The Toyota S-FR is a design proposal for a lightweight, fun-to-drive,
back-to-basics sports car. The entry-level model has been designed
by Toyota to offer a fun and entertaining drive, while keeping the
cost to a minimum.
Like the iconic Mazda MX-5, the Toyota S-FR concept features a traditional
front-engine, rear wheel drive layout. The lightweight construction
and simplistic engineering is intended to mimic some of the most memorable
small sports cars from the past few decades.
The two-seat Toyota S-FR features optimal weight distribution and
independent suspension to provide great handling and driver enjoyment.
The concept emphasizes responsiveness, and aims to make a whole new
generation fall in love with driving.
The Toyota S-FR was conceptualized as the kind of vehicle that attracts
its own die-hard fan base, whose members love driving and customizing
Toyota haven't gone into too much detail regarding the drivetrain,
saying only that the concept uses a six-speed manual transmission.
The engine is most likely a small displacement 4-cylinder.
While the Toyota S-FR is just a concept for now, it looks extremely
production ready, and with Toyota's current drive to make their lineup
a little more exciting, this could well be a preview of something
which will appear in their dealerships in the next few years.
|Engine / Drivetrain