House owners have been capable of finding computerized transmission with quasi-manual shifting for a while, however Toyota’s Tokyo Motor Present idea takes that concept to an entire ‘nother degree.

The GR HV Sports activities idea would possibly look acquainted, and that is as a result of it is based mostly on the GT86 (identified within the US because the 86) sports activities coupe. Nevertheless, the entrance and rear ends are a good bit wilder than the usual GT86, with a entrance finish constructed to resemble Toyota’s WEC hybrid racecar, and with a rear finish that appears vaguely Prius-ish.

The face is like some bizarre mish-mash of a GT86, a Ferrari 458 and a fish.


There’s additionally an electrically operated targa prime, much like the one within the Mazda MX-5 RF. Let’s hope that really makes it to manufacturing, whether or not it is on the GT86 or its successor.

Underneath the sheet steel is a hybrid drivetrain modeled after the aforementioned WEC racecar, the TS050 Hybrid. The battery is mounted within the middle of the automotive to maintain the load steadiness as whilst potential.

Maybe probably the most attention-grabbing a part of the automotive, although, is its transmission. Whereas it does work like a standard computerized (as a result of it’s a conventional computerized), a button press engages a really attention-grabbing guide mode. As an alternative of simply nudging the stick up or down to vary gears, there is a correct six-speed guide “H” gated sample. There isn’t any clutch to function or something — drivers can simply row by means of the automated’s gears like they might a guide.

It is kind of the other of the clutchless sequential guide that debuted on the 2002 MR2 coupe. On that automotive, the motive force solely initiated gear adjustments utilizing a lever or paddles, with the pc caring for precise clutch actuation. So, that automotive had a guide that operated extra like an computerized, whereas the GR HV Sports activities idea has an computerized that operates extra like a guide.

The 2017 Tokyo Motor Present begins within the final week of October, so hold your eyes peeled for this, and all types of different attention-grabbing ideas.


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