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 Toyota Soarer
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The Soarer was Japan's first high-performance specialty car of the 1980s, and offered 10 new mechanisms and features in a stylish and luxurious package.
The Soarer used a newly developed 6-cylinder 2.8 L DOHC engine, and 4-speed automatic transmission with 2-way overdrive. It had beautiful styling with thoroughly integrated body surfaces that gave it excellent aerodynamic performance. The Soarer also featured an electronic display meter and other advanced electrical functions.
The front, which exuded an air of stability, and the trapezoidal silhouette of the rear combined with side wedge lines that extended straight out from nose to trunk to form the underlying clean-cut 2-door notchback style.
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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:1981
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Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Toyota Soarer
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Model name:E-MZ11-HCPQF
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Company name:Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1981
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Vehicle type/usage:Small passenger car
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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:2
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:1305 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Unit body construction
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Bumpers:Urethane
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Step:None
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Overall length:4655 mm
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Overall width:1695 mm
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Overall height:1360 mm
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Tire size:195/70HR14
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Features:Drag coefficient (CD): 0.36 Electronic display meter
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:None
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Front axle:MacPherson strut
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Rear axle:Semi-trailing arm type
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Wheelbase:2660 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1425×1435 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Rack and pinion type power steering (tiltable)
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Dampers:High-pressure gas charged De Carbon type
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Stabilizer:Provided (front/rear)
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Driving stability devices:Provided (opt.)
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder (5M-GEU type)
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Valve train:DOHC
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Bore x stroke:83.0×85.0 mm
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Displacement:2759 cc
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Ignition system:Full transistor
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Max. power/r.p.m.:170 ps/5600 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:24.0 kgm/4400 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Three-way catalyst
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Supercharger:None
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Fuel tank capacity:61 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4AT with 2-way overdrive
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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