Posts Tagged ‘LS7’

Grid 2 Releases New DLC Dedicated to Drifting!

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Today the guy’s over at Codemasters released the latest DLC pack for Grid 2 and this one hits us drifting-gamers right in the wallet releasing 4 icon drifters cars for us to race. You will be able to pick from Dai Yoshihara’s 650hp LS powered Discount Tires s13, Tyler McQuarrie’s 750hp GoPro Chevrolet Camaro, Chris Forsberg’s VK56 powered NOS Energy 370z or even have a little taste of D1 with the 570hp Team Orange Mitsubishi Evo X. The DLC will run you 480 Microsoft Points on the xBox or $5.99 for PS3, Steam, and PC.

Matt Powers Announces New Engine and Partner For 2013

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Moments ago Matt Powers announced that he will be running a new engine provided by his new sponsor Katech Performance. He will be running Katech’s Time Attack 463 7.6L v8 that produces over 700hp (specs below).
Bore: 4.165”
Stroke: 4.250”
Displacement: 463ci/7.6L
Horsepower: 700
Torque: 650
Redline: 7000RPM
CR: 13.0:1
Block: RHS aluminum, billet main caps, ARP studs, piston squirters
Crankshaft: 4340 forged steel with ATI damper
Connecting rods: Forged H-beam steel
Pistons: 2618 forged aluminum, hardcoat anodized, skirt coating, gas porting and DLC-coated pins
Camshaft: Katech Track Attack 472 spec
Cylinder heads: CNC-ported LS7 with bronze valve guides, ARP studs
Valves: Katech titanium/molybdenum intake, hollow sodium-filled exhaust
Induction: FAST LSXR 102mm
Oiling system: ARE or Dailey 5 stage

Matt Powers Ditching LS7 for 2013 Season

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Matt Powers just posted a photo on Facebook of a naked engine bay in his S14 saying “This thing ripped and served me well, but was starting to get in the way of victory!”
He continued in the comments by confirming he is keeping the chassis and ditching the engine. So what next? SR20DET? Or are they going to go extreme like the BenSopra 380SX that was just shown at TAS? VQ38 S14 drifting would be an interesting thing to see. Looks like we all will have to wait and find out.

Update 1-18-2013 – Later in the night Matt posted in the comments that he is going to just put in another LS but “a more built one” so it looks like any interesting combos is out of the idea for his s14.