litre flat four-cylinder engine
The Toyota FT-86 was one of the concept vehicles which
wowed the crowds at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Apparently
Toyota don't want people to call it the FT-eighty-six.
They'd prefer it if you called it the FT-hachi roku (eight-six
The FT-86 is a progression of the Toyota
FT-HS concept from 2007, and both cars share a number
of similar features including a sloping roofline, deeply
sculpted style line sweeping up under the door, and slit-like
The original concept was seen by many as the spiritual
successor to the popular Toyota
Supra, and while the FT-86 is the nearly-production-ready
model which could be seen as the MkV Supra, Toyota say
the car was actually inspired by the Toyota AE86 Corolla.
Powering the Toyota FT-86 is a Subaru-sourced 2.0 litre
flat-four cylinder engine mounted low down in the chassis
to improve handling. This boxer Subaru unit should be
more than capable of handling significant power upgrades
and modifications. Thankfully Toyota have retained the
RWD layout and given the car a six-speed manual gearbox.
In order to improve both the FT-86's straight-line performance
and handling, Toyota have kept the weight to a minimum
- this also has the effect of helping to reduce fuel consumption.
The interior of the Toyota FT-86 features a 2+2 seating
layout. Up front area pair of deeply bolstered sports
seats with a thin backrest to maximize interior space.
The dashboard features an unusual leather clad finish
which hides features like the CD/DVD player. The instrument
cluster has a futuristic and unconventional layout with
a central display for the main driving information, and
smaller displays at either edge of the panel for information
related to the climate control and entertainment systems.
Toyota FT-86 dimensions:
Length - 4,160mm / 164 inches
Width - 1,760mm / 69 inches
Height - 1,260mm / 50 inches
Wheelbase - 2,570mm / 101 inches
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