Let me take you back to the Nurburgring 24 hour race once more. Due to the trip both Allard van Grafhorst and myself made to the Le Mans 24 hours these photo’s have been laying around catching dust. Here is more on the Sunday of the race. Read more
And i shall leave you with this final image of Abt’s GTR R8, tastefully reupholstered in Alcantara leather and Carbon Fiber, a testament to Abt’s impeccable skill and craftmanship
That’s all for this installment from me! Hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Photos – Eugene Chan.
I got a call from a couple of friends of mine who wanted to know if I’d be free to join them on a jaunt around Tokyo. Knowing they were all Audi and Lamborghini owners, I gave them an Insta-Yes and packed my camera gear to make sure I captured as much as I could! I also brought along a friend of mine who shoots some MEAN video and between us, I think we got some great content! Read more
The world’s first and so far only BMW M Dealership. In Singapore. A small island of 5 million people. The local running joke in Singapore being that even the dot used to pinpoint cities on a world map is bigger than the country. Yet in spite of this and the astronomical car prices in Singapore (a Toyota Corolla starts at SGD $109,000) the sale of supercars and the like are flourishing. Prompting BMW in partnership with Munich Automobiles to create this dealership which serves the discerning car enthusiast. Read more
With a clear sky and a sunny track, the first GT3 race kicked of at 15:42hr on Saturday afternoon. With ear deafening loud roars and high pitched revs the cars came out of the formation lap to decide who would be the king of the dunes! Read more
There is something about the buzz on the grid before a race starts. Tension is in the air as cars approach and the grid girls take their place. The teams get ready for their final checks and the crowd gets excited when they hear the cars come to life. It will not be long before the race starts…. Join me on the grid of the FIA GT3! Read more
Rauh WELT Begriff. RWB. Any of you vaguely familiar with the German language could easily make sense of Akira Nakai’s catchphrase for what has undoubtedly become one of the hottest Japanese workshop names circulating the net at the moment. 7Tune decided to pay Nakai san a visit a few days ago for what was definitely an eye opening experience… Read more
With Le Mans just two weeks behind us the world of endurance racing had already another adventure to look forward to. The 39th running of the 24 hours of the Nurburgring!!! There were over 200 cars competing with 800 drivers behind the wheel on the largest racetrack in the world. This was going to be something special… Read more
24 Hours of close racing, heavy crashes & continuously changing weather conditions. The 2011 edition of Le Mans had all the drama that you would expect from this famous race. After the race started at three o’clock I stayed at the grandstands watching the race for a good hour before I started walking around the track. I always like to watch the race at the bottom of the Dunlop Bridge. The view is amazing as the cars pop over the crest before they head into The Esses section of the track. Read more
As soon as I approached the city of Le Mans I flipped the car’s audiosystem to Radio Le Mans. It was early wednesday morning but the guys over at the station were in full swing. Immediately the whole endurance vibe was back with all the great stories flying through the air. The seven hour journey was instantly forgotten and the notorious Le Mans bug started to master my brain. The free practice sessions were scheduled later that day and it was the perfect time to see all the cars run for the first time. Read more
I found myself at dinner recently with a group of very prominent Japanese men discussing why Audi drivers, in general, don’t track cars like the R8, the RS6 or the TT-RS despite their cloaked ferocity. The truth of the matter came down to one particular point. We tended to agree that when it comes to the track, a car like the R35 GT-R or BMW M3 is the racing suit of the wardrobe. An Audi on the other hand, is the business suit and gets you to the track and back in comfort and style… Read more
I know. It’s an Audi and Audis are German but we at 7tune think we should broaden our horizons and start opening up our coverage to not just Japanese manufacturers but those from other countries as well. At least one thing is certain though – you can definitely count on the scenery and architecture to be Japanese!