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Old 18th November 2004, 20:20   #1
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Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin – and now Toyota. The Japanese company is to take the supercar world by storm with a new coupé powered by a 4.3-litre V8 or maybe even a new 5.0i V10. And one of the two leaked prototype designs pictured here is believed to be under consideration for launch as early as next year.

It would use the same awesome engine that's currently available in the Lexus GS/LS430 saloons, and offer at least 400bhp. Power would be fed to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, although engineers are researching a development of the sequential-style system that's fitted to the MR2. This would allow for a gearchange similar to Ferrari's F1-style shift, as seen in the 360 Modena. As well as replacing the Supra – currently in its tenth year of production and still available overseas – the new coupé will mark the firm's arrival in the ultra competitive world of Formula One. It is aimed at boosting the image of the company, which has made no secret of its sporting aspirations with the T Sport-branded Yaris and Celica. Although Japan has a tradition of building wild performance models, these Toyota supercars would be among the most driver-oriented yet.

The Honda NSX and Nissan Skyline have achieved international critical acclaim, but no Far East manufacturer has attempted to rival the legendary marques from Italy and the UK with a production model. It looks like that is about to change.

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Old 18th November 2004, 20:44   #2
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Haha, don't tell me Toyota is serious about this design.



The head lights look like the Ford Focus.


Tthe front bumper is from a 360 Modena.



And the wheels have that typical Lambo circles.


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Old 18th November 2004, 22:27   #3
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Whoa!!! Shan2nu.
Excellent observations!

I wouldnt have been able to spot the wheels and the bumper things.
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Quote[/b] (aggressive_anush @ Nov. 18 2004,19:57)]I wouldnt have been able to spot the wheels and the bumper things.

Awesome observations. The eye of an artist!
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But Shan2nu, every other car makers are doing this now. Isn't it? Look at Sonata and also future Sonata.
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Quote[/b] ]Look at Sonata and also future Sonata
Rudra, that's a Hyundai. They're known for such things. But Toyota is a company that has produced cars like the Supra, Celica etc which were pretty unique designs.

This one fails to impress. Looks more like a photoshop job that went bad.

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HERES THE REAL DEAL
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The red looks awesome making me believe that Toyota is serious
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Old 19th November 2004, 18:46   #9
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Damn!!! That car looks totally amazing.
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hot hot hot!!
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The design is not yet finalised, iam sure Toyota will not go the Hyundai way by copying the designs from others.
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Wow, in the second pic, the car looks darn good.... awesome design.... mean, aggressive, i prefer the second design.
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The red one looks awesome! Really like it. however, I don't think Toyota can rival evocative marques like Ferrari , Aston Martin. if they think people are gonna put their money in a toyota over a ferrari then they are foolishly optimistic. come on guys, if you had the choice what would you buy? A toyota or a Ferrari?
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Quote[/b] ]come on guys, if you had the choice what would you buy? A toyota or a Ferrari?
None, i'd buy a Honda NSX-R. *

So you see Amit, there are people who can evade a Ferrari.

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Old 21st November 2004, 12:18   #15
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The red car in the second picture is a hybrid sportscar concept called "Toyota Alessandro Volta Concept" and its a different car from the first. You can check this link about the red one TOYOTA VOLTA CONCEPT
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