• Oct 6, 2009
Toyota FT-86 concept – Click above to watch video after the jump

That didn't take long. Hot on the heels of the Toyota FT-86 Concept's reveal, we've got videographic proof that ToMoCo's new boxer-powered 2+2 is bound for the virtual circuits of Gran Turismo 5.

Make the jump to see a darkened shot of the C-4S flat-four underhood, followed by the FT-86 romping through some European backroads, running a street circuit and then sliding sideways at Tsukuba with its predecessor and inspiration, the original Toyota AE86 Corolla.









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      • 5 Years Ago
      Nissan 370Z +_+...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I must have watched this video like 20 times already ;)

      For those of you on Facebook, I just created a Facebook fangroup for the new FT-86. Please join if your as excited as me!

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=170286612017
        • 5 Years Ago
        We heard you the first time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car's styling would have looked GREAT 10 years ago. Directional wheels? Really?? For a Toyota however 10 year old styling is a step forward.

      Can't complain about the rumored price or performance, though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, the wheels are my least favorite part of the car. Luckily for me, hardly any concept wheels make it into production.

        The directional, the black painted insert just seems a little too tacky and dated to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least the wheels aren't three spoke...
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 on the directional wheels. They only work from one side, while the other just looks like they are installed wrong.

        Yes that Lumina is 10 years old which is why this Toyota would look fantastic then. I'm not saying it matches the styling. Compare it to cars now and every major body line on it has been done before. The bulging front wheel arches are right off the RX8. The forward leaning gaping grill and "squinty" headlights are a clear attempt at the screaming face of the S2000. The lines in the hood and tops of the fenders save for their height variations are very reminiscent of a C6. The angel the roof/window line and belt line make from the side and rear 3/4 are only a few degrees away from the GT-R. The back is probably the most unique, yet weakest part of the design.

        So, to reiterate me initial comment, if this car came our 10 years ago it would have looked fantastic. Since then however, all the manufactures have stepped up there styling game and I think this Toyota struggles to stand out among it's sporting competition.

        After all that I will say it DOES look fantastic... for a Toyota.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I must disagree.

        It has quite fresh line derived from that FT-HS concept car. and directional wheels are back buddy, but not your old directional style. They make the car look more 'aero' which is becoming ever more important as it contribute quite highly to fuel efficiency of the vehicle design. You can see this trend in many recent concept cars.

        BTW, 10 year old design is this.
        http://www.capsautosales.ca/cars/1999Lumina.JPG
        • 5 Years Ago
        Danimal, I said the EXACT same thing about the hoodline/fender looking like an RX8 and the roofline/a-pillar/b-pillar looking like the GTR when I first saw this thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unless there are two different wheels.

        My SVX and my old 93 Probe GT had directional wheels, as in left being mirror image to right.

        and that also has it's own caveats... and makes tire rotation interesting, to say the least.

        And it looks worse if both wheels on the SAME side of the car go different directions. :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        First off- that Lumina doesn't have directional wheels. Hell, it doesn't even have directional HUBCAPS!

        Secondly- you think that directional wheels, which make a car LOOK more aero improves fuel efficiency? Usually if you want to improve efficiency you make the wheels as solid as possible (ie Civic hybrid, Insight, Prius, etc). Airy 5-spokes really don't fit the bill.

        Finally- directional wheels dont look bad... until you go to the other side and realize that the wheels look like they are going in the wrong direction. That's what tears it for me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice. Now which one will make it to market first? My money is on the real car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I swear. This game better have skidmarks that stay on the ground when you drift/powerslide/burnout/donut. And I'll go so far as to say they better stay on the track forever. If I want to go screw around and hoon up and down a track and crash my car into a wall on purpose, I want to see my path of destruction every time I go back to that track. I know the game designers and the PS3 have the power to do it. Make it happen!
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe you could toggle an etch-a-sketch mode.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll buy one, but it needs a fold-down rear seat and an inch or two less front overhang for us northern customers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Both the car and the game available just after hell freezes over.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will GT5 ever come out? Or will they just keep waiting and adding cars while coming out with these previews? They're going to have to resign themselves to the fact that after GT5 is out automakers will still be making new cars otherwise GT5= Duke Nukem Forever.

      As for the car I asked my buddy who has an original Toyota AE86 Corolla done up like the Initial D car and he hates this car. I don't want to say I hate it but I certainly will wait to see what Subaru does with it.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is going to look very very good. I can see it now with a drop and some bigger and decent rims.


        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        I was thinking that the wheels were already pushing it... and almost too big for the car's scale already.

        Lowered and dubs... there is only far that can tastefully go. This from a guy with a lowered car on 18"s.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope this car breaks some type of mold priced at 20k it will just be another car in a crowded market, it will be compared to the camaro. Mustang genesis 370z civic si VW gti/GLI it needs to remain true, as far as I hope it gets priced around 15k (yaris-ish) keep it simple no bluetooth conmctivity or infotainment, Cheap reliable and
      fun
      • 5 Years Ago
      They have to make this car. Even if they don't i hope they will borrow styling for other cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      sure happened fast. the car is sweet
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