HKS carbon fiber time attack Altezza (Lexus IS)

Here are some pictures I took at the 2000 SEMA show. On a side note, I will be hitting up SEMA again this year so I should have some pictures for you from that event. The subject of these pictures: The infamous HKS Altezza time attack car with full carbon fiber wide body on it.  Info on this car is a little tough to come by.  Superstreet did an article about it.  As with most of their articles, they have some pretty good studio photo shots and just enough data to whet the whistle, but not enough to full inform people about the subject.  You can read the article here

Carbon fiber HKS Altezza Time Attack car at SEMA 2008

Carbon fiber HKS Altezza Time Attack car at SEMA 2008

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As promised. Here are some pictures.

As promised, here are some pictures I took of the propane turbo snowmobile in development.  This is the Arctic Cat that I believe he developed it on before going to the Yamaha.  I honestly have no details on this kit.  If people want details I can call him up and ask.  But I don’t think they even went to production with this version.  As far as I know they only produced the Yamaha version.  Again, I think these are being sold as Simmons Propane turbo kits.  Not sure what happened to the HP^3 concept.

Propane tank for the tubo kit

Propane tank for the tubo kit

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Had to post this video

So I was cruising around on youtube and who should be yapping at me?  My dad. hehehe

This is a video of the Simmons propane turbo kit.  My dad is the one that developed this kit.  IIRC, my dad (Steve Benson), Val Simmons, and Brad Story got together an formed a company called HP^3.  Dad was the idea guy,Val was the distributor, and Brad was the publicity guy.  Now keep in mind I of course was not involved at all and may have it a little wrong.  Plus it was a couple years ago.

So dad made the turbo and propane kits.  I believe Brad had someone he knows make the propane tanks that fit under a custom seat.  I’m not sure what Val did on these.  Maybe he made the clutch weights or ported the engines or something.  The turbos my dad used on these are a Tommy Makinen edition Mitsubishi Evolution turbo.  I will see if I can dig up some old pictures I took of this kit when it was first being developed.

Well here is the video.  Hopefully I can find some pictures for you also: