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1985 Toyota FXV Concept

The FXV (Future eXperimental Vehicle) was a concept vehicle by Toyota first shown at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show. The FXV included both four-wheel steering and four-wheel drive with Electronic Skid Control. The mid-mounted 2.0 L engine had a supercharger and a turbocharger (with a ceramic turbine wheel), pistons made from magnesium fiber-reinforced metal (FRM), a distributor-less ignition system, and a resin intake manifold. The full-color computerized CRT displays had touch screens that could control the suspension, CD player, air conditioning, cellular phone, and 8mm video display. Speed was projected onto a head-up display.

Engine & performance:

  • Position: mid-engined, transversely

  • Type: 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, compressor, turbo

  • Capacity: 1998 cc

  • Power: 230 hp @ 6400 rpm

  • Torque: 295 Nm @ 4000 rom

  • Drive: 4WD, 4WS


  • Length: 4785 mm

  • Width: 1800 mm

  • Height: 1270 mm

  • Wheelbase: 2700 mm

Source: 1985 Toyota FXV - Concepts.

Images:; JOHN LLOYD Collection