The term street tuned car to us is when you take a good car and make it even better and at the same time as practical to be as a daily driver. The Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33) has been one of the cars i had always admired on magazines and in movies. What drew me towards it was its body lines and then it was that glorious torquey motor.
When you think of Audi what comes to your mind? To me it was their Group B monster of the Quattro S1 and despite all the odd’s the guys at Audi stepped into unknown territory and came forth victories on many occasions in the world of motorsports. Just like all other auto manufactures Audi too has a very strong history, and it was that history that continued on into all their newer designs.
Now enough with the history lesson.
Well then most of you all would have remembered the A6 above with those Lights from the Night races back in 2011.. Well i certainly remeber but unfortunately my camera doesnt, reseaon because each time i was on that tight corner of the track this thing would always come sneak up behind me and whizz pass by without a even a sound.. i was alway off guard in taking a pic of it. In saying that, it was also quite quick for its size.. hence i called it the stealth runner. Since the night races I knew I had to dig deeper and find out what made this car tick the right boxes in me.
A few years ago i remember seeing the ever so famous super car meet which was held at the nawam mawatha car park… and i thought wow thats just brilliant. The selection of car that were present that day was insane! Since then i remember hearing a few friends of mine mentioning “back in that day… there was this super car meet where the best of Sri Lanka’s performance cars met”.
From then on the question that i kept asking my self was why hasnt it been happening… I never got the answer to that question until we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of pistontorque last year. Thats when i saw the true potential of our community! Everyone enjoyed last year and that was what made me come up with this meet up, which will from now on been an annual meet up!
Our 2nd Year meet up took place on the 3rd of February @3pm and below is what went down.
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As we are celebrating our second year meetup today, I thought it will be fitting to release this feature at our meet.
The car above you see belongs to a good friend of ours, Muzahir. I remember him a few years ago when he used to own a Civic ES RS, fondly remember the part when He and a few mates of his came to pick up a set of Wheels from a friend of mine, and they all ended up carrying 2 wheels in the boot and 2 wheels on the laps of 3 of his mates in rear seat (Tight Fit) They complained of body aches the next day
Anyway, Muzahir has always been a Civic Nut, so from a RS to Type R is definitely a big feat.
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We last witnessed a legal drag race exactly 12months ago, within a few months after it was organized everyone were soon thirsting up for another one! Although attempts were made to hold another drag battle early and mid this year failed, the green light came from the officials to hold it at the Katukurunda Air Strip to end this year.
Recently a call was put out to for all Japanese Samurai’s to bring out their swords and show Colombo how proud they were of them. Thanks to Social Media these days organizing meets of this nature has become a bit easy to organize. So scroll down to check it for yourselves. We have posted all the pics not in order form for a reason.. so that all who came out that day, wouldn’t know what to expect below. Enjoy!
A few nights ago we thought it would be great to step out for some late night dinner during the mid week. We called our good friend Muditha to come talk about cars and also find out what he plans on doing to his newly acquired R34 Skyline GT. This friends isnt a shoot.. Its just a random meet up that goes with a new title that you see above “# Street-Out #”. So dont expect all the details that you would on a full feature.
They say getting the right type of attention from the right type of people ends with satisfaction. But get that wrong type of attention and you’l end up stiring up a hornets nest. In this case Gihans Ver 9 STi seems to be doing very well at getting the right type of attention from the right type of people, as it has been getting lots of thumbs up from the local Subaru owners & enthusiasts.
It was last month where i happened to hear a very distinctive sound being emitted… the sounds of equal length headers and then this silver ghost appeared in the dark… Fast forward few weeks ago and i was up at 5AM on a Saturday and then rode shot gun in this at 5:45AM on the calm Colombo suburb streets… My plan was to capture this just as the sun was revealing its morning rays.
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We all have heard the statement “we will always remember our first crush”. If i was to take that statement and put it into the life of a petrol head, it would then obviously mean a car. By now you probably know that EK9′s and Me have a sort of history.
If your wondering whats so special about this EK9 to me other than its Normal Aspirated Numbers or its power to weight ratio or its driving dynamics, then let me just tell you : When i turned 18 this car right here was the 1st performance car i drove thanks to my friend who bought it back then. It was the 1st time i felt Vtec kick in at 6000rpm. This was the car that taught me the meaning of simple and functional factory modifications . It also prevented my mind from going rice boy crazy when i took a peek at the world of aftermarket tuning. This car right here is my master! Each time i see it i appreciate Honda for making its 1st fwd car to carry the Type R badge.