In a 東京新聞 (Tokyo Newspaper) interview with the President of Fuji Heavy Industries Mori Ikuo, it has been revealed that the Subaru FT-86 version (internal codename: 216a) will be presented at the end of 2011 (in December). The Toyota FT-86 is also expected to launch concurrently.

The interview also reveals that testing, as well as the body of the car have been almost completed, and tests are been carried out at the moment in order to fine tune the car for foreign markets. More info HERE.

Thursday December 23, 2010 11:48

The upcoming FT-86 has always been speculated with a Boxer engine, but Car and Driver has now uncovered even more proof — this logo for the Toyota FT-86 version.

The logo shows a cross section of a boxer engine, featuring one horizontally opposed piston on each side and a number 86 inserted in the center where the crankshaft would be. It also gives an indication that Toyota is planning to use “86″ in the production car’s name in some capacity. [DISCUSSIONS HERE]

Wednesday December 15, 2010 14:12

With the dearth of Toyota FT-86 and the Subaru version (internally dubbed 216a) information lately, many of us are passing the time by oggling continued renderings of potential looks for the highly anticipated models from both companies. Auto Express has posted its latest rendering of the Subaru 216A by combining the FT-86 with the Impreza Concept.

According to Road and Track, the next generation Lexus IS due in 2014 will be based on a stretched FT-86 platform. As a result, the next gen IS will perform (and likely look) sportier than the current model. As for engines, the IS will continue to be powered by 4, 6 and 8 cylinder motors, unlike the FT-86 which is expected to be powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder and/or a 3.6-liter flat-6. Discussions INSIDE.

In anticipation of Gran Turismo 5′s release, Randolph Ramsay, Dan Chiappini, and Derek Fung talk a bit about the Toyota FT-86 G concept car and then take it for a few virtual laps on the Nurburgring track in Gran Turismo 5 at the Sydney Motor Show.


Subaru will be unveiling a new concept car at the LA Autoshow in just a bit over two weeks [Press Release].

By Subaru’s description, this concept car appears to have “green” aspirations, which makes it seem likely that it is Subaru’s version of the FT-86. However, as our users are speculating, could Subaru’s version of the FT-86 possibly have gone hybrid? There were unsubstantiated rumors in the past that the project had been delayed to work on a hybrid option. We shall see in two weeks! Discussions HERE.

Toyota has uncovered the FT-86 G-Sports concept car at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show currently underway in Sydney [Photos]. The FT86G is powered by a turbocharged boxer 4 with a 6-speed Toyota transmission. Although this beautiful concept FT-86 has been photographed before, these are the first undercar photos (showing a mostly covered undercarriage for aerodynamic purposes).

Saturday October 9, 2010 16:16

I was on hand last week at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and was able to capture some more undercarriage photos of the car. This is my second occassion seeing the FT-86 concept coupe in person and it was no less exciting or attractive this time. There simply were no other cars at the motor show which matched the FT-86′s size, sporty nature, and potential as a serious sports coupe in its intended price range. Enjoy the photos.