Scion Racing/GReddy FR-S Drift Car Revealed In Detroit - WINDING ROAD Video
Today Winding Road brings you (nearly live) coverage of the Scion FR-S Press Conference at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
2012 North American International Auto Show Recap - WINDING ROAD Video
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2013 Dodge Dart, Detroit Auto Show - WINDING ROAD Video
Today Winding Road brings you (nearly live) coverage of all the relevant
parts of the 2013 Dodge Dart Press Conference.
MONSTER DRIFT: Road America
Vaughn Gittin Jr's Traveling Smoke Show makes a stop in Elkhart Lake ,
Wisconsin. Jr spins some rubber and makes new fans during a vintage racing
weekend at Road America's 4 mile road course.
Scion FR-S Reveal - Interview, GReddy & GT5 Data logger
http://gtchannel.com interviews Scion VP Jack Hollis about the Scion FR-S
at the reveal event in Los Angeles. We also talk to Kenji Sumino from
GReddy Performance Product on the first modified FR-S. We also learn that
the FR-S can directly transfers your actual driving data log to the Gran
Turismo 5 on PS3.
The Toyota FT-86, GT-86, Scion FRS - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
One of the most anticipated new cars of 2012, the Toyota rear wheel drive
entry level sports car with too many names: GT-86, FT-86, and FRS. Also
known as the Subaru BRZ. Chris Harris travels to Spain to get the most
ouf a short session in the car.
2013 Scion FR-S Exterior/Interior Photo Tour
Scion unveiled its 2013 FR-S compact rear-wheel drive sports car to a crowd
of eager car enthusiasts. The high-performance coupe is the fifth model to
join the Scion family and will go on sale in the spring of 2012.
Scion FR-S Concept Car Off the Ramp
Video of the Scion FR-S Concept Car being taken off the ramp at the 2011
New York International Auto Show in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New 2012 Acura NSX Concept
Check out this promo from Grand Turismo 5
The dynamically-styled Acura NSX Concept gives an indication of the next
great performance vehicle from the Acura brand. Making use of lightweight
materials and a mid-mounted V6 engine, the Acura NSX Concept employs
several new technologies for Acura, including application of Acura's
innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™)
Utilizing an unique 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a bilateral torque
adjustable control system, the all-new hybrid all-wheel-drive system can
instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during
cornering. Acura anticipates the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® will deliver
handling performance unmatched by previous AWD systems. In addition to the
handling benefits of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, a powerful
next-generation VTEC® V-6 engine with direct-injection works in concert
with a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor to create
supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency.
"This Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system will make NSX the ultimate expression of
Acura's idea to create synergy between man and machine," said Takanobu Ito,
president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "The NSX will make the driver
one with the car to enhance dynamic driving abilities without getting in
While most supercars opt for brute force delivered from a large engine, the
Acura NSX Concept champions the true racing philosophy of an extremely
favorable power-to-weight ratio.
"Like the first NSX, we will again express high performance through
engineering efficiency," added Ito, who led the development of Acura's
first NSX supercar. "In this new era, even as we focus on the fun to drive
spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to
The new Acura supercar, expected to debut in the next three years, will be
developed by an engineering team led by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., and
manufactured in Ohio, at a yet to be named facility.
HKS Toyota 86 Drift (FR-S)
Too heavy rain... but Nob Taniguchi still managed to drift the 400ps new
drift machine! The Red Altezza in the back is his friend Max Orido.
- Car Name: HKS Racing Performer 86
- Driver: Nob Taniguchi
- Category: 2012 D1 GrandPrix
- Max horsepower:
- Max Torque: ?
- Engine Capacity: 2,000cc
- turbo: HKS GT Super Charger
- Tires: Yokohama Advan Neova Fr 215/45R17, Rr 245/40R17
- Wheels: Yokohama Racing RZ Fr 17x8.5J+31, Rr 17x9J+45
[Official Website] *in Japanese
- HKS D1 Project: http://www.hks-power.co.jp/event/2012d1/
- HKS 86 Tuning Project: http://www.hks-power.co.jp/product/project/hks86/
2012 Audi RS5 in 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Audi confirmed today that the Q3 compact luxury crossover will come to the
U.S. in early 2014. Before that, we'll get an updated A4, S4, and for the
first time, the mighty RS5.
We've admittedly had our share of issues with the approach Audi takes with
its RS cars. In theory, "RS" represents the German tradition of
heavy-breathing RennSport driving -- essentially for cars that can really
race. What we have found most often, however, is that the RS more readily
approximates a branding exercise that comes sort of close to smacking us
upside the head with thrills, but falls short in key ways -- especially
when Audi has brought us to a track, eagerly awaiting our feedback.
RS models tend to weigh a lot, and the company's Quattro obsession can harm
handling while cornering -- and it costs a pretty pickle or two to boot.
The RS model that finally got us closest to Renn Sportiness was the TT RS
(a car that's finally hitting the U.S., having already been savaging
European roads since 2009). Then we waited until Spring 2010 and the RS5
that promised us things -- wonderful things. The A5 upon which it is based
was possessed of the near-perfect rear-biased sports coupe proportions, and
the S5 it spawned was a pretty solid piece of work, too, so we were excited
to drive it
2012 Audi RS5 at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
444 HP / 317 LB-FT
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.