Toyota at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show
The Japanese automaker Toyota has just unveiled the FT-86 Concept and the FT-EVII at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The FT-86, with 86 being pronounced as hachi roku, is a compact rear-wheel-drive sports car inspired by the Corolla based AE86 sports coupe from the 1980s, and carries a very strong resemblance to the FT-HS Concept that was revealed back in 2007 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 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.
While the FT-EV II is a compact electric vehicle designed for short distances and is placed under the iQ in Toyota’s line-up. It measures 2730 mm in length, 1680 mm in width and 1490 mm height. The vehicle has no steering wheel or foot pedals-symbols of vehicle performance. In addition, it has not been designed simply as a means of transport, but instead based on the premise of collaboration with communications functions, a concept that differs from earlier vehicles. The car is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that has an autonomy of 56 miles and can hit a top speed around 62 MPH.