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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:20 pm

A Japanese university recently took a Toyota 2000GT (probably the first and finest Japanese supercar with only about 300 remaining in the world), stripped it out and fitted it with an electric motor and solar cells on the bonnet, under the name of "Crazy Car Project.!! It was on display at Goodwood. So who is going to make an electric Elan ? :oops:

http://inhabitat.com/the-crazy-car-proj ... ed-beauty/

Just found this, so even more amazed at what they did!!..

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03 ... or-650000/
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gt.jpg and
After!!
2000GT.jpg and
What it should look like
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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:31 pm

The pinheaded writer states "we are excited about this"...................

Listen up Molly.........."you are a pinhead". In honor of the pinhead I'm going out and cut down a tree and pee in a stream.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:15 pm

Carl, I had a good look around the electric Toyota at Goodwood, and the wings, bonnet boot and doors are all fibreglass / kevlar. They used an original 2000 GT to take the moulds to make a replica, but that's about all. That's if I properly understood the Japanese chap I was chatting to! It's just such a pretty car, petrol or electric!
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