At the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show Toyota unveiled the first
FT-86 concept. Two years
later, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the next generation
The Toyota FT-86 II shares a lot with the 2009 car - namely
the chassis, drivetrain and majority of the body panels
and windows - however there are a number of more subtle
changes which give the FT-86 II a slightly more aggressive
First of all the lights, both front and rear, have been
modified. Up front there are also additional LED driving
lights integrated within the lines of the bumper. The
main grille has been widened and deepened, and a small
lip spoiler has been added. Not much has changed down
the sides of the car except for the addition of small
vents just behind and above the front wheel arches.
At the rear of the Toyota FT-86 II there is a new rear
spoiler, new taillights which mirror the shape of the
headlights, and a revised rear bumper with integral air
Rather than using a heavy, large displacement engine to
secure performance, the FT86 II features a free-revving
boxer-configuration petrol engine with a compact and lightweight
six-speed manual transmission.
Both the powertrain and the driving position of the FT-86
II have been set as low and as far back as possible to
optimize balance for maximum poise, high-speed stability
and agility. With a front-engine/rear-wheel drive layout,
the FT86 II is designed to offer lively, accessible performance
that is easy to exploit.
The Toyota 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 Subaru.
The new model will start hitting the showrooms sometime
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