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Ferret619

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Oh come on!
Toyota 2000GT
- hand made chassis/body entirely from aluminium, with a polished metal finish.
- 5 litre V12 Toyota Century driveline, built by the Yamaha division to handle twin charging.

First genuine Japanese supercar and iirc the only one to make the grade as a Bond car!
not sure why but the 2000gt never really did it for me, when I was working with Hyundai however and I was regularly catching buses I’d walk a few Km to the gym then the buss as there was a big ol gap between when I finished and when the bus came. There was a beautiful mint condition Toyota century that was always parked out the front, it only had the v8 but they are an interesting car.
Honestly I like Honda’s, give me a built DC2R or EK9 any day
 

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not sure why but the 2000gt never really did it for me, when I was working with Hyundai however and I was regularly catching buses I’d walk a few Km to the gym then the buss as there was a big ol gap between when I finished and when the bus came. There was a beautiful mint condition Toyota century that was always parked out the front, it only had the v8 but they are an interesting car.
Honestly I like Honda’s, give me a built DC2R or EK9 any day
Like this ?
 

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Ferret619

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A pity, as nothing I've ever heard sounds as good as this. (Turn that volume UP for the full experience)
BTW, it's running twin two stage superchargers with 5.7bar (82psi) boost!
What's your opinion @UKSteve ?
Problem is I’ll never get to drive that so I tend not to look into stuff like that.
I think I love my FF Honda because they are always the underdog but boy oh boy can they corner, I have a buddy who is getting 1:11 at Wakefield in a 1.8 NA Honda
 

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A pity, as nothing I've ever heard sounds as good as this. (Turn that volume UP for the full experience)
BTW, it's running twin two stage superchargers with 5.7bar (82psi) boost!
What's your opinion @UKSteve ?
One of my first memories of motorsport is the short lived Group B Rally. This was followed by Touring Car RS500’s, Cosworths etc.
This in all probability shaped what my own preferences are, this combined with what the roads are like in the geographic area I live. AWD forced induction is where it’s at for me. I cannot think of anything worse than a FWD NA vehicle, particularly one where VTEC kicks in yo!

That BRM sounds fantastic but I bet it’s an absolute pig to drive, a scary pig at that.
 

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Problem is I’ll never get to drive that so I tend not to look into stuff like that.
I think I love my FF Honda because they are always the underdog but boy oh boy can they corner, I have a buddy who is getting 1:11 at Wakefield in a 1.8 NA Honda
Only those that fail to appreciate the advances of technology ;)
That's not a bad time.
Forget what times I managed around there, yet was cornering fast enough in my stock NA6 to annoy the turbo/awd crowd until they got onto the main straight, and that's in the wet on street legal slicks :p
I remember my times were mid field for the MX5 Cup, which is the domain of coilovers, swaybars, full exhaust, CAI and tyre wheel package.
Have you done track time before?
If yes, where?
I regret not making it to Amaroo and Catalina, yet did make Oran Park on the last day open :)
Shifting into third coming off the bridge was an ethereal experience resulting in a nice drift :D

One of my first memories of motorsport is the short lived Group B Rally. This was followed by Touring Car RS500’s, Cosworths etc.
This in all probability shaped what my own preferences are, this combined with what the roads are like in the geographic area I live. AWD forced induction is where it’s at for me. I cannot think of anything worse than a FWD NA vehicle, particularly one where VTEC kicks in yo!

That BRM sounds fantastic but I bet it’s an absolute pig to drive, a scary pig at that.
Oh, you probably are better off not knowing what I would do for a RS200 EVO...

Probably, yet I'd imagine it would be tamed a lot with wheels that are wider than 5 inches and electronic engine management :)
If money is not an object, I'd love to try and shoehorn a twin turbo (GCG is 5 minutes away from me) H16 pattern of that BRM into the NA6.

What did you learn to drive in?
I started off with Auto restrictions, so went for an AE71 and bought an AE86 before I knew how to drive manual and taught myself.
 
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Only those that fail to appreciate the advances of technology ;)
That's not a bad time.
Forget what times I managed around there, yet was cornering fast enough in my stock NA6 to annoy the turbo/awd crowd until they got onto the main straight, and that's in the wet on street legal slicks :p
I remember my times were mid field for the MX5 Cup, which is the domain of coilovers, swaybars, full exhaust, CAI and tyre wheel package.
Have you done track time before?
If yes, where?
I regret not making it to Amaroo and Catalina, yet did make Oran Park on the last day open :)
Shifting into third coming off the bridge was an ethereal experience resulting in a nice drift :D
I haven’t actually, I have gone along for pit support for a few buddies, I tend to be better at building cars than tracking them as I just haven’t had enough time to really dedicate myself to it.
My EG was great fun, I swapped the standard 1.6 out for the Vtec 1.8, buddyclub coilovers, 15x7 RPF1, injen CAI, custom 2.5” exhaust, custom crank ventilation system and mild engine mods.
 

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I haven’t actually, I have gone along for pit support for a few buddies, I tend to be better at building cars than tracking them as I just haven’t had enough time to really dedicate myself to it.
Bloody fun, yet expensive rabbit hole, yet worth trying once at least.
Buy a beater and go out to just have fun like the MCM boys do :)

If Groupon ever do the cheap SOTS deals for Wakefield Park, we should try and organise a day of it :)
 

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Bloody fun, yet expensive rabbit hole, yet worth trying once at least.
Buy a beater and go out to just have fun like the MCM boys do :)

If Groupon ever do the cheap SOTS deals for Wakefield Park, we should try and organise a day of it :)
I’ve done some spirited driving mind you, my little Honda is better suited to tight twisty courses anyway.
Think I loved about my little EG was the chassis was so tight I could put heavy springs on it without any risk to the towers, I swapped the 14mm rear sway bar for a 22mm adjustable and a ASR subframe brave and when you have a FF who’s back let’s go befor the front it makes for a great bit of fun, but you have to be brave and can’t let up
 
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