Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hankook Ventus TD Z221

Trying a new semi slick in hard compound.

Tread pattern is similar to the Yokohama A050, spot the difference.

More 11J

This week on Hoarders

Two more TE37 Super Laps for the "collection".  These are the 18 x 11.0J +18 and they'll be my rear street rims.

The existing 18 x 10.5J pair will become track rims, more to come on that later.

Here is a comparison of the 10.5J versus the 11.0J.



Here are a couple of shots whilst rotating tyres.  The guy in the photo is Craig at Trackside Tyre and Rally in Kilsyth - top bloke.  He's always accommodating, works hard and provides a reliable service.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Melbourne Motorshow 2011

I went to the Melbourne Motorshow tonight.  This year, I noticed the following manufacturers were not present:
Fiat, Lotus, Daewoo, SAAB and Alfa Romeo.   Here are photos of concept cars and cars I found interesting.

Firstly, a special section dedicated to Porsches is in order.

These two were available for auction.

911 Speedster - The 997 interpretation of a classic - AU$550,000 - that's even more than a Turbo, which goes for around AU$380,000.

A lady in a bear suit...

997 Turbo

Cayman R


935 "Moby Dick"

630kW / 1050kg

Now for a couple of concept cars.

Toyota FT-86 Concept II

Mazda Shinari

Race cars:

Subaru GT300 Legacy

Lexus CT200h from the 2011 Melbourne F1 GP celebrity race (with race damage)

Honda Civic Type R that competes in the Australian Rally Championship

And finally, some super cars...

2012 R35 GT-R

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Lexus LFA

LFA engine and running gear

Fancy front sub-frame and upper wishbone connections

Torque tube

Transmission and rear multi-link suspension

Mercedes SLS AMG

More photos can be found here:
Melbourne Motorshow 2011