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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.

Since 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

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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.


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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?

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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.


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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.

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  (580) posted on 02.6.2012

Toyota continued its long tradition of manufacturing beautifully designed sports car like this one. This 2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept will surely give the same excitement that other Toyota cars have given.

  (776) posted on 02.1.2012

The concept looks good. The black exterior paint and finishes was good in the eyes especially it was on a glossy appearance. It’s also impressive on the boxer engine.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

I’m very well impressed on its exterior look. It looks cool in the black paint. It was great because they used a boxer engine.

  (427) posted on 12.27.2011

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

  (1211) posted on 12.26.2011

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.

  (503) posted on 12.20.2011

Well, as expected, the FT-86 is really looking as stunning as the first time it was unveiled. However, is it true that they have implemented a hybrid engine into this one?

  (683) posted on 12.15.2011

Subaru Ft-86 is the best competitor of this 2011 Toyota Ft-86. My vote goes to Subaru Ft-86 because of the style and the performance of the car. BTW, This car is also great and the design looks good, but the speed is really disappointing.

  (382) posted on 12.13.2011

It looks cool and exclusive on its body paint, which adds more appeal for this fancy vehicle. Well, I just hope that it won’t stay as a concept only. Anyway, what’s the engine specification of this?

  (428) posted on 11.22.2011

It looks cooler with black body paint! Anyway, I love the front design of this concept, most especially its hexagonal grille and the angst of its headlight! smiley However, how about its interior feature?

  (472) posted on 11.20.2011

I noticed that the design on its front headlamp is really oozing with angst! Anyway, if I’m going to compare it with Subaru FT-86, I think that this Toyota will still be stood out because of its cool appearance.

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

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.

  (194) posted on 10.5.2011

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.

  (595) posted on 09.30.2011

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?

  (399) posted on 09.29.2011

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?

  (714) posted on 09.27.2011

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.

  (599) posted on 09.26.2011

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.

  (830) posted on 09.23.2011

Well, it’s good to know that Toyota will really launch it now. It’s a very long time now since they postponed the début 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.

  (287) posted on 09.19.2011

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.

  (446) posted on 09.19.2011

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.

  (428) posted on 09.16.2011

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

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