Monday, December 23, 2013

Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R.

The R32 Skyline debuted in May 1989. It was available as either a 2-door coupe or 4-door hardtop sedan, all other bodystyles were dropped. The R32 featured several versions of the RB-series straight-6 engines, which had improved heads (the twelve port inlet was gone) and used the ECCS (Electronically Concentrated Control System) injection system. Also available was an 1,800 cc 4-cylinder GXi model. Most models had HICAS four-wheel steering, with the rear wheels being hydraulically linked to the front steering. The 2.5-litre GTS-25 became one of the first Japanese production cars to feature a 5-speed automatic transmission. The GTS-t came in standard and Type M configurations, with the Type M having larger five-stud 16-inch wheels, four piston front callipers and twin piston rears plus other minor differences. ABS was optional (except for the GT-R and GTS-4), mechanical LSD was standard on the GTR and viscous LSD was standard on all turbo models and optional on all but the GXi. Nissan also produced 100 Australian models of the R32. In addition, there was a 4WD version of the GTS-t Type M, called the GTS-4.

The station wagon bodystyle was spun off as the Nissan Avenir.


GXi Type-X – 1.8 L CA18i I4, 91 hp (67 kW)
GTE Type-X – 2.0 L RB20E I6, 125 hp (93 kW, 152 N m)
GTS Type-X, S, J – 2.0 L RB20DE I6 155 hp (115 kW, 154 N m)
GTS-25 Type-X, S, XG – 2.5 L RB25DE I6, 180 hp (134 kW, 231 N m)
GTS-t, Type-M – 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m)
GTS-4 – 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m) 4WD
Autech GTS-4 – 2.6 L RB26DE I6, 217 hp (162 kW, Autech Version – auto only) 4WD - only 188 made [27]
GT-R – 2.6 L RB26DETT twin-turbo I6, 276 hp (280ps) (206 kW, 368 N m) 4WD; also NISMO, N1, V-Spec, and V-Spec II variants.


The RB26DETT engine actually produced ~320 PS, but it was unstated due to the Japanese car makers' "gentlemen's agreement" not to exceed 280 PS (276 hp). The engine was designed for ~500 hp in racing trim,[28] and then muzzled by the exhaust, boost restriction, and ECU. The electronic boost control had a small physical restriction in the control lines. It was marked in yellow so the new owner could remove it and enjoy a safe factory boost increase.[29] After this increase the car would put out ~310 hp (~230 kW) and could do 0–100 km/h in 4.7seconds and quarter mile in 12.8 seconds

The GT-R had a significantly larger intercooler, larger brakes, and aluminium front guards and bonnet. Other distinguishing features include flared front and rear wheel arches. More supportive seats were fitted, and the turbo boost gauge and digital clock were removed from inside the instrument cluster. The clock was replaced with a torque meter that indicated how much torque was being delivered to the front wheels (0%–50%). Oil temp, voltage, and turbo boost gauges were fitted just above the climate control.

The Porsche 959 was Nissan's target when designing the GT-R. The chief engineer, Naganori Ito, intended to use the car for Group A racing, so the design specification was drawn up in conjunction with a copy of the Group A rules. The Nordschleife production car record at the time of development was 8'45" – set by a Porsche 944. Nissan test driver Hiroyoshi Katoh reset the record with a time of 8'20".[30] Best Motoring managed 8'22"38.

The R32 GT-R dominated Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC), winning 29 races from 29 starts, taking the series title every year from 1989 to 1993.[32] It took 50 races from 50 starts from 1991 to 1997 (latterly R33) in the N1 Super Taikyu.

The R32 GT-R was introduced into the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1990 and promptly ended the reign of the previously all-conquering Ford Sierra Cosworth, winning Bathurst 1000 classic in 1991 and 1992. This success led to the Australian motoring press nicknaming the car Godzilla due to it being a "monster from Japan". As Australia was the first export market for the car the name quickly spread. Such was GT-R's dominance that it was a significant factor in the demise of Group A Touring Car racing, the formula being scrapped soon after. JTCC was similarly blighted by the R32 GT-R, and splintered soon after, leading to the switch to the Supertouring category and also indirectly to the GT500 category of today.

When originally designed, the homologation rulebook mandated 16-inch wheels, so that's what the GT-R got. This limited the size of the brakes, and the Nissan four pots weren't really up to competition use. A later change in rules allowed 17-inch wheels, so in February 1993 the GT-R V-spec (for Victory) emerged wearing 17" BBS mesh wheels(225/50/17) covering larger Brembo brakes. The clutch actuation changed from a push to a pull system, the car had the standard rear differential, the electronic rear differential did not show up until the R33 Vspec. A year later the V-Spec II appeared with a new sticker and wider tires (245/45 17).

The Nismo Skyline GT-R is a limited (500 street, 60 racing) version of Nissan Skyline with Nissan RB engine with twin ceramic turbochargers rated 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at 6,800 rpm and 353 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm, all-wheel steering, electronically controlled four-wheel drive.[34]

It was reported the vehicle was imported to the United States by Sean Morris under the 'Show or Display' rule, where NHTSA allow importing of nonconforming vehicles for purposes of show or display, if the vehicle is of such historical or technological significance that it is in the public interest to show or display the vehicle in the United States even though it would be difficult or impossible to bring the vehicle into compliance with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Initial D, Mazda RX-7 FD3S.

Mazda RX-7 is a sports car produced by the Japanese automaker Mazda from 1978 to 2002. The original RX-7 featured a 1146 cc twin-rotor Wankel rotary engine and a front-midship, rear-wheel drive layout. The RX-7 replaced the RX-3 (both were sold in Japan as the Savanna) and later replaced all other Mazda rotary-engine cars except the Cosmo.

The original RX-7 was a sports car. The compact and lightweight Wankel engine (rotary engine) is situated slightly behind the front axle, a configuration marketed by Mazda as "front mid-engine". It was offered as a two-seat coupé, with optional "occasional" rear seats in Japan, Australia, the United States, and other parts of the world. These rear seats were initially marketed as a dealer-installed option for the North American markets.

Engine Name: 13B-REW
Engine: Twin-rotor rotary engine
Max power: 340/400 hp / 6500 rev / min (stock: 260-280hp)
Maximum torque: 32.9 kgm / 4000 rev / min
Displacement: 654 cc x2
Type: FR
Type: Twin Turbo with Intercooler
Length: 4280 mm
Height: 1230 mm
Width: 1760 mm
Weight: 1250 kg
Transmission: 5MT (5-speed manual gearbox)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 (1969–76) is a British six-cylinder sports car and the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph when production ended in July 1976. This record was then surpassed by the TR7. Of the 94,619 TR6s produced, 86,249 were exported; only 8,370 were sold in the UK.

The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5, but the front and back ends were squared off, reportedly based on a consultancy contract involving Karmann. This is referred to as a Kamm-style tail, which was very common during 1970s era of cars. The body shape was similar to the TR4/TR5 except for the rear and front.

All TR6 sports cars featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was carburetted, as had been the US-only TR250 engine. Like the TR5, the TR6 was fuel-injected for other world markets including the United Kingdom, hence the TR6PI (petrol-injection) designation. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp (110 kW) (145 hp DIN) at model introduction. Later the non-US TR6 variant was detuned to 125 bhp (93 kW) in order for it to be easier to drive, while the US variant continued to be carburetted with a mere (but more reliable) 104 hp (78 kW).

The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission. An optional overdrive unit was a desirable feature because it gave drivers close gearing for aggressive driving with an electrically switched overdrive which could operate on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears on early models and 3rd and 4th on later models because of constant gearbox failures in 2nd at high revs. Both provided "long legs" for open motorways. TR6 also featured semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch (380 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on floors and trunk/boot, bucket seats, and a full complement of instrumentation. Braking was accomplished by disc brakes at the front anddrum brakes at the rear. A factory steel hardtop was optional, requiring two people to fit it. TR6 construction was fundamentally old-fashioned: the body was bolted onto a frame instead of the two being integrated into a unibody structure; the TR6 dashboard was wooden (plywood w/ veneer). Other factory options included a rear anti-roll bar and a limited slip differential.

The UK version TR6PI could accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and had a top speed of 120 mph (190 km/h) according to Autocar magazine.

As of Q1 2011 there were approximately 2723 licensed and 1320 SORN TR6s registered with the DVLA in the UK.

Some say that the car is one of Leyland's best achievements, but there were and remain a number of issues because of poor design. These issues include a low level radiator top-up bottle and a poor hand-brake. As is the case with other cars of the era, the TR6 can suffer from rust issues, although surviving examples tend to be well-cared for. The TR6 can be prone to overheating. Many owners fit an aftermarket electric radiator fan to supplement or replace the original engine-driven fan. There is also the Leyland factory option of an oil cooler. Parts and services to support ownership of a TR6 are readily available and there are a number of classic car owners' clubs that cater for the model.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Toyota Treuno AE86 [Hachi-Roku (ハチロク)], Takumi Fujiwara, Initial D.

Manufacturer: HotWheels
Scale: 1/64
Toyota AE86

AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno is a small, lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the fifth generation Toyota Corolla lineup. For the purpose of brevity, the insider-chassis code of "AE86" depicts the 1600? cc RWD model from the range. In classic Toyota code, the "A" represents the engine that came in the car (4A series), "E" represents the Corolla, "8" represents the fifth generation (E80 series) and "6" represents the variation within this generation.

The Levin has fixed-headlights, and the Trueno has retractable headlights, both could be hatchback or coupe. The export model name Corolla covers both variations. The AE86 (along with the lower spec 1,452 cubic centimetres (1.452? L) AE85 and 1587 cc SR5 versions) was rear wheel drive (unlike the front wheel drive CE80, EE80 and AE82 models), and is among the last rear-drive cars of its type, at a time when most passenger cars were being switched to front-drive. In 1987, there was a limited edition model of the AE86 called "Black Limited" that served as a send-off model before the AE86 chassis was replaced later that year by the front wheel drive AE92 Corolla/Sprinter range.

In Japan, the AE86 was also known as the Hachi-Roku (ハチロク) Japanese for "eight-six". In Japan, the Sprinter Trueno was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships called Toyota Vista Store, while the Corolla Levin was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store. The word "trueno" is Spanish for thunder, and "levin" is Old English for "lightning".

Trueno GT-Apex

Engine Name: 4A-GE
Engine: Inline-4 DOHC, 20 valves, Group A Touring car spec (previous engine was a modified standard one with 16 valves), VVT-i in road-going versions
Max power: 240hp / 11,000 rev / min (previous 160hp / 7400 rev/min)
Maximum torque: 16.5 Kgm / 56000 rev / min
Displacement: 1,589 cc (Later changed to 1600 cc)
Type: FR
Type: NA
Length: 4205 mm
Height: 1335 mm
Width: 1625 mm
Weight: 960 kg
Transmission: 5MT

Levin GT-Apex

Engine Name: 4A-GTE (Later 4A-GZE)
Engine: I4 DOHC
Max power: 250 hp / 7400 rev / min
Maximum torque: 26.6 kgm / 6000 rev / min
Displacement: 1587 cc
Type: FR
Type: Turbo (Later Superchanger)
Length: 4200 mm
Height: 1335 mm
Width: 1625 mm
Weight: 950 kg
Transmission: 5MT

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Akumie Shop ; Hauz of Motorsport T-Shirt.

Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX-7
Debut Series 2012  Models
Produced 2012
Designer Jun Imai
Manufacturer: HotWheels
Scale: 1/64

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Mazda RX-7

As you can see, this is no ordinary SA22C, but one flared-out in the Hot Wheels spirit of “speed, power and performance” with an aero kit inspired by the IMSA GTU RX-7 race cars. And of course, we are thrilled to see once again the JNC inkan on it, this time in gold on the B-pillar! To coincide with the release of this car a couple months from now, we will be releasing a limited edition gold version of our classic JNC inkan decal. Once again, we have to give a huge domo arigato to Hot Wheels designer Jun Imai for this incredible casting. He is really our advocate at Mattel, pushing for the inclusion of old school Japanese cars in the Hot Wheels lineup. The name on the car, B. Ozaki, belongs to Brandon Ozaki, who works in Mattel’s painting group and owns a widebody RX-7 himself. His son’s initials are also B. Ozaki and was born on the 20th, hence the #20 on the door.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

1970 Toyota Celica 1600 GT Mk.I [TA22] - CELICA

Manufacturer: HotWheels
Scale: 1/64

1970 Toyota Celica 1600 GT Mk.I [TA22] - CELICA

The Celica has been one of Toyota’s best loved sports inspired cars spanning over 30 years and seven generations. The 1st generation has become a real classic with its Mustang styling cues. The car made its debut at the 1970 Tokyo Motorshow and went on to conquer the world. The GT was the sportiest of the Celica range with body striping, and mean hood vents. The pillar less windows on the coupe gave the car a fresh and timeless style and have become a sought after collectors car in recent years. This lovely yellow example of the GT coupe was photographed on display at the magnificent Toyota Automotive Museum in Nagoya, Japan.


Type -- Toyota 2TG twin-cam inline-four
Displacement -- 1,588cc (
Bore x stroke -- 85mm x 70mm
Compression ratio -- 10.5:1
Horsepower @ RPM -- 180 @ 7,000
Torque @ RPM -- N/A
Main bearings -- Five
Fuel system -- Twin sidedraft 50mm Mikuni-Solex carburetors

Type -- Close-ratio TRD five-speed, with 2.7:1 first gear and a .86:1 OD fifth gear

Type -- Stock recirculating with TRD fast-ratio 13.18:1 'box

Type -- Hydraulic with twin-reservoir master cylinder
Front -- 9.1-inch disc
Rear -- 9.0-inch drum

Wheelbase -- 95.5
Overall length -- 169.2 inches
Overall width -- 63 inches
Overall height -- 49.85 inches
Curb weight -- 2,100 pounds (estimated)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Toyota Supra : In memory of Paul Walker. 1973~2013

Manufacturer: HotWheels
Scale: 1/64
Toyota Supra. Casting in The Fast & The Furious.
Toyota Supra
Equipped with a Twin Turbo 2JZ-GTE Engine, Bomex Body Kit, Stage 3-T-4 Turbo and a Dual Wet-Shot Nitrous-Engage, Dominic Toretto fled with it after crashing his 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, after Brian O'Conner handed his car keys to him, claiming he owed him a 10 second car. In the movie Jesse referred to spending $10,000-$15,000 on this car. In reality there was over $50,000 dollars invested in the Supra.

The Fast and the Furious
The 1994 Toyota Supra was Brian's second car in The Fast and the Furious. He obtained it when his Eclipse was destroyed by Johnny Tran. When he first obtains the vehicle, it appears to be just an old rusted Supra that they got from a junk yard, after closer inspection they found that most of the car was in relatively good condition and would be worth restoring. Dominic Toretto spends about $10,000-$15,000 on restoring the engine itself. A very unique vehicle considering it's Lamborghini DiablCandy pearl orange paint and unique vinyl. After a complete overhaul of the vehicle it has 544 bhp @ 6800rpm's, easily able to beat a Ferrari, during a, would-be, test run. It is later seen being driven by Brian O' Conner at Race Wars, but, seemingly, did not take part in any races. Brian and Mia use the Supra to rescue Vince from the semi-truck in the desert. Returning to Los Angeles and confronting Dominic, Brian uses the car to chase down Johnny Tran and his cousin, Lance, when they do a drive by in an attempt to kill Dom, but instead kill Jesse. Brian chases them through the suburbs of Los Angeles, avoiding gunfire. Dom manages to knock Lance off his dirt bike and down a hill. Brian shoots Johnny causing him to fall off his bike, seemingly, killing him. He tells a pedestrian to call 911 and follows Dom to a red light. Dom tells Brian how he used to race there during high school. Using the rail road track down the road as a finsh line. Midway through the race, they both realize that a train coming. Right as the train passes they dodge it with only a few inches between them and the train. Just as everything is calm a semi-truck comes out of a corner causing Dom to crash into it. It sends his 1970 Dodge Charger flying in the air, apparently totaling it. Brian then gets out of the car and runs to Dom. He helps Dom out of the car, relatively unscathed, escaping with only a few cuts and a broken arm. They hear sirens in the distance. Brian looks at Dom with pity, knowing that he will be sent back to prison for his crimes. He gives him the keys to his Supra, repaying his debt. Dom shakes his head and drives off into the distance.

It is unknown what happened to the Supra after this, however, In the short film "Turbo-Charged Prelude," it is implied that Dom had abandoned the vehicle, when Brian is in a Texas diner and sees the newspaper headline "Vehicle Found Abandoned". Considering how Dominic would have crossed into Mexico through California instead of Texas, this is most likely another vehicle all together. Either way, in the first movie post-credits scene, Dom is shown driving the Chevrolet Chevelle SS, implying that he no longer had the Supra.

Parts and PerformanceEdit
The 1994 Toyota Supra featured in the film featured a twin-turbocharged 2,997 cc (2.997 L; 182.9 cu in) Toyota 2JZ-GTE I6 capable of producing 320 bhp and 315 lb.ft backed by a 6 speed V16x manual transmission. After heavy modification it produced 544 bhp @ 6800 revolutions per minute. Parts added to the car, including it's body kit and all performance upgrades are as


Turbonetics T-66 ball bearing turbo, Q-trim compressor, built by Performance Factory, Turbonetics Delta II Wastegate, RPS Stainless steel/HTC coated custom header, 100 HP Nitrous Oxide System, by NOS, AEBS TurbDownpipe, Greddy front mount intercooler, Greddy Power Extreme exhaust system, Greddy Pro-Fec B Boost Controller, Greddy Power Pulleys, Greddy Oil Cooler Kit, Greddy TurbTimer, Greddy Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure and Water Temp gauges, Greddy Airinx Intake, Greddy steering wheel-mounted boost remote control device, Greddy Cam Gears, APEXi Blowoff valve, HKS Vein Pressure Converter,HKS Graphic Control Computer, HKS Injector Pulse Mo11 lb. Billet Flywheel, Powerhouse Racing ported/polished throttle body (traction d, fuse cover, relay cover, cruise control cover, ignition module cover and all brackets


Lamborghini DiablCandy Pearl Orange Paint, Bomex Front spoiler, Bomex side/rear skirts, TRD Composite Hood, 1997 front turn signal updates, 1997 headlight updates, Underhood neon lighting system, HID Xenon gas headlight conversion, APR Aluminum bi-plane rear wing, Custom Troy Lee Graphics by Modern Image


Yokohama AVS S1 285/30 and 255/35 R19


Dazz/Racing Hart M5 Tuners, 19 incher’s


Stillen/AP Racing 14” front racing brakes, 6 piston caliper, w/slotted/drilled rotors


Gertrag Six-Speed gearbox with Stillway sequential adapter


Bilstein/Eibach coil-over suspension, Stillen sway bars, CuscFront strut tower bar, Energy Suspension urethane bushings all around


Stitchcraft Viper blue suede upholstery, Sparco “Pista” Racing seats (15 lbs.), custom matching fabric w/harness holes, Carbon-fiber dashtrim by Trimmasters, AutMeter 5” Monster Tach, AutMeter “NOS ON” and “LOW OIL” warning lights, G-Tech PrAccelerometer, MFS Custom built roll cage, chromed, SparcSteering Wheel, SparcHarnesses,

In Car Electronics:

Clarion VRX8271 in dash TV/CD Changer controller, remote controlled, Clarion VMA6481 6” wide screen 2nd TV monitor in passenger airbag, Clarion VMA9181 5.5” 3rd TV monitor in trunk area, Clarion DSP9300 Digital Sound Processor, parametric EQ/Surround sound, Clarion CDC 635 CD Changer, Clarion SRS 1691 6 1” separates, Image Dynamics 6” separates, 2 Image Dynamics 12” woofers, 2 Phaze AudiTD1500 Tube Driver amplifiers, 1 Phaze AudiTD475 Tube Driver amplifier, Sony PlayStation 1, Sony PlayStation 2/DVD, Custom built electric-blue neon tubes for sound system back-lighting, Minolta 6450 VHS-C Camcorder, System design

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Nissan Skyline R34 GTR : In memory of Paul Walker 1973~2013.

Manufacturer: HotWheels
Scale: 1/64
Nissan Skyline R34 GTR . Casting in Fast & Furious 2.
Brian O'Conner's Favorite Car. This car has starred in almost the entire series. But the most well-known apperances of this car are in Fast & Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious. 

2 Fast 2 Furious
This Skyline is first seen in the Turbo-Charged Prelude short-film. It is driven in the race hosted by Tej Parker. Brian O'Conner successfully makes the bridge jump and wins but, cops came and Suki and the other racers escape. Brian manages to escape most of them but a man called Agent Markham with a EDU Harpoon Gun fires it at the Skyline thus shutting it down. The car is possibly impounded and never seen again. It had a C-West Bodykit.


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