Monday, February 06, 2006

Toyota CS&S

The CS&S is a 4-wheel-drive mid-engine 2+2 sports car. Employing Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive,® an electric motor drives the front wheels, while a gas engine and electric motor in combination drive the rear. CS&S also unveils "Toyota Space Touch," where the driver selects functions by "touching" holographic projections.

According to Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International, who featured the CS&S on the cover their 2003 annual review, it is just a design study, although every detail has been engineered. Designer Roberto Falasca calculates his creation could dispatch zero to 60 in around 8.5 seconds, not that the CS&S will ever perform: this one-off car doesn't move, even though it has all the necessary components - suspension, engine, electric motor, etc... According to Falasca, the car could probably drive at up to 40 mph before things got unsafe.

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