Toyota has produced just one – and only one, Toyota 2000GT SEV electric concept car, where it was paraded to the adoring public at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. This particular ride was designed by the Crazy Car Project under the direction of the Toyota Automobile Association, where it will transform Toyota’s iconic late-sixties sports coupe from the flower power era to that of a 21st century update that runs off solar power. From 1967 to 1970, only 351 Toyota 2000GT sports cars were produced, while a couple of custom convertibles specially constructed for the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice.” The 2000GT’s main selling point? Its curvaceous styling and its 2-liter, straight-six, 150hp DOHC engine that worked perfectly with a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel disc brakes.
The Toyota 2000GT still looks as sexy as ever nearly half a century down the road, but its internals need to be updated to keep up with the times, hence an electric motor running underneath the hood that receives its juice from on-board lithium ion batteries and solar energy panels that are integrated right into the hood. It is said that this engine can push the vehicle to 200km/h (124 mph) at most, which is pretty impressive!
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