The scandal surrounding Toyota’s accelerator ‘issue’ keeps, errr… accelerating. Not a good scenario for either customer or company, the problem and associated resolution are in danger of bankrupting the company, and possibly inflicting permanent damage to a once-flawless brand. Ford and Audi have had similar damaging scare-stories in the last 25 years, and survived, but the scale and seriousness of this particular problem is in a different league.
Leaving aside these minor problems…. instead, revel in the sheer beauty of undoubtedly Toyota’s most beautiful car. Designed by Count Albrecht Goertz in ’67, who left a pretty stunning legacy including Datsun’s Z-car and BMW’s 507, the 2000GT is possibly the most slinky, lithe, and downright sexy car ever made. Impossibly low and exquisitely proportioned, it manages to make the Jaguar E-type, its more famous contemporary, look ungainly and under-wheeled.
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