Volvo 360 F1 Time-Attack

I’m not sure what to say about this one, I’m pretty gobsmacked! If you like Formula 1, engineering, and…uh…old Volvos, then this one’s for you. What we’re looking at is a Volvo 360 with a turbo AND supercharged power-plant, peppered with an assortment of genuine F1 parts like wings, diffuser, wheels, hubs and wishbone suspension, built by a Mr Peter Schmidt. If you’ve seen Speedhunters latest post, you might have seen the finished product already, but I think the build thread is worth a mention too. I’m sure they’ll do a spotlight on the car soon, so we can see the completed car in detailed hi-res shots. I’ll be sure to update this post with a link once that happens.

Thanks to Jasper for submitting. Click Here for more Scandinavian builds. Click Here for more Volvo builds.

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 5

Now we’re up to Part 5, the fabrication is nearing completion and we’re starting to see some fresh colour being laid down.

Previous instalments: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 4

Part 4 is here! In this update we see the cooling system take shape, along with intercooler piping and some interior upgrades.

Previous instalments: Part 1Part 2Part 3

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 3

In the third instalment of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications XR6 Turbo Ute, we see the front end converted to a tube frame setup, and a special one-off exhaust fabricated all the way from manifold to side-pipe.

Previous posts: Part 1Part 2

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 2

In Part 2 of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications XR6 Turbo ute, we see the car rolling around on it’s new 300ZX rear end, allowing it to have it’s intricate roll cage fabricated.

Click here for Part 1.

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 1

The folks at Nulon and Impossible Fabrications are back with another hybrid creation. If you remember the EG Civic they built a while back, you’ll know they’re no stranger to an angle grinder and welder. That little Civic is now both rear wheel drive and turbo, or basically what you could call an S15 200sx / Silvia in a Civic body shell. Grub from Impossible contacted me to let me know they’re undertaking a new project. This time they’re doing us Aussies proud by not only starting with a local car – a Ford Falcon – but also choosing a UTE! You’ll have to continue below to find out their plans for this hauler…

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What I’m Watching: The Fabricator channel

It’s like someone went and made a channel specifically for us! So far the series has videos detailing how to make a time attack roll cage and a tube frame front end, amongst other various fabrication topics. The complete Part 1 instalment of the tube frame front end video looks to be a paid video, but at over 2 hours long and less than a couple of bucks it sure does appear to be great value for money.

Check out the channel HERE.

20B-powered Time Attack NC MX5

Time Attack season is almost upon us, with World Time Attack Challenge just around the corner (click here for my photos from 2010), I thought it would be a great time to share this long-term build from Australia. The brainchild of a Mazda aficionado and die-hard collector, this NC MX5 welcomes the addition of firstly a supercharged Renesis 13B, and then a 20B 3-rotor with individual throttle bodies and a whole host of goodies. Apart from all the CAD screenshots, machined metal goodness, fabrication, welding and general race-car building, you’ll also find a bonus R35 GTR build and a visit to Mazda HQ in Hiroshima within the thread.

Thanks to David from MX5CarTalk & Pixel Culture for submitting. Click here for more rotary-powered builds.

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World Time Attack 2010

Last weekend, myself and 3 friends drove over 800km north to Sydney, Australia, to attend the 2010 World Time Attack Challenge. It was well worth the drive, with 2 days full of local and international cars battling it out for the fasted time around Eastern Creek Raceway. Here are some of the images I took over the course of the event…

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AMS Performance EVO X Time Attack

No doubt many of you who browse various car sites/blogs/forums would have seen some pictures of this build going around. Presenting the AMS Performance Time Attack EVO X.

It started it’s life as a Street Class car, then got torn down and transformed into an all out Time Attack monster.

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