Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Irwindale Speedway for the final event of the 2013 season. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes the event victory. Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 is crowned champion.
This week's Monday Match Up pits one classic Japanese lightweight rear-drive sports car against another. While the 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S (aka the AE86) has a loyal following among drift fans, the Mazda Miata revolutioned sporty top-down driving in the form of a pure sports car.
Here's a highlight reel of the four-hour Super GT races from Autopolis in four minutes. In this reel, you'll see some daring passes and the Calsonic GT-R go off and hit the railing. As you can see from the action, there's plenty of passing and drama in these races.
Nissan offered us a cool look at the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at the 24-Hour of Nurburgring this year. The in-car camera of the night stints really show how scary driving the Ring in the dark is. And the car looks super quick in the rain.
When the Fiat 500 Abarth first came out, it was greeted with mixed reviews from the GTChannel staff. It’s reasonably quick, maneuverable, attractive and possesses an exhaust note to die for. It’s also, however, a car with limited interior space.
According to sources at Honda, the upcoming Honda Civic Type R is ready set a new record for front-engine/front-drive cars at the Nürburgring circuit. The lap time the car needs to beat is 8 minutes 7.97 seconds set by Renault Megane Sports Trophy.
The Super GT of the Autobacs Super GT series, at saw intermittent rain falling during the race, which resulted in plenty of action. The GT300 class winner for the second round in a row was the No. 4 GSR Hatsunemiku BMW driven by Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka.
The SUPER GT 300km race, Round 7 of the AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place this past weekend in Kyushu at the Autopolis track. With intermittent rain falling during the race, resulting in frequent changes in the places of the competitors, the GT500 race was won by the No.