The Toyota 2000GT was not the first sports car that Toyota made and the Toyota GT-86 (Scion FR-S / Suburu BRZ) is not the first time Toyota has made a rear wheel drive sports car powered by a horizontally opposed flat engine up front. Both of those honors go to the tiny Sports 800, a variant of the Publica people’s car. It was powered by an air-cooled 790 cc flat twin. It even had an outright win at the first endurance race held at the Suzuka circuit, using aerodynamics and outstanding fuel economy to defeat more powerful cars like the Lotus Elan.
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