The Toyota GT86 or Scion FR-S as it’s known on our shores may just be the best new sports car in a generation, but it certainly won’t be the last of its kind. According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the FR-S is just the first of three planned sports cars by the world’s largest automaker.
Speaking to Top Gear in the Philippines, Tada not only confirmed that two more cars are coming, but let slip details about where they will fit in in the Toyota lineup.
Surprisingly, as impressive a performance bargain as the FR-S is, it will fill the middle slot in the brand’s new sports car lineup.
“The first is more mass-market and cheaper than the 86,” Tada said. And the third, well, it’s, “more upmarket than the 86.”
Early rumors of the GT86/FR-S has the car positioned as vehicle priced right around $20,000. It’s thought that the rising value of the Japanese yen resulted in the higher eventual cost, though perhaps this even more budget-oriented sports car is yet to come.
Tada would not confirm is the higher performance model would be a successor to the Supra, though what we do know from previous comments is that its next-gen halo sports car for the brand won’t be a hybrid.