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Old 02-09-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Thumbs up President/COO Toyota Motor Sales USA confirms FT-86 coming to North America market!

As featured on FT86club BLOG

Digg recently interiewed Jim Lentz, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales USA. In the interview, Mr. Lentz is asked "It has been years since Toyota had a sports car (Supra) available for sale in North America. Are there any plans to bring back the Supra or come out with a new affordable sports car?"

The answer Mr. Lentz provides is that the Supra will not be coming back (so we now know the FT-86 won't be called the "Supra"), but the FT-86 will be coming to market sometime in the near future (including in North America since the question was asked regarding the N. American market)!

You can see the clip here: http://www.ft86club.com/?p=112
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Nice to have confirmation. Wish we had more details..
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great find! Maybe someone can take this guy out to lunch and ask him more questions....like what engine options we'll have and when the final version will be shown.....
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Interesting but fast forward to around 14:40 unless you want to sit through 15 minutes of throttlegate apologies.
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Awesome news thanks for sharing!

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Nice to have confirmation. Wish we had more details..
Soon hopefully. The buzz over this car is too huge.
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i just double failed, work has too much security and my iphone cant play the video
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i just double failed, work has too much security and my iphone cant play the video
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He said eighty-six.....


How.....how dare he!
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He said eighty-six.....


How.....how dare he!
Even more outrageous, his lips said "eighty-six", but his eyes said "8th gen Celica"
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everytime i have an itch for new information, something comes out on this forum.. i love it.. its like my mind is being read
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ok.. so he told us NOTHING we don't already know. thanks.

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He said eighty-six.....


How.....how dare he!
You just getting mad he didn't call it a hachi-roku?


Edit: Oh yeah. Almost forgot to mention...

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You just getting mad he didn't call it a hachi-roku?
Or just say 8-6....some representative of Toyota he is!

It was a joke anyways, but it does bring up some pretty funny moments in the past.

Because people call it an eighty-six, I've had more than 1 conversation go this way:

Dude: You own a Corolla GT-S
Me: Yeah, (insert some other ramblings here)
Dude: What year is it?
Me: '85
Dude: Oh, so its not the AE eighty-six?
Me: /facepalm
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