Archive for February, 2013

Video of the RS-R NASCAR v8 Powered Toyota FT-86

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A little while ago Fredric Aasbo posted this jewel on YouTube. although it’s not long it sounds pretty sick.

NASCAR V8 Powered FR-S Heading to Formula D Asia

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So after the 2012 Formula D season it was said that RS-R would not be returning to Formula D, I guess that meant just to the US Formula D because yesterday Fredric Aasbo Instagrammed that he was at Suzuki Twin Circuit in Japan testing RS-R’s latest creation a Toyota TRD NASCAR V8 powered Scion FR-S for the Formula D Asia season. He will be sharing this car with Max Orido for the Asia series. The car is stated to put out 700+hp. This should be crazy to see sideways given the power to weight….

Scion FR-S / Toyota FT-86 Convertible Spotted in South Africa

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A member of spotted this Scion FR-S/Toyota FT-86 down in Cape Town, South Africa. Toyota was just recently teasing the ‘possibility’ of an unveiling of a FT Open within the next month and now this. Doesn’t look too shabby, with the popularity of the FR-S/BRZ in Formula D is it possible we may get some more verts back in the lineup?

Conrad Grunewald Retires 2012 Camaro to Build… Another Camaro?

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Last night Conrad Grunewald, pilot of the Hankook Camaro and star of the dozen restarts match between Daigo Saito vs Conrad Grunewald took to Facebook last night to post the following photo of his 2012 Formula D Camaro announcing its retirement. 71455_483158075079313_172778241_n After about a dozen people asking what was next and hoping for something new he just said it would “Still a Camaro of course. This one is going to be amazing though.” Not sure how amazing a Camaro can be, but let’s see. He also took a moment to respond to a fans inquiry about selling the Camaro and poke fun at Mustangs. conrad-facebook

Matt Powers Announces New Engine and Partner For 2013

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Moments ago Matt Powers announced that he will be running a new engine provided by his new sponsor Katech Performance. He will be running Katech’s Time Attack 463 7.6L v8 that produces over 700hp (specs below).
20130208-123613.jpg Bore: 4.165” Stroke: 4.250” Displacement: 463ci/7.6L Horsepower: 700 Torque: 650 Redline: 7000RPM CR: 13.0:1 Block: RHS aluminum, billet main caps, ARP studs, piston squirters Crankshaft: 4340 forged steel with ATI damper Connecting rods: Forged H-beam steel Pistons: 2618 forged aluminum, hardcoat anodized, skirt coating, gas porting and DLC-coated pins Camshaft: Katech Track Attack 472 spec Cylinder heads: CNC-ported LS7 with bronze valve guides, ARP studs Valves: Katech titanium/molybdenum intake, hollow sodium-filled exhaust Induction: FAST LSXR 102mm Oiling system: ARE or Dailey 5 stage