Wednesday December 4, 2013 18:00
Professional driver Ryan Tuerck tests out the new mods on his Retaks/Maxxis Tire Scion 2JZ FR-S on a dream road in the scenic Northwest. With a new Garrett GT 4088 turbo tuned to 830HP, Ryan is feeling this new set up on the way up, the real test comes when fellow Formula Drift driver Rob Primo joins him in a tandem drift back down. Lean back and turn up the volume for this one [video]!
Wednesday December 4, 2013 12:18
Seems that Jalopnik is as thankful for the 86 twins as much as we are.
Tuesday December 3, 2013 14:00
If the world ever runs out of fuel, this GT86 which runs on ammonia (or gasoline) will keep on chugging.
The GT 86-R Marangoni Eco Explorer has been fitted with a special system that enables it to run both on gasoline or ammonia (NH3), which is stored in a separate tank. The system has been developed by Bigas International, a company focused on the use of alternative energy sources for more than 40 years. Read more after the jump.
Tuesday December 3, 2013 09:37
New imaginary look what an FR-S / 86 Sedan may look like, if it ever came to market.
Courtesy of Remco Meulendijk at RM Design.
Monday December 2, 2013 08:45
At the recently concluded 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Nissan unveiled its FR-S/BRZ fighter, in concept form – the Nissan IDx Concept.
So, how does the IDx look against the FT-86 (concept form for the FR-S/BRZ)? Is it retro-cool or just plain old looking?
Have a look inside at more pics and share your thoughts.
Friday November 29, 2013 08:10
Toyota GT86 drivers got their heads together recently to organise the UK’s first national gathering for owners and fans of our award-winning rear-wheel drive sportscar.
Held in a central location in Walsall, West Midlands, owners came from far and wide to attend – one in particular from the Netherlands, while another pair drove 275 miles from Glasgow. The early start was no doubt a shock to the system for many used to enjoying a lie-in on a Saturday morning, but fuelled with coffee and enthusiasm the miles were despatched with relative ease. Many travelling in the same direction organised to meet at motorway service stations along the way, which usually led to the dramatic sight of a convoy of GT86s playing ‘follow the leader’ and ‘leapfrog’ to the destination.
Check out the rest of the journal and photos after the jump.
Tuesday November 26, 2013 16:36
Have a look at the first black chrome wrapped FR-S, a beautiful and unique look (more photos).
Sunday November 24, 2013 08:49
There is apparent strife between Toyota and Subaru on the viability and desire for a convertible version of the 86 twins. The rhetoric battle is heating up between the two companies as they have each made opposing public statements on the potential for an 86 convertible model.
In short, Toyota says yes, we want it because the 86 is already designed for it, while Subaru says no because it would require a complete redesign of the car’s architecture.
Read more on the battle of words between the two companies after the jump.
Thursday November 21, 2013 21:54
The GPS Visualizer feature in GT6 can literally take real live driving data from the ECU of the Scion FR-S and download that data into the game to recreate your runs in the game.
Check out a demo of this system [Video]. Daijiro Yoshihara takes the car out to the tracks to see how real the game replay turns out.
Tuesday November 19, 2013 20:14
Subaru has just unveiled the Cross Sport Design Concept at the 2013 Tokyo auto show and it is effectively a thinly veiled BRZ shooting brake model.
Preliminary details and pics inside [to be updated].