Rumors have begun to spread about an all-new Toyota Celica to be released in 2017. There is no official word from Toyota, but various internet spies have all but confirmed the rumor. Among the comments and stories is that – if true – the Toyota Celica will have been redesigned from top to bottom and based more on the Toyota 86 model, meaning rear-wheel drive fans may once again have something to drool over.
The exterior is said to feature integrated foglights, HID reflector beam headlights with standard LED daytime running lights and automatic high beams in the updated bumper, the hood is said to come with air-intake that enables better engine breathing, and the rear of the car is said to consist of LED taillights and a large spoiler.
According to various speculation, the cabin will feature aluminum and chrome details, soft touch materials, and leather will give the Celica a special, refined look. Amenities
Roush Performance is celebrating their 40th anniversay in 2016 and in doing so, came out to the 2016 All-Ford Nationals hosted by Carlisle Events at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Car Street Journal met up with Mike Rey, Roush Performancee Marketing Manager, and his team, to get up close and personal with the 2016 Roush Stage 3 Mustang.
There is nothing quite as intense as the raw power of a 5.0L V8 engine and when you add the heart of a racecar, or in this case, a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger, the result is surly a force to be reckoned with at 670 horsepower.
That’s right, that’s more horsepower-per-liter than any other “stock” muscle car.
According to the Roush Performance team at the Ford Nationals, the 2016 Stage 3 Mustang is the most powerful and well-balanced production Mustang created yet, in part due to its many features, like the quad-Tip exhaust and three-way adjustable TrakPak coilover suspension system.
D=Since Ivan ‘The Ironman’ Stewart retired from racing in 2000, the off-road world has had a big hole in it where the Toyota team once dominated.
But, they are back in a big way.
On May 7, 2016 Toyota announced to a cheering crowd of AMA Supercross fans in Las Vegas, Nevada, that they will be returning to the world of desert racing and have signed champion racer and Recoil video star, BJ Baldwin, for a multi-year contract to race a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck in the SCORE International and Best In the Desert series.
“Joining the Toyota Racing family in an all new Tundra is really an honor,” said Baldwin. “As a kid I’d watch Toyota trucks dominate the field with one of my all time heroes, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart behind the wheel. I’m looking forward to continuing the winning tradition and returning Toyota to the top of the winners circle.”
As of July 1, all vehicles pre-1997, will be banned from them streets of Paris, France, as well as motorcycles made before 2000, during the work week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., without any restrictions on the weekends. This ruling is in an effort to cut emissions and help cut down on pollution.
Anyone caught driving an older vehicle outside the appropriate times will face a fine from a modest 35 Euros to a whopping 450 Euros, or USD $45-$511. The new rules represent some of the toughest restrictions on drivers introduced by a European City.
The ban will affect up to 30,000 vehicles currently registered in Paris and will be affect people with lower incomes the most. Paris’s political structure has argued the case and helped it achieve greater acceptance. It may be a jolt for older vehicle owners, but Paris seems to be ready for the change in air quality.
Receiving interest from not only Australia, but from all over the world, a group of Southwest Aussies along with three additional car enthusiasts, will embark on a glorious 10,500 kilometer record setting trip that will cross 4 states, 1 territory, 3 time zones and 8 deserts all in 24 days, set to begin on June 16, 2016. The drivers have dubbed the journey the “Subaru Extreme 8 Deserts Challenge.”
According to trip leader, Garnet Allwright, the group is unaware of anyone ever doing this journey all in one trip. Additionally, participants will only be driving one brand: Subaru. “Having been on countless trips to the outback,” Allwright said, “I sometimes wished I had a lighter vehicle, especially when you need to dig them out. Not to mention that Subaru’s are so easy to work on and are ultra reliable.”
It may seem like an unlikely vehicle of choice to some, but those who have driven a Subaru off-road, or
Three time British Rally Championship winner and James Bond movie stunt driver, Mark Higgins, is absolutely destroying the four-wheel lap record around the Isle of Man TT Course driving a highly modified Prodrive built Subaru WRX STI.
In the first of four attempts, Higgins had already set a new lap record completing the course in 17-minutes and 49.75-seconds which translates to his average speed being 126.971 mph. This dominates over his previous standard set in 2014 of 19-minutes 15.88-seconds with an average speed of 117.51 mph.
After his outstanding record breaking run Higgins said, “I’ve only had one practice run so I am over the moon to do that on only my second lap and there’s definitely more to come from me because I am learning every time I go around the track, and there is a little bit more to come from the car as well.”
Higgins and his Prodrive built Subaru WRX STI are scheduled for further