Let me start by putting the internet arguments to a rest. The new Toyota 86 is an epic little machine that will amaze you when you get behind the wheel and really go for it. It is also so simple and rewarding to drive on the limit and I’m certain it will be absolutely pounced upon by all sorts of people when it get’s released next Spring. Forget about it’s looks, power figure, weight and wheels for a minute and let’s just take a look at how good it is as a drivers car ( and for that matter a potential drift machine )… Read more
With all this talk about the FT-86 being thrown around the net, a bit of fun is being poked around on the Facebook page tonight and a few shots have been sent through from the great fans we have that show the FT-86 wearing different “kicks“.
I love them all actually, but choices need to be made because without a doubt, wheel makers the world over are bracing for an onslaught of orders for the soon to be released sports car. Which one tickles your fancy?! Read more
We have obtained a tip off from 7TUNE reader Rob, to yet more leaked brochure scans; this time of the regular, “official” Toyota FT-86/FR-S versions. You’ve already seen what the interior and optional Modellista package may end up looking like but this time, we have more detailed shots of the FT-86 exterior design elements. We also added exclusive translations in English to go with the scans. Click to find out more… Read more
You’re looking at what are most likely legitimate spy shots of the JDM Brochure for the FT-86 that is to be released at this years Tokyo Motor Show. Automotive enthusiasts the world over are on high alert for any news on the long awaited car and this latest set of shots of the body options and interior trim from the brochure are sure to whip up yet another round of frenzied debate… Read more
Long time 7TUNE reader Rob Pecha got in touch with us earlier today with a link to something we have been dying to see and finally we can show you what looks like the freshest evidence yet of what the new Toyota FT-86 is going to look like in road going trim. There is compelling proof that this car is indeed the Toyota and not the Subaru and we’ll get to that in a minute… Read more
It’s been an exhausting day and one that started at the crack of dawn. After a restless sleep, knowing full well what the day would hold, I packed the Arai helmet, picked up Red Bull VJ David Oshima and sped towards Fuji Speedway where a date with the Nurburgring 24hour Toyota LF-A awaited. 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
According to sources,”…ballooning development costs will result in a more expensive Toyota FT-86 when it arrives late next year…”
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.
Here’s the final installment of our 2010 Osaka Auto Messe coverage with a pretty mixed bag of Kanjo Civics, big screen LCD TV packing HiAces, a Transformers-style AE86 Trueno and much more.
I am very excited about the FT86. Who isn’t? It can quite easily achieve cult status, making it just as important to the aftermarket tuning industry as its legendary predecessor the AE86 has proven to be over the last 25 years. What makes it even more important is the fact that it has been confirmed that the FT86 will come in naturally aspirated and turbo configurations – sending the tuning fraternity giddy with the thought of the endless possibilities associated with this wide scope of tuning potential.
Just as soon as the Toyota FT-86 was born and came to this world at the Tokyo Motor show, it’s bigger, badder twin brother is about to hit the stage.
I’m not going to lie to you. The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show was a pretty big letdown punctuated by pockets of expectation and amazement.
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.