Akio Toyoda, interview
Akio Toyoda, interview. Exclusive interview session with Mr. Toyoda
(President and Representative Director,Toyota Motor Corporation. Tokyo.
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, first view
Mercedes-Benz has fully revealed the Vision Gran Turismo virtual concept
destined for the latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise out on
The thrilling supercar won't be seen on public roads but at least
Mercedes-Benz built a 1:1 scale model for the opening of their Research &
Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. The front-engined vehicle is
envisioned with a rear-wheel drive arrangement and gullwing doors.
Power comes from an AMG V8 engine delivering 577 bhp (430 kW) and 590 lb-ft
(799 Nm) of torque wrapped around in a body that weighs 3,053 lbs (1,384
kg). Stopping power comes from AMG's high-performance ceramic composite
brakes while at the back there are no less than eight tailpipes generating
a "sonorous Exhaust note that
authentically celebrates the V8's love of high engine speeds."
Photos of the cabin were not provided but Mercedes-Benz says the Vision
Gran Turismo comes with an F1-inspired cockpit with red integral sport
seats that blend into the black flooring of the footwell to create a
protective shell. The center display floats above the racing steering wheel
providing all the necessary data while operation is handled via the rocker
switches placed in the dashboard's center as well as in an overhead
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo will be available as downloadable
content exclusively for GranTurismo 6 which will come out on December 6 on
the PlayStation 3.
Subaru Levorg, promo
Subaru Levorg, promo
Subaru has presented in Tokyo the near-production LEVORG prototype,
following an announcement made in late October.
Described as a "sports tourer", the LEVORG is basically a wagon with a
stylish design wearing a Metallic Blue Grey Steel or a Pearl Crystal White
paint that has never been seen on a production Subaru before. The vehicle
is 4690mm long, 1780mm wide and 1485mm tall, with a 2650mm wheelbase and a
curb weight of 1,504 kg (3,315 lbs).
Inside the cabin it gets various piano black finishes. metallic accents, as
well as dual 3.5-inch full-color LEDs. It comes with a wide range of safety
technologies such as pre-collision braking control, lane keeping assist,
pre-collision reverse throttle management and active lane keep system.
Under the hood it has received a new 1.6-liter DIT direct-injection turbo engine with 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft) of torque. There is also a larger 2.0-liter DIT delivering 300
HP (221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). These engines send output to a
symmetrical AWD system via a Lineartronic (for 1.6) or Sport Lineartronic
(for 2.0) transmission.
The Subaru LEVORG prototype comes with a strut front suspension and a rear
double wishbone arrangement. The 1.6-powered model sits on 17-inch alloys
shod in 215/50 R17 tires whereas the 2.0 model is fitted with 18-inch
wheels wrapped around in 225/45 R18 rubbers.
Subaru has announced preorders for the production version will start on
January 4, with sales commencing in the spring.
The unusual accident..
The unusual accident...
It happened in Zhlobin (Belarus),2.11.13. The participants were not
seriously injured in the accident.
The Toyota FT-86, GT-86, Scion FRS - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
One of the most anticipated new cars of 2012, the Toyota rear wheel drive
entry level sports car with too many names: GT-86, FT-86, and FRS. Also
known as the Subaru BRZ. Chris Harris travels to Spain to get the most
ouf a short session in the car.
Killing a Toyota Part 1 - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson puts Toyota's claim the their Hilux pick-up is virtually
indestructible to the ultimate test.
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Subaru BRZ Conquers Japan's Greatest Driving Roads - Epic Drives Episode 6
On this episode of Epic Drives, Associate Online Editor Nate Martinez tours
Japan's greatest driving roads in Subaru's new rear-wheel drive BRZ coupe.
Along the way, he tears up the Toyo Tires Turnpike, climbs Mount Fuji,
dances down the hairpins of the Nihon Romantic Highway and drops the hammer
at the tight and twisty Gunma Cycle Sports Center.
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Toyota GT 86 2012 - acceleration 0-225 km/h + Vmax test
Nice acceleration till 210 km/h, then most of the dynamics is spoiled by
6th gear. But if you find a proper hill... :-) More at