OK, so one day a few weeks ago, Sekinei, Matt and I headed to Mobara the morning that I was supposed to be on a flight back to America. I’m not sure what the deal […]
Typhoon drenched circuits definitely provide ample practice for racing in the rain; as was the case a few weeks ago at Honjo Circuit in Saitama. This NSX and it’s owner wouldn’t let a little […]
Can you think of a better way to watch the Super GT race than camping with your car on the infield of Fuji Speedway? I sure can’t!
Rainy Yokohama x スーパーメイド
Although it’s a difficult choice, if I had to choose a favorite Super GT team/car, it would have to be the Team Kunimitsu Raybrig HSV. The livery and colors match the demeanor of the car […]
Aside from the KERS outfit on a Formula 1 car, it would be a safe bet that the last thing that goes through peoples minds when discussing motor sports is the term ‘hybrid’. So when Toyota, along with APR Racing, and Super GT announced their intentions to develop a Prius GT300 car the buzz was quite large. Japan has always been a leader in hybrid technology and promotion of its use, so to me, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. It was really only a matter of time until hybrids made their way into the racing scene, and Super GT seems like a great place to start. The Super GT series is the flagship of Japanese motor sport, and with the increase of various chassis comes an increase in fan base. Everyone who drives a Prius will now have a reason to come watch the races and cheer on their own team; which in the end is great for the sport and probably Prius sales. Although the consumers might be a little disappointed when they can’t get the car up to 220 km/h dropping their kids off at school. I should point out not to get me wrong when I start throwing the term ‘hybrid’ around so loosely, because this is not your average grocery getter. I think we would all agree that it would be a little naive of us to assume that this is a stock Prius. While it does retain the stock hybrid system, it gets a little extra help from something special mounted in the rear. Click past the break to learn more about the first hybrid in Super GT.
. I took this shot early one morning after a nice rain had fallen overnight. When the cherry blossom trees bloom in Japan, they can become so abundant that parking anywhere near one will leave […]
. Eneos GT500 Lexus SC430 | Fuji Speedway .
. Playing in the rain Super GT Gainer DIXCEL GT300 R8 LMS – Tetsuya Tanaka | Katsuyuki Hiranaka – Fuji Speedway .
. Some rainy day in Tokyo, when there was nothing much to do, we decided to head over to Up Garage to see if they had any smoking deals I could take advantage of. As […]
. I gotta say, I’ve been having one hell of a week. With that out of the way, let me apologize for not updating the blog as promised. I’ve been giving you crappy teasers on […]