Y’s Factory BMW M5

16 02 2009

Good, bad or ugly? It’s cool to see a typically ‘Jap’ approach to a European motor, and there’s a lot of cool parts on the Y’s Factory M5 – check out the monster Project Mu brakes, Recaro seats and carbon splitter.

But why’s it gone so wrong at the rear? Riveted heat shields… not bad, carbon spoiler, hmm a little odd… 5in mad-angle exhausts, what the feck? They’d look better suited on a Saxo from 1999. Saying that, 5.0-litre V10 with no silencers would be awesome, and with the interior pretty stripped too it must be a right ol’ laugh to drive.

y-s-factory-bmw-m51

y-s-factory-bmw-m5_2

y-s-factory-bmw-m5_6

y-s-factory-bmw-m5_10





Drift-spec 2002 MY Impreza

11 02 2009

Team Orange aren’t the only guys crazy enough to build a drift-spec Impreza, Autoergonomics all the way from Greece have been busy over the past two years making their own version too.

The car wears a full Varis wide arch bodykit and Do-Luck carbon boot and spoiler. Up front there’s  a 2.5 EJ engine with  JUN cams, HKS  GT2835R turbo,  Cusco diff and MoTeC management.

Other mods include a custom CTG carbon propshaft, Brembo brakes Rays wheels and Toyo rubber.

6

2

81

1

7





HKS R35 exhaust system

11 02 2009

Andy @ Sumo Power sent us over some shots of the latest R35 GT-R exhaust courtesy of HKS. Naturally it carries a fairly lengthy name… the ‘Legamax Premium Muffler’, constructed beautifully from titanium and weighing about as much as a cloth.

HKS are offering two types of welding, FLUX and TIG costing at £1695 for the FLUX and £1995 for the TIG welding. If you’re lucky enough to own an R35, you might want to check out http://www.sumopower.com, you lucky bastard.

31021-an009_r35-4

31021-an009_r35-1

gtr-muffler-2

gtr-muffler-6





Lack of updates…

9 02 2009

Apologies for the lack of updates, we’re currently making a few tweaks to the mag so it’s a pretty exciting time. Expect a major blog update later today, until then here’s an evil R34 GT-R from the JDM ego blog:

dsc00418

dsc00422

dsc00426

dsc00429





Bargain USDM Integra

28 01 2009

Why oh why does the pound have to be so weak? 6 months ago this Integra would’ve cost £4800, although saying that it’s still only £6600 which is an absolute bargain for such a mint Integra.

The 96 RS features Type-R bodywork, fully built and boosted B20b block with crower rods, b16 head, Garrett turbo and much more making 336bhp at the wheels, while the exterior features Sprint Hart rims, BMW E46 blue paint, Skunk2 coilovers and Benen strut braces. An absolute bargain.

Link

46c6_12

4573_121

4621_12

4969_12





Offset is best

28 01 2009

Wheels maketh any car, but it’s not just a case of finding the widest wheels you can and going as low as possible, oh no… (granted it helps). It’s all about getting the stance and offset corrent, having too much tyre poking out looks weird, too much stretch – weird again. So what actually defines good offset?

2345002602d557a373f9idlte0

Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche on obscene SSR SP1s

3110397796_3f1516056c_o

4-door DA Integra with SSR Fins

dsc006641
The gentleman’s choice – BBS RM012’s with mega camber on the Scion XB

img_8482

Sportmax on the EP3 Civic

kevin1zb3

The daddys – Work Meister S1s

lour_02

More BBS action on this Mk5 R32 Golf

s13_drift540

Work VS-XX on a PS13 Silvia

l_4b7e5b958ce54e539a1bb401fc236c26

Just gangster.





Lotus on acid – ‘Extrema’

28 01 2009

Ebay may be home to some of the worst badly-modded motors but it also holds the occasional gem, including the monster Lotus ‘Extrema’.

Based on the Exige, the Extrema features a 649bhp LS9 V8 lump from the ChevyCorvette and weighs in at just 970kg thanks to its carbon body. It’ll hit 60mph in 2.9 seconds, 100mph in 7 seconds and carry on to 200mph. Not bad for £60,000.

01-lotus-extrema

02-lotus-extrema








Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.