For the London Motor Show next month, Toyota will be presenting the "Aygo Crazy” concept car, a one-off model design for pure-driving fun, but getting behind the wheel of this car is no walk in the park.
For the London Motor Show next month, Toyota will be presenting the “Aygo Crazy” concept car, a one-off model design for pure-driving fun, but getting behind the wheel of this car is no walk in the park. The usual driving aids most consumers are accustomed to such as power steering and ABS have been removed from this model giving drivers the ultimate rallying experience
Power comes courtesy of a Toyota's rear-mounted four-cylinder1.8 VVT-i unit which was last used in the Toyota Celica and MR2, with the addition of a Toyota Motorsport turbo conversion kit, it packs a decent punch for a car of this size pumping out 200 horses and 240Nm of torque. The same five-speed manual transmission remains from the road-going version although there is an motorsport-spec clutch from Helix-Autosport incorporated into this model. The suspension comes from the MR2 roadster and features MacPherson struts on the front and rear, the performance is further enhanced by adjustable Tein dampers.
The body has been hand crafted with a road-hugging widebody kit, the carbon fibre rear wing comes straight from the race cars of the American Champ Car series and the excellent appearance and performance is further enhanced with the 17inch wheels. The cabin has been designed by specialist coachtrimmers O’Rourke and features purpose built sport bucket seats and a full roll cage.
Despite the motorsports theme of the concept the overall kerb weight has been raised by 160kg for a final figure of 1090kg, but performance figures throws this little detail out the window with a 0-60mph time of just 5.75 seconds, top speed lies at an estimated 127mph.