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2014 Toyota Aqua C Air Roadster Concept


It’s not quite the Toyota GT 86 , but it still has the dimensions of a cute little sports car , possibly even a precursor to a future rival for the Mazda MX-5 .

Or maybe not.

Either way, Toyota ’s Aqua C Air Roadster Concept looks the part of a fun car to drive, even if the reported performance numbers aren’t exactly what you’d call impressive.

As part of the Japanese automaker’s fleet that will be heading to the Tokyo Motor Show , the Aqua C Air Roadster Concept is a hybrid roadster that could very well be a preview of what a future hybrid roadster from Toyota may look like.

Seeing as the concept has been slotted as a B-segment vehicle, the Aqua C Air Roadster Concept only measures 3,990 mm (157 inches) long, 1,690 mm (66.5 inches) wide and 1,440 mm (56.7 inches) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,550 mm (100.4 inches). Doesn’t exactly inspire size and strength, does it?

Nevertheless, the roadster concept is also powered by a sophisticated powertrain that includes a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine and an electric motor. Taken together, the engine can produce up to 100 horsepower, while netting a fuel efficiency rating of 83.2 mpg.

Click past the jump to read about a Honda concept that could be a rival of the Aqua C Air Roadster Concept

Source: PriusChat

2013 Honda S660 Concept

Honda S660 Concept

Also scheduled to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Honda S660 Concept is in itself a little sports roadster whose looks exude more sportiness than its engine will tell you.

While it looks like a bonafide sports car, the S660 only carries a small 660 cc, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that is slated to produce 64 horsepower while being linked to a seven-speed CVT transmission.

Nobody said sports cars like the S660 and the Aqua C Air Roadster Concept are supposed to capture the imagination of speed freaks everywhere. For some, it’s all about the aesthetics and these two roadsters are proof of that.



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