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Toyota will manufacture replacement parts for the 40 Series Land Cruiser. The automaker made the announcement on August 1, as part of its celebrations for this year’s 70th anniversary of the Land Cruiser’s launch.
Manufactured from 1960 to 1984, The 40 Series wasn’t the first Land Cruiser model, but it was the first to catch on globally, creating a legacy carried on today by the latest 300 Series model. The 40 Series’ age also means parts are getting harder to find, so Toyota has decided to work with suppliers to reproduce certain items, based on surveys of Land Cruiser fan clubs and restoration specialists.
Managed by the Toyota Gazoo Racing division (responsible for the current Supra and Toyota’s sports car racing programs), the heritage parts program will include “engines, drivelines, and exhaust systems,” Toyota said, without giving a more specific list of parts. The automaker didn’t discuss U.S. availability, but said it’s targeting a launch date of early 2022.
In addition to the 40 Series, Toyota said it will consider reproduction parts for later Land Cruiser generations. The 40 Series and most subsequent generations were sold in the U.S., but Toyota isn’t bringing the recently-unveiled 300 Series here.
Gazoo Racing previously oversaw reproduction parts for the Toyota 2000GT and A70 and A80-generation Toyota Supra. The latter production run included everything from headlights to front bumper covers.
Other automakers have launched replacement parts for popular models as well. The Mazda MX-5 Miata, Honda S2000, and Nissan Skyline GT-R have all benefitted from factory reproduction parts programs, making it easier for owners to keep these cars on the road, and in the case of the Land Cruiser, off the road, too.
Toyota has filed a trademark application for the Hybrid Max name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While Toyota’s plans for the name are unclear, it seems likely that it will be used for a hybrid version of the redesigned Tundra pickup truck arriving for 2022.
First spotted by Motor1, the application was filed on July 23, 2021, but Toyota hadn’t been granted the trademark at the time of publication.
Automakers often file trademark applications for names they don’t necessarily plan to use, but Hybrid Max does fit the naming scheme Toyota has teased for at least one powertrain destined for the redesigned Tundra.
2022 Toyota Tundra’s new iForce Max powertrain
Due for a reveal shortly, the next Tundra will feature a new powertrain called iForce Max, Toyota revealed in June. The automaker has been using iForce branding for V-8 Tundra engines for most of the truck’s existence, but it isn’t clear what the “Max” version will be. We’ve heard a twin-turbocharged V-6 might be offered in the new Tundra, possibly as a replacement for the current 5.7-liter V-8.
Toyota has also said that it will fit every vehicle it sells in the U.S. with some form of electrification. A Tundra Hybrid Max would check that box, possibly as a second offering alongside the iForce Max powertrain.
Toyota has also shown a photo of the off-road-focused Tundra TRD Pro model, as well as some interior photos, and confirmed that the next-generation Tundra will feature a power-sliding rear window that retracts down into the back of the cab. We also expect the new Tundra to ride on a new modular truck platform that will likely be used for the next-generation Sequoia, 4Runner, and Tacoma as well.
It’s almost the end of the road for the Acura NSX. Acura this week confirmed that the 2022 model year will be the last for the supercar, and to send it out the automaker will offer a more powerful NSX Type S.
Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta
Another supercar in the headlines this week was Pagani’s Huayra BC. Pagani has a new performance upgrade for the Huayra BC aimed at improving the car’s track performance.
Czinger 21C prototype sets 1:25:44 Laguna Seca Raceway lap time
If you’re looking for ultimate performance, a California company by the name of Czinger looks to have the ticket. Czinger is currently testing prototypes for its 21C hypercar, and as part of the testing ran one of the cars around Laguna Seca Raceway faster than any production car to date.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
When it comes to performance you can use every day, Cadillac has a real corker of a sport sedan on its hands in the form of the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing, and we tested it this week. On the track or around town, Cadillac’s last gas-powered compact sport sedan hits all the marks.
2022 Genesis GV70
Another vehicle we tested this week was the 2022 Genesis GV70. The small crossover looks superb, and we found it to offer all the luxury and performance most buyers will ever need, but without the premium price its rivals command.
Brabham BT63 GT2 concept
One vehicle we’d like to test is Brabham’s latest addition to its expanding lineup. The car is a GT2 race car based on the Australian outfit’s BT62 supercar, and it’s set to go racing next year against GT2-spec versions of the Audi R8, KTM X-Bow, Lamborghini Huracan and Porsche 911.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25
Another vehicle we’d like to test is Porsche’s 991-generation 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. The track-only sports car was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Porsche motorsport partner Manthey-Racing, and features numerous upgrades over the standard GT2 RS Clubsport.
Devel Sixteen prototype
And finally, Dubai-based Devel gave an update on its supposed 5,000-hp Sixteen hypercar. The company showed a prototype being tested, confirming that the project is still alive eight years after the reveal of the original concept.
A 1966 Ford GT40 replica used in the filming of “Ford v. Ferrari” is headed to auction with Mecum. It’s scheduled to cross the block at the auction company’s Dallas sale, scheduled for September 8-11.
Released in 2019, “Ford v. Ferrari” told the story of Ford-backed Shelby American’s victory over the Scuderia at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT40. Because real GT40s are rare and expensive, the production team used replicas like this one.
This car is one of six built by Race Car Replicas (RCR) for the movie, playing two roles according to the auction listing. For the Le Mans scenes, it was dressed as the number 3 car, driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant. That car didn’t finish the real-life 1966 Le Mans, and it’s barely shown in the movie. Gurney won Le Mans in 1967, co-driving the later GT40 Mk IV with A.J. Foyt.
1966 Race Car Replicas Ford GT40 used in
As shown here, the car also wore the livery of the number 88 GT40 of William Wonder, for a scene depicting the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona. A 5.7-liter V-8 sits behind the driver, powering the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, but the listing doesn’t include any other specifications.
A signed movie poster and documentation (including a title) are included with the sale, per the listing.
If you just want a car and not a movie prop, Superformance offers its own GT40 replicas, alongside replicas of the Shelby Cobra, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, and the original Corvette Grand Sport. The company is even working with U.K.-based Everrati on an electric GT40 replica.