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TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) continued its record-breaking success with the TMG EV P002 by setting a new electric record on the legendary 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

Using TMG’s motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7mins 22.329secs, breaking the electric record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds.

This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG’s electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.

As with the Pikes Peak success, TMG’s latest electric milestone used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology.
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Toyota 86 – UAE Launch Video


The highly anticipated Toyota 86 has finally been launched in the UAE.

The Toyota 86 was first revealed as a concept car at the 2009 Tokyo Motor with the conceptual name Toyota FT-86.

Later, a high-performance version was launched at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2010 as the Toyota FT-86 G Sports. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, a third concept car was shown, the Toyota FT-86 II.

The Subaru boxer engine sits as far back and as low as possible in the engine bay for near balanced weight distribution of 53% at the front front and 47% of the weight in the rear which aids its rear out abilities.

The low sitting engine provides excellent low center of gravity, which allows the engine to sit lower than the Nissan GTR and just 0.6 inches higher than the Lexus LFA.

To illustrate the amazing handling capabilities of this future legend Al-Futtaim Motors took the 86 to the twisty roads of Fujairah. Watch and enjoy the 86 do what it does best.

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Kenneth Moen Hill Climb – Twisted Drift Video

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Kenneth Moen, is recognized as one of Scandinavias most successful drivers.

From an early age, Kenneth had success in many different forms of motorsports and is now ranked as one of the best drifters in Norway, Scandinavia and Europe.

There is nothing like some shamefull Drift porn watch as Kenneth Moen’s turbocharged Toyota Supra.

Moen took his Supra up the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena in Lillehammer in Norway.

Smoke-filled antics ensued, and it was all captured on video for your viewing pleasure.

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Gazoo Racing FT-86 VLN Racer Spyshots

Toyota FT-86 Racer
Gazoo Toyota FT-86 Racer (Click to see Gallery)

The Toyota FT-86 has still not made its official debut, but on saturday it will make its race debut in Germany. This FT-86 will run in the German VLN series on the Nürburgring. If you remember, they did the same thing with the Lexus LF-A. So its a type of tradition at Toyota/Lexus to race with prototypes.

Lexus LS-F – TMG Edition Spyshots 650hp

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The wide body DTM Styled Saloon is actually named the TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) Edition and looks to have been built by the Toyota motorsports division.

The specs are vague enough not showing how many cylinders or engine details but they seem inline with the LFA V10.

Thanks to a leaked spec sheet the TMG Edition engine has a displacement of 4.968cc and revs to 9000 rpm same as the LFA.

The Engine Displacement is higher but so is the weight of this car so it all adds up.

I suppose we will have to wait until the Tokyo Motorshow but until then enjoy the exclusive Spy Photos of it in test on the Nordschleife.

Lexus LS - TMG Edition

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Toyota GT-86 Spotted close to the Nurburgring

The Toyota GT-86 is getting closer to the production ready prototypes.

Even though the car is heavily camouflaged you can still see the form of the car, which seems to be a compromise of the ft-86 Concepts.

The 200hp rear-wheel drive car will be powered by a 2.0 liter boxer engine. It will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and a six-speed semi-auto will be available.

Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt IAA.
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Lexus Pays Tribute to the Nurmiester Hiromu Naruse

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Anybody whose ever been associated with Lexus and Toyota will tell you that few people are as respected as Master Test Driver Hiromu Naruse who i met at this years Nurburgring 24h.

The iconic test driver for Toyota began his career with the company as an accountant, but quickly displayed a knack for his expertise in building and developing cars.

In the past 47 years, Naruse inspired and had a hand in building almost every sports car built by Toyota, including his latest work of art, the Lexus LF-A.

Sadly, Naruse’s life was taken while driving the last masterpiece he helped build, the LF-A Nurburgring Edition, after a tragic car accident cost Toyota more than just its “NurMiester”.

The company lost a friend, a brother, a hero, and an icon.

As a sign of respect to honor the man many say is one of the best test drivers in history – he’s logged more hours than any Japanese driver at the Nurburgring – Lexus released a short video in tribute to Hiromu Naruse, the one and only master.

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Toyota and Subaru’s FT86 Spyshots at the Nurburgring

The future Subaru FT-86 sports car has been caught testing again, this time at the Nurburgring in Germany. Even though the driver was aggresively avoiding the camera of our spy photographer he was able to get these shots.

Rumour has it, the future Subaru sports car will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, a variation of the engine used in the Impreza WRX STI, and not the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat four engine previously rumoured. The engine will still produce 280hp which is much more powerful than its Toyota sibling that will only deliver 200 HP. Both models, however, will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox.

As for its design, it is hinted that the Subaru sports coupe will take its design features from the hatchback, in particular at the front end, but with a more aggressive detailing. Both cars will be unique in styling due to their own bumpers, front grilles, and wheels, but they will, however, share similar body panels and obviously the chassis.

It is difficult to speculate on the detailing differences as it is still under heavy camouflage.

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