Toyota
Mar 31

Cars: 2014 Tundra honors Lone Star State with 1794 edition

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

Texas looms large in the pickup truck universe, and the domestic big-truck makers each have their own homage to Texas and its history, such as the Ford F-Series King Ranch. Chevy Silverado buyers in the Lone Star State can even get a special Texas Edition package.

Now Toyota, eager to move up in the big leagues of big trucks, has its own top-drawer Tundra model that honors a piece of Texas: the 1794 Edition. Loads of leather, a plethora of features and a mighty dose of Western flair, plus “1794” badging everywhere you look.

Jan 14

Cars: Toyota FT-1 Concept Looks Good For Gamers

Toyota FT-1 (Photo: Associated Press)

Toyota took the wraps off the FT-1 during press previews at the North American International Auto Show. (Photo: Associated Press)

As reported at Auto Section — FOXnews.com

Video game players will get a chance to try out a virtual version of Toyota’s new concept sports car that was unveiled in Detroit as a symbol of the automaker’s design future, the company said Monday.

The Japanese automaker took the wraps off the FT-1 during press previews at the North American International Auto Show. Toyota said the “FT” in the red, rear-wheel-drive FT-1 stands for “Future Toyota” and the number represents “the ultimate.”

Nov 29

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

Toyota will start Saturday’s Six Hours of Bahrain from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota will start Saturday’s Six Hours of Bahrain from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Nov 8

Sports Cars: Toyota Takes Pole For FIA WEC Six Hours of Shanghai

The No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid, piloted by Nicolas Lapierre and Alex Wurz, will start first in the Six Hours of Shanghai. (Photo: Getty Images)

The No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid, piloted by Nicolas Lapierre and Alex Wurz, will start first in the Six Hours of Shanghai. (Photo: Getty Images)

Toyota will start Saturday’s Six Hours of Shanghai from the pole position as it searches for back-to-back victories in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Nicolas Lapierre and Alex Wurz, winners last time out in the rain-shortened Fuji round, combined for a four-lap average of 1:48.013 in their No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid in qualifying Friday in China.

Aug 31

Sao Paulo WEC Notebook

Dagys_ 2013_1588731TOYOTA DEBUTS NEW AERO — In a bid for its first victory of the year, Toyota has rolled out with an updated aero package for its solo TS030 Hybrid this weekend in Sao Paulo. The Japanese manufacturer’s high downforce package features modifications to the front wheel arches, engine cover and wing, aimed to better suit the upcoming stretch of races on the FIA World Endurance Championship calendar.

“It’s bodywork that’s suited to the requirements in terms of aero efficiency of this track,” Toyota Racing technical director Pascal Vasselon explained. “Basically, some additional drag but a lot more downforce. This is what we need. Even though there’s a very long straight, you have a lot of low speed corners. Here, you need downforce, not only for pure performance but for consistency.”

According to Vasselon, development of the high downforce kit began before Le Mans and went into production shortly after, prior to a recent two-day test at EuroSpeedway Lausitzring.

So far, the package has seemed to have payed dividends on the high-speed and technical 15-turn, 2.676-mile Interlagos circuit, with the No. 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi posting the quickest time on Friday.