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Toyota FT-86 to Come Sporting 2.0L Flat Four Boxer Engine

Published on May 3rd, 2011, No Comments

It has been quite a few years since we started hearing about the sports car FT-86 II. Though not official, some sources say that Toyota has their fix for FT-86’s powertrain. Last month’s Geneva Motor Show witnessed the FT-86 which was in its final phase of production.

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Toyota FT-86 Not To Be Delayed; To Arrive November Next Year

Published on Jul 28th, 2010, No Comments

Come November 2011, and Toyota will be ready with its FT-86. The production version of the car is said to be almost 50 per cent complete. Though not many details have been revealed, it is being speculated that the car would be attached with a price tag of 2.5 million yen ($28,610 / €22,000).

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If you would remember, the Toyota FT-86 was earlier been in the news for having been delayed till 2013. However, the latest reports that suggest a November 2011 launch have brought more discussions on the new Toyota offering.

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What we get to know is that the new Toyota FT-86 would be based on a design similar to the concept that had been shown to us earlier. Though there might be minor modifications, the overall shape and design are said to be more or less the same. The concept was shown at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

The concept car had been showcased then with a Subaru 2.0-liter Boxer engine, six-speed manual transmission, ADVICS brakes, and rear-wheel drive. Get set for the latest Toyota offering soon. By the way, what do you think about the pricing?

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Toyota FT-86 Launch Delayed to 2012?

Published on May 31st, 2010, 6 Comments

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The fate of the Toyota FT-86 Sports Car hangs in the balance as Toyota has decided to postpone the production and launch of the vehicle for another two years. The exact reason is not yet known but the speculation is that Toyota is not happy with the concept designs.

Also, if Toyota goes ahead with the production and unveils the car by next year, the financial scenario will not be ideal and hence it cold result in poor sales.

Toyota had plans to team up with Subaru a couple of years back but then again, the economic situations made Toyota put the project on hold. Toyota still went ahead with the production in 2009 and even unveiled a concept at the Toyota Motor Show in the same year. Now again, the design has been rejected and the hopefuls will probably have to hang around for a couple of years.

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Toyota Readying FT-86 based Compact Roadster

Published on May 12th, 2010, No Comments

Toyota FT 86 artist rendering Toyota Readying FT 86 based Compact Roadster

Toyota might be the highest automobile manufacturing brand in the world but even then it needs to fill the void in the compact roadster segment. Instead of raising or developing a new platform altogether, Toyota is thinking on the lines of manufacturing a less-expensive version of the FT-86 sports car. The touted model will be a rear-wheel driven commuter with a front-mounted engine. It will be powered by Toyota’s very own 3SZ-VE engine which is a 1.5 liter 4-banger with 109 bhp power output. The current FT-86 sports car which has been developed together by Subaru and Toyota is expected to go on sale soon.

Subaru FT-86 variant codenamed 216 A may shun the AWD set-up

Published on Mar 18th, 2010, 3 Comments

Subaru has always taken great pride in its AWD system installed cars but that is soon going to change as Subaru is not too keen to use the AWD powertrain for its upcoming halo car-216A (codename). 216A is a derivative of another concept sports car, Toyota FT-86 and as per reports; the AWD is being pulled out as that will make the 216A unreasonably expensive.

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All these imply that the 216A will be a replica of the FT-86 with a redesigned front end and the spacing in front of the A pillar. Toyota may go ahead with a performance version of the FT-86 (G Sports) in the future and that will mean a 216A STI model can also be on the cards. All STI models feature an AWD set-up so this leaves us in a state of confusion, more than anything.

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