Entries Tagged as 'Events'
Lexus has been doing a lot of F’s lately. Seriously, its like for the last year or so every time they have come out with a car they have F’d it. They sure do enjoy F-ing things. OK, ok I will stop with the double entendres or it will go on all day. The big take away from all this is that a new F Sport vehicle is making its debut at the Detroit Auto Show AKA North American International Auto Show AKA NAIAS. Not much is known about the car aside from the teaser image that was released and that Lexus is referring to the new F-sport car as “track ready”. Although that term is thrown around a lot in this industry so I can’t be entirely sure if they really mean track ready or if that is just marketing speak for high performance. I guess we will all find out for sure come January 2015.
Judging by the press release below Lexus is pretty excited to give everyone a fast and powerful F… OK, seriously that was the last one! Check out the incredibly short press release below.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2014) – Lexus announced it will be adding a second vehicle to its growing stable of F brand high performance models. Earlier this year, the luxury manufacturer launched the RC F, a V8 powered performance coupe. The newest Lexus F brand vehicle will make its global premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Jan. 13. The vehicle will be revealed at a press conference in the Lexus display space at Cobo Center on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8:40 a.m. EST.
Tags: · #NAIAS2015, 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Detroit Auto Show, Events, Hype, Lexus, Lexus F, Lexus F Sport, Lexus F teaser, NAIAS 2015, News, North American International Auto Show
Tags: · #LAAS2014, #LAAutoShow2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, european cars, Events, Hype, Jaguar, Jaguar F-TYPE, Jaguar F-TYPE AWD, Jaguar F-TYPE manual transmission, Jaguar FTYPE AWD, Jaguar FTYPE manual transmission, LA Auto Show, LAAS, laautoshow, los angeles auto show, News
This year’s LA Auto Show was an opportunity for me to see many of cars that have previously had their worldwide debuts overseas or had their worldwide debut at this event. One such car that I was very much looking forward to getting up close to is the new Mercedes Benz AMG GT-S which is their new flagship sports car slated to replace the SLS AMG. Does it look as good in person as it does in pictures? How is the interior? Why did I cut off the top of my own head in the frame? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the video below! You can also check out pictures of the AMG GT-S fresh from the show floor by clicking on the thumbnails!
Tags: · #LAAS2014, #LAAutoShow2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, AMG GT-S, AMG GTS, LA Auto Show, LAAS, laautoshow, los angeles auto show, Mercedes, mercedes amg, Mercedes AMG GT-S, Mercedes AMG GTS, Mercedes Benz
MotorworldHype.com was launched back in 2008 and to help us get the word out we partnered up with Lexus to style an IS-F sedan for SEMA that year. My concept for the car was to go subtle but still remain performance minded and my ultimate goal/dream for the concept was for Lexus to take a look at it and want to actually produce it as a special edition. That didn’t happen obviously but when I visited the LA Auto Show to check out the new RC-F coupe, lets just say I had a smile on my face. If you want to know what I mean check out the video below and stay tuned for more from the LA Auto Show!
Tags: · #LAAS2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, Events, Features, Hype, LA Auto Show, LA Auto Show 2014, LAAS, laautoshow, Lexus, Lexus RC-F Coupe, Lexus RCF coupe, RC-F Coupe, RCF Coupe, Video
The new Cadillac ATS-V coupe made its debut at the LA Auto Show. Its wider, lighter, evil twin, the ATS-V GT3 also made its debut at the LA Auto Show. It has 600 horsepower, wide arches made from carbon fiber, massive brakes, and I am afraid of it. Let’s take a closer look and hope that it doesn’t try to kill us.
Tags: · #LAAS2014, #LAAutoShow2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, Cadillac, Cadillac ATS-V, Cadillac ATS-V GT3, LA Auto Show, LAAS, laautoshow
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the LA Auto Show is one of the prettiest Italian sports cars I have ever seen! The Alfa Romeo 4C but not just any 4C, the Launch Edition! Only 500 of which will make it to North America. How is the Launch Edition different? Let’s take a look and find out.
Tags: · #LAAS2014, #LAAutoShow2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, alfa romeo, Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition, european cars, Features, Hype, LA Auto Show, LAAS, laautoshow, los angeles auto show, Video
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Events, Features, Grey Mrkt Mugen NSX, Hype, Meguiars Car Crazy Corral, Mugen, Mugen NSX, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014
Liberty Walk wasn’t the only Japanese widebody designer that was taking over SEMA this year. Rocket Bunny was hopping all over the place as well. In fact, there was so much Rocket Bunny craziness going on that there was an inter-show meme about it! That is how popular the brand has gotten since it blew up with its kit for the FR-S/BRZ about a year or so ago. These days Rocket Bunny is trying to get their paws on any car that they think would lend itself well to their unique designs. Two of their biggest debuts at the show this year was their take on the new Lexus RC coupe and the legendary Acura NSX.
Rocket Bunny NSX
This is a car I had been waiting on for a while. I first saw renderings of it almost a year ago and I was immediately interested. There aren’t many widebody NSXs out there that really capture the essence of the car but one glimpse at the Rocket Bunny treatment and I could tell they were going into this with respect.
This look gives a strong GT vibe and I love that. While some of the other Rocket Bunny kits seem to go more for a “street hot rod” feel with the rivets and such, with this kit it really looks like they were trying to go for an authentic race car aero treatment for the street. One of my favorite things about it is that the front end is actually been converted to a clam-shell so the whole front end can be titled up to make it easy to work on the front suspension. I love nearly everything about this car although I am on the fence about the wrap. Sure, a chrome blue vinyl certainly pops but sometimes doing a chrome wrap can hide details which is something that this car has in spades. The good thing about a wrap though is that it is not permanent. So, I am sure at some point this car will be re-wrapped or painted in a color that brings out the car’s details a bit more.
Rocket Bunny Lexus RC 350 Coupe
This car was pretty surprising to me. Not just for its looks but for the sheer-spend in which it was developed. The Lexus RC coupe has been out world wide for like 5 minutes and the Rocket Bunny team was already able to create a very elaborate package for it that looks as if it was in development for months!
While I do like most of what Rocket Bunny did with the new RC coupe; I do wish there were less canards on it. A few are fine but I think there is a little too much going on here. Other than that I love the look. The Enkei Wheels really set off the car as well as the paint. I can see many Lexus RC owners flocking to get this kit. In fact I would almost bet money that by the time the next Toyotafest comes around there will be at least 3 or 4 Rocket Bunny Lexus RC’s in attendance. I am totally ok with that…
So what do you think of the two Rocket Bunnies you see here? What make/model do you think Rocket Bunny should take on next? Let me know in the comments!
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Acura NSX, Events, Features, Hype, Lexus RC, Lexus RC 350, NSX, Rocket Bunny, Rocket Bunny Lexus RC, Rocket Bunny NSX, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014, TRA Kyoto, TRA Kyoto 6666
It was a day or two before SEMA. I had just walked away from my computer, confident that I had finally put together a solid list of all the cars I wanted to cover from the show; and then it happened… I get on instagram and see a post from Mark Arcenal (creator of the Fatlace & illest brands) with this crazy looking widebody Porsche with a caption saying “I lied. Here is my secret project”. If you’re thinking that this was the point that I exclaimed an expletive then you would be correct. However I knew this car was a must have on the list so I found out where it would be and sent my SEMA photo ninja after it.
Despite my desperation to get shots of this car I admittedly do not know much about it. What I do know is that the widebody kit design is all new and dubbed “FRF”. I am speculating but I think this will be a new brand of body kits meant for modern Porsches as a sub-brand RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) as typically the RWB brand deals more with older generation 911’s and not so much the newer stuff. I also know that Mark Arcenal is working with Toshiya Ichiraku, the International Director of RWB to bring this FRF kit to the states in which Fatlace would be the exclusive USA distributor. So, technically this kit isn’t here yet. In fact the car you see in the pictures was not built in the states but shipped to Las Vegas directly from Japan. Although Mark did mention on instagram that they are taking pre-orders for the FRF kit but did not mention when the kit will officially release. If you have a Porsche 997 and you’re interested in sporting the FRF kit then I would suggest hitting up Mark on instagram or contacting the RWB USA office and they may be able to help you out.
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Events, fatlace, Features, FRF, FRF Widebody Porsche 997, Hype, illest, mark arcenal, Porsche, Porsche 911, Porsche 997, Rauh Welt Begriff, RWB Porsche, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014, Tom Ichiraku
What happens when you take one of the best Japanese tuners, a top tier turbocharger manufacturer, and a legendary all wheel drive sports car and connect them all with the help of a forward thinking marketing agency? This crazy red beast you see in all of these pretty pictures. About six months ago my good friend and CEO of the Kolab Agency Ernie Manansala Jr. sold his NSX and got a Nissan GT-R. I figured he might do a few things to it but nothing major. Then, one day he told me his new red Godzilla was going to be a SEMA project. I thought “ok, he will go a little farther with it than I anticipated.” That turned out to be a major understatement!
One Rocket Bunny widebody kit, four Advan wheels, two Garrett turbos, every Greddy GT-R part available, and 1,000HP later you have a car that is so crazily awesome that it catches the attention of Kazunori Yamauchi. Who is Kazunori Yamauchi? The godfather of the Gran Turismo video game series. Kazunori-san liked Ernie’s GT-R so much that it actually won for “best import” at the GT Awards ceremony during the SEMA show. Not bad for a car built in about 3 months! You may have also guessed that those 1,000 horses aren’t just for show either. Ernie plans to campaign his GT-R in a few time attack competitions in the near future. Who knows, this GT-R might be the first car to win a GT Award and break a track record!
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Events, Features, Greddy, Hype, Kolab Agency, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, nitto tire, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014, Turbo By Garrett, turbocharger