Sunday October 11, 2009 11:03
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 nimble in its own right. One can then see why physical dimensions and weight of the FT-86 matters so much to its fans. Unfortunately, Toyota has not yet released the weight of the FT-86 concept, but a helpful member of our forum has put together this comparison of the FT-86′s physical dimensions compared to potential competitor cars, such as the Genesis Coupe, Civic coupe, S2000, and Scion tC.
Length: 163.78 inches / Width: 69.29 inches / Height: 48.19 inches / Wheelbase: 101.18 inches
Length: 182.3 inches / Width: 73.4 inches / Height: 54.5 / Wheelbase: 111 inches
Length: 175.5 inches / Width: 68.9 inches / Height: 55 inches / Wheelbase: 104.3 inches
Scion tC coupe:
Length: 174 inches / Width: 69.1 inches / Height: 55.7 inches / Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Length: 162.7 inches / Width: 68.9 inches / Height: 50 inches / Wheelbase: 94.5 inches
The FT-86 is practically smaller in all dimensions, which hopefully signals Toyota’s recognition that for the FT86 to be a successful successor to the AE86, its handling and feel must be at the top of the list of the car’s strengths and appeal.