Toyota may have a history in sports cars, but it’s not exactly the most impressive resume. So when the GT 86 (Scion FR-S) was announced and Toyota started explaining its heritage it was hard not to be a bit skeptical.
Seeing the GT 86 on stage next to the rear-drive hard-top 2000 GT, however, and there’s more than just a passing resemblance between the two. For the official debut of the GT 86 in Europe, Toyota has created an impressive display-within-a-display, with its new high profile sports car greeting guests to the Geneva Motor Show at one of the main entrances.
Toyota, for the record, also says inspiration for the GT 86 comes from the original AE 86, as well as the 2000GT’s predecessor, the Sports 800.
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