Archive for October, 2009

According to Autotelegraaf, a senior Toyota official has confirmed that there may indeed be a convertible version of the FT-86 coupe if the demand proves to be strong. This is the first mention we have heard from Toyota regarding a potential convertible version. Unless it’s already under testing currently, a convertible version of the FT-86 [...]

Bummer for Subaru fans from down under. The FT-86 (086a joint platform) which Subaru has co-developed with Toyota will likely not be heading to Australia, at least as a Subaru model. This announcement was made by Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior following the unveiling of the Toyota FT-86 at the Tokyo Motor Show, currently [...]

Wednesday October 21, 2009 01:01

Tokyo Motor Show is underway! Toyota FT-86 spotted!

The Tokyo Motor Show has begun in just the past few hours and the Toyota has not been shy about showing the Toyota FT-86 to the automotive press media! The FT-86 is located front and center in Toyota’s exhibit space (as seen in this video). Some photos of the FT-86 have already begun rolling in, [...]

It has already been revealed (via a leaked demo) that the Toyota FT-86 concept will be featured in the latest version of the immensely popular Gran Turismo game franchise, in the form of Gran Turismo 5. We now bring you the best screen captures yet of the FT-86 from the game. You can see the [...]

Monday October 19, 2009 17:53

Toyota FT-86 Convertible Rendered

Forum member goddardca has put together the first rendered speculations of what a Toyota FT-86 may look like in convertible form… and we love it! The low slung sloping roofline on the concept lends itself very easily to a sleek looking convertible. We dare even say that the rendered version has a certain look of [...]

Here’s the first ever video of the Toyota-Subaru 086a test mule in testing at the Nubrugring. Sporting heavy camoflage, it’s difficult to tell exactly what the prototype looks like underneath, and even if we could, there’s no telling that what’s underneath is a final form. And since Toyota has already released images of its version [...]

We bring you this new set of shots from a studio showing of the Toyota FT-86, featuring some great closeups of various interior details. We particular like the closeups of the mega futuristic dashboard and gauges which clearly shows the Fuji Raceway map as well as the neat built-in lap timer. Also showing clearly now [...]

Tuesday October 13, 2009 11:02

NEW Subaru 086A STi impression and info

The regular Subaru 086A is expected to use Subaru’s EJ20 flat 4 boxer engine with D4-S direct/port injection, Aisin 6 speed tranny, and Lexus IS rear differential. Projected power has been anywhere from 160ps to 200ps. Holiday Auto (via 7tune) now reports that the Subaru 086A STi Version will use the EJ25 2.5L engine which [...]

Mark your calendars! Toyota has announced that the Toyota FT-86 Concept will be unveiled at the Toyota Metapolis site on October 23, 2009, a day before the general public viewing dates start at the Tokyo Motor Show! For those of you not familiar, Toyota Metapolis is a virtual city created by Toyota for visitors to [...]

Fans of the new FT-86 have been abuzz discussing the physical aspects of the car.  Toyota has chosen to market the car as a successor to the legendary AE-86, which was known for its agility and nimbleness.  Naturally, any car that is being tauted as being related to the AE-86 needs to be agile and [...]