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 |  Feb 14 2011, 8:58 AM

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Toyota is preparing to showcase a second FT-86 Concept at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, but that car is likely to arrive as a Scion in North America. Previously reported to wear the FR-S badge, the fan site Toyotobaru is claiming a name change to FT-S after word from a recent Toyota executive meeting.

Pricing is expected to stay in the low $20,000 range, but the Subaru version of the car could reach as high as $40,000 thanks to a turbocharged STI variant with over 300-hp.  In standard Scion trim, it is now tipped to use Subaru’s 2.5-liter boxer engine and not the 2.0-liter as previously stated.

Set to debut at the NY Auto Show in April, several production versions of the car are reportedly being prepared at a select few California tuning shops including 5Zigen and Five Axis.

The involvement of these tuners suggests the NY Auto Show debut is more likely to be a concept, with the Toyota version of the car debuting in Tokyo at the end of the year.

[Source: Toyobaru]