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Toyota out-innovates Tesla (with a boat?)

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by mspohr, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    I don't know if this is a joke or not (It's not April 1 yet but this could be an early release).
    Toyota Motor Corp (TM) Imitates Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Shows Sparks Of Innovation
    "Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) is the latest automaker to show some sparks of innovation in its vehicle, as it gears up to showcase a new concept EV next month at the Milan Design Week 2016. Concept cars typically show upcoming technologies and future developments; however, the Japanese automaker has astonished everyone by adopting a tactic which is alien to concept cars. Toyota has built its latest concept model using wood instead of latest automotive manufacturing materials, like steel or aluminum."

    I just don't know what to say...
     
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    Seems like a joke to me...
     
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    Reminds me of the Rimac boat/submarine concept. Can't find any pictures of it now, but it would just drive into the water. Or maybe it was just a boat and not a sub. Seems that Toyota is doing the same thing. It's not like this would help in a Tsunami. It would get crushed like everything else in the path of the wall of water.
     
  5. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Not Rimac, Rinspeed.

    LOL: Rinspeed sQuba
     
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    Thanks Doug! I knew I had seen it and it started with an "R".
     
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    I think a car makes a lousy boat and a boat makes a lousy car. I decided to do my own conversion and had a blast doing it.
    This is my conversion of a 2016 175 Bayliner:
     
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    Toyota's potential game-changer is its i-Road IMO.
    A 1+1 enclosed, electric 30 mph scooter with tilting mechanism for use in inner cities.
    May lend itself to a bigger 100+ mph version that can accommodate three...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mspohr

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    Another weird mobile.
     
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    Clarkson beat Toyota execs to it. Toybota...

     
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    I loved that episode! I miss Top Gear.:(
     

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