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Old 13-06-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
REFZ
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Default Toyota Aygo Crazy

Toyota Aygo Crazy

Test date 09 June 2008 Price as tested £100,000





























What is it?
Think of the Aygo Crazy as the love child of a Toyota MR2 and an ordinary Aygo. Don’t get too excited, it’s not going to make it into production. The Aygo Crazy is a one-off that combines an Aygo body with a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.8-litre engine, rear-wheel drive and a full roll cage. There’s no power steering, traction control, brake servo assistance or ABS.

The result is a 197bhp car that weighs a whisker over 1000kg. That translates into a sub-6.0sec sprint to 60mph and – although nobody has been brave enough to confirm it yet – an estimated 127mph top speed.

What’s it like?
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this Aygo was a homemade special, all bodykit and no trousers. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll spot the widened track – and the leather-trimmed engine cover where the rear seats ought to be.

Toyota have finished the car with a suede Sparco steering wheel, roll-cage and four-point harnesses. The seats and doors are covered in an expensive-feeling mixture of red suede and great leather, but the dashboard – and largely pointless stereo – are taken straight from the standard Aygo.

As soon as you start the engine and move off, you realise how focused this car is on serious driving – the unassisted steering, heavy clutch and racer-firm ride leave you in no doubt.

Through suburban sprawl, the Aygo Crazy is frustrating. The big chin spoiler constantly threatens to rip itself off on speed humps, and the woeful turning circle makes tight junctions a tricky (and potentially embarrassing exercise.

But these frustrations fade once you get a chance to open the throttle. Hard acceleration proves this mad, mid-engined Aygo is a seriously rapid machine, the engine hurling you along to the accompaniment of a wave of whooshes, whistles and chirrups.

Get to a corner and again you’re aware of the physical limitations of the Aygo’s odd layout, the high-set engine slung over the rear wheels giving the potential for very snappy oversteer. With a little practice the rear-heavy weight distribution can be used like in an old Porsche 911, quelling its tendency to understeer when you turn-in to a corner.

So should I buy one?
It’s a moot point, because you can’t. Toyota spent something close to £100,000 developing this one-off and there are no plans to produce another. A real shame – because we reckon this would be the tool for embarrassing exotica at track days.

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11 June 2008

‘AYGO CRAZY’ CONCEPT CAR TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE AT LONDON MOTOR SHOW

KEY POINTS
• A one-off concept designed for pure driving fun
• Built to be driven, not just for show
• Rear-mounted engine generates 200 DIN hp and 240Nm of torque
• Hand-crafted bodywork and 17-inch alloy wheels
• World debut at the London International Motor Show

Aygo Crazy is the perfect antidote to all those wild concept cars that look great on the show stand but never turn a wheel. It is a unique machine that has been developed from the start to deliver no-holds-barred maximum driving pleasure, an unforgettable, fun experience.

Making its public debut at the London International Motor Show, Aygo Crazy is a one-off model, a “shopping supercar” that takes Aygo’s essential qualities to the limit. Owing more to the spirit of Group B rallying rather than D1 drifting, this is a car that is all about the joy of driving: with no electronic handling aids, no power steering and no ABS, it is like a kart with doors and a roof.

Recognisably an Aygo, it clearly packs more muscle with its custom-made body, 17-inch alloys and beefy Goodyear 225/45 rubber. There is even direct link to Toyota’s sporting heritage as Aygo Crazy’s carbon fibre rear wing is a part taken directly from the 200mph race cars in the American Champ Car series.

Aygo Crazy is fettled with the Toyota 1.8 VVT-i unit that powered the final generation Celica and MR2 Roadster, rear-mounted and driving the rear wheels through the Roadster’s five-speed manual gearbox. The addition of a Toyota Motorsport turbo conversion kit boosts power output to 200DIN hp and torque to 240Nm.
Compare the performance to the 68 DIN bhp and 93Nm mustered by the standard road-going Aygo and you gain some idea of just what a different kind of machine this is.

To cope with the greater engine performance, a bespoke cooling system has been designed, with a huge, front-mounted aluminium radiator – ideal for those endless, tyre smoking, crowd pleasing donuts.

Weighing in at just 1,050kg, Aygo Crazy is capable of 127mph (est), but speed is not its defining quality: This is a machine that exists to be responsive and alive to the driver’s commands, to put smiles on the faces of those inside and outside the car.

The suspension is from the MR2 Roadster, with MacPherson struts front and rear. Adjustable Tein dampers sharpen dynamic performance and the front and rear track are one inch wider than on a standard Aygo.

The cabin, finished by specialist coachtrimmers O’Rourke, features purpose-built sports seats with four-point safety harnesses and a full roll cage.

With its bold Aygo Crazy decals and T2 4YGO (turbocharged, two-seat Aygo) number plate, Aygo Crazy will be hitting the show circuit – and the open road – this summer, proving that while this Aygo may be crazy, it’s a memorable madness.

AYGO CRAZY vs AYGO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE AYGO CRAZY AYGO
Type Rear-mounted four-cylinder 1.8 VVT-i with TMG turbo conversion kit Front-mounted three-cylinder 1.0 VVT-i
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve DOHC 12-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,794 998
Bore x stroke (mm) 79.0 x 91.5 71.0 x 84.0
Compression ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Max. power (DIN hp @ rpm) 200 @ 6,700 68 @ 6,000
Max. torque Nm @ rpm 240 @ 3,400 93 @ 3,600
TRANSMISSION
Clutch type Up-rated Helix Dry, single plate
Gearbox type Five-speed manual Five-speed manual
Gear ratios 1st 3.166 3.545
2nd 1.904 1.913
3rd 1.310 1.310
4th 0.969 1.027
5th 0.815 0.850
Reverse 3.250 3.550
BRAKES
Front 328mm ventilated discs with 4-pot Brembo callipers 247mm ventilated discs
Rear 280mm ventilated discs 200mm drums
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Rear Dual-link MacPherson strut Torsion beam
Dampers Tein, adjustable
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion, electric power assisted Rack and pinion
Ratio (:1) 13.2:1 16.5:1
TYRES AND WHEELS
Wheel size (in) 7.5 x 17 14x4.5J
Tyres Goodyear 225/45R17 155/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) 3,500 3,405
Overall width (mm) 1,800 1,615
Overall height (mm) 1,500 1,465
Front tread (mm) 1,475 1,420
Rear tread (mm) 1,460 1,410
WEIGHTS
Kerb weight (kg) 1,050 790-890
PERFORMANCE
Max speed (mph) 127 98
0-62mph (sec) 6.0 14.2
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Old 13-06-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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Born for drifting. :)
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