Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 Toyota Camry Daytona 500 Pace Car, 2011 SEMA Show

At the 2011 SEMA Show Toyota exhibit will be the all-new 2012 Camry Pace Car, which will lead the field for the start of the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on February 26. It will be the first time a non-GM, Ford or Chrysler nameplate has paced the “Great American Race.” David Reutimann, Camry Sprint Cup Driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, will be on hand to talk about the Camry Pace Car during a press conference at the SEMA Show in the Toyota exhibit on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
The Camry Pace Car is based on the all-new 2012 Camry SE, which carries a powerful 268 horsepower V6 under the hood. It is specially-equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric tires mounted on BBS RS 8.5 x 19 wheels, a StopTech Big Brake Kit, TRD custom stainless steel exhaust and Tein adjustable suspension. Safety equipment includes a roll cage, four-point Simpson racing seat belts, Whelen LFL Liberty LED lightbar, and an on-board fire extinguisher.
Engine: 3.5 litre, 6-cylinder, aluminum alloy block
With aluminum alloy head
Valvetrain: Twin-cam, 4-valve/cylinder with dual VVT-i
Horsepower: 268@6200 rpm
Torque: 248lb-ft@4700 rpm
Wheels: BBS RS 8.5 X 19
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Brakes: StopTech Big Brake Kit
332x32mm, two-piece floating AeroRotors
ST-40 four-piston calipers
Stainless steel brake lines
Safety Equipment: Roll cage
On-board fire extinguisher
Four-point Simpson racing seat belts
Whelen LFL Liberty LED Lightbar
Exhaust: TRD Custom Stainless Exhaust
Suspension: Tein Adjustable Suspension

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fun-vii Latest Concept Cars from Toyota

Toyota Fun-vii, exterior and interior appearance can change as people download the application on the smartphone

Towards the opening of the Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) to the 42 Japanese manufacturers intensified inform new concept vehicle that will be exhibited. Toyota for example, in addition to some concept cars that have been released previously, including the latest sports car “86″, will also showcase the latest concept car, named Fun-vii.

The interesting thing about this concept vehicle, the information system network (internet) increasingly converges on the cars in the future.

Changed Appearance
According to Toyota Fun-vii is a private vehicle with the ability to change the content displayed on the interior and exterior, as easy as downloading the application from various Internet sites.

For example, the entire body can be used as a demonstration or show information (including advertisements). Even the body color and the desired broadcast content can be edited directly in accordance with selerasa owners. Hence, the entire vehicle to serve as a terminal to display a message or other information.

The entire interior also serves as a visual aid. Interior colors can be changed freely according to the mood or the mood of the owner. Content such as navigation information, is directly forwarded to the interior. In addition, there is also a “navigation keys” that can provide information and guide the driver through a voice command.
Network functions continue to be updated. With this, the software in charge of running the vehicle and the control of the media system is in a situation and current conditions.
Fun-vii also be connected to the vehicle and the infrastructure around it. With this addition makes it possible to detect other vehicles – such as “blind spots” – or connected to your closest friends who happened to pass by driving his car.

Fun-vii operation is not limited only from inside the vehicle, can also be done remotely via a smartphone or other communication devices running.

With such capabilities, Toyota also instill the slogan “Fun to Drive, Again”, there is a Fun-vii. Vehicles that can carry three people, its dimensions: length 4020, width 1745, height 1415, 2750 wheelbase (mm).

BMW 5-Series GT by AC Schnitzer Debuts in Geneva

AC Schnitzer has unveiled their tuning program for the BMW 5-Series GT at the Geneva Motor Show. In an effort to make the ‘wagden’ (half wagon, half sedan) look more appealing, Schnitzer added front and rear spoilers, a ventilated hood, aggressive side skirts, a redesigned rear fascia, chrome exhaust tips, and new wheels (available in a number of different styles, in sizes ranging from 19- to 22-inches). Inside, the company installed aluminum pedals, velour footmats, and a new cover for the i-Drive controller.
On the performance side, the engine in the 530d has been tuned to produce 286 HP (213 kW / 289 PS) – an increase of 41 HP (31 kW / 42 PS). Schnitzer also added a twin rear silencer and a specially tuned sports suspension.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

H&R Springs Volkswagen Passat Project 2012

For the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, H&R added its famous Street Performance Coil Over suspension for a lower ride height, then bolted on H&R Sway Bars–28 mm front, 24 mm rear for flatter cornering and better steering response. These sway bars are crafted from a special cold formed and heat-treated 50CrV4 steel alloy, and feature forged, seamless bar ends. Each bar is paired with industry-exclusive sway bar bushings made from a unique urethane/Teflon composite that prevents squeaks, yet requires no grease or other maintenance.

Of course, image is as important as performance, so the Passat was fitted with H&R TRAK+ wheel spacers for wider stance, OZ Ultraleggera HLT 20 x 8 -inch wheels and Michelin 245/35ZR20 Pilot Super Sport tires. Added to the exterior was a Volkswagen Accessory body kit and rear spoiler. Sticky Jewel Graphics add a custom touch without breaking the bank. Inside, a set of Volkswagen accessory floor mats compliment the Passat’s high quality interior.
H&R Springs Volkswagen Passat Project Specifications:

Base Vehicle:
2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 liter
6-speed transmission

Motul Lubricants

H&R Street Performance Coil Over
H&R Sport Sway Bar — Front 28mm
H&R Sport Sway Bar — Rear 24mm
H&R TRAK+® Wheel Spacers

Wheels & Tires:
Supplied by The Tire Rack
Ultraleggera HLT 20×8” wheels in Silver Finish
Michelin 245/35ZR20 Pilot Super Sport tires

Volkswagen Accessory Body Kit
Volkswagen Accessory Rear Spoiler
Sticky Jewel Graphics

Volkswagen Accessory Floor Mats
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