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 |  Aug 16 2012, 4:02 PM

Scion’s FR-S is known as the Toyota GT 86 in Europe, and in this animated commercial from the UK, an Orwellian world is portrayed where pixelated people do not get to feel alive, and the FR-S becomes their salvation.  Continue Reading…

 |  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…

 |  Oct 06 2009, 10:20 AM

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Until today, if someone asked you what the best looking Toyota from the past decade was, you’d have a tough time thinking something up. As of today, the answer is the FT-86 Concept, which is set to officially debut at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month.

The name FT-86 brings together Toyota’s past and future, with the “FT” coming from the FT-HS hybrid concept from a few years back, while the “86″ is donated from the AE-86, a small rear-drive, two-door Corolla-based sports car (called the Hachi-Roku), made famous by drifters.

Other than the design of the car (which is certainly impressive with plenty of Lexs LF-A inspired goodness), we don’t know a lot about the FT-86 concept yet.

What we do know is that it will be light weight, with “racecar-like handling” and be powered by a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine. While Toyota hasn’t said as much, this is most likely donated from the boxer-engine experts at Subaru – meaning that the FT-86 is the mysterious Toyobaru.

Toyota hasn’t said as much, but you can be certain this concept car is headed for production in the very near future.

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 Concept

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