On a recent test with the Subaru BRZ, I decided to verify the manufacturers claims on its run to 100kph. The results were a surprise. Many claimed that the car could only manage the sprint to 100kph in a tick over 7 seconds but I managed to get the car to launch and reach the marker point in a timed 6.2 seconds. I think the manufacturers are downplaying the performance of the car for some reason, perhaps in an attempt to drive hype but it’s a counter intuitive approach… Read more
Long time 7TUNE reader Rob Pecha got in touch with us earlier today with a link to something we have been dying to see and finally we can show you what looks like the freshest evidence yet of what the new Toyota FT-86 is going to look like in road going trim. There is compelling proof that this car is indeed the Toyota and not the Subaru and we’ll get to that in a minute… Read more
Just as soon as the Toyota FT-86 was born and came to this world at the Tokyo Motor show, it’s bigger, badder twin brother is about to hit the stage.
The FT-86 (Future Toyota 86), what can we say? If Toyota builds a car that is 90% of what we see here 7Tune will be one of the first in line! Follow the jump for 40+ new photos and some more specs.
Along with the still video images taken of the LF-A recently, these Lexus IS-F Evolution spy pics (or what one source claims is the “IS-R”) are a welcome addition showing that the IS-F Evolution is nearing the end of its 150KG weight loss program.
Big changes are afoot at Toyota concerning their marketing department and the Prius-based hybrid sports coupe is the first model that will demonstrate its new direction. Despite arch rival Honda’s CR-Z hybrid coupe hitting the market earlier, Toyota is hoping to steal some of the limelight with Italian design influences.
With news that a lot of foreign makers will not be attending this years Tokyo Motor Show, the limelight will definitely be on local JDM makers and what new toys they have to offer. Read more
An insider at Toyota R&D has finally spilt the beans and revealed that the upcoming Toyota compact sports car, codenamed 086A, will offer lines not unlike the current Lexus LF-A prototype as seen at the recent Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance race.
At the recent Nostalgic Car Show in Tokyo’s Odaiba, 7Tune got busy talking with a few people in the know about a certain two door coupe. Read more
The next President of Toyota Motor Co. Akio Toyoda gives us a little more insight into the Toyota/Subaru compact FR sports car. Read more