1967 TOYOTA 2000GT
(1967 / Automobile & Engine)
Developed and built jointly with Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., this became one of Japan's representative sports car models. Taking the OHC, straight-six engine from Toyota's Crown deluxe sedan model as a base, it was further developed into a DOHC design that produced a maximum power output of 150 hp. The un-sprung components included the type of double-wishbone suspensions often used on racing cars and disc brakes on all four of its magnesium wheels, while parts of the body were constructed with Yamaha's FRP molding technology. The Toyota 2000GT represented a culmination of the latest technological advancements of the time. In speed trials in 1966, the car set three world records and 13 new international records. Its outright performance and beautiful form would see it take its place in the annals of automotive history. In all, a total of 337 units (including 115 for export) were hand-built by skilled craftsmen at a pace of eight cars a month.
- Overall length × width × height: 4,175mm × 1,600mm × 1,160mm
- Weight: 1,120kg
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 2-valve, in-line 6-cylinder, 1,988cm³
- Maximum power output: 110.3kW (150.0PS) / 6,600r/min
- Maximum torque: 176.5N･m (18.0kgf･m) / 5,000r/min
- Price: ¥2,380,000
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