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Cosworth announces Power Packages for Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S with up to 380 hp [w/video]

Cosworth announces Power Packages for Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S with up to 380 hp [w/video]

May 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Coupe , Performance , Videos , Scion , Subaru , Toyota Cosworth stands on the list of the most famous engine tuners in the world with its DFV engine engine dominating Formula One for a time in the ’70s. So when it teases plans to take on the FA20 engine from Subaru and Toyota found in the BRZ , Scion FR-S and Toyota GT86 abroad, our interest is indeed piqued. Cosworth is promising to take the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine from its current 200 horsepower all the way to 325 hp and even 380 hp in a future track version through a series of staged Power Packages. At the moment, only the first stage is available that takes the mill to a potent 230 hp. Cosworth says that its new strategy is to offer its upgrades in kits rather than individually so that it can be sure that everything works and fits when owners receive it. The Stage 1 Power Package emphasizes helping the FA20 breathe better and includes a nearly complete replacement for the stock exhaust system. There is a sports exhaust with four-inch, diagonally cut, polished tips and Y-shaped muffler, an overpipe front pipe with a spherical resonator and a new manifold header that is 22 percent lighter the standard unit. In addition to that, the kit comes with a software reflash, low temperature thermostat, Cosworth badge and plaque. The stage one kit is available now, and stages two and three go on sale later this summer, according to its website . Autoblog contacted Cosworth for pricing information for the kits.

2015 Scion tC Builds on Sporty Driving Experience

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 30, 2014) – All the fun and versatility of the 2015 Scion tC comes together in new ways. For model year 2015, the Scion tC adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to its automatic transmission model while keeping the same dynamic exterior, upgraded interior and highly desired technology. Two new colors – Blizzard Pearl and Cosmic Gray – update Scion’s top-selling vehicle for the new model year.

Toyota mints 10-millionth vehicle in Kentucky

Toyota mints 10-millionth vehicle in Kentucky

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Filed under: Sedan , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota In 26 years, from 1988 up to now, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown has built ten million vehicles – nearly enough for every citizen of Seoul, Korea or the nation of Hungary. The first car to roll off the line back when the claymation California Raisins were singing old Marvin Gaye hits and everybody wanted to know Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was a white Camry . The ten-millionth car to roll off the line among the Avalons and Venzas also produced there: a white Camry Hybrid . Toyota has put $5.9 billion into the site since its inception, employment is up to 7,000 associates and will grow when Lexus ES350 assembly begins next year. Whereas car number one is a showpiece for the ages, one of the automaker’s current associates will get to win the ten-millionth car in a blind drawing to be held this summer. There’s a press release below with more information on the impressive milestone. Continue reading Toyota mints 10-millionth vehicle in Kentucky Toyota mints 10-millionth vehicle in Kentucky originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 May 2014 08:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Distinctive 2014 Scion xB Blends Function and Form

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 30, 2014) – One of the most distinctive members of the Scion family, the 2014 xB stands apart from the crowd. Its unmistakable boxy style and spacious interior now comes with a highly desirable, standard 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen Scion Display Audio System. All 2014 Scion models feature the system, which includes HD Radio™ technology, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth

2015 Scion FR-S Advances the Look and Feel of Driving

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 29, 2014) – Already a favorite of car enthusiasts, the Scion FR-S enters a new model year more balanced and better than ever. With enhanced tuning and an upgraded appearance to match, the 2015 FR-S builds on its reputation for excellent driving dynamics and track-inspired style.

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

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Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Change Agent: Toyota’s VP of African American Business Strategy is Locked In on a Changing Consumer Landscape

May 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After James Colon received an honorary doctorate degree during Grambling State University’s commencement ceremony on May 9, he looked out at the Class of 2014. It’s his job to predict what these students will want two, five, 10 years from now because he’s seen the stats: 98 percent of Toyota’s future growth will come from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

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May 19, 2014 — Toyota is launching its first Southeast Asian road safety campaign in five 1

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

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Toyota City, Japan – Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent. The company and its partners announced today that they have developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units. Toyota plans to begin test-driving vehicles with the technology on public roads in Japan within a year.

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

May 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all been there – the dreaded garage clean-out.

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