Picture of the week: Honda City Turbo II race car

October 27, 2013 in picture of the week

Just a random picture I encountered browsing this week: a Honda City Turbo II at the Suzuka Circuit collection hall!
Random picture: Honda City Turbo II race car
It reminds me of some Youtube movie I posted a long time ago about a Honda City Turbo cup race but the video has been removed now. If only I could watch it again and search for the car above…
Anyone seen a Honda City Turbo cup race posted on Youtube lately? :P

Via Minkara

Picture of the Week: Paul Newman new Nissan Skyline

October 18, 2013 in picture of the week

I just happened to stumble accross this 1980 or 1981 Nissan Skyline advertisement:
new Nissan Skyline with Paul Newman
It includes Paul Newman who was involved heavily with the New Skyline advertisements by Nissan. What puzzles me is why they put this fake Super Silhouette R30 in the picture while the Hasemi Skyline KDR30 was actually more impressive than this rendering…

Via Nissan Ultima poster

Picture of the week: Cutaway Toyota Soarer MZ12

January 23, 2013 in picture of the week

Straight from a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ12 brochure this cutaway picture was scanned in a very high quality:
Toyota Soarer MZ12 cutaway picture
What I really like about this picture is the details in the 3 litre twin cam 6M-GE engine. Even though it was sold midst of Toyota’s twincam era it only featured two valves per cylinder. If you look close enough you can really see it clearly.

You can find the full size picture here: Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ12 cutaway picture

Via MZ12GT

Picture of the week: Cutaway Toyota Levin TE51

December 21, 2012 in picture of the week

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Near the end of November I got terribly busy preparing to do a talk at the Percona Live London Conference where I was invited as a speaker. So naturally I had to drop some of my other duties… After I returned from London I got the flu and had to stay in bed for almost a week and naturally my wife and son also got the flu and I had to take care of them in the meantime.

So to make it up to you, something I found on the interwebs after reading on Jalopnik about a great reddit cutaway thread:
Cutaway Toyota Levin TE51
A very nicely cutaway Toyota Levin TE51!
Note that the 2T-G engine is the electronically fuel injected model. I never knew the TE51 already featured EFI, so you learn something new every day. ;)

Found at Stepho

Picture of the Week: Celica M-300 by HKS

November 13, 2012 in picture of the week

Found these Celica M-500 pictures on Tumbler:
Toyota Celica M-500 by HKS Power
Haven’t found any info on this HKS Power Celica M-500…

But I do know that it is powered by a twin turbo 5M-GTE: Read the rest of this entry →