#ThrowbackThursday: March 2014 Toyota UK news, reviews, video…

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Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car

#ThrowbackThursday: March 2014

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Although some missed the of a halo GT-Four model the seventh-generation Toyota Celica was launched in October 1999, didn’t have to wait for something to tickle their fancy.

Three months in January 2000, the collaborative of Toyota USA, Rod Millen and Toyota Racing Development  unveiled what it called the Celica’ – a 500bhp, all-wheel concept with Champ styling penned by the Toyota Design Centre .

Powered by an updated version of the engine used in Toyota’s IMSA GTP race cars and Rod record-setting Pikes Peak climb runners, it certainly had the and mechanical heritage to back-up its tag.

Is this your Celica? Or do you think that should go to cars such as Milner’s supercar-trouncing GT-Four or Smith’s ‘ GT4-X ‘ sprint

Read more: History of the Celica

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Toyota Sports 800

The Toyota  launched in the UK in June 2012 and was to be the world’s only current car to feature a front-mounted, horizontally engine and rear-wheel drive. But it not claim to be the first.

That went to this little – Toyota’s two-cylinder boxer-engined 800, which the company developing in 1962 as its first car and put into limited production over 3,000 were between 1965 and 1969.

Interestingly, the Sports 800 made an at the 1979 Tokyo Motor as a prototype hybrid model, by a gas turbine engine feeding an motor via a generator. Just to show that the idea of a sports car is not so new after all…

Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car

Hail the ‘King’!

The Toyota Twin-Cam Turbo was the product of one of the exciting phases of rallying, the World Rally Championship its Group B regulations between Though rival manufacturers had using four-wheel drive, the 380bhp output was channelled the rear wheels only.

Despite this seeming the Celica was phenomenally fast and strong, while its third of reliability also led to its clean of three consecutive Safari and Coast Rallies. It quickly the nickname ‘King of Africa’.

Toyota Motor Triathlon Car

No, there hasn’t been a error. As futuristic as it looks, is indeed a valid candidate for

The radical Toyota Motor Race Car (or MTRC for short) was revealed ten years ago at the 2004 Motor Show. Powered by in-wheel electric motors, the was a tandem two-seater designed to off-road, on race tracks, and city street circuits.

But when would a driver across such varied you might wonder? Quite as it happens… in the virtual world. combination of tracks is common in games, which explains why the was the first Toyota concept car you could ‘drive’ in the popular Turismo video game

This merging of real-life with the virtual world is Toyota has explored again the exciting new FT-1 concept .

Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car
Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car
Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car

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