Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Launched, Ready To Compete in Japan and USA

Lexus unveiled its new racing RC F GT3 who can participate in the tournament in Japan Super GT and IMSA SportsCar USA. His debut will be at the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race on January 26-29, will be involved with the team 3GT Racing. The new Lexus race car will also compete in the GT300 class of the Super GT Series in Japan, apart from the U.S., starting from the 2017 season.

For the competition,  Lexus RC F GT3 2017 has a V8 engine that produces up to 540 horsepower, according to the regulations of the championship involved and weighs 1,250 pounds. The Lexus leaves open the possibility to bring the RC F GT3 and Europe, so that it runs in the GT3 championship of FIA.

“Lexus is embracing new challenges as a luxury lifestyle brand as it strives to inspire customers with amazement and excitement that exceed the imagination,” said Tokuo Fukuichi, President of Lexus International. “Our decision to enter in customer motorsports will both refine the performance of our high-performance F models and give our customers an amazing experience.”

“I’m pleased that we are able to introduce the LEXUS RC F GT3 in the GT3 category, which represents the highest level of customer racing,” added Koei Saga, Chief Officer and Technical Director of Toyota Gazoo Racing Factory.

“The first step is to place four cars in races in the U.S. and Japan, but in the future we will nurture our RC F GT3 into a model that is loved by worldwide customers.”

To celebrate the race-ready form the RC F GT3, Lexus has published a video entitled “The Road to Daytona: Lexus Returns to Racing” which explains what to do to adjust racing suit for a high performance coupe.

Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Video

Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Photos Gallery

New Ford Shelby GT500 With More Power, 800+ HP

The expected in the Detroit Auto Show, but Ford just gave the teaser photo, which has announced that the unveiling of the fittest model will be on Thursday, January 19, during the auction of Barrett-Jackson.

The new Shelby GT500 will be wearing a V8 5,8-liter engine, which will probably bring double turbo, while not excluding the possibility that time a large supercharger. Whichever way you made the “breathing” of the engine is expected to deliver 800+ horses.

Aesthetically, the Shelby GT500 Mustang has an aggressive design bodykit, sports suspension and high-performance brakes.

The GT500 appears to have started life as a Mustang Shelby GT350R before inheriting a Hannibal Lecter leather mask. That camouflage hides a new front end optimized to feed air to the GT500’s distinguishing feature, a twin-turbocharged V-8. Clues that this is no ordinary Mustang are sprinkled all over the front end. Check out the zippered panels above the grille, across the leading edge of the hood. It’s clear that the section can be removed, which is typically the case when cooling vents hide beneath manufacturer camouflage.

It is all but guaranteed that Ford will equip the GT500 with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, as supercharging (used on the outgoing GT500) doesn’t blend with the company’s EcoBoost forced-induction strategy. But the question remains which V-8 the automaker will use. The Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 would seem to be as eligible as the GT350’s 5.2-liter Voodoo engine, itself a modified, freer-revving Coyote with a flat-plane crankshaft.

Regardless of which V-8 Ford decides to shove between the GT500’s front fenders, it likely will be crazy powerful and should eclipse the old GT500’s 662-hp rating with ease.

Subaru STI Line-up in Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

With breeders of Tokyo exhibition opens its gates, Subaru shows the models have to stand by a large photo gallery. After teasing its Tokyo Auto Salon lineup a few weeks ago, Subaru is now showing us the goods by unleashing a 65-image gallery of its tuned vehicles and race cars at the show.

These are eight, including two concepts and four racing. All have the care of STI, the BRZ STI Sport Concept is based on the GT BRZ having black rims 18 “, red interior and aerodynamic components abroad. You will also see the WRX S4 STI Sport Concept with improved styling and enhanced performance, as well as Levorg STI Sport, Impreza G4.
For customers who are looking for a combination of speed and utility, Subaru has the Levorg STI Sport with additional STI Performance parts at the show. Prototype Recaro seats hold the occupants in front, and Brembo four-piston brake calipers grip drilled rotors. The black split-spoke wheels look fantastic, too.

The Subaru Motorsport racing is the BRZ GT300, the WRX STI NBR Challenge 24-hour Nurburgring race, the WRX STI for the Japanese Rally Championship and the BRZ CG Robot Racing 2017.

Toyota Predicts Camry No Increase Sales in 2017

At the beginning of the week, Toyota unveiled the new Camry with the company does not expect a significant increase in the sales model, as currently crossovers and SUV dominate in terms of sales. As said Bob Carter, vice president of Toyota’s America in an interview at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

We did 388,000 last year. Give or take, we’re looking at a push. And without a sales increase, the Camry’s annual volume also won’t rise back above 400,000. “That’s not our plan (to hit 400,000 in 2017).

We’re going to build to the market. I think there’s a chance that will happen. We’ve seen that before, where segments typically respond to new product. The midsize segment – there really hasn’t been much new product there in the last couple years.

I think we can start to see some stabilization (of the segment). Even if it stabilizes at its current level, it’s still…a huge segment.

High Performance 2017 Toyota Yaris Ready for Geneva

This is the fast Yaris that will be presented by Toyota at the Geneva exhibition. Displayed next to the new WRC Yaris will debut in the Monte Carlo Rally on January 19, this version of the new sports illustrate the dynamics of the Yaris line-up. The Yaris is a new high-performance derivative is making the link between rally WRC Yaris and Yaris model line-up.

Its name has not been announced, but the three-door Yaris use 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbo engine performance over 210 hp and has an aggressive bodykit, large wheels, inflated fenders, spoiler and diffuser.

Specification and performance of this Toyota Yaris, 0-100 km / h will do in about 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 225 km / h, with the interior has sport seats and new decorations. Toyota has made this change in the steering and suspension system to improve handling and road behavior.

At the same time, the entire Yaris line-up will benefit from modification of a similar design, with a new front face, the force behind the new and modern interior.

Above aesthetic considerations, many technical modifications have been implemented in order to improve the overall comfort and handling of the car.

This will refresh the entire Yaris line-up and make the Yaris Hybrid is a more powerful version. Yaris Hybrid still offers that are unique in the B-segment and accounted for more than 40% of all sales of the Yaris in Europe.

New 2018 Ford Focus Will Back Basic

After the presentation of the new Fiesta, Ford is preparing feverishly to present the new fourth-generation Focus, so that it hits the roads in 2018. Competition from Astra and Golf is very strong and should be faced and the increasing sales SUV and crossover reducing the share of compact cars.

For the new generation of the 2018 Focus Ford will abandon the logic “One Ford” and will come closer to European philosophy, though the same model will continue to be sold the same worldwide. Responsible for the new Focus will be the Darren Palmer, who was responsible for the new Fiesta and Ka +. The Palmer wants to do it again top the Focus on driving behavior, for this and the new model will come with the same philosophy of the first two generations, since this sector makes the Focus separate and quite popular. This means that you pay based on the set-up of the steering, the suspension geometry in an attempt to make it more “alive” operation. At the same time, we will wait and greater use of high-strength steel to be able to reduce and another weight to help them have better characteristics.

2018 Ford Focus Interior

The new Focus will be based on Global C-car platform of the current model, but will be sophisticated and will have a wider wheelbase to improve the interiors, especially the rooms in the rear. The Focus will follow the logic of the new Fiesta and will not have some cheap standard version and will be available in a sportier ST-line publishing, luxurious Vignale and Active will have some off-road characteristics. In the past, Ford wants to win customers Golf Alltrack and customers who do not want any of the company’s SUV as the Kuga and EcoSport. The Focus Active could be offered with all-wheel drive but will be front-wheel drive.

The interior is expected to follow the Fiesta models with fewer buttons and more functions to be controlled from the 8-inch touch screen. This screen is the basic versions, with the most expensive to even have a larger screen.

2018 Ford Focus Specification and Performance

In engines, the base expect the award-winning 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost with a yield of 100, 125 and 140 horsepowers. The reduced weight of the new Focus may allow him to be placed and an entry-level version of 85 horsepowers. In diesel will be the new 1.5-liter 85 and 120 horsepowers and the 2.0 liter TDCI as the strongest.

The new Focus will be certainly one of the 13 electric models that Ford has promised by 2020. Global C-car platform is designed to be able to accept hybrid and fully electric versions and the progress made in battery technology it is very likely that both of these versions.

All these changes on Ford Focus will make it an appeal against the latest VW e-Golf and the ever-expanding line-up of hybrid family cars, such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro.

2017 Toyota Prius C facelift Launched, Added More Safety Technology

The Prius C is circulated from 2012 in the US and Toyota decided that the time has come to present the updated version. All these years the Prius C has received several upgrades, while last year saw the Persona series.

Toyota Prius C Exterior

The updated model features a new exterior look that retains the hexagonal grille and has black details around the fog lamps. Side has to give it a more aggressive look, and there is black spoiler and black details at the bottom of the rear bumper. Furthermore, all versions of the Prius C will come with alloy wheels. The biggest change for the updated model that will bring the standard equipment Toyota Sense-C Safety in all trim.

Toyota Prius C Safety Features

The 2017 Prius c is equipped with nine airbags and, features the standard Star Safety System™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop technology.

Toyota Safety Sense-C is designed to help address three key areas of driver assistance: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions, helping maintain driving within their lane, and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. Toyota plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all models by the end of 2017. That will put Toyota (and Lexus) four years ahead of the model-year 2022 industry target announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Specification Toyota Prius C and Performance

The engine of the redesigned Prius C remains the hybrid four-cylinder 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle operates in and delivers 73 horsepower with 111 Nm of torque combined with the electric motor and delivers a total of 99 HP. The electric motor can drive the car for 1.6 km with a maximum speed of 40 km / h.

Toyota Prius C Photos Gallery

New Honda Civic Type R Only With Manual Transmission

Despite previous reports say that the new Honda Civic Type R will be equipped with CVT transmission, two representatives of Honda, said that the new Type R will be available only with manual transmission, since its objective is to offer the maximum driving pleasure.

Rumors started circulating recently that Honda will offer its flagship hot hatch with – perish the thought – a continuously variable transmission, such as those offered on the base Civic.

Listening grimacing idea, because while the automatic equipped Honda Type R may help win over buyers see a Volkswagen Golf R, CVT is almost universally reviled for response puritans rubber-band like and the lack of different teeth to grab and hold.

Fortunately the rumor seemed false. Car and Driver reports that two Honda spokesman negates the report, stated that the new Civic Type R will only be offered with a manual transmission – as will be the next step-down Civic Si.

Only with manual transmission will be equipped and for specification, the new Type R be fitted with the 2.0-liter turbo of the current generation, which will be upgraded and is expected to produce close to 320 horses. Honda’s goal with the new generation of the Civic Type R is getting behind the fastest time front-wheel drive at the Nurburgring.

Audi RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe Specification, With 450 HP

Recently a presentation giving ceremony of the representatives of the German company in Norway, leaked that the RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback will come under the bonnet, the V6 2,9-liter engine of the new Panamera 4S, which will greater efficiency than has supersedan of Porsche.

Let me remind you that the engine performance Panamera 4S reaches 440 horses and 550 Nm, with this new RS model reaches 450 horses and 600 Nm. So, for 0-100 km / h is expected to make in less than 4 seconds. With top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h and when the customer chooses the optional sports package, it will reach 280 km /time.

According to the latest information the RS5 will be presented at the Geneva exhibition, next March, and the RS4 Avant in the corresponding Frankfurt in September. The production of the RS4 Avant is expected to begin in December 2017, with the first RS5 Coupe coming off the production line in June of that year.

Lexus RX 7 Seat Underway to Rival Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7

Lexus thinking to prepare the 7-seater version of the Lexus RX and reportedly the presentation will take place later in the year in order to begin sales in 2018. This new more practical and roomier version will have major rivals the Volvo XC90 and Mercedes GLS. Engine Specification, the 7-seater RX will be powered by the same engines of the simple RX and includes the V6 of RX350 and the hybrid RX450h.

According to Karlk Schlich Director of Toyota hinted that we will see many crossover of the two companies stating:

“We would see other SUV developments before we’d see another coupe – that’s my guess. Once the coupes have done their job, we need to further refine the SUV range.”

Lexus apart from the 7-seater RX prepares and the production version of the UX concept, the small SUV presented in Paris last year and expected to be placed under the NX and RX. The company has already established names UX200, UX250 and UX250h and is very likely the UX is a replacement and not so successful CT as the basic model of the company.