HKS Premium Day 2013 – Part 2

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HKS Premium Day 2013 – Part 1

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 Preview

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 - Voltex Honda S2000

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 - FD3S RX7

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 - Barramundi Designs Porche

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

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Three Topics

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Nagoya Exciting Car Showdown EG6 Civic FR S2000 F20C Swap

Dino Dale Carbonare always has the fresh photos as he attends seemingly every show and race in Japan. He did a great feature of a Nagoya event recently on Speedhunters and it gave me a lot of food for thought. I wanted to hit on three topics.

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/04/04/event-gt-gt-nagoya-exciting-car-showdown-pt-1.aspx

First of all, this S2000 powered EG Civic is really quite amazing and deserves some extra shine. It takes dedication to make a FR Civic with a F20c swap. These guys in Japan built one hell of a Civic!

Door Canards

This drifting FD3S RX-7 has illustrated to me the concept of door canards. It made me wonder if this is the next evolution of canards for downforce, after all there is a lot of surface area on the doors to do crazy canards like this. I’m not sure how much fresh airflow they can get to convert into downforce with those wide front fenders though. Time will tell if this is effective in actual use or simply style points for drifters.

Abflug MR-S

I found that Abflug showed off a face lifted and widebodied MR-S. I always get excited about cars that feature original headlight designs becuase design wise and commitment wise it’s a huge leap to go out and design custom headlight housings. It is a very expensive and difficult task that I’ve spent a good amount of time looking into in the past. Abflug went all out with the original designed headlights here and the car looks great in this angle. I’m not sold as sold on the rear which I’ll refrain from showing…but here’s one more picture of another Abflug widebody MR-S.

Abflug MR-S

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Rotary Powered GC Impreza AWD

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With all of this talk lately of Louis Vuitton interiors, 24K gold parts, etc this post serves as a reminder that this is not a fashion blog.

To file under “WTF”, here is a 4 door GC Impreza with perhaps the most unlikely engine swap, a rotary from a FD3S RX-7. AWD is kept with this new engine, making it an extremely odd car.

This car didnt make any sense to me 4 years ago when I shot it and it still makes no sense now. Perhaps that was the point the owner had in mind.

AWD Rotary GC Impreza

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