25 May '15, 4am

Toyota Rumored To Be Preparing An Open-Wheeled Hybrid Street-Legal Car

Toyota Rumored To Be Preparing An Open-Wheeled Hybrid Street-Legal Car

Toyota is rumored to have something unexpected planned for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker is reportedly working on an open-wheel, three-seater sports car inspired by the Lotus Seven to debut in October and sources say if the press and public approve, the company will seriously considering taking it to production. If the rumors do pan out and Toyota debuts such a radical concept in a few months, expect it to sport a narrow front-end design, exposed suspension arms and a staggered seat layout with a center driver’s seat. The engine will be up front driving the rear wheels, while weighing just around 1,540 lbs. SEE ALSO: Baby Scion FR-S Under Development Under the hood will be a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder hybrid powertrain generating around 100 hp mated to a CVT. Despite its unique design, size and power-to-weight ratio, the open-wheel sports car will targ...

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