Archive for October, 2011

Finding out this car’s official specs alone would have made this entire week, but why stop there The FR-S / FT-86 colors, instruments, and center console have now been revealed in these new images. The available colors listed in the official catalog are: Satin White Pearl Sterling Silver Metallic Dark Grey Metallic Crystal Black Silica [...]

Here it is folks official specs for the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ ahead of their debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month! These are from a Toyota training manual and show all the important physical, performance, and technical specs, as well as standard and optional factory equipment and options. We’ll have the full [...]

The reveal fun continues through the weekend. Here’s the best look yet at the FR-S / FT-86 / BRZ interior, featuring a partially revealed look at the dash and center console. Some things of note: – “86″ logo in the steering wheel insert – Carbon fiber trim on dash – Traction control is the third [...]

It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours filled with all sorts of AS1 (project code for FR-S, FT-86, and BRZ) goodies! First came the reveal of the Modellista version, which was followed up by the first drive reviews. And now we share with you the first ever look at the standard version of the FR-S / [...]

It appears that a press embargo on Toyota FT-86 prototype drive reviews has been lifted today. First it was CAR Magazine’s review, and now Autocar comes in with its own review. Autocar’s impressions are even more glowing than CAR Magazines. Among other positive things they have to say, they felt that it’s: “As much fun [...]

The first ever professional driving review of the Toyota FT-86 review is in, courtesy of CAR Magazine [review inside]. And although it’s simply a prototype mule they’ve driven, the feedback and experience is nevertheless telling. Our favorite parts of the review include: “The driving position is excellent.” “It’s great fun. There’s fantastic throttle response, quick, [...]

Are we looking at the production Toyota FT-86 design in these images from a scanned brochure? Seems so, considering these images are from a Modellista brochure. Modellista is Toyota’s in-house tuning arm which develops aero kits and other add-on goodies. The brochure mentions no technical details of the production car, but shows plenty of the [...]

Here’s some new extended video footage of the Toyota FT-86 racing in the recent VLN race at the Nurburgring. The FT-86′s sounds are mostly drowned out by other louder competitors, but there are some great shots of the engine bay. Check out the VIDEO INSIDE.

The Toyota FT-86 finished a respectable 3rd in the SP3 class at the VLN race at the Nurburgring this Saturday. HERE is some great coverage provided by one of our members, Michel, live from the race.

A race prepped Toyota FT-86 prototype will race in the VLN Endurance Race this weekend at the Nurburgring and we bring you the first photos of it! If you remember, Toyota did the same thing with the Lexus LF-A prior to its launch. Tomorrow afternoon is the qualification. We’ll try to bring you photos from [...]