Toyota FT-86 II Concept Video: First Look at Toyota’s Bold New Sports Car


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When Toyota first debuted the FT-86 Concept it came as a shock. Toyota, a company known more for building reliable appliances than cars enthusiasts can stand behind, had done an about-face; and at just the right time.

With recall woes everywhere, Toyota had plenty of buyers, but few true fans, leaving no one to run to the rescue when things got ugly.

The FT-86 is a car designed to change all that and one that is posed to be the sort of automobile you’ll tell your kids you once owned. A true rear-drive sports car, Toyota has already touted its handling, thanks in part to a Subaru-sourced Boxer 4-cylinder that sits low in the chassis to deliver an impressive center of gravity.

No real details are yet available, but Toyota has said this more aggressive design (and here we thought they were going to get more subtle) is closer to what the production car will look like. Watch the video for more, browse through the gallery below and give us your thoughts. Is Toyota heading in the right direction with this new design? Or was the original FT-86 better?

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 II Concept