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For the Nissan Faithful

26 Aug
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One More Day at the Spa

26 Aug

Figured you guys would like this too.

From my own personal favorite era of road racing – the Group C era. One of these days I’ll do a compilation outlining some of the technology used in this phase of motorsport. It was essentially where modern technology that we would recognize today converged with the wild west mentality of motor racing in the 50’s and 60’s. The cars were insanely powerful (800+hp), extremely lightweight (1760 lbs minimum weight)blazingly fast (240+ mph), and threading the needle between sane and safe.

With a Twist

26 Aug


This weekend marks the return of F1 from summer vacation. The illuminati have converged on a tiny town in Belgium to watch the best of the best race through the forest on one of the most challenging tracks in the world. It’s a favorite among drivers because it’s very high speed (over 4 miles long), yet extremely twisty and complex.

This video is a few years old but gives you a great perspective on what it’s like to run this tricky track.

On an unrelated note, this is our 1000th post on cornerbalance since starting back in 2008. Thanks for checking in and we look forward to 1000+ more posts!

Gone too Far

26 Aug

As inconic as the original GC chassis Impreza is in the Japanese car world, Subaru got it all sorts of wrong, at least exterior wise. It was a rare beast, even rarer than the 22B, with just 300 produced, and broke the Japanese imposed 280 hp barrier (I’ve seen claims of 300-320 hp, though not sure which is accurate)