Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sometimes, Less is More - DANK EVO IX

Another perfect example of a tastefully done EVO IX with aggressive stance and subtle exterior mods that made her stands out in the crowd.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2008-2009 Honda Fit Mugen Power F-154 SC

I think the layout and design of this Mugen body-kit is rather unique. Maybe it will grow on me someday.. However, the supercharger kit used in this car is what intrigues me the most.

The Mugen Fit rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels with disc brakes at all four corners that feature larger braking surfaces for more stopping power. The cool part about the wheel department in this car is that they come equipped with the Intelligent Tire Condition Monitoring System or I-TCMS that keeps track of tire pressures and temperature.

The Mugen Fit is not an all show and no go car as some of you might be tempted to believe. Called the F154SC, its supercharged 1.5-liter L15A engine is claimed to be set up to churn out more than 147 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and produces 135 lb-ft of torque at3,800 rpm. Sufficient enough to help this FIT bully some V-Tech’s, and maybe even some smaller turbocharged cars.

It’s stunning in a way only a compact car can pull off, with a vented hood and a body kit with aggressively flared wheel arches it looks intimidating and looks like its up to a 147 horsepower job. A carbon-fiber spoiler coming off the roof seems to play its role in keeping the car planted while its dual exhausts which are neatly integrated into the rear valance add to the purposeful look. Interior changes include the steering wheel, shift knobs, pedals, seats, and the addition of a boost gauge.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

2008 Super Lap Battle Final @ Buttonwillow Raceway

2008 Super Lap Battle Final @ Buttonwillow Raceway was an event filled with gritty gutsy glories as well as pit-stop dramas!!

Tomei/Cusco Time Attack STi (Unlimited AWD Class) and EVASIVE Motorsports' EVO (Modified AWD Class) came out the gate gunning and ran hard! Both teams took top honors in its class!! They definitely set the bar high for rest of us to have something look forward to next year! Mad props to them! Ressspect!

As for us, we went through a lot of ups and downs, but was able to improve our lap time by 2 secs from the previous event and eventually went on to finish 2nd place (10th overall) in the Modified AWD Class. Yay!! We still have a lot of areas need to improve, but overall, we are satisfied with our racing season and left it with a good note.

Now on to the pix!! Enjoy!