Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7's Day 2011 - Panic Attack

 Pan Speed's Rx8 is a purpose built time attacker that takes advantage the rotary for pace.

The car circulates a little quicker than a boost up twin turbo machine.

You can imagine that. BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA as it went past my camera.

The car is super low. I think that's what makes it so amazing. Low and 17" rubber is a little undersize for some people running RX-8s but the car becomes incredibly flat and allows the race track ground effects to work well.

You can see some of those effects here. Splitter and canards. Note the rear fenders are a little fatter than original and the front fenders also feature some pump-action.

All this FRP and carbon means one thing. Light Weight. Details pieces like the small mirrors go un-noticed.

Pan Speed will be heading to the Rotary and Roadster event at the end of the month. Expect some fast times on the newly refurbished post-earthquake Sendai Highland track.

Pan Speed's head mechanic is making sure the driver is happy before his start from the rear of the grid. The fastest qualifier in the Hot version race.

Circulating well but with too much traffic for a rear to front win.



  1. I know that driver's helmet anywhere! That's none other than Naoki Hattori.

  2. the 17th rims are nice, how much you have to pay for an 3rotor 20b ?

  3. if you have to ask, you can't afford it... hehe


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