FloridaStreetScene

Go Back   FloridaStreetScene > Community Forums > Automotive News and Information

Notices

Automotive News and Information Here you will find news, videos and other information related to cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
AutoBlog
AutoBlog information
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,606
AutoBlog has much to be proud of, 50-99
Info Video: Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video]

Filed under: Aftermarket, Budget, Performance, Etc., Japan, Videos, Hatchback, Scion, Toyota, Tokyo Auto Salon


Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a brawnier version of the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found in the standard iQ. With a little forced induction on its side courtesy of a supercharger, the engine should be good for 130 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 36 ponies and 44 lb-ft over the stock configuration.

Like the concept, the production model will wear a not-so-subtle widebody kit, stiffer suspension and more aggressive brakes than its standard siblings. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only gearbox option. Indoors, buyers can expect to find custom seats and gauges that read all the way up to 124 mph.

Toyota and Gazoo Racing only plan to produce 100 of the muscle-bound iQ Supercharger models, and there's no indication its Scion cousin sold in the States will receive a similar treatment. What a shame. Hit the jump for a brief introductory video featuring the original concept as well as the full press release.Continue reading Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video]
Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


Permalink | Email this | Comments

More @ AutoBlog.com
AutoBlog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video: Toyota launches Emirates drift team with new 86 video AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 07-12-2012 12:19 PM
Video: Watch Mazda's MX-5 GT Concept climb the hill at Goodwood AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 3 07-08-2012 03:21 AM
Video: Rinspeed Dock+Go concept returns with another tag-along ahead of Geneva debut AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 02-23-2012 11:55 AM
Video: Nissan gives two incredibly quick teases of the Pathfinder Concept AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 01-03-2012 09:04 PM
Video: McLaren dubs next model MP4-27 at Production Centre opening [w/videos] AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 11-21-2011 03:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The forum is protected by expressed copyright and the information contained within this forum is intended for its members to be used here and is privileged to the valued users of this forum. You are notified that any use, dissemination, or coping of the information here is not permitted without the permission of the administration.