Monthly Archives: February 2009
The Toyota Racing Development (TRD) X-Runner concept explores the boundaries of sport truck power and performance. The TRD X-Runner adds several newly designed and developed components and a carefully tuned chassis, taking the truck to new levels of performance and styling.
Type: DOHC VVT-i V6
Horsepower: 400 hp
Torque: 350 lb.-ft.
Transmission: Six-speed manual with Kaiten billet steel flywheel
Clutch: Heavy-duty ceramic metallic Aisin clutch
It is almost official! Honda Racing will not disband but will become a private team called Brackley F1 (name borrowed from the town where the team has its headquarters), being taken over by managers Ross Brawn and Nick Fry and financed with money from several sources, among which include the current owner of the team, the Japanese car manufacturer Honda.
Another news is that the British driver Jenson Button will remain with Honda accepting reducing its annual earnings by 50%, from 11 million to 5.5 million, the alternative being to remain outside the grid to start this season if Honda Racing had been disbanded, the other nine teams letting pilots and already for 2009.
Nissan Slphy Bluebird is a small compact sedan that sells reasonably well and is probably the nicest Bluebird to date and to take advantage of the growing ‘mini stretched’ market, Nissan have chosen to stretch the Sylphy Bluebird, which is expected to be the flagship Bluebird once launched later this year.
In addition to a stretched Bluebird, Nissan is expected to launch a 5 speed manual version of the Sylphy.
Nissan Slyphy Bluebird news
Hyundai has revealed first photos of the new concept of his, which will begin in March at the Motor Show in Geneva. The new concept will be called Hyundai-ix Onic and towards the second generation model of Tucson (which will be called iX35 in Europe). As for the dimensions, the new concept measures 4.4 meters in length, 1.85 meters wide and 1.65 meters in height. Regarding to the engine, the new Hyundai Concept HED-6 will have a turbo engine of 1.6 liters, which develops 175 horsepower and emits 149 g CO2 per km.
Japanese manufacturer Mazda will reveal at the Auto Show in Toronto Facelift version of the SUV CX-7. For the 2010 CX-7 will receive a number of aesthetic improvements, and a new gasoline engine of 2.5 liters.
The standard version new engines will develop 161 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 218 Nm at 3500 rpm. Regarding the 2.3 Turbo engine, it has remained unchanged and continued to develop 244 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 350 Nm at 2500. In terms of design, Mazda CX-7 Facelift received a number of changes to both exterior and interior. On the outside, the front and the rear have been revised while the interior materials find a quality, redrawn watches, but also a new display.