Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A True Japanese Supercar

Well , i can say that this is the successor of the "Supra". I Love it! This is a true japanese supercar. Kudos to Toyota!

The Specs

- Top speed: 201.94 MPH
- 0-62 MPH: 3.7 seconds
- Redline at 9,000 RPM
- 4.8-liter 72-degree V10
- 553 hp @ 8,700 RPM
- 354 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 RPM
- Titanium valves, connecting rods, exhaust manifold, forged aluminum pistons,
- dry sump oil system
- Six-speed sequential gearbox
- Torsen limited slip differential
- 65% of the body is carbon fiber
- 3,263 pounds with a 48/52 weight distribution
- 15.4" front carbon ceramic rotors with six-piston monoblock calipers up front , 14.2" rear
- Production limited to 500 units

The Vid

p/s: the sound it produces imitate the sound from F1 engine!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TRD Clutch & Flywheel For The 4AGE

Hi guys.

Since the current TRD 3 pucks clutch worn out, finally my brother made up his mind to take another set of TRD clutch for his beloved 4AGE engine. But for this time, he chose the full-face organic TRD race clutch and not the 3 pucks design. Pictures below.

He made the decision to choose the full-face design because he founds that the 3 pucks design tends to wear out really fast. A 'no no' for a guy who uses the car as a daily driven car and during weekend track days. Other than that, he also upgraded the stock blacktop flywheel to lightweight ones made by TRD . Picture below.

After the upgrade, i can say the clutch are grippy like the previous 3 pucks design and it wont judder when take off from standstill. The engine also revving 'happily' , thanks to the lightweight flywheel.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Comparison of MIVEC , VTEC & VVT

Hi guys.

This video shows some of the differences between this three famous engine from Mitsubishi , Honda & Toyota. This video discuss about the design and technology that the engines use. The engine that narrator in the video use to compare are 4g92 MIVEC (Mitsubishi), B16 (Honda) and 4AGE 20V (Toyota). All of the capacity of the engine is 1600 cc.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Return of The Hachiroku

Hi guys.

The President of Toyota has revealed the car that will replace the legendary RWD AE86 Corolla or as we all know as 'Hachiroku'. It is due to go on sale towards the end of 2011. The concept car will make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. For the time being, let's enjoy the pictures of the successor below.

Since it's still a “concept,” Toyota hasn’t revealed much about the FT-86 yet, but from reliable source, it will be powered by a Subaru-derived 2.0-liter boxer four sending power to the rear wheels. Toyota focused on keeping the weight down to improve handling and, according to one source, the platform is unique to the concept.