Geneva motor show: Toyota FT-86 II



It is not often that a manufacturer facelifts a concept, but that is what Toyota has done with the FT-86, the long-awaited sports car that is being created with Subaru.

The latest version has moved the looks on slightly, but Toyota says that the final production version of the car will be shown at the Tokyo motor show in December.
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Styling has been tweaked and the bonnet raised in line with more stringent pedestrian impact regulations, but the FT-86 is almost there.

Production will begin next year and the car is expected to go on sale in the first half of 2012. There is no word on what the name of the production car will be, but a Toyota spokesman told Autoblog that "Celica would be the obvious one."

Such an iconic name would set the bar immediately high for the Toyota, but the company does say that the long, low bonnet and rear-set cabin are intended to pay homage to classic Toyota sports cars.

The FT-86 is a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive car with a boxer engine providing the power - there are no further details on the engine itself or what performance figures we might be able to expect from the FT-86, so it looks like we might have to wait until the Tokyo show.

Despite a long gestation, it seems things are beginning to look up for Toyota sports car enthusiasts.

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Subaru Impreza

Subaru Trezia

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Audi A3 concept car

Mitsubishi Concept Global Small Car

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Porsche Panamera hybrid

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

SEAT IBX crossover SUV concept car

Concept car Volkswagen Giugiaro

Volkswagen Bulli concept car

Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Antara

Vauxhall Antara

VW Tiguan

VW Tiguan

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA

Alfa Romeo 4C GTA

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford Vertrek concept

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Honda EV Concept

Honda EV Concept

Infiniti ETHEREA

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Lexus LFA Nürburgring

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Nissan ESFLOW Concept

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Porsche 911 Black Edition

Porsche 911 Black Edition

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

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Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

Toyota Prius+

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Smart Speedster Concept

Kia Picanto

Kia Rio

Subaru BOXER Concept

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

Audi A3 Concept

Audi A3 Concept

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Audi A6 saloon

Audi A6 saloon

Audi RS3

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