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Seven of the Toyota was a Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha 1968-1970 produced two-seater racing car for the group of 7-Regulations FIA .

His debut with the celebrated V8 engine equipped cars with a victory at the 5th Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway , on the 3rd May was discharged 1968th In this race, four Toyota Seven racing car used.


Jiro Kawano, also on the Toyota 2000GT was involved, worked with decisive in the design and development of the Toyota 7th Development and construction of the vehicle, however, took partner Yamaha.

At his debut race in the Toyota was Seven with a 3-liter V8 engine with a double overhead camshaft ( DOHC motorized).

The prototype for the first test at Suzuka was also equipped with a 2-liter direct injection engine from the 2000GT.

Specifications of the Toyota 7 in 1970 (naturally aspirated version)

  • Dimensions
  • Length: 3,750 mm
  • Width: 2,040 mm
  • Height: 840 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,350 mm
  • Weight: 620 kg with driver
  • Chassis: tubular aluminum space frame (all-aluminum body)
  • Suspension: Independent wishbone / coil springs (front), four-link / coil springs (rear)
  • Brakes: V-Disc Toyota
  • Tires: Firestone Indy
  • Engine: Toyota V8 4968 cc, fork angle 90 °, 4 valves per cylinder
  • Power: 600 bhp at 7600/min
  • Transmission: 5-speed Aisin

The Seven Toyota and the CanAm Series

With 5-liter V8, Toyota could the Seven against the powerful American cars of the CanAm series use.

The Seven Toyota with twin turbo engine

The top version of Seven Toyota was equipped with two turbochargers and made about 800 hp, were not to be used.

In 1970 it was decided by the Japanese motorsport federation JAF that the Grand Prix could be held only single-seater vehicles. Thus, Toyota was forced to stop the further development of Toyota Seven.