• Oct 21, 2009

Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

We got a sneak peak of the FT-86 earlier this month, and now Toyota has just officially revealed its new 2+2 concept here at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's been a while since the Japanese automaker has offered anything resembling a sports car – especially one with rear-wheel drive – so there was plenty of excitement when the covers were pulled off the FT-86. The coupe looks stunning in person, and we particularly like the details like the carbon-fiber rear diffuser and the stunning white leather seats.

We were hoping for more information about the FT-86 at its debut, but Toyota is still keeping quiet about the specific details of the car that is tipped for production in late 2011. Rumor has it that a Subaru 2.0-liter flat-four will be sending power to the rear wheels, and that keeping weight down to a minimum will be a top priority. We'll be sure to bring you more details as we get them, but until then check out our high-res gallery of live photos below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Add a pair of turbos to this car, some suspension, tires, etc and It will make circles and donuts around the awfully expensive LFA. this one even looks better as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Uhhh, are you sure you need a "pair of turbo's" for a 4cyl car?? Lol...
      • 5 Years Ago
      PS, where is the Subaru coupe version??? Man, show us already!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey guys we were at the Tokyo Auto Show as well. We had a chance to interview the guy in charge. Should have an article up soon.

      Until check out all our FT-86 material at

      http://ft-86.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh please oh please NISSAN bring back the SILVIA!!!!!!!! soo it can blow all of these cars like the GTR did
        • 5 Years Ago
        Didnt Nissan say they were also experimenting on a shortened version of the Z and sold for like 20K?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Front vs Rear proportions/styling just don't look right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much is this?
      $275,000?
      ROFL

      Toyota (Shakes my head)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm keeping my expectations low. Toyota has a habit of building fantastic cars on paper spreadsheets that don't live up to their numbers on the road. Take the Lexus IS 350 for example. When that car first came out, people looked at its specs and said, "Wow, a true 330i killer!" And then they actually drove the damn thing, and realized that the auto gearbox was slow and dimwitted, and that the steering was had zero resistance, zero feedback, and zero personality.

      Do I like the sound of a small, attractive, lightweight, RWD coupe with a turbo 4-banger for under $30k? Abso-freaking-lutely. But with Toyota behind the wheel, so to speak, I'm not sold until I drive it myself.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ok so i know this is weird, but i would love a slightly longer 2+2 4 door version of this thing. I really want a sedan, but i love the look of this car. and rwd stick shift, BRING IT

      might still buy this version though
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will be seeing this car on Saturday. I can't wait! Woooo. I hope the LFA will be on the floor, too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        just found this video on youtube of the LFA. enjoy :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsXsdNgov0
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jump the ropes or whatever and haul on the hood release. Take pictures before security kicks you out :)
        Also if you could pick up the car and give us a rough estimate of how heavy it feels, that would be awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully they won't mess it up when it makes into production otherwise I'm sure that most of us will be pissed off. I can't wait to see Subaru's version as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Imag:

        AHH Fanboy. Get away!!!

        LOL

        No only comments like "If you don't like this car you're a d-bag" or "If you don't like this car you're a homo" categorize the poster as a fanboi. The latter one is a classic I'd say.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most of you on here seem to be pissed off no matter what.

        Companies release sports cars: people complain. Companies don't release sports cars: people complain. Looks, price, specs, complaints...

        ...and anyone who gets excited is harped on or called a fanboi...

        ...and I'm complaining about it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's about dam time Toyota put out a car that people are actually talking about (and even want). I'm sure someone's going to call me a ricer (I'm too old for it btw), but I miss the old days of the Supra, MR23000GT, RX7, GSX, GSR, 300Z, and Si Lude... Fun times could be had with those cars, even without going full boy-racer mode.
        • 5 Years Ago
        indeed it seems as if those days were soon over but now I've got my hop in my step back! LFA plus FT-86=good times ahead
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, I hope this comes out in the next 2-3 years because I'll be in the market for a car by then. So long Cobalt, hello... FT-86!

      P.S. they need to give this a new name, FT-86 sounds like a fighter jet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        haha if u could see my avatar.you would know my opinion on KEEPING the name FT-86..Toyota in general already has a name for every model..just keep this one alpha-numeric and worry about something else like how your going to build enough of these!
        • 5 Years Ago
        What's wrong with a car name sounding like a fighter jet?
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