Category Archives: automotive

For Love of Scaled Models #6: RE Amemiya FD3S

It’s been almost a whole year since I had one of these posts but it’s about time to get the ball rolling again… And what better than a 1/24 scale RE Amemiya themed RX7 on Advan RG2s!

Photos via MINKARA



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800 HP of Garage Ito Goodness

The Osaka-based tuning shop Garage Ito is synonymous to some of the best GTRs on the streets of Japan, and this brilliant R34 on sale at Global Auto Sales is a perfect example of the workmanship of the tuning house.

Photos via Global Auto



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Some faces are more intimidating than others…

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The exterior of this beast has a gorgeous mixture of Nismo (Z-Tune), Auto Select, and Car Shop F1 pieces.

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The back end is highlighted by a gigantic Voltex Type-5 GT wing.

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Footwork courtesy of Volk Racing TE37SL in Pressed Double Black finish and Endless BBK combo.

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The heart of this car is, of course, the 800+HP stroked RB26(28) motor and the San-Ai TF08 turbine that helps this beast achieve its high output.

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Interior wise is kept a simple street/track setup with the essentials such as roll cage, Bride buckets, various gauges and so forth.

Panspeed RX8 @ Mazda Tuning Festa

I’ve always loved browsing at photos from various Japanese car events throughout the year because there’s usually some heavy hitters at nearly every event. Most recently, there was the Mazda Tuning Festa which was held at Tsukuba Circuit that attracted some famous rotary monsters. One of these is the infamous yellow Panspeed RX8!

Photos via MINKARA



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