Toyota has unveiled two follow-ups to its Camatte concept from last year’s Tokyo Toy Show, with the Camatte57s and Camatte57s Sport.
For those who have ever wandered through a toy shop and thought “I wish they made those when I was a kid”, prepare to be frustrated.
Toyota says that its new concepts are “all about bringing the family together”. The carmaker hopes the concepts will encourage youngsters to choose the shape and look of the car, while showing them the fun aspects of motoring.
And the Camatte57s and Camatte57s Sport could certainly do just that.
The use of “57” refers to the 57 separate removable body panels that bolt onto the tubular-style frame. The panels are available in a variety of colours and designs.
Camatte is an open-top roadster - of sorts - powered by an electric engine and with seating for three.
The rear seat is designed for use by an adult, who can reach over the shoulders of children to help them steer and brake. The front seats and pedals can be adjusted to suit the child’s size.
Children can therefore get an early start on their driving careers, although Toyota recommends that this take place in appropriate, safe places “off the public highway”.
We only have one question; is there an age limit on this thing?