Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: G's Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota has recently announced its G Sports conversion car series that will be sold through Toyota-brand dealers in Japan throughout 2010. These G’s series vehicles are designed for owners interested in having a unique vehicle and several of them took center stage at Toyota’s booth at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon. We have heard plenty about Toyota’s FT-86 and the company’s G’s version stole the show. Dozens gathered around the car during exclusive media hours in order to see it up close and personal. Plenty of carbon fiber accents can be seen on this extremely stylish and polished design, making this FT-86 Concept even more impressive than the original.

Along with the standard carbon fiber goodies, there’s a vented carbon fiber hood and a massive rear spoiler. We also noticed an aggressive new exhaust setup.

With this concept Toyota continues to build interest in the FT-86, which is believed will head to production shortly. The car is rumored to be powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru boxer engine with Toyota heads, delivering around 200-hp. Toyota is hoping this model will be a hit with enthusiasts, tuners and help get a younger demographic into its showrooms.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Driftmiester Driftmiester on Jan 20, 2010

    if you look and the picture with the low close up on the front bumper... you'll notice a intercooler! 200hp my butt with the g sport version.

  • ComatoseCulture ComatoseCulture on Jan 28, 2010

    200 hp out of the box is a very smart move. They could create an extremely capable platform to tune. IOW a good STARTING point. The cost will be much lower then a brand new z reflecting the power of course, but come now, you wouldn't buy a cheaper car and spend the rest of the money you would have spent on solid tires/fuel/track time? I would. And I'm not the only one. If you can afford one, buy your z. I'll be looking for the power to weight ratio and price on the new car and I doubt the toyota will be heaviest. And like he said ^ add boost or turn up the boost if the number is all that bothers you. Sure looks like an intercooler and plenty of direct air to it.