July 8, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei
Today I got reminded that the Toyota Supra MA70 is a proper classic now: the first ones were built in 1986 already which means they are already 28 years old by now. These Supras advanced cars back in the mid 80s, especially the JDM GA70 and later JZA70s were awesome cars!
The reason why I got reminded of the Supra was because of this comment on Jalopnik by CaCressida on the topic What car could have been great but wasn’t made me laugh out loud:
Toyota’s MK3 Supra sucked ass. The 7M is a total boat anchor that pops head gaskets and chews rod bearings like popcorn. The Mk2 Supra and MK4 Supra are both lighter than the Mk3 Supra and both offered better engines even though the MK2′s engine was .2 liters and 12 valves short of the 7M. The MK3 was a confused car. It didn’t know if it was a GT car or a luxury car. The turbo 7M wasn’t exactly an engine worth salivating for either. We actually call MK3 Supras Rolling box of Cressida parts in the Cressida forums. We steal the differentials, transmissions and pedals off these things and chuck the bodies in the trash.
Bring on the MK3 Supra humpers…
BTW: I don’t necessarily share this view, so if you feel attacked by the above, please leave your comments at Jalopnik and not here.
Cutaway drawing found at: MA71SupraTurbo
June 23, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei
Just like last Subaru FF-1 1300G Super Touring cutaway drawing this Nissan R382 cutaway drawing is drawn by Makoto Ouchi:
Well, at least this pencil drawing is the basis for it…
Because this is what the drawing looks like after being paint brushed: Read the rest of this entry →
June 2, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei
I love cutaway drawings in general and this drawing by M. Ouchi of the Subaru FF-1 1300G Super Touring is one of the most detailed cutaway drawings I’ve seen so far!
You can see clearly how fast forward thinking the FF-1 was: first front wheel drive Subaru, first four cylinder boxer engined Subaru and front and rear independent suspension with torsion bars!
Found at: Vetatur Fumare@Flickr
April 29, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei
The Suzuki Fronte Coupe LC10W (predecessor of the Suzuki Cervo) is a beautifully designed car by Giugiaro and it gets even better in this cutaway picture from the original 1972 brochure:
Imagine the work and effort taken to draw this picture: back in 1972 there was no Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. And even today with Photoshop it would be a gigantic effort to draw anything like this!
Found at: Suzuki Cervo history
November 30, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei
It is one of these things: a car manufacturer likes to boast their car is used as the official marshall car at a very well known circuit. Back in the 90s Honda did not make an exception by promoting the Honda CRX as the official Suzuka marshall car:
Honda added a bodykit and a set of Work Meisters.
But it gets even better when you actually find a photo taken up close in
Found at: Minkara