Tag: V8

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Feature: Koyorad x NDF Street ISF V.8 – Spring Rate Change

Between the amount of traveling I’ve done early this Summer (Japan’s record temps in June), our new focus on growth, and the recent heatwave here in the West, this years off-season has developed a sense of eternity to it.  Even now in September, as people are gearing up to race again, the idea of heading out to the track for testing alludes me.

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Feature: Koyorad x NDF Street ISF V.7 – SOW CCW & TRD Series Round 3

Before I take off for Japan for the Summer, I was lucky enough to have one more opportunity to take the ISF to the track with all the tire issues finally sorted out.  I wasn’t able to get the stiffer springs on in time, however that may have actually worked out better for the baseline testing.

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Feature: The Forging Of A Silhouette – An ISF Unrivaled

Despite it’s pivotal role in guiding Lexus towards an evolutionary trajectory of car design, the ISF was a project that was often forsaken in favor of it’s European competitors.  However, with over a decade since its initial release, many enthusiasts are finally realizing just how special this car really is.

Close-Up: LS Powered Mazda Time Bomb


You’ll have to admit, despite it’s growing popularity, the act of putting an American V8 engine into a Japanese car is still pretty bad ass.  As much as you hear about it, it’s still not that common either.  The swap has been gaining acceptance even from the die-hard fans of keeping a platform powered by it’s maker.  While these LS engines are filling the bays of many Nissan’s in the drift scene, there is one car in particular that seems to have been a trend setter in this field; and that is the Mazda RX-7.  This FD that was at KINOD6 is one shining example of how to turn elegance into brutality by adding 8 pistons.  Click past the break for more shots.