Toyota, Subaru FT-86 Variants to Bow at Tokyo Auto Show in December

Toyota, Subaru FT-86 Variants to Bow at Tokyo Auto Show in December
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Toyota will never stop developing mutations of its FT-86 sports car, which will be released sometime between now and the real Rapture. Maybe. But news from Japan indicates, finally, when we can see the officially official ultimate final production version: the Tokyo Motor Show, in December. Both Toyota and Subaru will launch versions of their… Continue Reading...

Toyota Unveils Street-Ready Scion FR-S… Soapbox Racer

Toyota Unveils Street-Ready Scion FR-S… Soapbox Racer
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After years of teasing us with concept car after tantalizing concept car, Toyota is finally set to unveil a street version of all those FR sports cars—but with one minor change: this one doesn’t have an engine. Yep, this is a custom downhill racer built for Red Bull’s Soapbox Derby, and unlike the cardboard-ramshackle boxes… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Vehicles of 2011

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Vehicles of 2011
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There’s no doubt that 2010 has been a monumentally important year for the auto industry and one worth looking back on. From the Toyota recall crisis, to the success stories at Hyundai and Ford, to the launch of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, there have been no end of major news stories in the… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86/FR-S Will be Badged as a Scion; Priced at $25,000

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Toyota FT-86/FR-S Will be Badged as a Scion; Priced at $25,000
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Toyota‘s FT-86 Concept will make it to market as a Scion in North America, likely sporting the name FR-S. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Toyota dealers were made aware of the decision by the corporate brass at a recent meeting in Las Vegas. The decision help build-up the Scion brand, with… Continue Reading...

Subaru FT-86 to Boast as Much as 260-Horsepower

Subaru FT-86 to Boast as Much as 260-Horsepower
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According to the latest reports out of Japan, Subaru‘s version of the Toyota FT-86 (FR-S) is still on track with plans to deliver a higher-powered version of the two-door coupe. Believed to be powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that powers the WRX STI it will make around 260-hp – a 60-hp jump over… Continue Reading...

Rear-Drive Scion Model Possible Says Youth Brand’s VP; Could be FT-86/FR-S

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Rear-Drive Scion Model Possible Says Youth Brand’s VP; Could be FT-86/FR-S
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Scion VP Jack Hollis has commented that a rear-drive model is a definitely possibility for the youth-oriented brand. In an interview with InsideLine, Hollis commented that a rear-drive car, “could absolutely work.” And if Scion were to go ahead with such a project then Hollis suggests an entry-level price at just over $20,000 – making… Continue Reading...

Toyota FR-S/FT-86 on Track for November 2011 Launch

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Toyota FR-S/FT-86 on Track for November 2011 Launch
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Toyota‘s FR-S/FT-86 sports car has not been delayed and is on track for a launch in November of next year. Rumors had suggested the entry-level sports car was delayed until 2013, but according to 7tune blogger Adam Zillin, who recently attended a Toyota event and spoke with G Sports Vehicle Management GM Dr. Shigeyuki Hori… Continue Reading...

Toyota FR-S: Official Name for the FT-86 Concept?

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Toyota FR-S: Official Name for the FT-86 Concept?
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The biggest question surrounding Toyota‘s awesome FT-86 concept isn’t if the car will make it to production, but what it will be called. That mystery may have just been solved, with word that Toyota Motor Corporation has just filed a trademark for the “FR-S” name in both the U.S. and Canada. The name certainly makes… Continue Reading...