Dubbed the FT-86 II, the new concept is based on the original FT-86 from 2009 and looks a lot more like a production model. Toyota admits that it is the strongest indication yet of how the production model will look and that it has clearly been inspired by Toyota’s sports cars of the past, such as the legendary 2000 GT of the 1960s.
The concept was penned at Toyota’s European design studio (ED2) and features a long, low bonnet, high wings and a rear-set cabin. It measures 4,235 mm in length, 1,795 mm across and sits 1,270 mm high. Its wheelbase is 2,570 mm in length.
2009 Toyota FT-86 ConceptEnlarge Photo
Subaru is also thought to be working on a turbocharged "STI" version of the car, but no word of a similar high-performance variant has come from Toyota.
We should receive more info on the car’s mechanicals as Subaru is set to preview its new rear-wheel drive chassis and powertrain combo at the same Geneva event.