Toyota finally revealed their new sport coupe which has been developed in a joint project with Subaru. The car had been confirmed some years ago, but only now it’s ready to be shown as a concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show from October 24 to November 4. It’s called the FT-86 or “hachi roku” in Japanese and it’s a RWD vehicle.
Now you are thinking, it’s a Toyota and it’s a concept so it gotta be a hybrid or something! But no! Under the bonnet of FT-86 is where Subaru comes to the game with its 2.0 liter flat-four naturally-aspirated gasoline engine. It is also equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and ADVICS brakes, whatever that is!
Toyota is actually very good at making compact sports cars, remember the Celica or MR2, and this car too looks very promising. And it is very compact as well, it is 4,160mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,260mm high with a wheelbase of 2,570mm. The only criticism here should be the Subaru part, the engine, which seems a bit underpowered for a sporty coupe.