Toyota used the Detroit Motor Show to unveil the exciting XYR sports coupe, a lightweight high-performance concept vehicle styled by Toyota’s CALTY Design Centre in Newport Beach, California.
An all-new aluminium alloy 1.8-litre twin-cam engine powers the front-wheel drive XYR. The engine employs an all-new VVTL-i induction system to produce 180 horsepower at 7,600 rpm. The newly developed system combines continuously variable valve timing and continuously adjustable valve lift, depending on engine rpm. The system provides an exceptional blend of power, fuel economy and reduced emissions over a broad rpm range.
The aggressively styled XYR rides on a 2590mm wheelbase and weighs in at only 1,140 kg. Suspension is fully independent, featuring MacPherson struts up front and double wishbone suspension at the rear, with 17-inch wheels, low profile tyres and disc brakes all round.
The interior of the XYR was designed to convey the look, feel and simplicity-of-operation of a race car cockpit. Instrumentation is large and legible. Controls are simple and easy to operate, and the sports seats are heavily bolstered for good lateral support.