Production version Toyota FT-86 to be called FR-S?

When it comes to the production version of the Toyota FT-86 , we have heard all kinds of rumors. The latest rumor going around the mill reports that the officially unveiling has been delayed to 2013 .

Today, we found new details on the future car. Get this, the production version might not be called the FT-86. Instead it seems Toyota Toyota has marked the FR-S name, with FR standing for front-rear (as in, front-engine, rear-wheel drive) and the S will stand for sports car. Frankly, we don’t care what they call it as long as they get it done already.

The FT-86 is a compact, rear wheel drive sports concept powered by a 2.0 Liter horizontally opposed, naturally aspirated four cylinder gasoline burning engine supplied by Subaru. In its non boosted form, the flat four make a maximum output of 150 HP, but the automaker is toying around with the idea of a more powerful super charged version depending on consumer demands.

Source: Toyobaru

7 comments:

Yes, And its a good thing that the figure performance of the car doesn’t questionable for its has enough power! BTW, it would sell under the name of Scion FR-S in US market.

Glad to say but the production version of this car would be revealed in Tokyo Motor Show! Although, everyone knows on how the car will look like still test driving would be great!

nah they will re-named it again.. why don’t they just call it a celica..

FR-S means even less then FT-86 :S can’t they go old school and name it after a type of crown?

Well, I guess this car is much better with the name Celica. Anyways, I think this car is now getting ready for its production. Hopefully, it can achieve their success.

I agree with uncia... celica sound more menacing then FT-86 or FR-S.

Please, Toyota, call it the Celica. A reviving of history’s greatest daily-driving sports car is long overdue.

As far as consumer demands for a TRD supercharged version are concerned, I think I speak for a lot of consumers when I say that offer a 250+ bhp version of this lightweight car for around $20K and I’ll buy one. If Ford puts out a 305 bhp Mustang for $21K, I’m sure that you can do better, Toyota.

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