The Toyota Yaris has been a vehicle that has pretty much been universally panned by the performance aftermarket. Can you really blame the aftermarket though, the Yaris was not designed for any sort of fun nor would it win any beauty contests.
Outside of the BMW and Porsche booths, there were a handful of cars which caught my attention. Of course, there were the track day toys from GM and Ford, but I’ve already shown you guys those cars back at SEMA. So what other cars caught my attention? Well, it’s an odd bunch likely due to my ADD.
And so, the PRI saga continues. If you thought we might have run out of crazy cars and new go-fast parts to show you after Part 3, stop crying. The 2015 PRI show was so packed full of neat stuff, it would have been a disservice to our readers if we'd left anything out. So sit back and relax as we continue our tour of the show!
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The Toyota Celica is a car that, if you are like me, you have probably admired and enjoyed over the years. And then wondered why it vanished from the lineup. Over the decades that Toyota produced this model they have been both fire breathing dragons and then merely enjoyable sporty type cars. Kyle Beaty's Celica GTS was the later. A sporty type car that began it's life with him nine years ago, as his first car and basic get around vehicle. The chassis of Kyle's Celica now has 380 000 kilometres or 236 000 miles on it. He has owned this 1990 model since he was seventeen. His first car. The one he drove to high school.
We continue our PRI 2015 journey through this third installment. If you love modified street and racing cars, and prefer to end a year well, there's no better place to be than at PRI. We covered dozens of companies' trick products in our first two installments, and today we bring loads more!
In episode 13 of the On Board series, five time Rolex Daytona 24H winner Scott Pruett takes GTChannel on a hot lap around Chuckwalla raceway. The Lexus GS F is the latest performance F model in the Lexus line up. The GS F has a 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 that outputs 468HP. GS F has enhanced basic performance through meticulous suspension settings, enhanced brake performance and an evolved Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system with Sport Mode. Obviously this hot lap was in Sport Plus mode!
In 2013 Jimmy set multiple track records in the Canadian Sports Car Series (CSCS). Including a time at Toronto Motorsports Park of 1:14.376 in the unlimited Front Wheel Drive (FWD) class, besting his own record of 1:16.52 that he had set in 2012. Car and driver still hold the street car track record for CSCS, set in 2011 before it had forced induction. Not content with this season, Jimmy hauled his car 4000 kilometres to Buttonwillow to compete with Global Time Attack. He switched around his setup so that he could compete in the Limited FWD class. He placed second with a time of 1:55.685.
If you’ve read our PRI Part 1 coverage, you saw that PRI had a lot in store for us this year. However, there’s so much stuff it’s simply too much to cover in just one article, unless you wanted to flip through 90 pages. So, welcome to MotoIQ's Part 2 of our five-part PRI 2015 coverage! Let's resume the most in-depth PRI coverage you’ll find online!
All of you MotoIQ readers may remember we visited Exotics Racing in Los Angeles about a year and a half ago. You may also remember I said I had to go back to drive the Ferrari 458 Italia. Christmas vacation provided the right time to take the red prancing horse out for a spin. Santa would be jealous.