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 Toyota Sports 800 UP15
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The 800 had a horizontally opposed 2-cylinder (U-design) air-cooled 790 cc engine with an output of 45 ps, and a body that featured various weight reduction measures such as parts that used aluminum and acrylic.
The concept behind the 800 was to put a 100 mp/h sports car within reach of the general public.
The combination of the engine and a dynamically styled body that emphasized aerodynamics propelled it to a top speed of 155 km/h. That, and its good fuel economy, low price and usability turned the 800 into the quintessential lightweight sports car.
Style:
The vehicle exhibited a full range of ingenuity to lower wind resistance, such as reducing the frontal projected area and Japan's first use of curved glass in the side windows.
High-speed performance:
The reduced vehicle weight thanks to use of light aluminum alloys and lowered wind resistance gave the 800 a better top speed (155 km/h) and acceleration (18.4 seconds for the quarter-mile) than sports cars in the class above.
High-speed stability:
High-speed stability was increased by making improvements to the components of the Publica used in the front and rear suspension.
Economy:
The reduced weight and lowered wind resistance gave the 800 an impressive fuel economy of 31 km/l.
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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:1965
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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:Toyota Sports 800
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Model name:Model UP15
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Company name:Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1965
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Collaboration:Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Toyota Automobile Museum
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Model / Weight
Style:Coupe
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:580 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:690 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Unit body construction
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:3580 mm
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Overall width:1465 mm
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Overall height:1175 mm
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Tire size:6.00-12 4PR
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:None
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Front axle:Independent suspension torsion bar
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Rear axle:Semifloating banjo type
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Wheelbase:2000 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1203×1160 mm
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Steering:Worm and sector roller
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Dampers:Hydraulic double-acting cylinder
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Stabilizer:(Front) torsion bar
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Features:Rear: Asymmetric semi-elliptical leaf spring
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Air-cooled/horizontally opposed 2-cylinder (front/rear)
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Valve train:OHV (side valve)
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Carburetor:Downdraft twin diaphragm pump
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Bore x stroke:83×73 mm
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Displacement:790 mL
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Ignition system:Centrifugal governor, vacuum advance
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Max. power/r.p.m.:45 ps/5400 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:6.8 kgm/3800 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Fuel tank capacity:30 L
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Fetures:Compression ratio: 9.0
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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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