• Mar 9, 2011
Toyota FT-86 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota showed off yet another version of the FT-86 concept at last week's Geneva Motor Show, one they say is closer to production than any of the others. That's right, the FT-86 has been around long enough to warrant a facelift even before it goes on sale.

According to Akihiro Nagaya, manager of Toyota's design department, the changes are in response to driver feedback on the original FT-86 concept. Along with a redesign for the front end, necessitated by Europe's strict pedestrian impact rules, the A-pillar has been pushed back by around four inches to produce a more upright windshield.

Autocar says the redesigned windscreen apparently makes the driving experience closer to the original AE-86, and alleviates a tunnel-vision effect the old concept produced.


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[Source: Autocar]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Although I'm sure that color is interesting in person it would have been nice if they had painted it a lighter color so we could better see the contours in the photos. I also would have liked to see what it looks like with parking light illumination.

      I also liked the old one better FWIW... and I'm bummed that the Subie is not going to be AWD.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honestly, as long as it is RWD, handles well, has enough power, and is simply fun to drive (a la MX-5), I'm happy. Concepts are supposed to be wild and outrageous. It'll tame out. Oh and if can get at least 30mpg that would be a bonus.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wha?

        And where does the Hyundai Genesis 2.0T Track or R-Spec model fit in, in there.

        Closer to the FT-86 than any mid-engined Porsche is, that is for sure.
        • 3 Years Ago
        if they can pull it off for under 28k or around there, I think they'll hit a home run.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look quite sporty.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How will we ever get the Panda paint scheme back??

      And will it be offered in Levin and Trueno variants?

      Since you guys wanted enthusiasts feedback - there's mine.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Give me a Turbo with 30MPG and i'll give you my money! Great looking car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just hurry up and let test drive the car already. God dammit!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I liked the 1st concept more, but IDGAF what it looks like as long as it's around 2750 pounds.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the first one was a little too bland, and this 2nd attempt is slightly too wild, but as a "concept" (even thinly disguised concept), that is to be expected.

      I think they are definitely on the right track with this car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hm - I think I liked the previous one better, but this isn't too bad, sort of like a little IS-F from some angles.

      One thing for sure though, the stupid european pedestrian safety laws won't stop until all cars look like vans. Not sure it's even possible to make a beautiful pointy-nosed car anymore and sell it to people to drive on the road.
      Kiera Soh
      • 3 Years Ago
      If only a Supra can F this car. IT WILL MAKE A GOOD LOOKING BABY!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not really liking this new version. That tall rounded roof has got to go. I don't care about the windshield but the flatter roof of the original was much sleeker. This has lost the good lines of the original.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Real nice looking but, I thought it was being called FTS?
        • 3 Years Ago

        Maybe it's called the FT-S when it wears the Scion badge ?
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