• Dec 3rd 2007 at 5:32PM
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click above image for high-res gallery of SURE DESIGN's 2000 SR Concept

Let's be clear right off the bat. This Toyota 2000 SR Concept by SURE DESIGN is not an official Toyota concept and in no way suggests that the Japanese automaker is considering a model inspired by the legendary 2000 GT. That said, it's still a cool concept that combines styling cues from arguably the greatest Toyota design of all time with a modern hybrid drivetrain. The motor is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 mounted in the front-mid position under the car's extra long hood. The deets put the turbo V6 at an impressive and quite unbelievable 610 horsepower sent to the rear wheels without the hybrid assist. An electric motor up front, meanwhile, would power the front wheels only for cruising around town. While the design is inspired by the original 2000 GT, it comes no where near that classic in terms of aesthetic appeal. We do, however, like the simplicity of its lines. Unique features also include doors that flow around the back, giving the car a split cockpit-like canopy.

Should Toyota be thinking about rekindling the fire first sparked by the 2000 GT? Absolutely, especially if it truly wishes to be a full-line automaker like General Motors. Should the 2000 SR Concept be charged with this responsibility? No. Let's wait and see if rumors of a new AE86 or a production version of the FT-HS Concept are true first.

Thanks for the tip, Kai!

[Source: Serious Wheels]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyot = Honda = No Creativity in Design

      What a joke of a design of monster proportions.

      I dare them to make that crap.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Obviously you didn't even read the post.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful classic silhouette.....would need some modifications to make it safe...that rear window appears to be virtually worthless...front windshied appears to be pure concept ...needs some reinforcement of some kind or another.....may not be "Toyota" but then, why not??
      Like those classic rear "thoroughbred" looking ..haunches..like the muscular hips of a true racehorse...Alpha looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this car will beat the mustang popularity http://initialdblog.blogspot.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the drivetrain is genius- FWD for when I don't really want the monster torquesteer of a 600 rwhp beast, and unleash the beast when I want to go to the track. PERFECT blend of the two differing ideas on how to get from A to B in a fun (and possibly economical?) fashion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but this shouldn't have the 2000GT name anywhere near it.

      The proportions are all "wrong".

      I like the concept of a "new" 2000GT, but there would be so much pressure and expectation, there is no way that it could live up to the legend.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All that come's to mind when I look at the concept is....WTF!
      This concept looks like it could of been penned way back in the early 60's tagged as "The car of the future" then you'd see a guy in a spacesuit clime out of it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The 2000GT was a stunningly beautiful car.
      The 2000 SR (feel free to disagree) is simply an intresting car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yes, Toyota should keep 'recalling' the design of the GT, maybe next time, someone in the past will pick up. This design would be much more accepting as a Celica.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That car reminds me of the Ambiguously Gay Duo's car
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's nice looking but is clearly a Corvette Stingray rip-off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My apologies ahead of time but for a brief moment I thought I saw a modern take of the Stingray.
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