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2011-03-04 10:38

NEXT SPORTS CAR?: Toyota reveals its FT-86 II concept

Toyota showcased a near production-ready version of its keenly anticipated FT86 II compact performance coupe at the 2011 Geneva auto show.

It was designed as an answer to haters who have criticised the brand’s staid product portfolio in recent years and  FT86 and will feature a high-revving two-litre engine driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

Although most technical details of the new car are being still secret, industry analysts have been heartened (and mystified) by Toyota boasting of the FT86 being driven by a high-revving petrol engine – marketing jargon which would indicate the absence of forced induction, an oddity in current high-performance engine design.

In terms of execution, the FT86 is very much a contemporary Celica (or reincarnated 200GT, if you wish); a nimble rear-wheel drive sports car backed-up by Toyota’s legendary reliability and ease of use.

We may not know how much power it makes or how quick it will be but Toyota has released some GT5 animated footage of the FT89 and it does look mighty capable - at least digitally!


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