When most auto otakus think of early Nissan Skylines and early GT-Rs, chances are, they’d be thinking of the original JDM badass Grand daddy, the KPGC10. Popularly known as the Box Skyline, or in Jdm speak, the Hakosuka (ハコスカ). So called because of its boxy shape, Hako is box in Japanese and Suka is really just […]Read more "Nostalgic dreaming: Nissan KGC110 “ケンメリ” Skyline GT-X"
Burned into the hearts and minds of many an anime-loving enthusiast, the second generation Mazda RX-7 debuted in the year of 1985 as the successor to the SA22C first generation RX-7, Mazda’s highly regarded Twin-Wankel rotary powered sports car that had almost half a million units shifted Worldwide. While the classic shape has now been […]Read more "Evolving the Revolution : Mazda FC3S RX7"
These days, the letters GTI need not much of an introduction, having sold millions around the World and spawning a multitude of rivals, the pocket rocket from Volkswagen has now come to represent the quintessential hot hatch. It might not have been the first (We’re looking at you Autobianchi!), but it definitely was the spark that lit up the […]Read more "Keepin’ it real: Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI"
For most of us, Porsche has been synonymous with characterful, grunty Flat-6 engines that sing a raspy and throaty cacophony of metallic noises, but with the introduction of the new 718 Boxster set to hit the road running with a Turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it seems things have come full circle for the entry level cars […]Read more "Full circle: Porsche 912"
The year is 1976, France and Britain begin the first regularly scheduled commercial supersonic flights, Viking I lands on Mars and Love will keep us together wins record of the year. Elsewhere, across the pond in Showa era Japan, an idea for something equally as important was hatched in the office of Toyota automobiles. A […]Read more "Hip to be square: The Toyota AW11 MR2"