The Toyota Sera (model designation EXY10) is a two-door, four-seat (2+2) coupe built by Toyota from 1990 to 1996.
It was initially unveiled in 1988 as the Toyota AXV-II concept car in almost production-ready form. The name comes from the French word meaning "will be" (the French verb "being" in future tense), indicative of both the overall futuristic design and also the closeness of the concept car to the final production version. The Sera is most notable for its butterfly doors which tilt up and forward when opened, and the canopy constructed largely of glass panels.
All Seras came with the 1.5 L (1496 cc) inline 4 5E-FHE unleaded petrol engine, the largest capacity version of Toyota's E series of engines included in other Toyota vehicles such as the Paseo and the Starlet. This was installed in a front-mount, front wheel drive transverse configuration with electronic fuel injection.
The Toyota Sera is of a steel monocoque construction with a low and rounded body shape. It is a two-door plus hatch (sometimes referred to as three-door or hatchback) coupe. Famously, it inspired the design of the McLaren F1's doors.