From Broken NSX To Breaking Records, The Road To 1:44.768… CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #29

Well, it finally happened…The Koyorad x RS Future K-turbo NSX is fast—REALLY fast. And after nearly three years of development, it’s also the NEW Super Lap Battle “Street Class” overall champion and record-holder. It wasn’t easy, I’ll tell you that. I’ve had the pleasure of watching this car come to form from the very beginning as a stripped-down bare shell. People didn’t understand the concept of utilizing a turbocharged K-series engine in an NSX at first. To most, it just seemed like a ‘cool idea’ but the C30/C32 engine was Honda’s flagship 6-cylinder powerplant. To some, it was automotive sacrilege to put a modern Honda 4-cylinder engine in an NSX. The doubters were only proved right when the car continued through its development stages and repeatedly ran into issues. It was a bit disheartening to see the car not reach the level of success that we had hoped for but everyone involved knew that it would be a long process. Things started to turn around at the start of 2020 when the gearbox issues that had halted development were relieved thanks to a Samsonas Motorsport dogbox. The NSX really started to move after that. As Amir Bentatou got more comfortable, and even more confident, behind the wheel, we knew that there was a strong possibility it would finally see the success we had envisioned for it at Buttonwillow Raceway. Sit back, take a trip down memory lane with us as we venture back to the beginning, and relive all the emotions that came when the clock hit 1:44.768…

Super Lap Battle 2018 Coverage…

I’m currently away on a little vacation (EDIT: I’m actually back and just forgot to post this) but I thought it’d be a good time to load up these photos that I captured from this year’s Super Lap Battle for you guys to see. They are mostly detail shots of the cars I was running …

The 2013 SEMA Show Coverage…Part 1…

I wanted to try something different this time around… If you’ve followed this site for the last couple of years, you know that my SEMA coverage, like most of my other coverge, is typically very in-depth. I try to cover everything that I can that catches my eye and then sort through the mess after …

FF Battle 5 2013 Coverage…Part 1: Dyno Day…

FF Battle really went off without a hitch this year. Jonathan Wong and the rest of the Super Street magazine staff have been organizing this event for 5 years now so there aren’t very many shocking surprises that present themselves from altering the event in any way. If anything, the years have helped teach the …