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The same thought can be applied to the auto manufacturer who places "boxer" engines in the FRONT of the car rather than their intended location at the REAR of the car.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Supercar-Slaying Crossover
Dodge isn't making a Police Pursuit Vehicle version of this thing...are they?*GULP*
1 month, 1 week ago on A Hellcat For The Whole Family
My sentiments exactly sir.
2 months ago on Don’t Hate On V8s
"Supra Reborn" That remains to be seen; this is after all Toyota. So far their track record with modern sports cars has been less than stellar. Yeah, you know what I'm calling out...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Toyota Means War: The FT-1 Is The Supra Reborn
This is the most insane thing I have ever seen...I LOVE IT!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Murcielago Mix-Up:<br />The Fiat That Ate A Lamborghini
I couldn't believe it when I saw the news post last night;
still can't really believe it.
A tragedy, and a great loss.
RIP- Paul Walker.
10 months ago on Paul Walker: A True Car Guy
I second the motion.
This is a really cool build and it would be nice to see what other vans are lurking out there.
11 months, 1 week ago on Van Go: When Art Collides With Utility
Yeeaah...I don't think this is a very good idea Toyota.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Toyota To Build Four-Door 86?
1 year ago on Street Racer Legend: Inside Mizuno Works
@Oregon85 @Ben Scales
Point taken, however it can also be argued that a 151WHP RWD Boxer is not a "sports car" either.
1 year, 1 month ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?
Very nice build!
1 year, 1 month ago on Engineeredtoslide Drift Hilux Build Pt.6
@Turbo beams AE86
Sorry you misunderstand me. Most of my duress is squarely situated at the "project Subaru" car that's the current "flavor of the week". I'm not a fan of boxers; never have been/never will be, that said; Toyota in their marketing blitz were quick to point out that they had developed a boxer-style engine for one of their past sports cars. That bit of history in itself led to the obvious question: “Why didn't Toyota just develop a new engine in that format if their new car just had to have a boxer?" "Why go to a rival car manufacturer?" The answer is fairly simple: COST.
In the end was it worth saving some development costs versus your own company's quality control? Only time will tell with that one.
As I understand it, Toyota owns 5% of Yamaha so being vested that much in a particular company is more of a partnership than a joint venture with another manufacture. So using Yamaha to help in engine development is practically the same as doing it in house at Toyota R&D.
Toyota needs to STOP these "joint ventures" with other car manufactures and develop something all their own in a manner of speaking. The 86/FR-S is not a slam dunk in my opinion; regardless of how many they sell, or how many people gush about it how fun it is. Losing to a Camry is NOT FUN to me.
1 year, 4 months ago on TOYOTA WORKING ON NEW SUPRA WITH BMW?
Toyota clearly has issues making a sports car with THEIR OWN engine. It should be obvious by now that the accountants are in charge at the corporate board of Toyota motor co; and do not want to absorb the cost of engineering research and testing involved with engine development.
If this is the path that Toyota is going to take in the future regarding any sports car platform, they should just give it a rest and concentrate on manufacturing vanilla flavored-solar powered Mommy-Mobiles.
Incredible trip, awesome photos; well done sir.
1 year, 5 months ago on Hakosuka Dream Drive: Touge Roads Of Mt Fuji
Japan is a exciting/interesting/wierd place...
Can't wait to go back! :D
1 year, 6 months ago on Yokohama Cruising With The Chop Sticks
Pretty amazing stuff!
1 year, 7 months ago on Recalibrating Fwd Fast: The Heretical Tt-rs
I've enjoyed reading about these guys since they were featured in magazines last year.
Oh yeah, and I often GREATLY EXCEED the posted speed limit, but always in a SAFE manner.
1 year, 7 months ago on Kanjo Tribe: Osaka Night Fighters
So GM is releasing another variant of the Holden Monero/Pontiac GTO/Pontiac G8/Chevy Caprice Police Car.
How many different ways are they going to spin this formula?
1 year, 7 months ago on Four Door Muscle: The 2014 Chevy Ss
One of the BEST POSTS ever on Speedhunters!
Just of bunch of car lovers and their awesome cars; great job capturing this art.
1 year, 8 months ago on Pure #joyofmachine: Jcca Photo Attack
That is freakin' awesome!
1 year, 9 months ago on Uncharted Territory: Under Suzuki’s 52-sec Lap
Whoa, didn't see that coming....
1 year, 9 months ago on Speedhunters Awards 2012: <br /> New Car Of The Year
A properly done classic car with a modern engine.
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: Beams-powered ’73 Celica Drift Car
The video and interview were both excellent. I have read articles about Miura-san but getting to hear him answer thoughtful questions about his work/passion was really great.
I am however sick-to-frickn'-death of the FR-S/BRZ.
1 year, 11 months ago on Master Of Design: Kei Miura & Tra Kyoto