Call my jimmies’ rustled. Since the release of the 2015 WRX and WRX STI, the Subaru has been copping some slack for bearing too much of a resemblance to its arch rival, the Mitsubishi Evolution X… Read more
Nobody likes a damaged car and that is especially true for the enthusiasts among us that pour their hard earned money and time into projects of all shapes and sizes. Insurance is just one of those small things we must have in order to protect our pride and joy but you’d be surprised how many people over look it… Read more
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
After much anticipation and hearing the commercials on radio for the past 3 months, the day of Super GT finally came and boy were we an excited bunch. For me it was my first time and i seriously did not know what to expect but for Kevin he has been to Super GT in the past few years. All of us had problems sleeping the night before because of the excitement creeping on us; like a feverish disease and the blistering heat that is notorious here certainly did not do us any justice. Read more
On a recent test with the Subaru BRZ, I decided to verify the manufacturers claims on its run to 100kph. The results were a surprise. Many claimed that the car could only manage the sprint to 100kph in a tick over 7 seconds but I managed to get the car to launch and reach the marker point in a timed 6.2 seconds. I think the manufacturers are downplaying the performance of the car for some reason, perhaps in an attempt to drive hype but it’s a counter intuitive approach… Read more
The last two editions of the Wangan Warriors meeting had either a lot of rain or thick amounts of fog to deal with. Now at the beginning of the spring, their meeting got treated with the Return of the Sun. Read more
2012 is kicking off and for me it is kicking off in a great way. This year I will finally get to build my own race car. After years of shooting the coolest cars behind the armco, I now have the opportunity to go racing myself. They say building the car already is half the fun and, as I was looking for parts to prepare my Miata, it showed. The fun has only just began!!!
While shooting for another upcoming report for 7TUNE and in need for some race parts, I went to visit The Autosport Company Read more
Dutch based GT Events hosted the very first edition of the Fastcar Festival last weekend at the Zandvoort Racetrack. Featuring everything from time attack races to drifting and from show & go to trackday experiences for amateur drivers, the venue had a lot to offer. Read more
With over 200 cars battling each other at the Nurburgring 24 hour race it will not come as a suprise that among them were several Japanese machines. 370 Z’s, S2000′s, a variety of Civics, a single GTR and an Impreza made their way through the twisty curves of the Eiffel tarmac. Read more
I knew STi Subaru’s were good but so is rally champion, Mark Higgins. Higgins, driving an Impreza STi Spec C was on the Isle of Man TT course to break a record and had the mother of all loses at 240+ kph ( 150+ mph ), somehow managing to keep the STi out of the living rooms of those on either side of the street… Read more
The first race of the Super GT 2011 season was tough, as it is often the case at Fuji when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Usually when it’s raining over there, it’s raining a lot. As such, the race result was difficult to guess before the start since the rain added yet another level of uncertainty over the many unsolved questions arising for the first time the new cars, drivers and teams gathered to race at last.
Busy times at STi… The same day the WRX STI Spec C was announced, Subaru revealed also the WRX STI tS. 7Tune already touched the matter 2 weeks ago when a teaser appeared on the STI website, but the car turns out to be a bit different from what we expected.
The 5 doors Impreza WRX STI Spec C came in 2009 to the JDM Subaru dealers and went after the batch of 900 cars sold out. But that was too good a car to stop there, Subaru decided, and now it’s back ! And not as a limited edition but as permanent member of the WRX STI lineup, edging the WRX STI as the focused, performance oriented version.
Christmas 2010 will be sweet for Japanese Subaristi as STI launched Friday on its web site a teaser for its new JDM model, the WRX STI tS, before the car is unveiled sometime in the second half of December.