The Truth About Cars » Hachi-Roku Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Quote Of The Day: Toyoda Prepares For When Cars Retire From The World Of Mobility http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-toyoda-prepares-for-when-cars-retire-from-the-world-of-mobility/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-toyoda-prepares-for-when-cars-retire-from-the-world-of-mobility/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:54:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429191 “In 1909, people shifted from the horse carriage to the automobile, and horses retired from the world of mobility. What happened to the horses? We still have horse races. People love horses. People support horses and horse racing. As long as car enthusiasts exist, motor sports will continue.” Akio Toyoda, February 2, 2012, at the […]

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“In 1909, people shifted from the horse carriage to the automobile, and horses retired from the world of mobility. What happened to the horses? We still have horse races. People love horses. People support horses and horse racing. As long as car enthusiasts exist, motor sports will continue.” Akio Toyoda, February 2, 2012, at the […]

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Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota Could Work With Porsche On Next Engine, Chief Engineer Says http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-toyota-could-work-with-porsche-on-next-engine-chief-engineer-says/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-toyota-could-work-with-porsche-on-next-engine-chief-engineer-says/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:25:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429184 The 86 is not on sale yet, and people are already swapping engines. In a virtual way at least. In hachi-roku forums people are discussing the merits of more horsepower than the stock 200hp. They also wonder aloud how much additional power the hachi-roku can safely take. “Go for it,” says hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya […]

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The 86 is not on sale yet, and people are already swapping engines. In a virtual way at least. In hachi-roku forums people are discussing the merits of more horsepower than the stock 200hp. They also wonder aloud how much additional power the hachi-roku can safely take. “Go for it,” says hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya […]

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Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota 86 To Let Drivers Download Data, Interact With Gran Turismo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-kids-try-this-at-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-kids-try-this-at-home/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:37:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429169 Hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada credits his sons with giving him the impetus to develop this car. His sons are 24 and 27 now, they do not have a driver’s license and show no interest in cars. “They sit in front of the computer all day,” says Tada. “On Gran Turismo, they are better than […]

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Hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada credits his sons with giving him the impetus to develop this car. His sons are 24 and 27 now, they do not have a driver’s license and show no interest in cars. “They sit in front of the computer all day,” says Tada. “On Gran Turismo, they are better than […]

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Hachi-Roku Thursday: When And Where http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-when-and-where/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-when-and-where/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:55:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429163 I already told you that today is not the official launch. Highly out of the ordinary at Toyota. Usually, when the members of the media are invited, the car goes on sale. Not in this case. In Japan, the car will be in dealers’ showrooms in April, I hear. Nonetheless, if I want one right […]

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I already told you that today is not the official launch. Highly out of the ordinary at Toyota. Usually, when the members of the media are invited, the car goes on sale. Not in this case. In Japan, the car will be in dealers’ showrooms in April, I hear. Nonetheless, if I want one right […]

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Hachi-Roku Thursday: Specs And Yen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-specs-and-yen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-specs-and-yen/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:57:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429160 First of all, I thought I had already been to the launch party. Wrong. I thought I had driven the thing. Wrong. I learned today this was a pre-announcement-pre-party, and the cars I had seen were “production prototypes.” I see. Then, this splendiferous event with a rock band, canapés and apple juice must surely be […]

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First of all, I thought I had already been to the launch party. Wrong. I thought I had driven the thing. Wrong. I learned today this was a pre-announcement-pre-party, and the cars I had seen were “production prototypes.” I see. Then, this splendiferous event with a rock band, canapés and apple juice must surely be […]

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It’s Hachi-Roku Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/its-hachi-roku-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/its-hachi-roku-thursday/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:04:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429153 I spent all day at the launch party of the Toyota FT/GT86/86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ  “new compact rear-wheel-drive sports car” at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. Could have been Chiba already. I came back with so much information about Toyota’s new “honest sportscar” (as Akio Toyoda likes to call it) that I declare today Hachi-Roku Thursday. Today, […]

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I spent all day at the launch party of the Toyota FT/GT86/86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ  “new compact rear-wheel-drive sports car” at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. Could have been Chiba already. I came back with so much information about Toyota’s new “honest sportscar” (as Akio Toyoda likes to call it) that I declare today Hachi-Roku Thursday. Today, […]

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