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 by Richard Owen
engine Lexus V8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT-i
displacement 4292 cc / 261.9 in³
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/40R18
rear tires 285/35R18
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
transmission 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios :1