It was only a matter of time until tuning shop AC Schtnizer got their hands on the all-new 2020 Toyota GR Supra, and in a big way. First off, they reflashed the factory ECU, boosting output to 394 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, complete with a three-year warranty. Suspension wise, they installed adjustable RS coilovers that lowers the car up to 1.5 inches, added a muffler, and offer four different sets of wheels, including 20-inch AC1 Light Alloy Rims in BiColor or Anthracite or 20-inch AC3 Lightweight Forged Wheels.
NASCAR analyst Rutledge Wood debuted his build team’s Toyota GR Supra HyperBoost Edition at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display in Las Vegas. Boost Logic was in charge of squeezing more power out of its turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, and to do so, they fabricated an exhaust manifold to position Boost Logic’s BL Supra 750 Package between the engine and shock tower, while adding a Boost Logic downpipe for an impressive, for…
Auto enthusiasts already know that the Toyota 86 is a 2+2 sports car developed by Toyota and Subaru. It’s manufactured at Subaru’s Gunma assembly plant, and known for its naturally-aspirated boxer engine, front-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration, 53/47 front/rear weight balance and low center of gravity. One aspect that could use some work is the body, and tuning shop Artisan Spirits has a Supra-inspired kit that should do the trick.
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) specializes in developing assistive home robots, and currently they’re attempting to teach a general purpose robot how to perform useful human-level tasks in actual homes. To achieve this, the team is teaching the robot using an immersive telepresence system. In other words, there’s a model of the robot that is mirroring what the robot is doing.
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The Toyota MR2 (mid-ship, run-about, 2-seater), a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car produced from 1984-2007 over three generations, is also Japan’s first mid-engined production car. Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada wants the automaker to release a modern day version of this vehicle, and in partnership with none other than Porsche, who specializes in mid-engined sports cars.