Is this the standard production version of the Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S? Sure looks like it. Another set of brochure shots acquired by the FT-86 forum shows a plainer version of the new rear-drive sports car in red, in contrast to the white Modellista brochure shots from a few days ago. The interior images are the same as before, but the exteriors diverge in a few areas: the production version doesn't appear to have LED accents by the headlights, the skirting is softer around the car, a conventional whip antenna replaces the shark fin on the roof, and there's optional vent ornamentation for the front fenders.

Opinion seems to be divided on whether Toyota has gone too far with certain elements of the car or, after years of gestation, if didn't go far enough. We don't have much longer to wait until the real thing takes a deep bow at the Tokyo Motor Show, but is this what you've been waiting for?


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      Sue Bierley
      • 3 Years Ago
      IMO the rwd coupe market is a market that should expand. There are a lot of nice cars in this segment. And to see another automaker involved is a positive sign. Everyone has different preferences but a nice car should be appreciated. I can't speak for anyone else but I believe a new rwd coupe is a good thing regardless of who makes it. I personally am a Mustang enthusiast. Growing up around them allowed me to appreciate them and rwd cars in general. And to see that segment expand is a nice gesture. So best of luck to the Toyota and to all the manufacturers who are giving life to this class of cars.
        Roush
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sue Bierley
        There's nothing wrong about different preferences. I too am a Mustang enthusiast. But all in all I wish Toyota the best of luck and hope others get involved. Variety is the best thing about the automotive world. Different cars for different tastes. Heres to rwd coupes and the enthusiasts who have come to appreciate them.
      Famsert
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm actually impressed. Looks AWESOME.
      Teko
      • 3 Years Ago
      My only issue is that they really screwed up with the tail lights, oh and those wheels are horrible as well.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Teko
        exactly my thoughts. still some inapt designers left in the design team
        HercD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Teko
        That's what i was gonna say too. Tail lights of ft86 concept 1 and concept 2 looked really nice. These don't.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota 2000 GT reference =
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        I thought that was cool that they made that refernce
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it. Simple and elegant.
      tipdrip215
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is watered down from the concept, but not at all as bad as I thought it would be. Mr. Toyoda did promise some cars with some with some passion injected into them, and while this isn't a cure-all for Toyota's boring image, it's a darned good start.
      DrGonzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this is the best looking car that Toyota has come up with in a long time, but to leave it at that would sell this car short in my opinion. Its definitely sporty looking but doesnt fall into the trap of over styling. Theres a lot of japanese cars that it feels like the designer just didnt know when to stop adding lines to the car, but this looks striking, without being overly dramatic or emotional. Thumbs up.....now lets see the price.
      docfink
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it will be a blast to drive, like the Japanese cars of the '80s and '90s.
      cb0998
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, I know there are a lot of impatient "unhappy" people wanting to know more about this car. It has taken us a while to get some solid proof (and this isn't even solid) about what the car will end up looking like, but I think all of the hype is apart of their marketing strategy. - As long as it lives up to its expectations. For Scion to sell both this and the tC will be tough, however, if they keep both, it will prove that the tC is more of a "show toy", and the FR-S is more of a performance car. BUT, if they do away with the tC, and pull the FR-S in, I'm sure we can expect the FR-S to cover some of the ground that the tC covered... which isn't really a good thing. But hopefully they will keep both cars, aimed at two different buyers. (Like with the Celica and the Supra) I am excited about this car, and am holding off on buying a new car until i can take one of these for a spin. It might be worth the wait. (but if the BRZ will have more power.... IT might be worth the wait....) Time will tell, but I'm excited.
        Kevin W
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cb0998
        The tough part with the tC and FR-S co-existing will be pricing.
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't believe I'm saying this, but... good on ya Toyota. That's a fine looking exterior; not trying too hard, not too conservative. I'd say the design team (somehow!) shrugged off the poor taste of so many low-mid priced cars these days. Between this and the Ford Focus, I'm truly impressed that classy, uncompromised industrial design is making it to the everyman automobile.
      Vinny68
      • 3 Years Ago
      At first glance I thought it was a new Mitsubishi Eclipse. It definitely looks better than the dressed up white version we saw a few days ago.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        tvelt92
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's pretty pathetic (and child-ish) that you created an account on here just to bash on a certain brand. This blog would be so much better if there were a lot less people like you on here.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tvelt92
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        sonicpunk32
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your penis was made in Japan.
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