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Monday, November 23, 2015

Toyota's iconic concept car in the 1970s

Toyota EX-7 is a two-passenger concept car built by Toyota and shown during the Tokyo Motor Show 1970. This concept car is an experiment to see how the look of a supercar built based on Toyota 7 race car.
1972 Toyota EX-7 Concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LnA3yc)
Toyota EX-7 is also the fourth draft of a series of Toyota experimental concept car (which gave the prefix 'EX' on the concept car), and the car  equipped with 5.0-liter (310 cubic inch) middle V8 engine, similar to that carried Toyota 7-except the EX-7 does not have a turbocharger.
Top view of 1972 Toyota EX-7 Concept car with its roof top-hinged doors opened. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1luWcWx)
In addition, the Toyota 7 engine was able to burst the power of 800 bhp (600 kW), while the EX-7 only has a power of 450 PS (330 kW) for use on public roads. The engine combined with a manual transmission that is part of a transaxle system with double-wishbone independent suspension on all four wheels and ventilated disc brakes are used on both the front and rear.
Interior view of 1972 Toyota EX-7 Concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1l77XSH)
The Toyota EX-7 exterior design has a unique look, with the front of the 'sharp', and beautifully flowing into the large front glass, where two fixed glass roof panel pinned to contribute to the light and airy look inside its cabin.
Rear side view of 1972 Toyota EX-7 Concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HZgUYE)
Two of the glass roof panels installed on the roof's top-hinged door, which can be lifted for access to the cabin. Interestingly, once the door is opened, the driver's seat to be pushed up to facilitate enter to the cabin of the iconic concept car.
1972 Toyota EX-7 Concept car in the Toyota's car advertising poster that time. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1l77XSH)
Toyota EX-7 was only built as a study, but this does not prevent the company to use this iconic concept car in their car advertising materials at that time, which indicates the relationship between past, present and future of Toyota. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUPERCARZ]
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