Unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show and most recently at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Toyota 2012 FT-86 is without a doubt one of the most spectacular looking coupe they have ever created. Co-developed with Subaru, hence the oft-used Toyobaru or even Subayota names, this sporty coupe draws heavily on Toyota's RWD heritage and Subaru's in-house super-tuner, Subaru Technica International, aka STI.
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Toyota FT 86II Concept (Video&Slides) 2012
The new FT-86 II Concept makes its world debut at the Geneva motor show, giving the clearest indication yet as to the final design of Toyota's next sports car. It marks a return to the passion for driving that has inspired great Toyota cars of the past, starting with the legendary 2000 GT in the 1960s.
With its long, low bonnet, high wings and rear-set cabin, the FT-86 II pays homage to Toyota's sports car history and is an entirely driver-oriented concept. It was created at Toyota's European design studio ED2, where its styling was dubbed 'functional beauty': its bold, sweeping form has been generated purely according to the constraints of function and aerodynamics.
The low, highly aerodynamic bodyshell is stretched tight over the engineering hard points, with the muscular bodywork rendered as compact as possible. The concept measures 4,235mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,270mm high, with a long, 2,570mm wheelbase.
Rather than using a heavy, large displacement powertrain to secure performance, the FT86 II returns to Toyota's sporting roots by combining a free-revving boxer petrol engine with a compact and lightweight six-speed manual transmission and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power to weight ratio.
Both the powertrain and the driving position have been set as low and as far back as possible to optimise balance for maximum poise, high-speed stability and agility. With a front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration, this gives the car lively, accessible performance that is easy to harness and enjoy.
The FT-86 II Concept is the latest stage in the development of a new, compact rear-wheel drive sports car that is being jointly developed by Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru). The new model will be launched in Europe in 2012.
New supra coming 2012
Some sneak peek shots of Rob Mitchells mega super shiny Supra build.
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Toyota FT-86 test al Nürburgring
Toyota FT-86 test al Nürburgring
La Toyota FT-86 è la prima vettura nata dalla collaborazione con Subaru. La coupé dal desing molto aggressivo ha già messo nel mirino la concorrenza: Volkswagen Scirocco e Renault Megane Coupé.
La Toyota FT-86 è una coupé 2+2 a trazione posteriore, prima vettura ad unire un'architettura caratterizzata dal motore Boxer Subaru con il sistema di iniezione Toyota D-4S.
Il motore dovrebbe garantire una potenza di almeno 200CV per una velocità massima di 225 km/h e un'accelarzione 0-100 km/h inferiore ai 7".
Rumors insistenti parlano anche di una motorizzazione sovralimentata accreditata oltre 275CV, perché Toyota non scorda di essere stata la prima casa giapponese a mettere... ruota al Nürburgring.
Il suo arrivo è previsto per il 2012 nei mercati dov'è presente, dall'Europa agli Stati Uniti, Giappone incluso.
Negli Stati Uniti la commercializzazione è prevista con il nome di Scion mentre anche Subaru sta sviluppando il suo modello.
Toyota 86 on the road, test drive behind the scenes
Un mois après la présentation de la GT 86, Toyota nous offre une nouvelle vidéo de son coupé sportif conçu conjointement avec Subaru. Ici, en plus de voir la sportive nippone en action et en travers, nous pouvons apercevoir deux de ses devancières : la Sport 800 (bicylindres 790 cm3, 45 ch et 580 kg) et la Corolla Levin AE86 (quatre-en-ligne 1.6, 114 ch et 980 kg). Cette dernière a rencontré un franc succès dans le monde du drift grâce à son faible poids et à son potentiel de préparation important.
Toyota FT-86 Concept.. Toyota/Subaru Coupe-Toyobaru Concept..
Toyota FT-86. INFO HERE!!!
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It was developed with Subaru and has a 2.0-liter normally aspirated Subaru flat-4 engine and a six-speed manual transmission. With the demise of the MR-2, Celica and Supra, one aim is for the FT-86 to put some fun and funk back into Toyota's road-car range. Even so, some see the use of Subaru's 1,994cc engine as a strange choice, since it's not especially sporty in non-turbo trim. But Toyota engineers really appreciate its low center of gravity, and that's the key here. One insider who has driven the car says it handles brilliantly. The stock engine also keeps the price down, with $25,000 or under the target here. At this stage, the FT-86 is a running prototype, with sharp 2+2 styling and a 164-inch overall length. Width is 63 inches, and height is a low 50 inches.
This is the Toyobaru that has been long talked about.... As you can see, little styling from the LF-A, as well as the FT-HS..
So what do you think??? Possible Next Scion tC??? Suppose to sold in Japan as a Toyota only.. Outside Japan as Subaru..... So does Scion get one to keep the Toyota sales in the States? Possibly the revival of the Toyota Levin/Trueno.
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Exclusive : New Honda Civic 2012
The New Honda Civic..The Featured Concepts Have A Litle Asseblance and Much Diferences With The Actual One.
A New Engine Like a VTEC 2.0 could be made.or A Hybrid Engine..to fight with TOYOTA PRIUS