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Toyota Sports 800 Inspired By Fighter Planes Joins The 21st Century Toyota based the Sports 800 on the 1962 Toyota Publica Sports concept car. They share a coupe configuration, a sleek profile, and a moveable roof panel. But the 800's developer Tatsuo Hasegawa, a former WWII aircraft designer, wanted to make a true sports car.

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That showed in the prototype of the Sports 800, the Publica Sports, which debuted at the 1962 Tokyo Motor Show with an airplane-style canopy. The concept shared the Toyota Publica sedan's modest.

Toyota Goes Nostalgic Over the Sports 800 autoevolution


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Toyota Goes Nostalgic Over the Sports 800 autoevolution


The Toyota Sports 800 was Toyota's first production sports car. The project began in 1962 when Toyota released the concept vehicle, known as the Publica Sports. It was first displayed at the 1962 Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a sliding canopy roof and a compact, aerodynamic design.

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Unveiled in 1977 in the brief calm between two world oil crises, the Toyota Sports 800 Gas-Turbine Hybrid concept marked an important chapter in the history and development of our hybrid powertrain.

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Launched in 1965, a stock 800cc engine (as seen in the facelifted Publica) had 36 horsepower, but the twin-single-barrel carbs and intake boosted things to a whopping 44.4 horsepower (45 PS on the German pferdestarke scale; English-language Toyota literature insists on 49 SAE horsepower, but there's nothing to suggest a reason for the paper powe.

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This car was one of four Sports 800 models entered in the inaugural Suzuka 500km endurance race in January 1966 - an event in which the tiny two-seater defied the odds to capture an emphatic one-two win against bigger, more powerful machines. In fact, we're told that this was the #3 car that took second place in the hands of Mitsuo Tamura.

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The Sports 800 was Toyota's first sports car, paving the way for the 2000GT, AE86/Levin, and the recent Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86. Based on the Publica sedan, the Sports 800 uses an air-cooled, horizontally-opposed, two-cylinder engine.

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Affectionately known as Yota-Hachi - a shortened Japanese form for 'Toyota 8' - the Sports 800 was first shown at the 1962 Tokyo Motor Show as the prototype Toyota Publica Sports concept. With a featherweight approach, combined with a gutsy horizontally-opposed 790cc engine that drove the rear wheels, the Sports 800 lived up to its.

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Toyota produced a custom Sports 800 GT Hybrid for the 1979 Tokyo Motor Show (see above), equipping the car with a gas turbine engine powering an electric drive motor, while students at the Toyota Technical College Tokyo used another to build an all-electric Sports EV-Twin for the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Introduction The Sports 800 was an impressive effort considering it was Toyota's first-ever sports car. Clearly, the Japanese company had been looking closely at the MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite when designing the Sports 800 - basing it on the Publica mini-car, and selling it in the tax-friendly Kei -class in its home market.

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The Toyota Sports 800Japanese: トヨタ・スポーツ800, Toyota Supōtsu Happiyaku) is Toyota 's first production sports car. The prototype for the Sports 800, called the Publica Sports, debuted at the 1962 Tokyo Auto Show, featuring a space age sliding canopy and utilizing the 21 kW (28 hp; 29 PS) powertrain of the Publica 700, a Japanese market economy car.

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The Toyota Sports 800 is Toyota's first production sports car. The prototype for the Sports 800, called the Publica Sports, debuted at the 1962 Tokyo Auto Show, featuring a space age sliding canopy and utilizing a 28 hp powertrain of the Publica 700, a Japanese market economy car. The Toyota Sports 800 is affectionately called the "Toyota 8".