You might remember Toyota’s FT-86 Concept that was unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. Well if you thought that the car had the look of a winner, then you’re not alone. That FT-86 Concept, which was designed by a European design team Toyota commissioned, was about as good a concept vehicle as we’ve seen in a long time and we figured that Toyota wouldn’t waste time in producing a road-version of the FT-86 as soon as it cleans up the huge mess that they’re in right now.

But as has been the case with Toyota recently, the latest news surrounding the FT-86 comes with both good news and bad news. The good news is that a production version of FT-86 is indeed in the works. The bad news is that design that we saw in Tokyo won’t be the one Toyota will use. According to Holiday Autos, Toyota has dumped the car we fell in love with in Tokyo for what they believe is a better design – a design that, ironically, none of us have ever seen. For now, – see, the concept even has a fan site! – has a rendering of what Toyota supposedly chose over the one they brought to the Tokyo Motor Show.

Of course, none of this has been confirmed or denied by Toyota because, as we all know, they’re probably a little too busy taking care of things that are of greater importance to them. Nevertheless, we’ll keep everyone posted on this new development for a car brand that doesn’t seem to get enough of the headlines these days.


Source: FT86 Club

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  (449) posted on 01.31.2011

And the Toyota Prius Custom Plus Concept is the ugliest and funniest thing I’ve seen this year. I can only blame anime as it will be japans downfall if Godzilla doesn’t get there first. Japan never ceases to amaze me and confuse me.

  (613) posted on 01.31.2011

The FT-86 concept looks a bit like a cross between a Nissan GT-R and Acura’s HSV-10 GT.

  (939) posted on 12.6.2010

well IMO Toyota engines have a issue, they should rectify first their error before advancing to FT-86. to awful that a well understand vehicle manufacturer currently put some dirt in their vehicles.

  (544) posted on 02.14.2010

I don’t care what ever they say, I’ll be waiting for this baby, i hope it performs better than the AE86, well i guess waiting for it is very worthy.

  (1333) posted on 02.10.2010

Well, that will surely disappoint the member of it’s fan’s club. I mean they fell in love with the concept and I think that they are looking forward to seeing it in the road. Would they really have to wait for months even years before they come up with something new or something to replace the concept?

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