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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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 |  May 05 2014, 7:02 AM


Rumors of the Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86) family growing are back on the table.

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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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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:01 AM


Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has fielded plenty of Toyota GT86s in different racing series around the world and now they’ve taken what they’ve learned and applied it to the street.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:05 AM


How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 4:45 PM


It comes as no surprise to hear that Toyota is working to generate more power for its popular 86 model, known as the Scion FR-S in America. The latest report does, however, contradict past rumors of a turbocharged engine, instead pointing towards something larger under the hood.

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 |  Mar 28 2013, 9:29 AM


The 2013 World Car of the Year was just announced at the New York International Auto Show this morning. Rising up against some stiff competition, Volkswagen’s versatile Golf drove away with the prestigious award.

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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 28 2013, 7:11 PM

Leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the Toyota GT 86 Open Concept, a convertible variant of the North American Scion FR-S. Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 15 2013, 3:08 PM

After the launch of the Scion FR-S, what direction is Toyota headed when it comes to sports cars? In a sit-down interview today at the Detroit Auto Show, company Senior Vice President Bob Carter gave a big hint, even using the word “Supra.”

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 |  Jan 12 2013, 1:01 PM

10. Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ

Like the 2012 SEMA Show in America, the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was packed with Toyota and Subaru’s latest sports car. But that’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of other attractions on the Makuhari Messe Convention Center show floor. 

Coming in 10th on our list of Top 10 Cars of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon is the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ. Perhaps what the CR-Z should have been from the factory, minus the rear spoiler, the Mugen RZ is a supercharged hybrid powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder with 153 hp. Five-away adjustable coilovers give the CR-Z the sporty handling it deserves, while the body styling gives the CR-Z a much more attractive design. Too bad Mugen is only planning on selling 300 of them.

 |  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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 |  Dec 29 2012, 9:01 AM

Not to be outdone by Subaru, Toyota will be heading to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon with several of its own custom FR-S models, with five of the 10 booth cars confirmed to be of the 86 variety.

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 |  Nov 14 2012, 2:38 PM

A commercial for the Toyota GT 86 that shows a man escaping from police has been banned in the UK for condoning reckless and dangerous driving. 

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 |  Nov 10 2012, 12:13 PM

Back in December, we reported that Toyota was considering two more sports cars to go along with its hugely successful GT 86 (Scion FR-S), and now we can confirm that the Japanese automaker will be creating a successor to the Supra as quickly as it can.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 9:03 AM

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.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 11:58 AM

First generation cars tend to have some teething issues, and Scion‘s latest baby, the FR-S is not without it’s quirks. Owners of the FR-S can breathe a little easier thanks to a new technical service bulletin (TSB) that resolves an annoying noise emitted by the car.

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 |  Jul 12 2012, 7:15 PM

Toyota is embracing its GT 86 model in many different ways worldwide, one of which is launching its own drifting team in the United Arab Emirates.

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