|Toyota 7 Race Car '70|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||Group 7-spec 5.0-liter V8 DOHC|
|Max Power||840 HP|
|Performance Points||711 PP|
|Max Torque||564.24 ft-lb|
|0-60 Mph||2.9 seconds|
|Standing Quarter Mile||7.418 seconds|
|Top Speed||202 miles per hour (325 km/h)|
|Weight||620 kilograms (1,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||0.74 kg (1.6 lb) per horsepower|
The Toyota 7 Race Car '70 is a Race Car made by Japanese car manufacturing company Toyota Motors. It made its first appearance in Gran Turismo 4. It made its debut race in 1968 in the Japanese Grand Prix. It was later going to be entered for the Canadian American Challenge Cup (Can-Am), but when their two test drivers were killed in separate accidents, Toyota pulled out at the last moment.
"A legendary, but ill-fated racing car that never made it to competition."
The Toyota 7 is one of those race cars that will go down in history with a certain mystique. Although it was one of the most potent races one of its day, the 7 never won a single race.
The car made its debut in 1968 when Japanese makers were entering their own sports cars in the Japanese Grand Prix. Toyota developed a 2-seater convertible to run the 1968 Japanese Grand Prix, equipped with a 3.0-liter V8. However, the 7 was beaten by rival Nissan's 5.0-liter equipped R381. So Toyota developed an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 and stuffed it into a slightly redesigned Toyota 7 for the 1969 race. But Nissan countered it with a 6.0-liter engine in the R392, and Toyota was defeated yet again.
It was time for something drastic, and Toyota added an advanced turbocharger to the V-8 formula. The result was a whopping 789 HP. The Toyota 7's curb weight was lightened, making it one of the fastest race cars in the world. Toyota planned to race the new 7 not only in the 1970 Japan GP, but also in the Can-Am series, a North American 2-seat sports car race that was gaining global popularity.
However, those plans were scrapped when the car was involved in a fatal accident during testing at the Suzuka Circuit. Toyota backed out of the Japan GP and the Can-Am series, thus ending development of the new Toyota 7.
The car can be won by successfully completing the first set of 1 Lap Magic Missions (25-29) in Gran Turismo 4.
This car can be purchased for 1,500,000 Credits.
The car can be won by successfully completing the Like The Wind Event in B-Spec. It can also be found in the used car dealership for about 4,000,000 Credits. It is a Level 23 car.
This car can be bought from the Toyota Dealership for 1,920,000 Credits. Despite having a Detailed interior, it does not have a gallery view and gauges do not work, as the car is a direct copy from Gran Turismo 5.