HKS Team Up with Hyundai To Build Genesis Concept Car
Hyundai keeps the Genesis project rolling as they have also teamed up with Japanese super tuner, HKS, to create a unique concept vehicle, one they hope will showcase the car's aftermarket potential. We recently caught up with HKS to take a behind-the-scenes look at the build of this coupe and we can honestly say you're in for a real treat once it's completed. Not only will the 2.0L sport a trademark GT turbo from HKS, but Ken Style of Japan sent a body kit specialist to their Torrance headquarters to craft a one-off kit by hand and from scratch, just for this project, which may see the light of day depending on response. Stay tuned as we'll be following the entire build of the HKS Hyundai Genesis MOBIS project.
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Hondata: Now Rockin' The World's Fastest Acura
This past summer, Hondata co-owner, Doug Macmillan and his wife, Miriam, set five Bonneville landspeed records during Speed Week at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. In a twin-supercharged Acura RSX that's good for 600hp, he set his first record in the G/BGCC class with a top speed of 221.652 mph, which also placed him into the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. He also took the G/BGALT record with 208.646 mph. After squeezing an additional 100 shot of nitrous, he pulled his best of 234 mph! Miriam piloted a '90 Honda CRX to a record setting pass in the G/GCC class with a 178.584 mph, beating Doug's previous world best. She later set the long course record with 187.077 mph and set the G/GALT record with 183.718 mph, which they hope to break into 200 mph in the future. To see videos of the RSX making its 211 mph pass, link to www.youtube.com watch?v=4JCMbnlnj5I.
Driven: 2009 Mazda 6
The all-new '09 Mazda 6 may not scream "buy me and build me" but it does come at the right time to battle the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. This 4-door sedan features aggressive exterior styling, a super-huge interior and your choice of a 170hp 2.5L MZR 4-cylinder or 272hp 3.7L V6 MZI engine (depending on model) and drives quite superbly. It also comes equipped with plenty of standard features, a Bose audio system and upgrade packages like i Sport, i Tuning or i Grand Touring. For more complete details and pricing, check out www.mazdausa.com.
Charles Madrid then of Wicked Racing, counters Richard S. Chang's comment of "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin" with regards to the Southern California street racing scene. ("Wicked Witch Head of the West," Super Street, December 1998)
What Are you Doing with.Wan Charles Trieu?
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Kendall, Westminster, CA
Charles: Hi, this is Charles Trieu. What are you doing?
Kendall: Hanging out with my girlfriend.
Charles: Is she hot?
Kendall: Yeah, why?
Charles: Can I talk to her?
Kendall: Hahaha, no.
Charles: Come on.
Charles: If you don't I can make up a bunch of stuff about you in the magazine.
Charles: This is Charlie Millions, editor at Super Street Magazine.
Charles: What are you wearing?
Charles: What kind of car does your boyfriend drive?
Girlfriend: A Mitsubishi Evo.
Charles: Do you like guys with Evos?
Girlfriend: Yeah, I guess.
Charles: Should I get an Evo?
Classic Super Street
We'll always remember this issue as the grand debut of a Mr. Kelvin Tohar, a long-time favorite of the industry and current marketing rep for Toyo Tires. His del Sol pretty much nailed all of the hot trends: loud graphics, aero styling so loud you could see it coming from a mile away and a turbocharged B16A. We took a spin in what would ultimately be the last generation of the Toyota Supra Turbo and gave insider knowledge on how to purchase used JDM engines from engine importers.
NISMO sells "NISMO club sport package" - tuning parts set for R35 GT-R. It has suspension, wheels/tires, carbon seat brackets, titanium exhaust system and NISMO emblem. The price of tuning parts set for R35 GT-R is 5460000yen (including installation fee); don't forget - R35 GT-R is 7770000 yen. If I bought GT-R and Nismo parts, I need to pay over $100000US. I drove GT-R and that was a very nice car. I understand the high price of the NISMO parts set or GT-R because Nissan and NISMO's engineers developed the parts and NISMO chose top quality materials for making good quality parts. All Japanese tuners and tuning companies say it is difficult for develop tuning parts for GT-R. That means GT-R denies fake parts. If you put fake parts on R35 GT-R you will lose power. I know GT-R is very good car but I can't say "buy GT-R" for Super Street readers because that is too expensive. Toyota and Nissan will sell compact FR coupe in 2010 or 2011. Toyota and Subaru develop compact FR coupe jointly now. Engine will be Subaru's EJ20 NA motor. Nissan's new FR coupe will have 2000cc NA motor or 1600cc turbo motor. Both of these car's power will be between 200ps and 250ps and priced around $20000 US. I can't get any information for Nissan's new FR coupe yet, but Toyota and Subaru customized a Subaru Legacy (which looks like a short body and coupe style Legacy) as a concept and are testing now. Toyota's executive vice president, Mr. Akio Toyota likes cars very much. He took part in Nuerburgring 24 hours enduro race with Lexus IS 250. Rumor says Mr.Toyota said Toyota needs new AE86 that's why Toyota started to develop new compact sport FR car. Japanese car magazines say Toyota's new compact FR coupe will be next generation of AE86 and the owners will be able to enjoy modifying new AE86. New AE86 and Nissan FR coupe (new SILVIA?), I expect two cars now - but 2010 or 2011? That is too long. Please sell them by end of this year!www.myspace.com/oted15
Giving You The Bonus You Deserve
If you've even thought of supercharging your ride, now's the time to do it. Vortech's Bonus Bucks promo will give you back $250 if you purchase any of their complete supercharger systems. How's that for a savings?