Tokyo 2009 Preview: Toyota FT-86 Concept

Andrew Hopkins

At the Tokyo Motor Show, from the 24th October until the 4th November, Toyota are showing a sports car design, which should close a gap in their model range. The Toyota FT-86 Concept is a rear-wheel drive 2+2. A classic coupé, it has a lovely long bonnet and low-slung cabin. Evil-looking headlights and a big radiator grille exude prestige and performance. Power is courtesy of a 2.0L Subaru flat-four engine, said to produce 200bhp. A production version of the sports car could be with us by the end of 2011.