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TORRANCE, California — The Toyota Venza SportLux from Street Image is intended to showcase the performance potential of the Japanese automaker's new crossover vehicle. It's headed for the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.
The Venza SportLux was envisioned as a potential factory tuner model, with an aero body kit, interior modifications and additional performance hardware.
Exterior add-ons include a six-piece lip spoiler, a rear hatch spoiler, a custom grille and an integrated hood scoop. The SportLux rides on 24-inch Toyo Proxes 4 performance tires mounted on Chrome Cognac No. 20 wheels.
Chassis enhancements include TRD brakes with forged calipers as well as a height-adjustable coil-over tuned suspension. Street Image has fitted a TRD Supercharger, high-pressure radiator cap and oil filler cap, as well as a cold-air intake system, heavy-duty battery and dual center-exit stainless steel Exhaust system.
Seats are upholstered in black and burgundy leather, with black suede accents. The Eclipse in-vehicle entertainment system includes 1,000- and 1,500-watt amplifiers and an in-dash navigation unit.
Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
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They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most
pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if
fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase,
then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable
Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today,
either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to
save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique
qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked.
The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two
weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're
designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them,
packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their
performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs.
the Fit's exceptional utility.
In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer
looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel
economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25
percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation
score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended
picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.
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Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unleashed @ 2008 SEMA
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LAS VEGAS — Ford gave journalists an early look today at the F-150 SVT
Raptor, a high-performance off-road truck that will make its world debut at
the 2008 SEMA Show.
Designed for hard-core off-road use, the F-150 SVT Raptor gets a long list
of suspension upgrades along with unique bodywork and an optional 6.2-liter
V8 engine. The Raptor is the first application of the new 6.2-liter V8 and
although its specifications haven't been finalized, Ford officials said to
expect around 400 horsepower and 400
pound-feet of torque.
A 5.4-liter 3-valve V8 is the standard engine. Both engines are backed by a
six-speed automatic transmission. All Raptors will come standard with
four-wheel drive and a locking rear differential.
Suspension upgrades include new upper and lower A-arms up front, retuned
leaf springs in back and a set of race-quality Fox Racing Shox that combine
to allow up to 11.2 inches of travel up front and 13.4 inches in back.
The track is 7 inches wider than a standard F-150, so the Raptor also gets
wider front and rear fenders along with longer half-shafts and a revised
tie rod to maintain proper suspension geometry. The standard 17-inch wheels
are cast aluminum while the specially designed BFGoodrich tires measure
The interior features bucket seats with additional side bolstering,
metallic door trim, a unique SVT instrument panel and a set of
console-mounted auxiliary switches for owner-installed accessories.
Ford officials said they expect to begin production of the F-150 SVT Raptor
in the summer of 2009.
2008 SEMA: Hyundai Genesis Black Camo Coup
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The wraps have been taken off the latest
customized 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, revealing a menacing black
camouflage exterior, an APR rear wing and tinted taillights. The Genesis
coupe was tuned by Street Concepts and will make its sizzling 2008 SEMA
Show debut on November 4.
Hyundai confirmed in a statement that it will show off three modified
Genesis Coupes at the upcoming SEMA show. This latest version underscores
the Korean automaker's commitment to beefing up its performance-car
credibility. In early September, Hyundai said HKS USA will create a Genesis
Coupe 2.0t for SEMA.
Hyundai says the camo-swathed iteration of the Genesis Coupe was inspired
by the stealth fighter jet. The package also features a custom grille
design, Volk 19-inch racing wheels, performance tires, a modified
suspension and Brembo brakes. The 3.8-liter V6 engine, with an estimated
has been tweaked with a Magnaflow cat-back Exhaust and a cold air intake system.
Interior touches include carbon-fiber dashboard trim, a custom Infinity
audio system, Cobra seats and black suede accents.
Earlier, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was expected to be delivered to dealers
in early February. But in Wednesday's press release about the Street
Concepts Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the automaker said the "production model
arrives in spring of 2009." The horsepower numbers on the
Genesis Coupe also appear to have been readjusted. Hyundai previously said
the V6 engine would deliver 310 horsepower and that the
standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline
four-cylinder engine would deliver 223 hp. In its latest missive, it says
the four-cylinder will deliver 210 hp.
2014 Toyota Venza 0-60 MPH Review: Drive vs Sport Mode
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that most people would ask of the 2014 Toyota Venza. However in another
accurate, fun and informative TFLcar Review Nathan and Roman find out if
the 2014 Toyota Venza is faster
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2013 Toyota Venza Limited Drive Review and Road Test
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Because of reader and viewer requests, we hit Toyota up for a refreshed
2013 Toyota Venza V6 Limited to review. Alex L. Dykes talks engines,
transmissions, infotainment, styling and more. Want to know how this
two-row midsized crossover stacks up against the Ford Edge and GMC Terrain
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2014 Toyota Venza Limited AWD V6 Start up, Walkaround and In Depth Tour
Welcome to JustinsCarReviews. Today I present to you the 2014 Toyota Venza
Limited V6. Now my particular example I'm showing in my video comes
equipped with the Technology Package. This package includes:
JBL Synthesis Audio System
Display Audio with Navigation
Push Button Start
Power Rear Door with Jam Protection
Smart Key System
Clearance and Backup Sensors
Front Door Handle Touch Sensor Lock/Unlock
Chrome-Accented Door Handles
Panoramic Glass Roof
Auto-leveling HID Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lights
Automatic High Beam Feature
Mirrors Linked to Seat Memory
Power Folding Mirrors
Reverse Auto Tilting Exterior Mirrors
Driver Seat Memory System
Premium Leather Seat Surfaces
Heated Front Seats
4-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat with Lumbar Support
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
So basically fully loaded with a sticker price of $40,075.00. This vehicle
is available in 7 different exterior colors and 3 different interior color
schemes. If you have any questions about this vehicle and/or comments
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Toyota FT-1 Concept! The Next Supra? - The Downshift Ep. 73
On this episode of The Downshift, we talk with the designers of Toyota's
new FT-1 concept, the car that could become the next Toyota Supra. The
concept was designed by Calty Design Research who has been responsible for
some of the Toyota brands most interesting designs including the FJ Cruiser
concept, 2000 Celica and the Scion tC. Could the FT-1 concept make its way
to market and usher in a new era of Toyota sports cars? Only time will
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