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==Description==
 
==Description==
The '''Toyota 2000 GT''' (officialy named ''Toyota 2000GT'', note the lack of the space; トヨタ 二千GT in Japanese) is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupé grand tourer designed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha. First displayed to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965, the 2000GT was manufactured under contract by Yamaha between 1967 and 1970. In Japan, it was exclusive to Toyota's Japanese retail sales channel called ''Toyota Store''.
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The '''Toyota 2000 GT''' (officially named ''Toyota 2000GT'', note the lack of the space; トヨタ 二千GT in Japanese) was a 2-door sports coupe produced by Toyota motor corporation from 1967 to 1970. Designed originally by Yamaha, the Toyota 2000GT was proposed originally to Nissan, whom rejected the offer. Nissan later would use the 2000GT as a design inspiration on it's [[Nissan Fairlady Z| Fairlady Z]] (exported as the [[Datsun 240Z]]) which replaced the [[Fairlady 2000|Fairlady Roadster]] in 1970.
   
The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world's view of Japan, then viewed as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles. As sleek, high-performance fastback, it demonstrated its auto makers could produce a sports car to rival the better marques of Europe. Reviewing a pre-production 2000GT in 1967, ''Road & Track'' magazine summed up the car as "one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we've driven", and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. Today, the 2000GT is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car and its first supercar. Examples of the 2000GT have sold at auction for as much as US$1,200,000 (~€1.1 million).
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The impact of the Toyota 2000GT would be one that would cause western car makers to change their thinking of the Japanese car makers practically overnight. in 1966 at the Yatabe Speed Trial in Japan, the 2000GT broke several existing speed and performance records. The 2000GT was Japan's first supercar and is considered to be their first collectable car.
   
The engine was a longitudinally mounted 2.0 L (121 in³) straight-6 (the 3M) based on the engine in the top-of-the-line Toyota Crown sedan. It was transformed by Yamaha with a new double overhead camshaft head into a 112 kW (150 hp) sports car engine.
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The engine of the 2000GT was mounted in the front, longitudinally. The engine was a the 2.0 Litre straight-six based off the one used with the luxury car, the Toyota Crown.(hot Wheels released in 2016 a Hong Kong [[Time Attaxi|Taxi]] resembling a 1990s version of the Toyota Crown) Yamaha fitted in a dual overhead camshaft into an engine producing 150 horsepower.
   
Only 351 regular production units of the 2000GT were built, figures comparable to contemporary elite Italian supercars. In America, the 2000GT sold for about $6,800 (~€6,000), much more than contemporary Porsches and Jaguars. As "halo" cars, it is believed that no profit was made on the cars despite their high price. About 60 cars reached North America and the others were similarly thinly spread worldwide. Most 2000GTs were painted either red or white.
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In production, the 2000GT only saw 351 units roll off the assembly lines, making the car very rare. 60 units made their way to American shores and the rest were spread throughout the globe in similar numbers.
   
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==

Revision as of 15:13, March 5, 2017

Toyota 2000 GT
Debut Series HW Showroom - All Stars
Produced 2013 - Present
Designer Jun Imai
Number X1844
Toyota 2000 GT-2013


Description

The Toyota 2000 GT (officially named Toyota 2000GT, note the lack of the space; トヨタ 二千GT in Japanese) was a 2-door sports coupe produced by Toyota motor corporation from 1967 to 1970. Designed originally by Yamaha, the Toyota 2000GT was proposed originally to Nissan, whom rejected the offer. Nissan later would use the 2000GT as a design inspiration on it's Fairlady Z (exported as the Datsun 240Z) which replaced the Fairlady Roadster in 1970.

The impact of the Toyota 2000GT would be one that would cause western car makers to change their thinking of the Japanese car makers practically overnight. in 1966 at the Yatabe Speed Trial in Japan, the 2000GT broke several existing speed and performance records. The 2000GT was Japan's first supercar and is considered to be their first collectable car.

The engine of the 2000GT was mounted in the front, longitudinally. The engine was a the 2.0 Litre straight-six based off the one used with the luxury car, the Toyota Crown.(hot Wheels released in 2016 a Hong Kong Taxi resembling a 1990s version of the Toyota Crown) Yamaha fitted in a dual overhead camshaft into an engine producing 150 horsepower.

In production, the 2000GT only saw 351 units roll off the assembly lines, making the car very rare. 60 units made their way to American shores and the rest were spread throughout the globe in similar numbers.

Versions

The Toyota 2000 GT has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
176 / 250 2013 HW Showroom - All Stars Red Black stripe on sides Black / Plastic Clear Black Chrome rim MC5 X1844 Malaysia Base code(s): F05, F06, F09, F10 Toyota 2000 GT-2013 176
176 / 250 2013 HW Showroom - All Stars Spectraflame Red Black & Silver Gloss Black Painted Metal Clear Black Chrome Rims, Black RRC X2020 Malaysia Base code(s):

Super Treasure Hunt

Toyota 2000 GT
192 / 250 2014 HW Workshop - All Stars Metalflake Black Red and White stripes on sides and across top Black / Plastic Clear Gray Gold Chrome rim MC5 BFD66 Malaysia Base code(s): F32,F36 Toyota 2000 GT-2014 192
192 / 250 2014 HW Workshop - All Stars Yellow Black and Blue Stripes Yellow / Plastic Smoke Black MC5 BFF53 Malaysia Base code(s): F49, G03 2014 BFF53 Toyota 2000 GT
? 2015 RLC Gold Afflair White w/Red hood Authentic 1968 SCCA "33" livery w/hand-spray-painted detail White / Metal Clear Black Neo-Classic RL Malaysia Base code(s):

Only 3,000 made

Hot-wheels-toyota-2000gt-scca-rlchwc-2015-loose--D NQ NP 576911-MLB20675686012 042016-F
18 / 21 2015 HW Road Trippin' Series Metalflake Grey 'Mount Fuji Drift Night', '22' & Blue & White stripes on sides Black / Plastic Clear Black Gold MC5 DFL51 Malaysia Base code(s): 11903855 1035720236458351 2027679480292051845 n
4 / 5 2016 Car Culture Series - Japan Historics Yellow Green hood, 'Toyota 2000GT' & sponsor logos on sides Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Chrome & Gold RR8SP DJF79 Malaysia Base code(s): H52

IMG 5808-0

Trivia

In 2016, the Toyota 2000GT was released in the colouring used on the real Toyota 2000GT that was used in the 1966 Yatabe Speed Trail, which broke the time's speed and performance records, stunning western carmakers into taking Japanese cars very seriously.



See also

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