So far, we've already seen three versions of the Toyota/Subaru team-up sports car. Or maybe more like two and a half. Toyota showed the original FT-86 at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Last month in Geneva, it followed up with an updated version dubbed the FT-86 II. At the same time, Subaru showed a preview of its own sports car, which was but a skeletal sculpture showing how it plans to integrate its boxer engine into a rear-wheel-drive system.
Before April's out we'll have one more FT-86. The sports car will be branded as a Scion here in the United States, and the company will show a concept version at the New York Auto Show next week. It released a teaser video this week in anticipation of the event.
Thanks to thick, dark shadows, we really can't see much of Scion's FT-86, but from the basic shape, it doesn't appear to vary that much from Toyota's Geneva concept. The curves and lines look like they're all in the same places. One subtle difference: Scion's version looks like a dark red versus the black coat of the Toyota FT-86 II.
The Scion presumably shares the 2.0-liter boxer engine and six-speed manual with its Toyota sibling. Rumor has it that it may be named "FR-S" in production.
Scion will pull the concept out of the shadows on April 20 at 1:40 p.m. ET. If you don't plan to be in New York, but would still like to get an early taste of this concept, you can watch the live unveil at www.sciondimension.com.