VIDEO: Toyota Sports 800. Fun!

Toyota Sports 800 by Petrolicious

Our friends at Petrolicious have produced a beautiful film about the Yotahachi, Toyota’s first sports car. Weighing in at only 1,280 pounds thanks to prodigious use of aluminum, it needed only a 45hp two-cylinder boxer to make it a barrel of monkeys. Owner Scott Sylvester talks about what it’s like to own one. Watch the video below.

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7 Responses to VIDEO: Toyota Sports 800. Fun!

  1. Adam said:

    This is very cool. Left hand drive, though? What’s the story on that?

  2. JHMAB2 said:

    Yes! It’s nice to see something on these little Toyotas! Love the video love the car. Watching this video gives me an even greater appreciation for these little machines. I may like these more than S800…maybe. These lines are beautiful and that interior is so cool. We need more recognition on these little Toyotas

    • scott s said:

      I love the Honda S cars too. The Toyota Sports 800 was a unique and clever solution that allowed them to successfully compete in the long Fuji endurance races and GT-1 too. The secret was the selection of their flat twin engine that allowed Mr Hasegawa to create a very slippery body. The use of the Datsun wind tunnel allowed the designers to come up with a body that needed less engine performance than Honda. The 2 other cars he designed were the original Corolla and the first gen Celica!

  3. Jim Daniels said:

    I have never heard of this car. Beautiful. I love the focus on lightweight it has a specific look (early race car) that is rarely copied. Great wheels, appears to be Magnesium that add to the overall lightweight theme of the car. I wish modern car companies could make something with the same lightweight race car theme today.

    I thought the Porsche Speedster that was made a few years ago and did not sell well was a great idea. However, in typical Porsche fashion they charged more to give you less like a bimini top and no arm rest. In forty years it will be highly prized I am sure. Anyhow great car.

  4. atx said:

    Love that style of wheels, have a set of the early 1st gen rx-7 waffle wheels on my fb with craptastic sumitomos keeping it off the ground for now…

  5. Reckthor said:

    I know where one of these is sitting in Iwate-Ken!

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