7tune recently reported on the future of Toyota’s motor sporting movements and now it has come to light that Toyota has decided to forsake a return to either WRC or F1 and instead pitch the new LF-A into the FIA GT1 championship; head to head against its natural but decisively more inexpensive rival, the Nissan GT-R. Read more
Good news FT-86 fans. I was invited as one of the only foreign journalists to attend a press day on Wednesday where the JDM only Noah and Voxy Minivans were being showcased by G’s, the sports vehicle oriented arm of Toyota Japan. The FT-86 though, didn’t take long to come up in the conversation… Read more
We have received word in Japan on how popular the Honda CR-Z is proving to be with older people, the latest sales figures moving the goal posts for would be “sports car buyers” again, this time into a much older age category than is normally the case and all the manufacturers are climbing over each other to get a slice of the “Hybrid-pie”… Read more
According to Japan’s “Best Car magazine”, the FT86′s release date is set to be postponed a further 2 years with the goal posts being shifted from a 2011 release date to 2013.
According to sources,”…ballooning development costs will result in a more expensive Toyota FT-86 when it arrives late next year…”
Cost overruns have made Subaru think again about developing an AWD version of its FT-86 based sports car.
FT86Club.com is at the Geneva Motor Show and took this video of the last moments of the press conference featuring Toyota’s long awaited FR sports car.
Toyota’s quest to produce more exciting vehicles continues with a rumored 6-speed manual gearbox to appear in the G Sports version of the GRX133 Mark X.
In the aftermath of last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota’s North American design studio CALTY has survived the selection process to have its version of the FT-86 accepted as the basis of the new model instead of European and Japanese efforts.
Honda has just released the final spec sheet for their 2010 Super GT contender, the HSV-010 GT..