More leaked shots of Toyota FT-86
You'll note that the headlights are now devoid of the LED detailing seen in the previous shots, and the strangely shaped roof fin is also gone.
ORIGINAL: Though it isn’t scheduled to be officially revealed until the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in a month's time, alleged images of the production version of the Toyota FT-86 rear-wheel drive sports car have now surfaced online.
The leaked images reveal a design very similar to the one previewed on the myriad of FT-86 concept cars shown over the years, though there are some clear differences.
While the front of the car appears to have kept its gaping mouth look, the production version’s headlights aren’t as aggressive, while the side profile looks a lot smoother.
At the rear is where the biggest changes are apparent, with a new tail-lamp design, as well as a slightly milder diffuser and more conservative bootlid. Overall, however, the car still appears very aggressive and performance oriented.
As for the interior, we can clearly see a short throw shifter for the standard six-speed manual transmission, as well as a large, centrally mounted tacho, and racy bucket seats. There also appears to metal foot pedals though it’s unclear yet as to whether these will be standard features or options.
Importantly, the name of Toyota’s new sports car isn’t revealed although we do know that the automaker’s accessories division Modellista will be developing some new parts for the Japanese domestic market.
No powertrain specs have been revealed, though we do know the car will be coming with a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with a horizontally opposed ‘boxer’ design and displacement of 2.0-liters. Direct injection technology should see around 200 horsepower liberated. The car is also expected to have the lowest center of gravity of any volume produced model--about 450 mm in fact.
For our complete coverage on the Toyota FT-86, and its Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ cousins, click here.
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