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Toyota rumored to be working on a "junior" FT-86


Toyota ’s newFT-86 RWD coupe isn’t even out yet and already we’re hearing rumors that Toyota has made up its mind about releasing a smaller, cheaper, and less powerful FT-86. The source of these rumors happen to be Road & Track, which is claiming that in light of the unexpected spike in development costs of the FT-86, Toyota is scrambling on building a cheaper alternative for the new sports car.

We really don’t know whether there’s a grain or two of truth surrounding this, although it does point out a few ’supposed’ specifications for the junior FT-86, including the car’s measurements (150 inches)and a rumored 1.5-liter 3SZ-VE engine that produces up to 109 horsepower.

Toyota, for its part, hasn’t made any formal announcement on the rumored "junior" FT-86 so until then, we’re keeping this one in the rumor rill. For now, at least.

Source: Road & Track


2 comments:

I agree, they haven’t yet released the FT-86 on the market yet. Then here they go again, planning to release another version of the FT-86. I supposed we have to wait for their further announcements.

What do you mean bu JR? Are they planning to release a new one? But they haven’t released the FT-86 yet. To be honest, it’s been a year since toyota annouce that they’ll release the FT-86 on mid 2010.

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