For the true Star Wars geek…


At first I thought the content seems a bit lacking.  I searched for “the Wookie defense” and it didn’t have any information.  It doesn’t make sense.   But then I realized it was “the ChewbaccaDefense” and I found a lengthy explanation.

I wonder if they will have this ready…
when the lease on the Accord is up?

Toyota Hybrid Concept

Pairing a potent hybrid powertrain with essential sports-car fundamentals, the
FT-HS is a mid-priced sports car that integrates ecology and emotion in a concept that addresses the question, “What is a suitable sports car for the 21st century?”

Boasting a powerful V6 3.5L engine, the FT-HS is coupled with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive® to produce a target power output of approximately 400 horsepower and a projected zero-to-60 acceleration in the four-second range. At a mid-priced market position, the FT-HS would be a true “attainable exotic” with 21st-century performance.

A sculpted front and rear remove mass around key functional components, while the roof has a distinctive scooped-out section designed to reduce aerodynamic drag and provide head room at the key areas.

The FT-HS’s interior features create a dedicated driver’s cockpit that includes a cross-car instrument panel structure and delta-wing driver pod. An integrated instrument panel surrounds the driver, creating an enclosed pod effect. Armrests flow seamlessly into the door and surrounding interior. Seating is optimized for a lightweight appearance and function: The seating accommodates four and then converts to a two-seater when the roof retracts.

Yes, you read that right, it’s a convertable that seats 4 when the roof is up and 2 when the roof is down – perfect for me*. It also violates the question “Why are all hybrids so *^(&(*^ ugly?”


They also have a hybrid super car concept, but I’m guessing that will be a little out of my price range.


* yes, I know it won’t look like that when it comes out, and it won’t likely come out for years, but it doesn’t hurt to dream a little.