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Audi90Quattro
01-16-2006, 10:00 PM
Found a pic of this car from the NAIAS 06.

Hopefully ill be able to head down there this week.
Not quite sure what it is, but I haven't been around to see any new concepts from toyota.

http://www.audicrazy.com/2006NAIAS/images/IMG_0190.jpg

The rest of the album if you wanna look through it.

http://www.audicrazy.com/2006NAIAS/

PhillyDRFT
01-16-2006, 11:32 PM
It's the volta.

http://www.toyotacelicaonline.com/new/volta2.jpg
"Above is the Italdesign-styled Toyota Alessandro Volta. A hybrid sports car, the Alessandro Volta uses a drivetrain derived off of the RX400 using Toyota's 3.3L V-6 currently in use in toyotas lineup, tuned to 408 HP. The engine, mounted in the rear isnt connected in the usual manner to the to the wheels instead they are powered be electric motors...."

hopefully we actually see production from some of this stuff!

the 4000gt looks awesome too

http://www.toyotacelicaonline.com/rumors.htm

Hiko
01-16-2006, 11:55 PM
http://www.toyotacelicaonline.com/celica1/news/4000gt.jpg

he purple concept was release (by Toyota?) and was presented as a super car somewhere around the US$100,000 price range. Judged as too retro

:wtf: too retro?? It looks ten times better than the other options!

PhillyDRFT
01-17-2006, 01:42 AM
the only reason there bashing it for being retro is because the last of the GT family was the 2000gt and thats 70's... toyota needs to mann up again and start building something with a little backbone to it. I sometimes feel like those old school domestic guys who say they don't build cars with a soul anymore

hobbie2k
01-17-2006, 05:21 AM
the only reason there bashing it for being retro is because the last of the GT family was the 2000gt and thats 70's...

The 2000GT wasn't the last member of the GT family, it was the ONLY member of the GT family, built in the late 60's, and is considered Japan's first exotic sports car. As for the pictures posted under the 4000GT name, none of them look like the 2000GT, the top one looks like a riced FTO, and the bottom ones look like a 3rd gen MR2 coupe. The concepts that look like an actual 2000GT are some of the ones listed as a possible Supra revival. Of course, I wouldn't worry about using retro cues from the 2000GT since most Americans have never even heard of it, let alone know what it looks like.

Hiko
01-17-2006, 05:54 AM
Well, the picture they have outta a japanese magazine of the supra shows a few cues taken from the 2000gt. So I think that'd be the "GT revival".

Though for my blunt opinion, I think celica's (till 86)/supra's have always carried on the GT family. Look at the ga70. Two liter 6 cylinder. The 2000GT doesn't have a body code to my knowledge, but if it did, I'm sure it'd be an A series body.

But as for the 4000gt and the others, I'm guessing that's just reffering to trims. There is such a thing as a Celica 1600GT, Celica 2000GT and so forth.

Oh yea, and for my comment about the purple car looking to retro, I was reffering to how it looked very similar to a fourth gen supra and I can't see how that is deemed retro.


I sometimes feel like those old school domestic guys who say they don't build cars with a soul anymore
:stupid: :stupid:

Project_ST184
01-17-2006, 08:15 PM
wow that car is sex on wheels

PhillyDRFT
01-19-2006, 11:52 PM
:stupid: :stupid:

i was aiming at the fact that toyota has yet to build a decent sports car since the last supra, and now were left with the solara and 170hp corolla's unless you want to buy a scion.. but it's cool if you just wanna call people stupid over a message board be my guest.

Morwan
01-20-2006, 12:39 AM
I think he means he agrees with you. At least that's how I've seen it used on these boards. :P

I don't think Toyota's going to produce anything with soul in the near (or even distant) future. Scion's doing extremely well even though the performance leaves much to be desired, and only 500 Corolla XRS's were made- I'm guessing they had some spare 2ZZ-GE's lying around after they canceled the Celica. The market's shown them that making souless cars makes the most money, and that performance is just for luxury cars.