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Crazy Car Project’s Electric 2000GT SEV

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Back in 2007, contributor Murilee Martin and I wandering around the Monterey He commented, I wonder if they a 2000GT here. I’ve seen one.

Come me, I answered, offering no clue to the that awaited him.

We walked around the infield to the display. As we ’rounded the bend, around 20 examples of the ultra-rare, stab at 60s supercardom came view. Murilee was verily and with good reason.

an icon of Japanese motoring if Chevrolet had only built 351 Vettes. Or if Aston Martin had constructed 645 William Towns Perhaps the second statistic exactly the most sterling

Regardless, you get the picture.

While its numbers seem downright today, especially compared to and Maranello’s contemporary fire-breathers, the put the world on notice that the could do a sports car as well as Indeed, when the 2000GT set speed and endurance records in the of 1966, Porsche hauled out the 911R to answer the call.

So of the machine before you? an electric 2000GT which made its debut at the Tokyo Salon. Some may call the Yamaha-massaged SOHC straight six nearly as unique as the car itself from the engine bay and swapping in an powertrain an especially egregious act of blasphemy. There’s some to that argument, to be sure. On the hand, would you look at it?

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It’s like a perfectly-rendered rendition of its former self.

The vehicle to emerge from Crazy Car Project. the electrified was constructed with input Toyota, as well as industry Panasonic, JBL and Gentex. Crazy Car refers to it as the 2000GT SEV, for Electric Vehicle, owing to the hood covered in photovoltaic We can’t imagine that add all that much juice to the but the color scheme strikes the right balance between and modern, as does the wheel Even the alcantara interior a hit-or-miss choice on many a car — looks fantastic.

It’s a machine that’d be to hate were the execution not so fabulous. But in this particular it’s so crazy that it does work.

VIDEO: Toyota 2000GT SEV from Car Project

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