Toyota FT-86 SpecsWe may have a clearer picture of what the Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S will bring to the table when the production version finally arrives. A few scans of a purported Toyota training manual on the vehicle have made their way into the hands of the internet via the FT86Club.com forum.

If the site's translations are accurate, the vehicle will boast a 2.0-liter flat-four producing 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 150 pound-feet of torque at 6,600 rpm. While not overwhelming numbers, if the handling is as good as we've been hearing, the powertrain should be enough to hustle the 2,667-pound coupe around your favorite twisty road at a respectable pace.

The sheet also reveals that the FR-S will come in two trims, at least in Japan. A higher-spec variant will come with a limited-slip rear differential in both manual and automatic-equipped vehicles, while the lower-spec model will only have the LSD when equipped with a third pedal (which is just fine by us).

Topped-out JDM versions will also have a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED accent lighting, a six-speaker audio system, sport pedals and white-faced gauges. Models will also be differentiated by wheel size, with higher-trims wearing modest 17-inch rollers and lower models rolling on 16-inch stock.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really want to see the rest of the Japanese automakers following Toyota's footsteps with small sports coupes. In the 90's, almost every single Japanese automaker had some sort of lightweight coupe out. The Integra, the Prelude, MR2, Celica, Eclipse, 240SX 200SX, Probe, RSX, RX-7, MX-6. For some reason, they all disappeared in the 200's, or in the case of the Eclipse, transformed from a super flingable AWD turbo 4 beauty into a 3600 pound V6 Dodge Crapliber coupe. Please, please, please, for heaven's sake, PLEASE, Japan, ressurect all your awesome sports coupes and follow Toyota's footsteps. It would do you good. Trust me. I know that I'd definitely go out and buy them if they were ressurected.And I think that I speak for all or most Autobloggers in saying that we want that particular segment back- it comtained some of the most desirable cars. EVER.
      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      Standard LSD confirmed. Does a dance.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
        I did the exact same thing. Let's hope that translates to the American models as well.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 3 Years Ago
      150 pound-feet of torque sucks. Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.
        ItMe George
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        Radioactive Flea is right 100% back in 2006 Honda's Civic Si comes with a 2.0-liter K20Z3 i-VTEC engine that produces 197 hp (147 kW; 200 PS) and 139 lbf·ft (188 N·m) of torque. they should have put the a 2.5L motor in that thing I just hope the us get's the Subaru with the STi motor..
          TwinTurbo3oooGT
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ItMe George
          flat 4's are a nightmare to work on though...i wish they would make it with a nice turbo'd I4.
      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clearly there are a lot of things to like about this car: RWD, light(ish) weight (let's face it, a Lotus Elise is not a real comparison; that car is 1,900 lbs), LSD, two doors. It's got some good features. That one glaring error with the hp, though, will probably keep me away. Heck, you can buy a Honda Civic with more power than that (4 hp more, to be exact), and a lot more torques (20 lb-ft), and it only weighs 2,877 lbs. I'm not saying I'd buy one of those either, but I feel like this is a half effort from Toyobaru. At least it won't have torque-steer, under-steer, or any other front-power steering issues. Call me when it grows a spool or two ..and a Supra badge :)
        Deslock
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt
        > I feel like this is a half effort from Toyobaru I couldn't disagree more. 2662 pounds, cheap, RWD, and seats 4. There is nothing on the market like it. Unfortunately the shifter is reportedly not the caliber of the MX5/RX8/S2k's, but as long as it's on par with the STI's, this will be my next car.
          ShadowVlican
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Deslock
          it's called the hyundai genesis coupe... great platform and comes with better torque:weight ratio than this torqueless wonder
        creamcheesebagl
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt
        1. We won't get a Mark IV successor for under $50k. 2. Can't compare this to a Civic, weight distribution is too different, too RWD. Better off thinking of this as something like what the scion Tc should have been.
          Andrew B
          • 3 Years Ago
          @creamcheesebagl
          Interestingly enough, I wonder where the tC will fit in once the F-RS lands. I can see this car seriously jeopardizing tC sales. Perhaps Toyota/Scion plans to drop the tC all together?
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt
        I just hope they stick it out and build the turbo version instead of scrapping it when the sales of this non-turbo version are lower than expected. They've got to know that people who want RWD coupes want to go fast.. REALLY FAST! There are only so many "enthusiasts" who will do without ample power in a two door car when there are tire smoking alternatives in the same price range. They either want a fast car, or they already own a Miata. It doesn't need to be an LFA, but at least get something without a "1" in the first digit!
      PG
      • 3 Years Ago
      The horsepower and torque numbers doesn't sound all that special, until you consider that the FR-S' 2,667-pound weight is actually 12 pounds LESS than a Mini Cooper S. And I don't think anyone will accuse that car of being a slouch when it comes to speed.
      benzaholic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eek. Looks like even the torque peak is at 6,600 RPM. I hope that engine feels and sounds like it enjoys being revved, because it looks like that will be required.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @benzaholic
        [blocked]
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      the car will be delivered with LSD?!
      pillowhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Numbers aren't everything. The original AE86 was 112hp and while it wasn't the fastest, it was a blast to drive.
        Sickness
        • 3 Years Ago
        @pillowhead
        My big wheel was a blast to drive when I was 9.
      sysadm1n
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car will be a blast to drive if it's around 2700 pounds. And for those complaining about the power, you can easily add more. Removing weight is the hard part. This car has all of the basics (LSD, 6spd manual, RWD) and will make it a great "starter" platform.
        thescreensavers
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sysadm1n
        This, if the car gets good crash test ratings and only weights 2700 lbs thats amazing. Good job Toyota/Subaru. The power to weight isnt that bad, 14s in the 1/4? Add a turbo and now your at 350.
      PeterScott
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is kind of like having a Miata Coupe, which is a good thing. Power/weight seems just fine for this mission. My only gripe is it should be a hatchback. It already has the profile of a fastback hatch, so why not improve the practicality by giving it a hatch? 2door coupes are harder to carry stuff in, a hatch would drastically improve that.
      dontneedpants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dimenions are almost identical to the Nissan 370Z. Much smaller and lighter than a Genesis Coupe.
      Kevin W
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this car will fill the need for the people who wanted an RX8 but were turned off by the horrible MPG, price, and the early (pre 2009) reliability issues. I'm not a badge snob, but deep down I did want it to be called a Celica.
        ShadowVlican
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kevin W
        +1.. now this is a fair comparison... RX8 has very similar hp/torque to weight ratio
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