2001 Toyota FXS Concept


2001 Toyota FXS Concept

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?

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineLexus V8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT-i
displacement4292 cc / 261.9 in³
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
driven wheelsRWD
front tires245/40R18
rear tires285/35R18
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
f suspensionIn Wheel Double Wishbone
r suspensionIn Wheel Double Wishbone
curb weight1300 kg / 2866 lbs
wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track1550 mm / 61.0 in
rear track1560 mm / 61.4 in
length4150 mm / 163.4 in
width1870 mm / 73.6 in
height1110 mm / 43.7 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios:1