2013 Nissan Altima vs Camry vs Sonata vs Passat Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Nissan Altima is the second best selling
car in the highly competitive mid-sized sedan segment in America. It
competes directly with the best selling car in America....the Toyota Camry.
It also competes with the new and very popular kid on the block...the
Hyundai Sonata. And of course it also competes with a car that's built just
down the road from it in Tennessee...the new Volkswagen Passat. So which of
these cars is the best buy and did Nissan do enough to the new 2013 Nissan
Altima to stay in second place or even more up to first place ahead of the
Toyota Camry. Check out another fun and informative TFLcar mashup video to
find out as we compare four of America's best selling cars.
Richard Hammond does NASCAR - Top Gear - BBC
Richard Hammond immerses himself in the world of NASCAR. He drives the
pace car to launch the race at the Texas Speedway, helps a team in the
pits, then does a few laps of the oval track with NASCAR legend Kyle Petty.
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Track Test: TOYOTA CAMRY NASCAR EDITION
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When you want to draw strong connections between your NASCAR efforts and
your street cars, there's no better way to do it than to build a show
stopping custom. And when you're a company like Toyota, the end result is a
stunning Camry that packs NASCAR-levels of horsepower in a gorgeous
2-door coupe body. Built in cooperation with TRD, the experts here at RK
Motors drew on some pretty impressive fabrication skills to create the
Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition you see here.
Similarities to the full-race Camry you see racing on the big ovals every
Sunday are not mere coincidence. The exterior shell of the vehicle is a
custom 2010 Camry two-door coupe, fabricated entirely in steel by RK
Motors' Charlotte expert metalsmiths. Using the body as a canvas, we
installed several racecar features including a custom NASCAR-inspired body
kit, Toyota grill, carbon fiber brake ducts with fog lights, and TRD
emblems. Other trick details include the NASCAR-style side Exhaust system, carbon fiber rear-view mirrors,
and that faired-in deck lid spoiler. The paint job is a show-quality
two-tone that emphasizes the car's muscular shape.
Underneath the exterior shell lives a powerful TRD NASCAR V8 engine that
displaces 358 cubic inches and delivers a cackling 680 horsepower. And yes, before
you ask, the engine is fuel injected, not carbureted, and uses
distributorless ignition to light the fires. Making it street friendly
meant adding A/C, power steering, and a reliable serpentine belt system,
which makes this car as comfortable as a stock Camry in the day-to-day
grind. Looking at the detailing throughout the under hood area, it's
awfully hard to remember that this is a hand-built car, not something off a
The engine is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with a Ram
dual-disc street clutch. With a deep overdrive, the potent engine is
capable of pushing the slippery shape of the street car deep into NASCAR
territory. Shocks are single-adjustable race pieces with coil-overs. The
high performance of the NASCAR Camry can be heard through a custom
three-inch Exhaust with X-pipe, Thrush
mufflers, Quicktime performance cut out, custom side Exhaust tips and high temperature turbo Black coating. The car sits on 20-inch TSW
Jarama wheels wearing Michelin Pilot tires.
Inside, The NASCAR Camry is far more luxurious and comfortable than its
NASCAR relatives, and includes such niceties as a full-sized rear seat. The
two-tone leather ties in with the exterior paint scheme, and shows no signs
of wear. The dashboard and steering wheel are production pieces, while a
billet shifter and SPEK gauges by Proparts mounted above the center stack
give it a high-performance look. Comfort is enhanced with air conditioning
provided by Vintage Air, and for added safety a four-point roll cage was
installed. Other details that give it an OEM feel are little details like
the trunk and fuel door release on the floor, the overhead lighting, and
power windows and locks. A Pioneer DVE receiver with navigation was
selected, while Boston Acoustics supplied the amps and speakers. Together,
these components are able to counter the throaty sound of the engine and
deliver crisp, clear performance that you'll have to hear to believe.
The Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition is fast, comfortable, and fully sorted,
with a ton of easily recognized DNA running through its veins. It showcases
both RK Motors' design/build capabilities and Toyota's significant
commitment to success in NASCAR. Look for it in the TRD display at many of
the major auto shows during 2011.
My Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway.
Heres the story of what happened. I am one of the biggest NASCAR fans,
every week, I was every race, when there is one, so my mom thought it was a
good idea to get me to see, what its like in race car, so my mom bought me
the Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience and we had this scheduled on April
6, 2009 at Disney World Speedway. So this is what I saw and how I was in
the car. It was a little wierd because I was in a way, hanging on for most
of the time, but regardless of what happened, I had an amazing time. I will
most likily answer most of your question if you have any about this ride
along or what I thought or whatever.
Q: Does the Richard Petty Experience use the COT?
Q: What car you riding in?
A: I'm a Jeff Gordon Fan, so I felt so evil when I rode in the 18 car of
Kyle Busch sponsored by M&Ms.
Q: What kind of car was it? (Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Toyota?)
A: I really didnt look, I was very excited about doing this, so I'm just
guessing, if they completely copied the Busch car, it was a toyota but I
can't be sure.
Q: What was the track like?
A: The track was very different, when I was in the car, I felt like there
was no grip and there were a lot of bumps.
Anyway, if you have more questions, let me know.
Sidenote(s): I'm a clutz, as you can see me getting in.
Driver is not me, Driver's name was Daniel.
Look at the window net on my side. If you want my personal opinion, I
don't think thats very safe, but whatever.
Comment, ask questions, do whatever.
2013 New Ford Fusion NASCAR Stock Car
New Ford Fusion NASCAR stock car.
New 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Brings the "Stock Car" Back to
New 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Brings the "Stock Car" Back to
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Ford Racing unveils 2013 Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup redesign at Charlotte
Motor Speedway during NASCAR Media Tour.
2013 Sprint Cup car features full redesign by Ford designers to mirror 2013
Fusion production car and return brand identity to the track.
New Fusion race car will debut at Daytona 500 in February, 2013.
Reveal will be streamed live at www.fordracing.com and
The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, unveiled today as part of the
Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, was worked on by Ford designers in an
effort to bring brand identity back to the sport. The result is undeniable
with the 2013 Sprint Cup car mirroring the recently unveiled 2013 Ford
Fusion production car.
Featuring a completely redesigned sleek new silhouette and fresh face, the
2013 Fusion Sprint Cup car was designed to be the face of a new era of
stock car racing.
"We wanted Fusion to be the car that helped return 'stock car' to NASCAR."
stated Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "I think fans, when they see
the car, are just going to smile and cheer. It is going to reengage them
with the sport and make the sport better because there is just something
natural about seeing race cars that look like cars in their driveways."
This marks the third time Ford simultaneously launched production and
NASCAR versions of a new model. The first dual launch came in 1968, with
the sleek fastback Ford Torino. Legendary NASCAR driver David Pearson drove
the Torino to back-to-back NASCAR championships in 1968 and 1969. The
second time came in 2006, when the then newly introduced Ford Fusion
appeared in showrooms and on the track.
Ford took a different approach with the development of the 2013 Fusion
racer. Ford Design Center staff, led by Garen Nicoghosian, and Ford
aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus, spent the past year doing the early design
development, freeing up the Ford race teams to concentrate on weekly NASCAR
"This is a seminal moment in the sport where we had a chance to get it
right once again and make sure the race cars are race versions of street
cars. And I am proud because I believe we have accomplished just that,"
continued Allison. "The 2013 Fusion is a stunning car and the 2013 NASCAR
Fusion is even more stunning and I can't wait to see it perform on the
track and connect with race fans."
Ford designers, led by Nicoghosian, addressed three main issues to mirror
the 2013 Sprint Cup Fusion to the 2013 production Fusion found on showroom
Design Features of the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup Car
Designers addressed the overall proportion of the race car to reflect
proportions found in the production Fusion.
Brand and design cues in the side of the vehicle.
An identifiable front end grill with the distinctive look of a Ford.
"It looks fun to drive and very much eager to go and tear up the track. It
has a very aggressive stance from the outside and the inside. From all
angles the vehicle exudes performance and I think it reflects our general
attitude of how we go about setting up our cars very, very nicely," said
Nicoghosian. "It brings a certain level of nimbleness and lightness and
agility to the NASCAR platform, much like we do in our production cars,
because all of our production cars have that nimbleness and agility and
eagerness about them."
The new NASCAR Fusion entries will be tested throughout the 2012 campaign
in preparation for their racing debut at the 2013 Daytona 500 in February.
Nissan Altima V8 Supercar first drive
Only 3 days after the unveil of the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar, the car that
will compete in the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship for Nissan Motorsport
took to the track for the first time.
New Ford Fusion Sprint Cup Car Looks Like a Race Car
The new Ford Fusion Sprint Cup car was unveiled recently to looks of
disbelief. Finally a Cup car that looks similar to a street car but still
looks like a purposeful racing car. The design of this new class of vehicle
for NASCAR should help bring fans back to their seats.
2013 Toyota Camry makes a cameo at Daytona - Autoweek TV
Also in this episode: The Daytona 500 is a washout for the first time in
its history, and the new Ferrari F620 GT gets another grainy reveal on the
Web. For more on the 2013 Camry, click on http://bit.ly/wuDg2u at
2013 NASCAR Toyota Camry: Toyoda hops behind the wheel - Autoweek TV
Also in this episode: Lotus suspends its CEO, BMW teams with Zagato for
stylish new coupe, and Volkswagen gives the CC the R-Line treatment.
For more on the CC four-door, click
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For more on Akio Toyoda's time behind the wheel, click
For more on the BMW Zagato coupe, click