Yes, it's time for the next Z. Why change a car that's so popular and good-looking? Like someone once said, it's time for change. Making sure Nissan doesn't ever get left behind to the competition, the slick coupe gets slicker lines and an even larger engine. The old 3.5L V6 engine gets an injection of HGH and becomes the new 3.7L V6. Bore size and redline remain the same, but the stroke and compression increases, giving the new 370Z 332hp. Coming from a long bloodline of badass, the sixth generation Z will continue the ass-kicking tradition.
Need For Speed: UndercoverEA brings us the latest installment to the popular Need For Speed video game series, Need For Speed: Undercover. Bringing the streets and highways back to us drivers too lazy or too scared or too smart to try this stuff in real life. Don't bother leaving your couch; EA will let you hit the highways for Wangan style racing, right from your couch.
Can't Get Enough Of That Time Attack?We thought so. Hop on to www.TimeAttackForums.com where you can link up with like-minded time attack lovers to discuss the latest in time attack events across the country. From grassroots action, like HPDE, all the way up to the granddaddy - our Super Lap Battle Finals - there are plenty of topics to talk about. Log on today to read up on the latest setups and talk to all the drivers that have become synonymous with time attack racing.
Back That 'Stang UpVaughn Gittin Jr. keeps his relationship with Ford going as he switches over to the new 2010 Mustang for the '09 drift season on the Falken Tire Drift team. It's going to be powered with a 4.6L Aluminator motor boosting a Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, good for 650hp. At just 2,500lbs and plenty of lightweight chassis mods made by Autosport Dynamics of Charlotte, NC, you can bet that Vaughn Jr. will continue to stand tall as one of America's top drifters this year.
Source: www.vaughngittin.com, www.falkentire.com
Yokohama Advan Neova Ad08Unlike other tire companies, Yokohama doesn't have a problem bring over their top line of tires. If you thought the Advan Neova AD07 was some hot ish, the new AD08 is going to melt your face off. With new Micro Silica Compound 2, redesigned sidewalls, and a new tread stamp, the AD08 was tested on the Tsukuba track (Evo X) to shave off an impressive average of 0.5 seconds off the lap time. And if you already have Advan rims, what better to wrap them in then Advan's best street tire.
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Charles: This is Charles Trieu with Super Street, watcha doing?
Louie: Watching the Lakers game.
Charles: Did they win?
Louie: Hell yea.
Charles: What'd you this past weekend?
Louie: I went to a potluck party at a friend's house.
Charles: What did you bring?
Louie: I brought some El Pollo Loco.
Charles: Brought chicken to a Thanksgiving pot luck? Haha, I guess.
Louie: I was taking shots with my friends, and they kept making me take Hennessy shots. Man, that stuff gets you f-ed up. They kept making me drink until I threw up.
Louie: I filled two plastic cups up with barf.
Charles: That sounds pretty gross.
Louie: I even got some all over myself. Everyone was yelling at me, and the owner of the house threw me out. We had to pull over a few times on the way home, so I could yak a few more times. I'm not going to potlucks anymore.
I have a major problem here. Me and my co-workers go out together for lunch all the time. It's mucho fun. But my boss comes along too, which is fine. His presence doesn't put us in 'work mode' or make us uptight at all. But he eats with his mouth open! It drives me crazy. It's not the seafood that bothers me, it's the sound he makes when he chews. How do I get him to stop this??
That quiet guy in the cubical next to you!
Well quiet guy,
To start off with, this is not a major problem it's a piece of cake. You have a couple of options here. The easiest thing to do would be to avoid your boss at all costs and/or punch him directly in the throat whenever he eats. However this may have a negative influence come time for your yearlyreview. The second option would be to bring some type of media device with you to lunch and use discrete headphones, but you could miss out when someone disses you really hard (and I can assure you, they are dissing you, very hard). The last option, and definitely my favorite, would be to quit your lame job and move out of the country. Try something obscure where your American accent will pay major dividends in trying to get the opposite sex to sleep with you. The options are out there.
Classic Super Street
This was one of those treats for the prison boys, the 'girl issue'. Yes, an annual issue filled with cars owned by girls, such as Lisa Kubo. We also spent some time with the all-girl car crew, Empress. To offset all the estrogen, we broke the news of Abel Ibarra of Flaco Racing, bringing out his new RX-7 racecar and retiring his notorious R-100.
In SEMA Show 2008, Honda and Mugen displayed 2009 Mugen Fit which had Mugen body kit, Sport exhaust, short shift, 16 inch wheel etc... Honda announced Honda will sell Mugen accessory parts for Fit at the Honda dealerships next spring. I am not sure how much Mugen parts will fit for Honda Fit in USA. I think price will be around $20,000 if you bought 2009 Honda Fit sport and all of Mugen parts for it. 2009 Honda Fit is starting at $16,060. I think Honda Fit is all around. You can build Honda Fit SPO-com style if you put body kit and Lamborghini style door. You can build Fit race car or tuning car if you put coilover, exhaust, turbo etc... You can swap K20 motor on Fit if you were good mechanic. In Japan, one tuning shop built swapped K20 Fit 2009 model. This shop built swapped earlier K20 Fit two years ago and shop owner said 2009 model Fit is better than earlier model Fit. 2009 Fit with K20 motor are getting along well with each other. I know some people think Fit is 1500cc motor that's why slow. How much speed do you make on the freeway? I think almost same time from your office to your house when you drive Fit or GT-R. Gas price is going down but still expensive. The cost performance of 1500cc cars are cheaper than 2000cc cars. If you thought you like big horsepower, you can feel big horsepower with the swapped K20 Fit. Keiichi Tsuchiya said 1500cc cars are good for developing your driving skill. How about Toyota Yaris (3 door, liftback S)? I know Toyota USA is selling some TRD parts for Yaris but it seem to Toyota, Yaris don't appeal to young people. Yaris is 106hp but if you put turbo or supercharger, Yaris could be good car. TRD Japan is selling Toyota Vitz (Yaris) turbo in Japan. Vitz turbo motor makes 152hp. Price is 2,110,000 yen (about $21,600). Yashio Factory built supercharged Vitz few years ago. Both of Vitz get good estimate from Japanese pro-race car drivers. Why don't TRD USA sell supercharger or turbo kit for Yaris in USA? TRD has tuning know-how for Yaris because TRD Japan completed Vitz racecar, rally car and turbo car. Honda Fit is very popular in USA now. Scion xB and xD are different category with Honda Fit. TRD Japan announced TRD will sell completed Corolla Axio GT next February (Japanese Corolla have 1800cc motor and 1500cc motor). TRD Corolla GT has body kit, turbo, intercooler, ECU, suspension, etc... TRD Corrola GT turbo motor makes 152hp. TRD will organize TRD Corolla GT one make race from next year. How do you think about 1500cc cars? I would like to say 1500cc cars are lightweight. Lightweight is strong weapon for tuning cars.www.myspace.com/oted15
"Now picture this: Grandma laid back sittin' on 18s with an exhaust canister big enough to store a hundred of those fresh-baked cookies."
Jonathan Wong talking about Gisela Neumann and her '95 Civic EX. ("Gran'mama Rollin' Deep", Super Street, February 1999)