Starting off with a bang. I think will most will agree that’s a fitting way to sum up the selection of feature cars that appeared on Speedhunters during the month of January. Now that we more than 1/12 through the year 2013, it’s time for you guys to pick your favorite of the bunch.
Take a look through the list of great machinery and make your vote below.
Napier Railton. Way more mental than all the other cars combined, almost a century ago. Nothing can beat the thing. Nothing.
FC3S Touge Special was my favorite. The combination of the story and the awesomeness of the car! Its the total package.
Did people forget what the word rice meant? cut spring civics with ridiculous body kits, giant wings, fart cans, fake steelie wheel covers and nothing done to the engine are ricy. An s chassis with a vr38 is not rice. At all.
What a hard choice but I voted the 380sx just because a certain troll below keeps talking shit about it.
Although there are some great cars there were shown here, I have to admit the GS stole the show. I still don't see the 380sx living up to the hype speedhunters gave it.
i really liked the Retro 86 , TRD does a real good job on this car , and this wheels , i need four of these for my Renault/Dacia Logan!
god i went for the 4 rotor gs i wish i could have voted for the notchback aswell. had a feeling the 380sx would win that car is amazing but so pointless and for what he wants to do with it and where he wants to do it just ridiculous.
Why are you guys giving me stress over this poll? lol The GS won my coin toss
I had to vote for that Fox Mustang, so over the top. But the 4 rotor GS300 was SO close. I swear this poll gets harder every month.
Bensopra 380 is too hyped up, doesn't do anything for me. Doesn't seem like a serious attempt at a high speed record, just a bunch of friends tinkering around with a fun project. Respectable in that sense, but laughable in the former sense.
Voted the RE-A Europa because it opened up a newfound interest and appreciation of the Europa platform
The Bensopra 380sx and the RE-Amemiya Lotus Europa its a beautiful JDM ART. Wonderful projects!! But my vote is a Zakspeed Capri. This is awsome unlimited race car from the golden era. Check the on board videos.;) The Porsche 962CK6 its not play this leauge. This is upper level car.
By far that GS300 is the most rad build on this list. The ones I'd want to own would either be the 5.0 or the FC though. Lot's of good cars this month.
had to go with Liam's rallycross beast -- just because jonathan did so much research on that thing and gave me more than a few damn good ideas
Among these projects, I had the biggest jaw drop when I saw and heard 4-rotor wankel in Lexus GS. Voted!
damn, the 5.0, the benspora even though its a bit ricy, and that badass gs300. Voted gs300 for 1000hp 4 rotor turbo monster
I cannot get over that 5.0, I fully expect to never see a better version of that body style for the rest of my life. Gorgeous.
Ricer has turned from civics with really loud and obnoxious tailpipes and euro lights to anything thats japanese....its sad but most other car fans, like muscle car guys imparticular, think of it that way. (No offense to honda owners with euro lights reading this lol)
@BenjaminSaucier Well said Mr. The GS built is very unique and well executed. The 380SX is a VR38DETT swap into a 180SX with a Rocket Bunny kit, not a bad car, but the work up into the GS is just mind blowing!
@bigmac69 I think you made the right decision! The GS is far more customed than a VR38 swap. But cars are good, but the GS 4 rotors? C'mon!
@bigmac69 I voted for the quad-rotor too, I have an almost complete aversion to those big Japanese luxobarges but that one is just so different and incredibly cool. I recon it'll sound pretty awesome too =D
@Chris Nuggets well unfortunately we won't be able to see it fall well short of its goal as it didn't make the boat to nardo, but yes, in comparison to other cars on the list it's a bit underdone
@hergaderpa Agreed. Nothing steam or punk about it...
Had to throw a like for the Dr. Wankel name drop.
@Jdmcolliemane @zamm333 rice is a term for all japanese cars before enthusiast sites like speedhunters even existed, before many of the people on this site could even drive. I don't think the 380sx is rice at all though. Good motor, generally a good chassis, even a good idea on what they hope to accomplish. The execution behind that idea is lacking, and sites wish to hype it up because of the name behind it it seems.
@InnerToxicity @bigmac69 Voted for it too..Good to see kiwis fly. Heres video of the 26b http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ypCxOBCa3x8
@777 That's disappointing to hear, even though I felt they would fall well short as well. I'm sure they put a lot of work into rushing it to be ready, but maybe this will give them time to regroup and properly finish the car. And hopefully reassess their ultimate goals...this could be a savage drift car, time attack car, or amazing TSA show car for next year. I just don't see high speed records in it's future based on it's initial approach.
This site especially has given me a new appreciation for different styles of development. It's your car, do what you want with it and don't let anyone's opinion change that. Unless they're footing the bill it doesn't matter what they think, make it unique! That being said I don't believe the 380sx belongs on the list solely for the fact that the project seems to be unfinished, have a lot of interest in seeing the final result. The GS is just insane, had a lot of trouble between that and the 5.0 but that deep blue is almost mesmerizing.
@Chris Nuggets Well said. I think this car belongs in the drifting community. Seeing all these new TA race cars and their crazy aero. People in the TA community have been doing lots of homework about aero, and this 380SX doesn't stand a chance (at least not the way it looked at TAS).