Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xD TRD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xD TRD
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The thought of a performance version of the Scion xD may not set our souls on fire, or anyone’s really. Based on the Toyota Yaris platform, the xD starts out life lacking any performance DNA to speak of. And, with the current generation of the Scion xD having been on sale since 2008, the vehicle… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT86 TRD is the Scion FR-S of Your Dreams

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Toyota GT86 TRD is the Scion FR-S of Your Dreams
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Previewing the parts to (hopefully) come for North America’s Scion FR-S, the Toyota GT86 TRD is making an appearance at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Continue Reading...

Toyota GT86 in Full TRD Form Shown Off in Video

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The Scion FR-S has been on every car-enthusiasts mind for quite a while now. Today we find a video that will certainly help pass the time before the release. A Toyota GT86 (known to us as the Scion FR-S) Testing with full Toyota Racing Development (TRD) trim. In this video you can spot a few upgrades… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Officially Revealed: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota GT 86 TRD Officially Revealed: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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The GT 86 will spawn a new legion of fanboys for the Toyota brand – a result it was purpose-built to achieve. And if there’s one thing die-hard automotive enthusiasts love more than spouting off engine and chassis codes, it’s factory performance parts. In this case: Toyota Racing Development… or TRD for short. With Toyota… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Revealed

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Toyota GT 86 TRD Revealed
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Back when we still called it the FT-86, a leaked brochure claimed to show what TRD had in store for the Toyota sports car. The boxer-powered machine has since been revealed (called the Scion FR-S in North America) and this lone photo of a TRD-equipped model has now emerged. What is obvious from the photo… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 TRD Package Leaked

Toyota FT-86 TRD Package Leaked
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Another day, another Toyota FT-86 leak. A concept development that has received more facelifts and nose jobs than most production cars get in a whole life cycle, today we reveal one more. FT86Club.com has leaked a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brochure showing pictures of an accessorized FT-86 with a unique aero package as well as… Continue Reading...

Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport Parts Now Available from TRD

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Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport Parts Now Available from TRD
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Prepping your IS-F for the track just got a lot easier thanks to a new line of performance parts released by Toyota‘s TRD performance division. The parts, first unveiled on the Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport concept car at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, include a new carbon fiber front bumper, carbon trunk lid, rear… Continue Reading...

NASCAR goes Fuel Injected – Finally

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NASCAR goes Fuel Injected – Finally
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Given political pressure placed on motorsports organizations to improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint, it was only a matter of time before NASCAR made some concessions – replacing carburetors with EFI systems is seen by many as a logical move. Continue Reading...

2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F Club Performance Accessory Hints at TRD Track Bits

2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F Club Performance Accessory Hints at TRD Track Bits
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While Lexus does already offer a selection of F-Sport branded TRD bits for the IS-F, the automaker now seems poised to deliver a selection of track-focused goodies for those who want to take their 5.0-liter V8 sedan around the track. Looking nearly identical to the IS-F Club Circuit Sport concept from last yea’s Tokyo Auto… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h to Get F-Sport Performance Parts

Lexus CT200h to Get F-Sport Performance Parts
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For the first time ever, Lexus will offer a selection of F-Sport performance accessories for a hybrid model – the CT200h. While it’s not designed to be a high-performance model, the CT is being billed as a driver’s hybrid; retaining the trademark Lexus ride quality while also offering a dynamic driving experience. And that’s just… Continue Reading...

2011 Toyota Tacoma Brings Two New TRD Packages

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Brings Two New TRD Packages
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Toyota‘s Tacoma pickup is no stranger to being tinkered with by TRD, Toyota’s racing division. With previous special editions like the Prerunner and X-Runner finding success in the marketplace, TRD is introducing two new packages for Toyota’s smallest pickup. The T|X and T|X Pro will be available on 2 or 4 wheel drive Tacoma Prerunner… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota to Launch G’s High-Performance Division

Report: Toyota to Launch G’s High-Performance Division
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Easily the most talked about vehicle at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon was the G Sports FT-86 Concept. With the FT-86 already garnering its fair share of attention, the G-Sports model is a high-performance version of the concept, from a new performance division. The G Sports or G’s division will essentially take parts from the… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Mummbles Marketing xB Wins 2009 Scion Tuner Car Challenge

SEMA 2009: Mummbles Marketing xB Wins 2009 Scion Tuner Car Challenge
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It wouldn’t have been our choice, but a panel of judges awarded the team at Mummbles Marketing as the Scion Tuner Car Challenge winner for their Teal Blue Pearl xB. Looking more like something we might have seen at SEMA in 2003, the Mummbles xB features a 9-piece widebody kit from BRS Autodesign with  shaved… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Lexus Tuners Build Four Custom IS350 Convertibles

SEMA 2009: Lexus Tuners Build Four Custom IS350 Convertibles
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Last year Lexus used the SEMA Show to help promote the IS-F, but for SEMA ’09, the IS Convertible is taking the stage. Lexus shipped out three IS Cs to different shops and organizations, letting them be as creative as they liked. A fourth IS C was built by Lexus’s in-house F-sport performance division. First… Continue Reading...

Lexus Offers 20 Percent Off F-Sport Performance Parts

Lexus Offers 20 Percent Off F-Sport Performance Parts
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Lexus has just announced a special offer of 20 percent off on all F-sport accessories. The coupon is good until July 31st at participating Lexus dealerships and can be used on F-Sport goodies up to a maximum of $10,000. That’s $2,000 off! Lexus recently expanded its line of F-Sport products to include the new Lexus… Continue Reading...

Lexus Releases F-Sport Line for IS250 C and IS350 C

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Lexus Releases F-Sport Line for IS250 C and IS350 C
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To coincide with the launch of the new IS250 C and IS350 C hard-top convertibles, Lexus is releasing a line of F-Sport performance parts for both models. Manufactured in-house by Toyota’s performance parts division TRD (Toyota Racing Development) the parts are essentially the same as those already offered for the sedan models. While there aren’t… Continue Reading...

Lexus to Offer F-Sport Accessories for GS, IS C Convertible and IS AWD

Lexus to Offer F-Sport Accessories for GS, IS C Convertible and IS AWD
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After launching the F-Sport line of performance and aesthetic products for the IS250 and IS350 over a year ago, Lexus has now decided to make those upgrades available for a wider range of models, including the IS C convertible, the GS sedan and IS models equipped with AWD. Included in the F-Sport lineup is a… Continue Reading...

Scion tC Release Series 5.0 Gets TRD Theme

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Scion tC Release Series 5.0 Gets TRD Theme
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Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2009 Scion tC Release Series 5.0 is all “murdered-out” thanks to some sleek black paint and matte-black 18-inch wheels. Those rims do, however, have a little color and feature a red trim around the outside. This special edition tC (of which only 2,000 will be built) has a… Continue Reading...