2001 Toyota FXS Concept
The FXS is a sign that Toyota is itching to make a serious roadster. With no car to brand Toyota with performance vehicles, the FXS takes over the position of the Supra.
In the design process, Toyota kept the center of gravity as low as possible with a perfect front to rear weight distribution. The new suspension is fairly innovative as the complete double wishbone setup fits within the wheel. Toyota claims this suspension saves both weight and space.
While still conceptual, a production version of this roadster would be direct competition to the BMW Z8, Honda S2000 or Chevrolet Corvette. Can we say 4000GT?
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT-i|
|displacement||4292 cc / 261.9 in³|
|bhp/weight||bhp per tonne|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|f suspension||In Wheel Double Wishbone|
|r suspension||In Wheel Double Wishbone|
|curb weight||1300 kg / 2866 lbs|
|wheelbase||2500 mm / 98.4 in|
|front track||1550 mm / 61.0 in|
|rear track||1560 mm / 61.4 in|
|length||4150 mm / 163.4 in|
|width||1870 mm / 73.6 in|
|height||1110 mm / 43.7 in|