Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car Concept

The Motor Triathlon Race Car (MTRC) is a two-seater fuel cell concept vehicle designed and built by the Toyota European Design and Development studio. It made its world premier at the March 2004 Geneva Motor Show, and its US debut at the April 2004 New York International Auto Show.

The MTRC is a response to the cultural interests of young people today, such as mobile phones, video games, computers and internet play.

Power is provided by Toyota's hydrogen fuel cells. These provides electricity to four wheel hub motors. Each wheel also features electronically controlled suspension and sensors, allowing each wheel to maximize grip and to use the correct amount of torque for the current road conditions. The open cockpit requires the driver to wear a helmet - which has an internal head-up display.

The MTRC is available in the videogame Gran Turismo 4. As it is a concept car, it cannot be purchased but must be won.

Source: Wikipedia, 2011

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