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Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Bound for Geneva Will Be Our Eventual Scion FR-S Roadster

By Jacob Brown | March 01, 2013
With just days to go before the Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota FT-86, one of the most highly anticipated concepts of the show, leaked out, exposing the concept version of what will be our Scion FR-S. Overseas, the Scion FR-S is called the Toyota GT86, harking back to the rear-wheel-drive Toyota Corolla AE86 that's become a cult icon in the automotive sport of drifting. The FT-86--"Future Toyota"--is a foreshadowing of the roadster version that's bound to show up within the next year, competing with the Ford Mustang convertible as well as the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Using the same 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter flat-4 as the Scion FR-S, the Toyota FT-86 Open concept also has the available automatic transmission and an interior decked out in much higher-quality materials than what come in the standard car, including perforated white leather seats, a contrasting mustard yellow carpet, leather on the dashboard, and a cell phone holder built into the center console. It's evident that Toyota isn't anticipating this car to be the track toy the hardtop Scion FR-S is. Toyota's engineers say that the FR-S was designed to be weight-neutral from the onset, meaning that they don't expect too much of a penalty over the coupe's 2,800 pounds when the roadster hits production. And they don't expect the 50:50 front to rear weight distribution to change that much, either. We'll get more details about the Toyota FT-86 Open concept next week when it's officially unveiled in Geneva. Until then, feast your eyes on these prematurely released pictures of the new open-top sports car. Source: Toyota
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Three Quarter
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Interior Detail
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Interior High
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Interior
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Overhead
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Profile
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Rear Motion 2
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Rear Motion
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Rear Seats
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Rear Three Quarter 2
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Rear Three Quarter Motion
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Seats
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Side
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Steering Wheel
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Above Rear Motion
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Center Stack
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Dashboard
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Driver Side Interior
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Motion 2
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Motion
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Three Quarter Motion 2
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Three Quarter Motion 3
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Three Quarter Motion
 
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