The FT-86 (Future Toyota 86), what can we say? If Toyota builds a car that is 90% of what we see here 7Tune will be one of the first in line! Follow the jump for 40+ new photos and some more specs.
Toyota have released some more up close and personal pics of their pride and joy and the detail and quality of the concept is stunning. The design team put the Toyota autoclave to use highlighting features with wet carbon.
Eagle-eyed fans would have noticed Fuji Speedway (owned by Toyota) showing in the dash cluster.
The gorgeous 19″ alloys are wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 R19… We have our doubts whether the production version of the FT-86, a rumored $25k car, will roll on 19″ wheels which is a slight concern because anything smaller simply wont fill those guards.
The hood is an absolute work of art.
A secret message on the pedals?
Almost retro design for the door skins, reminds us a bit of a Nintendo NES.
After looking at these pics for the best part of an hour, I really do feel like I am looking at an AE86. They have taken the lines, soul, and concept behind the AE86, thrown it in a blender with a 2011 calendar and this is the result.
Toyota have provided us with a little more info:
FT-86 Concept (world premiere)
The FT-86 (“86” pronounced “hachi roku”), a compact rear-wheel-drive sports car, provides driving joy and excitement.
- Compact design gives driver greater control, while body’s lightness and low center of gravity allow racecar-like handling
- Both power and environmental performance provided by 2-liter boxer engine and light body
- Flash Red body color contains hint of blue; interior expresses modern feel with minimal coverage of the highly refined structural components evoking enthusiasm for cruising
|FT-86 Concept||4,160 mm||1,760 mm||1,260 mm||2,570 mm||4|
While not exact, they do come close to the Legacy specs we reported on not long ago.
About the brakes:
ADVICS is a brake system development and marketing company founded jointly in 2001 by AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd., DENSO Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation so it comes as no surprise that ADVICS would be called upon to design and manufacture the braking system for the FT-86 Concept. Whether or not the brake system in whole or part is carried over to the production model remains to be seen so let’s hope that the cost cutting bug doesn’t extend to downgrading the 4-pot calipers to something more suitable for a FWD econobox.
It’s a great time for the sports car enthusiast, we’re seeing the concept and birth of some legendary cars that are so long overdue!
Check out the gallery below for hi-res photos.
Thanks for the tip Leo!
Photos: Toyota / Car@Nifty
Words: Steven Neumann / Justin Karow