Thursday, January 28, 2016

Po The Fiat - Week 2

The Fiat 500 Abarth is probably the cutest car I have ever seen! Po (a black and white Fiat, which was named after the panda from Kung Fu Panda), one of the Fiats I once knew, was a faster version of the Fiat 500. It is turbocharged, has a 5-speed manual transmission, uses front-wheel-drive (fwd), is a four passenger coupe, has 160 hp (horse power) at 6000 rpm (revolutions per minute), goes from 0-60 in a little over 7.5 seconds, has a top speed of 135 mph (miles per hour), and it's bigger than you think. 

Even though it might seem like this car lacks power, the size and the lack of weight has made this little guy spunky on the streets and a little rocket pocket on the track. From the factory, the car comes with a full exhaust from the car back with no muffler, and came boosting 18 lbs/psi (pounds per square inch) with its factory turbo. So this little guy packs a punch! This car also came with a Beats audio speaker system and subwoofer from factory, so the sound system was awesome as well! It's definitely one of the nicest/cutest cars I've ever been in.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

1989 RHD Toyota Supra - Week 1

The imported 1989 right hand drive (rhd) Toyota Supra is a five-passenger coupe, with a sporty and modern interior for its time. This car is a Japanese beauty; right hand drive, 5 speed manual transmission, twin turbo, rear wheel drive, a 1JZ engine, and goes from 0 - 60 in seven seconds. When you swap the engine with a 2JZ engine (this engine is from the forth generation Supra. The "2" stands for the iteration of the block and the "JZ" stands for the engine's family), she's a beast on the street. With the 25 year law, it is a little harder to import a car into the United States; in order to bring a car here, it has to be at least 25 years old.

Compared to the more modern Supra, the classic Supra's body style represents the timeless shape of the late 80's sports car. With it's pop up headlights and it's sharp lines and edges, it is the epitome of cars from this time era. It's hard to find a modern car which holds its value and turns heads for the years to come, like the Toyota Supra. It is one spectacular car!