At the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney Toyota Australia has unveiled a dramatic red and black sports concept sedan based on its new Aurion large car. The Aurion Sports Concept, created by Toyota Style Australia, is one of the stars of the Sydney motor show.

The new concept features aggressive styling and aerodynamics with integrated front and rear air-dam diffusers, a prominent two-tier rear wing and 20-inch five-spoke dark charcoal alloy wheels. The dramatic exterior styling theme is enhanced with glass-infused mica metallic ’Inferno’ red paint, incorporating a tonal Aurion graphic on the lower body sides.

2006 Toyota Aurion
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Contrasting with the hot body colour are metallic grey body cues around the windows, grille and trunk-mounted lower rear spoiler. All glass is blacked out and, along with a black roof, creates the impression of a futuristic one-piece glass top. Other special features include a floating grille frame with embossed mesh insert and twin exhaust pipes integrated into the rear bumper.

"The Aurion Sports Concept is a vision for the future styling direction of Toyota Australia’s sports-car image. Many of the design cues are likely to appear on production vehicles that go beyond Aurion’s new sports range, the Sportivo SX6 and ZR6. Our creative team is continually experimenting with ideas for the Australian customer. Previous programs such as Cross Runner and Sportivo Coupe have been winning concepts with the Australian public, and now the launch of the Aurion brings a whole new range of opportunities for Toyota to move into more niche market segments. This sports concept is just one example where we are testing the market and encouraging feedback from the public."

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  (6023) posted on 11.15.2006

supercharged 3.5L v6, about 250kw

  (6023) posted on 11.2.2006

Sweet. Any specs on it (v6? turbo? supercharger? Toyota could really attract the "tuner" crowd with this and the 2008 Supra.

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