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Merry Skidmas

20th December 2016 — by JimmyDrama

You Tuber and drift video channel, Monkey London, took the festive season to a whole new level with this short video, Merry Skidmas. Combining Christmas cheer, some cheeky street sessions and a couple of s-bodies, that’d look like they’d fit right into any grotto setting.

I bloody love Christmas! So go and enjoy this Festive & Furious video

 

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The X-Visions Fueled UK car culture

18th December 2016 — by JimmyDrama

I love the creative flair that’s busting out of the UK scene at the minute and none more than ‘Fueled’ by The X-Visions. The mix of done and first person shooting is rad! Combine the decent mix of camera work and the 4K quality with flame spitting Supra’s and Subaru WRx’s then you’ll get the picture. However, you don’t need someone like myself telling you about the video, hit play and take a look at what goes down after dark in every major town in the UK.

 

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Mercedes G-Wagen pushed to its limits

30th November 2016 — by JimmyDrama

The internet can be a treasure trove of wonderful finds, none more so than this video. It’s been floating around for the past few days, sending supercar and G-Wagen fans into orbit that an owner would dare to treat the six figure off-roader to such a pasting.

However, I think the owner is the man! If you’ve got it, then drive it. There is no denying that this owner took that to the limit and I’m sure AMG didn’t have this in mind when he waltzed in off the high street into their wonderful showroom.

The driver attacks drop downs and water ditches with no finesse. There is no caution as he sends the G500 into full attack. What he lacks in skill is over come with a good planting of the good-foot and you can hear the decent raspy exhaust note of that AMG lump.

Today this guy wins the internet, just for his no f*cks given attitude and his couldn’t care less approach

 

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#Speedaintfree a movie you should watch

27th November 2016 — by JimmyDrama

I’m a big fan of Japanese car culture and one man, Luke Huxham, has an amazing eye and talent of bringing the best of it into film. His new offering #Speedaintfree won’t disappoint either.  While there are no english subtitles, the cinematic experience will resonate with any real-deal petrolhead and it certainly pushes all the right buttons.

This short film is part of a bigger DVD release and we’ll make sure to keep you posted.

Reviews

The Drako a car that demands respect

13th November 2016 — by JimmyDrama

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You can tell a lot by what a person drives. Just sit back and look and you’ll soon be able to build up a character of the person by the automobile they drive. So, what type of person builds a car that at any given crank of it’s mechanical beating heart wants to kill you? Dimitriy Illyuk is no normal person and he gave birth to one of the World’s most vicious drift cars, The Drako.
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The chassis is a master of illusion, they say that fear comes in many guises, this time the Nissan S14 has been over-hauled with the Rocket Bunny Boss kit. The end result is Japanese car that looks more like a US born Charger, that’s been jacked on an intensive steroid make over. Dark and moody in looks the beating heart of the re-worked V8 Nissan engine is where the business really gets interesting.

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Over 1100hp is produced by the 2012 Nissan VK56DETT, the engine keeps true to the Drako’s JDM heritage, but is far from stock. Mahle Motorsport pistons, paired with Carillo rods replace the standard items. The block and head are forced together under restraint from ARP’s head and main studs and it’s thanks to BC’s uprated valve springs this engine barks like one of Satan’s hounds.

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Fire spits from the external screamer pipes that poke through the bonnet like a pair of horns. The boost is triggered by a meaty pair of Garrett GTX3071R turbochargers.

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While producing an engine with insane HP numbers is no easy feat, getting that to the wheels is also an alchemy art. OS Giken R4c clutch mated with a Drenth MPG gearbox, fully customised and with reinforced internals was the only option for the Ukrainian driver. After all he wasn’t building a street car to impress the locals – this build was summoning demons from another dimension.

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After all this being a drift car, it needed insane lock. Wisefab front and rear Nissan S14 kit dons the car and works well with the Feal Suspension coilover kit.

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This car is pure aggression, Illyuk, a driver that is close to taming the Drako, but when this car goes it’s always got a wild streak that can never be truly domesticated. Tyres last a matter of milliseconds when all the power from the good foot is engaged, but we Dmitiriy beams from ear-to-ear every time he drives it, could he be the gate-keeper to combustion’s hades?

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Spec

1999 nissan 200sx s14a

Engine: 2012 Nissan vk56dett 1100hp Mahle motorsport pistons,Carillo rods, arp head and main studs, bc valve springs. 2x garrett gtx3071r turbochargers, 2x turbosmart powergate 60mm, 2x turbosmart raceport Bov’s, turbosmart fpr 2000, id2000 injectors , ais 3000 direct port water meth injection, ati race pulley.

Drivetrain: Os giken r4c clutch Tilton magnesium release bearing. Drenth MPG gearbox custom ordered reinforced internals. R230 differential with gtr shafts

Electronics: Vipec i88 Motec pdm16 Motec keypad Motec e888 can expander Link dash 2 pro Mil spec wiring and ecu maping and can programing by @afterfix

Suspension: Wisefab front and rear nissan kits Feal suspension coilovers

Exterior: Rocket Bunny Boss 2 kit

Interior: Rollcage by motorsportinheart S15lhd dash

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