari F40 into a tool which is a bold statement to the country’s admired precision is simply rad. Liberty Walk adjusted some things they felt were not right.
Magnus Walker is getting worldwide attention for the subject of his automotive passion: collecting classic Porsche 911s and restoring them with a unique twist. His obsession began with a trip to the London Motor Show in 1977 and the sight of a 77-930 Martini Turbo…
It’s that time of year again, most of the major German car magazines have elected the most reliable, the favorite, the fastest, the ugliest and the sexiest car in a sometimes awkward but even more often defeasible voting. This is either founded in their publishing companies which vice versa only hear those voices echoed by an unknown sum retrieved in their offertory bag or by mindless decisions of editors that led to even more pointless votes in the eyes of well, let’s exclude frequent readers of such kind of magazines, ordinary people.
I for one like the idea of giving those “printies” a surprising twist because take the view that my votes and even the results of the German auto blogosphere are reasonable. No one will doubt the result as no one could have known the outcome as we represent a sovereign and questioning coverage throughout our blog’s history.
Even though the Drift Culture started in mountain chains in Japan, Maiham Media takes another look at the diverse culture. Be it an almost abandoned lading port or one of those industrial parks among the prefecture of Tokyo, speedheads will take any chance participating in grassroots drifting on those highly dangerous tarmacs – dangerous to both the drivers themselves due to decisive law enforcement (fines up to $ 5,600 and permanent driver’s license revocation and the road users. Most of the time, however, large crowds show affection to this fast paced lifestyle, either they are also involved within the scene or they simple want to roam beyond boundaries of their daily life which they seek in those specific areas.
“In the beginning I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of, so I decided to built it myself”, it’s one of the most famous quotes of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche. J Oikarinen makes use of it to introduce car enthusiast Aldus Von Der Burg, who’s passion has been the Porsche 911 ever since he was a little kid, so it was only a matter of time until he finally owned one himself, worked on it and drove it along the roads of Sweden.
Every year during summer there is a huge event which lead the best and most fun drifters directly to Norway. Even some professionals, e.g. Fredric Aasbo, show off their talent every time. Aasbo did not even miss one Gatebil stop since he has been into drifting. Snow in Norway comes as no real surprise – there is way more snow and ice than you could ever imagine, so there is also Gatebil On Ice. It is obviously more private and exclusive though Fredric Aasbo joins the party with his Supra.