• Nov 21, 2006


That was one driver's summation after a run around the track in an R34 Skyline GT-R tuned by Mine's, and with good reason. The Mine's GT-R is a complete monster whose performance shocked even the two test drivers. They were positively giddy behind the wheel, in utter disbelief at the ferocious power their right feet unleashed. This one's an aural delight, too, as the techno-symphony emitted by the car is part banshee, part racing car, part jet plane, and all awesome.

Oh, we can't wait until the next GT-R finally washes up on US shores...

[Source: YouTube]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      the narrator has to be the same guy as iron chef. anyone else notice that?
      • 8 Years Ago
      About "too fast"; I'm guessing it is a mistranslation for something in Japanese like "damn fast" or "fxxxking fast".

      I did an English -> Japanese -> English translation using Google's translation service, and came up with the result: "damn fast" -> Japanese -> "it is ugly, it is fast". Oddly enough, "fxxxking fast" -> Japanese -> "it is fast very".
      • 8 Years Ago
      That thing looks like it was absolutely glued to pavement. From the looks of the tach during the video, the acceleration must be brutal. Wow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      SHXXXXXXXT!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is exctly wht Honda can't find a Japanese F1 driver that's fast enough. Put Colin McRae in that seat and you won't hear comments like "Too fast' and "Shxxxt".
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's even more scary is that same car is now around 3 or 4 seconds faster on that track (this video is a couple years old from memory). There's an awesome Best MOTORing video on YouTube with this car being raced against a bunch of race cars and an F40. It makes the F40 look quite pathetic but the Super GT NSX and the Formula Nippon car just make everything else seem like they're standing still.

      I never realised that the Best MOTORing International announcer guy is also the voice actor for the main commentator on the English dub of Iron Chef though Alps. But now it's totally obvious, pretty funny ahah.
      Chris Ciccone
      • 8 Years Ago
      Guys --
      This is from the Best Motoring series of 'video magazines' (http://www.bestmotoringvideo.com/). I'm actually surprised some of you don't know about this. It is an amazing collection of very well produced and intese car reviews, tests, comparisons , touge runs, analysis etc.

      These aren't just normal drivers either, but real JGTCC drivers. Some of them are like the Tony Stewart of Japan.

      The 'hand on the stick' is just something they use to point to parts of the car or engine.. think about it. If you wanted to point to a turbo deep down int he engine bay, wouldn't it make more sense to use a 'finger on a stick' then putting your body into the engine bay and obscuring the shot?

      Plus.. they are Japanese, what do you expect:)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn, you noticed how fast the needle went through them tachometers?
      • 8 Years Ago
      It seems a lot of people are being misled by the subs. Two things:

      1. "Too fast" is the literal translation of the phrase "haya-sugi", the "-sugi" part meaning both "too much" and "more than I expected". In modern Japanese culture, "-sugi" is normally the latter, and "haya-sugi" in the video actually means "a lot faster than I expected". Though you don't really have to know that if you saw that Tsuchiya's laughing hysterically throughout video.

      2. The line translated as "Shxxxxt" should actually be translated "Is this for real?". If you take a second look at it in that context, you can see that the drivers are pleasantly surprised rather than scared.

      On another note, Honda can and has found a Japanese F1 driver who's "fast enough". They just haven't been able to find one that isn't attracted to the side pods of competitors' cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Enjoy these tuned GTRs, caus their days are numbered. The new G350Z Skyline won't have half the potential of its predecessors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't give a damn about the car. I had my eyes on the girl.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is insane, i cant imagine how hard that car pulls. The tach moved like the car was in neutral!!!!