Toyota 2000 GT Altered to Achieve Eco-Friendliness

January 16, 2012 / No Comments

Engineers have put in some effort over the past few weeks to achieve what we call antique eco-friendliness with theToyota2000 GT. The Toyota 2000 GT is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupe grand tourer designed byToyotain collaboration with Yamaha.

toyota 2000gt Toyota 2000 GT Altered to Achieve Eco Friendliness

First displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965, the 2000GT was manufactured under contract by Yamaha between 1967 and 1970. The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world’s view of Japan.

The 2000GT demonstrated that Japanese auto manufacturers could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe, in contrast toJapan’s image at the time as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles.

This mission was made possible by replacing the standard 2.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine by a 161-horsepower electric motor. A 35-kWh lithium-ion battery provides the system with power and the entire hood is covered by photo voltaic cells to provide uninterrupted power.

The back glass is also covered in a transparent solar panel to enhance the power output. With design alterations like these, the system can make the vehicle throttle around 124 mph.

There have been criticisms all over the world for jeopardizing a classic automobile. But it is a polluted world out there and it is evident that we need cars with zero emissions more than the classic stuff.