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 Toyopet Corona RT40
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A 100,000 km continuous high-speed driving test on the newly opened Meishin Expressway heralded the high performance and endurance of the Corona throughout the world. The sedan came in standard, deluxe and LP gas-powered versions. A range of commercial variants was available, and a torque converter was also offered. The commercial variants came in van and pick-up styles, with a wide pick-up variation with double seats also sold. After its release, the Corona became a popular model at home and abroad and broke the Japanese record for the number of registrations for a single model. After 1964, an increasing number of Coronas were exported, especially to the US. As a result, the scale of production of the Corona reached a level that could be judged by international standards. In fact, only Volkswagen produced more cars of a single model. It was also well reviewed by internationally respected specialist automotive magazines such as "Motor" and "Autocar". Style: the RT40 was styled to give the impression of speed and liveliness, with straight lines flowing from a peak above the front bumper to the rear. Performance: The RT40 Corona was around 60 kg lighter than the previous model, which, in combination with improvements to the engine, gave the RT40 performance levels on a par with international standards. Top speed was 140 km/h and the RT40 covered the SS 1/4 mile in 19.7 seconds.
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Storage location:TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM (41-100, Yokomichi, Nagakute, Nagakute-cho, Aichi-gun, Aichi-ken 480-1131)
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Year manufactured:1964
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Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Toyopet Corona
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Model name:Model RT40
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Company name:Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1964
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Toyota Automobile Museum
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Model / Weight
Style:Sedan
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:920 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:1195 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Unitary construction
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Bumpers:Steel
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Step:None
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Overall length:4065 mm
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Overall width:1550 mm
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Overall height:1420 mm
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Tire size:5.60-13 4P
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Uniframe body construction
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Front axle:Wishbone, balljoint type
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Rear axle:Semifloating, banjo type
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Wheelbase:2420 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1270 mm×1270 mm
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Steering:Worm and sector roller
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Dampers:Hydraulic double-acting cylinder (front/rear)
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Stabilizer:Torsion bar type
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Features:Rear: Asymmetric semi-elliptical leaf spring
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder (2R type)
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Valve train:OHV
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Carburetor:Downdraft single diaphragm pump
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Bore x stroke:78×78 mm
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Displacement:1490 cc
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Ignition system:Centrifugal governor, vacuum advance
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Max. power/r.p.m.:70 ps/5000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:11.5 kgm/2600 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Fuel tank capacity:45 L
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Fetures:Compression ratio: 8.0
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:3 forward speeds, 1 reverse speed
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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