New 2010 Lexus LFA Supercar Officially Revealed (photos and video)

21 10 2009

Lexus has officially unveiled their first supercar called LFA. A prototype of the two-seat LFA will be debut on passing now the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Only 500 units will be sold worldwide between the outset of production in December 2010 and when it tops in December 2012, and will be priced at US$375,000 (€250,720). A more hot-race model will be introduced in 2011.

2010 Lexus LFA img_1 | AutoWorld

The 2010 Lexus LFA is certainly powered by an easily aspirated V10 displacing 4.8 litre (4,805cc). Thanks to its aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy construction it is actually lighter than a average V8 engine. The car has a an equal-length dual exhaust system and routed through a multistage titanium main muffler.

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New Toyota FT-86 Concept Previewed ahead of Tokyo Motor Show (details and photos)

14 10 2009

Toyota and Subaru have been collaborating on a jointly developed sport coupe model. Previously, we have seen some renderings and first information of this sports car and now, we get a preview of the FT-86 Concept, which will be debut at the 2009  Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota FT-86 Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

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The sport vehicle’s dimensions are honestly compact with a length of 4,16 meters and a height of 1,26 m (width and wheelbase are 1,76 and 2,57 meters, respectively) and a low midpoint of gravity. The FT-86 was formed by Toyota’s Europe Design Development and it’s objective was to alter a car with a “functional function” target theme.

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New Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept Revealed Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

13 10 2009

Subaru has introduced the newest Hybrid Tourer Concept that will be debut at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept powered by a hybrid engine that combines a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo petrol engine and the Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with an electric motor at each axle and a high-performance lithium battery.

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept img_7 | AutoWorld

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Power is primarily provided by the boxer engine that is connected to a new generation Lineatronic CVT (continually variable transmission). According to Subaru, at outset-up and awfully low speeds, the 20kW / 27HP rear thrilling motor can move the vehicle on its own while during acceleration, it kicks into give an additional energy boost to the petrol engine.

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New Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept: First Official Photos Revealed

30 09 2009

Honda will be introduce their gasoline-electric hybrid CR-Z Concept (replacement of the legendary CR-X) at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show. Only a few changes will be made to the production model that is scheduled to be launched in Japan in February 2010 and the rest of the world.

2009 Honda CR-Z Concept  img_1 | AutoWorld

At a first glance, the so-called “CR-Z Concept 2009” doesn’t seem to be that different from the unique CR-Z concept car that was displayed at the 2007 Tokyo show. But earlier look reveals that Honda’s designers thoroughly reworked the sport coupe’s front and rear ends as well as the profile.

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