TRD AE86 Race Car - Part 1 (Drift King)
Photos: http://www.facebook.com/JDM.clips Videos: - Part 2 / Qualify: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysouDJByqoI - Part 3 / Race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljutIYKkSUY [Story] To drive a race spec AE86 developed by TRD was a dream when Tsuchiya was young. Of course he had chances to drive AE86 race cars tuned by other shops, but not TRD - because they didn't let him. Back in the 80s, a racer with a background like Tsuchiya was not considered "legit" - His career started off as a street/touge racer, and hadn't gone to any professional driving school. TRD, a Toyota related motorsports company just couldn't allow that kind of person to drive their best race car. However, things have changed after 20 years. Toyota/TRD is hiring variety of drivers with different backgrounds, and also, Tsuchiya succeeded as a true, professional race car driver. At age of 50+, Tsuchiya finally has chance to drive the TRD AE86. With that car, Tsuchiya battled with other top amateur AE86 drivers - Drivers who grew up seeing Tsuchiya make legends, drivers who devoted all of their life and money to battle with him someday, and dreams to win. So it's not just Drift King driving another AE86, but it's an once-in-a-lifetime event for AE86 drivers who gathered at Tsukuba that day. (*to be continued to Part 2) [Spec] - Car Name: HotVersion AE86 N2 spec - Driver: Keiichi Tsuchiya with HotVersion - Vehicle Provider: Koshimizu Motor Sports (AE86 specialized shop, URL: http://www.k-m-s.org) - Weight: 780kg minimum - Engine: Toyota 4AG base - Tires: Dunlop - Date: February 26, 2012 - Place: Tsukuba Circuit, Japan -------- Music by tuksbury1620 / Title: Freedom (Soul Donkey Dub)
Lexus LFA Nur Race Car
Photos: http://www.facebook.com/JDM.clips The LED "Blue Flash" on top left corner of the front window is not for decoration. Those are equipped on the fastest 36 cars among hundreds of other race cars, and are used to tell other slower cars that a fast car is coming right behind. It works especially well during the night race. To have this equipment is a true honor for any racing teams in 24h Nurburgring race. It took Lexus 5 years to acquire the Blue Flash, and they regard this as one of their milestone. [Car Info] - Name: GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA - Team: Gazoo Racing II - Race Category: 2011 ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring - Race Result: SP8 Class - 3rd Place (NA 4,000cc - 6,250cc cars) [Spec] - Size: 4,455 x 1,950 x 1,200mm (original LFA: 4,505 x 1,895 x 1,220mm) - Wheelbase: 2,605mm - Weight: 1,450kg (original LFA: 1,480kg) - Engine Displacement: 4,805cc (4.8L V10) - horsepower: 500ps or more - Rev Limit: 9,500rpm - CFRP bodykit - Transmission: Paddle Shifter Sequential MT - Tires: 330/40R18 [Official Website] - Gazoo Racing: http://gazoo.com/racing/grmn/nur2011/team_intro/vehicles/vehicles.asp - 24H Race Result: http://adac.24h-rennen.de/Team-database.4147.0.html?&no_cache=1&L=1&tx_stin no24hteamdatenbank_pi1[uid]=26561&cHash=c5abe49fce
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1008_2012_lexus_lfa_2010_nissan_ gtr_comparison/index.html Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim Gleason
Lexus LFA: a symphony of sound (SkiddPlayer TV)
Watch 23,000 other videos like this at http://www.skiddplayer.com Most of us will never get the chance to drive the LFA (although Top Gear's Stig took it around the Dunsfold test track yesterday), but after Lexus uploaded a few sound clips to their microsite (http://www.lexus-lfa.com/) we felt compelled to bring them all together into a single 75 second symphony. We think that it sounds a lot like a Carrera GT, and whatever you think of the LFA, you surely can't deny that it sounds pretty special...