Toyota has plans for a track tuned FT-86
Revealed back in June at the Tokyo Motor Show, the production version of the Toyota FT-86 concept will go on sale sometime in 2011 with a fully loaded sport compact going for more then $27,000. However it looks like Toyota is taking a page out of the Korean car builder Hyundai’s book when they created the enthusiast targeting Genesis Coupe R Spec, a cost effective variant that comes with everything you need to have fun behind the wheel and nothing else in order to keep the price in a reasonable range for consumers. According to Evo Magazine, Toyota is also preparing a track tuned version of the AE-86 successor that will be considerably cheaper than the standard FT-86.
The FT-86 is already a hit with with its compact, rear wheel drive sports car layout powered by a 2.0 Liter horizontally opposed flat four being supplied by Subaru. However the track version would make things even better for enthusiast drivers thanks to a stiffer suspension and beefier brakes, not to mention a price tag of around $22,000. In its non boosted form the FT-86 makes 150 HP, but the automaker is toying around with the idea of a more powerful supercharged version depending on consumer demands. What we would like to see is a value oriented FT-86 will all the go fast parts, forced induction and Takumi’s classic panda paint scheme. Then we will seriously consider filling out an order form.