JapaneseSportCars.com Japanese Sport Cars 2014-08-22T01:21:19Z http://www.japanesesportcars.com/feed/atom WordPress admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Honda CR-Z Gets Supercharged and other HPD Performance Parts]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=35000 2014-08-22T01:19:59Z 2014-08-22T01:19:59Z HPD Supercharged CR-Z

HPD Supercharged CR-Z

“The CR-Z was the first hybrid to prove that efficiency doesn’t have to come at the cost of sportiness and fun,”

- said Honda today as it announced a new Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit for the Honda CR-Z Hybrid.

The HPD supercharger kit consists of the HPD intercooler, HPD air filter system, high-flow fuel injectors, and a calibrated ECU that meet CARB AT-PZEV regulations with premium (91 octane) fuel.

Priced at $5,495, and offered for the 2013 and 2014 CR-Z model year with manual transmission only, the HPD supercharger kit gives the CR-Z an additional 67 horsepower, from 130 horsepower to 197 total horsepower.

For those wanting more upgrades and even higher level of performance, HPD also offers their own version of sport exhausts, sport dampers, coil springs, 300mm disc brake, 18-inch HPD wheels, and limitedly produced slip differential and HPD sport clutch.

HPD Supercharger Kit for Honda CR-Z

HPD Supercharger Kit for Honda CR-Z

2013 Honda CR-Z – Hi-Res. Images

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2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
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2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
2013 Honda CR-Z (interior)
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[All-New 2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy Brought Home IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick+”]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34985 2014-08-21T04:42:00Z 2014-08-21T04:32:38Z 2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy

2015 Subaru Outback (top) and Legacy (bottom)

Subaru today announced two of its latest all-new vehicles, the 2015 Outback and the 2015 Legacy, have achieved “2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Bringing home the awards, both 2015 Outback and Legacy have helped Subaru maintain its status of being an automotive brand with the most “Top Safety Picks” vehicles.  Seven Subaru vehicles have received safety awards from IIHS – three with “TOP SAFETY PICK+” and four with “TOP SAFETY PICK”.

The 2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy got “Good” rating from IIHS in all the safety tests, including Small Overlap Front, Moderate Overlap Front, Side, Roof Strength, Head Restraints and Seats. In addition, both 2015 Outback and Legacy earned the maximum score of 6/6 for “front crash prevention”, thanks to being equipped with the new “EyeSight driving assist system”.

Both 2015 Subaru Outback and 2015 Subaru Legacy are powered by the same two engine choices, the 2.5-L 4-Cyl BOXER engine which produces 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, and the bigger 3.6-L V6 BOXER engine which generates 256 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque.

2015 Subaru Outback – Hi-Res. Images

2015 Subaru Outback
2015 Subaru Outback
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2015 Subaru Legacy – Hi-Res. Images

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Honda CR-V – U.S. Best Selling SUV in the Last 10 Years]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34975 2014-08-20T20:31:33Z 2014-08-20T00:48:49Z 2012-2014 Honda CR-V

2012-2014 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V is the most popular SUV in the U.S. in the first half of 2014 and with that, it has become the best-selling SUV in the past decade (best-selling SUV in 7  of the past 10 years), Honda announced today, basing on Automotive News Data Center.

Also according to Honda, based on the previous year sales numbers, the Honda CR-V will likely be the best-selling SUV for 2014.

Totally redesigned in 2012, the current Honda CR-V is available in three models, LX, EX and EX-L.  All models are equipped with 5-Speed Automatic Transmission and are powered by an in-line 4 cylinder engine which produces 185 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 163 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm.

With a towing capacity of 1500 lbs., the 2014 Honda CR-V FWD has EPA mileage estimates of 23 city/31 highway/ 26 combined MPG.  The AWD models are rated at of 22 city/30 highway/ 25 combined MPG.  Along with the CR-V, Honda Accord is also U.S. most popular car in the first half of 2014.  See “Press Release” for more details and sales numbers.

2012-2014 Honda CR-V – Hi-Res. Images

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2012 Honda CR-V
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2015 Nissan LEAF Specs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34963 2014-08-11T19:32:28Z 2014-08-11T19:32:28Z 2015 Nissan LEAF Specifications

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster Specs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34960 2014-08-11T18:47:32Z 2014-08-11T18:47:32Z 2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster Specifications

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe Specs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34958 2014-08-11T18:47:57Z 2014-08-11T18:44:13Z 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe Specifications

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2015 Acura TLX Specs]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34956 2014-08-07T23:49:04Z 2014-08-07T23:49:04Z 2015 Acura TLX Specifications and Features

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Lexus Introduced “Crafted Line” Edition for Select 2015 Models]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34951 2014-08-06T23:56:29Z 2014-08-06T23:56:29Z 2015 Lexus

2015 Lexus “Crafted Line” Family

At the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lexus will debut a series of special edition vehicles called “Crafted Line”, which will go on sale in November to “celebrate 25 years of luxury”.

The “Crafted Line” edition is offered for select 2015 Lexus vehicles, mostly F SPORT models, including LS 460 F SPORT, GS 350 F SPORT, IS 250 F SPORT, RX 350 AWD F SPORT, and ES 350.

The “Crafted Line” Lexus vehicles, on the outside, are characterized by the “Ultra White” body color with “Obsidian Black” accents on the grille, mirrors and door handles.

The two-tone black and red interior, with contrast stitching, is equipped with a Navigation system and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Last but not least, each “Crafted Line” Lexus model comes with an exclusive TUMI Crafted Line luggage set and a complimentary Meguiar’s New Car Care Kit.

2015 Lexus

2015 Lexus “Crafted Line” – TUMI Crafted Line luggage set

The Lexus “Crafted Line” pricing will start at about $42,000 for the ES 350 model, comparing with about $37,500 for the base standard ES 350 model.

See “Press Release” for more detailed specs of each of The Crafted Line Lexus vehicles.

2015 Lexus “Crafted Line” Special Edition Family – Hi-Res. Images

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2015 Lexus "Crafted Line" LS
2015 Lexus "Crafted Line" LS
2015 Lexus "Crafted Line" LS
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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[Toyota to Put the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series Through the “Ultimate Test” at the Baja 1000]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34941 2014-08-06T18:30:21Z 2014-08-06T18:28:44Z 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race

Toyota has announced its plan to take the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series to the Baja 1000, putting it through the “ultimate test”.

Lightly modified from the new 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series that Toyota unveiled at the Chicago Auto back in February, the truck will race in the “Full Size Stock Class” this November in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Toyota said:

“Competing in the Full Size Stock class allows our team to test the Tundra TRD Pro as close to stock as possible and showcase its strength and durability in the Mexican desert’s treacherous terrain”

Modifications to the stock Tundra TRD Pro Series mostly are for safety purpose, including a roll cage, race seats, seat harnesses, window nets, an off-road suspension system, HID Hella front lights, LED Rally 4000 Hella A Pillar lights, navigators, race radio and intercom.

The stock 5.7-L V8 381 horsepower engine is expected to stay unchanged except for being mated with a custom cold air intake and custom Cat-back Exhaust.

See “Press Release” for members of the TRD Pro Desert Race Team and more details on the TRD Pro Desert Race Truck Specs.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race with HID Hella front lights, LED Rally 4000 Hella A Pillar lights

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series for Baja 1000 Race with 17-inch wheels with 37-inch Baja T/A KR tires

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admin http://www.japanesesportcars.com <![CDATA[2008 Tuned Honda Civic Si – JDM Mugen RR Conversion – Everyday and Time Attack Car]]> http://www.japanesesportcars.com/?p=34931 2014-08-05T22:52:33Z 2014-08-05T22:51:10Z 2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit, Volk Racing wheels and Voltex Type 4 GT wing.

2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit, Volk Racing wheels and Voltex Type 4 GT wing.

Here is a tuned 2008 Honda Civic Si that has the JDM Mugen RR Style and is tuned to be  a daily commute as well as a time attack racing car.

Outfitted with a Mugen FD2 RR replica kit, the Civic Si is painted in “Lotus Red” color and equipped with Voltex Type 4 GT wing and Voltex front canards, color-match Seibon Mugen RR-style carbon fiber hood and Seibon FD2-style carbon fiber trunk.

In addition, the car features an one-off front splitter which is designed and built by Godspeed Project, JDM OEM FD2 headlights and taillights, and Aerocatch hood latches.

The 2008 Tuned Honda Civic Si, time attack and everyday car, rides on 2 different sets of 17-inch rims – Volk Racing RE30 for the front wheels and Volk Racing CE28N for the rear wheels.

2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit – Hi-Res. Images

2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
2008 Honda Civic Si Time Attack with JDM Mugen RR Conversion Kit
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