The winning livery will be displayed during the entire 2014 Formula D series on Dai Yoshihara’s new Subaru BRZ. All submissions must be designed in Forza 5 and be posted on the Falken Tire Facebook page before January 31st, 2014. Full Rules can be seen over here at Falkentire.com.
CrankAndPiston.com has released a full video today of the RS-R’s new NASCAR TRD v8 Powered Toyota GT86/FR-S/BRZ being shaken down and tweaked at the Suzuka Circuit over in Japan and it’s just…wow… I don’t think the proper adjectives have been created to describe this beast. The engine itself is so massive and the GT-86 is so small it is amazing to even see it fit let alone function as well as it does. The car will primarily be driven by Max Orido in the Formula D Asia series, but Fredric Aasbo will also share some of the driving for this crazy GT-86 in that series as well.
The NASCAR TRD v8 has is a 5.8 liter and has had low RPM crackshaft swapped into it and produces 750hp and has a dry slump lubrication system. A lot of the fluids have been moved for weight distribution and the gearbox is a 6speed Hollinger sequential Y pattern. They also have fitted a NASCAR spec quick diff changer and the car is dressed up with a Rocket Bunny Aero kit. They say in the video that the car was built with the purpose of exciting spectators and I think it will do that when the car is just turned on let alone drifted. So without further ado check it out here.
So not a lot has been happening with the Fast & Furious 6 news and leaks prior to the big news that the first trailer for the new movie would hit during the Super Bowl (Trailer at bottom of post). I did search around last week to try to find some cars and pictures and do some research of what we might see prior to the Super Bowl, but I wanted to get some more information before I talked about it here. I read that the Fast & Furious franchise is being taken in a new direction, using Fast 5 as the bridge for this transition, into more of a Heist type movie (sort of like Italian Job). I also read that the plot of the movie and the only way to get Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) to work with the team was to make the team into good guys. The team will be helping Hobbs in return for the only thing they don’t have, now that they each have 10+ million each, pardons and the ability to return home to the US.
From random pictures posted by fans at shoots and tweeted by the stars as they shoot the film alone we have Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) in his custom International based tank truck. We also see two Lotus’ with unknown drivers (My money is on the newer Evora being driven by Gisele Harabo (Gal Gadot) based on the Techart 911 she previously drove), an Orange CCX, a Noble, 2 RX-7s (one of which looks extremely similar to the Veilside one they used in Tokyo Drift), a white Supra, a newer Mustang GT350 and a BRZ.
We also have seen from some leaked footage from a london chase scene that shows them tooling around in some BMWs
Also seen in leaked footage, and confirmed in the trailer we see a Jenson Interceptor, along with a Dodge Charger Daytona (which had been shown in many photos even before the trailer) with Dom (Vin Diesel) in the driver’s seat, an Escort MKI, and an old classic Mustang. However the new information from the Trailer makes it look like Letty is the one driving the Jenson.
We have also seen the previous Dodge Charger SRT8 and Nissan GT-R that Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) are in at the end of the Fast5 movie. They will most likely returning for the intro of the movie.
The last set of photos looks to be set in front of Dom and Letty’s old home, which is now surrounded by highly tuned cars. Judging by the fact the team can’t currently return home I lean toward the idea of this being at the end of the movie where they are likely having an old fashion Toretto BBQ. Now again taking guesses based on photos alone this is who I expect to be driving what: The Blue Ben-Sopra GT-R is obviously driven by Brian, the black Cuda driven by Dom, the silver Bel-Air(?) by Tej Parker (Ludacris), the Yellow Lambo by Roman Pearce (Tyrese), The Orange Camaro is driven by Han( Sung Kang)[this is based on the Han driving more muscle cars when he hung with Dom combined with the paint scheme that is very reminiscent of the Veilside RX-7], and the Fisker Karma driven by Gisele.
So those are my guesses from pictures. We also see a Lancia and some other cars in the trailer, but I’ll leave something for you to watch… so without further adieu….
If you are here then you obviously love cars, even virtual ones. So on an unrelated note Forza Horizen released it’s 3rd monthly DLC car pack for February. I’m not as excited about this one as some of the others, but it does have an old Datsun 510 and a Mazda RX3. Other than that we already got an FR-S and enough higher end sports cars. However if like me you also have the season pass then you are sorta getting it for free, and you do actually get a free Devon GTX GT3 which is actually pretty awesome. So touch your power button and head to the marketplace for your car pack.
So following rumors of RS-R not returning to Formula D and a second Formula D year that wasn’t as impressive as his first it looks like Toshiki Yoshioka will be returning to Formula D in 2013 with his own team in a new car, a Subaru BRZ, a car he hopes will help him return to his original driving roots and potential.