Toyota concept car Sports 800 Gas Turbine Hybrid
|Toyota Sports Gas Turbine Hybrid|
|Wheelbase||2,000 mm (78.7 in)|
|Length||3,580 mm (140.9 in)|
|Width||1,465 mm (57.7 in)|
|Height||1,175 mm (46.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,000 kg (2,205 lb)|
The Sports 800 Gas Turbine Hybrid was a concept vehicle based on the Toyota Sports 800, fitted with a gas turbine engine and first shown at the 1979 Tokyo Motor Show.The 30 bhp (22 kW) gas turbine engine was connected to a generator, which fed an electric motor connected to a 2 speed gearbox.
This vehicle was shown again in the nostalgia section of the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Minor changes had been made to it: the red roof had been changed to black, the black side mirrors had been changed to red, a large bonnet scoop had been added and the plain steel wheels had been replaced with alloy wheels.For unknown reasons, the placard next to the vehicle said that the vehicle had originally been shown at the 1977 Tokyo Motor Show instead of the 1979 show.