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Toyota 2000GT (1968) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)

Toyota Motor Corporation (commonly known as simply Toyota) is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. The Toyota 2000GT (Grand Tourer) can rightfully be called the first Japanese supercar. It is fitted with a powerful two-litre, six-cylinder engine, producing 150 hp, giving it a top speed of around 200 km/h (124 mph). In addition, the 2000GT has an independent suspension with disc brakes and a synchromesh gearbox. The car has four headlights: two have Plexiglas covers and two are pop-up lights. The latter were meant for the American market where high headlights were mandatory. The Toyota 2000GT was designed by Satoru Nozaki. The engine was based on the Toyota Crown six-cylinder engine fitted with a twin-cam cylinder head. It developed 200 hp in competition trim. A modified Toyota 2000GT set various speed and endurance records. A cabriolet was never produced, but a unique open version was built for the James Bond film 'You Only Live Twice'. Only 351 2000GTs were produced, making it one of the most desirable supercars of the sixties.

The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.
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