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NEW! 'TOYOTA SUPRA'
Toyota have wrapped their precious new Supra
in black sheets to disguise it during testing, but its obvious that this is going to be one awesome legend reborn. Toyota are re-engineering it to kick the ar$e of Nissan's 35OZ,
so there's a 330bhp V6
snarling under the bonnet.
The official launch of the coupe is tipped for next Autumn, but there are strong rumours about a convertible
hard-top version. Insiders at Toyota say that the Supra will use a shorter wheelbase Lexus GS
chassis, which means drift-tastic rear wheel drive again.
The boys at Toyota are also investigating the use of alloy and cabon fibre to make their new creation weigh around 1200kg. That, together with the 3.5 direct-injection V6 and six-speed gearbox,
should see some phat performance figures. NEW! 'MAZDA RX-8 TURBO'
This is Mazda's maddiest motor yet! They have taken an RX-8
and squeezed another 125bhp
out of the rotary engine, thanks to a dose of Garrett turbo'ing.
Built by Mazda's official Australian motorsport department, Mazdaspeed,
the new RX-8 extreme'
throws out 326bhp, redlines at a wince - inducing 9000rpm
and hits 60mph from standstill in 5 seconds!
A tuned Mazdaspeed exhaust screams like someone who has had their ***** slammed in a door, while Alcon six - piston 335mm race brakes and uprated Eibach suspension (25mm lower) make it more hardcore than ever.
Externally, the RX-8
Extreme has been treated to white touring Car Style 8x19in six - spoke rims, 255/35 and 235/35 tyres, 'GT' side stripe decals and an adjustable metal reat spoiler. NEW! 'NISSAN GT-R'
Weve all been waiting for a new Skyline
production in 2002.
Nissan made Jaws hit the deck with a GT-R concept unveiled back in 2001 but that never became a real life motor.
Here is a fully operational Skyline successor, simply know as the GT-R. The hi-tech four seater coupe has taken some of the styling flavour from the origional concept and created a heavily kitted muscle car.
Learning from Nissan that the production GT-R could get both V6
engines, as opposed to the origional straight six-cylinder motors. A 400bhp twin turbo v6
is rumoured to be the favourite power package, and we can confirm four wheel drive with variable torque split will once again be used to lay power to tarmac.NEW! 'MITSUBISHI EVO X'
The new EVO IX
will look nearlly identical to the current EVO VIII
apart from a roof spoiler and an altered front splitter.
Engine wise, all of the Evo's will break the 300bhp
barrier. The entry level IX should see 330bhp
but special editions like the EVO VIII MR 400
will be expected.
AS for the X, the 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo'ed MIVEC variable cam timing motor should see even 'more' power and a completly new chasis design.
The EVO X
shows a brand new look, boasting bad boy headlamps as standard. The car will measure the same size a previous Evo's but also tougher.