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Greddy Spectrum Elite (SE) Exhaust Systems…

27 Aug

Adam linked this to me a few minutes ago. We both agree that Greddy put together two great exhaust systems for their Spectrum Elite line so far and we hope that they continue on with this type of styling for the additional applications that they plan to service. As of now they currently only have systems for the ’09 STI and the EVO X.

SPECTRUM ELITE EXHAUST SYSTEMS:

Today’s sophisticated tuners want it all, and GReddy’s SE exhaust systems deliver the full spectrum of features desired in a street performance system. SE exhausts increase flow via tuned piping and larger, free-flowing mufflers for improved power, but provide discreet sound levels that won’t attract the wrong kind of attention. The exhaust note is comfortable and sporty, not loud.  Each application is tested and tuned for USA spec. vehicles, so fitment and sound is confirmed.   All SE Exhaust are test to be well below the 95dBA standard.  Our new smaller Spectrum exhaust tip(s) help disguise the system from the rear of the vehicle, but reveal show-quality appearance from the side and underneath. Whether you are cruising down the road or at wide-open throttle down the track, the Spectrum Elite is ready. Refined sound. Hard-hitting power.   Superb looks.  Excellent fitment.  GReddy quality.  – A true Sports Exhaust.


SE Applications: (more coming soon!)

MAKE MODEL
YEAR PIPING MUFFLER STYLE TIP(S)
Subaru STI 2009 70mm 1x sideways 4x
Mitsubishi EVO X 2009 70mm 2x sideways 2x

The quad tips looks sick on the back of the STI! If anyone is interested in any of these, drop us a line.

BMW M3 ALMS Race Car…

27 Aug

Adam and I saw this car in person at the New York International Auto Show back in April of this year. This car isn’t groundbreaking news to most car enthusiasts but its still dope none the less.

Check the stats:

Engine: 4.0 litre V8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Power: 485 hp (362 kW)
Maximum Torque: 368 lb-ft (498 Nm)
Transmission: Six-speed sequential racing transmission
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

Weight: 2,535 lbs

The reason why I am bringing it up on our blog is because today I peeped this video of the car with some action footage and I thought I would share.

So cool, that you should be bitchslapped…

27 Aug

Seriously who thinks of this stuff?

I read about this company on Autoblog. There is a company called Alchemist that specializes in get this, 24-Karat gold rooftops for automobiles. If gold isn’t “baller” {insert ghey ass Jim Jones “We Fly High” music video gif file here} enough for you then they offer gemstones set in the gold leaf and even platinum or palladium!

Dayum I gots ta get me one of dem right der! I predict that Shaun gets this done on his next daily driver. 🙂

Alchemist is a company specializing in covering or decorating cars and cars’ rooftops in pure 24-carat gold leaf.

This London-based company is run by Jacques Blanc, a former French art director whose acclaimed advertising campaigns in Paris include beauty, fashion and car manufacturers.

Alchemist uses a newly patented process to cover the car with gold, and it takes its team of specialist gilders about a week to complete a rooftop.

The roof is first polished to provide a shiny surface for the gold leaf to reflect. Skilled craftsmen then place individual gold leaves onto a layer of a special base. Finally an invisible shield is laid down to make the surface scratch-proof – and impossible to pick off.

Gold is not affected by air, heat, moisture or oxygen, and so is well-suited to car rooftops.

As a rooftop provides a symbolic protection, it is suitable for such an attention.

Each roof is signed, numbered and a certificate of authenticity is supplied, along with a guarantee.

If you’re determined to go one better you could opt for gemstones set into the gold leaf – or choose a precious film of platinum or palladium.

International publications / media, including Time magazine (see Press) have published articles highlighting these golden rooftops.

Check the site:

http://www.goldenrooftop.com