With much anticipation, Honda will make their return to Formula One in 2015 as the official engine/power train supplier for McLaren. To say Honda has enjoyed success as an engine supplier in the highest echelon of motorsports would be a gross understatement. Their success was most evident in the 1980s as they exploited the limits of turbocharging, as well as emerging as the front-runner of normally aspirated technology after a rules change in 1989. During a special exhibition at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan (conveniently also the location of the Honda Collection Hall Museum), Honda resurrected three of the most important Formula One cars of that era and shared the videos of their runs. Turn your speakers up!
ARMYTRIX recently shared a video that’s about as far away from those digital baby steps as possible. (As an aside, their website is insanely good: the intro vid is of a stanced-out Aventador spitting fire through its valvetronic exhaust, then screaming off toward SEMA. I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.)
So if I just told you that someone screwed a wing and other body mods onto a Mercedes hatchback—the fugly steeds of Connecticut Stepford wives—you’d probably groan. But two things: one, this isn’t some bloated, American-market Mercedes wagon—it’s an A 45 AMG. And two, it’s not some slapdash body kit—it’s one of Japan-based Varis’ own project cars.
East Coast Tuners hosted their first Gumball meet in 2013 at an airfield in Danbury, Conn., and the show and turnout were impressive for a first time event. This year they came back in a big way, this time hosting the event at Lime Rock Park, about as great a venue as you could ask for.
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