I in no way endorse street racing. Get on a real race track if you want to race where you put no innocent bystanders lives on the line.
However, this is incredible. Stupid, but incredible. The skill / luck on show here is out of this world. Here a whole crew of tuned Honda’s go for a street racing blast around the highways of Hong Kong. It is like watching a video game. Anyone play Need For Speed Underground, Initial D or Tokyo Highway Battle? Absolutely wreckless as all it takes is someone to do the same in the opposite direction and it will be chaos.
This time they get away with it, but some of the close calls are unreal. Skip to 3min 03s for an outrageous overtake around the outside and then he has to cut in at the last second to avoid going into the back of a lorry. Supreme confidence in his fellow drivers.
To answer your question, no I did not realise there was a Top Gear South Korea either, bar the Top Gear Asia magazine. I knew of the US and Aussie TV show, but OK back to the point.
Whilst filming a segment of a Chevrolet Corvette racing around an airfield against a AH-1 helicopter, similar to how the original raced a Lotus against an Apache, the pilot of the helicopter seems to misjudge a maneuver and loses control and goes straight into the ground. Because this was done with a big budget it offers some incredible camera angles including onboard footage from the helicopter. Hopefully everyone was OK.
OK so it is not a competitive match up, but this drift team at the 2012 D1GP is showing off both of their 86 Toyota’s. Finding the now ultra rare Toyota Corolla AE86 is a tough task, many being poorly modified and the prices are hard to swallow. However this is where the new Toyota FT86 and its cousin the Subaru BRZ come into play. Due to the strong Yen, they are not as cheap as they were initially going to be, but you still get a fantastic looking 200BHP RWD sports car.
This video shows that the new car has the potential to live up to its predescessor’s affordable drift machine nature. The only car in this market today is the Mazda MX5, and after so many years of no sports cars, it is nice to see Toyota back on form… No where is that new Supra?
The Hyundai Veloster is the crazy hatchback cum coupe which has one door on one side and two on the other. It is very much in vein of the VW Scirocco. I think it looks good but lacks the style of the old Coupé.
See what Autocar thought about the new Hyundai below:
Here is an old video, but a classic. Honda recently annouced the new NSX at Detroit. So here is a trip down memory lane showing Ayrton Senna driving the original Honda NSX-R at Suzuka. Senna gave a lot of input into the creation of the NSX. He is said to have given directions ot the engineers on how it sound handle and feel. The result was a game changing supercar which is still superb to this day. Just watch how fast he takes to the short course at Suzuka. Incredible handling and skills. Please excuse the video quality, it is from the early 1990s.