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Old 01-15-2010, 07:04 PM
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I quite like it, actually. The mods are sensible but work well.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:24 PM
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that looks great... for those that dont know, Gazoo Racing is Toyoda's pet project... I wonder what hapens with TRD in Japan then? I am not sure i understand the difference between Gazoo R and TRD.

Toyoda said that he envisions Gazoo Racing becoming like M division of BMW in distant future (that is their goal).... which means it replaces TRD?
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:53 PM
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Toyoda said that he envisions Gazoo Racing becoming like M division of BMW in distant future (that is their goal).... which means it replaces TRD?
I assume so. Quite confusing...
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Gazoo??? I mean really??? What an utterly dumb name. It reminds me of the Great Gazoo cartoon character.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:57 AM
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considering the fact that neither TRD now Tom's are so unpopular outside japan, i dont think gazoo will be any threat to amg and m divisions anyway ...
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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and many of us here in NA-land snickered at TRD (turd).
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:05 PM
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not sure if Gazoo will apply to models outside of Japan though...

Toyota does have local motorsport companies in both USA and Europe, but this might mean that we could expect TF1 and TRD models that are done in factory... For Gazoo they already said some changes to the vehicles will be in factory, which means lower costs. Previously TRD/TF1 parts would replace existing parts as accessories, which was obviously very expensive.
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Forgive me if I don't know this but:

Isn't it that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is considered as the leading in-house sport and tuning division for Toyota (and possibly for its affiliated companies)? Then followed by Tom's? Then Modellista? And so on?
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:26 AM
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Forgive me if I don't know this but:

Isn't it that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is considered as the leading in-house sport and tuning division for Toyota (and possibly for its affiliated companies)? Then followed by Tom's? Then Modellista? And so on?
i think TRD is the only "actual" tuning division of toyota, just like nismo and mugen.
toms, modellista, gazoo, etc, looks like only cosmetic upgrades.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:40 PM
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a 9-minute introductory video on the Mark X:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgRhAe5quJM
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