titanium exhaust

Volkswagen Golf R1 with performance technology from motorsport. 
R-‘Performance’ titanium exhaust system. Igor Akrapovič of Slovenia was actually a racing car driver. After he hung up his racing helmet he began to develop sports exhaust systems. They are so impressive that Volkswagen worked with Akrapovič to design a 'Performance’ exhaust system made of titanium for the two- and four-door Golf R. The use of the noble metal reduces the weight compared to the standard system by seven kilos. The 'Performance’ system gives the Golf R completely new acoustics, which extend, depending on driving mode, all the way to that of motorsport.

Porsche 4.0L air-cooled flat-six with 4-valve cylinder heads, showing CFD optimized ram-air induction system via rear side window opening and Inconel / titanium exhaust system. Restored and modified by Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering.

Scott Blattner, Commissioning Owner: “My journey with Singer Vehicle Design began with the restoration of two coupes. In 2016 these were joined by my Targa, which recently ran in the famous Hill Climb at Goodwood Festival of Speed. I became intrigued by the possibility of further evolution and I’m very excited to be sharing the first details of the engine for my car.”

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The 2017 Lexus RC F is a Track-Tuned Road Scholar 

Track breeding meets road refinement with the Lexus RC F. This bold sports coupe looks like it could devour the road through its F-enhanced version of the Lexus spindle grille, and with a 467 horsepower, 5.0-liter V8, it possibly could.

For 2017, RC F handling performance is further refined with an all-new Linear Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). Also new, the RC F features Scout GPS Link. With the app on the driver’s paired phone, navigation maps and turn-by-turn directions appear on the vehicle’s central display screen.

Lexus developed the RC F to excel on the track as well as the road. Body rigidity, suspension, brakes, tires & all other systems were developed with the expectation that some owners would be taking their cars to track day events.

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A half-chopped Yamaha XJR1200, a head full of crazy ideas and a bet with a friend: Those were the ingredients for Jorge Rodrigues’ first build.
He’s installed a stage 3 Dynojet kit, a titanium Akrapovič exhaust, and GSX-R suspension. Then he knocked off 40 kilos of weight.
This XJR 1200 is ready to burn serious rubber.
Hit the link in our bio for more details—and and killer shots by João Bettencourt.
#yamaha #xjr1200 #caferacer #yamahamotor #motorcyclesofinstagram #bikeexif

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I promised more on this modded s202 from Minkara a few posts back belonging to Pikarin from Osaka, Japan. It packs a JUN 2.2L stroker for starters. I think this is my first J-spec subaru post as well! I’ve been on an S202 kick lately so a little background…

At 320 horsepower from the factory, the Subaru S202 was the first car to break the 276-horsepower restriction on all Japanese cars (ever notice why so many cars in Gran Turismo are “exactly” 276 hp) and paved the way for the ISF, GTR and other high horsepower creations to roll out of the island country. Every generation of Impreza has had a super limited edition sportscar model dubbed the S201 (classic GC8 ), S202 (bugeye GD), S203 (blobeye GD), S204 (hawkeye GD), and R205 (the new GRB).

The S202 essentially takes the stripped down racing model of the STI – the STI type RA spec C – and reloads it with high end sports car goodies: STI projector headlights (heavier but better looking), STI front mount oil cooler, bronze 17″ STI wheels made by RAYS (which bear a striking resemblance to RAYS Volk CE28N), chassis and brake upgrades, and a carbon fiber GT wing. Only 400 were ever made.

This guy modded an S202. He took Subaru’s ultimate bugeye and made it better, and more suited to his use for it as a weekend track car.

The metal bumper vent only on one side of the car may not be the prettiest but it is functional… behind it is a the GReddy front mount oil cooler (in addition to the STI factory front mount oil cooler that all S202′s come with), which vents air through the metal duct… pretty creative engineering.

The vents cut into the stock rear bumper (though they vary in appearance) – and the flip up rear license plate with vents behind it – are pretty standard faire on Japanese track cars. Both allow trapped air to escape the bumper and reduce drag.

The S202′s front-mount factory STI oil cooler switched positions with the intercooler.

And it gets tracked…


MODS LIST
Engine
– JUN AUTO custom 2.2L stroker kit EX
– JUN AUTO pistons
– JUN AUTO oil pump
– Tomei valve springs
– Tomei cams
– Tomei timing belt reinforced belt guide
– Tomei exhaust manifold (headers)
– Ganador Full Titanium exhaust
– Cusco air intake hose
– HKS racing intake
– HKS twin power ignition amplifier
– Big throttle Racing shaft Baku Baku Factory (ばくばく工房 Big throttle Racing shaft)
– Power enterprise F1 black engine bearing
– SARD fuel collector tank
– SARD fuel injectors
– SARD fuel pressure regulator
– Laile (BeatRush) crank pulley
– Tomei baffle stiffiner plate
– ARC oil pan
– Kondo Engineering “3” all aluminum radiator
– Kondo Engineering tune for 2.2L motor
– Ecutek ECU

Turbo & Cooling
– IHI Turbo (machined)
– GReddy Type RS blow off valve
– GReddy Front Mount Intercooler SPEC-R (editor’s note: the SPEC-R is a different GReddy fmic than the smaller GReddy front mount that you see on U.S. WRX’s)
– earlier setup: ARC top mount intercooler and Prova High Pressure Bypass Valve (made by Forge)
– STI Oil Cooler (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– GReddy Oil Cooler (secondary… custom metal vent)

Transmission
– ATS Twin Carbon Clutch
– Steel mesh clutch hose
– Cusco transmission mount
– Cusco 1.5way RS differential

Braking
–PFC front three piece rotors for STI Brembos
–RDD rear 330mm three piece rotors for STI Brembos
–Endless EP357ME22 brake pads
–Endless CCR brake pads
–Prova carbon fiber brake cooling guide ducts

Suspension
– Extended studs
– Hyperco HYPERCOIL coilovers
– Kondo Engineering Harmonic Drive
– Swift Hyperco Springs F 12k R 10k + 4k Hyperco spring assisted design
– Ikeya Formula roll center adjuster
– Cusco sway bars
– Okuyma floor braces
– Okuyama rear seat delete plate
– J Speed rear seat delete plate reinforcement braces (editors note: there’s a brace for everything :O)
– J Speed multi-piece fender braces
– Beatrush rear strut and trunk braces
– Beatrush floor brace
– STI titanium front strut bar (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI lateral links and trailing arms (stock - OEM S202 Part)

Wheel & Tire
– Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires
– STI wheels by RAYS
– RAYS Volk Racing CE28N (black) 17×9 +43
– RAYS Volk Racing RE30 (black) 17×9 +43

Exterior
– Ganador SuperMirrors
– STI version 1 lip w/ factory STI unpainted/flat black option
– STI mesh fog covers – unpainted.
– STI projector headlights (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI roof vent (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI S202 carbon fiber wing (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– Monster Sport carbon trunk
– Monster Sport carbon hood with drop-in hood vent — also custom vented over the turbo.
– hood pins
– Stage 21 custom vented fenders – 20mm wider than stock

Interior
– Recaro Tomcat Limited Edition seats w/ yellow “carbon kevlar” style fabric insert
– Defi gauge pod + gauges
– Infinite i-TCMS (Mugen track display meter)

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McLaren Special Operations at the Geneva Motor Show

McLaren Automotive will attend the Geneva Motor Show for the fourth time this year with its largest ever stand in a new location, showcasing the largest range of models from the full three-tier model line-up.  Among the headlines, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will pay a carbon fiber tribute to the McLaren P1 which recently ceased production.  MSO has also created a bespoke version of the 675LT Spider which makes its first public appearance at the show after selling out in weeks. They will line up alongside the recently-confirmed 650S GT3 racing car and a still-to-be-announced addition to the Sports Series family on Stand 6040, Hall 6. 

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Every now and then we like to remind ourselves what a pure performance build is, so we hop over to the AC Santuary website.
This new Kawasaki Z1-R resto-mod is bike porn of the highest order. The frame is reinforced, the suspension is from @ohlinsracing, the 17-inch rims are from @ozracingwheels, and the brake system is a mélange of the best parts from the Brembo, Nissin and Sunstar catalogs.
The blueprinted and balanced motor has all-new internals, a phalanx of Mikuni carbs, and a full titanium Nitro Racing exhaust system.
Guaranteed to put hairs on your chest, and worthy of its place in our latest Bikes Of The Week.
Hit the link in our bio to see the other four machines that made the grade.
#kawasaki #z1r #z1 #caferacer #classic #motorcycle #bikeporn #bikeexif

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The Mclaren 675LT Spider

The 675LT Spider, only the second McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT – or ‘Longtail’ – name, stays true to the spirit of its iconic predecessor with aerodynamically optimized, dramatically enhanced styling that results in 40 percent more downforce than the 650S Spider.

As with its namesake which debuted in the 1997 GT season, the 675LT Spider – alongside the 675LT Coupé – is the most track-focused model in the McLaren Super Series, with a power to weight ratio that eclipses its rivals. Embodying the ethos of the F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ it focuses on 5 key characteristics: lightweight, optimized aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement.

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