JapaneseSportCars.com Japanese Sport Cars 2014-11-01T04:16:55Z http://www.japanesesportcars.com/feed/atom WordPress admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Scion Released Pictures of Customized FR-S Vehicles, as part of the Tuner Challenge, ahead of SEMA]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35384 2014-11-01T04:16:55Z 2014-11-01T04:14:29Z Scion released pictures of the three tuned FR-S vehicles which will compete each other in the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge at the 2014 SEMA in Las Vegas.

Given $15,000 by Scion, each Scion’s media partner modified the Scion FR-S to their own taste. The three Scion Tuner Challenge Contenders are:

Super Street FR-S

Super Street FR-S (click on the picture for more pictures)

The “Super Street FR-S” – customized by Super Street magazine, the car features some body parts from the Rocket Bunny x Greddy Version 1 and 2, Seibon carbon trunk and hood, and 18-inch BBS LM wheels.

GT Channel and Mine's Tuning FR-S Concept

GT Channel and Mine’s Tuning FR-S Concept (click on the picture for more pictures)

The “GT Channel FR-S” – customized by GT Channel, a car video network, the car features Seibon carbon hood, trunk cover and rear diffuser. It rides on 18-inch Volk Racing ZE40 wheels

Speedhunters Maximum Attack FR-S

Speedhunters Maximum Attack FR-S (click on the picture for more pictures)

The “Speedhunters Maximum Attack FR-S” – build by Speedhunters, a group of international photographers, writers and drivers, the car features Charvonia Design fender vents, rear diffuser, custom front splitter and AeroJacket trunk. It rides on 17-inch Rotiform BLQ wheels.

Stay tuned for more pictures and details of each car after the SEMA Show.

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Vitange, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Skateboarding Inspire the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB”]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35379 2014-10-31T05:24:35Z 2014-10-31T05:24:35Z Customized by Scott Kanemura of KMA Production, the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” is inspired by the interests of Riley Hawk.

As a professional skateboarder, who is a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and also has an appreciation for the 1970s style, Riley Hawk’s interests are reflected on the “Scion Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB”. The car features a Big Pioneer Sound System allowing playing guitar using an iPad as a mixer, an 8-track player, and a motorized rear-facing monitor for media play back.  As for 1970s style, the car is painted in 1970s custom paint pattern with a “fish bowl” side window and having the interior outfitted with wood-grain décor, a mini fridge and shag carpet. As for a skateboarder, there is a cargo box, placed on the roof, with an INNO rack system to store skateboards.

Other highlights include a non-functional dual side exhaust pipes, comfortable captain-style chairs in the front and back and two motion tables in the back.

The “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” will be on display at the 2014 SEMA in Las Vegas.

Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB – Hi-Res. Images

2014 Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB (Sketch)
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB - 2014 SEMA
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Killer-Sounding Slayer tC – the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35374 2014-10-31T02:12:00Z 2014-10-31T01:03:42Z Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ brought the look and sound of thrash metal band Slayer into the Scion tC.  The “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” will captivate enthusiasts with a custom paint job featuring airbrushed logos and skulls, suicide doors and Billet Slayer sword blade wheels with spike-style center caps.

Inside, Vu’s “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” features a custom Pioneer audio system with towers of speakers, a custom mixer and a 32-inch monitor for media playback.

Slayer band members will plug their guitars without any external equipment to showcase the car’s audio power at the 2014 SEMA in Las Vegas.

Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC – Hi-Res. Images

2014 Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC (sketch)
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC - 2014 SEMA
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Targa Top FR-S – the Scion FR-S T1 by Cartel Customs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35370 2014-10-30T21:52:19Z 2014-10-30T21:52:19Z Built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the “Azzuro California Blue” Scion FR-S T1 features a black targa top and a wide body kit with integrated rear spoiler.  The FR-S with targa top has been lowered on KW coil-over suspension and rides on custom 19-inch wheels backed with Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish.

Performance-wise, it is equipped with GReddy street turbo kit and high-mounted custom center exhaust.  In car entertainment includes OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX head unit.

The Targa Top FR-S by Cartel Customs will be on display at the 2014 SEMA in Las Vegas.

Targa Top FR-S – the Scion FR-S T1 by Cartel Customs – Hi-Res. Images

2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
2014 Scion FR-S T1 (Targa Top FR-S)
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Scion Announced 2015 tC Release Series 9.0]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35363 2014-10-29T22:05:15Z 2014-10-29T22:01:25Z 2015 Scion tC RS 9.0

2015 Scion tC RS 9.0

Scion announced today that its 2015 tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0) will go on sale in January 2015 with the starting price of about $23,000.

The 2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 features a two-tone paint including “Vibrant magma orange” and black.  There will be only 2,000 units available, and each car comes with a serial number from 1 to 2000 printed on the Release Series badge mirror cover.

Outfitted with a body kit designed by Cartel Custom, the 2015 tC Release Series 9.0 features a center exhaust, a high-profile rear spoiler, and rides on TRD lowering springs and black alloy wheels with matching center cap.

2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0) - interior

2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0) – interior

The orange and black theme continues into the inside, orange stitching are seen on the steering wheel and seats – speaking of which, there are orange seat belts for the front seats.  The car also features a push button start with the Cartel Logo.

Other additional features include gloss black finish side mirror and door handles, Cartel logo floor and cargo mats.

The 2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 will be available with either an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, and priced at $24,340 and $23,190 respectively, excluding $770 delivery fee.

2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 – Hi-Res. Images

2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
2015 Scion tC RS 9.0 (Release Series 9.0)
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Nissan Unveiled a New Concept Car for Brazilian Market, the “Kicks” Concept]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35358 2014-10-29T19:22:33Z 2014-10-29T19:22:33Z 2014 Nissan Kicks Concept (Brazilian Market)

2014 Nissan Kicks Concept (Brazilian Market)

Nissan debuted at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor show, a new compact crossover concept called Kicks

The ideas behind the Nissan Kicks Concept was motivated by the streets of Brazil and its people.  According to Nissan, most cars on Brazilian roads are mainly painted in typical colors such black, silver and white, which don’t symbolize the high-spirited nature of the country and its people.  The Nissan Kicks Concept was meant to connect the conventional design with something more eccentric to bring out the unique character of Brazil and its people onto the streets.

“The main inspiration for this concept was the contrast that we saw in the grey tones of the urban settings in São Paulo and the bright natural colors that we saw near our studio in Rio,”

– said Nissan.

“How to combine these two, the more grey urban tones with the bright sunset orange that we would see – this combination we thought was really uniquely Brazilian.”

Nissan said that the idea of having the car that represents the country’s spirit is not just for the Brazilian market, but it will take the idea of Brazil for design improvement for the global market.

2014 Nissan Kicks Concept – Hi-Res. Images

2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
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2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
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2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
2014 Nissan Kicks Concept
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2015 Nissan Quest Specs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35355 2014-10-29T08:50:00Z 2014-10-29T08:50:00Z 2015 Nissan Quest Specifications

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Nissan Canada Announced Micra Racing Car for 2015 “Nissan Micra Cup” Racing Series]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35348 2014-10-23T06:55:32Z 2014-10-23T00:37:46Z Nissan Canada and Motorsport Organization have announced their collaborative plan to introduce an “exciting one-of-a-kind” racing series called “Nissan Micra Cup”, which will kick off in May 2015 in Quebec.

As its name says it all, you will only see Nissan Mirca racing vehicles at the race, which will have the same specs  to “truly reveal the most skilled drivers”.

Retaining its stock 1.6-L 4-Cyl engine and the 5-speed MT, the Nissan Micra Cup race car has been modified for safety and to deliver better performance.  Each Nissan Micra Cup race car rides on Fastwheels wheels with low profile performance tires, and is equipped with NISMO tuned suspension kit, modified exhaust and high-performance brake pads.  It addition, to improve safety, the Nissan Micra racing car is outfitted with FIA-approved racing seat, 5-point harness, and a safety cage as well as driver protection net.

The Nissan Micra race car will be available by special order from JD Motorsports for the price of $19,998 CAD or $17,737 USD.

About the Nissan Micra Cup racing series, it is expected more than 25 Micra vehicles will compete on each race weekend which will include two hours of track time consisting of a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute qualifying session and two 30-minute races.  Nissan said:

The Nissan Micra Cup will offers drivers the opportunity to race on some of the most well-known race tracks in Quebec, with the potential to expand to other provinces in 2016 and beyond.

See “Press Release” for more details

2015 Nissan Micra Cup Racing Car – Hi-Res. Images

2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Nissan Micra for 2015 Nissan Micra Cup]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35343 2014-10-22T22:57:18Z 2014-10-22T22:57:10Z 2015 Nissan Micra for the Nissan Micra Cup racing series. The series is collaborated between Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) and JD Motorsport Organization, which will start in May 2015 and run for five weekends in Quebec.

2015 Nissan Micra Cup – Hi-Res. Images

2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
2015 Nissan Micra Cup (Canada)
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Acura Teased Major Updated 2016 ILX ahead LA Auto Show]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35336 2014-10-21T04:09:33Z 2014-10-21T04:07:51Z 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX (teaser image)

The Acura ILX is currently in its second years of the first generation, but Acura said that the vehicle will have a major facelift for the 2016 model year.  Along with the statement, Acura also released a teaser image of the 2016 Acura ILX, showing the right rear three quarter view of the vehicle.

In addition to having a new powerful powertrain, the 2016 Acura ILX will have a new sporting exterior and major upgrades on the inside.  According to Acura,

the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.

The 2016 Acura ILX will be unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month on the 20th.

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