follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook. Interested in the FT-1? Check out FT1Club
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 > Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum

Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum The place to start for the Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 | GT86


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
zoomzoomers
Senior Member
 
zoomzoomers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 2013 Subaru SWP BRZ Limited 6AT
Location: Darkside
Posts: 1,864
Thanks: 526
Thanked 304 Times in 206 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Exclamation FT-86 Concept becomes Toyota 86 reality as new sports car is unveiled


Just thought I'd post this as I just saw it online. BTW, this is my 1st post and have learned a lot from this forum and it's members. Thanks.

FT-86 Concept becomes GT 86 reality as new Toyota sports car is unveiled

November 27th, 2011 Grant Wilson

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the next Toyota sports car ever since we saw the FT-86 concept, and we know you have too. The original concept was unveiled towards the end of 2009, and was followed by the mean-looking FT-86 II concept at the 2011 Geneva motor show.
But now the wait is over. Making its world debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, we are thrilled to introduce you to Toyota’s new sports car: the GT 86.
The GT 86 has been conceived as an entirely driver-focused machine, designed to deliver the core qualities of the classic sports car experience. That means precise, instant response to the smallest throttle and steering inputs and the kind of performance that appeals to those for whom driving is a passion, not a necessity.
The GT 86 is built on a new platform, with a highly aerodynamic bodyshell stretched tight over the car’s mechanical elements. Rather than fitting a heavy, large capacity powertrain, Toyota has opted instead to go back to its sporting roots, installing a compact, front-mounted, free-revving petrol engine that drives the rear wheels.
The GT 86’s engine is the result of a joint Toyota and Subaru development programme that brings together their technical know-how and mutual passion for sports cars.
Toyota has added its D-4S injection technology to Subaru’s new, horizontally opposed, naturally aspirated 1,998cc four-cylinder boxer engine. This system features separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection, and a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, increasing power and torque across a wide range of engine speeds without sacrificing fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
This four-cylinder “boxer” unit generates 197bhp at 7,000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm at 6,600rpm, giving engaging performance. The powertrain is matched to the world’s most compact four-seat design to create a car that benefits from light weight, low inertia and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power-to-weight ratio. For the driver that means lively, accessible performance and dynamic character with minimal intrusion from electronic systems.

Power is distributed to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential to give the best possible grip in all driving conditions. The ABS and switchable vehicle stability control systems have been tuned specifically to deliver dynamic stability at the limit of the car’s performance envelope with minimal electronic intervention to help preserve the purity of the driving experience.
The design of the GT 86 successfully works within the technical constraints of achieving the most compact dimensions possible, a low centre of gravity and aerodynamic performance inspired by motorsport technology, while also displaying evocative, sweeping styling that recalls Toyota’s sports car heritage.
The lower grille’s “scorpion” look gives the GT 86 a more powerful appearance, with further sporting details including the model-specific 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, twin exhausts and the “86″ piston logo that denotes the car’s special powertrain configuration.

On board, the ergonomics and function of every element the driver interacts with have been scrutinised to make driving the car as natural, instinctive and rewarding as possible. For example, the steering wheel has a 365mm diameter, making it the smallest ever fitted to a Toyota, and it is trimmed in buckskin, developed from exhaustive feedback from test drivers on how to achieve the best steering performance and grip.
The three-meter instrument cluster is arranged around a large tachometer, its design benefiting from close attention to the positioning of the displays, markings and typeface. The result is the best possible visibility and readability. The driver-focus of the cockpit is further reinforced by the carbon-effect trim, all-black roof lining, red stitching on the upholstery, aviation-style rocker switches and lightweight, aluminum pedals.
The compact 2+2 model, one of the most keenly awaited new cars of the coming year, will go on sale in the UK in June 2012. Until then, visit our new


Enjoy!
Attached Images
             
zoomzoomers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
Dark
Elite Padawan
 
Dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: '15 WRX, 15 GLA250, and 2 feet
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 3,495
Thanks: 195
Thanked 246 Times in 157 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Holy crap, Official pictures? Best first post ever.

Love it, love it.
__________________
Dark
Dark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
R_E_L
He's got this.
 
R_E_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: E36 328i
Location: SoCal
Posts: 385
Thanks: 80
Thanked 82 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
haha a 1 letter name change for the official name. i guess they decided to reference the 2000gt after all
__________________
Don't worry, I'm certified... promise.
R_E_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
zoomzoomers
Senior Member
 
zoomzoomers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 2013 Subaru SWP BRZ Limited 6AT
Location: Darkside
Posts: 1,864
Thanks: 526
Thanked 304 Times in 206 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark View Post
Holy crap, Official pictures? Best first post ever.

Love it, love it.
Thanks! I'm glad I could post something of use. I think this or the BRZ will be my next car. I remember reading of this car a few years back but lost interest as news faded, but I'm totally back! I will be in the market for a new car May of '12 and I think this will have to be IT!
zoomzoomers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
Nerfie
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Drives: Yaris SR 1.8
Location: UK
Posts: 55
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Aww you beat me to it! By a whole minute!
Nerfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:21 PM   #6
Kazama
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: avensis d-cat 177hp wagon 2011
Location: norway
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nerfie View Post
Aww you beat me to it! By a whole minute!
lol have to be fast at this forum
Kazama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #7
Dark
Elite Padawan
 
Dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: '15 WRX, 15 GLA250, and 2 feet
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 3,495
Thanks: 195
Thanked 246 Times in 157 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
More pictures here.
http://www.toyota.co.uk/cgi-bin/toyo...T86II-showroom
__________________
Dark
Dark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #8
zoomzoomers
Senior Member
 
zoomzoomers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 2013 Subaru SWP BRZ Limited 6AT
Location: Darkside
Posts: 1,864
Thanks: 526
Thanked 304 Times in 206 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Now the wait for the NA version begins! I hope we don't get the shaft as usual and get the same version as the EU and Asian mkts.
zoomzoomers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
Dark
Elite Padawan
 
Dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: '15 WRX, 15 GLA250, and 2 feet
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 3,495
Thanks: 195
Thanked 246 Times in 157 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
How comes Toyota put "TOYOTA" badge on the lower left of trunk? It looks off that way.
__________________
Dark
Dark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:29 PM   #10
iff2mastamatt
Feeling Iffy?
 
iff2mastamatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Drives: it like I stole it
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,022
Thanks: 29
Thanked 23 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I'm loving these pics. If the Scion looks like this, TAKE MY MONEY!
iff2mastamatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
zoomzoomers
Senior Member
 
zoomzoomers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 2013 Subaru SWP BRZ Limited 6AT
Location: Darkside
Posts: 1,864
Thanks: 526
Thanked 304 Times in 206 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
1180kgs = 2,601 lbs!!! YES!!!

I hope LED DRL's will make it to the states.
zoomzoomers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #12
FREDUKE
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: A Bucket
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
!!!:happening:
FREDUKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:34 PM   #13
Fortunate Few
will photoshop for ft86
 
Fortunate Few's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Drives: 07 Mazda RX8
Location: Upland,CA
Posts: 281
Thanks: 10
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to Fortunate Few
Jizzed again!
Fortunate Few is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #14
old greg
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Drives: PSM GGA OMG
Location: FL
Posts: 1,312
Thanks: 10
Thanked 141 Times in 84 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoomzoomers View Post
1180kgs = 2,601 lbs
old greg is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
gt 86 forum, gt 86 forums, gt86 forum, gt86 forums, toyota gt 86, toyota gt 86 forum, toyota gt 86 forums, toyota gt 86 review, toyota gt-86 info, toyota gt-86 review, toyota gt-86 specs, toyota gt86, toyota gt86 forum, toyota gt86 forums, toyota gt86 info, toyota gt86 review, toyota gt86 specs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FT-86 Concept to be unveiled at Toyota Metapolis on 10/23 ahead of Tokyo Motor Show! Hachiroku Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 8 12-16-2011 12:19 AM
Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II To Debut At Nurburgring 24 vh_supra26 Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 42 07-27-2011 05:05 PM
Toyota UK: Behind the scenes shoot with the Toyota FT-86 II Sports Concept Hachiroku Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 48 04-05-2011 10:02 AM
Toyota FT-86 II Concept to be unveiled at Geneva!!! yera Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 266 02-20-2011 11:17 PM
Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept to reemerge - @ Australian International Motor Show Hachiroku Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 14 07-22-2010 07:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.