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

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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 a lot of sense, with “FR” standing for front-engine, rear-wheel drive, while the “S” presumably being used to indicate that this is in fact a sports car. Like the FT-86 Concept’s name, it’s also a throwback to the Corolla AE-86 that inspired it.

Get more info on the FT-86 (or should we say FR-S) at

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 Concept


Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • DRACHENV6 DRACHENV6 on Jun 17, 2010

    The FT-86 is a pretty car but it needs to be a different beast than what the latest rumors indicate. There are many of choices when it comes to sports cars and, as the underdog, Toyota cant afford to bank its reputation on something mediocre. IMHO. The FT-86 should be a direct competitor to the small civic hatchbacks with k20/k24 swaps to win over the performance minded demographic. Those cars are putting down 210-250whp NA, with a curb weight of 2100lbs. Heck, even the SRT-4 was 2500lbs. A LIGHTWEIGHT CHASIS is absolutely crucial if this car is going to be a success in terms of performance, handling, and even MPG. Power to weight ratio will make or break this car.

  • Mr WordPress Mr WordPress on Aug 06, 2010

    good car i hope it makes it to the uk and that i love aportcars wow