Auto Shows GTD PRO 2022: IMSA expects six brands
2022 Toyota 86 embraces sports car evolution with fresh looks, more power
The Subaru BRZ's twin is finally here, and like the BRZ, the new Toyota 86 keeps the back-to-basics sports car formula in great shape.Toyota revealed the new 86 in Japan with partner Subaru showing off the BRZ for the first time locally. While the two wear different wrappers, the 86 is once again largely an identical car to the BRZ. Behind the Toyota Gazoo Racing grille sits a 2.4-liter flat-four engine, sans turbocharger, that makes 230 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. We'll have to wait for US-spec units to see if the 86 actually makes a couple more horsepower than the BRZ's 228 hp, or if the kilowatts-to-horsepower conversion is generous.
US-American IMSA-Sportscar Championshipafter this season, in which Manufacturers on the factory GTE-Bolides use. Instead, here is now set to the GT3 category by creating a GTD Pro class.
in this new category should, according to the series chiefs around IMSA President John Doonan, only factory-supported teams and professional drivers come to a greed. According to Doonan, half a dozen manufacturers should be a realistic goal.
problems makes the longtime IMSA partner Corvette. At the GM daughter you have no GT3 vehicle in Petto, which is why one discusses with the IMSA boss via a waiver.
2022 Lexus ES Gets Minor Styling Changes, New Touchscreen
The headlights, grille, and wheels have been tweaked, but you'll have to look closely to see the difference from 2021 models. The Lexus ES is in store for a few minor changes as it rolls into the 2022 model year.Slightly tweaked headlamps, a revised grille design, and new wheels are visual identifiers for 2022 models.Inside, the ES receives new touchscreen infotainment systems; the ES's driver-assistance tech also gets a few upgrades.Lexus showed off the refreshed 2022 ES sedan at the Shanghai auto show today, but unless it's parked directly next to a 2021 model, you might be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
After the will of Corvette, their GTLM car should be adjusted so that it is also entitled to start in the new GTD Pro class. Nevertheless, Doonan does not want to know anything about a preference Corvettes.
IMSA President: is the best for the sport
"Corvette Racing has behaved great as we try to integrate them into the GTD Pro class. They are a long-term player and investor for the IMSA, and we want them obviously holding in the game. But the decisions are not made for a single manufacturer. It's just the best for the sport, "says IMSA President to 'Sportscar365'.
is Corvette with a modified GTLM car in the season 2022 at the start? Doonan can not report here: "This is our hope. But that's your decision. We have done everything in our power, and you just as well."
Rally Dakar 2022: Appointment is - Route to "80 to 85 percent New"
In January 2022, the Rally Dakar will be held for the third time in Saudi Arabia: Mostly new route leads to the infamous "empty district" in the south of the country As in the past two years, the Rally Dakar will take place again in 2022 in Saudi Arabia. The route, however, will look largely different than in the two previous conditions. Appointment for the 43th edition of the famous desert rally is the 1st to 14 January 2022.
remains Corvette on board, so that the newly created Profi-GT class could properly impose buoyancy next year. Six manufacturers could be there then. "That's pretty realistic, based on the feedback we receive," shows Doonan optimistic in this regard.
Tires as key between GTD-PRO and GTD
One thing, however, must still be clarified: What then looks like 2022 the distinction between GTD-Pro and GTD class? Currently there are about two to three seconds between the GTLM and GTD category. This interval will only be achieved through two set screws: BOP and tires.
DOONAN focuses primarily on the latter and is in close exchange with series-partner Michelin. "You also want to do the right thing for the sport. Hopefully there are a few announcements in the near future, which we will make short and long term with the tires." Whether the Corvette will convince, you will see in the coming weeks.
Nissan Ariya delayed to 2022 amid lingering COVID-19, chip woes .
The pandemic was one hurdle, but the chip shortage handed Nissan another obstacle to launch the electric SUV on time.Automotive News first reported on the delay on Friday, following comments from Nissan's Executive Vice President Asako Hoshino. She told reporters the Japanese launch will now happen "this winter" and added Europe and the US will see the EV a couple months after that. Nissan told Roadshow the US timeframe is now squarely in 2022. Reservations will open for the SUV later this year with deliveries starting sometime next year. Nissan originally targeted the middle of 2021 to bring the SUV to dealers.