2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition: More Speed, Less Weight

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition: more speed, less weight

The Type R is the ultimate Civic from a performance standpoint, and now Honda has created an ultimate version of the ultimate Civic: the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. It's an uninspired name for an eye-popping limited-edition car, only 600 of which will come to America.

The immediately obvious change to the car is the Phoenix Yellow paint scheme that's exclusive to the Limited Edition. It's matched with a black roof, mirror caps and hood scoop, plus some dark chrome badging. Also noticeable are a set of forged 20-inch BBS wheels, the brand having been selected since it has produced wheels for the NSX and S2000.

2020 Toyota Supra Four-cylinder Has Less Power, Less Weight

2020 Toyota Supra four-cylinder has less power, less weight

We've known for a while now that the 2020 Toyota Supra would get some four-cylinder variants around the world, but now we finally have official specifications. As expected, it has a 2.0-liter inline-four with a twin-scroll turbocharger coupled solely to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. In total it makes 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. These specs are identical to the BMW Z4 sDrive30i that the Supra is based on, which is interesting considering that the six-cylinder is rated slightly lower than the equivalent Z4. Toyota says this version of the Supra will hit 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. For reference, that's just over a second slower than the six-cylinder version. So if it's measurably slower with less power, is there any appeal to the Supra four-cylinder? Well it will certainly be cheaper to buy than the six-cylinder version, though exact pricing isn't available yet, and based on Z4 fuel economy numbers, it should be slightly more fuel efficient. But from a performance standpoint, the four-cylinder has a significant weight advantage. Toyota says it weighs about 220 pounds less than the six-cylinder car. Toyota boasts about a 50/50 weight distribution, as well, but the six-cylinder has that same distribution. The four-cylinder Supra will go on sale in Europe in March 2020, with other markets likely at about the same time. It comes standard with 18-inch wheels, black Alcantara-trimmed seats and an 8.8-inch infotainment system. There will also be a special Fuji Speedway edition, pictured above, offered only in white with red mirrors, 19-inch wheels carbon fiber trim, and red and black Alcantara-trimmed seats. Only 200 examples of it will be sold in Europe. We reached out to Toyota to find out if there are any plans for offering the car in the U.S., and Toyota wouldn't comment. There is a possibility it will happen, though, as the powertrain is already certified for the U.S., and of course the body and chassis is, too. It will likely simply come down to whether Toyota sees demand for a less powerful, lighter weight and lower cost Supra.

Losing Weight Via Barbecued Chicken In The Staff Canteen

Losing weight via barbecued chicken in the staff canteenNanako Ogino sniffs around any uneaten food on the plates at the staff restaurant of Tanita Corp.

She's not hungry and desperately scavenging for leftovers. She is, in fact, a 35-year-old registered nutritionist who works there, and the enjoyment of food and healthy eating is always on her mind.

Vinegar A Secret Ingredient To Pork Loin Dish For Weight-watchers

Vinegar a secret ingredient to pork loin dish for weight-watchers

Beside its core business, Tanita Corp. operates a franchise of eateries that center on healthy low-calorie, low-salt lunches for those who are keen to lose weight.

Tanita is a household name when it comes to the manufacture of weight scales and body-composition analyzers that measure the percentage of a person's body fat.

Daihatsu Cuts Weight Of 'mira E:s' Light Car By 80kg

Daihatsu Cuts Weight of 'Mira e:S' Light Car by 80kg

Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd has fully remodeled the "Mira e:S" light car for the first time in six years and released it May 9, 2017.

The most distinguishing feature of the vehicle is its mass, which is 80kg lighter than the mass of the previous model. It uses the same platform and engine as the previous model.

Toyota Cuts Weight Of Lexus Lc By 100kg

Toyota Cuts Weight of Lexus LC by 100kg

The weight of the "Lexus LC" coupe, which Toyota Motor Corp announced March 16, 2017, is 100kg lighter, compared with the case where conventional materials are used.

The mass of 590MPa and stronger high-tensile steel plates and aluminum (Al) alloy combined accounts for about half the mass of the entire vehicle, according to the company.

Tepco Picks New Youthful Pioneer In The Midst Of Weight For Corporate Reform

TEPCO picks new youthful pioneer in the midst of weight for corporate reform

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Friday it will name Tomoaki Kobayakawa, the 53-year-old leader of the group's power retail arm, as president, restoring the top administration in the midst of expanding weight for corporate reform.

The administrator of the calamity hit Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant likewise named Takashi Kawamura, the privileged director of Hitachi Ltd., as executive to back the new president. The organization said it will look for shareholder endorsement for the administration reshuffle in June.

Fuso Cuts Weight Of Truck Engine By 40% Without Lowering Output

Fuso Cuts Weight of Truck Engine by 40% Without Lowering Output

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp (Fuso) reported Feb 28, 2017, that it has grown new 7.7L and 10.7L diesel motors for trucks.

They are in-line six-barrel motors outfitted with a turbocharger. The mass of the 7.7L motor is around 40% littler than that of the past model while its yield is the same as that of the past model. Both of the motors will be utilized for the new "Super Great" truck, which will be discharged in April to June 2017.

Australia Punches Above Its Weight In Toyota World

Australia Punches Above its Weight in Toyota WorldAustralian motorists buy more Toyota and Lexus vehicles than countries with much larger populations, including Canada and every nation in Europe.
Global figures released by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) show Australia is ranked as the global automotive giant's seventh-largest market.

Weight Of Cylinder Head Reduced By Using Resin

Weight of Cylinder Head Reduced by Using ResinSumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd prototyped the upper part of a cylinder head by using carbon fiber composite phenol resin and exhibited it at Automotive World 2017, which took place from Jan 18 to 20, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Its mass is about 30% lighter, compared with a case where aluminum (Al) is used.

2016 Sema Show: Mazda Reminds Us About Its Obsession With Weight Loss

2016 Sema Show: Mazda Reminds Us About Its Obsession with Weight LossMazda is reminding us about its obsession with weight loss by bringing two MX-5 Miata concepts to the 2016 SEMA Show.
The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro concepts made their debuts in Las Vegas, borrowing style and speed from the Mazda MX-5 Global Cup race car. The MX-5 Speedster was first introduced at last year’s SEMA Show, and for this year, the Japanese automaker’s design team has taken things to a whole new level with the MX-5 Speedster Evolution.