Maybe there was a time when a car was unveiled and that was that. But we can't quite recall such a time. Especially not when dealing with a vehicle as hotly anticipated as the sportscar developed jointly by Toyota and Subaru. The car alternately known as the FT-86, the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ has been the source of a seemingly endless run-up that's included concept cars, spy shots and more leaks than a colander. And now we have one more.

Subaru just gave us its first official glimpse of what to expect with the BRZ STI Concept that's headed for the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, but before that, we brought you a couple of leaks from the Toyota side of things: one showing the stock version, and another dolled up with bolt-ons from the Modellista accessories catalog. Now we can add one more as images have surfaced on FT86Club.com of the FT-86 accessorized with parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

We have to say we're more enthused by the standard model without the extra baubles, but this latest leak serves to further demonstrate the endless possibilities in store for customizing what is bound to become a popular model among enthusiasts.


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      dontneedpants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reasons not to bitch: 1. It's lean and mean, as promised. 2. It's close to the concept, as promised. 3. It seems to be meant for involved drivers, as promised.
      Pow Ying Hern
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haters gonna hate
      Dognip
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best looking one yet. Quad pipes not required... This car will sell incredibly well, and will make the tuners drool for years!!!!
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dognip
        I agree thiz car is goin to be a HIT ! I'm already looking foward to version 2.0
        Brad
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dognip
        Just you wait until someone gets one of these and makes "true quad" exhaust LOL, as if boxers don't sound strange enough. :P
      4 String
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks absolutely killer. This decade is going to be a damn good one for driving enthusiasts.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @4 String
        What do you mean "IS going to to be"? It more like "has been for driving enthusiasts", this party has been in full swing for quite some time now..
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          I guess a young Ph.D. student (American born and bred) at Yale who wants to buy this car is an unamerican idiot then! :) Not to mention the Regal and Sonic are definitely of this decade (not to mention not even in the same segment/wheel drive).
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
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      phunkyphoxx
      • 3 Years Ago
      "...we're more enthused by the standard model without the extra baubles" totally agree!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      iKingston
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am confused as to why many of you people are complaining about how many pipes are showing at the back! The BRZ had the same exhaust setup (4 tail pipes) and I have read many of the comments on that car (which has the same &%#$@>* engine) and not nearly the amount complained about it when AB posted that article! So what is the problem now? I don't get it!
        Hashiryu
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iKingston
        The badge on the nose. This is autoblog remember?
      P
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hadn't paid much attention to these until that "2662 lbs" spec broke. Now? This will be a MASSIVE success, positively. Keeping a car at 2700 pounds pays gigantic dynamic dividends so regardless of horsepower, it'll be an absolute blast to drive. And, if the rumored 1.6L-turbo for 2013 is true, I'd think Toyota and Subaru will have a guaranteed future classic. The downside? Honestly, I don't think the Miata will be long for this world with direct competition like this. Sure, it's not a drop-top but this will eat a good bit of their prospective buyers. With the Miata on the profitability bubble as it is, I think it'll be a goner against this.
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      the rear spoiler really balances the design out
        Phontsolo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        That's a nicely designed rear spoiler.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        The front and rear bumper also get a great deisign too. I give it a 10 out of 10 design wise.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good! I cant wait to see this car in the windows of the Toyota dealers. I love how it looks especially this TRD version but I cant wait to see how it drives.... I hope the interior is well put together as well. This could well be my next car even tho I hate two doors. The looks remind me of the celica and supra combined into one. What ever happened to the big spolier we saw on a recent spy shot ? I actually liked it. The Celica GTS TRD had nice spolier on it and so did the supra.
      Teko
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm going to have a tough time accepting those tail lights. Other than that, looking good.
      peakarach1
      • 3 Years Ago
      For 25 grand is look amazing to me.
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