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 |  Jun 25 2014, 7:50 AM


When these spy photos hit our inbox, we were skeptical right away. 

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 |  Jun 23 2014, 12:02 PM



The opportunity for Toyota to lay with better bedfellows might mean and early death for Subaru’s BRZ sports car.

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 8:44 PM

scion fr-s convertible

Given how popular the Scion FR-S is with the automotive media, including ourselves, it might come as a surprise that sales of the sports car aren’t exactly impressive.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 5:03 PM

86s Invade Tokyo Auto Salon


If you thought the hype in Japan around the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ would die any time soon, think again. This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon continued to be packed with both makes, as the Japanese aftermarket continues to embrace the platform.

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 |  Aug 09 2013, 8:32 AM


Scion product sales are struggling across the board… with one exception.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 2:32 PM


A year after launching its GT86 sports car, Toyota will return to the Goodwood Festival of speed with a race-bred version of its wildly popular coupe.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 11:35 AM

An open-top FR-S is finally here, although right now, the Toyota FT-86 Open is still just a concept.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 7:22 AM

Giving us a preview of the Scion FR-S Convertible, Toyota has officially unveiled its FT-86 Open Concept today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 10:50 AM

The Toyota GT 86 (a.k.a. Scion FR-S) that’s managing to generate more buzz than an obnoxious night club hype man was just spotted topless in the sun. 

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 8:31 PM

With the recent success of the Toyota GT86 platform, it’s no surprise that the Japanese automaker wants to work quickly on its successor to the Supra.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 2:03 PM

It’s hardly a surprise that the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ are the star of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with all the aftermarket companies embracing the enthusiast platform with new products.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 12:40 PM

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, and we didn’t use Photoshop. That’s a real deal Toyota GT 86… sort of.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 9:46 AM

As if the Toyota GT 86 wasn’t stylish or sporty enough, the folks at Modellista decided to give the sports car a futuristic touch in order to make it more stylish and sporty.

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 |  Jan 10 2013, 9:39 PM

One of several GT 86 concepts unveiled by Toyota at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, it’s certainly not noteworthy because of its square eight-spoke rims.

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 |  Sep 12 2012, 11:08 AM

Toyota is trying to re-invent itself by bringing exciting cars to market, and to signify this change in strategy the Japanese brand has announced the new tagline, “Let’s Go Places.”

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 |  Aug 11 2012, 3:31 PM

This year, Toyota celebrated its 55 years of motorsport heritage by making a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the hybrid TS030 race car. The automaker is now hinting its future motorsports plan, releasing a video that highlights its storied history on the track.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 12:56 PM

“This is fun! I wish that Toyota could make cars like this again!” Keiichi Tsuchuya loves his classic AE86, which is why he is the perfect choice to show off the capabilities of the Scion FR-S in the latest video promoting the car. Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 28 2012, 5:32 PM

Toyota in-house tuner TRD will debut a special version of the GT-86 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 04 2012, 5:43 PM

Toyota is launching the GT 86 and Scion FR-S around the world and Indonesia’s release took place last Friday to the tune of a couple smoking tires.

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 |  Jun 01 2012, 6:15 PM

Scion insists that ‘driving is back’ and with it’s latest commercial of the FR-S, its hard to argue.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 01 2012, 2:45 PM

Toyota’s GT 86, called the Scion FR-S in North America, has been billed from the beginning as an affordable sports car engineered for enthusiasts, so makes sense that the company would offer a list of customization accessories to personalize the sport coupe.

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 |  May 17 2012, 6:15 PM

We were well aware that Gazoo Racing was working on a pair of Toyota GT 86 race cars and a Lexus LFA for the upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours race, and now Toyota Swiss Racing Team will be joining it with another pair.

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 |  May 17 2012, 7:31 AM

Ever since the Toyota GT 86 became official, sports car enthusiasts worldwide have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of either a turbocharged or supercharged variant.

And for now, Toyota won’t be offering a supercharged or turbocharged variants of its greatest new sports car, but Gazoo Racing has decided to build its own GT 86 using both forced induction technologies. The result is the Gazoo Racing Sport FR Concept, using a twincharger system that makes 320-hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and is most certainly a complete blast to drive.

Gazoo Racing has been partnering with Toyota for a few years now, and we should point out that its GT 86 twincharger is simply a concept for now. On the outside, a styling package gives the Toyota GT 86 a more aggressive and sportier profile while the parts maker also equipped it with its own brakes and suspension.

One can only hope that something like that makes it to market, even in limited quantities. The interesting thought is whether Toyota will take note of what Gazoo Racing has done – or better yet, has been working with Gazoo Racing to determine the pros and cons of each method of forced induction. With how much fun the Scion FR-S already is, a twincharged version might just be perfection.

GALLERY: Gazoo Racing Sport FR Concept


 |  May 12 2012, 2:02 PM

Can’t get enough of the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S? Neither can we. The all-new sports car from the Japanese automaker is starting to make its way to America and it couldn’t be soon enough.

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