Originally designed on a napkin, the world-famous Mini launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959 was envisioned as a cheap, practical city car for families on a budget. Now, 61 years later, it's a sought-after classic that many aftermarket companies hail as the ideal foundation on which to build their wildest dreams. Gildred Racing thought further out of the box than most by turning a Mini into a mid-engined, 500-horsepower sleeper.
Starting with a 1974 model, the California-based firm removed the original four-cylinder engine (and the four-speed manual transmission bolted right under it, where you'd normally expect to find the oil sump) and completely stripped the interior. Only the front seats ended up going back in; the space occupied by the tiny rear bench is now home to a 3.2-liter V6 that started life under the hood of an Acura CL Type S from the early 2000s. It's mounted transversely, and it spins the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
It's been reported that SUPER BEAVER drummer Fujiwara "31-sai" Hiroaki has fallen ill with the novel coronavirus.
On April 1st, Fujiwara developed a fever and rested at home after consulting a health center. He received the PCR test on the 3rd, and the results came back positive on the 6th. While his health showing improvement, he is still recuperating at home. Reportedly, fellow member Uesugi Kenta (B) is also currently in poor health and has been ordered to stay at home from the health center.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise contains video game characters from a variety of games and publishers. Now, we imagine that Nintendo probably has a ton of ideas as to what kind of characters they want in the game, and that they might not necessarily be successful with all their requests.
One of those unsuccessful requests is apparently Sora from Kingdom Hearts. This is according to a recent episode on the Kinda Funny Gamescast where former Game Informer editor, Imran Khan, claimed that Nintendo had approached Disney and asked if they could have Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise is one of the more popular fighting games in gaming history. It has spawned multiple titles and variants over the years, and in more recent times, Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest title in the franchise that also possibly has its biggest roster ever.
In fact, according to the NPD, it has been revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling fighting game in US history. That’s quite an impressive title to hold, especially when you consider the fact that there are a ton of other fighting games out there that are also pretty popular, like Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, and so on.
The second artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' (December 27 from 12:00 noon) has been revealed.
Fourteen Johnny's artists have been announced at this time, including Arashi, A.B.C-Z, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, Kis-My-Ft2, KinKi Kids, King & Prince, Johnny's WEST, SixTONES vs. Snow Man, Sexy Zone, NEWS, V6, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Yamashita Tomohisa.