• Oct 15, 2009
Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for image gallery

We're eagerly awaiting our first live encounter with the Toyota FT-86 Concept next week at the Tokyo Motor Show. But before we endure the long flight over the Pacific, the crew at the freshly hosted FT-86 Club has scrounged up a bevy of live shots of Toyota's new coupe in the studio.

The more we see, the more we like. And these detail images give us a clearer view of the subtle design elements that make the reborn Hachiroku so damn appealing. We're particularly partial to the straked vents aft of the front wheels that tie in with the rest of the coupe's triangular elements, and plenty of carbon fiber detailing on the door handles, side mirrors, wheels and rear diffuser doesn't hurt, either. The interior remains show-car wacky (the zippered slot for the DVD player is pure silliness, but we're digging it), but the overall aesthetic strikes us as eerily production ready -- save our favorite feature, the A-pillars bisected by a piece of glass to aid visibility while sliding sideways (similar to Volvo's 2001 SCC concept). Here's hoping the FT-86 makes it from the show stand to the sales floor unscathed and delivers the driving dynamics to finally bring Toyota back from the brink.



[Source: FT-86Club]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I sadly see this being neutered once it reaches Toyota for production :(
      To me it looks great and has that agressive look one likes to see in a sports car. But seriously here, Toyota has been playing it safe for way to long in design. I pray that I'll be wrong and that Toyoda will ensure that some "life" is brought back into Toyota via this car.

      One last thing.. if/when this car is released what is going to happen with the Scion Tc? Its supposed to be the um Sporty Coupe in the line up so I dunno curious if anyone has any idea/thoughts on this :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice shots...

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice shots...

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. But not mad about it. Just not 'clean' enough.

      http://www.carnorama.com
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cleaning this up would ruin it. Leave it alone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @ Victor. No, Jo is right and you are horrible wrong. Toyota already has, in Lexus trim, a RWD V8 in the IS-F. If it was fast around the nurburgring, the new benchmark for a performance car, lol, You'd have heard about it. It's 2.5x as expensive. Toyota is smart enough not to Sh#t where they eat.

      We're talking in terms of both performance and price point. Toyota stated approx 2 mos ago the pwr would have to be reduced to 160, from the original 200, to maintain the price point.

      Finally,
      THIS IS A DAMN PROTOTYPE. A SHOW CAR. NOT FINAL PRODUCTION, BUY OFF THE LOT, SPEC. The one i will buy from the lot won't look anything like this.

      Take your big engine nonsense talk to the mustang forums. You're disrespecting the hachi-roku.

      I agree totally with Jo. Read Boxer Fanatic's posts as well. He has a clue. you don't, Vic.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks great. Cant wait for the prodution car....a Lexus badge would fit very nicely on this car also.


      Another nice vehicle from Toyota I cant wait for.



      Toyotas on a roll.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Toyota doesn't have the balls to build a coupe anymore. I doubt this will see the light of day, but I hope it does. To hell with mpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      The zig-zag cutline of the hood is fantastic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      anyone else seeing scuffed paint and shoddy carbon fiber lay up? unless they're debuting new inexpensive carbon fiber production tech then they should have tried harder... but i LOVE this car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice car. This is actually one Toyota car I can actually look at.

      But with Toyota's usual blandness this is just a pipe dream.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man is that ugly. It looks like they got the team who did the IS-F to work on this, and they put a bunch of unnecessary sharp angles everywhere. Typical Toyota.

      At least their still trying, as the Honda design team seems to have given up all together these days.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't believe nobody has said it yet. Throw either a swanky 400 hp V8 in this, or a turbo V6 and brand this sucker as a supra. Sell it for around 40-60k and you have yourself a real GTR killer, not to mention a hell of a Camaro, Mustang and Challenger competitor.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Victor-

        Your statement makes not one wee bit of sense. This car is to be priced at $20,000. Think Miata. There is no way in hell that Toyota can meet its price point with a V8 or turbo V6. Do a little more research, young grasshopper. Also, I think most people would rather have a tight, lightweight, tossable car than a heavy pig that turns like a sloppy vagina. Your wish for a V8 or a turbo V6 for this car means that you are not only a ricer, but looking at the wrong car. Go buy a Camaro or Genesis.

        Finally, saying that this car will be a GTR killer with a V8 or turbo V6 shows your lack of intelligence. Vicky, the GTR is more than a powerful engine. And to say that a GTR killer would be a competitor to the Camaro and Mustang is completely retarded. That's like saying if Honda just turbocharged the S2000, it will be a ZR1 killer, plus a serious competitor to the Genesis turbo and Mustang GT. WTF are you smoking, son?
        • 5 Years Ago
        First of all Joe, how about you stop insulting me. It makes you look like the unintelligent one. Second of all there's no way a car that looks like this is going to be a 20k coupe. They will strip the hell out of it for production to get there. I'm saying they need to make this exact car maybe a little more production friendly and throw a v8 or turbo v6 in it to make it a supra. I was referring to gtr killer in the value sense not overall performance. Supras have typically been skyline competitors but cheaper this would be no different. Third since when does wanting a turbo v6 or v8 make someone a ricer?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Definition taken from Webster's Dictionary.

        Ricer: ric-er [rahy-ser]

        -noun

        a person who immediately suggests stuffing a turbo V6 or 400HP V8 into anything that has wheels and moves, Hotwheels toy cars included.

        Synonyms: Victor
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