Toyota 86 Video – First Look: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Share this Article
Years of anticipation have all lead to the debut of Toyota‘s new compact sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show today. Referred to by many different concept names, at its word premiere company CEO Akio Toyoda called it, simply, the 86. Powered by a direct-injection 1.6-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine it makes around 200-hp and when… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 Revealed as FT-86 Production Model [BREAKING]

1
Toyota GT 86 Revealed as FT-86 Production Model [BREAKING]
Share this Article
It’s been two years since Toyota first revealed the FT-86 concept, and after numerous leaks, and even more concept teasers, the production version of the most highly anticipated car in years has been revealed. The very first photos of the production model also come with an announcement of the car’s name: the GT 86. Revealed… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Teased in New Promo Video: Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Share this Article
In a week’s time at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will unveil what might just be the most important car it will launch in decades. Sure the Camry makes the Japanese automaker plenty of cash and the Prius points to the future of the automobile, but if Toyota is going to succeed it needs an… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Engine Bay Revealed, Two Manual Gearboxes Available

Toyota FT-86 Engine Bay Revealed, Two Manual Gearboxes Available
Share this Article
More and more news and info on the Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) continues to slip out ahead of its upcoming debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, and rather than spoil all the fun, it’s continuing to build anticipation. Along with new details revealed by Spanish car magazine Autopista (one of a select few outlets allowed… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Specs Leaked!

3
Scion FR-S Specs Leaked!
Share this Article
In addition there’s also reportedly a “Customize Grade” variant with a very basic interior, unpainted bumpers and steel 16-inch wheels, though, as with other Japanese performance cars in the past, this one is likely aimed at JDM racers and motorsports enthusiasts, which means it probably won’t be showing up in Scion showrooms anytime soon. Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Leaked Again: New Photos Slip Out Ahead of Tokyo Auto Show Debut

1
Toyota FT-86 Leaked Again: New Photos Slip Out Ahead of Tokyo Auto Show Debut
Share this Article
  Just a day after the first leaked photos of the Toyota FT-86, numerous other pictures of the highly-anticipated sports car have hit the net. Even juicier than the last time, these pics appear to be of the official production car, and not of the Modellista version. Staying true to the design of the original… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 “Trounces” Mazda MX-5 in the Fun Department: Report

3
Toyota FT-86 “Trounces” Mazda MX-5 in the Fun Department: Report
Share this Article
With photos leaking yesterday, today comes news of what the Toyota FT-86 is like to drive. But first, the specs. According to one of the journos at CAR Magazine, who had some seat time in the affordable sports car, look for the 2.0-liter to boxer 4-cylinder to develop around 200-hp and 170 lb-ft of torque…. Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Revealed in Leaked Brochure

2
Toyota FT-86 Revealed in Leaked Brochure
Share this Article
Dying to know what the production Toyota FT-86 will look like? Here’s the closest look yet. These scanned images are from a Modellista brochure; Modellista being an in-house tuning arm of Toyota. That said, it’s not the production version that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, but a modified version of the car,… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Roadster Under Consideration

Subaru BRZ Roadster Under Consideration
Share this Article
It usually only take a few days after the launch of a new sports car for rumors to begin swirling about a convertible version. But why wait until then? It’s not set to debut until the Tokyo Auto Show in late November, but already one report has indicated that the Subaru BRZ may get a… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86: There’s Even an App for That

Share this Article
Fanboys have been waiting for its arrival almost as long as Christians have been waiting for the second coming and now, lovers of Toyota‘s FT-86 sports car have a new way of passing the time until it arrives. Proving that there really is an App for everything, Toyota has just launched the “FT-86 World Report”… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Target Weight Rumored at Under 2,500 lbs

Toyota FT-86 Target Weight Rumored at Under 2,500 lbs
Share this Article
Toyota is preparing to launch its much-hyped FT-86 sports car at the Tokyo Auto Show in just over a month’s time and new details may, or may not, be trickling out. While big horsepower numbers sell sports cars, the FT-86 has continuously been billed as a machine for purists, offering performance through the Colin Chapmin… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Production Version Won’t Look Like the Concepts

2
Toyota FT-86 Production Version Won’t Look Like the Concepts
Share this Article
When the production versions of the Toyota FT-86 and Subaru BRZ sports coupes are unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show neither could look anything like the concept cars we’ve been shown. That’s because according to one report both automakers have sworn to not reveal a single panel of production sheetmetal until the official debut…. Continue Reading...

2013 Subaru BRZ to Bow at LA Auto Show

2
2013 Subaru BRZ to Bow at LA Auto Show
Share this Article
The Subaru version of Toyota’s FT-86 sports car has been overshadowed for its entire pre-existence with the big T showing sexy concepts at international auto shows while Subie was left with displaying significantly less-sexy bits like the chassis and engine. That, however, will change at the LA Auto Show, where Subaru is tipped to reveal… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 II Concept Video: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show [video]

Share this Article
There might not be much new about Toyota‘s FT-86 II Concept, but with the hype continuing to build around the production model it’s worth another look. After first debuting at the Geneva Auto Show back in March, it has received a new paint job and (we spied) some Brembo brakes! Get more Toyota FT-86 news… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 II Concept: Same Look, New Color, Brembo Brakes [2011 Frankfurt Auto Show]

1
Toyota FT-86 II Concept: Same Look, New Color, Brembo Brakes [2011 Frankfurt Auto Show]
Share this Article
Toyota promised a “lighter, faster and sportier” FT-86 II Concept would debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Is that true? Maybe. No one at Toyota was talking about it so it’s hard to say. Instead the brand’s press conference focused on its continued push of hybrid technologies. What we can tell you (and what you… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Photo: Subie’s Rear-Drive Sports Coupe Rendered into Reality

4
Subaru BRZ Photo: Subie’s Rear-Drive Sports Coupe Rendered into Reality
Share this Article
In two weeks time Subaru will give us the best look yet at its upcoming BRZ at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Rather than any sort of reveal, however, the “Subaru BRZ Prologue – Boxer Sports Car Architecture II” is expected to be yet another look at the car’s underlying platform and engine. The final unveiling… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Chief Engineer Speaks on the Anti GT-R

16
Toyota FT-86 Chief Engineer Speaks on the Anti GT-R
Share this Article
There’s no denying that the Nissan GT-R is an incredible performance machine, and considering what it’s capable of, an even better bargain. Still, it’s been criticized by many for being overburdened by electronics, for replacing driving feel with technology. In fact it’s so technologically impressive that it can make even the most inexperienced driver look… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Revealed as Name of Subie’s Toyota FT-86

1
Subaru BRZ Revealed as Name of Subie’s Toyota FT-86
Share this Article
Subaru has announced its name for the joint sports car project developed with Toyota, dubbing the rear-drive coupe the BRZ. The news comes in a release by the Japanese automaker, announcing it will show a second rendition of the Boxer Sports Car Architecture, cumbersomely named “Subaru BRZ Prologue – Boxer Sports Car Architecture II” at… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Crashes the Party at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

9
Scion FR-S Crashes the Party at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Share this Article
A Scion is about the last car you’d expect to see at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the FR-S concept has a design worthy of a six-, or even a seven-figure price tag. Set to be unveiled as a Toyota model at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year, the production FR-S is… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 II Concept Finally Debuts In Japan

9
Toyota FT-86 II Concept Finally Debuts In Japan
Share this Article
At a day dedicated to honoring the infamous Hachiroku in Japan, old generation AE86s stood by as Toyota‘s FT-86 II Concept finally made its Japanese debut at the Fuji 86 Style event. The Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya, was on hand to give his take on Toyota’s second FT-86 concept car as well as sharing his… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S): Exciting New Details

16
Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S): Exciting New Details
Share this Article
As the official launch of the Toyota FT-86 approaches this Fall, details about the final production version of what is easily the most highly anticipated car of the year are starting to slip out. The details come from Moto Miwa, the founder of Club4AG, a site dedicated to the AE86 (the car that inspired the… Continue Reading...

Subaru FT-86 Variant Won’t Get a Turbo: Report

Subaru FT-86 Variant Won’t Get a Turbo: Report
Share this Article
Subaru’s version of the Toyota FT-86 front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe will finally debut at this December’s Tokyo Auto Show. Toyota will sell its version as a Scion in the U.S. As for the Subaru model, well, according to the latest reports, there won’t be a powerful, turbocharged STI version. Subaru has planned to produce… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S Spied Sans Wing [Video]

Share this Article
Spied last week sporting a rather suitable-looking Supra-esque spoiler, the Toyota FT-86/Scion FR-S has been nabbed again, this time without the Fast & Furious flare. Believed to be in the final stages of development, the FT-86 is powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru-sourced Boxer engine mated to a Toyota direct-injection system and is believed to make… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S Spied Testing With Supra-Esque Spoiler [Video]

Share this Article
The highly anticipated Toyota FT86/ Scion FR-S rear-wheel drive sports coupe has been a hot item in the car world since the first concept debuted at the Toyko Auto Show two years ago. Information has been sparse and while Toyota has showcased several concepts, a realistic idea of what the small sports car will look… Continue Reading...
Previous