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Prototype Toyota 2000GT Headlines Classic Car Auction In Tokyo
If you've ever wanted to see what the classic car scene looks like in Japan, check out this weekend's BH Auction in Tokyo. As cool as it is to daydream about buying rare cars at domestic auctions, sometimes it's more exciting to see what types of automotive forbidden fruit are being auctioned off in other countries. Take this weekend's BH Auction in Tokyo, example. While this is a small auction – just 22 lots – what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with some ultra-rare vehicles. Each vehicle holds its own significance, but the 1969 Toyota 2000GT "MF12L" is probably the most exciting car at the auction.
Toyota is getting serious about electric cars and plans to have a portfolio of electric-driven models come 2025. Serving as the dawn of this new era is this little dude, which the Japanese automaker calls the Toyota Ultra-Compact Battery-Electric Vehicle.
This is not a concept, nor a drill. This electric city car is headed to production, the automaker said in the model's online debut on Thursday. Like its size, the Ultra-Compact BEV is meant for short-distance travel. Drivers won't be getting too far on a full charge, since there's enough range to take drivers 62 miles, Toyota estimates. Then again, the automaker underscored this wasn't designed to be a long-distance hauler.
2020 Toyota Supra gets 'Fast & Furious'-worthy body kit for SEMA
2020 Toyota Supra gets 'Fast & Furious'-worthy body kit for SEMADeveloped jointly with DuSpeed, the kit makes the Supra lower, wider, and meaner. It adds a sizable, speed-bump-eating splitter to the front bumper, side skirts, and a huge wing out back. Smaller door mirrors, and BBS alloy wheels add a finishing touch to the look. You might like it, or you might hate it, but one thing is for sure: It's not for those looking to keep a low profile.
Instead, Toyota wants to bring mobility to those that make many short-distance trips, and Ultra-Compact BEV is best suited for elderly and new drivers who don't go far. They certainly won't go fast, either. The electric city car has a top speed of just 37 mph. If it isn't clear, this little guy isn't coming to America, where that top speed barely sneaks above some residential and business speed limits.
We don't have any photos of the interior so far, but the company said there's space for a driver and a single passenger, but we see what appears to be a central driving position and a squared-off dashboard housing inside the city car. Tell your friends it's like a McLaren F1 then.
Yamaha Will Debut Two Electric Scooters In Tokyo
Yamaha is going electric.
Additional specifics weren't included, but we'll surely get all the details on the electric city car when it makes its formal debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next week. There, it will be alongside two other previously shown concept cars: the Ultra-Compact BEV concept for business and the . The latter will be available for test rides.
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The Platypus Toyota Avalon TRD Pro Concept Is a Racetrack Beast .
And it uses parts from five different Toyota modelsThe TRD Pro designation is held only by Toyota trucks and SUVs at the moment—Toyota builds TRD Pro versions of the Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner—but for the 2019 SEMA Show, the Japanese automaker is experimenting with what the TRD Pro line could mean for the cars in its lineup. Alongside a handful of impressive Supra builds, Toyota gave us an early look at its newest unlikely track monster: the Avalon TRD Pro concept.
Teeny-weeny Toyota electric city car will hit Japanese streets next year
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Teeny-weeny Toyota electric city car will hit Japanese streets next year | Yellow School This little guy only measures 98 inches long ...