It’s the 20th Anniversary of Hot Import Nights Saturday June 3rd 2017 hosted at West World Scottsdale Arizona. Roll-in times for the show were said to be around noon that Saturday, but I showed up a bit before noon and was welcomed by an already long line to be let into the venue.
[dropcap style=”style1″]W[/dropcap]hen you think Subaru, you typically think turbo’d boxster motor with symmetrical all-wheel-drive, right? As a fellow Subaru driver you hear people wanting to get fancy with being creative on how to get more power from your car.
Sure, you can change your fuel to race fuel – or E85 – you can add meth injection, spray NOS, or maybe add a supercharger to your already boosted car! I mean, lets be honest here… There’s only so many ways to invent the wheel.
The folks over at Rally Sport Direct have been working with Cosworth and Steam Speed to create a compound build on the NEW FA20 engine that is now available in the Subaru WRX.
What makes the new FA20 engine different from the EJ25? There are many differences, but the main difference with the Steam Speed FA20 is that the turbo is located near the bottom of the front of the engine rather than [...]
In my experience, nothing gets rally racing fans more excited than the mere mention of the Group B class. Why? Because discussions about the most exciting and dangerous times in Rally can span for hours without even scratching the surface on how important those times were to the evolution of the sport.
That’s why those who lived it, and loved it, along with the many fans who didn’t get the chance to see the action in its glory days will be happy to know a short film properly titled “Group B” is coming out.
The film is directed by Nick Rowland and stars Richard Madden and Michael Smiley with stunt driving provided by the Subaru rally champion, David Higgins.
The film follows a fictional rally car driver known as Shane Hunter, who is played by Madden, as he returns to the dangerous off road rally racing competition known as Group B in 1986.
During a week of overwhelming automotive industry giants, GRC (Global Rally Cross) is not an event to overlook. The Supercar title is at stake and these four drivers are looking to take it home : Joni Winman, Ken Block, Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. This battle is going to take place Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 8 p.m.
The track is a .627-mile counterclockwise course held at the LINQ that consists of a 38% dirt spill and %62 pavement with a sweeping first courner and plenty of hairpins. The wide course has many opportunities for passing in this wheel to wheel race. With a small 12 point lead over Ken Block, Wiman still needs to put in some work to win the title. Nelson Piquet Jr. is only 28 points back, and Scott Speed 29. Scott Speed was fortunate enough to make it in as the last driver for this [...]
Fuji Heavy Industries, better know as Subaru, has always done things a bit different.
For starters… in 1958 they produce the Subaru 360. In JDM land it was called the “Ladybug.” The 360 featured an air-cooled, 2-stroke inline 2-cylinder 365cc engine mounted in the rear. This beast of a motor produced a whopping 16HP. The car itself weighed in at 900lbs and with a 0-60 trap time of 37 seconds. Talk about gas mileage for days!
This was a the daily due to the great compact size, economical gas mileage and affordability. 10,000 units were sold in the US from 1968-1971 with an original price tag of $1,297.
Next up is the Subaru Sambar. This one is a bit more fun. Production started in 1961 and available in [...]
Honda’s S660 concept. S2000 successor? Or the NSX we have been waiting for?
By Brian Brawley
What’s not to love about the Honda S2000? The little bombshell roadster born from Honda was anything but tame. It featured just over 240hp from its scant two liter mill, still holding one of the highest horsepower to liter ratio in a production car. Having a light 2,750 pound curb weight, X-bone frame construction, minimalist driver focused interior, and a screaming 9,000 RPM redline, it gave NSX levels of performance at a more affordable price to the general population. After 10 glorious years, Honda finally closed doors on production with no replacement in sight. With the NSX already dead, it seemed like Honda had closed the door on sports cars in general.
Back in 1995, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda [...]