American Touge 2 - Touge Showdown

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After the success of the first American Touge, we conducted an open casting call for US tuner cars to appear in the sequel AT2 to be tested and driven to the limits touge style by Keiichi "Drift King" Tsuchiya and his sidekick Yasuyuki Kazama. 33 cars divided into 4 different classes were chosen to battle it out to challenge last year's "Touge Monster", Comptech NSX. Hotties Kazumi Kondo and Verena Mei co-host the show. Cars were divided into NA RWD, Turbo RWD, FR and AWD classes.

Transcript
GT CHANNEL www.gtchannel.com Touge Finals Female Speaker: Touge U.S.A Male Speaker: The battle will take place on a section on Horse Thief Mile going clockwise initial D Rules will be followed. Vivid Racing RX-8 versus Top Setup EG6. Top Setup EG6 Keiichi Tsuchiya: Roll up windows, OG style. Alright, we're now ready for the battle stage. This is the little Touge Monster. Of course, the real Touge Monster is Comptech, but this car has shown a lot of potential, with great overall balance. This year, I'll be running against a turbo charged RX-8. This should be a good match. Vivid Racing RX-8 Yasuyuki Kazama: Going clockwise is more dangerous here. There's a big drop as if you're falling off a cliff. I almost wet my pants during warm up. Dan Mermelstein: I think we are getting pretty well it's styled in. It's being shown that you know we can make couple of laps without the incidents so we stoked and we're excited to have it go. Charlie Rhyu: Have noting to worry about. Dan Mermelstein: We will be battle Cherlie Rhyu: Yeah. Dan Mermelstein: Bigger one. Keiichi Tsuchiya EG6: The underdog going against the higher powered car. START Male Speaker: The RX-8 in front on the first run, Tsuchiya in the Top Setup EG6 chasing the RX-8 on the straighter way with the K28 motor and cross mission as his weapon. Does the turbo RX-8 have the advantage going up hill? Yasuyuki Kazama RX-8: This RX-8 shouldn't have any problems. Male Speaker: Tsuchiya is dead serious making no comments and concentrating on the driving. Last years Cinderella car is falling behind. WINNER Vivid Racing RX-8 Male Speaker: The RX-8 takes the first run with a surprising margin. Keiichi Tsuchiya: This is tough. I'll give all I got on the next run. I which the last stretch was a little longer. Male Speaker: Now the EG6 Civic is in front. START Yasuyuki Kazama RX-8: For some reason, the EG accelerates faster around here. Male Speaker: Tsuchiya's EG6 running strong downhill, can he get away? Yasuyuki Kazama RX-8: Uphill seems tough on that car. Male Speaker: Tsuchiya is losing ground fast. The RX-8 is all over the Civic even in the corners. Both cars floored going through the S turn. Tsuchiya EG6 bites the dust. WINNER Vivid Racing RX-8 Keiichi Tsuchiya: I lost. The tires were a big factor. This Civic is wearing something similar to Bridgestone's RE050. Where as the Rx-8 has a RE01R equivalent tires. I'd have to admit the loss. Yasuyuki Kazama: Surprisingly, this car has lots of fire power when it comes to battles. I was able to keep up with the ultra-light weight Civic. This car has lot of potential. Cherlie Rhyu: That's okay, you know, cars only to do so much you know on actually aspirated but, it's fun to me so that's all matters. Male Speaker: Factor X Racing NSX versus XS Engineering R34 GT-R Keiichi Tsuchiya: I lost the 1st battle with tires. Now, I got better tires on this car. I'm not losing this time. Yasuyuki Kazama: Man, that's the fastest car out here! I'll try to utilize all the power I have in this car. Keiichi Tsuchiya: Sorry, but my tires are better! Factor X Racing Mike Angel: Competition is pretty high up there is we're just happy to make it here. XS Engineering Eric Hsu: This car we didn't set it up for I mean I am surprise this car is doing as well as it is on the small track so I am really happy to winning the finals. And you know I hope luck goes our way and that we win. Male Speaker: Our second battle will be fight between two cars each with over 500 horsepower. START Keiichi Tsuchiya: He's fast on the straight. Male Speaker: The NSX has the advantage in terms of power to weight ratio but the GTR is cutting the gap in the corners. Keiichi Tsuchiya GT-R: Good, good, good. Yasuyuki Kazama: Whoa, he's coming. Male Speaker: Tsuchiya putting on the heat, feeling the pressure Kazama over speeds into the corner. WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: XS Engineering takes the first run. Keiichi Tsuchiya GT-R: Gotcha. Yasuyuki Kazama NSX: He got me. It's too scary. START Male Speaker: Tsuchiya's GT-R in front for the second run. Kazama will have to keep up on this one. Yasuyuki Kazama NSX: Whoa, I'm losing traction at corner exits! Man, that guy's just cruising! My tires are already giving up! Male Speaker: The GT-R shows up its potential with in easy win. Tsuchiya cleared the final corner with zero counter drifting. WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Eric Hsu: I guess he likes it huh, you mean that race. Keiichi Tsuchiya: This car feels like the Mines car with less power. It's really easy to handle. Yasuyuki Kazama: I had no chance. If I entered the corner at the same speed, I would end up in the ditch. Vivid Racing RX-8 vs XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: Touge showdown semifinals. Vivid Racing RX-8 versus XS Engineering R34 GT-R. Kazama in the RX-8 in front. START Yasuyuki Kazama: Alright, come and get me! Male Speaker: The enemy has 590 horsepower at its disposal. Can the RX-8 prevail with cornering speed? Keiichi Tsuchiya: Sorry, Kazama. I don't think you have any chance of winning. Male Speaker: The heavy GT-R breathing down the RX-8's neck even in the corners. Tsuchiya is just cursing down the track. WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Keiichi Tsuchiya: A walk through the park. No problem at all. Male Speaker: XS GT-R seems untouchable, the RX-8 that beat the top setup EG6 has no chance of catching up. The suspension setup and the combination of a small turbine with ultra high camps seems to match this course like a glove. We've never seen anything like this GT-R. WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: XS Engineering GT-R wins. Keiichi Tsuchiya: Easy win. This GT-R actually corners faster than the RX-8. It's unbelievable. TOUGE MONSTER COMPTECH NSX Male Speaker: Finally, the Touge Monster Competech NSX is fired up. A super charged C32B unit powers this monster. Keiichi Tsuchiya: This car is so easy to handle. Male Speaker: With the NSX defend it's Touge Monster title against the challenger. Female Speaker: Touge. Female Speaker 2: U.S.A. Eric Hsu: Touge gives the Monster, it's going to be tough. Our car is doing really well today and I hope it continues to do well and -- with some luck, I think we have a chance of winning. Shad Huntley: We have been there before, the car is -- GT-R is very very fast, you know, still don't know that this track is really suited for the NSX, but we will give our best shot. Comptech NSX vs XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: Competech NSX versus XS Engineering R34 GT-R. Keiichi Tsuchiya: Can the GT-R become the new Tough Monster? This will be a good match. This lap time of these two cars are almost identical. Competech's NSX is an extremely well-balanced car. This GT-R is beginning to show some wear after all these battles. Yasuyuki Kazama: I'm piloting the Competech NSX. It doesn't have power steering I'll do my best! Keiichi Tsuchiya: It's surprising to see this level of quality from American tuners. Not that I had no respect for them, but these are Japanese cars so. These cars were turned with care, especially the suspension. START Keiichi Tsuchiya: He's fast! Male Speaker: The 3.2 liter super charged NSX shows better pickup on the downhill. Keiichi Tsuchiya: This'll be a good match. I need to concentrate to win this one! Male Speaker: The Raining Touge Monster NSX running strong with great traction in cornering performance. Both cars approaching the final turn. Kazama over steers in the corner and not for Tsuchiya to close the gap. WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: XS Engineering takes the first run, but it was a close one. Yasuyuki Kazama: He was right on my tail I can't believe that heavy GT-R is turning as quick as the NSX. Shad Huntley: It doesn't be much closer enough. Eric Hsu: No that's kind of close. Shad Huntley: You don't want to intersect with a lot of freaking money. Male Speaker: While the owners were thinking about the repair costs, the two drivers get ready to go all out. START Keiichi Tsuchiya: Man he's fast. Male Speaker: Kazama trying to put pressure on Tsuchiya from behind. Yasuyuki Kazama: Oops, I screwed up! Oh no, under Steer! Male Speaker: Now, the GT-R has the advantage making the get away. Keiichi Tsuchiya: I better spread the lead as much as possible here! Male Speaker: Now Tsuchiya makes a mistake while the GTR Slows down with under steer, the NSX manages to close the gap. WINNER Comptech NSX Male Speaker: Comptech NSX wins the second run. Keiichi Tsuchiya: I guess that was a tie. I screwed up at the last corner. Yasuyuki Kazama: The steering is too heavy! Eric Hsu: Actually, we have to go again. SUDDEN DEATH Keiichi Tsuchiya: My last mistake cost me the win. START Keiichi Tsuchiya: That Comptech car is fast on the straight away. Male Speaker: Sudden Death battle, the two cars are at equal strength. Whoever makes the mistake, will lose. Yasuyuki Kazama: Oh s**t! My tires are losing grip! Male Speaker: The GT-R is also starting to show some traction lose on the front tires, cornering speed is decreasing. Tsuchiya attending the beast through the turn with clutch kicking and hand breaks, closing in on the NSX. Keiichi Tsuchiya GT-R: Got him! WINNER XS Engineering GT-R Male Speaker: XS Engineering R34 GT-R beats the Touge Monster Comptech NSX. Shad Huntley: I think that's done, I think about the nail in the carpet. Eric Hsu: -- the monster. Yasuyuki Kazama: But the NSX is a great machine and a fun car to drive. It's like the car is telling me that I still have a lot to learn about driving. Touge Showdown. American Touge2. Yasuyuki Kazama: That's it! Great Driving! Keiichi Tsuchiya: The level of the American tuners are very high. Yasuyuki Kazama: Yes, I agree. Yes. Keiichi Tsuchiya: It was a pleasant surprise. Yasuyuki Kazama: Yes. A lot of cars were competing at a very high level. Keiichi Tsuchiya: So, I guess we have a new Touge Monster. XS Engineering. Yasuyuki Kazama: GT-R! American Togue Champion XS ENGINEERING R34 GT-R. Eric Hsu: I'm so happy, I didn't expect the car to do so well at the -- but it really surprised me. Shad Huntley: Very nice car to finish second too, so I'm very happy with -- we did fairly well, so very, very happy. Keiichi Tsuchiya: The NSX isn't 2nd. It was closer to a tie in 1st place. Yasuyuki Kazama: Yes, it was. Keiichi Tsuchiya: The XS car was just a bit faster. You know, if the NSX had power steering, it would've won. Shad Huntley: Okay. Keiichi Tsuchiya: I'm not kidding! The heavy steering really wears you out. You steer into the corner, the car slides, counter steer and then you have to turn the wheel back. It's a workout. I'm sure we will be back to do another Hot Version American Touge special in the near future. Yasuyuki Kazama: Yes, I definitely want to come back. Keiichi Tsuchiya: XS Engineering's GT-R is the new Touge Monster, but I'd like to keep the Comptech NSX as the sub-Touge Monster. Yasuyuki Kazama: Sort of like the back up.hun? Keiichi Tsuchiya: If any of our Viewers want to challenge our American Touge Monsters, feel free to send in your rides to the e-mail address shown down here. Male Speaker: A new Monster was born on the American Touge the drivers and producers want to thank all of you who participated and supported out event. Stay tune for the next American Touge. GT CHANNEL CAR VIDEO NETWORK Visit gtchannel.com for more car videos!
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