Only a few readers may have heard of Japanese carbon fiber expert Toray, but we’re sure most will know the name Gordon Murray, one of the key men responsible for the legendary McLaren F1 supercar.
Well, pictured above is the result of a project aimed at building the sports car of the future, one that was designed and built by Toray together with Gordon Murray’s own design firm Gordon Murray Design.
It made its official world debut this week at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, although we did first learn about the car back in September.
Called the Toray Teewave AR.1, the future-looking sports car is two-seater electric roadster comprised mostly of carbon fiber. One of the key components is a full carbon monocoque, helping to add strength and rigidity to the AR.1’s chassis--the entire thing weighs just 1,875 pounds.
Power comes from an electric motor rated at 63 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This is matched to a single-speed transmission, which sends drive strictly to the rear wheels.
For more details check out our previous post here
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