• Jan 26, 2011
Subaru has already confirmed that it's sports car being jointly developed with Toyota is coming to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Now Toyota is getting into the action by announcing today that its version of the jointly developed sports car, the FT-86, will be there... and it will be an evolution of the concept shown back in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The updated version is called the Toyota FT-86 II and promises to be our clearest view yet of what the production vehicle will look like.

Toyota is also going so far as to say that the FT-86 II will prove the automaker has a "reborn passion for sports car driving." If the FT-86 II can evoke memories of Celicas, Supras and even a hint of the legendary 2000GT, then we say build it as fast as you can.

[Source: Toyota]
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New Toyota concept to hint at next sports car

Brussels - The 2011 Geneva motor show will mark the premiere of a new evolution of the FT-86 sports concept vehicle presented for the first time at the 2009 Tokyo motor show. The FT-86 II concept will give the clearest indication yet of the final design for Toyota's next sports car. Toyota has over 50 year-long history of creating exciting sports cars, and this new concept embodies the company's reborn passion for sports car driving.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually went to Tokyo in November of 2009 to attend the auto show where this debuted.

      All I can say about the FT-86, in that form, is that it was even MORE impressive in direct observation than the pictures suggest. The proportions of the exterior in the original concept form were absolutely beautiful.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car can't come out fast enough. Does anyone see a hint of the new lotus concepts in this preview photo?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can you recall a concept?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ah beat me to it!! Nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder if the interior will be toned-down from the first concept as well...

      I'm also excited to finally see what the Subaru variant will bring to the table, that has been incredibly hush-hush, should be exciting!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota building an exciting car once again? I'll believe it when I see it.
        • 3 Years Ago

        I won't believe until I drive it AND the official price tag comes in well under $30k.....I'm worried about the price creeping way past Toyota's original claim that it would be priced in the low 20's.
        • 3 Years Ago
        actually, they originally stated that it would come in sub $20k. however, i read just recently (this week) that they ended up easily shooting past that and the plans now are to produce a smaller version of it to fall more in line with the original target retail price.
        • 3 Years Ago
        actually, they originally stated that it would come in sub $20k.
        however, i read just recently (this week) that they ended up easily
        shooting past that and the plans now are to produce a smaller version
        of it to fall more in line with the original target retail price.

      • 3 Years Ago
      I am looking forward to this car but the constant teasing is getting annoying. We need prices, specs and dates.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Toyota,

      Please sh!t or get off the pot.
      • 3 Years Ago
      actually the ft86 II was revealed in japanese magazine. Here's the link: http://jp-cardesigncorner.blogspot.com/search/label/Toyota%20FT-86
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad photoshop perspective on the garage walls...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any word on the G Sports concept? That concept looked like a serious contender here. I loved the last concept, but this photo has me comparing it to the Genesis Coupe.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good there. The FT-86 is the only shining star in Toyota's future I can see.
        • 3 Years Ago
        And I absolutely agree with you. I missed something sporty from Toyota...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sadly, that's true--esp in Japan, sporty cars sell terribly. This might only do well stateside. Hope the car looks mostly like the original concept.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder how well the crate of tofu will fit in the back?
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