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New Toyota 2 seater spotted at the Nur! Spyshots!


Starbucks
01-12-2005, 10:03 PM
thecarconnection.com

Toyota has been eyeing Nissans success with the revived 350Z and apparently, from spy pictures nabbed this week, its been a little jealous of supercars like the Porsche Carrera GT, too. Toyota s been caught testing what some insiders are calling the TXS, a limited-production exotic that might be powered by a V-10 engine worth 500 hp.

Pictures show the TXS with enough cladding to disguise much of its shape, but clearly, this is no Celica or MR2-sized sportscar. Insiders suggest the car will tip in at less than 3000 pounds, giving its 500-hp powerplant (with 370 lb-ft of torque) a serious chance at catching the likes of the Porsche and Benz supercars. Top speed could reach 190 mph, the same league as the 550-hp Ford GT. Whether the drivetrain offers any version of Toyota s hybrid technology is unknown.

Whether the final vehicle is sold as a Lexus or as a Toyota , its likely that a limited production run of about 10,000 units is in order. Expect a debut at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show and an on-sale date soon after with a price tag well over $100,000.

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TRD_Toyota
01-13-2005, 10:42 PM
GOD YOU PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY DONT READ OTHER POSTS IN HERE BEFORE POSTING... THIS IS LIKE THE 8th TIME IVE SEEN THESE

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