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My apologies if this has been posted already.

Here's the link to more pics and an article. It's called the 2004 Toyota Alessandro Volta. There were 2 of these made...a red one that appears to be bodyshell with wheels and smoked glass windows to hide the lack of interior. The silver one has a full interior......but I seriously doubt they bothered with a drive train...hard to say. Toyota has a huge hole in it's product line when it comes to any serious sportscar. I don't consider the celica to be a serious sports car.

If you click on the letters at the top of the webpage you can see thousands of car photos including many concept cars.



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Dang.... no that looks nice. Too bad she doesn't smile.

And the car looks great too by the way.


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They had the substructure on display adjacent to the car at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS). It has adjustable seat configruation so that it can be a two- or three-seater, and the steering column/instruments/pedals can be shifted between left-, center-, and right-hand drive. Very clever!

And it looks way better in person than in photographs. After seeing it in the flesh, I must say, the G-man still has the touch.

Why Toyota had it tucked away in the basement of the show and not front and center of their display is beyond me.

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I'll give the chick two thumbs up, and the car two thumbs down - looks good from the front, but blah from other angles ....

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The front looks awesome I thought a cross between a Countach and a Gallardo...

then I saw the back and just thought Civic! :angry:

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I never liked it. not a fan of the sidewindows. Too wavy looking, and they need frames. The ass is a bit bulky from the side view, and those intakes look awful IMO... But I think the rear view wayne posted is the best.

As I recall this is the one with the constant RPM gas engine that fed electricity to a bunch of electric motors?

Sorry, I like my cars angular for the most part. Hence the Esprit :P

Not a fan of the girl either. She's... too angular :P


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Ugh. The front looks like some sort of anime insect. The bizarre rise in the beltline right at mid-window looks like someone's arm got jarred during the initial draft and it never got corrected.

I'd rather take the bus.


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