Today at the New York Auto Show, Scion unveiled their FR-S Concept. Harking back to Toyota's days of small and affordable sports cars, the FR-S is powered by a flat-four, 2.0 liter boxer engine that powers the rear wheels. Not only do they keep with the tradition of everyone's favorite front engine/rear wheel drive configuration, but they are also offering a six-speed manual transmission as well as a limited slip differential. And for those of you who swear you are Formula 1 drivers, you can have the flappy paddles that come along with the six-speed automatic. With all of this "go", Scion didn't forget about "show." The FR-S flaunts a pretty aggressive stance and sharp lines. Read more...
March 1, 2011. Today on the first of the month, nothing is more important, not even the crazy things that Charlie Sheen has been doing lately, than the latest FT-86 concept. Barely wiping the sleep out of my eyes, I unveiled the FT-86, in my virtual showroom on my laptop scrolling ever so slowly through to page so to remind myself that THIS-IS-REAL… that I am not dreaming, nor am I as high as Charlie Sheen. Read more...
I really gotta give major props to Taro and the GT Channel crew! This is the very first video I’ve ever seen that shows the details of the G’s Toyota FT86 G Sports Concept that debuted at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. I was pretty sad that I wasn’t able to make it at first, because when I searched the web, I saw a cornucopia of wack photos of the car (you may laugh at my usage of the word cornucopia, but hey, it’s better than saying a sh!t ton of wack photos)… but this video actually does the car justice.
We can finally see the details, all close and personal! Domo arigatou gozaimashita to the GT Channel crew for giving us the inside look, and posting up the video so quickly! Otsukare sama deshita! Great job.
What I want to know now is… how many AE86ers will be lining up at the Toyota dealerships to buy an FT86 now?
Me personally, I’m not too stoked on the fact that it’ll be coming out with a Subaru boxer engine in it… I wish it had a high revving engine with a Toyota/Yamaha twincam G head, to keep it true to the feel of a real AE86… Either way, I can’t wait to test drive one to see if it really feels like one of the AE86s in my collection or if it just feels like some sort of FR WRX. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Please voice your opinion on the FT86… I’m curious to see what our readers think!
Ohhhh what! Guess what I just found? (Thanks to Ryan Bacsafra, who posted this Japanese Car@Nifty link up on Facebook.) This is a really good simulation video, featuring the FT86 and AE86 driving together. Enjoy!
There's no doubt that every single hachiroku lover in the world has been eagerly anticipating news, photos, and information on the new front engine, rear wheel drive Toyota FT86, which is rumored to be a joint project between Toyota and Subaru. Thanks to friends at Hachiroku.com.au and The Motor Report, Motor Mavens is proud to show these sneak peeks at the new generation hachiroku concept.
While it certainly doesn't look like it shares much of its looks with Toyota's original AE86 design, which was sold in the USA from 1984-1987, the new FT86 concept sure looks intriguing. The front/headlights sort of look ISF-ish to me, while the hood reminds me of a Toyota MR Spyder, the side windows look like an R35 GTR, and the rear C pillar reminds me of a Scion TC. Read more...