The Round 2 for the 2013 Super GT is not like any other rounds as this is where the 500km Fuji GT race takes place at the Fuji Speedway. With the participants having to complete 110 laps around the 4.563km circuit, the battle saw a fierce competition between four Lexus SC430 rushing for supremacy in the GT500 class.
The impressive and jaw-dropping Nissan GT-R might have terrorized several other auto marquees on circuits all over the world with its performance, and still does even after 5 years in production. Even so, after all those years, there had yet been a Nismo version for the GT-R ready to prowl the streets. The only GT-R Nismo that one could find now is only the GT3 spec racing car; but that is about to change with the confirmation of the road version of this terrifying machine.
The Subaru BRZ is already a fun car to be driven around the track, but the guys at Subaru reckon that they could put in a number of tweaks to make it a tad better than the stock version. Called the BRZ RA Racing, this straight-from-the-factory BRZ is a racing-spec version of the car. And before you get too excited about it, the RA Racing will be available only in Japan for the time being.
The successor of the legendary Hachiroku spawned multiple incarnations of essentially the same car, such as the Toyota 86, GT86, Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ that had taken the globe by storm with its much-loved FR layout and seemingly affordability. So it is not a surprise to see tonnes of them filling the halls of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, and after all, it’s Japan’s much loved tofu car and it’s been barely a year since it was first launched worldwide. Time to check out these breathtaking versions!
More to come and here’s part 2 of our Tokyo Auto Salon coverage, specifically contents from halls 4, 5, 6 that includes an S2000 from Modulo, Mugen’s N-One Racing Concept based on a boxed up k-car and just a random mix of previews from our collage of photos! Read the rest of this entry »
Remember the teaser images we have shown a while back of the Gazoo-prepared twin-charged Toyota 86? Dubbed as the GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum, this wildly-looking concept car is finally unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with Gazoo throwing in some touches to fix the main concern that many people had addressed about the 86; the lack of power.
The price might be absurdly expensive and one could opt for a faster Italian supercar with the same price tag. But it did not take long for all the 500 units of the Lexus LFA to be sold to various customers from all over the world, admiring the perfection that this V10 supercar brings. And since Toyota has no plans in launching any variants for the LFA in the future, the executives over at Toyota Motor Corp are busting their heads in determining the fate of the costly LFA carbon-fiber factory.
When the Toyota 86 was unveiled, it literally swept the headlines from all corners of the world. Everyone was waiting for it, and wanting to get a ride in it. And although a lot of the critiques were pointing out the lack of power from the 2.0 Subaru boxer unit, it was not that much of a major issue as the handling was simply superb. With that, we could probably assume that the 86 is going to win Japan’s 2012 Car of the Year award hands down.
The last APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship) race of the season took place in China (Rally of Longyou) over the weekend and was where the Proton R3 Motorsports team emerged doubly victorious with Alister McRae and Juho-Salo finishing first and third respectively in their Proton Satria Neo S2000 rally car.
If some of you might remember, Usain Bolt was picked by Nissan to run in their global “What If_” campaign, giving it a perfect match for their lightning-fast GT-R with a record-breaking man. Nissan is now taking their relationship further with Bolt as they had recently named him as their new ‘Director of Excitement’.