What is it?
Think of the Aygo Crazy as the love child of a Toyota MR2 and an ordinary Aygo. Don’t get too excited, it’s not going to make it into production. The Aygo Crazy is a one-off that combines an Aygo body with a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.8-litre engine, rear-wheel drive and a full roll cage. There’s no power steering, traction control, brake servo assistance or ABS.
The result is a 197bhp car that weighs a whisker over 1000kg. That translates into a sub-6.0sec sprint to 60mph and – although nobody has been brave enough to confirm it yet – an estimated 127mph top speed.
What’s it like?
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this Aygo was a homemade special, all bodykit and no trousers. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll spot the widened track – and the leather-trimmed engine cover where the rear seats ought to be.
Toyota have finished the car with a suede Sparco steering wheel, roll-cage and four-point harnesses. The seats and doors are covered in an expensive-feeling mixture of red suede and great leather, but the dashboard – and largely pointless stereo – are taken straight from the standard Aygo.
As soon as you start the engine and move off, you realise how focused this car is on serious driving – the unassisted steering, heavy clutch and racer-firm ride leave you in no doubt.