2005 Toyota Volta Concept Overview

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Toyota Volta Concept


Honda GRX, Toyota Volta Join 34 Representing California Design

Michelin Challenge Design™ brings an international collection of 36 — including two high-profile vehicles making their American debut from and Italdesign-Giugiaro Toyota — for a exhibition at the 2006 North International Auto Show In addition to the Honda GRX hybrid and concept eco supercar Toyota this year’s MCD exhibit 12 scale models and 22 computer-generated from 35 designers representing 19

The 2006 Michelin Challenge theme: vehicles for the California that incorporate an alternative and consider the effect of that on tire size and appearance and the electronic technologies play in systems, attracted more 200 entries from individual in 40 countries. This year’s fused design and innovative technologies to encourage entries were the result of teamwork design and engineering.

Michelin expanded the theme year to include advanced and we were pleased with the and quality of the concept vehicles it said Tom Chubb, vice of marketing, Michelin Automotive Division. The momentum and enthusiastic this program enjoys the global design community has tremendous and we have the outstanding members and entrants for the last years to thank for that.

The works selected for exhibition chosen by a distinguished panel of representing car companies, design aviation, education and media. The of judges for 2006, led by MCD Jury Stewart Reed from Art College of Design in Pasadena, includes:

Peter Brock, designer and builder;

Freeman Ford’s advanced design

Professor Gordon Murray, F1

McLaren F1 road car and super car director;

Paul MacCready, Aviation Hall of Famer;

Hill, designer of MCC sprinter car and

Carrera GT concept vehicles; and

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Shawn Collins, industrial entrepreneur and recent

Art Center of Design graduate.

The vehicles and work selected for the 2006 MCD located in Cobo Center’s Hall include:

Italdesign-Giugiaro’s Volta makes its North debut having first unveiled at the Geneva Motor in March 2004. The collaboration Italdesign-Giugiaro and Toyota produced a new that featured a derivative of its hybrid system, the one adopted on the RX 400. On the Volta, the 3.3-liter V-6 engine is fitted behind the axle and not connected directly to the Motion is ensured by two electrically engines, one per axle thereby all-wheel drive and enhanced

As such, this epoch-making layout paves the way to eliminating the transmission and gearbox. Operating enable the power transmitted by the motors to the wheels to be modulated, rendering superfluous the clutch. The flat floor allows for passengers in a 14.1-foot-long (4.3 coupe which is slightly than 6.5 feet (two

Housed under the lightweight, chassis, designed and engineered by the Giugiaro technical department, are the weighing 154.3 lbs. (70 The result is a significantly leaner balanced and encompassed between the 300 kW/408 hp output, top speed at 155 mph (250 km/h). The Volta car proves it is possible to offer performance in a car whose green are unimpeachable.

American Honda Concept GRX an ultra-light and compact sport for the 21st century, aims at a synergy derived from the vast experiences in both and automotive RD programs and manufacturing. The study model created by RD Americas, Inc. in Torrance, is powered by a 1,500cc six-cylinder, opposed engine developed for applications.

The aerodynamic exterior and design inspired by a Formula were then carried for the J-VX concept, an evolutionary that made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The GRX and concepts eventually led to the production Insight.

Toyota Alessandro Volta
Toyota Alessandro Volta
Toyota Alessandro Volta
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