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2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept


While everyone was expecting to see the production version of the Toyota FT-86 sports car, the company has decided to tease us with yet another concept version of the car. Called the FT-86 II, the new concept made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and, according to Toyota , it takes us a step closer to the final design of its next sports car.

Sin Sin ce Toyota has decided to aim its next sports car at younger buyers, they’ve stepped up their game with a more attractive exterior design. Although we are a little perturbed that we received a second concept instead of a production model, we have to say that the added work on the FT-86 II does make it look a lot better. Guess some extra hours at the drawing board paid off after all. As did the design inspired by the legendary 2000 GT which was first displayed at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota may have had to bring out two concepts to get the design just right, but after being postponed more times than we would like, sales for the Toyota FT-86 will begin in Europe in 2012. Prices will start from around $25,000.

UPDATE 09/07/2011: With the Subaru BRZ Concept revving its way into the Frankfurt Motor Show, there was no way Toyota would be missing the opportunity to showcase the BRZ’s competition - the FT-86 II Concept. So, in true competitive fashion, Toyota will also be at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its "faster, lighter, and sportier" FT-86 II Concept. Check out the teaser video by clicking on the image above!

UPDATE 09/16/2011: A few days ago Toyota promised a new version of the FT-86 II Concept for the Frankfurt Motor Show, but the images Toyota has unveiled only show a new exterior color. Don’t worry Toyota, we know you’re in this thing with Subaru and we haven’t forgotten about the FT-86.

Hit the jump to read more about the Toyota FT-86 II concept.

Exterior and Interior

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

The new Toyota FT-86 II Concept features very compact dimensions. It is 4,235mm long, 1,795mm wide, and just 1,270mm high. Its design language is called "Functional Beauty" and its bold, sweeping form has been generated entirely through the constraints of function and aerodynamics developed from F1 technology.

Engine

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

The concept combines a free-revving boxer petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission with compact dimensions. The engine is light weight and has a low center of gravity to attain the best possible power-to-weight ratio. Both powertrain and driving positions have been set as low and as far back as possible to optimize balance for maximum poise, high speed stability, and dynamic agility.

When Can I Buy One?

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Toyota has postponed the official launch for a very long time now, but production of the FT-86 has now been confirmed for the summer of 2012. Prices will start from around $25,000.

Competition

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

The biggest competitor for the production version FT-86 will obviously be the Subaru FT-86 , a car that will share the same technology and engines, but will feature a different design. The advantage of the Subaru version will be the STI version powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 engine with an output of about 300 HP.

The list of competitors will also include models like the Nissan 370Z and the base version Ford Mustang . The Nissan 370Z gets a 3.7 liter V6 engine with an output of 332 HP at 7,000 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. It is on sale with a starting price of $30K. The Mustang gets a 3.7 Liter six cylinder engine that puts out a total of 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque combined with a fuel efficient six speed automatic transmission. The muscle car is on sale at a price of $22,145.

Toyota FT-86 II Concept
LOVE IT
  • Cool exterior look
  • Looks amazing in black
  • Boxer engine
LEAVE IT
  • Takes too long to see the production version
  • Will be less powerful compared to competitors



54 comments:

I think it is more a good-looking car on the black body paint but anyway, great options of body color. smiley If only they include some interior pictures of this concept, I will not feel so confused about it.

Well, this Toyota FT-86 is oozing with car appeal and aggressiveness. And I must say that it is much more a good looking one with a sleek black body paint. I’m impressed with the over-all features of this one.

I love it with the black body paint. It looks so classy and sophisticated on that color, and I noticed that the front of this concept gives so much angst about it. And I’m just either curious on its boxer engine? Is that impressive?

I’m glad that the price of this one is so reasonable. Anyway, I am also impressed with the appearance of this concept, but why is it, they still didn’t any detail about when will they put this in production? Will they have any plan?

Can believe this stunning version concept is the best toyota invention. But I’d like most the inspired black FT-86 sports car. Can wait to drive one.

Even if they take too long before they decided to finally show the production version of this concept, well it is really worth waiting for! And what I really love about this is its boxer engine and it is really looks so fabulous on its sleek body paint black.

Well, it’s good to know that Toyota will really launch it now. It’s a very long time now since they postponed the d├ębut and production of this FT-86. Anyway, it seems a huge one but the exterior is really impressive for it had the classy and expensive look.

It’s really a masculine look together for having great physical power black color, which reflects how powerful this car. I surely that it has a very fast speed.

I’m impressed with how they perfectly combined the sporty look, luxurious and sophisticated image of this concept and yes. It is really looks amazing on its glossy black body color.

The engine of this car is light weight and has low middle of gravity to reach the possible weight ratio.

They are right that this FT 86 seem so classy and sleek! The car lines make this car perfect on its exterior. I just wonder if what will be the interior looks like.

So sophisticated and classy on its glossy black, the style and design that this FT-86 has is really cool especially on its front and the price of this car is so reasonable.

Toyota’s F1 technology knock out other competitors compare to Subaru’s version. The Toyota FT-86 can be line up in some Hyundai Genesis and for Audi A3.

OMG! I really can’t wait for this event! I think the event will be jam-packed with all the most high speed and impressive concept of the year. For sure, the blood of Toyota is getting hotter with the Subaru BRZ Concept.

 Ha! It seems that the Subaru BRZ Concept gives Toyota a way of hell competition! I can hear them say ’Bring it on!’. There are a lot of vehicles that will join the Frankfurt Motor Show. I guess, with this, we already know on who will be the rival car for the future. 

Nice styling, so aggressive and cool but they are right, it is so much for the look maybe they should also upgrade and focus more on the engine performance of this concept.

The speed performance of the car is not that impressive. I think its better if they have upgrade the performance of the Toyota FT-86 rather than building a newer model.

The styling of this car seems sportier compare to the original version. FT-86 has been more aggressive though the engine doesn’t perform well unlike its competitor.

Talking about awesomeness this car would best choice. However, I don’t think that its power output is that impressive for I bet its competitor would perform better.

Wow! I like the matte color of this car and the 2.5 liter boxer engine is great! The exterior looks amazing and I would say that compare to the regular version of FT-86 this one seems better!

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