Crazy Car Project converts iconic 2000GT into solar-electric sportster

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Crazy Car Project converts 2000GT into solar-electric

Japan’s Crazy Car Project has an iconic 2000GT into a sports car

There are those who said it’s an unforgivable and way to treat an iconic sports For solar transport enthusiasts for a beautiful alternative to the three-wheeled top designs though, it’s what the doctor ordered. The at the center of this controversy is a Toyota 2000GT that’s a complete solar conversion at the of Japan’s Crazy Car Project.

The 1960s 2000GT hardtop marked Toyota’s spectacular into the consumer sports car at a time when cars viewed as icons, and abruptly off any popular view that companies only manufactured familiar-looking and wholly practical Toyota says that first full-blown sports car which was widely praised by journalists at the time — was to a run of only 337 commercially available although the company did manage to a couple of specially-commissioned open top for the Bond film You Only Twice . The undeniably gorgeous 2.0L sports car has since a valuable collectors item.

Some 45 years later, the Car Project — led by Toyota and up of over 50 engineers, enthusiasts and from car dealers, parts and other car makers (including DENSO, Aisin Seiki, AW, Kanto Auto Works, Telempu, and Chiba Toyopet) was formed. It’s a motor equivalent of a college car club and its project was to generate both and praise from onlookers the over.

The folks at Crazy Car do stress the 2000GT sourced from the Toyopet dealership had a battered and was incapable of being driven they took possession. Katsumata, president of Chiba is reported to have said such a car needs to be driven, it in storage is disrespectful to this vehicle.

Instead of restoring the car to its glory, though, the team a six month solar conversion. Car says that the outer was beautifully restored by one of the best platers in Japan, who also on the original aerodynamics in the process. to re-awaken the excitement and pure pleasure of the cars of yesteryear, being mindful of the future, the SEV’s 120kW electric is said to emit no sound or and gives the car a top speed of 200 km/h mph).

Toyota 2000GT

Incredibly, the 2000GT SEV hasn’t given the ability to recharge a mains/station socket. All of the energy to juice up the batteries is provided of a transparent dye-sensitized solar on the rear window and silicon cells on the hood. The down to this decision is that the emission vehicle takes a two weeks in the blazing sun to fully the 600V/35 kWh lithium-ion battery specially developed for use with panels. Hardly a practical solution, but that wasn’t the point of the build.

Displayed at the recent 2012 Auto Salon. the completely electric sports car benefits an Alcantara bio-material panel with gold and silver, to the conversion a luxurious feel in keeping with the look of the sports car, seven old school gauges have installed to display speed, level and other information to the running of the 2000GT SEV.

The mirror doubles as a monitor to images from a camera into the back of the car, LED lighting, a JBL audio system, and aluminum wheels and performance The Crazy Car engineers and designers also included a selection of Sonic sounds to give the quiet electric car some presence — in addition to an of the famed engine growl of the 2000GT, the system also the sound of a horse galloping, a a railway train, a jet, a meow, a dog barking, and others.

The Crazy Car Project has hinted another conversion could be in the but no details are being made at this time. We’ll you updated.

In the meantime, watch and to Toyota’s Naohiko Saito Crazy Car’s project — explain the reasoning the conversion. Be sure to let us know you think.

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