• Mar 10, 2011
Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota may have a few more changes in store for the FT-86. The company recently unveiled a second swipe at the car's exterior at the Geneva Motor Show, but from the sounds of things, a new front fascia won't be the only surprise when the car touches down. Auto Express is reporting that the Japanese automaker is open to the possibility of a hybrid FT-86 at some point in the distant future. The company's engineers specifically reworked the vehicle's front fascia and windshield to be more aerodynamic – a trait that would be more than handy on a hybridized version of the vehicle.

As of right now, though, the FT-86 is supposed to arrive with a Subaru-sourced powerplant under its swooping hood. There's some indication that the production version of the vehicle will debut later this year at the Tokyo Motor Show, and that Subaru will yank the sheets back on its own version of coupe at the same time. We're guessing that all of drivetrain and styling questions will be answered as we get closer to that event.


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[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as it is manual...
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as it is an option its okay with me (something Honda should have done with the CR-ZZZZZZ). Hopefully, if does have a hybrid option--Toyota will get it right and offer a hybrid that won't be so glacially slow and embarrassingly underpowered like the CR-zzzzz. It more than likely will handle more like a sports car having a better suspension set up and being RWD.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ohh jeez. Here we go!! Come on Toyota give us the FT-86 as is. Just in case though, if Hybrid Option means "turbo" then I am all for it. Seriously though, if this headline is indeed true it better be an Option customers can check off at their own will.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It really depends on how much weight the hybrid system adds to the car. We already have too many overweight cars on the market.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota, you're doing it wrong. Leave the hybrid drivetrains to the Prius line; you know, the plethora of concepts you just showed. If the purpose of this car is to be a light-weight, RWD coupe, it won't be as light as it should be if you add batteries and an electric motor. Stop ruining what I want to buy.

      This car is starting to die by the hands of Marketing
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hybrid option. OPTION.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have no idea what you are talking about.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Looks like the "Reply" function has veered off course.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they don't change much of this design, then this will likely be my next car. About time Toyota had a nice coupe!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like a good idea, so long as it's an OPTION.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It totally should get a hybrid option. great idea!
      • 3 Years Ago
      A few months ago, I would have balked at this. But after paying $3.90 a gallon to fill the tank of my WRX this morning - which usually gets around 23 mpg average - suddenly, the idea of a good-handling RWD sports car that is fun to drive and gets really good mileage doesn't sound so bad.

      Maybe Toyota can make this into the car the CR-Z should have been.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "suddenly, the idea of a good-handling RWD sports car that is fun to drive and gets really good mileage doesn't sound so bad."

        Miata?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nah. Turbos are fun, and cost more. I expect Toyota to use the new NA 2.0.
        • 3 Years Ago
        And that is why Subaru agreed to sell a small, lightweight, rwd coupe.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when did concept cars get options???

      J/K......but seriously Toyota, "Crap or get off the pot" with this car already. If you tease people too long, either they will lose interest and buy the products that are already at the market, or you will never live up to the expectations and the consumer base will be disappointed.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If they really want to fastpace this one to production they only need to drop the Rav4's 2.5L/transmision/awd bloc into it or better yet, the existing Subaru 2.5L/transmission/awd bloc.

        I just pray they stay away from the &%%?*&%()*&* CVT trend subaru has started to embrace along with others.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I keep telling people just eat less and pass the savings on to gas.
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