• Mar 10, 2011
Toyota FT-86
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We've gotten word from a very reliable source that Toyota is planning two big debuts at the New York Auto Show, although neither is wearing a ToMoCo badge.

First up is a fully redesigned Lexus GS, something that we've reported on and spied before. Although it's unclear whether the GS we'll see in NYC is a concept or a production model, we do know that it will be underpinned by an all-new platform that will also be used on the next-generation IS, due out sometime next year.

The current GS has been on the market since 2005 and, despite consistent sales, it's overdue for a refresh. Expect many of the same V6 and V8 powerplants to carry over, although we haven't gotten word on an F variant or whether the 450h hybrid will soldier on.

More intriguingly is word that Scion will bring its own version of the FT-86 to the Big Apple's auto show, although don't expect a production version – this will be yet another concept similar to the version we saw at the Geneva Motor Show, just with new badges and a few stylistic tweaks.

Expect more details to follow in the coming weeks.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully it's not like the Scion iQ they showed at last year's NYAS, wherein you then don't hear a peep about it for the next year and counting...
      • 3 Years Ago
      A GS-F to compete with the M5 will be nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enough with the damn concepts of the FT-86!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      both great news. i can't wait to see what lexus does with the GS now that it's independent of toyota platform, and likewise with the FT-86 - here's hoping they remember the joy the celica brought all their fans and not the 45 and single male demographic that ended up being the primary audience for the TC. Every time I pass an MR2, even an MkI, i cry.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I cant wait..... GSF ! mmmmmmmmmmmmm


      I agree with everyone else please keep it as a Toyota it better fitting under the Toyota name
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enough with the concepts already! Just give us a production FT-86 for crying out loud!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enough FT-86 concepts... If anything, this car is porn. We can look at it all the time, and it's always a little different. But we want the real thing!
      • 3 Years Ago
      please don't make it a scion....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Concept after concept after concept. Getting tired of this Concept $hit FT-86. Either bring it out, or go back and finish it up. I've lost total interest in this car with their concept hide & seek game.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The first concept was shown in October 2009. It isn't even 2 years old yet. Everything I've read says a spring 2012 release.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Like
        • 3 Years Ago
        FT-86 is the new Volt!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss the old days of the 2JZ power plant. I know, the V6 has packaging efficiency, fuel efficiency, etc. But they took the soul out of the machine. For those of us who boosted the crap out of the 2JZ, grins were infinite. BMW manages an inline 6 with roomy front cabin / packaging and still maintains AWD option.

      Can't Lexus get some of that spunky passion back? The IS-F is a positive step, but IMHO, they should have kept the inline-6, worked on weight distribution, and produced a reliable competitor to the BMW N54. Lexus/Toyota had a high compression / DI version of the 2JZ that never made it to the states. Just can't help to think what they could have done with more work on that.

      I'm afraid that all we're going to get out of the new versions are a couple extra gears in the tranny and a couple more mpg.
        • 3 Years Ago
        SC300T - i completely agree with your comment. However, time moves forward and stands still for no man.

        Toyota is not the only car company adjusting to the future - BMW is going FWD with some of it's entry model's, Subaru is introducng a RWD, hybrids are becoming the 'in' thing and so forth.

        However ... bare in mind that 'blue prints' of Toyota's historic great cars and engines are still the property of Toyota. Although the 'Big T' no longer assembles the 2JZ - they could if they wanted too because it is still thier engineering despite what regulations and expectations of modern cars (and engines) are designed to satisfy.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't really understand why some people don't like the look of the FT-86 II. I think the design is bang-on for a sports coupe. It is an absolutely gorgeous automobile from all angles and will sell like crazy. The only way Toyota can ruin it is by wimping out when it comes to engine and transmission choices. That's what they did with the IS-F when didn't offer a manual tranny.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have been waiting for a new GS. Something wicked this way comes!!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        I saw some sort of different GS that I've never seen in an ad in the gallery for the GS posted here. Could it be the new one??
        • 3 Years Ago
        pics or it didnt happen
        • 3 Years Ago
        Just think when they uttered that line 0-60 was in about 6.0 secs. Now thats almost upperlevel beige sedan territory. Progress is good.
        • 3 Years Ago
        ahh that line. I love my GS400 :)
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