Month: December 2012
Gskill took this great snap of a Ford GT colored in the classic Gulf livery. Can you go wrong with this style? No. No you cannot. I know I shouldn’t use a superlative here but this is the best livery you can put on a Ford GT. Perfect contrast in the colors in my opinion. Nice background, too!
You might also want to see the “team” this photographer is a part of: AutoSpotters
The thieves got away with many parts, but it seems the motor and transmission are intact.
Special thanks to the always sharp-eyed chap behind the lens of Arthomobiles for this nice set of snaps.
The MC12. Love it or hate it, it is legend in the supercar world. Plastered on the bedroom walls of young gearheads all over the world, this monster Maserati was homologated to signal Maserati’s return to GT-class racing.
With a gigantic 6.0L V12 engine and a chassis borrowed from the Ferrari Enzo, the MC12 is no slouch when examined from any perspective.
In our opinion it’s design is divisive. Some love it, some hate it. I prefer the angular lines of the Enzo, plus any self-respecting Tifosi would choose the Enzo anyway.
Found on Minkara, this user has styled his car in self-described “USDM” style. That’s quite a path to follow: a Japanese car owned by a Japanese citizen, styling his car as he feels someone in the US might style their Japanese car. You’d need a map to successfully navigate that one!
Like many of you, I enjoy when form and function can be in harmony. This is an excellent example of this elevated engineering principle. Not only beautiful, but totally functional. It weighs only 9.8kg! (That’s 21 pounds, my fellow American metric-deniers)
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Congrats to RoGro for the surprising win at Race Of Champions 2012. Grosjean coming off of a tough yet comical Formula One season was able to beat former DTM and British Touring Car ace Tom Kristensen in the finale to be crowned 2012 Champion. Hopefully this will start a win streak for RoGro and we can see more photos of him like this
Versus photos of him like this.
Unashamed RWB house of worship that is the Inches of Mercury office, we still manage to avoid posting exclusively RWB content, as much as we would like to. Still, I had to highlight this photo they posted to their Facebook page: it really illustrates just how WIDE these cars are. It’s mind-boggling!
Our man in Hong Kong has resurfaced, with some pictures of a true legend.
He had this to say about the car:
Hong Kong’s trends, fashion and pop-culture are heavily influenced by what is big in Japan, and the car scene here is no exception. The Initial D comic series is very popular in Hong Kong and this is reflected in the popularity of 80s-90s Japanese cars amongst the local petrol-heads. In the early hours of Sunday morning, whilst the majority of Hong Kongers are sleeping off the night before, the still air of the New Territories is often pierced by the crackling exhausts and whistling waste-gates of Japanese sports cars attacking the tight and twisting bends of the country roads. As drivers migrate away from the technology heavy cars of the modern era to the simpler and more rewarding cars of the 80’s and 90’s, more and more cars like this RE Amemiya tuned RX-7 can be found on the roads of Hong Kong.
Rotary Engine Amemiya was started in 1974 by Isami Amemiya and specializes, you guessed it, in rotary engines. Having produced a whole host of modifications for a wide swath of the Japanese production car landscape alongside successful participation in the SuperGT racing series, RE Amemiya is without a doubt one of the legendary tuners of recent decades.
Photos courtesy of the talented Ruper Procter; check out some of his other work!