What do you get when you cross an E31 BMW 8-series with an E34 BMW M5? The answer - unsurprisingly - is the car pictured here. 6-cylinders, 1590kg, 335bhp and a 6-speed manual box... In an 8-series. Full feature coming soon to SpeedHunters.com
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Brace yourselves, GT-R fans. @hks_japan are about to launch a complete RB28 engine.
Everything sits inside a prepped N1 (24U) block that’s been bored to accept the 1mm oversized pistons. The cylinder head is CNC ported, has recut valve seats, HKS valve springs and titanium retainers, and gets fitted with HKS 264-degree cams with 10mm lift for both intake and exhaust. HKS bolts secure the head to the block with an HKS grommet-type head gasket sandwiched in between to ensure an optimal seal is formed. As you may have noticed, HKS has also developed a new cam angle sensor with a flush anodized mount.
Photos by: @speedhunters_dino#Speedhunters#HKS#JoyOfMachine
The cars before you are Porsche’s 911 GT1 Straßenversions from 1997 and 1998. The silver car is the ’97 model built for the initial type approval and as such is the most sympathetically road-adapted of the two. The white one was built to homologate the aero changes for the ’98 season and is really a GT1 race car with number plates. Not that this makes it any less special, but it’s easier to understand the lineage on the later car.
The two cars were built to facilitate the homologation necessary to enter into the FIA GT Championship. This championship was introduced in 1997 as a development of the BPR Global GT series. Back then sports car motorsport was quite different and the introduction of this ‘new’ GT Championship drew attention from manufacturers as a way to display global engineering prowess on a global stage. This meant things were about to get serious.
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@garage_active’s R32 GT-R was one of our stand-out cars from Tokyo Auto Salon this year, thanks to its full red carbon widebody slammed over Work wheels with air suspension.
But it’s real party piece was under the bonnet; a naturally-aspirated RB30 (on throttle bodies) driven by an OS 6-speed sequential gearbox. Fully badass. Feature coming soon to SpeedHunters.com
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