Under-bonnet modifications are modest for now. Jake’s running an A’PEXi air filter to feed the stock turbo, a Driftworks Supercool intercooler is employed to keep intake temperatures down, and boost has been upped by a HKS EVC controller. On the exhaust side, a HPI turbo elbow, de-cat and A’PEXi N1 system expel the spent gases. This little lot has boosted the JZX100’s power output up to circa 350bhp, but Jake’s after more in the near future. For now, the upgrades that have been done improve the Chaser’s handling, power and looks substantially over standard.
@Nate Well the headline did ask whether this was the “wildest” drift car ever built, so I don’t think SL cars would even fit in that category, so I’m not sure what you put down here really is applicable to the question that was asked here based on the context. Why can’t Saito have 1000PS? He’s in a competition to win, it’s not some soukokai event where you can just manji through the straights – it’s a different environment. Not that I have anything against soukokai/free run events. In Both SL and GP all competitors are there trying to win. The only difference between pro and SL is that SL has restrictions that ends up allowing the car being driven on the road. Eventually those that do well in SL make it into GP. However, of all the grassroots event I have been in Japan, it’s very rare to see “winning competitors” of SL cars drive it on the daily, they mainly have trucks towing them. MCR, Burst, Ito Auto, etc all have trailers towing them from home to track. I wonder why that is? Could it be that even a street legal car that is used to compete isn’t utilized as a a-b/grocery car that can do everything? I know KDF is all about the fun, but i think its important to see it from a different perspective because even in Japan – there is the fun element, but there is also that drive to be number 1. Whether it be driving as hard as hell, best flicks, best angles, being the best is a very important part of their culture.
Resale value: This is also called the “residual value.” It’s what the car is worth at the end of the lease and it’s set by the lender, so you can’t negotiate it. However, it’s smart to lease a car with good resale value. Here’s why: If a car is worth $30,000 new, and its residual value after three years is $15,000 (or 50%) you have essentially used $15,000 of value. But if that same car is worth $18,000 (60%) after three years, you have used only $12,000 of its value. With a higher resale value, you’re on the hook for less since you pay only for the value you use.
Metzger’s political work focused largely on environmental concerns, and the role of the artist in society (which was always a part of his Auto Destructive Art). On the former, in 2009, the artist debuted a sculpture piece called “Flailing Trees” which consisted of 21 trees cast upside down into concrete. Speaking about the piece, Metzger said that “Artists have a special part to play in opposing extinction, if only on a theoretical, intellectual basis.” On the latter, Metzger called for a three year artist’s strike in 1977 “aimed at the destruction of existing commercial and public marketing and patronage systems.” (It is interesting to note, in light of President Trump’s prospective plans to defund the NEA, that Metzger wrote in his call for a strike that “Art in the service of revolution is unsatisfactory and mistrusted because of the numerous links of art with the state and capitalism.”)