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 Toyota 2000GT
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The 2000GT was a fully-fledged gran turismo sports car with a comfortable ride suited for either low-speed driving on city streets or for high-speed driving on the highway.
It had finely proportioned long nose styling and high performance that surpassed international standards as a result of its 6-cylinder, twin-camshaft 2000 cc engine, backbone frame structure, double wishbone suspension and disc brakes at all 4 corners, and its Mg alloy wheels.
Not developed for mass-production, the 2000GT was provided with new mechanisms aimed solely at improving driving performance. It was intended to be a raceable car with the addition of only a few replacement parts. The 2000GT demonstrated the standard of Japanese technology to the world by breaking various world and Japanese records during ultra-high speed endurance trials.
The 2000GT was also warmly received outside of Japan, and was specially featured in the 20th anniversary issue of the American enthusiast magazine, Road and Track.
Style:
The 2000GT exhibited a low-slung, flowing and beautiful style, formed entirely from aerodynamic curves. The pop-up headlights were the first to be employed on a Japanese car.
High-speed endurance:
The high-speed endurance of the 2000GT was thanks to Toyota's first DOHC in-line 6-cylinder 1988 cc engine, which had an output of 150 ps, and was mated to a fully synchromeshed 5-speed transmission.
High-speed safety:
The 2000GT featured an independent suspension setup at all 4 wheels, limited slip differential and Japan's first all-round vacuum-boosted disc brakes.
Interior:
The interior of the 2000GT was designed based on ergonomic principles to optimize operability. Its features included a non-glare instrument panel, high-class mahogany expandable steering wheel, and leather-upholstered reclining bucket seats.
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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:1967
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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 2000GT
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Model name:Model MF10
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Company name:Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1967
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Collaboration:Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Sports car
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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:3
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:1120 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:1230 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Dominated Japan's first long-distance race, a 1000 km event at Suzuka, taking 1st and 2nd places. Established 3 new world records and 13 new international records at the Yatabe Automobile Testing Station.
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Body / Size
Structure:Frame type body
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:4175 mm
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Overall width:1600 mm
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Overall height:1160 mm
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Tire size:165HR15
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:X type frame
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Front axle:Double wishbone, balljoint type
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Rear axle:Full floating type double wishbone
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Wheelbase:2330 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1300×1300 mm
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Steering:Rack and pinion (with forward/back adjustment)
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Dampers:Telescopic absorber
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Stabilizer:Torsion bar type
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Features:Wheels used cast Mg alloy Rear: Double wishbone with 2 joints
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder (3M type)
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Valve train:DOHC
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Bore x stroke:75×75 mm
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Displacement:1988 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:150 ps/6600 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:18.0 kgm/5000 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Fuel tank capacity:60 L
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Fetures:Japan's first 2-liter class DOHC engine
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:5-speed with overtop, 1 reverse speed
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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