Toyota Race car

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Does anyone have any information on the Toyota-7 race car, probably about 1970? I have seen the car in Gran Turismo 4 and it seems to look like other race cars of its time (Chaparral, etc.), but i have not been able to find any information on it. I would really appreciate anything that anyone has on that car or its racing history.

posted by  omegaV12

all you had to do is google it, this was taken from ultimatecarpage.com (im not advertising, just reference to where its from)

Toyota ventured into the prototype category, and although it was a big step forward, the Toyota 7 was powered by a 3-litre V8 Toyota 300hp engine whereas the Nissan R381 and Taki Racing Lola T70 both were powered by an over 5-litre V8 Chevrolet 450hp engine. With this obvious handicap, the Toyota 7 was never able to win a Japanese GP.

However, the Toyota 7 showed its strength in the various endurance races it entered. In 1968 the 1st Japanese Can-Am race - a race that was on a par with the Japanese GP - was held with many entrants joining from overseas. Yukio Fukuzawa led the Toyota 7 to 4th place, followed by 3 more Toyota 7s, dominating 5th to 7th positions. At the 2nd Can-Am race, Minoru Kawai was standing on the centre of the podium. Later Toyota was able to prove Toyota 7's potential by winning the Fuji 1000 km, Suzuka 12 Hours, and Suzuka 1000 km.

The following year, 1969, Toyota came out with a new 5-litre Toyota 7, which made its debut at the July Fuji 1000 km race. Expectations grew in Toyota for the Japanese GP, however, Nissan came out with a 6-litre engine and Toyota finished in 3rd to 5th positions. One month later, Minoru Kawai was able to hold back the Americans to win the Japanese Can-Am race with a refined Toyota 7.

In 1970 Toyota had planned to enter the US Can-Am races overseas, but with the deaths of Fukuzawa and Kawai during testing, the Toyota 7 project was put to rest.

The 7 featured, is seen in the 2002 Goodwood Festival of speed pits.

General specifications
Record last updated Before 12 / 01 / 2004
Country of origin Japan
Produced in 1970
Numbers built N/A
Body design N/A
Weight 620 kilo / 1366.9 lbs
Drivetrain
Engine 90ยบ V 8
Engine Location Mid , longitudinally mounted
Displacement 4.968 liter / 303.2 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Gearbox Aisin 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Performance figures
Power 600 bhp / 448 KW @ 7600 rpm
Torque N/A
BHP/Liter 121 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio 0.97 bhp / kg
Top Speed N/A
0-60 mph Acceleration N/A

posted by  True_Brit

thanks a mucho

posted by  omegaV12

is that enough???

posted by  True_Brit

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