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1987 Toyota FXV-II Concept

The FXV-II (Future eXperimental Vehicle II) was a concept vehicle by Toyota first shown at the October 1987 Tokyo Motor Show. It had an alloy, quad-cam, 32 valve, EFI, and a 3.8-liter V8 engine. It is not clear if the engine was a development of the V series engines used in the Century or a prototype of the 1UZ-FE, which was later used in the Lexus LS400 (some 1UZ-FE prototypes from about 1987 were the same size). The radiator cooling fans were hydraulically driven under computer control.[17]

At the time, the drive train was Toyota's only 4WD system using a V8. The front/rear split was normally 30/70 but could change to 50/50. A 4 speed electronically controlled automatic gearbox was used. Electronic Skid Control and Traction Control were included.

The Pegasus (Precision Engineered Geometrically Advanced SUSpension) was a prototype for the new Toyota TEMS suspension used on later Cressidas, Soarers, and Supras. The FXV-II may have included four-wheel steering. The interior included GPS navigation and computerized CRT displays.

Engine & performance:

  • Position: front, longitudinally

  • Type: V8, DOHC, 32-valve

  • Capacity: 3.8-liter

  • Power: 235 hp @ 5600 rpm

  • Torque: 325 Nm @ 4000 rpm

  • Drive: 4WD, 4WS

  • Top speed: 260 km/h


  • Length: 5090 mm

  • Width: 1860 mm

  • Height: 1325 mm

  • Wheelbase: 2800 mm

Source: Toyota concept vehicles (1980–1989) - Wikipedia.; allcarindex

Images: Toyota; Concept Car Central; Stepho’s Toyota Site;