Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Audi , MINI , Tesla , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Electric , Hydrogen Audi’s hybrid racer wins at Silverstone. Designer Jaime Hayon reimagines the future with the Mini Citysurfer electric scooter. Tesla’s first Australian Superchargers will be in Goulburn. Toyota is bringing the Mirai to the National Mall for Earth Day celebrations. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Toyota , Coupe , Hybrid , Racing Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype. Continue reading Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos] Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Celebrities , Motorsports , Videos , Toyota , Safety , Racing NASCAR driver Kyle Busch suffered a fractured leg yesterday at Daytona during the 112th lap of the Alert Today Florida 300, the season-opening race of the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. Busch will miss the Daytona 500. Continue reading Kyle Busch breaks leg in big crash, will miss Daytona 500 Kyle Busch breaks leg in big crash, will miss Daytona 500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Motorsports , Videos , Toyota , Racing Akio Toyoda announces that Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris prepped by Toyota Motorsport. It will be a new start for the rally legend manufacturer after an 18-year absence. Continue reading Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Coupe , Racing Toyota readies rally-going version of the Scion FR-S for the R3 class, available for privateer teams for less than $95,000 to field in national and international events including the HJS TMG CS-R3 Trophy starting this summer. Continue reading Toyota GT86 CS-R3 ready to rally Toyota GT86 CS-R3 ready to rally originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Motorsports , Performance , Dodge , Jaguar , Toyota If you’re an enthusiast, and you don’t know that Dodge spawned another Hellcat this week, you really must have been living in cave. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is probably the biggest news for enthusiasts since the reveal of, well the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat . But, there are some things you might not know or might have missed about the new Charger and Challenger Hellcats. For starters, reports that the Hellcat production would be limited to a low volume are not true. “We have not capped the Hellcat on either the Challenger or the Charger,” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Things you might not know about the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats Weekly Recap: Things you might not know about the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Motorsports , Technology , Toyota , Racing The 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship is gearing up to be one of the most exciting seasons of endurance racing in recent memory. All of the factory-entered LMP1 class cars are using hybrid powertrains, and Porsche is returning to the top class of the sport after a 16-year absence. Don’t count out Toyota , though. The team has just revealed the first official details about its 2014 TS040 LMP1 car, and it has a big surprise – all-wheel drive. The TS040 will follow Audi’s lead and will use a combination motor and generator to power the front wheels. The system will generate power under braking and will use it up when accelerating to give a boost in traction over last year’s rear-wheel-drive Toyota TS030 . Toyota will stick with a gasoline-fueled, naturally aspirated 3.4-liter V8 to feed the rear wheels and will take on Audi’s diesel, turbocharged 3.7-liter V6 and Porsche’s gasoline-fueled, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Sadly, there are no real pictures of the TS040 yet. Toyota is holding off on unveiling the car until the end of March at the WEC test at the Paul Ricard circuit, and the racing season doesn’t begin until April 20 with the 6 Hours of Silverstone. You can read the whole press release about the TS040 below .
Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Lexus , Toyota , Racing You’d be forgiven for thinking just because the Lexus LFA has ended its production run (it’s been over a year now) that Toyota would have ceased its development. You’d be forgiven, but Gazoo Racing is here to tell you you’d still be wrong. One of Toyota’s many works racing teams, Gazoo is returning to the 24-hour endurance race at the N
Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Performance , Videos , Scion , Subaru , Toyota , UK , Racing , Comparisons , McLaren The Toyota GT86 , in all of its forms, is one of the best-handling cars money can buy, a trait that can put a smile on the faces of all but the most jaded car enthusiasts. But if good handling isn’t what they’re looking for, then what is? Our first guess would have to be more power, something the 200-horsepower Toyota would benefit from. Autocar tries out that theory by driving two turbocharged GT86s on track, then pitting the more powerful one against the 616-hp McLaren MP4-12C in a track battle. The first GT86 turbo Autocar ‘s Steve Sutcliffe drives makes around 255 rear-wheel horsepower and a bucket-load more torque than the stock car. That’s plenty of power to either have a lot of fun or get into a lot of trouble. But the GT86 that Sutcliffe tails in the McLaren is race-prepped, stripped to the bone and wears slicks to harness a heavy-hitting 335 hp at the wheel. Weighing in at under 2,500 pounds, the Toyota can’t overcome the MP4-12C’s power-to-weight ratio of 5.3 pounds per horsepower, but it comes pretty close. Enjoy a lot of chasing and drifting fun in the video below ! Continue reading Autocar pits McLaren MP4-12C against turbo Toyota GT86 Autocar pits McLaren MP4-12C against turbo Toyota GT86 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .