Archive for February, 2008

More Voltex’d Out Evo’s

This car smells like money.



Clever and a beautiful car! Voltex and Time Attack edition Volk CE28n’s wrapped in Advan A048 rubber.


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Clean Civic HB

Takata green Volk TE37 Mag wheels. This was a cover car in Super Street a while back. Looks good still.

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A/T to M/T Swap: Last Words

I finished the swap Tuesday night. When I use the term finish I am implying that the car runs and drives. I’m in no way saying that I’m done working out the kinks yet (I haven’t found any yet). But I’m sure there are some. I plan to clean my car up and do a quick shake down this weekend. The shifting in still super ‘notchy’ so I need to drive it more so it becomes smoother.

Some noticeable differences are that it all seems relatively easy to drive. My car seems to idle better with the manual then it ever did with the automatic. Same tune but different intercooler–which I suspect may be the answer. Only thing I can think of is the use of better couplers and t-bolt clamps. My pipes always saw around a 70% reduction in coupler connections with the DV/DT Fab intercooler kit vs. the Greddy kit. In terms easier to digest, less chance of having a boost leak.

One thing that you shouldn’t forget when wrapping up your own automatic to manual transmission project is to jump the inhibitor switch. It is the biggest plug left that you didn’t plug in anywhere. I believe it was jump the black wire to the red wire with black stripes. This will make your car magically start. I was dumbfounded when I put everything together and my car wouldn’t start, the lights and everything worked but the car wouldn’t turn over. So jump that and you’ll be golden.

Here’s a bad camera phone picture of the completed [it’s never completed] transmission swap. The next project could be anything. I have some ideas, but I’m not sure yet. I’m always more interested in a good, fun project regardless of if I really need it or not.

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Maserati MC12 6.0l 632 hp With V12 Engine

At the beginning of 2004 Maserati presented a new model under the code name MC12, Maserati has produced 30 MC12 models and five cars Maserati saved for ther garage. After a year, in 2005 they produced another 25 MC12 supercars. Which means there was total 50 cars available for Maseraties favorite costumers.

This a performance vehicle with a design almost identical to Formula1 racing cars. Since both Maserati and Ferrari belonged to the same concern, the resembalance between the MC12 has a centrally located 6.0-liter 632 hp V 12 engine and the design of its structural frame and body is based on technologies applied in the aerospace industry. Maserati designed and built the car on the chassis of the Enzo Ferrari but the final MC12 is much larger. The MC12 is longer, wider and taller than the Enzo Ferrari, which has faster acceleration and a higher top speed.

The top speed of the Maserati MC12 is 330 kilometres per hour, and it accelerates from 0–100 kmh in 3.8 seconds. Car price starts from 700.000 euros.

Frank Mountain, a millionaire who bought Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari Formula1 car and than he fall in love with Maserati MC12 and bought it too. But while he was recording Fifth Gear tv show he crushed a 700.000 euros worth supercar. Watch the video to see what happened.

Porsche GT2

An older promotional video of the Porsche 997 GT2